Kutch is a district situated in the Indian state of Gujarat. It is surrounded by the Gulf of Kutch in South and the Arabian Sea in the west. The rulers of Kutch were Jareja Rajputs , they came from Thatta in Sind and conquered Kutch during the 15th Century CE.
In 1617 CE, Akbar conquered Gujarat sultanate, after Akbar’s death the Kutch ruler Rao Bharmal I visited Jahangir to maintain good relations with the Mughal Empire. This chance meeting made Kutch Independent throughout the Mughal Period.
This silver 5 Kori was issued by Rao Sri Pragmalji II, it’s estimated bid is for INR 25000-30000 in the upcoming Auction of Oswal taking place in Mumbai on 21st April 2018. The obverse of this coin depicts the image of ‘Trishul, Crescent and Katar’ and name of the denomination ‘Pach Kori with Vikram Samvat date 1921’ within the inner circle, inscription Maharajadhiraja Mirza Maharao Sri Pragmalji Bahadur Kutch Bhuj’ in the dotted outer circle. The reverse of this coin illustrates ‘Muazzama Queen Victoria Zarb Bhujnagar, and Hijri Year 1865’ in the inner circle; the outer circle is decorated with leaves motif. This is a very rare coin.
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