Copper Dokdo of Junagadh

21 Apr 2018  Sat

Junagadh is a city situated in the western Indian states of Gujarat. It was a Princely State in british india and was ruled by the Muslim Babi or Babai dynasty. Muhammad Sher Khan Babi was the founder of Babi Dynasty.

The Junagadh State became a Mughal dependency during the rule of Mughal Emperor Akbar. Later on, the Mughal Empire started to collapse Babis got involved in a conflict with the Gaekwad dynasty of the Maratha Confederacy over the control of Gujarat.

This copper Dokdo, weighs around 5.8g, was issued by Mahabat Khan II in the 1878 CE. The obverse of this coin depicts a sword in the middle circle and the name of the king written in the margin. The reverse of this coin depicts Vikram Samvat date 1878 in the middle circle and name of the denomination in margin.

Image Courtesy: Todywalla Auction

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