Coin of Kirat Singh

27 Apr 2018  Fri

Kirat Singh was a first ruler of the Dholpur Princely State. He issued gold and silver coins in various denominations such as Mohur, Nazarana Rupee, and Rupee from Gohad and Dholpur mints. These coins were minted in the name of Muhammad Akbar.

The Dholpur mint was opened in 1804 by Ranas of Gohads and the coins struck there are known as ‘tamancha’ on account of the tamancha or pistol shown on them which was also the mark of the State.

The obverse flan depicts the Persian legend ‘Sikka Mubarak Sahib-e-Qiran Sani Muhammad Akbar Shah Badshah Gazi’ while the reverse of the coin is inscribed with the mint name, Julus formula and it depicts various mint marks such as Pistol and Parasol.

Image Source: Classical Numismatic Gallery

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