Coin of Bhim Sen

15 May 2018  Tue

Mewar is the region of south-central Rajasthan state in western India. The kingdom of Mewar was established around 530 CE. Chittorgarh, capital of Mewar was conquered by the Mughal Emperor Akbar in 1568 CE. Thereafter, it remained in the Mughal control for next 150 years. It had many glorious years of ruled by several dynasties of Mori, Guhilot and Sisodia. The rulers of Mewar used the title “Maharana”.

The mints of Mewar were situated at Chitor, Udaipur and Bhilwara. The Chitori rupee can be identified by its five strokes over the ‘h’ of ‘Badshah’. The Udaigiri coin had additional strokes a ‘jhar’ and a star.

Bhim Singh was the Maharana of Mewar region who ruled the state from 1777 to 1828 AD. He issued only copper coins in the denomination of Paisa, Half Paisa, and 2 pies from Bhiwara, Chitor, Jawad, and Umarda mint. These coins represent the symbols such as a flag, trident, and Jhar.

Image Courtesy: Mintage World