Durganpur was a Princely State during the British rule in India. This district was located in the north-western region of India, which became the part of Rajasthan in 1948 CE. Durganpur was founded by Samant Singh, the eldest son of Karan Singh in the year 1197 CE. They were the descendants of Bappa Rawal, the eight rulers of Guhilot Dynasty, and also the founder of Mewar dynasty. The chiefs of Dungarpur bore the title of Maharwal and are descended from Mahup. They consequently claimed that they belonged to an elder branch of the family which ruled Mewar.
Dungarpur came under the dominion of Mughal and Maratha Empire because the region of the Mahi river basin was bifurcated due to the death of Rawal Udai Singh. He was fighting along with Rana Sanga against Babur at the Battle of Khanwa in 1577 AD.
This gold Nazarana Mohur issued by Lakshman Singh was sold for INR 2,60,000 at Classical Numismatic Gallery Auction House. The weight of the coin is around 10.9. The obverse of the coin depicts legend ‘Rajya Durganpur’ inscribed in Devnagari script. The reverse of the coin is depicting ‘Katar’ in the centre with VS date 2000 above and tree branch at the bottom.
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