Copper Paisa of Princely State Jaipur

18 Aug 2018  Sat

This copper Paisa was issued form the Princely State Jaipur in the name of Mughal Emperor Shah Alam II during the 47th year of his reign.

Jaipur was a Princely State in British India from 1128 to 1947 CE. It was ruled from the 12th century till India's independence by different rulers of different ages and was also known as Dhundhar, Kachwaha, Amber and Jaipur Kingdoms. Jaipur state was also ruled by Mughal Empire and later by the British Empire. The city of Jaipur was founded by Maharaja Jai Singh II in the year 1728.

All the coins which were struck in Jaipur before 1857 CE were struck in the name of Mughal Emperor. The date which was struck in this coin is the Hijri date with the regnal year. At the Beginning of 1857 CE coins were struck jointly in the name of and corresponding AD date of British sovereign with name and regnal year of Maharaja of Jaipur.

Image Courtesy: Oswal Antiques