Indore Silver Mudra

18 Sep 2018  Tue

This silver presentation Mudra was issued by Tukoji Rao II form the Princely State Indore. Indore was the Princely State during the British rule in India. Today it is situated in the Indian States of Madhya Pradesh. It was ruled by the Holkar Dynasty.

The Holkars were one of the most popular royalties in the history of India. The Holkars belong to the Dangar clan of Maharashtra. The Holkar dynasty was established by Malhar Rao who worked under the Peshwa of Maratha in 1721 CE. Later on, he was promoted to the post of Subedar.

This silver presentation Mudra which weighs around 11.4g was issued during the Saka year 1780. This coin was sold for INR 50,000 in an auction of Todywalla which was held on 1st September 2018. The obverse of this coin is inscribed with the bust of a sun in the center with Devanagari legend ‘Sri Shankaracharya Ahlya Jayati’. The reverse of the coin is inscribed as 'Mudra' written in the center and Devanagari legend ‘Holkarendra Puravaraji Kautuka Saka 1780’ around.

Image Courtesy: Todywalla Auction

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