Silver Rupee of Birad Singh

01 Nov 2018  Thu

Kishangarh was the Princely State of India from 1611 to 1948 AD. It was founded by Jodhpur Prince Kishan Singh in the year 1609 AD. Before Kishan Singh, the state was ruled by Maharaja Samokhan Singh who was a relative of Kishan Singh’s family.

Birad Singh ruled the Kishangarh from 1781 to 1788 AD. Above Shown silver rupee is belong to his reign. This coin is issued in the name of the Mughal ruler Shah Alam II. The obverse face of a coin depicts the name and title of Shah Alam II ‘Sikka Mubarak Badshah Gazi Shah Alam’ with the Hijri Year 1197. The reverse side of the coin depicts Jhar as a mint mark with regnal year 24.

In the year 1818, the state came under the British rule and in the year 1949, the state merged into the state of Rajasthan.

Image Source: Classical Numismatic Gallery

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