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Silver quarter Rupee of Ibrahim Ali Khan

31 Jan 2019  Thu

The princely state of Malerkotla or Maler Kotla was under the political control of the Jalandhar Commissioner Division Punjab during the British rule. The Nawabs of Maler Kotla were of Afghan descent and originally held portions of trust in the Sirhind province under the Mughal emperors. As the empire sank into decay during the 18th century, the local chiefs gradually became independent.

Nawab Muhammad Ibrahim Ali Khan Bahadur ruled the state from 1871 to 1908 AD. During the reign he issued silver coins in the denomination of Rupee, half Rupee, and quarter Rupee. All these coins were issued from Maler Kotla mint.

The above shown quarter silver rupee is belongs to the reign of Ibrahim Ali Khan. This coin represents the distinct symbol of a flower, different from the one on the earlier coin, to the left of Su'ad on the reverse. This piece is listed at estimate price of INR12,000 to15,000 at Classical Numismatic Gallery.

Image Source: Classical Numismatic Gallery

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