Bakhtawar Singh of Alwar Princely State

2019-02-28 Thu

Alwar was a Princely State located in the state of Rajasthan during the British Raj in India. It was founded by the Mahraja Pratap Singh by pushing back the Jats of Bharatpur. He was a descendant of the family which had ruled Jaipur in the 14th century CE.

Bakhtawar Singh ruled the state from 1791 to 1815 AD. During the reign he issued silver coins in the denomination of Rupee from Rajgarh mint.

Depicted here is a silver Rupee issued during his reign. This coin was struck in the name of Muhammad Akbar II. The obverse of a coin depicted the Persian legend ‘Sikka Mubarak Badshah Gazi’. On the other hand, the reverse of a coin has legend ‘Zarb Rajgarh Sanah 5 Julus Mainamat Manus’.

Image Source: Classical Numismatic Gallery