Princely-State-Rajkot

Princely State Rajkot

08 Jul 2019  Mon

Princely State Rajkot was a part of Kathiawar Agency of the Bombay; the capital city, Rajkot was located in the Halar region of Kathiawar on the banks of Aji River. This state was founded by Thakur Sahib Vibhoji Ajoji Jadeja of the Rajput Jadeja clan in 1620. He was the grandson of Jam Shri Satarsal (Sataji) Vibhaji Jadeja of Nawanagar. The ruler of this family belongs to the Jadeja clan of Rajputs who ruled at Jamnagar (Nawanagar); it was also the home town of ‘Father of Nation’, Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi.

This state had played an important role in India’s independence struggle; Today; Rajkot is the 26th largest city of India and the 22nd fastest growing town in the world as per to City Mayor World’s statistics.

This silver mohur which weighs around 5.78g was issued by Dharmendrasinghji; The obverse of this coin depicts crest of the State and the reverse of this coin depicts rising sun over the ocean.

Image Courtesy: Todywalla Auction

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