Lot 339

Jaipur State Madho Singh II "Nazarana" Silver Rupee Sawai Jaipur Mint

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Catalog Reference #
KM # 195
Metal Composition
Lot Grade/Condition
Very Fine
37.57 mm
11.08 gms
Nazarana Rupee
AH 1298-1341 / 1880-1922 AD

Jaipur State, Madho Singh II (AH 1298-1341, 1880-1922 AD), INO George VI, Nazarana Silver Rupee, 11.08 gms, 37.57 mm, Sawai Jaipur Mint, AD 1949, RY 3, Obverse reads. Zarb sawai jaipur, sanah ba ahd Shahenshah sultanat inglistan george shashtam, meaning Struck at Jaipur in the year 1949, by permission of King of Kings (His Majesty) of England, George the Sixth. Reverse reads. Maharajadhiraj Sawai Madho Singh ji, julus, manus, maimanat, Madho Singhji died in 1922, when the Princely States ultimately merged into the Indian Republic, in 1947, their official minting activities ceased. However the popular demand for nazarana coins for donations, marriages, etc. remained. That’s the reason that odd dates and wrong combinations (mismatched) of ruler names appear. The post 1949 issues were privately produced by sarafs in Jaipur, most likely using obsolete dies from the former mint. Possibly modern forgeries (combination of 1949/RY3 is wrong). Nazarana (gift) rupees were never circulated. Hence these are Re-struck from original dies about four to six decades ago, KM 195, Very Fine, Rare.