PRINCELY STATES

Saturday, December 3rd, 2011

INDIAN PRINCELY STATES

As the Mughal Empire declined from 1700 onward, many local dynasties sprang up, carving out independent and often warring with each other or seeking alliances with one or other of the European powers gaining control in India. Although the Mughal Empire continued in name until 1857, by 1800 its powers had largely passed to the British East India Company, which exercised control to a great or lesser extent over the princely states. After the suppression of the Sepoy Mutiny most of India came direct under British rule, but the rest ruled indirectly through the medium of more than 1000 autonomous states. Even as late as 1947, when India gained independence, no fewer than 675 principalities remained. By 1950 the last of them had been abolished. At least 125 states produced their own coinage, mainly in the period from 1800 to 1900, though a number continued to issue coins until the 1947.

(1) ALWAR

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Princely State: Alwar (27.34N 76.38E) /Coin-1

Location: Rajputana Agency, Rajputana in northwestern India

In May 1949 Alwar merged in Rajisthan.

Ruler : In the name of Queen Victoria, Bhawani Mangal Singh.

AH 1291-1310/1874-1892 AD, Milled coinage,

Last Ruler: HH Maharaja Tej Singh

Denomination: Rupee        Metal: Silver

Date: 1891 AD 

Reference: KM-5b

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(2) ARCOT (VALA STATE)

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Princely State: Arcot(12.56N 79.24E) /Coin-1

Location: On the east coast of India, between Mradras and Culcutta.

 Presently in Tamilnadu state.

Denomination: 1/2 paisa      Metal: Copper

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(3) BAHAWALPUR

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Princely State: Bahwalpur((28.24N 71.47E) /Coin-1

Location: Punjab States Agency, Presently in Punjab PAKISTAN

Ruler: Al-haj Sadiq Muhammad Khan-v AH 1325-1365/   1907-1947 AD

Last Ruler: Nawab Sadeq Mohammad Khan V

Denomination: 1/4 Anna         Metal: Copper

Date: 1359 AH

Reference: KM-13

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(3) BAJRANGGARH 

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Princely State: Bajranggarh /Coin-1

Location: In Central India. Presently in Jharkhand state,

Denomination: Rupee           Metal: Silver

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(5) BANSWARA

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Princely State: Banswara (23.30N 74.24E) /Coin-1

Location: Rajputana Agency, northwest India.

Presently in Rajasthan state.

Last Ruler: H.H. Rai Rayan Mahimahendra Maharajadhiraj

Maharawalji Sahib Shri Jagmalji II Sahib Bahadur,

Naresh Rajya, Maharawal of Banswara.

Denomination: Rupee             Metal: Silver

  Reference: KM-9.2

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(6) BARODA

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Princely State: Baroda (2.25N 76.70E) /Coin-1

Location: In western India.In Bombay,

Presently in Gujrat state

Ruler: Khande Rao AH 1273-1287/1856-1870 AD

Denomination: Rupee         Metal: Silver

Date: 1286 AH

Reference: KM-12

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(7) BHARATPUR

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Princely State: Bharatpur (27.15N 77.30E) /Coin-1

Location: Rajputana Agency, in northwest India.

Presently in Rajasthan state, Mughal issue

Last Ruler: Maharaja Suraj Mal, Jawahar Singh, Maharaja Randhir Singh,

Maharaja Baldeo Singh, Maharaja Balwant Singh, Maharaja Jaswant Singh,

Maharaja Ram Singh, Maharaja Kishan Singh.

Denomination: Rupee             Metal: Silver

Date: 1186,          R.Y: 14  

Reference: KM-26

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(8) BHAVNAGAR

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Princely State: Bhavnagar (21.47N 72.11E) /Coin-1

Location: In northwest India. In Saurashtra,

Presently in Gujrat state

Denomination: Paisa           Metal: Copper

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(9) BHOPAL 

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Princely State: Bhopal (23.16N 77.36E) /Coin-1

Location: In central India. Presently in Madhya Pardesh,

mughal issue

Denomination: Rupee       Metal: Silver

Date: 1206 A.H,             R.Y: 37 

Reference: KM-27

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(10) BIKANER

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Princely State: Bikaner 28.01N 73.22E) /Coin-1

Location: Rajputana Agency, Presently in Rajisthan

Ruler: Ganga Singhji VS 1944-1999 /1887-1942 AD,

Milled Coinage

Last Ruler: H.H. Sri Raj Rajeshwar Maharajadhiraj Narendra Sawai

 Maharaja Shiromani Ravi Raj Singhji Bahadur, Maharaja of Bikaner and

Head of the Royal House of Bikaner.

Denomination: Rupee             Metal: Silver

Date: 1892 AD 

Reference: KM-72

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(11) BINDRABAN

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Princely State: Bindraban /Coin-1

Location: In northwest India. Presently in Gujrat state

Denomination: Paisa               Metal: Copper

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(12) BHARUCH

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Princely State: Bharuch (21.41N 73.01E) /Coin-1

Location: In northwest India. Presently in Gujrat state,

On the name of Mughal king, East India Company issue

Denomination: 1/2 Rupee              Metal: Silver

Reference: KM-A36

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(13) BUNDI

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Princely State: Bundi 25.27N 75.41E) /Coin-1

Location: In Rajputana, northwest India.

Presently in Rajisthan state.

Ruler: Ram singh VS 1878-1946/1889-1927 AD,

Last Ruler: Col. HH Maharao Raja Shri BAHADUR SINGHJI Bahadur

Denomination: Rupee            Metal: Silver

Year: 1944 V.S

Reference: KM-9

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(14) CAMBAY (KHAMBAYAT)

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Princely State: Cambay=Kambay (21.00N 72.30E) /Coin-1

Location: In northwest India.In Bombay

Presently in Gujarat state

Denomination: Paisa             Metal: Copper

Date: 1963 V.S  

Reference: KM-4

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(15) CHHATARPUR

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Princely State: Chhatarpur (24.54N 79.38E) /Coin-1

Location: In central India, Presently in Jharkhand state.

Denomination: Rupee      Metal: Silver          R.Y: 15

Reference: KM-15.2

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(16) CIS- SUTLEJ MALER KOTLA

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Princely State: Maler Kotla (30.3N 75.59E) /Coin-1

Location: In north India. In PEPSU. Presently in Punjab state.

Ruler: Ibrahim Ali Khan AH 1288-1326/1871-1908 AD

Denomination: Rupee           Metal: Silver  

Reference: KM-6

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(17) CIS- SUTLEJ-PATIALA

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Princely State: Patiala (30.20N 76.25E ) /Coin-1

Location: Punjab States Agency, In north India. In PESU

Presently in Punjab India

Ruler: Karam Singh AH 1229-1261/1813-1845 AD.

Last Ruler: Capt. H.H. Maharajadhiraj Shri Amarinder Singh,

Maharaja of Patiala

Denomination: Rupee          Metal: Silver  

Reference: KM-30.5

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(18) DATIA

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Princely State: Datia (25.39N 78.27E) /Coin-1

Location: In north central India. Presently in Madhya Pardesh state.

Ruler: Vijaya Bahadur AH 1255-1274/1839-1857 AD.

Denomination: Rupee            Metal: Silver

Date: 1258 AH,         R.Y: 37  

Reference: KM-38

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(19) DEWAS JUNIOR BRANCH

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Princely State: Dewas J.B (22.58N 76.06E) /Coin-1

Location: In west central India. Presently in Madhya Pardesh

State, Regal Issue, Milled coinage.

Ruler: Narayan Rao 1864-1892.

Denomination: 1/4 ANNA         Metal: Copper

Date: 1888 AD

Reference: KM-3

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(20) DEWAS SINIOR BRANCH

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Princely State: Dewas S.B (22.58N 76.06E) /Coin-1

Location: In west central India. Presently in Madhya Pardesh

State, Regal Issue, Milled coinage.

Ruler; Krishnaji Rao 1850-1899 AD.

Denomination: 1/4 ANNA            Metal: Copper

Date: 1888 AD 

Reference: KM-12

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(21) DHAR

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Princely State: Dhar (22.35N 75.20E) /Coin-1

Location: In west central India. Presently in Madhya Pardesh

State, Regal Issue, Milled coinage.

Ruler: Anand Rao iii, AH 1276-1316-1860-1898 AD

Denomination: 1/4 ANNA         Metal: Copper

Date: 1887AD  

Reference: KM-3

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(22) DUNGARPUR

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Princely State: Dungarpur (23.50N 73.50E) /Coin-1

Location: Rajputana Agency, In northwest India.

Presently in Rajasthan state.

Ruler: Bijiy Singh VS 1855-1975/1898-1918 AD

Last Ruler: H.H. Rai-i-Rayan, Mahimahendra,

Maharajadhiraj Maharawal Shri Mahipal Singhji II Sahib Bahadur,

Maharawal of Dungarpur.

Denomination: Paisa              Metal: Copper

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(23) GWALIOR

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Princely State: Gawalior (26.13N 78.10E)/Coin-1

Location: In central India. Presently in Madhya Pardesh state,

Mughal issue,

Last Ruler: George Jivajirao Scindia

Denomination: Rupee       Metal: Silver

Date: 119(3)      R.Y: 20

Mint: Ujjain Dar-ul-Fath

Reference: KM-C 259

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(24) GUNA

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Princely State: Guna /Coin-1

Location: In Central India.Presently in Madhya Pardesh state,

Denomination: Paisa           Metal: Copper

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(25) HYDERABAB

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Princely State: Hyderabad (17.20N 78.30E) /Coin-1

Location: Presently Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra& Karnataka,

In Southern India. Mughal issue , mint AMRAVATI

Last Ruler: Nawab Mir Osman Ali Khan, Asif Jah-VII

1329-1367 A.H / 1911-1948 A.D

Denomination: RUPEE           Metal: Silver,

Date: 1240 A.H 

Reference: KM- 1

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(26) INDORE

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Princely State: Indore (22.44N 75.50E) /Coin-1

Location: In central India. Presently in Madhya Pardesh state,

Mughal issue.

Denomination: Rupee             Metal: Silver

Date: 1207 A.H           R.Y: 35 

Reference: KM-58.2

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(27) JAIPUR

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Princely State: Jaipur (26.55N 75.52E) /Coin-1

Location: Rajputana Agency, In Northwest India.

Presently in Rajasthan state, In the name of Queen Victoria.

Ruler: Madho Singh–ii 1880-1922 AD.

Last Ruler: Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II

Denomination: Rupee          Metal: Silver         R.Y: 17

Reference: KM- 13

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(28) JAISALMIR

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Princely State: Jaisalmir (26.55N 70.57E) /Coin-1

Location: Rajputana Agency, In Northwest India.

Presently in Rajasthan state, Mughal issue.

Last Ruler: HH Maharajadhiraj Maharawal Sir JAWAHIR SINGH Bahadur

Denomination: Rupee           Metal: Silver     R.Y: 22

Reference: KM-4

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(29) JANJIRA ISLAND

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Princely State: Janjira (18.18N 73.00E) /Coin-1

Location: In Southwest India.In Bombay, Presently in

Maharashtra state,

Last Ruler: HH Nawab Sidi Muhammed Khan II Sidi

Ahmad Khan, Nawab of Janjira

Denomination: Paisa           Metal: Copper

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(30) JAORA

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Princely State: Jaora (23.35N 75.09E) /Coin-1

Location: In Central India. Presently in Madhya Pardesh state.

Ruler: Muhammad Ismail AH 1282-1313/1865-1895 AD,

Milled Coinage

Denomination: Paisa         Metal: Copper

Date: 1896 AD

Reference: KM-Y# 1

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(31) JHABUA

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Princely State: Jhabua (22.45N 74.38E) /Coin-1

Location: In Central India. Presently in Madhya Pradesh

Denomination: Paisa        Metal: Copper

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(32) JHALAWAR

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Princely State: Jhalawar /Coin-1

Location: In Rajputana, Northwest India.

Presently in Rajasthan State, Mughal Issue.

Last Ruler: H. Maharajadhiraj Maharaj Rana Shri

Chandrajit Singh Dev Bahadur, Maharaj Rana of Jhalawar.

Denomination: Rupee       Metal: Silver      R.Y: 20

Reference: KM-6.1

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(33) JODHPUR

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Princely State: Jodhpur (22.58N 76.06E) (/Coin-1

Location: Rajputana Agency, In Northwest India.

Presently in Rajasthan state, In the name of Queen Victoria.

Last Ruler: H.H. Raj Rajeshwar Saramad-i-Rajha-i-Hindustan

Maharajadhiraja Maharaja Shri Gaj Singhji II Sahib Bahadur,

 Maharaja of Jodhpur. H.H. Raj Rajeshwar Saramad-i-Rajha-i-Hindustan

Maharajadhiraja Maharaja Shri Gaj Singhji II Sahib Bahadur, Maharaja of Jodhpur.

Denomination: Rupee            Metal: Silver

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(34) JODHPUR+JAIPUR (Over Stuck Coin)

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Princely State: Jodhpur+Jaipur(Over struck) /Coin-1

Location: In Northwest India. Presently in Rajasthan state,

Denomination: Paisa

Metal: Copper

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(35) KUCHAWAN (JODHPUR FEUDATORY)

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Princely State: Kuchawan /Coin-1

Location: In Northwest India. Presently in Rajasthan state,

In the name of Queen Victoria.

Denomination: Rupee          Metal: Silver

Date: 1863 A.D 

Reference: KM-3

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(36) JUNAGADH

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Princely State: Junagarh (21.31N 70.36E) /Coin-1

Location: In Kathiawar, west India. Presently in Rajasthan state. Hereditary

Ruler: Mahabat Khan iii AH 1329-1368/VS 1968-2005/ 1911-1948 AD

Denomination: Kori           Metal: Silver

Date: 1298 AH 

Reference: KM-2

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(37) KISHANGARH

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Princely State: Kishangarh (27.53N 70.37E) /Coin-1

Location: Rajputana Agency, In Northwest India.

Presently in Rajasthan state, In the name of Queen Victoria,

Last Ruler: HH Umdae Rajhae Buland Makan Maharajadhiraja

Maharaja SUMER SINGHJI Bahadur

Denomination: Rupee        Metal: Silver

Reference: KM-Y#-1

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(38) KOLHAPUR

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Princely State: Kolhapur (16.42N 74.16E) /Coin-1

Location: In South India. In Bombay. Presently in Maharashtra state,

Hereditary, Mughal issue.

Last Ruler: HH Shrimant Rajashri Shahu II Chhatrapati Maharaj Sahib Bahadur,

Maharaja of Kolhapur

Denomination: Rupee         Metal: Silver 

Reference: KM-16

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(39) KOTAH

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Princely State: Kotah (25.10N 75.52E) /Coin-1

Location: Rajputana Agency, In Northwest India.

Presently in Rajasthan state, In the name of Queen Victoria,

Last Ruler: HH Maharao Shri BHIM SINGH II Bahadur

Denomination: Rupee       Metal: Silver      R.Y: Ahd (1) 

Reference: KM-6

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(40) KUTCH

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Princely State: Kutch=Cutch /Coin-1

Location: In Northwest India. In Saurashtra.

Presently in Rajasthan, In the name of Edward viii.

Denomination: 5 KORI,          Metal: Silver

Date: 1936 A.D

Reference: KM-67

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(41) LUNAVADA

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Princely State: Lunavada=Lunawanda (23.08N 73.37E) /Coin-1

Location: In western India.In Bombay. Presently in Rajasthan state,

Denomination: Paisa       Metal: Copper 

Reference: KM- 11

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(42) MAKRAI

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Princely State: Makrai ((22.04N 77.08E) /Coin-1

Location: In Northwest India. Presently in Madhya Pardesh

Denomination: Paisa         Metal: Copper 

Reference: KM- Y# 1

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(43) MEWAR (Udaipur)

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Princely State: Mewar or after its capital Udaipur (27.42N 75.31E) /Coin-1

Location: In Northwest India. Presently in Rajasthan state,

With the Word ’A Friend of London’

Denomination: Rupee,             Metal: Silver

Date: 1985 V.S (1928)

Reference: KM-22.2

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(44) MYSORE

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Princely State: Mysore= modern Maisuru (12.18N 76.42E) /Coin-1

Location: In South India.In Madras. Presently in Karnataka state,

Ruler: Krishna Raja Wodeyar 1810-1868 AD,

Last Ruler: Jayachamaraja Wodeyar

Denomination: 20 Cash            Metal: Copper

Reference: Km-193.2

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(45) NARWAR

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Princely State: Narwar (25.39N 77.53E) /Coin-1

Location: In Madhya Pardesh, Presently in Rajasthan state Mughal issue

Ruler: Mahadji Rao

Denomination: Rupee         Metal: Silver

Date: 12O6/34     

Reference: Km-25.5

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(46) NWANAGAR

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Princely State: Nwanagar=Jamnagar (22.27N 70.07E) /Coin-1

Location: West-central India. In Saurashtra.Presently in Gujrat state.

Denomination: Dokdo         Metal: Copper

Date: AH(9)78 (Frozen)  

Reference: Km-19

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(47) ORCHHA

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Princely State: Orchha (25.21N 78.38E) /Coin-1

Location: In Northwest India. Presently in Madhya Pardesh Mughal issue.

Denomination: Rupee        Metal: Silver      R.Y: 40

Reference: KM-c#-42

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(48) PANNA

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Princely State: Panna (24.44N 8014E) /Coin-1

Location: In Madhya Pardesh, Mughal issue

Denomination: Paisa              Metal: Copper

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(49) PARTABGARH

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Princely State: Partabgarh=Pratapgarh (25.34N 81.59E) /Coin-1

Location: Rajputana Agency, In Kathiawar, west India,

Presently in Rajasthan State, Mughal issue.

Last Ruler: Raja AJIT PRATAP SINGH

Denomination: Rupee      Metal: Silver

Date: 1236 A.H,      R.Y: 45 

Reference: KM-29

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(50) PORBANDAR

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Princely State: Porbandar (21.37N 69.49E) /Coin-1

Location: In Kathiawar (in Saurashtra) west India.

Presently in Gujrat state,

Denomination: Trambiyo        Metal: Copper 

Reference: KM-31

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(51) RADHANPUR

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Princely State: Radhanpur (23.50N 71.38E) /Coin-1

Location: In Kathiawar, west India. Presently in Gujarat state,

Uniface coin

Denomination: Paisa          Metal: Copper 

Reference: KM-Y#-1

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(52) RAMPUR

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Princely State: Rampur 23.28N 75.30E) /Coin-1

Location: Gwalior Residency, Presently in Uttar Pardesh

Last Ruler: H.H. Nawab Syed Muhammad Kazim ‘Ali Khan Bahadur,

Nawab of Rampur

Denomination: Paisa     Metal: Copper 

Reference: KM-4

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(53) RATLAM

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Princely State: Ratlam (17.08N 73.19E) /Coin-1

Location: In Central India. Presently in Madhya Pradesh state,

Denomination: Paisa         Metal: Copper

Date: 1948 V.S (1888) 

Reference: KM-Y#-4

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(54) REWA

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Princely State: Rewa=Rewah (24.31N 81.19E) /Coin-1

Location: In eastern north-central India.

Presently in Madhya Pradesh state.

Denomination: Paisa           Metal: Copper 

Reference: KM-C#-21

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(55) SAILANA

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Princely State: Sailana (23.31N 75.01E) /Coin-1

Location: In west-central India. Presently in Madhya Pradesh state,

In the name of George v.

Denomination: 1/4        Metal: Copper

Date: 1912 AD 

Reference: KM-16

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(56) SITAMAU

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Princely State: Sitamau (24.01N 75.23E) /Coin-1

Location: In west-central India.

Presently in Madhya Pradesh state.

Denomination: 1/2 Paisa          Metal: Copper

Reference: KM-3

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(57) TONK

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Princely State: Tonk (26.11N 75.50E) /Coin-1

Location: Rajputana Agency, partially in Rajputana and in central India,

Presently in Rajasthan state.

Ruler: Muhammad Ibrahim Ali Khan AH 1284-1349/ 1868-1930 AD.

Last Ruler: Nawab Muhammad Faruq Ali Khan

Denomination: Rupee         Metal: Silver

Date: 1924 A.D, 1342 AH, 

Reference: KM-Y#28

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(58) TRAVANCORE

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Princely State: Travancore /Coin-1

Location: In extreme south-west India. Presently in Kerla state.

Ruler: Rama Verma vi ME 1062-1101/1885-1924 AD, Milled coinage.

Denomination: 4 Cash           Metal: Copper

Reference: KM-30a

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