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Friday, March 20, 2009

A coin of the former state of Gwalior

Since the precolonial days, Gwalior was a significant place because of its location and is a commanding fort. Gwalior state was named after the old town of Gwalior and was ruled by the Sindhia dynasty. The foundation of this Indian kingdom was laid in the early 18th century by Ranoji Sindhia, a part of the Maratha Confederacy. During the reign of Mahadji Sindhia(1761-1794) the state became a powerful kingdom in North India.

It was the successive Anglo - Maratha Wars that brought Gwalior State under the British administration. In the colonial period it became a princely state and was the largest princely state in the Central India Agency. The Central India Agency was under the political control of the Gwalior residency.

It was in the year 1936 that Gwalior Residency was detached from the Central India Agency and was made accountable to the Governor General of India. After India`s independence in 1947, the Gwalior State was included in the new Indian state of Madhya Bharat.

The State of Gwalior was surrounded by the British districts of Jalaun and Jhansi of the United Provinces and the Saugor District of the Central Provinces in the east, the states of Bhopal, Khilchipur and Rajgarh in the south and the states of Jhalawar, tonk and Kotah of the Rajputana Agency in the west.Occupying an area of 64,856 sq. km. (25,041sq. miles.) the state was divided into two parts, the Gwalior or the Northern section and the Malwa section. The northern section spanned over an area of 44,082 sq. km. and was surrounded on the north, northeast and northwest by the Chambal River.This section comprised of seven zilas or districts which were Gwalior Gird, Bhind, Sheopur, Tonwarghar, Isagarh, Bhilsa and Narwar. The second part or the Malwa section was spread over an area of 20,774 sq. km. The city of Ujjain came under the Malwa section. This section consisted of four zilas Ujjain, Mandsaur, Shajapur and Amjhera. The zilas were under the control of the subahs or district magistrates which were further divided into parganas. Under one pargana there were several villages which were agained grouped under a patwari.

Ranoji Sindhia, the founder of the Sindhia kingdom was an ordinary attendant of Peshwa Balaji Baji Rao. With his courage and determination, he became a trusted member of the Marathas and was given the responsibility to collect chauth and sardeshmukhi in the Malwa districts. Gradully the Sindhia empire developed with the headquarters in the ancient city of Ujjain. Sindhia died in 1745 and was succeded by his son Jayapa. He was followed by his son Jankoji who was put to death after he became a prisoner of war in the Third Battle of Panipat. He was succeeded by Mahadji Sindhia who ruled from 1761 to 1794. Mahadji left no successors and after him Daulat Rao, grandson of Mahadji`s brother Tukaji became the ruler of the kingdom. When Daulat Rao died in 1827 he was succeeded by Jankojirao II Sindhia who was not his own son but a legitimate and distant member of the family. Jankojirao died in 1843 and was succeeded by Jayajirao Sindhia. Jayajirao died in 1886 and was succeeded by his son Madhav Rao Sindhia. George Jivajirao Sindhia ruled the state of Gwalior as for a short time after which India attained her independence.

Gwalior is now an important commercial city in the state of Madhya Pradesh.

Gwalior coin: Javajirao Shinde

gwalior coin javajirao shinde alija bahadur

This coin is struck in copper. The obverse shows the crude style "pug-nose" bust of Jivaji rao Shinde/Sindhia. The lettering in Hindi reads "Shri Javaji Rao Shinde Alija Bahadaur, Gwalior". Jivaji Rao was the last ruler of the state of Gwalior in the Sindhia dynasty, until India gained its independence in 1947. After India got its independence, the state of Gwalior was incorporated in the republic of India.

Gwalior coin Pav ana
gwalior pav ana
The reverse shows the coat of arms of state of Gwalior. The lettering at the top reads "pav ana", which means 1/4 anna, the denomination of this coin. The lettering at the bottom reads "Samvat1986". This is the date of the coin. The dating is done in Vikram Samvat(VS). In Vikram Samvat, the counting had started from 57 BC. So we can simply subtract 57 from the year. 1986VS - 57 = 1929 AD.

coins of Gwalior state: Madhavrao Scindia

coins of Gwalior state: Jivajirao Scindia

50 comments:

  1. i have this type of half anna's coin.for more information mail me at pushpakbaviskar@yahoo.com

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  2. Hi Sir,
    Myself Ravi Dixit. I have same coin of this type. For more details contact Me at ravidixit61@gmail.com & my cont. no. is +91-9259356839.

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  3. my name is ashok kumar and i also have this coin and i want to sell this coin this coin. i also have many years old coins that you would like to buy.please contact me on 9752020517. iam in gwalior .

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    1. hello mr. ashok i ,raman jain, am a student and love to collectt d old coins ..
      i"ll b thankfull of u if u"ll get me d coin m nt having
      coz m havng a collection of approximatly 100 coins which are almost 200 years old .....

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  4. My name is Arun (9810405029). I have the same coin. I also have one coin of ! paisa of Samvat 1947 which has Lord Hanuman on one side. But the coin is not clearly showing the issuer. Can somebody help me?

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  5. its better if you mail me a picture.
    its most probably fake though.

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  6. Good Job Kulraj.
    TFS

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  7. hello

    i am a coin collector

    are you interested to sell your coins....if yes

    tell methe mode of payment you accept

    thanks

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    1. My name is sanjay shukla. & i have the same coin.. i want to sale this coin..
      Contact no : 9993731158

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  8. hi sir,
    your question "paisa of Samvat 1947 which has Lord Hanuman on one side. But the coin is not clearly showing the issuer. Can somebody help me? "
    answer : coin is of ratlam state .

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  9. i have a coin having imprint of madhav rao ,but i am not able to confirm the year , can any one tell me how old could it be.

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  10. i am a coin collectter if some one want to sell any old coin so please contact me on 9814207060

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    1. I have same coin which above mention and I m interested to sell it .

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  11. hi dear

    i have a coin of jivjirao shinde vs 1986 and one coin of East india company of year 1835. other then this i have so many coins between 1900 to 1950. want to sell it can contact me.
    mail id is karna.akk@gmail.com

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  12. my name is gaurav agrawal and i also have this coin and i want to sell this coin this coin.please contact me on 9200000292. iam in jabalpur .

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  13. sir,ihave the same coin of jiwaji rao shinde of gwalior state ow paw anna in gold and this is only one piece in universe commenton drkansal_nm255@rediffmail.com

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  14. hay anyone i have 4 coin of this type(same) anyone intrested to buy plz contact at 9461085435.

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  15. I have the jiwaji rao shinde of gwalior state of paw anna in copper original coin. If some one want to buy this please mail or call at prince_kota@yahoo.com , 9214361652

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  16. i have this type of coins in a large amount. i want to sell it
    I have

    1. george V king of emperor
    2. george VI king of emperor
    3. Jivajirao Scindia
    4. quatar anna
    5. 1 paise,2 paise, 3 paise, 5 paise, 10 paise etc

    and many more coins I have

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  17. It looks like that a lot of us want to sell this coin from Gwalior.......can anyone share what is the selling price?????

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  18. i have this coin pawa Anna and i want to sell . contact pradeep 08148321346

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  19. Dear Sir,
    This are few collection ,Dr do this coin have any market value,cos i want to sell off.
    I have cion dated
    (1) 1ps 1965,1963,1966,1957,1958. 2ps 1957,5ps 1957
    (2) 1rs jawaharlal 1989 many
    (3) 1rs 1981,1980 many
    (4)George v emperor 1919 4annas, 1annas 1925
    (5)George vi emperor 1947 quarter rupee (3 coin), 1 annas 1939,1946 2annas,half rupees 1947 (6) 1986 fisheries 50 ps,indira gandhi 50 ps 1947-84
    (7) Government of india 1/4 rupee 1956
    (8) Government of British India One quarter anna 1885 Victoria empress.
    (9) Pawa anna 1946 Gwalior (India) Sintey Government, Shri Mant Madhav Maharaj. Surya awtar.
    (10) King of emperor Edvin 7th , One quarter 1900.
    (11) Coin of shri Jiwaji rao singh Alija Bahadur, Gwalior 1986 (3 coins)
    (12) Halp anna, Gwalior Government, 1999, Alija Bahadur.
    (13) Halp anna Government of India, 1893, Victoria empress.
    (14) Coin of Mishra Government 1926.
    (15) One china coin.
    (16) One 1000 note 786 no.
    (17) east India british company, 1818 century. (18)Printed Losd siva picture.
    (19) Ram Darvar coin

    Regards
    Girish Kumar
    Kumar Consultants
    kumarconsultant82@rediffmail.com
    09009456687

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  20. I have same coin of samvat 1999
    Contact 9005664003

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  21. mr. Mandan Mishra
    i have the same coin shown in above picture..
    if u want to buy it...
    just contact me...
    my expected price of this coin is rs.10001/= only...
    tusharvarshney12345@gmail.com

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  22. Dear,
    I have the same coin in very good condition. If interested to buy kindly send mail at sai_prv@yahoo.co.in or call at +91-9837043495

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  23. hi........i to have a large collection of coins.....i too hav this coin also ...but i don't know the year of regin of this coin .....could u tell

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  24. I have the jiwaji rao shinde of gwalior state of paw anna in copper original coin. If some one want to buy this please mail or call at kalaimerlin@yahoo.co.in , 9427807834

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  25. i have three coins jiwaji rao shinde of gwalior state of paw anna in copper original coin. If some one want to buy this please mail or call at vabnish@gmail.com, 9812433845

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  26. I have some old coin javajirao sindhe 1888
    Contect no. 9897564543

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  27. I have this coin can you tell me its valuable or not

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  28. I have this coin can you tell me its valuable or not

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  29. I have the same coin above if any one need i can sell at ₹5000/-
    Interested can call 8563820204

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  30. I have the same coin and many other coins as well. I am willing to sell. If anybody is interested can contact me on 9342110691. I am located in Bangalore

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  31. I have the same coin and many other coins as well. I am willing to sell. If anybody is interested can contact me on 9342110691. I am located in Bangalore

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  32. I have the same coin & other coin's avelebal I want sell all coin's so call me 07665120407 my location jodhpur(Rajasthan)

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  33. I have all type of old coins without any sketch for sale some coins as. Mughal british viktoria time etc. If you want to purchese my golden coin then contact my no. 9058892948

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  34. I have 500 nos. of diff POV anna coins. for purchase write ur requirement and price per coin.

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  35. I have the same coin . What is the approximate price if I want to sell it.

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  36. IHave lots of olds coin which of one is above in picture and also I have the coins of 1907 ,1908 and lots .if some one needs then call me 07295959600, and email me dipu.dj.sah@ gmail.com

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  37. IHave lots of olds coin which of one is above in picture and also I have the coins of 1907 ,1908 and lots .if some one needs then call me 07295959600, and email me dipu.dj.sah@ gmail.com

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  38. I have the jiwaji rao shinde of gwalior state of paw anna in copper original coin. If some one want to buy this please mail me.

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  39. i have a collection of old coins like you all have and i want to sell them out. Interested buyers can contact me on my whatsapp number +919426920978. THANKYOU.

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  40. hello sir my name is vikram singh mera pass bhi ek esha coin ha koi interested ha toh call me 7470311982 ok

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  41. old 500...new 500...1.note 100...786.ka note bhi ha aur kuch bhi ha

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