Pav anaObverse: Madhavrao shinde alija bahadur gwalior circumscribing figure of Madhavrao Scindia.
Reverse: pav ana over coat of arms
pav ana means 1/4 anna
Half paisa, 1899Obverse: Gwalior 1/2 paisa
Reverse: shree Madhavrao Shinde alija bahadur circumscribing cobra in front of crossed spear and trident
Date: 1956 VS = 1899 AD
Pav ana, 1895Obverse : Gwalior pav ana samvat 1952
Reverse: shree Madhavrao Shinde alija bahadur circumscribing a cobra in front of a crossed spear and a trident.
Date: VS 1952 = 1895 AD
MadhavraoII (20 October 1876-5 June 1925) was also known as Madho Rao Scindia . He was the 5th Maharaja Scindia of Gwalior. He acceded to the throne in 1886 and ruled to his death in 1925. He was noted by the British Government as a progressive ruler of a princely state. He was twice married, but had only issue by his second marriage in 1913, one son and one daughter, to whom King George V and Queen Mary stood sponsors. He was succeeded by his only son, Maharajdhiraja Maharaja Sir George Jivaji Rao Scindia, 6th Maharaja Scindia of Gwalior. His daughter died married, but without issue, in 1934.
The Maharaja of Gwalior is also known as the rejected suitor of Gayatri Devi's mother, the glamorous Princess Indira of Baroda (Indiraraje), who broke off her engagement (contracted between her parents and her fiance) by letter.
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