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ALWAR INDIA PRINCELY STATE VICTORIA EMPRESS SILVER ONE RUPEE, Mangal Singh 1880

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ALWAR INDIA PRINCELY STATE VICTORIA EMPRESS SILVER ONE RUPEE 1880
 
Country Indian princely states(Alwar) 
Period of mintage for this series: 1877-1882
Year of Coin:1880
Value 1 Rupee (1)
Metal Silver (.9170)
Weight 11.66 g
Diameter 31.5 mm
 

Obverse

Crowned head of Empress Victoria facing left

Lettering: Victoria Empress

Reverse

Legend in Persian: Maharao Rajah Mangal Singh Bahadur, date below within circle

Lettering:
ONE RUPEE

ALWAR STATE



Home of Rajputs.
Alwar State (1296-1947) was a princely state ruled by a Rajput dynasty during the period of the British Raj in India. Nov 1775, the Alwar state founded (previously part of Jaipur) and became a British Protectorate on 14 Nov 1803.
1880 period of the coin: Ruler: Mangal Singh (Oct 1874 - Apr 1889) (b. 1859 - d. 1892) British Empress Queen Victoria
 Maharaja Alaghraj, second son of Maharaja Kakil of Amer (old seat of Jaipur state) ruled the area in the eleventh century and his territory extended up to the present city of Alwar. He founded the city of Alpur in 1106 Vikrami samvat (1049 A.D.) after his own name which eventually became Alwar.[2] The princely state of Alwar was ruled by Pratap Singh, a Rajput of the Kachwaha lineage, in 1770. His son, aided the British against the Marathas. After the battle of Laswari (1803) Alwar became the first state of Rajputana to sign a treaty of 'Offensive and Defensive Alliance' with the East India Company. A few years later, Bakhtawar Singh ventured an armed incursion into neighbouring Jaipur, the senior Kachwaha state, and the erstwhile overlord of his predecessor. Varun Talwar was defeated; a fresh engagement was made with him by the East India Company, prohibiting him from political intercourse with other states without British consent. During the Sepoy Mutiny of 1857, Raoraja Bane Singh sent a force to relieve the British garrison in Agra. The Muslims deserted and the rest were defeated by the rebels. Pran Sukh Yadav, who fought beside Rao Tula Ram of Rewari in 1857, settled along with the kinsmen of dead soldiers at Village Nihalpura, Behror Tehsil, of Alwar District. Alwar acceded unto the dominion of India following the independence of India in 1947.

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