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India Princeley State of Hyderabad, Nizam's rule, Silver4 Annas 1905- about VF

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India Princeley State of Hyderabad, Nizam's rule,  - 4 Annas 1905 - about VF
Nizam of Hyderabad
Country Indian states (Hyderabad) 
Year 1323 (1905)
Calendar Islamic
Value 2 Annas (1/8)
Metal Silver (.818)
Weight 1.39 g
Diameter 15.2 mm
Thickness 1.1 mm
Shape Round
 

Obverse

CharMinar (FourMinarets) gateway
Legend in Urdu :92 Asaf-i-Jah (top), Bahadur (left) Nizam Al-Mulk (right). 
Mim (Urdu alphabet for "M", initial of "Mahbub" in the doorway). Date (AH 1323) below gateway

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Reverse

Legend in Urdu:"39 Julus Maimanat Manus Zarb Farkhanda Bunyad - Hyderabad" = Struck at Farkhanda mint, Hyderabad, during the auspicious and prosperous regnal year 39)

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First monarch    Qamar-ud-din Khan
Last monarch     Osman Ali Khan
Style      His Exalted Highness
Official residence             Chowmahalla Palace
Monarchy began              31 July 1724
Monarchy ended             17 September 1948

Hyderabad, under the Nizams, was the largest princely state in India, with an area larger than England, Scotland and Wales combined. It was considered the "senior-most" princely-state, and within the elaborate protocols of the Raj, its ruler the Nizam was accorded a 21-gun salute. Development of modern facilities and industrialization in Hyderabad city started in late 19th century. The State had its own currency, mint, railways, and postal system. The ruler Nizam amassed vast  wealth.
For 13 months from the Indian Independence in 1947, the Nizam of Hyderabad resisted joining the Indian Union. The seventh Nizam Mir Osman Ali Khan wanted Hyderabad to be a sovereign state and even took the cause to the UN Security Council suggesting a merger with the newly formed Pakistan. Finally on 17th September 1948, the Indian forces entered the state of Hyderabad and forced the Nizam to surrender and merge the state with Indian Union.

Ancient Coins I Sri Lanka I Ceylon I Lanka I Colonial Ceylon I Anton Sebastian Private Collection I Ancient India I Antiques International. 

Princely State of Hyderabad
Nizam of Hyderabad
First monarch    Qamar-ud-din Khan
Last monarch     Osman Ali Khan
Style      His Exalted Highness
Official residence             Chowmahalla Palace
Monarchy began              31 July 1724
Monarchy ended             17 September 1948

Hyderabad, under the Nizams, was the largest princely state in India, with an area larger than England, Scotland and Wales combined. It was considered the "senior-most" princely-state, and within the elaborate protocols of the Raj, its ruler the Nizam was accorded a 21-gun salute. Development of modern facilities and industrialization in Hyderabad city started in late 19th century. The State had its own currency, mint, railways, and postal system. The ruler Nizam amassed vast  wealth.
For 13 months from the Indian Independence in 1947, the Nizam of Hyderabad resisted joining the Indian Union. The seventh Nizam Mir Osman Ali Khan wanted Hyderabad to be a sovereign state and even took the cause to the UN Security Council suggesting a merger with the newly formed Pakistan. Finally on 17th September 1948, the Indian forces entered the state of Hyderabad and forced the Nizam to surrender and merge the state with Indian Union.

Ancient Coins I Sri Lanka I Ceylon I Lanka I Colonial Ceylon I Anton Sebastian Private Collection I Ancient India I Antiques International.