Princely State of Alwar – 1891

 Crowned head of Empress Victoria facing left
Engraver: William Wyon

Urdu legend in circle
Outside circle legend in English: ONE RUPEE, ALWAR STATE flanked by two Jhars with 15 leaves

Item_No: 097
Locale: Princely State of Alwar
Reign: Mangal Singh Bahadur
Date: 1891
Denomination: 1 Rupee
Currency: Rupee
Composition: Silver (0.917)
Mint: Calcutta
Shape: Round
Alignment: Regular
Size: 30.8mm
Thickness: 2mm
Weight: 11.62g
Edge_Desc: Reeded

Other_Notes: Coin minted in the British Mint in Calcutta in the name of Queen Victoria. Alwar is in modern day Rajasthan.
In 1803 the State of Alwar signed a treaty with the East India Company. During the reign of Mangal Singh Prabhakar Bahadur (Maharaja of Alwar 1874-1892) arrangements were made with the East India Company for the use of their mint at Calcutta of the same weight and assay as the Imperial rupee, but in the name of Alwar. The issues began in 1877 and ended in 1891. (

References:    KM# 46

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