1857-1901 Victoria Jaipur Gold Mohur VF | The Royal Mint

1857-1901 Victoria Jaipur Gold Mohur VF

Very Fine condition

  • Struck in British controlled India between 1857 and 1901
  • Contains 10.8 grams of 22k Gold, almost a third more than a Sovereign
  • Very Fine condition
Price: £830.00
  • Limited Stock
  • Shipping within 3 - 5 working days.
  • Product code: HISVJGM

Gold Mohurs were first introduced between 1540 and 1545 by Sher Shah Suri, as a way of uniting the different tribes in India under a single form of currency, thus encouraging trade and peace.

When British rule in India commenced in 1858, it was decided to build on the heritage of the Gold Mohur, but to also include reference to the British Monarch.

The design of the coin that we can offer you is very interesting with its legend in Persian translating to ‘Victoria the Sultan of Inglistan, the great Queen of England’.

The coin also shows that the Maharajas of Jaipur accepted the protection of the British Raj and they would remain at the side of British even during the revolt of 1857 and in return was allowed to maintain some independence by the British Government of India.

Weight 10.80 g
Pure Metal Type Gold
Country Of Origin India
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