Silver 1/8 Rupee coin issued by King Ghazi-ud-Din Haider for the Awadh Pricncely State, India
Struck in 1234 AH (1818-1819 AD) with the frozen Regnal Year, 26, at the Lucknow mint

Obverse Description

Persian legend, mostly off flan (Translation from Catalogue of the Coins in the Indian Museum Calcutta, Vol.IV p.27: struck coin in gold and silver by the grace of the great and almighty God. Ghaziu-d-din Haidar of lofty lineage, king of the world) with date 12[34]

Reverse Description

Arms of Awadh taking up most of the flan: two fish facing one another below a katar surmounted by a crown (off flan), tiger supporters with heads turned outwards each holding a pendant; the regnal year 26 between the fish at the bottom of the arms; around, off flan, Persian legend

Edge Description

The edge is plain.


Ghazi-ud-Din Haider was the seventh and last nawab wazir of Awadh and became its first King on 19 October 1818

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