Rupee, Issued by Alwar Princely State (merged with Rajasthan in 1949), India, 1880
Struck at the Calcutta mint

Obverse Description

Crowned bust of Queen Victoria facing left, around, VICTORIA EMPRESS

Reverse Description

Within a line circle, Persian legend ending with date 1880 in Persian numerals; around above, ONE RUPEE; around below, ALWAR STATE

Edge Description



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.

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