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Offline sarwar khan

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Buria (Buriya) is a town-sized village in tahsil Jagadhri of present day Yamunanagar district in Haryana. It encompasses the revenue area of Buria Jagir and Buria Sarkar.

The Buria Chiefship was formerly of considerable importance. Its founders were Nanan Singh a Jat of Jhawal Mandan in the Manjha, and Bhag Singh and Rai Singh brothers, all Bhangi Sikhs, who, in 1764, seized the fort of Buria, which the year before had been abandoned by Lachmi Narain, an officer of Zian Khan, the Muhammadan Governor of Sirhind, and had been taken quiet possession of by a few Narwaria Sikhs.

They were not allowed to keep their conquest without opposition, and the Afghans of Aurangabad, coalescing with the Narwarias, enticed Nanun Singh and Bhag Singh to the Aurangabad fort, and put them to death. Rai Singh, and Bhag Singh the adopted son of the murdered Nanun Singh, avenged their relatives ; and seized more territory, in all 204 villages, which they divided ; Rai Singh taking 84 villages, forming his estates of Jugadri and Dyalghar ; and Bhag Singh, 120, the estate of Buria. Bhag Singh died in 1785, and his son Sher Singh was killed in an engagement with the British at Saharanpur in 1804. After his death a long dispute arose between the widows and the sons of the late Sirdar Jaimal Singh and Gulab Singh, which ended in the estate being divided between the sons ; and on the death of Jaimal Singh in 1817, Gulab Singh succeeded to the whole. He died in 1844, and his son Jiun Singh became the Chief. Buria ranked third among the minor Chiefships.
Weight - 10.6 gram

Details about the coin :-
Ruler - Rani Sookum (AD1806 - 1808 )Widow of Sher singh
Denomination - Rupee
Rarity - Scarce
Weight - 10.7 gram
Condition - Very fine
Year of issue - AH 1221 , AD 1806
RY - 46
Mint - Jagadhri ( pseudo name Najibabad )

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A very good looking coin with an interesting story. One more example of how divisiveness among the local rulers allowed the British to control a vast country, therefore a plea for co-operation and tolerance that is relevant even today. TFP.

I presume all Buria coins were minted in the capital. Why mention Najibabad? Also, how did Buria get the income to mint large silver coins?

Peter
An unidentified coin is a piece of metal. An identified coin is a piece of history.

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A very good looking coin with an interesting story. One more example of how divisiveness among the local rulers allowed the British to control a vast country, therefore a plea for co-operation and tolerance that is relevant even today. TFP.

I presume all Buria coins were minted in the capital. Why mention Najibabad? Also, how did Buria get the income to mint large silver coins?

Peter
Thanks sir ,
Buriya state minted coin at Jagadhri pesudo mint name najibabad

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