Nawab of Kadiri as a vassal of Mysore , Alam Khan (1789 - 98), 1/8 paisa , Rare

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Kadiri was a Town located to the south west of Cuddapah and presently in the Anantapur district of Andhra Pradesh . The name of the town drives from khadiri or catechu  trees and a temple dedicated to " Khadiri Narasimhaswami is situated there. Unlike kadirenahalli or kadiri has a fair share of historicity. It had been a Jagir of a minor Miyana line , founded in the early 18th century by parwarish khan , an associate of Abdul Nabi khan , the first nawab of Cuddapah .

In 1756 , the Marathas occupied it but handed it over to Mir Reza Ali when they struck a deal with him in 1766 .The Marathas reoccupied it in 1773 , but it came back into Mysore hand at the time when the Cuddapah region was overrun in 1779 by Haider ali troops . In 1789 - 90 AD , Alam khan , the son of last jagirdar took possession of kadiri and he was awarded a landed tenure under the authority of Mir Qamaruddin the son and successor of Mir reza Ali as Tipu's governor for Gurramkonda and Cuddapah .He was to pay nearly 8000 pagoda's in rent for his tenure.Alam khan built a mosque at kadiri .

After the british conquest in 1799 , Alam khan refused to pay his dues and as a result they sent a small detachment against him.He fled and thus escaped fighting but his Jagir lapsed by the early 19th century the family was extinct.

Reference :-
18th century coins of Cuddapah Region by Shailen bhandare Sir

Details about the coin
Nawab - Alam Khan (1789 - 1798) as a vassal of Tipu's Mysore kingdom
Denomination - 1/8 Paisa
Obv - Flower motif .
Rev - Zarb Kadiri with 1202 AH  ( off flan )
Weight - 1.59 gram
Rarity - Rare
Mint - Kadiri (Fully visible on coin )
Condition - Very Fine .

Muhammad Sarwar khan

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Interesting local issue. I am wondering about what you call a flower motive. I have seen this motive used in West Asia. It was explained to me as a fruit (not a kadiri fruit) cut in half.

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