Coins of the British Commonwealth - Mewar.

Started by BC Numismatics, July 24, 2007, 11:59:23 AM

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Here's another Indian princely state numismatic thread that will be of interest to some members here,especially Richie & myself.This time,it is about the coins of Mewar.

Here is a link to an article about Mewar; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mewar .

I was fortunate enough to pick up a Mewari VS1999 (1942 or 1943) 1/2 Anna today.I do have a silver coin that has an inscription in 2 lines inside a 6 pointed flower on the obverse,& an inscription in 2 lines on the reverse.As it is smaller than a Dime,I think that this is a silver 2 Annas issued in the late 1920's or early 1930's.

Aidan.

Rangnath

Does yours look like this Y18 from 1928 AD?
richie

bart

I received yesterday the rupee from the same series (1 rupee Y#22.1 from 1928).
Aidan already explained the reverse legend "Dosti Lundhun" as "Friendship with London" as a meaning to let the British know Mewar was very loyal to the British government.

bart

BC Numismatics

Richie,mine is a hammered coin.I haven't yet got any of the Mewari machine-struck silver coins.

Aidan.