INDIA BARODA paisa 128x (1860s)


INDIA, BARODA, Malhar Rao, 1870-75, paisa, 128x (1860s), Reverse: scimitar and shaded ball, copper, 20mm, 7.67g, Y7.8, crude F

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Malhar Rao was a scalawag, they say, who spent the treasury on fripperies and engaged in violence for fun. He was deposed and sent into exile in Madras.

Baroda is a city in Gujarat. From 1721 until 1949 it was ruled by rajas of the Gaekwar dynasty of the Maratha Confederation.

By “Modern World Coins” we mean here, generally, the round, flat, shiny metal objects that people have used for money and still do. “Modern,” though, varies by location. There was some other way they were doing their economies, and then they switched over to “modern coins,” then they went toward paper money, now we’re all going toward digital, a future in which kids look at a coin and say “What’s that?” We’ll say: “We used to use those to buy things.” Kids will ask “How?” The main catalog reference is the Standard Catalog of World Coins, to which the KM numbers refer.