INDIA DATIA Gaja Shahi rupee 1301 AH year 29


INDIA, DATIA, Bhawani Singh, 1857-1907, rupee, (130)1 AH (1884 AD) year 29, silver, 18mm, 10.9g, called Gaja Shahi type, the dates are usually meaningless, C38, VF

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Datia is now a district in the state of Madhya Pradesh in central India. The dynasty emerged in the 17th century as vassals of the Mughals, and made a deal with the British, who supported the rulers until Independence.

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