INDIA DATIA rupee date missing year 6


INDIA, DATIA, rupee, date missing, year 6, silver, 18mm, 10.9g, C27, aVF

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This type is known as the gaja shahi rupee, from the stylized scepter mark

The local rupees were called Raja Shahi rupees, then there was a series called Gaja Shahi. Both were fairly crude imitations of Mughal types. The dates on them are typically at least apocryphal, some are just a bunch of numbers.

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.

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.