INDIA, MARATHA, PESHWA, rupee, date missing or no date, ankus mark, Poona mint, silver, 19mm, 11.08g, KM213 in SCWC but KM235 in SACPM, shroff marks including 3 stamps with figural punches, XF-AU

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The Maratha Empire got started when consciously Hindu nobles revolted against Muslim rulers. They formed a coalition that took most of the Indian subcontinent away from the Mughals. They made an unsuccessful attempt at Afghanistan. The Maratha Empire was decentralized in the 18th century, it was too hard to run from the center. Constituent rulers were bought off or defeated by the British one by one.

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.