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1890 India Princely State Indore 1/4 Anna coin pendant Nandi BULL vahana Hindu god Shiva Holkar Madhya Pradesh Malwa Holkar Dhangar Rampura Khargone Maheshwar Mehidpur Barwaha Bhanpura Ujjain n003487

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India Princely state of Indore 1/4 Anna {1887-1902}  

Shivaji Rao

Calendar: Vikram Samvat

front: seated Nandi bull
Continuous with ruler's name and "Indore"

"Sivaji Raho"

back: Date below denomination

Nandi (Sanskrit: नन्दि), also known as Nandikeshwara or Nandideva, is the bull vahana of the Hindu god Shiva. He is also the guardian deity of Kailash, the abode of Shiva. Almost all Shiva temples display stone-images of a seated Nandi, generally facing the main shrine.

Indore is a huge, bustling city - the 14th largest in India. In the 19th century it was the capital of the Indore State ruled by the Holkar dynasty. Shivaji Rao was the maharaja of Indore from 1886 to 1903. His administration was not considered successful, and his reign ended with his abdication.

The dates on these coins are written in Nagari numerals, and use the Vikram Samvat lunar calendar which is 56.7 years ahead of the Gregorian calendar. Subtract 57 years from the VS date to get the AD date.

• quantity 1
• demonetized (no longer in circulation) polished Copper coin
• diameter: 26.25 mm
• weight: 6.22 g

• 24” brass ball chain {2.5mm thick, lightweight 5 g}
• no chain or cord
• 2-1/2" brass snake keychain with snap end {see last photo}

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