Welcome To Coinage of Hadoti (Kota-Jhalawar-Bundi) Region

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The coins of Hadoti region comprising of Kotah, Jhalawar and Bundi districts range from early vedic period to the currency circulated by the state period. The oldest among them are Punch marked silver coinage. Such coins have been recovered from Jhalawar district.

 

The copper coins issued by Kushana rulers and the Poten coins of Satvahanas also found from Jhalawar area gives a clue of the expansion of their empire in this region. Suceeding them the wel known gold coins of Gupta rulers Viz. Samudra Gupta, Chandra Gupta II and Kumar Gupta I are of immense importance confirming the existence of Vast empire of these rulers. The availabilitity of Indosassanian coins in the region reflect the close relationship between Indian and Iran in early medieval period. The coins of Ajaidev Chouhan and Adi-Varaha preserved in Kotah and Jhalawar Museums adds to the glorious chapter of Chouhanas and Pratiharas. It includes the top calligraphy on metal in Arabic and Persain script.

 

The Sultan and Mugal coins of Medieval period are excellence specimens of calligraphy on metal in Arabic and Persian script. It includes that of Allauddin Khilji, Mubarak shah, Akbar, Jahangir, Aurangzeb, Farrukhsiyar, Muhammad Shah ect. After the fall of the Mugal empire the princely State coins were issued by local rulers present a brilliant picture of Numismatic perfection and innovation. The 'Katar Shahi' and 'Ram shahi' coins are worth to be mentioned.

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