Coin - 1/2 Anna, Indore, India, 1888-1889 (1945 VS) Numismatics Reg. No: NU 46155

1/2 Anna coin, 1945 VS (1888-1889 AD) issued by Maharaja Shivaji Rao of the Indore Princely State, India.
Milled copper coinage struck at the Indore mint
Statement Of Significance:
The arms of Indore includes an image of Nandi, the bull sacred to Shiva in a pose like that on this coin. The coin was issued by Shivaji Rao one of the Holkar rulers of Indore by whom Shiva was specially adored.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Eric Wodak - Numismatics, 1983
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 31 mm (Diameter)

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Themes this item is part of: Numismatics & Philately Collection
Primary Classification: COINS
Secondary Classification: India - Indore
Tertiary Classification: working strikes
Series: Princely States
DateEra: 1945 VS
Denomination: 1/2 Anna
Obverse Description: Bull reclining facing left; around, legend in Sanskrit characters.
Reverse Description: At centre within a bead circle, legend giving the denomination and in the third line the date in Vikram Samvat system, '1945'; around, a closed floral wreath.
Edge Description: Plain.
Shape: Round
Material: Copper
Issued By: Shivaji Rao - Government of Indore, Indore, India, 1888-1889
References: KM#35.1
  1. [Book], Mr Colin Bruce - Krause Publications, Standard Catalogue of World Coins 1801 - 1900, 2006, 622 Pages

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