British India, Princely States, Banswara, Lakshman Singh, struck c.1870 CE onwards, Silver "Nazarana" or Gift Rupees, EF, KM23, a lot of (4) coins

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British India, Princely States, Banswara, Lakshman Singh, struck c.1870 CE onwards, Silver "Nazarana" or Gift Rupees, EF, KM23, a lot of (4) coins

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  • Order Code: DL782
  • Size: 23mm
  • Weight/Dimensions: 32 g
  • Metal: Silver
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A nazarana is a gift or present (offered or received, when people of rank meet, or pay their respects to a prince);—the fee paid to government as an acknowledgment for a grant of land or any public office. These coins struck were struck for that purpose and unlike the states copper coinage were not intended for general circulation but for this specifc ceremonial purpose. The legends reads Samba Satra and refers to the Hundu god Shiva. The coinage was struck by Maharawai Lakshman Singh (1844-1905 CE) in defiance of a British order prohibiting him from striking coins. A LOT, SOLD AS IS