Item 129 out of 251
Lot # 129 - Exceedingly Rare Silver Square Quarter Rupee Coin of Marjit Singh of Manipur.
Exceedingly Rare Silver  Square Quarter Rupee Coin of Marjit Singh of Manipur.
Exceedingly Rare Silver  Square Quarter Rupee Coin of Marjit Singh of Manipur. Exceedingly Rare Silver  Square Quarter Rupee Coin of Marjit Singh of Manipur.
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Start Price 500000 Estimated Price 500000-700000
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Quick Description
DenominationRupee 1/4 (Square)MetalSilver
Year (AH/VS/SE/AM)SE 1735
Full Description:

Manipur, Marjit Singh, Silver Square 1/4 Rupee, Sake 1735, Obv: Nagari legend "Sri Manmanipure/svara Sri Maraji/t Singha Nripavara/sya", Rev: "Sri Sri Radha/Govindapada Ra/vinda Makaran'da/Madhu Ka(rasya)", 2.64g, 7.09x7.05mm, (Unlisted in major reference), about very fine, Exceedingly Rare.

In the year 1812 AD, Marjit Singh, the younger brother of King Chaurajit Singh sought help from the Burmese for ensuring the acquisition of the throne of Manipur, even agreeing to vassal status. Chaurajit was compelled to flee to Kachar, and Marjit became king. Although he agreed to the vassal status, he ruled more or less independently and struck a few gold and silver coins. This coin is dated 1735 SE which corresponds to the 1813 AD so we believe that it may have been struck during the first 2 years of his reign. The rupee coins of Marjit Singh are known earlier but this is the first known coin in Quarter Rupee denomination and being offered for the first time in any auction.

Highest rarity of Manipur coinage!