Kori: coin from Princely State of Kutch (1655-1947)

KORI: COIN OF KUTCH STATE (INDIA)

1 kori (कोरी), 1932: Princely State of Kutch

1 kori (कोरी), 1932: Princely State of Kutch

Kutch (also Cutch, Kachchh) — kingdom in the Kutch region of India (1147-1819) and a princely state under British rule (1819-1947).

Ruler: Maharajadhiraj Mirza Maharao Sir Khengarji III Sawai Bahadur — King of the Princely State of Kutch // George V — King of the United Kingdom and the British Dominions, and Emperor of India.

Date on coin: VS 1989 (VS: "Vikram Samvat" — Hindu calendar used in the Indian subcontinent; in India it is used in several states) = 1932 (Gregorian calendar).

महाराउ श्री खेंगारजी कच्छ भुज: Maharao Shri Khengarji - Kutch - Bhuj (Devnagari legend).

National symbols — crescent, trident, katar (type of push dagger); VS date — १૯८૯ (Devnagari legend).

कोरी अेक: "Ek kori" — One kori (Devnagari legend).

George V Emperor of India - struck in Bhuj - 1932 (this legend is in Persian).

Bhuj mint.

  • Silver (0.610): 17 mm - 4.7 g
  • Reference price: 15$

COIN KORI — WHERE & WHEN (coins catalog: by names & emitents)
  1. PRINCELY STATE OF KUTCH, INDIA (17th-20th centuries): kori = 16 dhinglo = 24 dokdo = 48 trambiyo
  2. PRINCELY STATE OF JUNAGADH, INDIA (19th century): kori = 24 dokdo = 48 trambiyo
  3. PRINCELY STATE OF NAWANAGAR, INDIA (17th-20th centuries): kori = 16 dhinglo = 24 dokdo = 48 trambiyo
  4. PRINCELY STATE OF PORBANDAR, INDIA (16th-19th centuries): kori = 16 dhinglo = 24 dokdo = 48 trambiyo

It is not known why, but the name of the kori coin comes from the word "kumari", which translated from Sanskrit means "daughter"...