Payalo: coin from Princely State of Kutch (1943-1947)


1 payalo, 1945: Princely State of Kutch (India)

1 payalo, 1945: Princely State of Kutch (India)

Coin with a round hole in the center.

Cutch State or Kutch State (in numismatic catalogs the issuer is often indicated as Princely State of Kutch) — a kingdom in the Kutch region (1147-1819) and a princely state under British rule (1819-1947). Its territories covered the present day Kutch region of Gujarat (Republic of India).

Ruler: Vijayarajaji (Maharajadhiraj Mirza Maharao Sri Sir Vijayarajaji Khengarji Sawai Bahadur) — the ruling Rao of Cutch (1942-1948).

Wikipedia: Maharao is a variation on the Indian royal title Maharaja, also meaning "great king" in Hindi; it is composed of Maha ("great") and the royal title Rao (variation on Raja).

Date on coin: VS 2002 (VS: "Vikram Samvat" — Hindu calendar used in the Indian subcontinent; in India it is used in several states) = 1945 (Gregorian calendar).

The legend on the reverse and obverse of the coin is written in two languages: Devnagari script and Perso-Arabic script (Urdu), respectively.

महाराओ श्री विजयराजजी: Maharao Sri Vijayarajaji.

कच्छ - २००२: Kutch - 2002.

पायलो: payalo.

Symbols of Kutch State — crescent, trident, katar (type of push dagger).

جورج ٦ قيصر ہند: George VI Emperor of India.

ضرب بہوج: Struck in Bhuj (capital of the Cutch State during 1549-1947).

۱۹۴۵: 1945.

  • Copper: 27 mm - 8.36 g
  • Reference price: 8.1$

COIN PAYALO — WHERE & WHEN (coins catalog: by names & emitents)
  1. PRINCELY STATE OF KUTCH, INDIA (1943-1947): payalo = 12 trambiyo = 6 dokdo = 4 dhinglo = 2 dhabu = 1/2 adhio = 1/4 kori

PAYALO as coin name.
Princely state of Kutch is well known among numismatists of the world for its extremely colorful coinage system. Thus, in the 20th century, shortly before becoming part of the newly formed Republic of India, the rulers of Kutch issued coins of a number of denominations: 1 kori = 2 adhio = 4 payalo = 8 dhabu = 16 dhinglo = 24 dokdo = 48 trambiyo.
One of the rarest denominations among those listed is payalo itself. Only one type of Indian coin of this name is known.
The name of the coin payalo in Devnagari is spelled as पायलो. According to one version, the name comes from the Sanskrit term पाद, which is translated as "foot", but also as "quarter" (payalo = 1/4 kori).
Also, payalo (पायलो) is translated from Sanskrit as anklet (women's traditional Indian jewelry — a bracelet worn on the ankle).