Trambiyo: coin from Princely State of Kutch; 1/2 dokdo


1 trambiyo, 1943: Princely State of Kutch (India)

1 trambiyo, 1943: Princely State of Kutch (India)

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).

Coin with a round hole in the center.

Rulers: Vijayarajaji (Maharajadhiraj Mirza Maharao Sri Sir Vijayarajaji Khengarji Sawai Bahadur) — the ruling Rao of Cutch (1942-1948) // George VI — King of the United Kingdom and the British Dominions, and Emperor of India.

Date on coin: VS 2000 (VS: "Vikram Samvat" — Hindu calendar used in the Indian subcontinent; in India it is used in several states) = 1943 (Gregorian calendar).

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

جورج ٦ قيصر هند: George VI Emperor of India.

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

١٩۴٣: 1943.

Symbol of Kutch State — katar (type of push dagger).

महाराओ श्री विजयराजजी - कच्छ - २०००: Maharao Shri Vijayrajji - Kutch - 2000.

त्रांबीओ: trambiyo.

Symbol of Kutch State — trident.

  • Copper: 16 mm - 2.76 g
  • Reference price: 9.6$

COIN TRAMBIYO — WHERE & WHEN (coins catalog: by names & emitents)
  1. PRINCELY STATE OF KUTCH, India (17th-20th centuries): trambiyo = 1/2 dokdo = 1/3 dhinglo = 1/48 kori
  2. PRINCELY STATE OF NAWANAGAR, India (18th-19th centuries): trambiyo = 1/2 dokdo
  3. PRINCELY STATE OF PORBANDAR, India (16th-19th centuries): trambiyo = 1/2 dokdo
  4. PRINCELY STATE OF BHAVNAGAR, India (18th century): trambiyo = 1/2 dokdo

TRAMBIYO as coin name.
Trambiyo — historical small Indian copper coin. It was produced until the middle of the 20th century by several native principalities/kingdoms of India. It is mostly known among numismatists as an exchange coin of the state (principality) of Kutch.
It is rather difficult to trace the appearance of the first trambiyo coins. However, it is known for certain that they were already produced in the middle of the 17th century. The issue of this not large (about 4 g) at that time copper coin was carried out by the rulers of the principality of Kutch.
Two copper trambiyo were equivalent to one copper dokdo, also three trambiyo were equivalent to one dhinglo.
In addition to the principality of Kutch, trambiyo of the native principalities of Navanagar, Porbandar, Bhavnagar were also sometimes produced. All of them were under the British protectorate.
Trambiyo of the 16th, 17th, 18th, 19th and 20th centuries are found in numismatic collections. The last coins of this denomination in history are dated 1944. It is interesting that on the late trambiyo and other contemporary coins of the Kutch principality, instead of mentioning the local rulers, the name of the British kings (at the same time, the emperors of India): Edward VII, George V, George VI...
The name trambiyo most likely comes from the ancient word "tāmrá" (Sanskrit) — copper, dark red. In the language of the people of the Kutch principality, the term "trāmbhyo" means "copper".
Although such a version is also mentioned: in the Gujarati language, the term "trambiyo" consists of two words — "त्रण" (three) and "बीङुं" (seed). This was the name of the local measure of weight (the equivalent of three seeds) in ancient times.