Saturday, July 6, 2013

Baroda - Khande Rao (AH1282)

India Princely State - Baroda - Khande Rao Gaekwad (AH1273-1287 / 1856-1870AD)
Year: AH1282
Mint: Baroda
Weight: 11.49
KM Y# 12

Inscription: Read top-to-bottom & right-to-left
sikkah mubara-  ('b' with dot in mubarak is seen)
-k (top straight line)
sena khas khel

गा (Devanagari 'kh' for Khanderao & 'Ga' for Gaekwad)
1282 scimitar
zarb ('b' is straight line)
sanah (dot of 'n' is seen)

Official Title:
H.H. Shrimant Maharaja Sir Khanderao II Gaekwad, Sena Khas Khel Shamsher Bahadur, Maharaja of Baroda

'Sena Khas Khel' means 'Champion Swordsman'
'Shamsher Bahadur means 'Chief of the Special Troops'

Reference: 1/2 Rupee Nazrana below shows the full die.

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