5 Kori, Kutch, Khengarji/Victoria, 1881-1886 AD
Silver 5 Kori coin of the Princely State of Kutch, issued in the name of Khengarji III, the ruler of Kutch, and Empress Victoria. These coins follow the basic design of the 5 kori, with the name of the ruler of Kutch ob the obverse, together with the date (Vikram Samvat) and the three symbols of Kutch - the trishul (trident), crescent and katar (dagger). The crescent on the front is a closed circle, as opposed to later designs, which were all open circles. This side uses the Devnagari script. The reverse carries the name of Empress Victoria, her title 'Kaiser e Hind' and the date as per the Christian calendar.
This coin is one of the three variants minted in 1938 VS/1881 AD - with different patterns on the reverse. Picture 5 shows a comparison of this coin with another variety also minted in 1881.
This is a RARE coin, with a numista rarity score of 79. Read more here
Weight: 13.87 grams (approx)
Diameter: 31.65 mm (approx)
These coins are over 125 years old, and carry some wear and tear. Coins are part of a lot, the coin you get will be one of the coins in the last picture. There will be some variation between coins. If you want a specific piece/year, please check with the dealer first.
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