1 Paisa, Cambay/Khambat, VS 1965 (1909 AD)
Copper 1 paisa (1/64 rupee) coin of the Princely State of Cambay, or Khambat. This coin was minted in Vikram Samvat 1965 (1909 AD) during the reign of Jafar Ali Khan. The obverse has the word 'paisa' in Devnagari and the date in VS. The reverse has an inscription in Persian saying 'Riyasat e Khambat'. These coins were minted from VS 1962-1970 (1905-1913 AD).
Cambay was one of the smaller princely states in British India, with the present day city of Cambay/Khambat as its capital. The word Cambay is derived from sanskrit 'Stambkatirth', meaning pillar. The kingdom of Cambay was founded in 1730 by a nawab appointed by the Mughal rulers. It became a British protectorate in 1817, and merged into the Indian union 1948. Cambay was an important commercial hub because of its coastal location.
Weight: 6.2 grams
Diameter: 17 mm
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