Auction Date: 20/06/2019 at 10:15 am
India - First Sikh Coin Issued Under Maharajah Ranjit Singh 1799 AD VS 1856 - A rare coin dating to 1799 AD, Silver. Diameter Approx 21mm. Fine condition bearing Persian inscription and the pipal leaf symbol. In 1799, Ranjit Singh captured Lahore from the Bhangi Misl and later made it his capital. This was the first important step in his rise to power. In the following years he brought the whole of the central Punjab, from the Sutlej to the Jhelum under his sway. After several campaigns, he conquered the other misls and created the Sikh Empire.