Each region of the Indian subcontinent has a rich history behind it. The Rajputs are famous in western India while the Vijayanagar Empire was famous in South India. When it comes to the Mharashtra region, two dynasties come into the picture: Marathas and Peshwas. The Marathas were led by the warrior King Shivaji Maharaj , under whom they won several important battles to become superpowers. Peshwas were the subordinates to the King and was considered as the Prime Minister of Maratha Empire. The Peshwas were Brahmins by caste and finally came under the British East India Company. To know more interesting facts and details about them you can start collecting and analyzing Peshwa coins in detail.
Pune was the capital of Peshwas It was here where most of the Coins of Peshwas were minted. A royal symbol of Ankush is featured on the obverse of Peshwa Coins. Not much is known about them. That’s the reason why you should consider yourself lucky if you have Peshwa coins in your collection. Coins of Peshwa are found in different denominations like quarter rupee, half rupee and rupee. They were struck at various mints like Ahmadabad, Gulshanabad (Nasik), Jalaun, Miraj (Murtazabad), Poona, Sagar, etc. All Peshwa Coins were round shaped and minted using silver.
By diving into the depths of Peshwa coins you can find out several interesting facts about their history. These coins are indeed beautiful and featured interesting symbols. Collectors from Maharashtra love searching for lovely Peshwa coins which they can add value to their collection. Though Peshwas worked for Marathas, they were the ones who took care of the administration, which is why you will find a lot of respect for this community in Maharashtra.
No matter which region you belong to, you must know about your own roots. For that, trace back the events from history and our glorious rulers. This will inculcate a value of Pride among the young generation which is busy slipping away towards western cultures and ideologies. Our identity is actually based on our past. Which is why, we must take an effort to understand our own Identity. Happy collecting!