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INDIA - GWALIOR STATE - MADHO RAO - 1/4 ANNA - 1900 AD - COPPER COIN

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INDIA – GWALIOR STATE – MADHO RAO – 1/4 ANNA – 1900 AD – COPPER COIN 

Ref: #169,  Denomination: 1/4 Anna, Date:1900 (1957-VS), Composition: Copper, Weight: 7.7 Gram, Diameter:  22.20 MM

Madho Rao Scindia (20 October 1876 – 5 June 1925), was the 5th Maharajah of Gwalior belonging to the Scindian dynasty of the Marathas. He acceded to the throne in 1886 and ruled to his death in 1925. He was noted by the British Government as a progressive ruler of a princely state. He was twice married, but had only issue by his second marriage in 1913, one son and one daughter, to whom King George V and Queen Mary stood sponsors. He was succeeded by his only son, Maharajdhiraja Maharaja Sir George Jivaji Rao Scindia, 6th Maharaja Scindia of Gwalior. His daughter married, but died without an issue, in 1934. The Maharaja of Gwalior is also known as the rejected suitor of Gayatri Devi‘s mother, the glamorous Princess Indira of Baroda (Indira Devi), who broke off her engagement (contracted between her parents and her fiance) by letter. The Maharaja then married Gajararaje from the Rane family of Goa. Later on Gajararaje’s sisters were married into the notable Sardar families of Gwalior which included the Angre, Shitole & the Mahadik Families. The Maharaja received a number of honours and decorations from the United Kingdom and other Indian States. He was appointed Honorary Aide-de-camp to King Edward VII in 1901, in recognition of his support during the Boxer Rebellion in China.$_12 (45) $_12 (44) $_12 (43)


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