Krishnaraja Wodeyar III, Silver 2/3 Pavali

This is a very fine and scarce coin struck during the reign of Krishnaraja Wodeyar III, the longest ruling Wodeyar king. Krishnaraja laid the foundation on which his successors built and transformed Mysore into a modern and model state. Another major significance of his ascendancy was that he was the first Wodeyar king to assume… Read more »

Krishnaraja Wodeyar III, Silver Pavali or 1/4 Rupee

The Wodeyar/Wadiyar dynasty owns the distinction for being the only Indian royal family to have ruled for five centuries! Chosen to serve as vassals of the Vijayanagara empire in 1399, the Wodeyars grew over time to reign over their own kingdom, which they did right up till the formation of the Union of India in… Read more »