Mysore coins catalog with values


Until 1565, a small area around the city of Mysore was ruled by the Wodeyar dynasty, which was subordinate to the Vijayanagara Empire.
By 1612, the empire was already disintegrating and Mysore had become a virtually autonomous principality, aided by the conquests of Raja Wodeyar I.
One of the most famous rulers of Mysore, Chikka Devaraja (died 1704) made alliances with the Marathas and the Mughals, which further expanded the territory.

From 1704, Mysore was considered a vassal of the Mughal Empire.

During Chamaraja Wodeyar VII (1732-1734), the princes were sidelined and the prime ministers ruled effectively. In 1761 Haider Ali, who had advanced through military victories, deposed the next prime minister and king Krishnaraja Wodeyar II and ruled with the title of sultan. He greatly expanded the territory of Mysore. By making alliances with native principalities and the French Haider Ali tried to counter the British.

His son Tipu Sultan "Tiger of Mysore" defeated the Marathas and continued to fight the British. In 1792, the next (third) Anglo-Mysore war ended with the defeat of Tipu Sultan. Half of the kingdom was divided between the Marathas and the British, and the two sultan's sons were held hostage. In 1799, Tipu was killed in the Fourth Anglo-Mysore War.

After the defeat, part of the kingdom was divided between the Madras Presidency and the Nizam, and on the remainder formed a principality under the formal rule of Krishnaraja III Wodeyar, the five-year-old child of Krishnaraja III, and the actual supremacy of the prime minister.

In 1825 a rebellion broke out in Mysore, after suppressing it, the British took full control of the principality in 1831. The Wodeyars continued to succeed to the throne, but Mysore was considered a principality within the British Indian Empire.

Mysore joined the Indian Union on August 9, 1947. Maharaja Jayachamarajendra Wodeyar continued to rule as the Rajapramuk of Mysore until 1956 and then as the Governor of Mysore State.



Principality of Mysore

Mysore Rupee=8 fanam; Fanam=4 chakram; Chakram=32 cash

Krishna Raja Wodeyar III (1810-1868)

coin Mysore 20 cash 1837
20 cash 1837

Value - 15-20 USD


coin Mysore 5 Cash 1811-33
5 cash 18 (11-33)

Value - 8-12 USD






Coins of Mysore in the catalog are presented divided by historical periods, indicating the main characteristics and differences by type.
Inside the sections, the coins are sorted by denomination - from large to small.
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