Mohar

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Mohar

The currency of Nepal from the 18th century until 1932. It was issued in both silver and gold and was divided into 128 "dams." It was replaced by the Nepalese rupee (NPR).
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This type of Nepalese mohar, struck from debased silver (68% fine) specially for export to Tibet, and distinguishable from the fine mohars of similar type for use in Nepal, by the use of separated petals, is also known in the name of Pratap Simha dated SE 1695 and in the name of Rana Bahadur dated SE 1699, but neither of these rare varieties are known cut.
The only Tibetan silver coin which is frequently found cut much in the manner as the Nepalese mohars were cut, is a tangka with inscriptions in the ornamental Ranjana script (C # 27) which may have been minted unofficially in Lhasa between c.

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