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Very Rare Sat Kartar Antique Sikh Token Coin

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Very Rare Guru Nanak Sat Kartar Antique Sikh Token Coin - 1804 (which is 1748 AD) Vikrami Samvant Mint. Sat Kartar (God is Truth) written in Hindi/Devnagri script as shown in the photo. Please find below more information on this religious token coin.

It is A North Indian Coin from region of punjab and depicts the Sikh faith. A rare coin probably minted 260 years ago in 1748 by one of the Sikh missals. (Minted 1804 is Hindu calendar call Vikram Smavat started 56 years ahead of Gregorian Calendar) The coin made of an alloy resembling bronze/brass, bears picture of the first Guru (Shri Guru Nanak Dev Ji) on observe (Date Side) exergues reads Sat Kartar and the tenth Guru (Shri Guru Gobind Singh Ji) on the reverse side. While Guru Nanak Dev is flanked by Bhai Mardana and Bhai Bala, holding rabab (Violin like instrument) and Chaur Sahib (Hand-held Fan) in their hands, a baaz (Hawk) is seen sitting near Guru Gobind Singh Ji. Also shown in the picture are the khrawaan (slipper made of wood) and a lota (small water pot). It is claimed and maintained that the ambiguity about the pictorial and mohar coins was due to lack of concern shown by successive governments about the Sikh history. It was certainly after October 14, 1745, that the chief of missals started minting coins in the names of the ten Gurus.

"Treasure-India provides an explanation of this token in its Sikh context:
'The token depicts the founder of the Sikh faith, Guru Nanak (AD 1469-1539). Guru Nanak taught his followers to have faith in the one true God and encouraged them to worship and recite the name of God.
'On the obverse of the token he is shown seated under a tree between two of his companions. Bhai Mardana, a Muslim, is seated on the left playing a rebab (stringed musical instrument) whilst Bhai Bala, a Hindu, is on the right holding a chowri (fly-whisk).

'On the reverse its shows Guruji sitting alone.On top is written SAT KARTAR meaning Only the name of the Lord (Kartar) is True.'

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