A special silver coin of rupee value has been introduced.
The rupee (Is.
The medium of exchange is the Indian rupee (=16d.), with the subsidiary coinage of Mauritius.
Currency.-Persian currency alone is legal in Persia, but the rupee is freely current in Persian ports.
Alwar was the first native state to accept a currency struck at the Calcutta mint, of the same weight and assay as the imperial rupee, with the head of the British sovereign on the obverse.