Horse & bull jital: Shahis of Kabul and Gandhara, with Samanta Deva legend

Started by Overlord, February 04, 2008, 05:14:28 PM

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Overlord

Here it is. Any info on the date of issue/the ruler under which it was issued?



Oesho

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Hindu Shahis of Kabul and Gandhara, Samanta Deva, silver/billon jital.
Obv. recumbent bull facing left, above in Sarada script Sri Samanta Deva (anonymous title of the Hindu Shahi kings, c.AD 850-1000)
Rev.: Horseman to right. To left Sarada akshara bhi. Symbol on the right not clear.
Ref.: Tye#14.

Overlord

Quote from: Oesho on February 05, 2008, 12:26:34 AM
Hindu Shahis of Kabul and Gadhara, Samanta Deva, silver/billon jital.
Obv. recumbent bull facing left, above in Sarada script Sri Samanta Deva (anonymous title of the Hindu Shahi kings, c.AD 850-1000)
Rev.: Horseman to right. To left Sarada akshara bhi. Symbol on the right not clear.
Ref.: Tye#14.

Figleaf

I don't know anything about these series, but I know a great coin when I see one. I am amazed to learn of Hinduism in Kabul, the more so since at the time given for these coins, Kabul was conquered for Islam by Yacub bin Laith as Saffar. I note, though, that Kabulistan is a term for a larger territory, comprising Jalabad and Peshawar ...

Peter
An unidentified coin is a piece of metal. An identified coin is a piece of history.