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Ancient coins => Indian subcontinent: Ancient & Pre-sultanate => Topic started by: mitresh on September 15, 2020, 07:04:59 PM

Title: Hindu Shahi's of Kabul & Ohind: Sri Samanta Deva, Jital, Bull-Horseman, Tye 15.1
Post by: mitresh on September 15, 2020, 07:04:59 PM
Hindu Shahis of Kabul & Ohind, Samanta Deva, 850-1000 AD, Jital, 3.42g, Ref: Tye 15.1

Obv: Seated Bull couchant to left; trident on rump; legend in Devanagari above “Sri Samanta Deva

Rev: Horseman advancing right; indeterminate Nagari characters on either side of horseman


Samanta Deva was a military title and the popular coin type/style was extensively copied by the Rajput chieftains of Northern & Western India, and later by the Ghurids & Ghaznavids.
Title: Re: Hindu Shahi's of Kabul & Ohind: Sri Samanta Deva, Jital, Bull-Horseman, Tye 15.1
Post by: THCoins on September 23, 2020, 05:52:43 PM
Sorry Mitresh. Although i am very much focussed on the Bull and Horseman Jitals, only noticed this post first a week after you had posted it. To my defence, i have been quite busy lately.
I like your specimen, but it's not Tye#15. If the diameter is 18-19 mm it is more likely Tye#14.1.
Tye#15 has a Nagari "Ta" character in front of the horsemans face, like the one in this post (http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php/topic,31538.msg200151.html#msg200151).
Title: Re: Hindu Shahi's of Kabul & Ohind: Sri Samanta Deva, Jital, Bull-Horseman, Tye 15.1
Post by: Figleaf on September 25, 2020, 10:10:00 AM
Nicely centred strike and excellent picture. TFP.

Peter
Title: Re: Hindu Shahi's of Kabul & Ohind: Sri Samanta Deva, Jital, Bull-Horseman, Tye 15.1
Post by: Md. Shariful Islam on September 26, 2020, 09:50:54 PM
Truly these coins are amazing!