Bull & Horseman Jital from Afghanistan

These fantastic silver coins are over 1000 years old. They were struck by the Shahi Dynasty who ruled large parts of the region we now know as Afghanistan, Pakistan and Northern India and they controlled both sides of the fabled Khyber Pass. At the end of the 9th century they lost Kabul to the Muslim invaders and were forced east where they stayed in power for another century until the rise of the Ghaznavid Empire led to the decline and fall of the Shahi Kingdom. On one side is a horseman bearing a lance with a banner and on the other side is a Brahma Bull with a legend in ancient script meaning ‘Honourable Chief Commander’. They are in About Very Fine condition which, considering they are over 1000 years old, is fantastic and our price of £17.95 is even better. These sold out last time and we’re not sure if we’ll be able to get more after this.
Availability: In stock
SKU: ABH0015
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