Quality post-Shahi billon jital from Punjab/Gandhara, late 1000s AD (Tye 33)

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Bull facing left, crude Nagari SRI SAMANTA DEVA / Horseman right, Bhi (or Sri) in the right upper field. 13mm, 3.48 grams. Mintless type, uncertain anonymous issue. Tye 33; Deyell 235.

Very nice quality for this crude issue.

It is not known who issued these coins, but stylistically they can be dated to the very last years of the Kabul Shahi in northern India immediate post-Shahi Islamic period. These billon or silver-plated coins are debased versions of the very late Kabulshahi silver coins (Tye 32). They likely come from the last Kabulshahi strongholds in Gandhara or northern Punjab, though it is not known at this point who this person was and the exact location where these were minted is not known as well. 



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