Horseman right, holding banner; Shahi Deva in cursive Brahmi in front of the horse / śri spalapati deva in Nagari, recumbent zebu bull to left with symbol on rump; to left, star above pellet above crescent. Kabul mint. 21mm, 4.25 grams. Tye #2. SKU Q346-46538
Early heavy standard of about 4.3 grams.
The Kabul Shahi dynasties also called Shahiya ruled the Kabul Valley (in eastern Afghanistan) and the old province of Gandhara (northern Pakistan) during the Classical Period of India, from the decline of the Kushan Empire in the 3rd century to the early 9th century. They are split into two eras the Buddhist-Shahis and the later Hindu-Shahis with the change-over occurring around 870.