Indo-Sassanian silver drachm, Chaulukya-Paramara series of Saurashtra, Gujarat and Malwa (ca.950-1050 AD), India

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Imitation of large Sassanian silver drachms of Khushrau (7th cent. AD). Very stylized head of Khushrau facing right, degraded inscriptions/ Stylized fire altar with attendants on both sides. 15mm, 4.0 grams, thick. Early issue (from fairly decent silver). Mitchiner 428-430.These coins were minted in Northern India by the Rajput dynasties of Saurashtra and Gujarat and imitated the earlier Sassanian drachms