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Silver Jital Bull & Horseman coin 870-875 AD, Kabul, pre- Islamic Hindu State, the present Afghanistan

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Silver Jital Bull & Horseman coin 870-875 AD, Kabul, pre- Islamic Hindu State, the present Afghanistan 
Hindu Shahi (Sahi, Shahiya) Dynasty, Kings of Kabul and Gandhara
 Ancient / Medieval Pre-Islamic Hindu Afghanistan
 Rare Silver Jital  - 8th To 10th Century-  Bull And Horseman Coin
 Obv: Horseman Bearing Lance with Banner
 Rev: Brahma Bull Nandi Recumbent, Trishula Tamgha on Rump
 Sri Samanta Deva "Military Commander" In Sarada Script
 
The Shahi Dynasty Controlled Both Sides Of The Fabled Khyber Pass In Afghanistan And Northern India And Their Lands Included The Province Of Old Gandhara And The Kabul Valley.
 
Shahi was An Ancient Royal Title Used for a Long Period By many Dynasties Throughout The Northwestern Indian Subcontinent and Was Used by the Warrior Chieftain Rulers. Probably Descending From The Achaemenid Persians Via The Kushanas.
 
The Buddhist Shahis Of Kabul (Kabul-Shahan) Shifted To Hinduism In the 9th Century AD.
 
Islamic Invasions And The Rise Of The Ghaznavid Empire Led To The Decline And Fall Of The Shahi Kingdom.
The Nezak Huns took over power in the Kabul region from the Alchon Huns in the 6th century AD. - Early 7th century they were displaced by the Turk Shahi, of which Sahi Tigin is the best known. - The last of the Turk Shahi was Lagaturman. According to Arab historian Albiruni Tigin was over-thrown from the throne by his Brahmin minister Kallar. Kallar was supposedly the founding father of the Hindu Kabul Shahi dynasty, around the beginning of the 9th century. - At the end of the 9th century the Hindu shahi lost Kabul to the Muslim invaders and had to move their power base east, where they stayed in power for another century.