QARLUGHID, Nasir Al-Din Muhammad, 1249-59 AD, jital


QARLUGHID, Nasir Al-Din Muhammad, 1249-59 AD, jital, Obverse: NASIR AL-DUNYA WA AL-DIN, Reverse: MUHAMMAD HASAM QARLUGH, billon, 15mm, 3.5g, T-347.x1, GG= rare, VF

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Most of the Qarlughid coins have a horse on one side. Coins with legends only are rare.

The earliest ancient Indian coins were the “bent bar” punchmarked silvers of the Achaemenid Persians occupying Gandhara in northwest Pakistan. By the 3rd century BC coins were in general use in most of India and Ceylon, and in subsequent centuries struck round coins in gold, silver, and copper came into use throughout the subcontinent and beyond to Southeast Asia and Pacific islands to Java and beyond.