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This is a modest collection of second millennium gold coins of Afghanistan from the early 1900s

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GHAZNAVID EMPIRE

The Ghaznavid dynasty  was a Turkic mamlukdynasty which adopted  Persian culture and ruled much o Persia, Transoxania,and the northern parts of the Indian subcontinent from 975 to 1186. The dynasty had Chazna  (modern-day Ghazni Province in modern Afghamistan).

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1 Dirhem

6.45 g - 25 mm

Both sides have Arabic scrip with a decorative outer ring.


KINGDOM

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Amani  - 1304SH

KM-911 - 3,00 g - 18,2 mm

Edge - Reeded

The obverse has the toughra of Abdur Rahman (1880-1901) known as the "Iron Amir" within a wreath with the denomination in Persian AMANI at the top and the date 1304 below.  The revere pictures a mosque within a wreath with the regnal date YEAR 7 at the bottom.


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1 Amani  - 1304SH

KM-912 - 6,00 g - 22,7 mm

Edge - Reeded

The obverse has the toughra of Abdur Rahman (1880-1901) known as the "Iron Amir" within a wreath with the denomination in Persian AMANI 1 at the top and the date 1304 below.  The revere pictures a mosque within a wreath with the regnal date YEAR 7 at the bottom.


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