Shahi

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Shahi

A currency subdivision in Afghanistan between 1891 and 1925. A shahi was worth 1/12th of an Afghan rupee.
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We see firsthand the way in which multiple iconographic sources were mobilized to produce new renditions of familiar divinities or symbols of charismatic authority; for instance, how a 2nd-century BC depiction of Pallas Athena could be reimagined in a 10th-century Hindu Shahi numismatic context, alongside Vaishnava and Shaiva iconography.
He said that archaeologists found not only the Hindu Shahi structure but also the traces of a small urban settlement and a citadel, which had been inhabited since the fourth century till the Ghaznavid time.
To south of the Samadhi is located an ancient mound where there are large numbers of potsherds scattered over the site - which itself appears to be of the Hindu Shahi (650-925 AD) period.
The ancient remains were discovered at Odigram, which was the capital of Swat during the Hindu Shahi period between the 8th and 10th century.
The cultural heritage of Swat ranges from the Stone Age to the Greek remains, the Buddhist, Hindu Shahi, and Ghaznavid sites, not to mention the important Islamic heritage represented by the wooden mosques of Upper Swat.
The sculptures are believed to have been found at or near Hund, the ancient Hindu Shahi capital Udabhandapura.
Most people think that the Hindu Shahi rulers of Lahore, whom the invader Mahmud from Ghazni defeated, as being the oldest 'known' rulers of the city and its kingdom.
It could date back to perhaps the Hindu Shahi period or even earlier than that.
Another 200 sites and buildings of antiquity spread across Khyber Pakhtunkhwa belonging to various eras British, Sikh, Durrani, Mughal, Hindu Shahi, Gandharan and Greco-Bactrian period also deserve to be included in the provincial and national protected monuments heritage lists.
But with the ascendancy of the Sabuktigin (997 AD), a slave of Turkic origin born in Kyrgyzstan and sold as a slave to Alptigin, and later his son Mahmud, the Hindu Shahi Empire of the Rajputs of Lahore began to shrink.
It is clear that two structures co-existed during the later Kushans, Hindu Shahi and early days of Muslim occupation of the area in the 11th century.
The antiquities displayed at city museum belonged to British period and goes back to Sikh period, Mughal regime, Sultanate Ghaznavi era, Hindu Shahi, Kushano-Sasanian, Kushans, Sytho-Parthians (both early and later) and Indo Greeks period (3rd century BC).