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TREASURES OF THE KASHMIR SMAST

Catalogue of the Coins of the Kashmir Smast

 

Unpublished Bronzes from the period of the Shahi Kings of Kabul and Gandhara-

Kashmir Smast, Mardan, NWFP, Pakistan

 

(WORK IN PROGRESS)

 

 

Note: This and related pages are currently under construction. The images will be improved where necessary, and separate articles covering each specimen will be published on this page. The attribution of all varieties is tentative.

 

Copyright: Waleed Ziad

 

 

By Waleed Ziad

 

Detail of the Swan variety

 

 

 

1.       

Dynasty:

Hindu Shahi kings of Kabul and Gandhara / Zabul

Year:

ca. 8th-9th C.

Ruler: Samanta Deva / Spalapalati Deva or contemporary

 

Mint:

Kashmir Smast, Mardan

Obv.: Seated Figure

Rev.: Samanta Deva style standing bull

 

Unit: AE Kashmir Smast Standard Unit

Dim:

Weight:

Reference:

Comments:

 

 

 

2.       

Dynasty:

Hindu Shahi kings of Kabul and Gandhara / Zabul

Year:

ca. 8th-9th C.

Ruler: Samanta Deva / Spalapalati Deva or contemporary

 

Mint:

Kashmir Smast, Mardan

Obv.: Samanta Deva style standing bull right

Rev.: Figure walking right

 

Unit: AE Kashmir Smast Standard Unit

Dim:

Weight:

Reference:

Comments:

 

 

3.       

Dynasty:

Hindu Shahi kings of Kabul and Gandhara / Zabul

Year:

ca. 8th-9th C.

Ruler: Samanta Deva / Spalapalati Deva or contemporary

 

Mint:

Kashmir Smast, Mardan

Obv.: Geometric design conch shell (?)

Rev.: Swan facing left, akshara above

 

Unit: AE Kashmir Smast Standard Unit

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Weight:

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Comments:

 

4.       

Dynasty:

Hindu Shahi kings of Kabul and Gandhara / Zabul

Year:

ca. 8th-9th C.

Ruler: Samanta Deva / Spalapalati Deva or contemporary

 

Mint:

Kashmir Smast, Mardan

Obv.: Figure standing

Rev.: Geometric design

 

Unit: AE Kashmir Smast Standard Unit

Dim:

Weight:

Reference:

Comments: The reverse design is identical to early Islamic emission on this page.

 

5.       

Dynasty:

Hindu Shahi kings of Kabul and Gandhara / Zabul

Year:

ca. 8th-9th C.

Ruler: Samanta Deva / Spalapalati Deva or contemporary

 

Mint:

Kashmir Smast, Mardan

Obv.: Geometric design conch shell (?)

Rev.: Swan facing left, akshara above

 

Unit: AE Kashmir Smast Standard Unit

Dim:

Weight:

Reference:

Comments:

 

The fractional Spalapalati Deva AEs from the Kashmir Shmast

 

6.       

Dynasty:

Hindu Shahi kings of Kabul and Gandhara / Zabul

Year:

ca. 8th-9th C.

Ruler: Samanta Deva / Spalapalati Deva or contemporary

 

Mint:

Kashmir Smast, Mardan

Obv.: Elephant facing left

Rev.: Lion facing left

 

Unit: AE Kashmir Smast Standard Unit

Dim:

Weight:

Reference:

Comments:

 

7.       

Dynasty:

Hindu Shahi kings of Kabul and Gandhara / Zabul

Year:

ca. 8th-9th C.

Ruler: Samanta Deva / Spalapalati Deva or contemporary

 

Mint:

Kashmir Smast, Mardan

Obv.: Elephant facing left

Rev.: Lion facing right

 

Unit: AE Kashmir Smast Standard Unit

Dim:

Weight:

Reference:

Comments:

 

Dynasty:

Hindu Shahi kings of Kabul and Gandhara / Zabul

Year:

ca. 8th-9th C.

Ruler: Samanta Deva / Spalapalati Deva or contemporary

 

Mint:

Kashmir Smast, Mardan

Obv.: Seated Figure

Rev.: Samanta Deva style standing bull

 

Unit: AE Kashmir Smast Standard Unit

Dim:

Weight:

Reference:

Comments:

 

Dynasty:

Hindu Shahi kings of Kabul and Gandhara / Zabul

Year:

ca. 8th-9th C.

Ruler: Samanta Deva / Spalapalati Deva or contemporary

 

Mint:

Kashmir Smast, Mardan

Obv.: Seated Figure

Rev.: Samanta Deva style standing bull

 

Unit: AE Kashmir Smast Standard Unit

Dim:

Weight:

Reference:

Comments:

 

Dynasty:

Hindu Shahi kings of Kabul and Gandhara / Zabul

Year:

ca. 8th-9th C.

Ruler: Samanta Deva / Spalapalati Deva or contemporary

 

Mint:

Kashmir Smast, Mardan

Obv.: Seated Figure

Rev.: Samanta Deva style standing bull

 

Unit: AE Kashmir Smast Standard Unit

Dim:

Weight:

Reference:

Comments:

 

 

Dynasty:

Hindu Shahi kings of Kabul and Gandhara / Zabul

Year:

ca. 8th-9th C.

Ruler: Samanta Deva / Spalapalati Deva or contemporary

 

Mint:

Kashmir Smast, Mardan

Obv.: Seated Figure

Rev.: Samanta Deva style standing bull

 

Unit: AE Kashmir Smast Standard Unit

Dim:

Weight:

Reference:

Comments:

 

Dynasty:

Hindu Shahi kings of Kabul and Gandhara / Zabul

Year:

ca. 8th-9th C.

Ruler: Samanta Deva / Spalapalati Deva or contemporary

 

Mint:

Kashmir Smast, Mardan

Obv.: Seated Figure

Rev.: Samanta Deva style standing bull

 

Unit: AE Kashmir Smast Standard Unit

Dim:

Weight:

Reference:

Comments:

 

 

 

8.       

Dynasty:

Hindu Shahi kings of Kabul and Gandhara / Zabul

Year:

ca. 8th-9th C.

Ruler: Samanta Deva / Spalapalati Deva or contemporary

 

Mint:

Kashmir Smast, Mardan

Obv.: Lion walking facing right

Rev.: Bird facing right

 

Unit: AE Kashmir Smast Standard Unit

Dim:

Weight:

Reference:

Comments:

 

9.       

Dynasty:

Hindu Shahi kings of Kabul and Gandhara / Zabul

Year:

ca. 8th-9th C.

Ruler: Samanta Deva / Spalapalati Deva or contemporary

 

Mint:

Kashmir Smast, Mardan

Obv.: Archer standing facing right

Rev.: Lion walking left

 

Unit: AE Kashmir Smast Standard Unit

Dim:

Weight:

Reference:

Comments:

 

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