The Coinage and Royal Seal of Ahmad Shah and His March on Kabul and Peshawar
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1 [10c] When Ahmad Shah got his hands on that enormous cash windfall, he melted it down and minted and circulated new coins bearing his own name and this verse: “Sovereignty came from the Unparalleled Empowerer to Ahmad Shah, Mint coins of silver and gold (as the ruler of) earth and heaven.” [11]

On his seal-ring was engraved the phrase: “Judgment is God’s, O Conqueror—Ahmad Shah, Durr-i Durrani.” He had the great seal made in the shape of a peacock’s fan, round and elongated like a flask, and it was used on all decrees (farmans) and orders (ḥukms).

After dealing with business in Qandahar, …

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“The Coinage and Royal Seal of Ahmad Shah and His March on Kabul and Peshawar”, in: History of Afghanistan, Translated and edited by R.D. McChesney, M.M. Khorrami. Consulted online on 23 October 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/9789004256064_hao_COM_000012>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: 9789004234918, 20121219



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