Home Contents Search


Coins of Shahi State

The Shahi state was created by the Turko-Hephthalite (Turks and Huns) government in the Kabul valley, when driven there by the Arabs invading Afghanistan and existed roughly from 750-1000 AD, until the Ghorids extinguished them in India.

"Vakka Deva", Copper Unit, c.870-1008 AD, Shahi State, Kabul
Elephant walking left, inscription above
Lion seated right
20mm x 21mm, 2.49g

Note: Vakka Deva is a royal title, not the name of a specific ruler