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1000 Afghani 1991, Afghanistan

in Krause book Number: 61c
Years of issue: 1991
Edition: --
Signatures: Governor: Zabihulla Eltizam, Minister of Finanse: Habibullah Mmali Achekzai
Serie: No Serie
Specimen of: 1991
Material: Cotton fiber
Size (mm): 160 x 70
Printer: TDLR (Thomas de la Rue & Company), London

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1000 Afghani 1991

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1000 Afghani 1991

emblem da afghanistan bank

Emblem of Da Afghanistan Bank on the top. Is is an ancient coin from the period of the Great King Eukridates. On the top of a semi-circle is an Arabic inscription: Da Afghanistan Bank. Two cornucopia with some gold coins at the bottom. The year of establishment of the bank are on right and left sides.

mazary sharif

On the right side is the Shrine of 4th Khalifah Hazrat Ali (R.A) , also known as the Blue Masjid, is a Masjid located in the heart of Mazar-i-Sharif, Afghanistan. It is one of the reputed burial places of Ali Bin Abu Talib, cousin and son-in law of Prophet Muhammad. The site includes a series of five separate buildings, with the Shrine of IV Khalifah Hazrat Ali (R.A) being in the center and the Masjid at the western end so that Muslims can pray towards the direction of Mecca in Saudi Arabia. The site is further surrounded by numerous gardens with places for people to sit or walk around. The mazar is the building which gives the city its name, (meaning "Tomb of the Exalted"). According to Shia Muslim belief, 4th Khalifah Hazrat Ali (R.A) was originally buried by his two sons, Hasan and Hussein in an undisclosed location, which was later made known by the great, grandson of Husayn and Sixth Shia Imam, Ja'far as-Sadiq - as the grave that is found within Imam Ali Masjid in Najaf, Iraq.

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1000 Afghani 1991

archThe engraving on banknote is made after this actual photo of Arc de Triumph and fountain in Paghman Gardens. This postcard was issued in 1973.

Paghman Gardens is a popular place near Afghanistan's capital city, Kabul. It is a place where people relax and spend the weekends there with friends and relatives. At the entrance is the European style monumental gate, similar but smaller to that of the Paris Arc de Triumph and thus to the Arch of Titus located on the Via Sacra, Rome. After his 1927-1928 tour of Europe, India and Iran, King Amanullah brought in foreign experts to redesign Kabul. Paghman, a small village at the bottom of the Hindu Kush, became a holiday retreat with villas and chalets as well as the summer capital. After becoming a Mujaheddin battleground at the close of the XX century, little remains of Paghman Gardens save for the remains of an Arc de Triumph style arch. In the summer though, Paghman is popular as a place to go for a break from the city and maybe a picnic. The locality was traditionally the family seat of the Paghman saadat most noted for its famous descendant Idries Shah.

On the foreground is fountain near the Arc de Triumph.

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Afghanistan has no official language. Population speaks several languages, including: Persian, Uzbek, Turkmen and others.