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1000 Afghani 1992, Afghanistan

in Krause book Number: 61c
Years of issue: 1992
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 1992




1000 Afghani 1992


Emblem of "Da Afghanistan Bank" is on right side.

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.

The reverse of the coin - the legendary twins bothers Dioscuri, the sons of Zeus and Leda, and the inscription "Grand Basileus Eucratides".

mosque mosque

The Shrine of IV 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 4th 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.

Beautiful Miracle of Mazar-e Sharif - the white pigeons, several thousand of which inhabits around the mosque.

According to ancient legend, on the tomb of the saint Ali live a hundred thousand white doves. Convert them is difficult, but believe it should be - just come to terms with the inexplicable phenomenon. A huge flock of absolutely identical white birds on a blue dome of the ancient mosque - not a sight for the atheists.

It is believed that if the dark doves get there, that is because of the sanctity of this place in 40 days are white too.

A remarkable detail - the dome of the shrine, even with such a high density of restless birds are always clean.

No wonder they are depicted on banknote!


1000 Afghani 1992


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

Zafar takia literally means "pillow of victory". This type of weapon got its name due to the fact that the rulers kept it close at hand during the audience. Sitting on pillows, he was usually held in his hands instead of a fighting sword, and reclining on the sofa, he was leaned against the corner of the sofa and leaned on it with one hand. Public zafar takia usually had a very expensive decoration - they were decorated with gilding, engraving and precious stones, the handles were sometimes made of jade. A distinctive feature of the zafar taka is the transverse pommel of the handle, like a crutch. ( .rus)

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.


Interesting fact:

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