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10000 Afghani 1993, Afghanistan

in Krause book Number: 63b
Years of issue: 1993
Edition: --
Signatures: Governor: Habibullah Mmali Achekzai, Minister of Finanse: Abdul Karim Khalili
Serie: No Serie
Specimen of: 1993
Material: Cotton fiber
Size (mm): 171 x 76
Printer: TDLR (Thomas de la Rue & Company), London

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10000 Afghani 1993

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Bank of Afghanistan coat of arms.

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10000 Afghani 1993

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.

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On the right side is one of the gates of Jama Masjid of Herat (مسجد جمعه هرات), also known as the Masjid-i Jami' of Herat, and the Great Mosque of Herat.

It is a mosque in the city of Herat, in the Herat Province of north-western Afghanistan. It was built by Ghurids, the famous Sultan Ghayas-ud-Din Ghori, who laid its foundation in 1200 AD, and later extended by several rulers as Herat changed rulers down the centuries from the Timurids, to the Safavids, to the Mughals and the Uzbeks, all of whom supported the mosque. Though many of the glazed tiles have been replaced during subsequent periods, the Great Mosque in Herat was given its present form during the closing years of the fifteenth century.

Apart from numerous small neighborhood mosques for daily prayer, most communities in the Islamic world have a larger mosque, a congregational mosque for Friday services with a sermon. The Jama Masjid was not always the largest mosque in Herat; a much larger complex the Mosque and Madressa of Gawharshad, also built by the Timurids, was located in the northern part of the city. However, those architectural monuments were dynamited by officers of the British Indian Army in 1885, to prevent its use as a fortress if a Russian army tried to invade India.

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Qal'a-i-Bost

The Arch gate, near Bost Airport (airport serving Lashkar Gah, a city in Helmand Province, in Afghanistan).

Cave pothole, as say, is visible on the note, in the dark area, bounded on the hillside, in the ancient citadel ruins near Lashkar Gah. This is probably one of the entrance to the underground passages in artificial Qal'a-i-Bost.

Lashkar Gah (Persian: لشکرگاه‎‎, Pashto: لښکرګاه‎), historically also called Bost (Persian: بُسْت‎‎), is a city in southern Afghanistan and the capital of Helmand Province. Prior to this, the capital of Helmand was the city of Bost, which is located a few kilometers from Lashkargah at the intersection of the Helmand and Arghandab rivers. The town of Bost itself arose next to the fortress of Kala-Bost (the literal translation from pushutu is “fortress with an arch”). The fortress was built in antiquity to control the caravan route and the crossing that once existed at the confluence of the Helmand and Arghandab rivers. The fortress is preserved poorly and looks like a big swollen hill. Next to it is an ancient arch, which was restored and is included in the list of objects protected by UNESCO.

It is located in Lashkar Gah district, and situated between the Helmand and Arghandab rivers. Lashkar Gah is linked by major roads with Kandahar to the east, Zaranj to the west, and Herat to the north-west. It is mostly very arid and desolate. However, farming does exist around the Helmand and Arghandab rivers. Bost Airport is located on the east bank of the Helmand River, five miles north of the junction of the Helmand and Argahandab rivers.

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