The Accession to the Throne of His Highness Timur Shah
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[36c] His Highness Timur Shah ascended the throne in 1186, which corresponds to 1773 a.d. The stone of his signet ring was inscribed with this verse:

Through God’s solicitude, the flag of the felicitous sovereignty of Timur Shah flew over the world

while his gold and silver coins were ornamented with:

The gold of the sun and the silver of the moon will circulate,

When struck as Timur Shah’s coins.

After completing the formalities of the coronation, His Highness Timur Shah fulfilled the expectations of his amirs with gifts of magnificent robes of honor (khilʿats)…

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“The Accession to the Throne of His Highness Timur Shah”, in: History of Afghanistan, Translated and edited by R.D. McChesney, M.M. Khorrami. Consulted online on 22 November 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/9789004256064_hao_COM_000034>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: 9789004234918, 20121219



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