|Lot 522. India, Chauhans of Delhi and Ajmer. Prithviraja III. Ca. 1149-1192. BI jital (16 mm, 3.28 g). Horseman right, with Nagari legend Sri Prithvi(raja Deva) around / Bull seated left, with Nagari legend Asavari Sri Samanta Deva around. Deyell, Living Without Silver, 225.
Prithviraj Chauhan is the legendary king of Delhi and Ajmer who decisively defeated Muhammad Ghori (bin Sam) in 1191, only to be defeated and killed by the Muslim invader the following year. Prithviraj's fame as the warrior hero of the Rajputs lives on in the epic poem Prithviraj Raso composed by Chand Bardai.
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