Pul: coin from Democratic Republic of Afghanistan (1980); 1/100 afghani

PUL: COIN OF AFGHANISTAN

50 pul, 1980: Democratic Republic of Afghanistan

50 pul, 1980: Democratic Republic of Afghanistan

Date on coin: ١٣٥٩ (1359).

AH 1359 (AH: Latin "Anno Hegirae" — "the year of the Hijra"; Islamic calendar) = 1980 (Gregorian calendar).

٥٠ — 50.

پنحوس - پولى: fifty pul.

Coat of arms of Democratic Republic of Afghanistan in 1980-1987.

دافغانستان دموکراتيک جمهورے دولت: Government of the Democratic Republic of Afghanistan.

Royal Mint (United Kingdom).

  • Aluminium-bronze: 21 mm - 3.2 g
  • Reference price: 1.1$

COIN PUL — WHERE & WHEN (coins catalog: by names & emitents)
  1. EMIRATE OF AFGHANISTAN + KINGDOM OF AFGHANISTAN + REPUBLIC OF AFGHANISTAN + DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF AFGHANISTAN (1925-...): pul = 1/100 afghani
  2. GOLDEN HORDE (13th-15th centuries): pul = 1/16 dang

Regarding the origin of the name of the coin pul, there is a version according to which the word "pul" comes from the designation of a bag of coins in the Roman Empire — follis: the term was originally used in the Byzantine Empire and eventually got into the Golden Horde, evolving into "pul".
By the way, by the end of the XIX century in the territory of Afghanistan used coins with the name "falus".