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Unlisted and high quality silver nasiri dirham of Zahir ad-dawla Ibrahim (1059-1099 AD) naming Caliph al-Qa'im, Ghaznavid Empire

Unlisted and high quality silver nasiri dirham of Zahir ad-dawla Ibrahim (1059-1099 AD) naming Caliph al-Qa'im, Ghaznavid Empire

Obverse:Arabic inscription in 4 lines: kalima in 3 lines / al-Qa'im bi-amrillah

Reverse: Arabic incsription in 5 lines: Muhammad rasul / Allah zahir/ al-dawla al-malik/ lbrahim/ Nasiri

19mmx15mm, 2.58 grams. Album 1640 var.

This variety is not listed. Rare as a high-quality silver coin.

The Ghaznavid Empire was one of the greatest medieval Islamic Empires. The Ghaznavid dynasty was a Persianate Muslim dynasty of Turkic mamluk origin, at their greatest extent ruling large parts of Iran, Afghanistan, much of Transoxiana and the northwest Indian subcontinent from 977 to 1186. The dynasty was founded by Sabuktigin upon his succession to rule of the region of Ghazna after the death of his father-in-law, Alp Tigin, who was a breakaway ex-general of the Samanid Empire from Balkh, north of the Hindu Kush in Greater Khorasan. Although the dynasty was of Central Asian Turkic origin, it was thoroughly Persianised in terms of language, culture, literature and habits and hence is regarded by some as a "Persian dynasty".

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