Home : Persian coins - from ancient to modern : Ghaznavid Empire (962-1186 AD) : Silver dirham of Bahramshah (1118-52) w/Caliph al-Mustarshid and Sanjar, Ghaznavid Empire

Silver dirham of Bahramshah (1118-52) w/Caliph al-Mustarshid and Sanjar, Ghaznavid Empire

Silver dirham of Bahramshah (1118-52) w/Caliph al-Mustarshid and Sanjar, Ghaznavid Empire

Obv:Kalima in two lines / al-Mustarshid billah / 'Azd ud-dawla/ Sinjar  

Rev: Al-Sultan/ Muhammad rasul Allah/ al-Sultan al-Azzam/ Yamin ud-dawla/ Bahramshah. 

The inscriptions also mention the Abbasid Caliph al-Mustarshid (1118-1135) and the Seljuq Sultan Sinjar (1118-1153). 19mm, 2.63 grams. Tye #108.

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".

Please visit our ebay store for more interesting ancient coins: http://stores.ebay.com/Numismall-ACC-coins

Unconditionally guaranteed to be authentic.

 

Details
SKU w44654
Sold By
 
Price:
US$18.95 EUR 16.36 GBP 14.78 CHF 18.47 CAD 24.97
Options
Quantity