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Khwarezm Shahs ,Ala ud-din Muhammad, Jital of Zamin Dawar mint
« on: February 07, 2015, 12:07:51 PM »
I see lots of Jitals have the mint Dawar but this one has Zamin Dawar but I have no idea what 'Zamin' refers to

I think it's Tye 260
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Re: Khwarezm Shahs ,Ala ud-din Muhammad, Jital of Zamin Dawar mint
« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2015, 01:36:12 PM »
From the Thesis of A Rehman (1976):
Zamin Dawar31
Starting from the mountains of Ghur down to Qandahar, the valley of
the river Helmand is called Ard ad-Dawar or Balad ad-Dawar. Its local
name, according to Yaqut was Zamin Dawar which, he says, actually meant
Balad ad-Dawar

31: The actual name may have been Zamin Dawar. Dawar is probably the
plural form of Dar (i.e. door or pass). Nearly all the important towns
of Zamin Dawar such as Darghur, Darghash and Dartall, because of their
location in front of the passes, have Dar as the first part of their
names. Zamin Dawar therefore means 'land of the Gates'.


Agree with your probable Tye#260.

Anthony