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Offline MickBill

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Buwayhid dirham
« on: October 26, 2020, 03:05:23 PM »
Hello, I was interested to see the posts on 15th October relating to Buwayhid dinars, which reminded me that I have two dirhams that I have been unsure that I have read correctly. Here is the first one (I'll post the other in a separate post). Would be grateful for a confirmation (or correction) of my reading. Many thanks and kind regards, Michael.

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Re: Buwayhid dirham
« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2020, 03:08:18 PM »
sorry, forgot to mention - I read the date as 399 or 397H. Grateful for your help. Many thanks. Michael.

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Re: Buwayhid dirham
« Reply #2 on: October 28, 2020, 09:24:40 AM »
Dear MickBill, your coin:
Buwayhids, Abu Nasr Firuz Kharshadh (Baha' al-Dawla), citing the Abbasid Caliph al-Qadir Billah, AH 399 (1008/09 AD), AR Dirham, Suq al-Ahwaz mint (AH 379-403/ 998-1012 AD)
Obverse (First Photo):
Field:
لا اله الا الله  La Ilah Illa Allah
وحده لا شريك له  Wahdahu La Sharik Lahu
الملك بها الدوله   al-Malik Baha’ al-Dawla, The King, Splendour of the State.
وضيا المله wa Diya' al-Milla , The light of the Nation.
ابو نصر  Abu Nasr (referring to Abu Nasr Firuz Kharshadh)
Inner margin:
ضرب هذا الدرهم بسوق الاهواز سنه تسع وتسعين وثلثمائه , Dhuriba hadha al-Dirham bi-Suq al-Ahwaz sanah tisa' wa tisa'een wa thalath mi'a, This Dirham was struck in Suq al-Ahwaz in the year nine and ninety and three hundreds (399).
Outer margin: Verse from the Quran.
Reverse (Second photo):
Field:
لله  Lillah, For Allah.
محمد رسول الله  Muhammad Rasul Allah
القادر بالله  al-Qadir Billah (citing the Abbasid caliph)
شاهنشاه Shahanshah, King of Kings.
قوام الدين Qiwam al-din, The strength of religion.
Margin: Verse from the Quran.
Abu Nasr Firuz Kharshadh (أبو نصر فيروز خوارشاذ‎), better known by his laqab of Baha al-Dawla (بهاء الدوله‎) Bahaʾ al-Dawla, meaning “Splendour of the State”, was the Buyid amir of Iraq (988–1012 AD), along with Fars and Kerman (998–1012 AD).

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Re: Buwayhid dirham
« Reply #3 on: October 28, 2020, 10:58:58 AM »
When letters have become reminiscent of little clouds in a spring sky, you know you have a very difficult job ahead of you. I have high respect for people like Maythem, who unfailingly deliver a solution, not only making the coin a respected denizen of a collection, but also making a collector happy each time this happens.

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Re: Buwayhid dirham
« Reply #4 on: October 28, 2020, 11:02:46 AM »
Good morning, I agree entirely - this one (and the other I posted) seemed impossible to read. Thanks to Maythem I have the correct reading of the date, along with the full transcription of the legends.
Many thanks indeed.
Kind regards
Michael.

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Re: Buwayhid dirham
« Reply #5 on: October 28, 2020, 01:08:04 PM »
Great to see this, a beautiful coin that has seen wear, or is it a worn die?
Dear MickBill, could you furnish weight and diameter with your coins?
Thanks!
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Re: Buwayhid dirham
« Reply #6 on: October 28, 2020, 02:36:13 PM »
Here they are:
Weight = 4.79g
Diam. = 21-22mm

I'll add the same info in the other post now
Kind regards
Michael.

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Re: Buwayhid dirham
« Reply #7 on: October 28, 2020, 04:02:49 PM »
Thank you Peter and Michael, it was not easy to read such coin.

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Re: Buwayhid dirham
« Reply #8 on: October 28, 2020, 08:20:56 PM »
Thanks for the measurements, and for the reading! I feel heartened to put some more coins on the screen for you. In these sad months, I bought many beautiful coins.

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