ISLAMIC DYNASTIES, GHAZNAVID: Mahmud (998-1030) Silver dirham, bilingual type, Mahmudpur (Lahore), GG-GZ5. RARE & CHOICE!

World Coins - ISLAMIC DYNASTIES, GHAZNAVID: Mahmud (998-1030) Silver dirham, bilingual type, Mahmudpur (Lahore), GG-GZ5. RARE & CHOICE!
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Obverse Arabic legend: Shahada followed by yamin al-daula wa amin mahmud al-milla (Mahmud guardian of the faith), al-qadir at left, billah above
Reverse Sanskrit legend in Sharada letters: avyaktameka muhammada avatar nripati mahamuda (the Invisible is One, Muhammad is the manifestation, Mahmud the king)
Date AH 418-419 (= 1027-1029 CE)
Weight 2.87 gm.
Diameter 19-20 mm.
Die axis 6 o'clock
Reference Album 1610, Goron-Goenka GZ5
Comments This variety has al-qadir at left and billah above on the obverse. Also, the reverse margin reads: ayam tankam mahamudapura ghatita tajikiyera samvati ...

A fascinating coin in that it is one of the few bilingual coins from this period, showing the Islamic professions of creed in both Arabic and Sanskrit! A CHOICE specimen of a RARE coin!
Preis SKU: 658.08
US$ 160.00
  • € 134.59
  • £ 116.64
  • AUD 209.68
  • CHF 148.18
  • CAD 201.22

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