ISLAMIC DYNASTIES, GHAZNAVID: Mahmud (998-1030) Silver dirham, bilingual type, Mahmudpur (Lahore) AH 418. RARE+CHOICE!

World Coins - ISLAMIC DYNASTIES, GHAZNAVID: Mahmud (998-1030) Silver dirham, bilingual type, Mahmudpur (Lahore) AH 418. 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 above, billah at left
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 (= 1027-1028 CE)
Weight 2.81 gm.
Diameter 19 mm.
Die axis 7 o'clock
Reference Album 1610, Goron-Goenka GZ3
Comments This variety has al-qadir above and billah at left on the obverse. Also, the reverse margin reads: avyaktiya name ayam tankam hato mahamudapura 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!
Price SKU: 644.61
US$ 150.00
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  • CAD 184.10

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