tem #3038, Islamic Ghaznavid HEAVY RARE gold dinar, Farrukhzad AH فرخزاد (427-487, Ghazna mint (the Capital) Mint, Album 1633

Ancient Coins - tem #3038, Islamic Ghaznavid HEAVY RARE gold dinar, Farrukhzad  AH فرخزاد (427-487, Ghazna mint (the Capital) Mint, Album 1633
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 Ghaznavid غزنویان
Farrukhzad فرخزاد


Reign

AH444 - 449AH / (AD 1053-1059)

Denomination

Gold dinar

Date Struck

AH 444 (AD 1053)

Mint

Ghazna (غزنه) mint

Weight

6.45 gr. Heavy dinar for the period RARE

Diameter

25 mm.

Reference

Album 1633

Grade

good VF for the dynasty.

Commen

Abu Shuja' Jamal al-Dawla Farrukhzad ibn Masu'd I reigned from 1053 AD to 1059 AD on the back of the empire created by his grandfather Mahmud. The Ghaznavid throne was briefly usurped in 1052 AD by Abu Sa'id Toghril, a slave commander, who was expelled by the population of Ghazna, and it is likely that this large dinar was struck a few months only after the prince recovered his throne (Clifford Edmund Bosworth, The Islamic Dynasties, Edinburgh, 1996, p. 296-97).

The short reign of Farrukhzad was followed by his brother, Ibrahim from AD1059-1099.
 

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