ISLAMIC GOLD DINAR OF THE GHAZNAVID MAHMUD CRUDE VF

Ancient Coins - ISLAMIC GOLD DINAR OF THE GHAZNAVID MAHMUD CRUDE VF
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ISLAMIC GOLD DINAR OF THE GHAZNAVID MAHMUD * HISORICAL BACKGROUND OF MAHMUD : This coin was struck in the reign of the Ghaznavid Mahmud (Abul-Kasem Ibn Sebuktekin), 388-421AH/ 998-1030 AD. In 977 AD Sebuktekin came to power. Under him the Ghaznavid tradition of raiding the plains of India in search of treasure and slaves was established, but it was his son Mahmud who became fully independent, penetrated down the Ganges valley to Muttra, and in the north he set up the Oxus as his frontier with rival power of the Quarakhanids and annexed Khawarazm. Mahmud's empire at his death was thus the most extensive and imposing edifice in eastern Islam, and his army the most effective military machine of the age. * THE COIN : A Ghaznavid Gold Dinar of Mahmud Ibn Sebuktekin, 388-421 AH/ 998-1030 AD (as autonomous ruler) , struck in Ghazna in the year 396 AH (mint and date legible) , struck on a full 25 MM flan of high gold content. 3.52 Grms; Except for very minor weak areas in the margins the coin grades VF+. Inscriptions Yamin Al-Dawla, Wa Amin Al-Millah Abul'l Qasam. References : A-1606 (OF FINE GOLD CONTENT), as British Museum Vol II cat # 466 (year 401 but same inscriptions).

 

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