Medieval Islamic World, Buyid Dynasty, Majd al-Dawla (997-1029 CE), Dirham(C)

IS-BUYID-MAJD
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Medieval Islamic World, Buyid Dynasty, Majd al-Dawla (997-1029 CE), Dirham(C)

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  • Order Code: IS-BUYID-MAJD
  • Size: 26
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  • Metal: Silver
  • Obverse: Inscription in Arabic script, giving ruler's name, title, date of issue, minting place and frequently religious verses.
  • Reverse: Inscription in Arabic script, giving ruler's name, title, date of issue, minting place and frequently religious verses.
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A short-lived empire (934-1062 CE / AH 322-454), that extended across the Middle East and was briefly Islam's most powerful. Named after the empire's founders father, a fisherman called Buya who converted from Zoroastrianism to Islam. The dynasty claimed to be descended from the ancient Sasanian emperors. They are responsible for helping to fracture the Islamic world by weakening the once mighty Abbasid empire, the third Islamic caliphate.