• Ghaznavid Coinage: Narrow Dirham of Isma’il

    This is a silver dirham of Emir Isma’il who succeeded his father Emir Sebuktegin as the second ruler of the Ghaznavid empire, which formed the eastern frontier of medieval Islam. He ruled from 387 A.H. (997 C.E.) to 388 A.H. (998 C.E.). Obverse: Cryptic Tamgha at the top Lines 1-3:
  • Coinage Of The Suris Silver Rupee of Sher Shah: Mint of Sharifabad

    Ruler: Sher Shah Suri Mint: Sharifabad Date: 946 A.H. (1539-1540 C.E.) Reference: Goron & Goenka – D797 Denomination: AR Rupee Weight: 11.43 grams Diameter: 26.06 mm Brief Description and Explanation of the Inscriptions Obverse: Farid (right margin) al-Dunya (bottom margin) wa al-Din (left margin) Abu al-Muzaffar (top margin) Sher Shah
  • Coinage Of The Suris Silver Rupee of Islam Shah: Mint of Narnol

    COINAGE OF THE SURIS Silver Rupee of Islam Shah: Mint of Narnol   Ruler: Islam Shah Suri Mint: Narnol Date: 960 A.H. (1552-1553 C.E.) Reference: Goron & Goenka – D965 Denomination: AR Rupee Weight: 11.51 grams Diameter: 23.59 mm Brief Description and Explanation of the Inscriptions Obverse: Most of the
  • Ghaznavid Coinage: Narrow Dirham of Sebuktegin

    This is a silver dirham of Amir Sebuktegin who is considered as the first ruler of the Ghaznavid dynasty, which ruled the eastern lands and frontier of the medieval Islamic world. Obverse: Cryptic Tamgha at the top Lines 1-3: La ilaha illa Allah wahdahu la sharika lahu Line-4:     Al-Ta’i Billah
  • Ghaznavid Coinage: Yamini Dirham of Mahmud

    Description:  Ghaznavids: Mahmud (992-1002 C.E.). Type: Yamini Dirham -- Type-IB Mint: Ghazna-Farwan Type (NM) Date: ND Inscriptions:  Obverse: Top: Adl (some people have read this as Ghazna as well, for which we will to admit that this word is not written in the Kufic script whereas all other text is
  • AMIRS OF BUST; Muhammad Bin Q(Kh)ut-tageen, AE Fals

    A dynasty of local Emirs of Bust, a city which is now called Lashkargah is the capital of the Helmand province of modern Afghanistan. The dynasty is of Turk yet obscure origins and most of what is known about the dynasty is through their coinage. We know from the times of the last Saffarid Emir