• 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:
  • 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