Lot 198

Ghazanvids, Masud-I bin Mahmud, Silver Zahiri Dirham

  • Estimated Price (INR)
  • 500 - 600
  • Price Realised -
  • Auction Completed!

Catalog Reference #
Metal Composition
Lot Grade/Condition
very fine
17.91 mm
3.06 gms
Zahiri Dirham
AH 421-432, 1030-1042 AD

Ghazanvids, Masud-I bin Mahmud (AH 421-432, 1030-1042 AD), Silver Zahiri Dirham, 3.06 gms, 17.91 mm, citing the Abbasid Caliph Al-Qaim b’Amr Allah, NM, ND, The Zahiri dirhams of Masud-I can be seen as the successor of the Yamini dirhams of his father Mahmud, that came to be the defacto currency of the Ghaznavid realms. The name Zahiri is based on the official title of Masud-I: “Zahir Khalifat Allah” (Transl. Supporter of the Caliph of Allah), Album-1621, very fine, minor areas of weakness, scarce.