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Islamic Dynasties: Ghaznavid Dynasty, lot of five (5) choice silver dirhams. ... (Total: 5 coins)

2013 January 6-7 Ancient & World Coin Signature Auction - New York #3021

 
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Auction Ended On: Jan 7, 2013
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Location: Waldorf Astoria
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New York, NY 10022

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Ghaznavid Dynasty, lot of five (5) choice silver dirhams.  Includes: (1) Ghaznavid, Mahmud, as governor under the Samanids, 387-389 / 997-999, silver multiple dirham (9.16g, 48mm), Andaraba 389, with sword below obverse, A-1608, lovely strike. // (2) Ghaznavid, Mahmud, silver yamini (2.60g, 19mm), Mahmudabad 418, bilingual in Arabic & Sanskrit, A-1610. Note: Mahmudabad is the city of Lahore, its name changed by order of Mahmud to glorify himself.  This type was struck only in 418 & 419. // (3) Ghaznavid, Mahmud, silver yamini (2.68g, 19mm), Mahmudabad 419, bilingual in Arabic & Sanskrit, superb example, A-1610. // (4) Ghaznavid, Mahmud, silver yamini (3.03g, 19mm), Ghazna, undated, moon-face between two stars atop reverse, letters S and D below, A-1609. // (5) Ghaznavid, Mas'ud I, silver dirham (4.31g, 24mm), Balkh 429, lovely example of this local coinage, A-1620. Grades range from Good Very Fine to Choice Extremely Fine.

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