BUWAYHID Majd Al-Daulah 997-1029 AD dirham


BUWAYHID, Majd Al-Daulah, 997-1029 AD, dirham, date missing, mint missing, billon, 24mm, 5.12g, name; MAJD, Album= scarce, A1578, F

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The Buwayhids (Buyids, Buyyids, etc.) were Persians of the Shi’a persuasion, originally from the Daylam region. The government was a federation of local Amirs (Commanders), who cooperated and fought with each other, often at the same time. Collectively, they ruled Mesopotamia and Persia until the coming of the Seljuk Turks.

The term “Islamic coins” refers to coins made by Muslim governments from the time of the first caliphs to an end point in time that varies with the particular country being considered, but is generally some time from the 17th to 19th century. There is a geographic exclusion: India and points east are generally considered separately. The main reference used here is “Checklist of Islamic Coins,” by Stephen Album.