MUZAFFARID, Shah Shuja’, 1358-1386 AD, silver 2 dinars, Shiraz mint


MUZAFFARID, Shah Shuja’, 1358-1386 AD, 2 dinars, no date, Shiraz mint, Obverse: kalima, legend around, all in octafoil, Reverse: name in looped hexagon, mint at bottom, silver, 22mm, 2.12g, A2282.8, crude, G-VG

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Shah Shuja’, I find in Wikipedia, meant well, but spent most of his energy fighting with his brothers, the normal pastime of the Turkic ruling class.

The Mongol conquest of almost all of Asia in the 13th century created the largest empire the world had ever seen. But their succession system was as primitve as it could be, and the empire fragmented in about a century. Local dynasties sprung up amongst the Mongol inheritance kingdoms. In Persia the Muzaffarid dynasty of governors for the Mongols continued as independent rulers.

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.