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The Multiple Dirhems of Medieval Afghanistan by Michael Mitchiner
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The Multiple Dirhems of Medieval Afghanistan by Michael Mitchiner

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The Multiple Dirhems of Medieval Afghanistan by Michael Mitchiner

Hawkins Publications, London, 1973. 148 pages, 29 plates. Large format, soft cover.

Author's Preface:

During recent years a substantial number of these large medieval Moslem silver coins have been appearing on the open market, first in Kabul and then in Tehran and Western Europe. These coins were struck in north-eastern Afghanistan by the Samanid and then the Ghaznavid dynasts who controlled the region during the tenth century AD. Until their recent appearance in large numbers these were rare coins known only from a handful of specimens. Two requirements have helped to shape this article; firstly, the need to describe and classify the various issues of multiple dirhems and secondly, the need to try and define the context in which they were issued and the reasons why the Samanid dynasts adopted this peculiar form of coinage in a particular region of their domain. How successfully these requirements have been fulfilled will be left to the reader to judge.





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