HISTORY OF THE MUSAFIRID DYNASTY BASED ON NUMISMATIC EVIDENCE

Authors

  • DR. SEYYED MASOUD SHAHMORADI Zanjan University of Medical Sciences, Zanjan, Iran.
  • SEYED MOHAMMAD NAGHAVI University of Religions and Denominations, Pardisan, Iran.

Abstract

The Musafirid dynasty was a ruling family in northwest Iran; their power peaked in the 4th century AH (10th cen. AD). This paper aims to study their history based on numismatic evidence and historical sources to shed more light on the developments of their era. Based on this study, it’s evident that the Musafirids were followers of the Isma’ili Qarmati Shi’i faith. However, they outwardly accepted the religious and political leadership of the Abbasid caliphs as a political ploy. The Musafirids established strong ties with the powerful (Twelver) Shi’ite regime of their time, the Buyids, and were subject to their control. At some point in their history, they had paid political allegiance to the Fatimids, the Isma’ili rulers of North Africa. The names and titles of different ministers and rulers of the Musafirid dynasty on the coins of this period show their importance and rank in the political hierarchy. This study is a descriptive analysis with library-based data collection.

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2023-12-13

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DR. SEYYED MASOUD SHAHMORADI, & SEYED MOHAMMAD NAGHAVI. (2023). HISTORY OF THE MUSAFIRID DYNASTY BASED ON NUMISMATIC EVIDENCE. Quarterly Journal of the Pakistan Historical Society, 71(4). Retrieved from http://phs.com.pk/index.php/phs/article/view/322

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