Shihab-ud-daula Mas'ud I

1031-41 AD
421-32 AH




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Mas'ud followed in his father's footsteps and continued the conquests started by Mahmud .  But in 1040 AD (431 AH), he lost to the Seljuqs.  After this defeat the Ghaznavid kingdom slowly shrank.  It remained confined to eastern Afghanistan and parts of the Punjab and Sind from about this time on.


MA001

Mint: Nishapur in Khorasan

Mas'ud 001
MA276

Abbasid Caliph: al-Qadir

Mint: Ghazna

Masud 276
MA278v

Abbasid Caliph: al-Qadir

Mint: Ghazna
Masud 278v
MA283

Abbasid Caliph: al-Qa'im

Mint: Ghazna
Masud 283
MS284v

Abbasid Caliph: al-Qa'im

Mint: Ghazna

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Mas'ud284
MA286

Abbasid Caliph: al-Qa'im

Mint: Ghazna

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Mas'ud 286
MA290

Abbasid Caliph: al-Qa'im

Mint: Ghazna
Mas'ud 290
MA294

Abbasid Caliph: al-Qa'im

Mint: Ghazna
Mas'ud294
MS300

Abbasid Caliph: al-Qa'im

Mint: Ghazna
Masud 300
MA301

Abbasid Caliph: al-Qa'im

Mint: Ghazna

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Mas'ud 301

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Numbers used to identify the coins are based on the numbers used in the Sylloge Numorum Arabicorum Turingen, Gazna/Kabul, XIV d Harasan IV, by Florin Schwarz.

Howard Cole, 2003
Revised March 2003