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History of the Muslim States
Ikhshidid dynasty at its Greatest Extent

The Ikhshidid dynasty of Egypt (sometimes transliterated other ways) ruled from 935 to 969. It was founded by Muhammad bin Tughj, a Turkic slave soldier, who began as governor, and was later given the title Ikhshid (Persian for "prince") by the Caliph. The dynasty came to an end when the Fatimid army conquered Cairo in 969.


Ikhshidid Princes


Only gold coins are common, with coppers being extremely rare. Dinars were mainly struck at Misr (Fustat) & Filastin (al-Ramla), and dirhams were usually struck at Filastin, and less often at Tabariya, Dimashq, and Hims. Other mints for dirhams are quite rare. Dinars from Misr are often well struck, while the Filastin dinars are more crude. Dirhams are usually crudely struck and often are illegible on half of the coin. [1]

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  1. ^ Album, Stephen. A Checklist of Islamic Coins, Second Edition, January 1998, Santa Rosa, CA


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