‘Izz al-Dawla Bakhtiyar, Buwayhid Amir in Iraq AH 356-367/AD 967-978

Treadwell Ms358G; A 1556, Nearly Mint State

Madinat al-Salam (Baghdad) mint. ‘Abbasid-style legends, naming ’Izz al-Dawla Abu Mansur Buwayh; Reverse, name of the ‘Abbasid caliph al-Muti’ Lillah and Buwayhid overlord Rukn al-Dawla Buwayh. Rare.

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Izz al-Dawla (AH 356-367/ AD 967-978) was the son of Mu’izz al-Dawla and came to power following his father’s illness and death. As the result of a major dispute with his cousin ‘Adud al-Dawla who had become overlord of the entire Buwayhid family, ‘ al-Dawla allied himself with the Hamdanids of Syria against ‘Adud al-Dawla. In the battle that ensued, ‘Izz al-Dawla was defeated, arrested and subsequently executed.