Samsam al-Dawla, Buwayhid Amir in Khuzestan AH 367-372/AD 973-983
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Suq al-Ahwaz mint, ‘Abbasid-style legends. The title Samsam al-Dawla was only conferred upon his elevation to independent ruler in AH 372. Here, as governor of Khuzestan, he is cited as al-Marzuban bin ‘Adud al-Dawla on reverse, along with the ‘Abbasid caliph al-Ta’i’; his father, ‘Adud al-Dawla is named on obverse as overlord. Ahwaz is the capital of Khuzestan Province in modern Iran, “Suq” is the Arabic word for “marketplace” or “bazaar”.