Sharaf al-Dawla Abu’l Faris Shirdhil, Buwayhid Amir in Kirman, Fars and Oman AH 373-379/AD 972-983
Cf. Treadwell Um375 (silver dirham) and SICA-10, 467 (silver dirham); A V1565, Choice Very Fine
Uman (Oman) mint, as independent ruler, cited as al-malik al-’adil/ Abu’l-Fawaris bin/ ‘Adud al-Dawla wa Taj/ al-Milla; ‘Abbasid caliph al-Ta’i’ Lillah cited on reverse. Appears to be unpublished, stylistically identical to the silver dirham of the same mint & date. This modern Sultanate of Oman occupies the southeastern corner of the Arabian Peninsula with long coastlines on the Gulf of Oman, the Persian Gulf and the Arabian Sea. Extremely rare.
Sharaf al-Dawla (AH 373-379/ AD 972-983) was the elder son of ‘Adud al-Dawla, He inherited the kingship of a vast area in southern Persia and across the Persian Gulf in present day Uman. Sharaf al-Dawla’s real name was Shirdil which means “lion heart” in Persian.