I recently acquired this dirham
and am really having trouble with the mint
and date. I have Broome
's book on Seljuk coinage but I still
can't figure it out.
Starting at 1 o'clock and moving counterclockwise I think I can see zuriba madinat. The mint
should be next but the letter forms are really sloppy (to me at least) - is this possibly Lulu'a?
Following that I think the next two character groups could be fi sanat followed by a date I just can't decipher. In theory the last word before zuriba starts should be six hundred but it just doesn't look right. I know that Diwani script was also used for numbers but even with that info I can't make sense of this.
is much appreciated!