K̲h̲urs̲h̲īd
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, ispahbad̲h̲ [q.v.] of the Dabūyid line in Ṭabaristān. It was long believed that there were two K̲h̲urs̲h̲īds, because of errors in interpreting coin legends; Mordtmann, in SB Bayr . Ak. (1871), 30, 36, dated three coins of this prince to the years 70, 60 and 64 of the Ṭabaristān era, and this led people to posit the existence of a K̲h̲urs̲h̲īd I who reigned 50-60 T. and a K̲h̲urs̲h̲īd II who reigned 88-116 T. (idem, in ZDMG, xxxiii, 110, cited by Unvala, P. 8, § 5, p. 30, § 11). He was followed by Marquart, Ērānšahr , 132, who also read 64 T. on a coin which he attributed to K̲h̲urs̲h̲īd I, who mu…

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Rekaya, M., “K̲h̲urs̲h̲īd”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 27 August 2016 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_4345>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



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