ISLAMIC, Caucasus (Pre-Seljuq). Shaddadid. Manuchihr ibn Shawur I, AH 464-512 / AD 1072-1118. Dirham (Bronze, 20 mm, 2.95 g), citing Manuchihr ibn Shawur I and the Seljuq overlord Malik Shah, without mint (struck in Western Armenia), without date. Album 1492R. Stephen Album 34 (2019), 708. Extremely rare. A well struck example of this very difficult issue. Struck on a somewhat short flan, otherwise, good very fine.
The Shaddadids were a Muslim dynasty who ruled in Armenia and Arran from 951-circa 1174.