Azkajwar-Abdallah

Azkajwar-Abdallah was the Afrighid king of Khwarazm from the late 8th till the early 9th century. The precise date of his regnal period is uncertain. He ascended as king after 762, but not later than 783 or 787.[1] He was the grandson of his predecessor Sawashfan.[1] Azkajwar-Abdallah is notable for converting to Islam, taking the Muslim name of Abdallah.[2] He was also the last Afrighid king to have coins minted in pre-Islamic style.[2] The latest discovered coin of Azkajwar-Abdallah cites his overlord the Tahirid dynast Tahir ibn Husayn, who governed Khurasan on behalf of the Abbasid Caliphate in 821–822.[1] Azkajwar-Abdallah was succeeded by Mansur.[3]

Azkajwar-Abdallah
Khwarazmshah
Coin of Azkajwar-Abdallah.jpg
Coin of Azkawjar-Abdallah
King of Khwarazm
Reignafter 762/before 787 – 820s
PredecessorSawashfan
SuccessorMansur
Died820s
ReligionZoroastrianism, later Islam

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Fedorov & Kuznetsov 2011, p. 87.
  2. ^ a b Fedorov & Kuznetsov 2011, p. 86.
  3. ^ Bosworth 1984, p. 743–745.

SourcesEdit

  • Bosworth, C. E. (1984). "ĀL-E AFRĪḠ". Encyclopaedia Iranica, Vol. I, Fasc. 7. pp. 743–745. Retrieved 9 May 2021.
  • Fedorov, Michael; Kuznetsov, Andrew (2011). "On some previously unknown Khwarazmian drachms and the names of rulers on them". Iran: Journal of the British Institute of Persian Studies. Taylor & Francis. 49: 79–88. JSTOR 41431230.
Preceded by
Sawashfan
King of Khwarazm
762/787–820s
Succeeded by
Mansur