Category:Coinage of the Buwayhids
This category is for coins of the Buwayhid Dynasty in Central Asia. Though the larger part of the empire was in Persia, it extended across the boundaries of other present-day countries. The Buwayhids, also known as the Buyids, were of Kurdish Shi’ite origin. The founders were three brothers who rose an army against the Abbasids and eventually gained control of all Abbasid territory except for the capital of the caliphate in Baghdad, which was left to provide symbolic titular authority to the Abbasid caliph. During the mid-11th century, the Buwayhids weakened due to pressure from the Ghaznavids and Seljuqs, with the last Buwayhid ruler deposed in Rayy (Tehran) in 1029 AD.