‘Adud al-Dawla

A 10th-century Inscription

‘Adud al-Dawla had this inscription placed on the walls of the palace of King Darius in Persepolis, in Arabic: “The amir Abu Shuja’ ‘Adud al-Dawla, may God sustain him, was present in Safar of the year 344 [June 955] and the writing of these ruins was read to him. It was read to him by ‘Ali bin al-Sari, the scribe from Karaj, and Marasfand, the priest from Kazarun.” See this blog post.

Another 10th-century Inscription

Also at Persepolis, ‘Adud al-Dawla inscribed this on the walls in Arabic: “In the name of God. Here was present the amir the exalted ‘Adud al-Dawla Fannakhusraw bin al-Hasan in the year four and forty and three hundred [344/955-956], on his return, victorious, from the conquest of Isfahan, and his capture of Ibn Makan, and his rout of the army from Khurasan. He fetched someone who read what is inscribed on these ruins.” See this blog post.

An 11th-century Description

This passage is from Stepannos Taronec’i, an 11th-century Armenian Christian historian. “Ibn Xosrovn” literally means “the son of the Khosrow,” but likely rendered Fanna Khosrow, which is the personal name of ‘Adud al-Dawla. The “great house of Hamtun” are the Hamdanids of northern Syria.

Source, pp. 246-7.

A 11th- or 12th-century Medallion

This medallion is frequently interpreted as ‘a representation of Adud al-Dawla.