Home : Indian Coins : Muslim Sind and Multan (711-1569 AD) : EXTREMELY RARE and pictured in Fishman/Todd "The Silver Damma" book! Silver damma with the word "Allah", post-Arab conquest Multan, ca.712 AD - Ummayad governors of Sindh and Punjab, possibly the first Islamic issue in India!

EXTREMELY RARE and pictured in Fishman/Todd "The Silver Damma" book! Silver damma with the word "Allah", post-Arab conquest Multan, ca.712 AD - Ummayad governors of Sindh and Punjab, possibly the first Islamic issue in India!

EXTREMELY RARE and pictured in Fishman/Todd "The Silver Damma" book! Silver damma with the word "Allah", post-Arab conquest Multan, ca.712 AD - Ummayad governors of Sindh and Punjab, possibly the first Islamic issue in India!

Stylized head right within a dotted border / Stylized Sassanian altar with the shaft replaced with three dots, stylized Brahmi letter "Sri" above, four characters "Ta-Pa/Na-Ha" , "Allah" in arabic in the central field. 14mm, 0.75 grams, Multan mint. Mitchiner ACW -; Mitchiner NIS -; Album -; Fishman/Todd "The Silver Damma #M24.3 (this coin).

These coins are derived from the earlier "Sri Tapanasa" pre-Islamic Multani coins. With the Arab conquest of Sindh and parts of Punjab in 712-713 AD, the overall design of the old coins was retained, but the word "Allah" in arabic is added in the central field on the reverse. These probably have the distinction of being among the very first Islamic coins struck in India. Extremely rare and published coin.

 

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