Silver qanhari dirham, Amir Mohamed (early 900's AD), Amirs of Sind (AS#25)

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Billa thiqqa Amir Muhammed wa nasarahu / Lillah Muhammad rasul Allah in Arabic spread on both sides ("in Allah the trust of Mohamed and he makes him victorious / in God Muhammed is the messenger of Allah, Mohamed") . 10mm, 0.62 grams. "The coins of the Indian Sultanates"#AS25; Fishman/Todd "The Silver Damma" #HS18. SKU DD102-44980

Sind was the first part of India to come under muslim rule. The earliest Amirs issued small silver coins (1/5 dirhams) - all carrying the name of the Amir, but without any dates, so they are very difficult to date exactly, especially since the Amirs of Sind are virtually unknown from other sources. Muhammad was the son of Abd al-Rahman, he issued coins with the "Billah Thiqqa" legend and reigned some time in the very late 800's or early 900's CE.

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