Quality silver qanhari dirham, Amir 'Ali (9th-11 century AD), Amirs of Sind (AS #15)

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Billah yathiqu Ali wa bihi yantasir / Illah Muhammed rasul Allah al Amir 'Ali  ("in Allah trusts Ali and in him victorious / in God Muhammed is the messenger of Allah, Ali") in Arabic spread on both sides. 11mm, 0.62 grams. "The coins of the Indian Sultanates"#AS15; Rajgor 3253.

Sind was the first part of India to come under muslim rule. The earliest Amirs issued small silver coins (1/4 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. These coins are generally not rare, but are difficult to find in high quality, like this coin.