Quality silver qanhari dirham (Billa thiqqa type), Amir Abd al-Rahman (9th-11 century AD), Amirs of Sind (AS #6)

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Billa thiqqa Amir Abd al Rahman wa nasarahu / Lillah Muhammad rasul Allah, Abd al-Rahman ("in Allah the trust of Abd al-Rahman and he makes him victorious / in God Muhammed is the messenger of Allah, Abd al-Rahman") in Arabic spread on both sides. 11mm, 0.58 grams. "The coins of the Indian Sultanates"#AS6.

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.