RRR! Silver damma of Abdallah II (ca.900 CE), name split Allah/Abd, Sindh, India

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La ilah illa / Allah wahdahu / la sharik lahu (“There is no God but Allah alone, no partner to him”) // Allah / Muhammad / rasul / Allah al-Amir / ‘Abd ("Muhammad is the messenger of God, Amir ‘Abd”). 11mm, 0.50 grams. Shahada issue, mint 3. G/G #AS-; Fishman/Todd (2018) #HS23. EH12-45016
Abdallah II was probably the son of Amir Muhammad. He minted coins in "Mint 2" and "Mint 3" and his reign can be tentatively dated to the first half of the 10th century AD. This coin is an early issue (their style quickly became cruder and cruder) and in full size. The top word on the reverse of this type is “Allah”. ‘Abdallah’s name always seems to be abbreviated to “‘Abd”. However, it is likely that the word “Allah” at the top of the reverse was meant to be read as a continuation of “‘Abd” at the bottom.