Silver damma of Umar II (fl. 912/3 AD), Habbarids of Sindh, India (F/T #HS11)

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Billah yathiqu / ‘Umar wa bihi / yantasir (“In God trusts ‘Umar and through him is victorious”) // Lillah / Muhammad / rasul / Allah / ‘Umar (“In God, Muhammad is the messenger of God, ‘Umar”). 10mm, 0.61 grams. G/G #AS33; Fishman/Todd (2018) #HS11   SKU EH40

‘Umar II (recorded as Amir of Mansurah Abu’l Mundhir ‘Umar ibn ‘Abdallah) by al-Mas’udi as the reigning Amir during Masudi's visit in 912/913 AD. Coins of ‘Umar II have small neat lettering and different auxiliary marks from ‘Umar I or III. The coins are more compact, thicker and slightly heavier.