Quality silver qanhari dirham with Shahada, Amir 'Abdallah (9th-11 century AD), Amirs of Sind (AS #2)

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La ilah illa allah wahdahu la sharik lahu / Muhammed rasul Allah, al-amir Abdallah  ("There is no god by Allah alone, no partner to him / Muhammed is the messenger of Allah, Amir Abdallah") in Arabic spread on both sides. 11mm, 0.49 grams. "The coins of the Indian Sultanates"#AS 2; Rajgor 3250.

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.