AR damma (1/5 dirham) of Jalam II w/Sri, Multan, 830's AD, Abbasid governors

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Head left, "Sri" on the forehead / Three dots, stylized Brahmi "Sri" above, Brahmi letters "Ta" and "Pa" in fields, below Lillah Jah ("Ja(lama) in god") in arabic. 12mmx14mm, 0.64 grams. Mint of Multan. Fishman/Todd "The Silver Damma" (2018) #M51. SKU T23-43924.

Very rare. The three-dot coins of Multan were only recently researched and published (see Fishman/Todd's recent catalogue "The Silver Damma" (2018))

Jalam II was probably the Amir of Multan at the time the Province of Sindh broke apart in ca. 840 CE, when the local rulers of Multan, appointed by the Abbasid governors of Sindh, were replaced by independent Amirs. Thus Jalam II was probably the last of such appointees, and his successor Shibl was probably the first of the independent Amirs.