|Lot 508. India. Amirs of Multan. Ca. A.D. 712-717. AR dramma (13 mm, 0.47 g). Stylized head facing right / Fire altar with Arabic legend Lillah (in God) at the base. Fishman & Todd, M24.2 (this coin). Rated as RR by Fishman & Todd. Very rare.
Obverse: Stylized head facing right
Reverse: Fire altar with Arabic legend Lillah (in God) at the base
Ref: Fishman & Todd, M24.2 (this coin)
This is the first Islamic coin to be issued after the Arab conquest of Sind. It continued with the king’s bust seen on Hindu pre-conquest coins, but with an Arabic legend added on reverse.
Estimate: US$ 125