Lot 126

Samid Amirs of Multan, Amir Fahad, NM, ND, Silver Bilingual Damma (Qanhari Dirham)

  • Estimated Price (INR)
  • 650 - 750
  • Price Realised -
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Catalog Reference #
Fishman & Todd # M79-E20
Metal Composition
Lot Grade/Condition
very fine to extra fine
10.35 mm
0.51 gms
Bilingual Damma (Qanhari Dirham)
930 or 950 CE onwards

Samid Amirs of Multan, Amir Fahad (930 or 950 CE onwards), Silver Bilingual Damma (Qanhari Dirham), 0.51 gms, 10.35 mm, NM, ND, Obv. Sri Samara / miyanka, Rev. Three dot motif surrounded by Shri Ta Pa with Lillah Fahad (transl. For Allah (struck by) Fahad) in Kufic below. The bilingual coins of Fahad carry his local biruda (royal title): Shri Samaramiyaka / Samaramiyanka referring to the protagonist of the famous Jain mahakaha Samaraicca Kaha of Acharya Shri Haribhadrasuri (fl. 788-829 CE). The title Samaramiyaka, which is in Prakrit has been translated to Samaraditya in Sanskrit. This is the only issue in the entire Multani bilingual series where the royal title is in Prakrit and based on a Jain religious text, Fishman & Todd # M79-E20, very fine to extra fine, very rare.