Lot 182

Samid Amirs of Multan, Amir Asad, Silver, Post-reform Bilingual Damma (Qanhari Dirham)

  • Estimated Price (INR)
  • 500 - 600
  • Price Realised -
  • Auction Completed!

Catalog Reference #
Fishman & Todd: M69-E11, Album-1504, GG-AM2
Metal Composition
Lot Grade/Condition
extra fine
9.29 mm
0.58 gms
912 CE onwards

Samid Amirs of Multan, Amir Asad (912 CE onwards), Silver, Post-reform Bilingual Damma (Qanhari Dirham), 0.58 gms, 9.29 mm, NM, ND, Obverse: Srimad / Varaha, Reverse: Three dot motif surrounded by Shri Ta Pa with Lillah Asad (transl. For Allah (struck by) Asad) in Kufic below, These bilingual coins of Asad carry his local biruda (royal title) :Shrimadvaraha referring to the avatar of Lord Vishnu. This specimen belongs to the latest issues of Asad with the script matching the early proto-Sharada script also known as the Kutila script, Fishman & Todd: M69-E11, Album-1504, GG-AM2, extra fine, scarce.