Inscribed: [...] li- 'abd Allah wa-wali'ihi Ali Abu l-Hasan al-Imam al-Zahir li'zaz din Allah amir al-mu'minin ibn al-imam al-Hakim bi-'amr'ullah amir al-mu'minin salawatu Allah 'alayhuma wa-'ala alihi al-a'imma al-tahirin wa [...] mimma amara bi-'amalihi fi tiraz al-'amma bi-Shata sanat ithna 'ashara arba'a mi'a. la ilaha illa Alla [...] [translated: "...[ Assistance from God], to His servant and friend, 'Ali Abu l-Hasan, the Imam al-Zahir li-'zaz din Allah, Commander of the Faithful, son of the Imam al-Hakim, by order of God, Commander of the Faithful. God's blessings upon them both and upon their ancestors, the pure imams and [...]. From what was ordered to be made in the public workshop in Shata in the year twelve four-hundred. There is no god but God [...]"]
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