ISLAMIC, Umayyad Caliphate. temp. Ibn al-Ash'ath.
|Sale: Triton X, Lot: 903. Estimate $300.
Closing Date: Monday, 8 January 2007.
Sold For $575. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.
Rebel, AH 80-83 / AD 699-702. AR Drachm (4.11 g, 12h). Arab-Sasanian type, imitating Khosrau II. KRMN (Kirman) mint; ‘Amr bin Laqit, governor. Dated AH 83 (AD 702). “Splendor may he increase” in Pahlavi in two lines to left, “Abd Arman...tan(?) in Pahlavi in two lines to right, Sasanian style bust imitating Khosrau II right; \
on breast; triple pellets flanking lower star and crescent; “may make prosperous (A)llah” (sic
) in Arabic in lower left outer margin, “bismillah” in lower right / AH date to left, “KRM KRMAN” (sic
) in Pahlavi to right, fire altar with ribbons and attendants; crescent and star flanking flames. SICA 1, p. 34; Walker, Arab-Sassanian
-; Album 39. Good VF, obverse slightly double-struck. Very rare issue of the associate of the rebel Abd al-Rahman bin Muhammad.