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176, Lot: 276. Estimate $100.
Sold for $250. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

ISLAMIC, Umayyad Caliphate. temp. Mu'awiya II ibn Yazid. AH 64 / AD 683-684. AR Drachm (3.24 g, 3h). Arab-Sasanian type. MRW (Marw) mint; Abd Allah ibn Khazim, governor. Dated AH 64 (AD 683/4). Sasanian style bust imitating Khosrau II right; bismillah and three pellets in margin; c/m: animal left in incuse / Fire altar with ribbons and attendants; star and crescent flanking flames; date to left, mint to right. For coin: SICA I - ; cf. Walker, Arab-Sassanian, p. 90, ANS 12; Album 19; for c/m: cf. Göbl, Dokumente KM 3. Good VF, hairline flan crack at countermark.