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Very Rare Arab-Armenian Zuzun

282, Lot: 405. Estimate $300.
Sold for $5000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Arab-Armenian coinage. Muhammad. Circa AH 80 /AD 700. AR Zuzun (28mm, 3.09 g, 3h). Crowned Sasanian-style bust right; Pahlavi MHMT before bust, Arabic wāf (“full”) in margin / Fire altar flanked by attendants; star and crescent flanking flames, Pahlavi ARBA (= meaningless date “4”) to left, AY to right. SICA I, 494; SCC 5; Album E97. Good VF, toned, minor marks. Very rare.

From the J. P. Righetti Collection, 104.