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368, Lot: 572. Estimate $100.
Sold for $130. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

ISLAMIC, Umayyad Caliphate. temp. Mu'awiya I ibn Abi Sufyan. AH 41-60 / AD 661-680. AR Drachm (29mm, 3.34 g, 3h). Issue of ‘Abd Allāh ibn ‘Amir, governor of Busra. DA (Dārābjird) mint. Dated AH 43 (AD 663/4), but struck AH 44-47 (AD 664-668). Crowned Sasanian-style bust right; bismillah in Arabic in outer margin / Fire altar with ribbons and attendants; star and crescent flanking flames; date to left; mint to right. SICA I 238; Walker, Arab-Sasanian 198; Album 21; ICV 5. VF, toned, small edge crimp.