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368, Lot: 576. Estimate $100.
Sold for $75. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

ISLAMIC, Umayyad Caliphate. temp. 'Abd al-Malik ibn Marwan. AH 65-86 / AD 685-705. AR Drachm (32mm, 4.05 g, 3h). Imitating a BYŠ (Bīshāpūr) mint issue of governor al-Hajjaj ibn Yusuf with blundered date of AH 79 (AD 698/9). Crowned Sasanian-style bust right; bismillāh lā ilāh illā allāh wahdahu muhammad rasūl allāh in margin / Fire altar with ribbons and attendants; star and crescent flanking flames; blundered date to left; mint to right. Cf. SICA I 222 (for official issue); Walker, Arab-Sasanian –; cf. Album 35.1 (same); cf. ICV 41 (same). Near VF, deposits, areas of weak strike.