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CNG 106, Lot: 927. Estimate $500.
Sold for $1600. 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 Dirham (30.5mm, 4.04 g, 9h). Issue of al-Hajjaj ibn Yusuf, governor. BYŠ (Bishapur) mint. Dated AH 81 in Pahlavi (AD 700/1). Crowned Sassanian style bust right; bismillah rabbi in Arabic and s’yty in Pahlavi (= Saeed) in outer margin / Fire altar flanked by attendants; star and crescent flanking flames; date to left, mint to right. SICA I –; Walker, Arab-Sasanian, p. 120. Th. 17; cf. Album 35.2; ICV 41; Zeno –; Numismatica Genevensis SA 8, lot 223. Good VF, toned. Extremely rare.