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CNG 106, Lot: 929. Estimate $500.
Sold for $850. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

ISLAMIC, Umayyad Caliphate. temp. Ibn al-Ash'ath. Rebel, AH 80-84 / AD 699-704. AR Drachm (31.5mm, 4.05 g, 3h). Issue of ‘Amr ibn Laqit, deputy in Kirman. KRMAN-BN mint. Dated AH 83 in Pahlavi (AD 702/3). Crowned Sasanian-style bust right; pyrwc in Pahlavi before name; bismillah and amar Allah in Arabic in outer margin; triple pellets flanking lowest star-in-crescent / Fire altar with ribbons and attendants; star and crescent flanking flames. SICA I, p. 34; Walker, Arab-Sasanian –; Album 39; ICV 54. Near EF, toned. Extremely rare.