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CNG 106, Lot: 930. Estimate $500.
Sold for $800. 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 (32mm, 4.11 g, 4h). Issue of ‘Amr ibn Laqit, deputy in Kirman. KRMAN-NAR (Narmashir) 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.