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CNG 106, Lot: 931. Estimate $500.
Sold for $2750. 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, 4.05 g, 3h). Issue of ‘Ubayd Allah ibn ‘Abd al-Rahman, governor of al-Basra. KRMAN (Kirmān) mint. Dated AH 84 in Pahlavi (AD 703/4). Crowned Sasanian-style bust right; amara Allah b’il wafa in Arabic in outer margin; triple pellets to right of lowest star-in-crescent / Fire altar with ribbons and attendants; star and crescent flanking flames. SICA I, p. 34; Walker, Arab-Sasanian –; Album B40; ICV 56. Near EF, toned. Extremely rare.