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414, Lot: 620. Estimate $200.
Sold for $575. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

ISLAMIC, Umayyad Caliphate. temp. Mu'awiya I ibn Abi Sufyan. AH 41-60 / AD 661-680. AR Drachm (31mm, 4.07 g, 3h). Struck in the name and types of Husrav (Khosrau) II. WYHC (Weh-az-Amid-Kavad) mint. Dated YE 33 = AH 44 in Pahlavi (AD 664/5). Crowned Sasanian-style bust right, bismillah in margin / Fire altar with ribbons, attendants flanking; star and crescent flanking flames. SICA I –; Walker, Arab-Sasanian, p. 11, M. 11 (ascribed to NIH [Nihavand]); Album 4; ICV 2. Good VF, minor deposits in devices.