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414, Lot: 621. Estimate $100.
Sold for $150. 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 (32.5mm, 3.98 g, 9h). Arab-Sasanian type. Issue of Ubayd Allah ibn Ziyad, governor of Iraq. KRMAN (Kirmān) mint. Dated AH 58 in Pahlavi (AD 677/8). Crowned Sasanian-style bust right, in margin, bismillah followed by triple pellets; c/m: lillah in incuse / Fire altar with ribbons, attendants flanking; star and crescent flanking flames. SICA I 309-10 (examples without countermark); cf. Walker, Arab-Sasanian, –; Album 12; ICV 11. VF, toned, light scratches and crystallized surface.