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414, Lot: 622. Estimate $100.
Sold for $90. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

ISLAMIC, Umayyad Caliphate. temp. Mu'awiya I ibn Abi Sufyan to Yazid I ibn Mu'awiya. AH 41-64 / AD 661-683. AR Drachm (32mm, 4.06 g, 9h). Arab-Sasanian type. Issue of Ubayd Allah ibn Ziyad, governor of Iraq. DA (Dārābjird) mint. Dated YE 48 = AH 60 in Pahlavi (AD 679/80). Crowned Sasanian-style bust right, bismillah in margin; pellet surmounting right and left star-in-crescents, triple pellets flanking lowest star-in-crescent / Fire altar with ribbons, attendants flanking; star and crescent flanking flames;šw or šn flanking altar base. SICA I 249; cf. Walker, Arab-Sasanian, p. 63, I. 30; Album 12; ICV 11. VF, lightly toned.