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414, Lot: 623. Estimate $150.
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ISLAMIC, Umayyad Caliphate. temp. 'Abd al-Malik ibn Marwan. AH 65-86 / AD 685-705. AR Dirham (32mm, 4.14 g, 3h). Arab-Sasanian type. Issue Khālid ibn ‘Abd Allāh, governor. BYŠ (Bishapur) mint. Dated AH 73 in Pahlavi (AD 692/3). Crowned Sassanian style bust right; bismillah and muhammad rasul Allah in Arabic in outer margin; four pellets after bismillah / Fire altar flanked by attendants; star and crescent flanking flames; date to left, mint to right. SICA I 192; Walker, Arab-Sasanian, p. 108, M.51; Album 24; ICV 34. VF, toned, lightly crystallized surfaces.