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414, Lot: 626. Estimate $200.
Sold for $170. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

ISLAMIC, Umayyad Caliphate. temp. 'Abd al-Malik ibn Marwan. AH 65-86 / AD 685-705. AR Drachm (31mm, 3.14 g, 6h). Arab-Sasanian type. Issue of ‘Abd Allah ibn Umayya, governor (fl. 75-77 / AD 695-697). SK (Sijistan) mint. Dated AH 77 in Pahlavi (AD 696/7). Crowned Sasanian-style bust right; bismillah, al-’izza lillah (the glory is Allah’s), and my in Pahlavi in outer margin / Fire altar flanked by attendants; star and crescent flanking flames. SICA I –; Walker, Arab-Sasanian, –; Album 30; ICV 44. Near VF, find patina, deposits, ragged flan. Very rare.