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414, Lot: 627. Estimate $150.
Sold for $160. 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 (34mm, 4.01 g, 3h). Arab-Sasanian type. Issue of Ubayd Allah ibn Abi Bakra, governor (fl. 79-80 / AD 698-699). SK (Sijistan) mint. Blundered AH date in Pahlavi, but struck circa AD 698/9. Crowned Sasanian-style bust right; bismillah and rabbi in Arabic in outer margin / Fire altar flanked by attendants; star and crescent flanking flames. Cf. SICA I 368-70; Walker, Arab-Sasanian –; Album 37; ICV 50. Good VF, deposits.