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Sale: Triton IX, Lot: 1807. Estimate $1000. 
Closing Date: Monday, 9 January 2006. 
Sold For $650. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

EARLY ISLAMIC, Umayyads. temp. Hisham. 724-743 AD. AR Dirham (2.61 g, 9h). Madinat Balkh al-Baida mint. Dated AH 111 (729/30 AD). Kalima in three lines across fields, large central pellet between second and third lines; "bismillah struck was this dirham in Madinat Balkh al-Baida in the year eleven and one hundred" in outer margin; triple pellets at cardinal points / "Umayyad Symbol" (Quran 112) in four lines across fields, "Second Symbol" (Quran 9.33) in outer margin; five annulets. Klat 176; Walker, Arab-Sasanian B.22; Album 137; MWI 58. Good VF, minor flat spots. ($1000)