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CNG 91, Lot: 1147. Estimate $200.
Sold for $150. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

ISLAMIC, Time of the Rashidun. temp. Uthman ibn Affan. AH 24-35 / AD 644-656. Æ Follis (25mm, 4.10 g, 7h). Imitating a follis of Constans II. Uncertain mint in Syria. Struck circa 645-647. Crowned and draped facing bust, holding globus cruciger and akakia / Large M; cross above, N/N/A I/I/Ч across fields; Γ//NЄO. SICA I -; Album 3507; Goodwin type H; MIB X18 (same dies); Pottier, Schulz, and Schulz, “Pseudo-Byzantine Coinage in Syria under Arab Rule,” in RBN 2008, class III.1a. VF, brown patina. Rare.