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356, Lot: 645. Estimate $100.
Sold for $120. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

ISLAMIC, Umayyad Caliphate. temp. Mu'awiya I ibn Abi Sufyan. AH 41-60 / AD 661-680. AR Drachm (32mm, 3.67 g, 9h). Khosrau type. SK (Sakastan) mint. Dated AH 48 (AD 668/9). Crowned Sasanian-style bust right; rabbi and bismillah in Arabic in outer margins / Fire altar with ribbons and attendants; star and crescent flanking flames; date to left; mint to right. SICA I 360; cf. Walker, Arab-Sasanian 27 (for type); Album 5. VF, areas of light toning, light porosity.