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356, Lot: 646. Estimate $100.
Sold for $220. 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). Issue of Ziyad ibn Abi Sufyan, governor of Basra and Kufa. DA (Dārābgird) mint. Dated YE 43 (AH 55 = AD 674/5). Crowned Sasanian-style bust right; bismillah in Arabic in outer margins; triple pellets flanking lowest star-in-crescent / Fire altar with ribbons and attendants; star and crescent flanking flames; date to left; mint to right. SICA I 240 var. (star and crescent reversed); cf. Walker, Arab-Sasanian 59 (for type); Album 8. Near EF, areas of toning.