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356, Lot: 647. Estimate $150.
Sold for $220. 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, 4.13 g, 5h). Issue of Salm ibn Ziyad, governor of Khorasan. HRA (Herat) mint. Dated AH 67 (AD 686/7). Crowned Sasanian-style bust right; bismillah in Arabic in outer margins; triple pellets to right of lowest star-in-crescent / Fire altar with ribbons and attendants; star and crescent flanking flames; date to left; mint to right. SICA I 306-7; Walker, Arab-Sasanian 115-9; Album 18. EF, darkly toned, minor weak strike at periphery.