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360, Lot: 528. Estimate $100.
Sold for $130. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

ISLAMIC, Umayyad Caliphate. 'Abd Allah ibn al-Zubayr. Rival caliph, AH 60-73 / AD 680-692. AR Drachm (30mm, 4.09 g, 33h). Arab-Sasanian type. DA + P (Fasa) mint. Dated YE 54 = AH 65 (AD 684/5). Crowned Sasanian-style bust right; bismillah in Arabic in outer margin; triple pellets flanking lowest star-in-crescent / Fire altar with ribbons and attendants; star and crescent flanking flames; YE date to left; mint to right; p in Pahlavi to above; pellet to left of upper star-in-crescent; gm monogram in Pahlavi to left of upper star-in-crescent. SICA I 270; Walker, Arab-Sasanian ANS. 7-8; Album 16. VF, lightly toned.