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364, Lot: 588. Estimate $150.
Sold for $95. 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 (33mm, 3.34 g, 3h). Khosrau type. Struck under Ziyad ibn Abi Sufyan as governor of al-Basra. YZ (Yazd) mint. Dated AH 49 (AD 668/9). Crowned Sasanian-style bust right; rabbi andbismillah in Arabic in outer margin; c/m: Hunnic tamgha in incuse / Fire altar with ribbons and attendants; star and crescent flanking flames; date to left; mint to right. Cf. SICA I 482 (for type, but without c/m); Walker, Arab-Sasanian –; Album 5; Wilkes 2; for c/m: Göbl, Dokumente, KM 62. VF, toned.