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Arab-Sasanian Type in the Name of Abd al-Malik ibn Marwan

364, Lot: 590. Estimate $100.
Sold for $240. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

ISLAMIC, Umayyad Caliphate. 'Abd al-Malik ibn Marwan. AH 65-86 / AD 685-705. AR Drachm (30mm, 3.29 g, 3h). Arab-Sasanian type. DAP (Fasā) mint. Dated YE 65 = AH 77 (AD 696/7). Crowned Sasanian-style bust right; bismillah in Arabic in outer margins; pellets above star-in-crescents; triple pellets flanking lowest star-in-crescent / Fire altar with ribbons and attendants; star and crescent flanking flames; date to left; mint to right; two pellets to left of upper star-in-crescent. SICA I –; Walker, Arab-Sasanian P.2; Album 32; Wilkes 19. VF, areas of toning, light scrapes under tone. Rare.