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364, Lot: 591. Estimate $150.
Sold for $170. 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 (28mm, 3.78 g, 6h). Arab-Sasanian type. Issue of Salm ibn Ziyad, governor of Khorasan. YZ (Yazd) mint. Dated AH 62 (AD 681/2). Crowned Sasanian-style bust right; m and bismillah in Arabic in outer margins; pellet above star in crown; four pellets to left of bismillah / Fire altar with ribbons and attendants; star and crescent flanking flames; date to left; mint to right. SICA I –; Walker, Arab-Sasanian –; Album 18; Wilkes 15. VF, toned. Very rare.