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3640592
364, Lot: 592. Estimate $150.
Sold for $95. 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, 2.53 g, 3h). Arab-Sasanian type. Issue of Salm ibn Ziyad, governor of Khorasan. DŠT (Dast Maysān) mint. Dated AH 64 (AD 683/4). Crowned Sasanian-style bust right; bismillah in Arabic in outer margins; pellet above each star-in-crescent; four pellets to left / Fire altar with ribbons and attendants; star and crescent flanking flames; date to left; mint to right. SICA I 288; Walker, Arab-Sasanian –; Album 18; Wilkes 15. Near VF, toned, traces of deposits, light scratches. Very rare mint.