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3640594
364, Lot: 594. Estimate $300.
Sold for $320. 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 Umayya ibn ‘Abd Allah, governor of Khorasan. BBA (Court) mint. Dated AH 77 (AD 696/7). Crowned Sasanian-style bust right; d’nbwty in Pahlavi and bismillah in Arabic in outer margins; pellet above star in crown; triple 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 29; 37. VF, toned, slightly clipped. Extremely rare.