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380, Lot: 545. Estimate $100.
Sold for $65. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

ISLAMIC, Umayyad Caliphate. temp. Mu'awiya I ibn Abi Sufyan or Yazid I ibn Mu'awiya . AH 41-64 / AD 661-683. AR Drachm (32mm, 3.93 g, 9h). Arab-Sasanian type. Issue of Ubayd Allah ibn Ziyad, governor of Iraq. DA (Dãrãbjird) mint. Dated YE 48= AH 60 in Pahlavi (AD 679/80). Crowned Sassanian style bust right; bismillah in Arabic; triple pellets flanking lowest star-in-crescent / Fire altar flanked by attendants; star and crescent flanking flames; date to left, mint to right; šw or šn in Pahlavi flanking altar base. SICA I 249; Walker, Arab-Sasanian –; Album 12; ICV 11. Good VF, find patina, traces of die rust at periphery and deposits on reverse.