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389, Lot: 871. Estimate $100.
Sold for $60. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

ISLAMIC, Time of the Rashidun. Pseudo-Byzantine types. Circa AH 37-55 / AD 658-675. Æ “Fals” (18x21mm, 2.56 g, 12h). Type E. Uncertain mint. Struck circa 658-664 . Imperial Byzantine figure (Constans II) standing facing, holding [cross-tipped staff] and globus cruciger; partial blundered Greek inscription to right / Large m; cross above ; [A/N/O(?) to left, O/N/N to right]; [CO]N(?) in exergue. Cf. SICA 1, 508 (for type); cf. DOCAB 8-15 (same); cf. Khalili 5 (same); Album 3504; ICV 126. VF, orangish earthen black-green patina, areas of flat strike.

From the Dr. Patrick H.C. Tan Collection.