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394, Lot: 566. Estimate $150.
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ISLAMIC, Umayyad Caliphate. temp. 'Abd al-Malik ibn Marwan. AH 65-86 / AD 685-705. AR Drachm (31mm, 3.79 g, 1h). Arab-Sasanian type. Issue of Ubayd Allah ibn Ziyad, governor of Iraq (AH 54-64 / AD 673-683). AYRAN mint. Dated year 35. Crowned Sasanian-style bust right; bismillah in Arabic and yzan in Pahlavi in outer margin / Fire altar flanked by attendants; star and crescent flanking flames. SICA I 45 var. (date); Walker, Arab-Sasanian, –; Album 12A; ICV 11. VF, toned, edge chip. Very rare.