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412, Lot: 752. Estimate $500.
Sold for $650. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

ISLAMIC, Umayyad Caliphate. 'Umara ibn Tamim. Viceregal Governor of Sijistan, AH 84-85 / AD . AR Drachm (31mm, 3.86 g, 5h). Arab-Sasanian type. SK (Sijistan) mint. Dated AH 84 in Pahlavi (AD 704). Crowned Sasanian-style bust right; double border, star-in-crescents in margin; bismillah and rabbi in Arabic in outer margin / Fire altar with ribbons and attendants; date to left; mint to right; triple border, star-in-crescents in margin. Cf. SICA I, p. 34; Walker, Arab-Sasanian –; cf. Album C40 (for type); ICV 57 ; CNG 102, lot 1260 var. (additional legend on obv.; same rev. die). VF, toned. Extremely rare.