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422, Lot: 645. Estimate $100.
Sold for $200. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

ISLAMIC, Time of the Rashidun. Khosrau type. AH 31-41 / AD 651-661. AR Drachm (31mm, 4.04 g, 3h). Struck in the name and types of Husrav (Khosrau) II. ŠY mint. Dated YE 25 in Pahlavi = AH 36 (AD 656/7). Crowned Sasanian-style bust right; bismillah in Arabic in outer margin / Fire altar with ribbons, attendants flanking; star and crescent flanking flames. Cf. SICA I 381; cf. Walker, Arab-Sasanian 16 (mint attributed to al-Shirajan[?]); Album 5; ICV 2. VF, toned, light scratches in margins. A rarer mint.