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422, Lot: 646. Estimate $75.
Sold for $45. 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 (29mm, 2.94 g, 3h). Arab-Sasanian type. Issue of Ubayd Allah ibn Ziyad, governor of Iraq. BCRA (al-Basra) mint. Dated AH 60 in Pahlavi (AD 679/80). Crowned Sassanian style bust right; bismillah in Arabic; four pellets to right of lowest star-in-crescent / Fire altar flanked by attendants; star and crescent flanking flames. SICA I 76; Album 12; ICV 11. VF, traces of fins patina, light porosity.