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155, Lot: 356. Estimate $100.
Sold for $99. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

ISLAMIC, Umayyad Caliphate. temp. 'Abd al-Malik ibn Marwan. AH 65-86 / AD 685-705. AR Drachm (33mm, 3.74 g, 3h). Arab-Sasanian type, imitating Khosrau II. HRA mint; Salm ibn Ziyad, governor. Dated AH 67 (AD 686/7). Crowned Sasanian-style bust imitating Khosrau II right; “bismillah” and triple pellets in lower right outer margin / Fire altar with ribbons and attendants; star and crescent flanking flames; AH date in left field, mint in right; six-rayed star to left of uppermost star in crescent. SICA I, 307; Walker, Arab-Sasanian 115. Good VF, toned, minor porosity.