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155, Lot: 357. Estimate $100.
Sold for $106. 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 (31mm, 4.04 g, 3h). Arab-Sasanian type, imitating Khosrau II. BYS mint; al-Muhallab bin Abi Sufra, governor. Dated AH 75 (AD 694/5). Crowned Sasanian-style bust imitating Khosrau II right; “bismillah” and triple pellets in lower right outer margin; “MW” in Pahlavi in lower left / Fire altar with ribbons and attendants; star and crescent flanking flames; AH date in left field, mint in right. SICA I, 199; Walker, Arab-Sasanian 104. VF.