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394, Lot: 568. Estimate $400.
Sold for $700. 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 (32mm, 3.52 g, 3h). Arab-Sasanian type. Issue of ‘Abd Allah ibn Umayya, governor (fl. 75-77 / AD 695-697). SK mint. Dated AH 75 in Pahlavi (AD 695). Crowned Sasanian-style bust right; bismillah and al-’izza lillah (the glory is Allah’s) in Arabic in outer margin / Fire altar flanked by attendants; star and crescent flanking flames. SICA I –; Walker, Arab-Sasanian, –; Album 30; ICV 44. Good VF, porosity. Very rare.