Arab-Sasanian, ‘Abd al-Malik ibn Marwan


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DA P (Fasā), dated YE 60 = AH 71-2/691-2 AD.

AR drachm, 3.95 gr., 29.7 mm.

Obv: crowned, draped bust in Sasanian style of Khosrau II to the right; behind head: ‘may his kingship increase’ in Pahlawi; before head: ‘Abd al-Malik, Commander of the Faithful’ in Pahlawi; in outer margin: ‘bism allāh’ (‘In the name of Allah’ in Kufic) and pellets above star-in-crescents; triple pellets flanking lowest star-in-crescent.

Rev: fire altar with ribbons, flanked by attendants; above: star and crescent flanking flames; to the left: date in Pahlavi; to the right:

Ref: Malek 506; Walker C3; Album 32.

Scarce. Extremely Fine.