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ID: 49294







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The New York Sale

Auction Auction XIV (10.01.2007)
Lot 498  ( » )
Estimate 5000 USD
Price 5500 USD

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ISLAMIC COINS
ARAB-SASANIAN

No.: 498
Estimate: $ 5000
d=31 mm

Anonymous. Drachm. AR 3.94 g. GRM-KRMAN (unidentified mint in Kirman province). 70h. Obv: Pahlavi legend MHMT PGTAMI Y DAT (Muhammad is the messenger of God) in place of governor’s name, bism allah wali al-amr in margin. A. Shams Eshragh, ‘An Interesting Arab-Sasanian Dirhem’, ONS Newsletter 178 (same dies). Walker -. SICA -. Gaube -. Extremely rare. Small amount of surface deposit.
Good very fine

On the specimen published by Shams Eshragh the ‘l-amr’ in the 3rd quarter of the obverse margin has been erased from the die and replaced with ‘llah’.