Lot 253. ARAB SASANIAN Abay. Ca. AH 72-95 (AD 691-714). AE Pashiz, Bishapur mint. No date. Very Rare.
ARAB-SASANIAN. Abay. Ca. AH 72-95 (AD 691-714). AE Pashiz, (0.53gm, 21mm) Bishapur mint. No date. Two facing busts (“Heraclius and son” type), the smaller with three pellets to left and star above, the larger with single pellet to left and pellet-in-crescent above; “May xvarrah increase” in Pahlavi to left, the name “Abay” to right; circle border / Crowned Gopatshah to right; three pellets at end of diadem and at end of tail, pellet between forelegs, Pahlavi letter “P” and star to right, “May Bishapur be prosperous” in Pahlavi around; circle border. Gyselen 8. Nice Brown patina. Choice Good Very Fine and Very Rare.