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Lot 314: ARAB-SASANIAN- Abdallah bin al-Zubair. AR Drachm, mint DA.

AUCTION:  Pars Coins Auction - Sale 30

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ARAB-SASANIAN- Rebellion period, Abdallah bin al-Zubair. mint DA (Darabgird) date 66. AR Drachm (4.23 gm; 33 mm). Obverse, Sasanian bust turning right, name "Abdallah al Amir-i, Wruishnikan" (meaning Abdallah ibn Zubair, Amir al Mo'menin), phrase "Bismillah" on the second quarter and three dots flanking the six oclock symbol; reverse, fire altar with attendants, mint DA (Darabgird) date 66. superb strike, rare this nice. Abdallah ibn Zubair rebelled against the Umayyads after the martyrdom of Imam Hossein (3rd Shia imam and grand son of Prohpet) in the battle of Karbala, He was eventually killed by Hajjaj ibn Yusuf forces. Some historical documents refer to him as niece of Ayisha, wife of Prophet Mohammad. Lovely strike on a broad flan. Choicer FDC. Lightly toned.
Lot Details
  • Offered By: Pars Coins
  • Lot #: 314
  • Listing #: 464266
  • Closed: Monday, September 26, 2022 12:44:20 PM CT
  • Estimate: $150