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Lot 315: ARAB-SASANIAN- Abdallah bin al-Zubair. FASA mint, AR Drachm

AUCTION:  Pars Coins Auction - Sale 30

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ARAB-SASANIAN- Rebellion period, Abdallah bin al-Zubair. FASA mint, date: 60. AR Drachm (4.08 gm; 30 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 o'clock symbol; reverse, fire altar with attendants, mint DA+PH (Fasa in Persis province) date 60. 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 Some historical documents refer to him as niece of Ayisha, wife of Prophet Mohammad. Choice UNC. Lightly toned. Fully lustrous.
Lot Details
  • Offered By: Pars Coins
  • Lot #: 315
  • Listing #: 464288
  • Closed: Monday, September 26, 2022 12:44:40 PM CT
  • Estimate: $150