Arab-Sassanian Coin Of Maqātil Ibn Misma, 72 AH / 691 CE
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Arab-Sassanian coin issued by Maqātil ibn Misma in 72 AH.
72 AH / 691 CE.
Obverse field: Typical late Arab-Sassanian bust. Obverse margin: bism Allāh / bakriyya ("In the name of God. Bakriyya").
Reverse field: Typical Arab-Sassanian fire-altar with attendants with mint (Bīshāpūr).
Weight = 3.59 gms.
This is the only known instance of appearance of the word bakriyya on any of the Arab-Sassanian coins. Bakriyya is a reference to the Bakr bin Wā’il tribe.
Not known. Sold in an auction in Germany.
 S. Album & T. Goodwin, Syllogue Of Islamic Coins In The Ashmolean - The Pre-Reform Coinage Of The Early Islamic Period, 2002, Volume I, Ashmolean Museum: Oxford (UK), p. 32.
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