ISLAMIC, Umayyad Caliphate. temp. 'Abd al-Malik ibn Marwan, AH 65-86 / AD 685-705. Pashiz (Bronze, 24 mm, 3.00 g, 3 h), mint and date illegible. Draped bust of Khosrau II to right, wearing elaborate mural crown; behind head, AFZUT GDH ('may his kingship increase' in Pahlawi); before head, PLHWYH PYLWCYH ('Benediction, Victory' in Pahlawi); in outer margin, possibly 'Muhammad Rasul Allah wa lladhin yatluna ma'a-hu ashidda ala l-Kuffar ruhama bayna-hum' ('Muhammad ist the Prophet of God, those who recite with him are violent to the Infidels and compassionate betwenn them' in Kufic). Rev. Fire altar flanked by two attendants; to leftm illegible legend; to right, illegible legend. Album -. Gyselen -. An apparently unpublished and very interesting bilingual pashiz. Harshly cleaned and struck from a worn reverse die, otherwise, very fine.