Two Exceptional Bronzes
SASANIAN KINGS. Ardaxšīr (Ardashir) I.
|CNG 90, Lot: 886. Estimate $1000.
Sold for $800. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.
AD 223/4-240. Æ Tetradrachm (29mm, 16.69 g, 10h). Mint C (Ctesiphon). Phase 3, circa AD 233/4-238/9. Bust right, wearing diadem (type G) and mural crown / Fire altar (flames 3) with diadems (type G). SNS type V(4a)/3a(2b); Göbl type IV/2; Saedi 62; Sunrise 724 (same dies). VF, brown patina, some cleaning scratches on the reverse. Well centered and struck for issue. Very rare.