SASANIAN KINGS. Ardaxšīr (Ardashir) I.
|CNG 90, Lot: 887. Estimate $400.
Sold for $240. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.
AD 223/4-240. Æ Unit (27mm, 10.91 g, 4h). Uncertain mint. Phase 3b, AD 233/4-238/9. Bust of Ardaxšīr (Ardashir) right, wearing diadem (type R) and close-fitting headdress with korymbos
and earflaps, facing helmeted and diademed (type R) bust of Šābuhr (Shahpur) left / Fire altar (flames 3) with diadems (type R). SNS type VIII(5)/3a(2b); Göbl type VII/2; Saeedi 76; Sunrise 727. VF, brown patina with some spots of green encrustation. Rare.