SASANIAN KINGS. Šābuhr (Shahpur) I.
|Triton XX, Lot: 438. Estimate $4000.
Sold for $6500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.
AD 240-272. AV Dinar (22mm, 7.40 g, 3h). Mint I (“Ctesiphon”). Phase 2, circa AD 260-272. mzdysn bgy šhpwhry MRK’n MRK’ ’yr’n MNW ctry MN yzd’n
in Pahlavi, bust right, wearing diadem and mural crown with korymbos
in Pahlavi on left, nwr’zy
in Pahlavi on right, fire altar; flanked by two attendants wearing mural crowns; triple pellets to right of altar shaft. SNS type IIc/1b, style P, group b; Göbl type I/1; Saeedi AV5 var. (fravahr
to left of flames); Sunrise 739 var. (no pellets on rev.); Triton XIX, lot 351 (same dies). EF, areas of light toning, light die rust, small cleaning mark on edge.
Ex Lanz 161 (7 December 2015), lot 167.