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Research Coins: Printed Auction

 
Triton XX, Lot: 439. Estimate $3000.
Sold for $2000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SASANIAN KINGS. Ohrmazd (Hormizd) I. AD 272-273. AR Drachm (26mm, 4.28 g, 3h). Indeterminate style. Blundered mzdysn bgy ‘whrmzdy MRK’n MRK’ ’yr’n MNW ctry MN yzd’n in Pahlavi, bust right, wearing diadem and crown with korymbos, taurus symbol on shoulder / NWH’ ‘wh in Pahlavi, flanked by two attendants facing inward, the left, wearing crown with korymbos, raises hand, the right, wearing radiate crown, holds up diadem. SNS type Ia/2a; SNS Schaaf –; Göbl type I/1; Saeedi –; cf. Sunrise 753A (obol); Bellaria Collection (Triton VII), lot 580. Near EF, toned, hint of porosity. Extremely rare, one of three known with the taurus symbol on the shoulder (the third is in a private collection, but also has a cross symbol behind the hair of the king).