SASANIAN KINGS. Ohrmazd (Hormizd) I.
|Triton XX, Lot: 439. Estimate $3000.
Sold for $2000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.
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).