SASANIAN KINGS of PERSIA. Peroz.
|Sale: Triton VII, Lot: 644. Estimate $150.
Closing Date: Monday, 12 January 2004.
Sold For $240. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.
457/9-484 AD. AR Drachm (3.93 gm). AY (Susa?) mint. "The Mazda worshipper, the fortunate, Peroz" in Pahlavi (crude), crowned and cuirassed bust right / "Peroz" in Pahlavi (crude) to left, mint signature to right, fire altar with attendants and ribbon. Göbl I/1; Paruck -; Alram 876; MACW -; De Morgan -. Toned, good VF. Rare early issue. ($150)Ex Spink Numismatic Circular (December 1997), lot 5487.
See Malek, "A Survey of Research on Sasanian Numismatics," in NumChron
1993, pg. 240, for the reattribution of this mintmark from AB to AY.