SASANIAN KINGS of PERSIA. Yazdgard III.
|Sale: Triton VII, Lot: 680. Estimate $150.
Closing Date: Monday, 12 January 2004.
Sold For $240. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.
632-651 AD. AR Drachm (3.99 gm). BN (uncertain city in Kirman) mint. Dated year 16 (647 AD). "Yazdgard, may (he) strengthen (or prosper)" in Pahlavi, crowned and cuirassed bust (bearded) right, ribbon over right shoulder; crescent and ribbon over left, star behind crown, star-in-crescent before; monogram in left field / Fire altar with attendants and ribbon, star and crescent flanking flames, regnal year to left, mint signature to right. Cf. Tyler-Smith 51-53 (unlisted dies); Göbl II/2; Paruck 486; Alram 932; MACW 1253 corr. var. (date); De Morgan pg. 733, 233. Toned, good VF. Scarce. ($150)