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Rare Hybrid

Sale: CNG 75, Lot: 738. Estimate $1000. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 23 May 2007. 
Sold For $800. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SASANIAN KINGS. Yazdgard I. AD 399-420. AR Drachm (4.19 g, 3h). DA for ST mint. Crowned bust right, stars in crescents on shoulders; double-line legend / Fire altar with attendants and ribbon; mint signature flanking flames; “hlpy(?)” in Pahlavi on altar shaft. SNS Type Ib2 (Yazdgard I)/3 (Bahram IV), A23 (same dies); cf. M. I. Mochiri, "Petite liste de quelques ateliers Sassanides inédits," Iran XXXIV, 19; ; cf. Göbl I/1. EF. Very rare hybrid issue.