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CNG 91, Lot: 466. Estimate $500.
Sold for $1700. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SASANIAN KINGS. Ardaxšīr (Ardashir) I. AD 223/4-240. AR Drachm (25mm, 4.23 g, 3h). Mint B ("Hamadan"). Phase 3, circa AD 233/4-238/9. Bust right, wearing diadem (type R) and close-fitting headdress with korymbos and earflaps / Fire altar (flames 2) with diadems (type R); no attendants, fluted altar shaft; pellets to left and right of altarplate. SNS type IIIb(4a)/3b(2b); Göbl type II/1; Paruck –; cf. Saeedi 67 (hemidrachm); cf. Sunrise 703. Choice EF.