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CNG 91, Lot: 467. Estimate $500.
Sold for $950. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SASANIAN KINGS. Šābuhr (Shahpur) I. AD 240-272. AR Drachm (28mm, 4.35 g, 9h). Mint I (“Ctesiphon”). Phase 1a, circa AD 240-244. Bust right, wearing diadem and mural crown with korymbos; pellet to left above shoulder / Fire altar; flanked by two attendants wearing diadems (type 2) and mural crowns. SNS type IIa1/1a, style A, group b; Göbl type II/1; Paruck –; Saeedi 79 var. (triple pellets below diadem ties); cf. Sunrise 729. EF, obverse struck with slightly rusty die. Good metal.