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Sale: Nomos 10, Lot: 65. Estimate CHF17500. 
Closing Date: Sunday, 17 May 2015. 
Sold For CHF14000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SASANIAN KINGS. Bahram II, AD 276-293. Dinar (Gold, 22mm, 7.43 g 4). mzdysn bgy wrhr�n MRKAn MRKA �yr�n W�nyr�n MNW ctry MN yzd�n Elaborate diademed and draped bust of Bahram II, with short beard, winged crown (curved wing) and korymbos. Rev. NWRAZY wrhr �n Fire altar flanked by two attendants, both wearing crowns and each holding a spear. G�bl I/1 var. Saeedi -. Sunrise 765. Very rare. A beautiful, lightly toned coin with an especially elegant portrait. Extremely fine.

This type, bearing a superb portrait of the king wearing a crown adorned with a curved wing, seems to be very rare, indeed. Usually the general type is found with a straight-winged crown. The style is simply exceptional.