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CNG 103, Lot: 487. Estimate $750.
Sold for $450. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SASANIAN KINGS. Ardaxšīr (Ardashir) I. As King of Persis, AD 205/6-223/4. AR Drachm (22mm, 3.73 g, 3h). Mint A (“Stakhr”). Phase 1, circa AD 205/6-223/4. Facing head, wearing diadem and Parthian-style tiara with pellet-in-crescent / Head of Papak left, wearing diadem and Parthian-style tiara with pellet-in-crescent. SNS type I(1)/1(1); K&M 6/3; Sunrise 691–2. VF, toned, traces of deposits on reverse, struck with worn and broken obverse die and worn reverse die, cleaning scratches in margins of reverse.

From the K. Grzesiak Collection. Ex Pegasi XIV (11 April 2006), lot 204.