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CNG 103, Lot: 489. Estimate $500.
Sold for $550. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SASANIAN KINGS. Ardaxšīr (Ardashir) I, with Papak. As King of Persis, AD 205/6-223/4. AR Obol (13mm, 0.57 g, 2h). Mint A (“Stakhr”). Phase 1, circa AD 205/6-223/4. Facing head, wearing diadem and Parthian-style tiara / Head of Papak left, wearing diadem and Parthian-style tiara with pellet-in-crescent. SNS type I(1)/1(1); K&M 6/4 var. (Ardaxšīr’s tiara decorated with pellet-in-crescent); Sunrise 694 var. (same). Near EF, toned.