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CNG 103, Lot: 490. Estimate $750.
Sold for $575. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SASANIAN KINGS. Ardaxšīr (Ardashir) I. AD 223/4-240. AR Drachm (24mm, 3.86 g, 3h). Mint B ("Hamadan"). Phase 2c, circa AD 226/7-228/30. Bust right, wearing diadem (type G) and Parthian-style tiara decorated with star / Fire altar (flames 1) with diadems (type G). SNS type IIb(3c?)/3a(2b); cf. Sunrise 696. VF, toned, hint of die rust on obverse, traces of earthen deposits on reverse, minor edge chip.

From the K. Grzesiak Collection. Ex Pegasi BBS 121 (29 January 2001), lot 152.