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CNG 103, Lot: 491. Estimate $200.
Sold for $240. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SASANIAN KINGS. Ardaxšīr (Ardashir) I. AD 223/4-240. Æ Chalkous (16mm, 4.41 g, 9h). Mint C ("Ctesiphon"). Phase 2c, circa AD 226/7-228/30. Bust right, wearing diadem (type R) and Parthian-style tiara decorated with star / Fire altar (flames 1) with diadems (type R). SNS type IIi/3a; Sunrise 701. Good VF, black-green patina, small scrape on right edge of fire altar.

From the K. Grzesiak Collection. Ex Classical Numismatic Group XXXI (9 September 1994), lot 506.