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CNG 103, Lot: 493. Estimate $200.
Sold for $160. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SASANIAN KINGS. Ardaxšīr (Ardashir) I. AD 223/4-240. AR Drachm (27mm, 4.29 g, 10h). Mint B ("Hamadan"). Phase 3, circa AD 233/4-238/9. Bust right, wearing diadem (type R) and close-fitting headdress with korymbos and earflaps / Fire altar (flames 2) with diadems (type R). SNS type IIIb(4a)/3b(2b); Sunrise 703 var. (altar). Near EF, areas of light toning, hairlines.

From the K. Grzesiak Collection. Ex Spartan FPL 28 (3 March 2003), lot 147.