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CNG 103, Lot: 494. Estimate $200.
Sold for $200. 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); two pellets on altar shaft. SNS type IIIb(4a)/3b(2b); Sunrise 703 var. (no pellets on altar). Good VF, toned, spot of die rust in obverse field, hairlines, minor hairline edge split.

From the K. Grzesiak Collection. Ex Pegasi BBS 126 (4 February 2002), lot 161.