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CNG 103, Lot: 496. Estimate $500.
Sold for $425. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SASANIAN KINGS. Ardaxšīr (Ardashir) I. AD 223/4-240. AR Drachm (24mm, 3.19 g, 3h). Mint B ("Hamadan"). Phase 3, circa AD 233/4-238/9. Bust right, wearing diadem (type R) / Fire altar (flames 2) with diadems (type R); pellet to left of base of altar; possible pellet on base of altar. SNS type VII(4a)/3b(2b) (pl. 16, 234); cf. Sunrise 710. Good VF, toned, light overall porosity.

From the K. Grzesiak Collection. Ex Ponterio 144 (6 November 2007), lot 470.