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CNG 103, Lot: 500. Estimate $200.
Sold for $340. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SASANIAN KINGS. Ardaxšīr (Ardashir) I. AD 223/4-240. AR Drachm (26mm, 4.21 g, 3h). Mint C ("Ctesiphon"). Phase 3, circa AD 233/4-238/9. Bust right, wearing diadem (type R) and close-fitting headdress with korymbos and no earflaps; pellet to left of diadem tie and above shoulder / Fire altar (flames 2) with diadems (type G); pellet on altar. SNS type IIIa(4a)/3a(2b) (pl. 10, 153); Sunrise –. Near EF, lightly toned, minor die rust.

From the K. Grzesiak Collection. Ex Pegasi BBS 127 (1 July 2002), lot 154.