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CNG 103, Lot: 502. Estimate $200.
Sold for $190. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SASANIAN KINGS. Ardaxšīr (Ardashir) I. AD 223/4-240. AR Obol (15mm, 0.68 g, 9h). Mint C ("Ctesiphon"). Phase 3, circa AD 233/4-238/9. Bust right, wearing diadem (type G) and close-fitting headdress with korymbos and no earflaps / Fire altar (flames 2) with diadems (type G); pellets below altar. SNS type IIIa(4a)/3a(2b); Sunrise –. VF, toned, traces of green deposits in devices, hint of double strike on obverse.

From the K. Grzesiak Collection. Ex Berk BBS 75 (28 January 1993), lot 192.