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CNG 103, Lot: 503. Estimate $500.
Sold for $575. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SASANIAN KINGS. Ardaxšīr (Ardashir) I. AD 223/4-240. Æ Unit (27mm, 11.67 g, 3h). Uncertain mint. Phase 3b, circa AD 233/4-238/9. Bust of Ardaxšīr (Ardashir) right, wearing diadem (type R) and close-fitting headdress with korymbos and earflaps, vis-à-vis beardless male bust left, wearing diadem (type R) and tiara with earflaps / Fire altar (flames 2) with diadems (type R). SNS type VIII(5)/3a(2b); Sunrise 727 (listed there as a tetradrachm). VF, brown patina, light smoothing in fields. Rare.

From the K. Grzesiak Collection. Ex Triton X (9 January 2007), lot 496; Bellaria Collection (Triton VII, 13 January 2004), lot 568; purchased from Baldwin’s, 7 July 1988.