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10300504

Attractive Gold Dinar

CNG 103, Lot: 504. Estimate $10000.
Sold for $10000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SASANIAN KINGS. Šābuhr (Shahpur) I. AD 240-272. AV Dinar (22mm, 7.40 g, 3h). Mint I (“Ctesiphon”). Phase 2, circa AD 260-272. mzdysn bgy šhpwhry MRK’n MRK’ ’yr’n MNW ctry MN yad’n in Pahlavi, bust right, wearing diadem and mural crown with korymbos / šhpwhry in Pahlavi on left, nwr’zy in Pahlavi on right, fire altar; flanked by two attendants wearing mural crowns; pellets flanking flames. SNS type IIc/1b, style P, group b; Göbl type I/1; Saeedi AV5 var. (fravahr to left of flames); Sunrise 739 var. (no pellets on rev.). EF. A well centered and struck example.