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CNG 103, Lot: 505. Estimate $200.
Sold for $420. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SASANIAN KINGS. Šābuhr (Shahpur) I. AD 240-272. AR Drachm (28mm, 4.24 g, 3h). Mint I (“Ctesiphon”). Phase 2, circa AD 260-272. Bust right, wearing diadem and mural crown with korymbos / Fire altar; flanked by two attendants wearing diadems (type 3a) and mural crowns; fravahr to left of flames. SNS type IIc/1b, style P, group d/1; Sunrise 741. Good VF, toned, areas of light die rust on obverse, small die break to left of fravahr. Fine style.

From the K. Grzesiak Collection. Ex Empire Coins FPL 46 (August 1989), no. 28.