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CNG 103, Lot: 507. Estimate $200.
Sold for $130. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SASANIAN KINGS. Šābuhr (Shahpur) I. AD 240-272. Æ Tetradrachm (27mm, 10.78 g, 7h). Uncertain mint. Phase 1a, circa AD 240-244. Bust right, wearing diadem and mural crown with korymbos / Fire altar; flanked by two attendants wearing diadems (type 2) and mural crowns. SNS type IIa1/1a, style Abis; Sunrise 730-1 (Mint I [“Ctesiphon”]). VF, brown surfaces, some roughness.

From the K. Grzesiak Collection. Ex Classical Numismatic Group 82 (16 September 2009), lot 811.