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CNG 103, Lot: 509. Estimate $200.
Sold for $210. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SASANIAN KINGS. Vahrām (Bahram) I. AD 273-276. AR Obol (15mm, 0.73 g, 3h). Style A/b(?). ‘Ctesiphon’ mint. Bust right, wearing diadem and radiate crown with korymbos / Fire altar; flanked by two attendants, the one on the left wears crown with korymbos, the other wears mural crown; fravahr to right of flames. SNS type I(1)/1ab(1a); Sunrise –. VF, toned, hint of deposit on obverse, some roughness.

From the K. Grzesiak Collection. Ex Ponterio 124 (17 January 2003), lot 401.