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CNG 103, Lot: 511. Estimate $300.
Sold for $400. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SASANIAN KINGS. Vahrām (Bahram) II, with Queen and Prince 4. AD 276-293. AR Drachm (28mm, 4.42 g, 9h). Style A. ‘Ctesiphon’ mint. Jugate busts of Vahrām (Bahram), wearing winged crown with korymbos, and his queen, wearing kolah with boar’s head, right, vis-à-vis bust of Prince 4, wearing kolah with eagle’s head, left / Fire altar; flanked by two attendants facing outward, each wearing winged crown with korymbos; fravahr to left of flames; pellet on three tiers of altar. SNS type VIa(1a)/1(1a), Style A; cf. Sunrise 786 (for type). VF, toned, traces of green deposits.

From the K. Grzesiak Collection. Ex Pegasi IV (25 September 2000), lot 253.