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CNG 103, Lot: 518. Estimate $1000.
Sold for $1100. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SASANIAN KINGS. Vahrām (Bahram) II, with Prince 3. AD 276-293. AR Drachm (27mm, 4.15 g, 9h). Style I. ‘Balkh’ mint. Confronted busts of Vahrām (Bahram) right, wearing winged crown with korymbos, and Prince 3 left, wearing kolah with boar’s head / Fire altar; flanked by two attendants, the left wearing winged crown with korymbos, the other wearing mural crown; hwpy/hrpy (in Pahlavi) flanking flames. SNS type III/1, Style I; cf. Saeedi 158 (for rev. type); Sunrise 776. EF, tiny edge chip at 10 o’ clock on obverse, hairline die break on reverse. Very rare.