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CNG 103, Lot: 521. Estimate $200.
Sold for $140. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SASANIAN KINGS. Narseh (Narsē). AD 293-303. AR Drachm (26mm, 4.21 g, 3h). Style A/1. Phase 2. Bust right, wearing crown with arcades, three foliate branches, and korymbos; hair in two groups / Fire altar; flanked by two attendants, both wearing mural crowns, the left with korymbos; fravahr and taurus symbol flanking flames; three-pellet formation on altar shaft. SNS type Ib (zu 1)/4b (zu 1); Sunrise 810. Good VF, area of toning, traces of deposits and double strike on reverse, some areas of die rust.

From the K. Grzesiak Collection. Ex Pegasi BBS 124 (17 September 2001), lot 161.