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CNG 103, Lot: 526. Estimate $400.
Sold for $240. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SASANIAN KINGS. Ohrmazd (Hormizd) II. AD 303-309. AR Obol (16mm, 0.52 g, 3h). Style A/3. Mint A (“Ctesiphon”). Bust right, wearing eagle crown with korymbos; pellet between diadem ties and behind wing / Fire altar with ribbon and bust facing in flames; flanked by two attendants, the left wearing winged crown with korymbos, the other wearing mural crown; three pellet on upper tier of altar. SNS type Ia/3a; cf. Sunrise 823. EF, toned, scratch under tone on obverse.

From the K. Grzesiak Collection. Ex Classical Numismatic Group 61 (25 September 2002), lot 917.