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CNG 103, Lot: 527. Estimate $200.
Sold for $260. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SASANIAN KINGS. Šābuhr (Shahpur) II. AD 309-379. AR Drachm (28mm, 3.65 g, 3h). Mint I (“Ctesiphon”). Struck circa AD 309-320. Bust right, wearing mural crown with korymbos / Fire altar with ribbon; flanked by two attendants, each wearing mural crown, the left with korymbos; taurus symbol and fravahr flanking flames. SNS type Ia/1a1; MK 1201a; Sunrise 826-8 var. (placement of taurus symbol and fravahr). Near EF, toned, traces of deposits, minor porosity, cleaning marks.

From the K. Grzesiak Collection. Ex Pegasi V (4 June 2001), lot 219.