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CNG 103, Lot: 530. Estimate $150.
Sold for $170. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SASANIAN KINGS. Ardaxšīr (Ardashir) II. AD 379-383. AR Drachm (30mm, 4.05 g, 3h). Mint V (Bishapur). Bust right, wearing plain crown with korymbos / Fire altar with ribbons; flanked by two attendants, each wearing plain crown with korymbos. SNS type Ia/1c; SNS Schaaf 300; cf. Sunrise 870. VF, toned, light porosity, slightly wavy flan. Extremely rare.

From the Delbert Carl Highlands Collection. Ex Bellaria Collection (Classical Numismatic Group 66, 19 May 2004), lot 879.