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CNG 103, Lot: 531. Estimate $500.
Sold for $450. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SASANIAN KINGS. Vahrām (Bahram) IV. AD 388-399. AR Drachm (25mm, 4.09 g, 3h). HLYDY (Herat) mint. Struck circa AD 389-394. Bust right, wearing winged merlon crown with korymbos / Fire altar with ribbons and bust right (no flames); flanked by two attendants; hlydy in Pahalavi on altar shaft. SNS type Ia1/2a; Sunrise 888-9. Good VF, toned. Attractive style and very rare.

From the Delbert Carl Highlands Collection. Ex Triton VIII (11 January 2005), lot 703.