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CNG 103, Lot: 534. Estimate $100.
Sold for $220. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SASANIAN KINGS. Yazdgird (Yazdgard) II. AD 438-457. AR Drachm (28mm, 4.17 g, 3h). AS (Aspahān or Aspānvar) mint. Struck circa AD 439-447. Bust right, wearing mural crown with korymbos set on crescent and inner ribbon / Fire altar (flames 4) with ribbons; flanked by two attendants, each holding a staff; mint signature to right; blundered lst in Pahlavi on altar shaft. SNS type Ib1/2a: Sunrise –. EF, light harlines.

From the K. Grzesiak Collection. Ex Pegasi BBS 123 (30 July 2001), lot 156.