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CNG 103, Lot: 535. Estimate $200.
Sold for $130. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SASANIAN KINGS. Yazdgird (Yazdgard) II. AD 438-457. AR Drachm (28mm, 4.17 g, 3h). Uncertain mint. Struck circa AD 439-447. Bust right, wearing mural crown with korymbos set on crescent and inner ribbon / Fire altar (flames 1) with ribbons; flanked by two attendants, each holding a staff; mint signature to right; lst in Pahlavi on altar shaft; nwky (new) in Pahlavi to right. SNS type Ib1/2b, Stilgruppe C; Sunrise –. Near EF, toned. Rare.

From the K. Grzesiak Collection. Ex Pegasi V (4 June 2001), lot 224.