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CNG 103, Lot: 537. Estimate $200.
Sold for $400. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SASANIAN KINGS. Vālaxš (Balāsh). AD 484-488. AR Drachm (28mm, 4.12 g, 3h). AS (Aspahān or Aspānvar) mint. Struck circa AD 485-488. Bust right, wearing mural crown with korymbos set on crescent, ribbon on left shoulder, flames on right / Fire altar with ribbons and head of Balash right on shaft; flanked by two attendants; star and crescent flanking flames; mint signature to right. SNS type Ia/1a (pl. 100, 3); Sunrise 954. Near EF, toned.

From the K. Grzesiak Collection. Ex Classical Numismatic Auctions XXI (26 June 1992), lot 156.