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CNG 103, Lot: 540. Estimate $200.
Sold for $120. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SASANIAN KINGS. Jāmāsp. AD 497-499. AR Drachm (29mm, 4.07 g, 3h). MY (Mēšān) mint. Dated RY 2 (AD 497/8). Bust right, wearing mural crown with inner crescent and korymbos set on crescent, ribbon on left shoulder; to right, small bust of Ahura Mazda left, holding wreath / Fire altar with ribbons; flanked by two attendants; star and crescent flanking flames; RY date to left, mint signature to right. SNS type Ia/1a; Sunrise –. VF, traces of deposits on obverse, obverse struck with worn die.

From the Delbert Carl Highlands Collection. Ex Classical Numismatic Group 57 (28 March 2001), lot 695.