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CNG 103, Lot: 541. Estimate $200.
Sold for $120. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SASANIAN KINGS. Husrav (Khosrau) I. AD 531-579. AR Drachm (30mm, 4.16 g, 3h). WH (Veh-Andiyōk-Šābuhr) mint. Dated RY 28 (AD 558). Bust right, wearing mural crown with frontal crescent, korymbos set on crescent, and inner ribbon, ribbons on shoulders, crescent on right shoulder; stars flanking head; crescents in margin / Fire altar with ribbons; flanked by two attendants; star and crescent flanking flames; RY date to left, mint signature to right. SC Tehran 876-7; SNS Schaaf –; Sunrise –. EF, toned, areas of weak strike.

From the Delbert Carl Highlands Collection. Ex Bellaria Collection (Classical Numismatic Group 66, 19 May 2004), lot 896; Schweizerischer Bankverein 33 (20 September 1993), lot 432.