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CNG 103, Lot: 542. Estimate $750.
Sold for $600. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SASANIAN KINGS. Vahrām (Bahram) VI. AD 590-591. AR Drachm (32mm, 4.09 g, 3h). GD (Gay) mint. Dated RY 1 (AD 590). Bust right, wearing mural crown with frontal crescent and korymbos set on crescent, ribbons and crescents on shoulders; stars flanking crown / Fire altar with ribbons; flanked by two attendants; RY to left, mint signature to right; star and crescent flanking flames. SC Tehran –; Saeedi 269; Sunrise 975 (same obv. die). VF, areas of light toning, slight double strike on obverse.

From the Delbert Carl Highlands Collection. Ex Bellaria Collection (Classical Numismatic Group 66, 19 May 2004), lot 898.