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CNG 103, Lot: 543. Estimate $300.
Sold for $575. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SASANIAN KINGS. Vistahm (Bistām). AD 591/2-597. AR Drachm (33mm, 4.12 g, 1h). LD (Ray) mint. Dated RY 2 (AD 592/3). Bust right, wearing mural crown with frontal crescent and triple-tiered object-in-crescent set on crescent, ribbons and crescents on shoulders; stars flanking crown; triple-tiered object-in-crescents within crescents in margin / Fire altar with ribbons; flanked by two attendants; star and crescent flanking flames; RY date to left, mint signature to right. SNS Schaaf 619; Sunrise 976 var. (RY date). Good VF, toned, traces of deposits, cleaning scratches.

From the Delbert Carl Highlands Collection. Ex Classical Numismatic Group 58 (19 September 2001), lot 829; Peus 315 (28 April 1986), lot 299.