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CNG 103, Lot: 546. Estimate $1500.
Sold for $900. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SASANIAN KINGS. Kavād (Kavādh) II. AD 628. AR Drachm (32mm, 4.17 g, 3h). LD (Ray) mint. Dated RY 2 (AD 628). Bust right, wearing mural crown with frontal crescent and korymbos set on crescent; ribbon on left shoulder, crescent and ribbon on right; stars flanking crown; star-in-crescents in margin / Fire altar with ribbons; flanked by two attendants; star and crescent flanking flames; star-in-crescents in margin. Malek, Kavad 70-3 (this coin unrecorded); SC Tehran –; SNS Schaaf –; Sunrise 992 (same dies). EF, minimal areas of weak strike. Very rare, and exceptional for issue.

From the Delbert Carl Highlands Collection. Ex Classical Numismatic Group 70 (21 September 2005), lot 524.