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CNG 103, Lot: 548. Estimate $200.
Sold for $150. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SASANIAN KINGS. Ardaxšīr (Ardashir) III. AD 628-630. AR Drachm (32mm, 4.11 g, 3h). WYHC (Veh-az-Amid-Kavād) mint. Dated RY 2 (AD 629). Bust right, wearing mural crown with frontal crescent, two wings, 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; RY date to left, mint signature to right; star-in-crescents in margin. SC Tehran 4318-9; SNS Schaaf 685; Sunrise 999-1001. EF, minor areas of weak strike, slight double strike on reverse.

From the K. Grzesiak Collection, purchased from Civitas Galleries.