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CNG 103, Lot: 550. Estimate $300.
Sold for $300. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SASANIAN KINGS. Husrav (Khosrau) III or V. AD 629-631 or AD 631-637. AR Drachm (32mm, 3.71 g, 3h). WYHC (Veh-az-Amid-Kavād) mint. Dated RY 2 (AD 629). Beardless bust right, wearing mural crown with frontal crescent, two wings, and star-in-crescent; ribbons and crescents on shoulders, stars flanking crown; double border, 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; triple border, star-in-crescents in margin. SC Tehran 4329; SNS Schaaf 694; Sunrise 1002-3. Good VF, toned, minor areas of weak strike, traces of deposits and encrustation in obverse margin, slightly wavy flan.

From the Delbert Carl Highlands Collection. Ex Classical Numismatic Group 69 (8 June 2005), lot 882.