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CNG 103, Lot: 551. Estimate $500.
Sold for $900. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SASANIAN KINGS. Bōrān. AD 630-631. AR Drachm (33mm, 4.06 g, 3h). SK (Sakastān) mint. Dated RY 2 (AD 630/1). Bust right, wearing crown with two wings and korymbos set on crescent; ribbon on left shoulder, crescent and ribbon on right; star and star-in-crescent 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. Malek & Curtis 29-73; SC Tehran –; SNS Schaaf 689-91; Sunrise 1006. VF, toned, slight die rust.

From the K. Grzesiak Collection. Ex Berk BBS 60 (16 January 1990), lot 183.