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Triton XX, Lot: 438. Estimate $4000.
Sold for $6500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SASANIAN KINGS. Šābuhr (Shahpur) I. AD 240-272. AV Dinar (22mm, 7.40 g, 3h). Mint I (“Ctesiphon”). Phase 2, circa AD 260-272. mzdysn bgy šhpwhry MRK’n MRK’ ’yr’n MNW ctry MN yzd’n in Pahlavi, bust right, wearing diadem and mural crown with korymbos / šhpwhry in Pahlavi on left, nwr’zy in Pahlavi on right, fire altar; flanked by two attendants wearing mural crowns; triple pellets to right of altar shaft. SNS type IIc/1b, style P, group b; Göbl type I/1; Saeedi AV5 var. (fravahr to left of flames); Sunrise 739 var. (no pellets on rev.); Triton XIX, lot 351 (same dies). EF, areas of light toning, light die rust, small cleaning mark on edge.

Ex Lanz 161 (7 December 2015), lot 167.