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394, Lot: 340. Estimate $100.
Sold for $340. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SASANIAN KINGS. Ardaxšīr (Ardashir) III. AD 628-630. AR Drachm (33mm, 4.08 g, 3h). LD (Ray) 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 / Fire altar with ribbons; flanked by two attendants; RY to left, mint signature to right; star and crescent flanking flames. SC Tehran –; SNS Schaaf –; Mochiri –; Sunrise –; Zeno –; CNG E-379, lot 236. Near EF, minor areas of toning. Extremely rare mint for this ruler.