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Triton XXI, Lot: 586. Estimate $7500.
Sold for $6000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SASANIAN KINGS. Šābuhr (Shahpur) I. AD 240-272. AV Dinar (24mm, 7.44 g, 3h). Mint I (“Ctesiphon”). Phase 1b, circa AD 244-252/3. mzdysn bgy šhpwhry MRK’n MRK’ ’yr’n MNW ctry MN ya in Pahlavi, bust right, wearing diadem and mural crown with korymbos / nwr’zy in Pahlavi to left, [š]hpwhr[y] in Pahlavi to right, fire altar; flanked by two attendants wearing mural crowns. SNS type IIc/1a, style A, group indéterminé; Göbl type I/1; Saeedi AV9; Sunrise –. EF. Fine style.