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Triton XXI, Lot: 588. Estimate $4000.
Sold for $4500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SASANIAN KINGS. Šābuhr (Shahpur) I. AD 240-272. AV Dinar (22mm, 7.38 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 / nwr’zy in Pahlavi to right, šhpwhry in Pahlavi to left,, fire altar; flanked by two attendants wearing mural crowns; pellets to right of altar shaft. SNS type IIc/1b, style P, group b; Göbl type I/1; Saeedi AV4 var. (no pellets on rev.); Sunrise 739 var. (same). EF, slight die rust on obverse, minor double strike on reverse.