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Triton XXI, Lot: 590. Estimate $1000.
Sold for $1400. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SASANIAN KINGS. Vahrām (Bahram) II, with Prince 3. AD 276-293. AR Drachm (26mm, 4.19 g, 3h). Style E. Uncertain mint. mzdysn bgy wrhr’n MRK’N MRK’ in blundered Pahlavi, confronted busts of Vahrām (Bahram) right, wearing winged crown with korymbos, and Prince 3 left, wearing diadem and kolah with horse's head and ear flap / nwr ’zy (in blundered Pahlavi) on left, wrhr ’n (in blundered Pahlavi) on right, fire altar; flanked by two attendants, the left wearing winged crown with korymbos, the right wearing mural crown; to right of flames; and on altar shaft. SNS type III(1)/1(1a), style E and pl. 21, A54 var. (orientation of tamgha); Göbl type I/1; Paruck –; Saeedi –; Sunrise –, but cf. 780 (for rev.); Zeno –. Near EF, toned, edge marks. An unpublished variety of an extremely rare type.