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Triton XXI, Lot: 591. Estimate $5000.
Sold for $6500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SASANIAN KINGS. Vahrām (Bahram) II. AD 276-293. AV Dinar (22mm, 7.42 g, 3h). Style I. ‘HWPY/HRPY’ (Herat?) mint. Blundered mzdysn bgy wrhr’n MRK’ ’yr’n MN yzd’n in Pahlavi, bust right, wearing winged crown with korymbos / Blundered nwr ’zy (in Pahlavi) on left, blundered wrhr ’n (in Pahlavi) on right, fire altar; flanked by two attendants, the left wearing winged crown with korymbos, the right wearing mural crown; fravahr and taurus symbol flanking flames; triple pellets on altar shaft. SNS type I(1)/1(1a), style I (unrecorded there as a dinar); Göbl type I/1; Paruck –; Saeedi –; Sunrise Collection (New York Sale XXXVII), lot 422 (same dies); Album 26, lot 59 (same dies, but a slightly later die state). EF, hint of toning. Fine style. Extremely rare, one of three known.