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Triton XXI, Lot: 596. Estimate $3000.
Sold for $4500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SASANIAN KINGS. Yazdgird (Yazdgard) II. AD 438-457. AV Light Dinar (21mm, 4.26 g, 3h). Uncertain mint. Struck circa AD 447-457. mzdysn bgy kdy yzdklty in blundered Pahlavi, bust right on floral ornament, wearing mural crown with korymbos set on crescent and inner ribbon / Fire altar with ribbons; flanked by two attendants, each holding staff. SNS type Ib1/2c; Göbl type I/1; Paruck –; Saeedi –; Sunrise 936 (this coin). EF, underlying luster.

Ex Sunrise Collection (New York Sale XXXVII, 5 January 2016), lot 598.