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Triton XXI, Lot: 597. Estimate $4000.
Sold for $4250. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SASANIAN KINGS. Pērōz (Fīrūz) I. AD 457/9-484. AV Light Dinar (19mm, 3.85 g, 3h). ART (Ardaxšīr-xvarrah) mint. Struck circa AD 477-484. pylwc in Pahlavi to right, bust right, wearing crown with two wings, frontal crescent, and korymbos set on crescent, ribbon over each shoulder / Fire altar with ribbons; flanked by two attendants; star and crescent flanking flames; pseudo-legend to left, ART in Pahlavi (mint) to right. SNS type IIIb/1c; Göbl III/1; Paruck –; Saeedi –; Sunrise 937 (this coin). Near EF. Extremely rare denomination for ART mint.

Ex Sunrise Collection (New York Sale XXXVII, 5 January 2016), lot 597; Classical Numismatic Group 73 (13 September 2006), lot 569.