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Triton XXI, Lot: 602. Estimate $2000.
Sold for $3250. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

KUSHANO-SASANIANS. Pērōz (Fīrūz) II. Circa AD 303-330. AV Dinar (30mm, 7.94 g, 11h). Mint in Baktria (Balkh?). bogo (pi)rozo ooz orkokoshonohsh in Kushano-Bactrian, Peroz standing left on ground line, wearing crown with ribbons and surmounted by pomegranate set on crescent, pomegranates at shoulders, sacrificing at altar and holding trident; to left, trident standard above altar, middle prong surmounted by crescent; pellet to right of altar; between legs, pellet above swastika; triple pellets below left arm; tamgha to right; z in ooz horizontal; five pellets in outer margin / oorzoo omoo cozooo in Kushano-Bactrian, Siva standing facing, holding diadem and trident; behind, the bull Nandi standing left; two pellets in outer margin. MK 711 var. (no pellets in outer margins); ANS Kushan 2342 var. (same); Carter 29 var. (letter below tamgha); Cribb 6 var. (same); Donum Burns –; Classical Numismatic Group 99, lot 432 (same obv. die) . VF, traces of deposits in devices, minor die breaks on reverse. Extremely rare.