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421, Lot: 424. Estimate $4000.
Sold for $3500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SASANIAN KINGS. Šābuhr (Shahpur) I. AD 240-272. AV Dinar (24mm, 7.31 g, 3h). Mint IV (Uncertain). Phase 2, circa AD 260-272. mzdysn bgy šhpwhry MRK’n MRK’ ’yr’n MNW ctry MN yzd’n in Pahlavi, bust right, wearing diadem and mural crown with korymbos; + to left of diadem tie / nwr’zy in Pahlavi to right, šhpwhry in Pahlavi to left, fire altar; flanked by two attendants wearing mural crowns; pellet below altar. SNS type IIc/1d, style U; SNS Schaaf –; Saeedi –; Sunrise –; Zeno –. Good VF, minor areas of weak strike, traces of die rust. Apperntly unknown with the + to left of diadem tie.