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432, Lot: 163. Estimate $300.
Sold for $340. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SASANIAN KINGS. Vālaxš (Balāsh). AD 484-488. AR Drachm (29mm, 3.98 g, 3h). AY (Ērān-xvarrah-Šābuhr [Susa]) mint. Bust right, wearing mural crown with korymbos set on crescent, ribbon on left shoulder, flames on right / Fire altar with ribbons and head of Balash right on shaft; flanked by two attendants; star and crescent flanking flames. SNS type Ib/1b; Göbl type I/1. Good VF, traces of die rust in obverse devices. Well struck and well centered.

Ex Classical Numismatic Group Electronic Auction 365 (16 December 2015), lot 241.