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CNG 112, Lot: 410. Estimate $1000.
Sold for $700. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SASANIAN KINGS. Šābuhr (Shahpur) I. AD 240-272. BI Tetradrachm (26mm, 11.46 g, 9h). Mint I ("Ctesiphon"). Phase 2, circa AD 260-272. Bust right, wearing diadem and mural crown with korymbos and earflaps / Fire altar; flanked by two attendants wearing mural crowns. SNS type IIc/1a, style P, Group d/1; Sunrise –; SNS Schaaf –; cf. Zeno 221320; CNG 75, lot 726. Toned, red and green deposits, porous surfaces. VF. Extremely rare and one of the finest surviving specimens.