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CNG 112, Lot: 417. Estimate $5000.
Sold for $8000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SASANIAN KINGS. Husrav (Khosrau) II. AD 590-628. AR Drachm (32mm, 4.09 g, 3h). Uncertain mint. Dated RY 23 (AD 613). (GDH monogram) ‘pzwt’ in Pahlavi to left, hwslwb MRK’n MRK’ to right, facing bust of Husrav, wearing mural crown with two wings and star-in-crescent, ribbons on shoulders; monogram to upper left, star-in-crescents flanking crown / šyčwyst (date) in Pahlavi to left, ’ylyn apzwt’nyt’ in Pahlavi to right, facing bust of Anahit with flame nimbus. Malek, Khusrau p. 37, – Göbl type IV/5; Mochiri 917; Saeedi 277. Toned, minor die breaks. EF. A well centered strike. An exceptional specimen. Rare.