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650555
Sale: Triton VII, Lot: 555. Estimate $200. 
Closing Date: Monday, 12 January 2004. 
Sold For $220. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SASANIAN KINGS of PERSIA. Ardashir I. 224-241 AD. AR Drachm (4.38 gm). "The Mazda worshipper, the divine Ardashir, the king of kings of Iran who is descended from the Gods" in Pahlavi, crowned and cuirassed bust right; crown with earflap / "Fire of Ardashir" in Pahlavi, fire altar with no attendants; pellet to left of altar column. Göbl III/1/2; Paruck 46 var. (no pellet); Alram 673; MACW 790 var. (same); De Morgan pg. 662, 17. Darkly toned EF, a few spots of light encrustation on reverse. ($200)