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Sale: Triton VII, Lot: 559. Estimate $200. 
Closing Date: Monday, 12 January 2004. 
Sold For $280. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SASANIAN KINGS of PERSIA. Ardashir I. 224-241 AD. AR Drachm (4.46 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; pellet behind crown / "Fire of Ardashir" in Pahlavi, fire altar with no attendants. Göbl III/2/2; Paruck 37 var. (no pellet); Alram 673; MACW 789 var. (same); De Morgan pg. 663, 19. Lightly toned EF. [See color enlargement on plate 10] ($200)