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Sale: Triton VII, Lot: 561. Estimate $1000. 
Closing Date: Monday, 12 January 2004. 
Sold For $1000. 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; Investiture (3rd) crown type / "Fire of Ardashir" in Pahlavi, fire altar with no attendants. Göbl IV/2; Paruck 29; Alram 677; MACW -; De Morgan pg. 660, 8. Lightly toned, good VF. Rare. ($1000)

The issues with this crown type commemorate his investiture by Ahura-Mazda.