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Sale: Triton VII, Lot: 563. Estimate $300. 
Closing Date: Monday, 12 January 2004. 
Sold For $800. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SASANIAN KINGS of PERSIA. Ardashir I. 224-241 AD. AR Obol (0.68 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 31; Alram 679; MACW -; De Morgan pl. XLV, 4. Toned, nice VF. Rare, and well-formed legends for this small denomination. ($300)