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650564
Sale: Triton VII, Lot: 564. Estimate $500. 
Closing Date: Monday, 12 January 2004. 
Sold For $575. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SASANIAN KINGS of PERSIA. Ardashir I. 224-241 AD. Æ Unit (16.31 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; pellet to left of altar column. Göbl IV/2; cf. Paruck 33; Alram 680; MACW 801; De Morgan pg. 661, 11. VF, brown patina. Rare. ($500)

Ex Malter 32 (30 November 1985), lot 159.