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650577
Sale: Triton VII, Lot: 577. Estimate $300. 
Closing Date: Monday, 12 January 2004. 
Sold For $400. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SASANIAN KINGS of PERSIA. Shahpur I. 241-272 AD. AR Drachm (4.22 gm). "The Mazda worshipper, the divine Shahpur, the king of kings of Iran who is descended from the Gods" in Pahlavi, crowned and cuirassed bust right; crown without earflap / "Fire of Shahpur" in Pahlavi, fire altar with attendants; pellet to left of altar column. Göbl II/1; Paruck -; Alram 697; MACW 810 var. (no pellet); De Morgan pg. 665, 24. Lightly toned, good VF, scratches in reverse field. Rare. ($300)