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Sale: Triton VII, Lot: 579. Estimate $1500. 
Closing Date: Monday, 12 January 2004. 
Sold For $1700. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SASANIAN KINGS of PERSIA. Shahpur I. 241-272 AD. AR Drachm (3.97 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; investiture crown with eagle's head holding pellet in its beak / "Fire of Shahpur" in Pahlavi, fire altar with attendants; pellet to right of altar column. Göbl IV/1; Paruck 97; Alram 699; MACW -; De Morgan -. Toned, good VF, edge chip, areas of porosity. Very rare. ($1500)

The issues with this crown type commemorate his investiture by Anahit.