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Sale: Triton VII, Lot: 583. Estimate $300. 
Closing Date: Monday, 12 January 2004. 
Sold For $525. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SASANIAN KINGS of PERSIA. Bahram I. 273-276 AD. AR Drachm (4.12 gm). "The Mazda worshipper, the divine Bahram, [the king of kings of Iran and] non-Iran who is descended from the Gods" in Pahlavi (partially degraded), crowned and cuirassed bust right; fravahr symbol (wreath) and partial legend behind head / "Fire of Bahram" in Pahlavi, fire altar with attendants; fravahr symbol (wreath) on central column, pellets on upper tiers. Göbl I/1; Paruck 109 var. (no symbol on obverse); Alram 712; MACW 835; De Morgan pg. 670, 41. Toned, good VF. [See color enlargement on plate 10] ($300)

Ex Sotheby's (24 March 1983), lot 401.