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Research Coins: Feature Auction

 
650587
Sale: Triton VII, Lot: 587. Estimate $1000. 
Closing Date: Monday, 12 January 2004. 
Sold For $3250. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SASANIAN KINGS of PERSIA. Bahram I. 273-276 AD. AR Drachm (3.88 gm). Blundered Pahlavi legend, crowned and cuirassed bust left / "Fire of Bahram" in Pahlavi (partially degraded), fire altar with attendants. Göbl Ia/1 (pl. 3, 44--this coin); Paruck -; cf. Alram 707 (this coin referenced); MACW -; De Morgan -. Toned VF, area of horn silver on reverse. Apparently unique. ($1000)

Ex Azizbeglou Collection.

Alram lists both the right- and left-facing bust varieties under item 707.