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Sale: Triton VII, Lot: 593. Estimate $2000. 
Closing Date: Monday, 12 January 2004. 
Sold For $6000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SASANIAN KINGS of PERSIA. Bahram II, with Prince 1. 276-293 AD. AR Drachm (4.15 gm). "The Mazda worshipper, the divine Bahram, the king of kings of Iran and non-Iran who is descended" in Pahlavi (crude), crowned and cuirassed bust of Bahram right facing the cuirassed bust of his son (Prince 1) left, who wears a tall Median bonnet / "Fire of Bahram" in Pahlavi (crude), fire altar with attendants. Göbl II/1; Paruck -; Alram 721; MACW -; De Morgan pg. 675, 55. Toned, good VF. Very rare. ($2000)

Ex Giessener Münzhandlung 36 (8 April 1987), lot 332.

The obverse legend on this specimen begins above the crown of the prince.