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Sale: Triton VII, Lot: 598. Estimate $300. 
Closing Date: Monday, 12 January 2004. 
Sold For $2000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SASANIAN KINGS of PERSIA. Bahram II, with Queen and Prince 4. 276-293 AD. AR Hemidrachm (2.12 gm). "The Mazda worshipper, the divine Bahram, the king of kings of Iran and non-Iran who is descended" in Pahlavi, jugate busts of Bahram, crowned and cuirassed, and his queen, wearing a bonnet with a boar's head and cuirass, right, facing the cuirassed bust of his son (Prince 4) left, who wears a bonnet with an eagle's head / Degraded Pahlavi legend, fire altar with attendants; fravahr symbol (wreath) to left of flames. Cf. Göbl VII/2 (for type); Paruck -; Alram -; MACW -; De Morgan -. Toned, good VF. There are apparenly no published hemidrachms of Göbl type VII/2. ($300)

Ex Tkalec & Rauch (14-15 April 1986), lot 196.