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Sale: Triton VII, Lot: 617. Estimate $3000. 
Closing Date: Monday, 12 January 2004. 
Sold For $4750. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SASANIAN KINGS of PERSIA. Shahpur II. 309-379 AD. AV Reduced Dinar (4.20 gm). Kabul mint. "Shahpur" in Pahlavi, diademed and cuirassed bust right / No legend, fire altar with attendants and ribbon, bare-headed bust right in flames; Pahlavi legend on central column (unclear). Göbl, Kushan 1326; Göbl II/6a; Paruck 275; Alram 818; MACW 869; De Morgan pl. LVIII, 10 (Shahpur III). EF, very light smoothing in fields. Very rare. [See color enlargement on plate 8] ($3000)

Ex Sotheby's (26 March 1973), lot 462.