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Sale: Triton VII, Lot: 641. Estimate $150. 
Closing Date: Monday, 12 January 2004. 
Sold For $190. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SASANIAN KINGS of PERSIA. Yazdgard II. 438-457 AD. AR Drachm (4.04 gm). Uncertain (NWKY?) mint. "[...], the fortunate, Yazdgard" in Pahlavi (crude and partially degraded), crowned and cuirassed bust right / "Yazdgar[d]" to left, "Adorer" to right in Pahlavi, fire altar with attendants, holding staves, and and ribbon, "ras[t]" in Pahlavi on central column. Göbl I/1; Paruck 336 var. (legends); Alram 869; MACW 971; cf. De Morgan pg. 705, 169b. Lightly toned EF. ($150)