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Sale: Triton VII, Lot: 648. Estimate $300. 
Closing Date: Monday, 12 January 2004. 
Sold For $600. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SASANIAN KINGS of PERSIA. Balash. 484-488 AD. AR Obol (0.48 gm). HW (Husrav-sad-Kavad?) mint. No legend, crowned and cuirassed bust right, ribbon rising from right shoulder, flame on left; mint signature to right / No legends, bust of Balash in front of fire altar with attendants and ribbon; star and crescent flanking flames. Cf. Göbl I/1 (for type); Paruck -; Alram -; MACW -; De Morgan -. Lightly toned, good VF. Extremely rare; one of two known (see Sotheby's, 21-22 November 1983, lot 199 for the other specimen). ($300)

Ex Gadoury Monte-Carlo (19-20 March 1983), lot 158.