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Sale: Triton VII, Lot: 659. Estimate $300. 
Closing Date: Monday, 12 January 2004. 
Sold For $500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SASANIAN KINGS of PERSIA. Bistam. 591/2-597 AD. AR Drachm (4.07 gm). LD (Rayy) mint. Dated year 3 (593/4 AD). "The victor(ious) / Bistam" to right, "prosperity" to left in Pahlavi, crowned and cuirassed bust right, ribbons and crescents over shoulders, stars flanking crown, monogram behind / Fire altar with attendants and ribbon, star and crescent flanking flames, regnal year to left, mint signature to right. Göbl I/1; Paruck 444 var. (year 6); Alram 912; MACW 1103; De Morgan pg. 721, 205-6. Lightly toned, good VF, typical flat spots. Rare. ($300)