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Sale: Triton VII, Lot: 660. Estimate $300. 
Closing Date: Monday, 12 January 2004. 
Sold For $700. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SASANIAN KINGS of PERSIA. Bistam. 591/2-597 AD. AR Drachm (4.14 gm). LD (Rayy) mint. Dated year 7 (597 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. SWW 59 = MACW 1105 corr. (this coin); Göbl I/1; Paruck 444 var. (year 6); Alram 912; De Morgan pg. 721, 205. Darkly toned, good VF. Very rare. ($300)

Ex Spink 1100 (12-13 October 1993), lot 452.

Both SWW and MACW misread the date as year 4.