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Sale: Triton VII, Lot: 678. Estimate $200. 
Closing Date: Monday, 12 January 2004. 
Sold For $280. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SASANIAN KINGS of PERSIA. Hormizd V or VI. Circa 631/2 AD. AR Drachm (4.02 gm). WYHC (Arragan or Ctesiphon) mint. Dated year 2 (631/2 AD). "Hormizd, may (he) strengthen (or prosper)" in Pahlavi, crowned and cuirassed bust right, ribbon over right shoulder; crescent and ribbon over left, stars flanking crown; monogram in left field / Fire altar with attendants and ribbon, star and crescent flanking flames, regnal year to left, mint signature to right. Göbl I/1; Paruck 478; Alram 929; MACW 1243 var. (mint); De Morgan pg. 732, 231. Darkly toned, good VF. Rare. ($200)