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Sale: Triton VII, Lot: 679. Estimate $150. 
Closing Date: Monday, 12 January 2004. 
Sold For $400. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SASANIAN KINGS of PERSIA. Yazdgard III. 632-651 AD. AR Drachm (3.92 gm). NAL (uncertain city in Kirman) mint. Dated year 10 (641 AD). "Yazdgard, may (he) strengthen (or prosper)" in Pahlavi, crowned and cuirassed bust (beardless) right, ribbon over right shoulder; crescent and ribbon over left, star behind crown, star-in-crescent before; monogram in left field / Fire altar with attendants and ribbon, star and crescent flanking flames, regnal year to left, mint signature to right. Tyler-Smith 27b (O27/R26; this coin); Göbl II/2; Paruck -; Alram 932; cf. MACW 1251; De Morgan pg. 733, 233. Toned, good VF. Rare. ($300)

Ex Gadoury Monte-Carlo (19-20 March 1983), lot 170.