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Triton XXIV

Lot nuber 869

SASANIAN KINGS. Ohrmazd (Hormizd) I. AD 272-273. AV Dinar (22mm, 7.49 g, 3h). Style C. Uncertain mint.

Triton XXIV
Lot: 869.
 Estimated: $ 75 000

Central Asian, Coin-in-Hand Video, Gold

Sold For $ 90 000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

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SASANIAN KINGS. Ohrmazd (Hormizd) I. AD 272-273. AV Dinar (22mm, 7.49 g, 3h). Style C. Uncertain mint. mzdysn bgy ’hrmzdy MRK’n MRK’ ’yr’n W ’n’yr’n MNW ctry MN yzd’n in Pahlavi, bust right, wearing diadem and crown with korymbos; x and triple pellets to left; crown and korymbos decorated with triple pellets / ’wḥrmzdy in blundered Pahlavi) to left, NWR’ zy in blundered Pahlavi to right, fire altar; flanked by two attendants, left wearing crown with korymbos, right wearing mural crown and holding diadem. SNS type Ia(1)/2a(1); Saeedi AV 10 = SNS type Ib(1)/2b(1) and pl. 2, A var. (Style Abis with two pellets only to left); Sunrise –; Zeno –. Trace of deposits, a few minor marks. Good VF. Extremely rare denomination for this ruler, and unpublished in the standard references with the symbols behind the head. Apparently only the third known dinar for Ohrmazd I (this coin; the Saaedi coin; and one in a private collection).

The final winners of all Triton XXIV lots will be determined during the live online sale that will be held on 19-20 January 2021. This lot is in Session Three, which begins 20 January 2021 at 9 AM ET.

Winning bids are subject to a 20% buyer's fee for bids placed on this website and 22.50% for all others.

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