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CNG Feature Auction 114

Lot nuber 494

SASANIAN KINGS. Šābuhr (Shahpur) I. AD 240-272. AV Dinar (23mm, 7.19 g, 3h). Mint I ("Ctesiphon"). Phase 1b, circa AD 244-252/3.

CNG Feature Auction 114
Lot: 494.
 Estimated: $ 3 000

Central Asian, Gold

Sold For $ 4 500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

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SASANIAN KINGS. Šābuhr (Shahpur) I. AD 240-272. AV Dinar (23mm, 7.19 g, 3h). Mint I ("Ctesiphon"). Phase 1b, circa AD 244-252/3. mzdysn bgy šhpwhry MRK’n MRK’ ’yr’n MNW ctry MN ya in Pahlavi, bust right, wearing diadem and mural crown with korymbos and ribbons / nwr’zy in Pahlavi to left, [š]hpwhr[y] in Pahlavi to right, fire altar; flanked by two attendants wearing mural crowns, each with korymbos. SNS type IIc/2a, style A ou Ater (?); Göbl type I/1 var. (no korymbos on rev.); cf. Saeedi AV9 (for obv.); Sunrise –; Triton XXIII, lot 565 (same dies); cf. CNG 111, lot 472 (for obv; same die); CNG 109, lot 406 (same dies); CNG E-391, lot 344 (same dies). Minor die rust, a couple of light marks on obverse, minor flan crack, slight doubling. EF. Extremely rare, only three in CoinArchives, including the Triton XXIII specimen.

The final winners of all CNG Feature Auction 114 lots will be determined during the live online sale that will be held on 13-14 May 2020. This lot is in Session 2, which begins 13 May 2020 at 2 PM ET.

UPDATE: As the CNG staff and many of our clients remain under social distancing and other restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic, CNG 114 will be held as an internet only auction. The sale will take place as scheduled on 13-14 May 2020.

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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