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Extremely Rare Ardashir Gold Dinar

Sale: CNG 78, Lot: 1059. Estimate $30000. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 14 May 2008. 
Sold For $46750. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SASANIAN KINGS. Ardashir I. AD 223/4-240. AV Dinar (7.25 g, 3h). Mint C ("Ctesiphon"). Phase 3, circa AD 228/30-238/9 AD. Crowned bust right, no earflap / Fire altar with no attendants. SNS Type IIIa(4a)/3a(2b); cf. Saeedi 3; Göbl III/1/2. Near EF. Extremely rare.

Ex Lanz 102 (28 May 2001), lot 329 (cover coin).