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CNG 88, Lot: 643. Estimate $1000.
Sold for $1000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SASANIAN KINGS. Ardaxšīr (Ardashir) I. AD 223/4-240. AR Drachm (26mm, 4.43 g, 3h). Mint B (“Hamadan”). Phase 3, circa AD 233/4-238/9. Bust right, wearing diadem (type R) and hair tied in ball above head / Fire altar (flames 2) with diadems (type R). SNS type VII(4a)/3b(2b); Göbl type V/2; cf. Saeedi 72. EF, lightly toned. A well centered strike. Rare.