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CNG 106, Lot: 592. Estimate $3000.
Sold for $4500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SASANIAN KINGS. Ohrmazd (Hormizd) II. AD 303-309. AV Dinar (20mm, 7.38 g, 3h). Style A/2. Mint A (“Ctesiphon”). mzdysn bgy ’hrmzdy MRK’n MRK’ ’yr’n W ’n’yr’n MNW ctry MN yzd’n in Pahlavi, bust right, wearing eagle crown with korymbos; triple pellets above diadem ties / Blundered NWR’ ZY ’whrmzdy in Pahlavi, fire altar with ribbon and bust left in flames; flanked by two attendants, the left wearing winged crown, the other wearing mural crown, both with korymbos; pellet in lowest section of altar base. SNS type Ia (zu 1 od.2?)/2b (zu 2?); Saeedi AV36 var. (no pellets above diadem ties; pellets flanking flames); Sunrise 812 var. (same). Good VF, a few marks.

From the Nisa Collection.