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Triton XXII, Lot: 485. Estimate $7500.
Sold for $7500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SASANIAN KINGS. Husrav (Khosrau) II. AD 591-628. AV Light Dinar (23mm, 4.50 g, 3h). Uncertain mint. Dated RY 21 (AD 610). GDH ’pzwt’ in Pahlavi to left, hwslwd mlk’n mlk’ in Pahlavi to right, bust right, wearing mural crown with frontal crescent and two wings surmounted by star-in-crescent; fillet over each shoulder, crescent over right shoulder, crown flanked by star and star-in-crescent / Facing bust of Anahit in flame nimbus; y’cwysty (date) in Pahlavi to left, ’yl’n ’pzwt hwytk’ in Pahlavi to right. Malek, Khusrau, 6-7; Göbl type III/4 (pl. 14, 217); Mochiri 916; Paruck –; Alram 919; Saeedi AV95 (same dies); Sunrise 986. EF, lightly toned, hint of double strike. Rare.