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11000486

Exceptional Herat Mint Investiture Issue

Triton XXII, Lot: 486. Estimate $5000.
Sold for $5250. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

KUSHANO-SASANIANS. Pērōz (Fīrūz) I Kushanshah. Circa AD 245-270. AR Drachm (25.5mm, 3.83 g, 12h). Investiture issue. HLYDY (Herat) mint. mzdztn bgy pylwcy rb’ kwš’n mdw’ in Pahlavi, crowned bust right / Blundered Pahlavi legend with hlydy mint signature, Peroz standing right, holding investiture wreath over altar in right hand and raising left hand in gesture of benediction to Anahita rising left from throne, holding investiture wreath in raised right hand and scepter in left. Bivar, Kushano-Sasanians 16 = MK 1030 (second example) = Alram 1436 = BM Inv. 1860, 1220.249 var. (x in exergue); ANS Kushan –; Zeno –. EF, light deposits in devices. Extremely rare. An exceptional specimen.