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4340179
434, Lot: 179. Estimate $100.
Sold for $180. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SASANIAN KINGS. Vālaxš (Balāsh). AD 484-488. AR Drachm (27mm, 3.96 g, 3h). AS (Aspahān or Aspānvar) mint. Struck circa AD 485-488. Bust right, wearing mural crown with korymbos set on crescent, ribbon on left shoulder, flames on right / Fire altar with ribbons and head of Balash right on shaft; flanked by two attendants; star and crescent flanking flames; mint signature to right. SNS type Ia/1a (pl. 100, 3); Sunrise 954. VF, traces of find patina, light porosity, small flan crack.