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CNG 111, Lot: 472. Estimate $3000.
Sold for $3500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SASANIAN KINGS. Šābuhr (Shahpur) I. AD 240-272. AV Dinar (24mm, 144 g, 3h). Mint I (“Ctesiphon”). Phase 1b, circa AD 244-252/3. mzdysn bgy šhpwhry MRK’n MRK’ ’yr’n MNW ctry MN ya in Pahlavi, bust right, wearing diadem and mural crown with korymbos / nwr’zy in Pahlavi to left, [š]hpwhr[y] in Pahlavi to right, fire altar; flanked by two attendants wearing mural crowns; fravahr on altar shaft. SNS type IIc/1a, style A, group indéterminé; Göbl type I/1; Saeedi –; Sunrise –. Good VF, roughness in fields.