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CNG 111, Lot: 473. Estimate $4000.
Sold for $3750. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SASANIAN KINGS. Šābuhr (Shahpur) I. AD 240-272. AV Dinar (22mm, 7.35 g, 3h). Mint I (“Ctesiphon”). Phase 2, circa AD 260-272. !000 NM 000X 0NM N! 00!!00M NN000 ÁRRjRRj! 4 †0000µ (mzdysn bgy šhpwhry MRK’n MRK’ ’yr’n MNW ctry MN yzd’n in Pahlavi), bust right, wearing diadem and mural crown with korymbos; three pellets in field to left / bj100N (nwr’zy in Pahlavi) to right, )00jµjç (šhpwhry in Pahlavi) to left, fire altar; flanked by two attendants wearing mural crowns; > to left of flames; two pellets to right of altar. SNS type IIc/1b, style P, group b; Göbl type I/1; Saeedi AV5 var. (no pellets); Sunrise 740 var. (same). EF, slight double strike on reverse. Well centered.