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CNG 111, Lot: 474. Estimate $1000.
Sold for $600. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SASANIAN KINGS. Kavād (Kavādh) I. Second reign, AD 499-531. Æ Drachm (30mm, 4.07 g, 3h). Uncertain mint. Crowned bust of Kavadh I right, ribbons over right and left shoulders; stars to left of crown;kw’ in Pahlavi to right / Diademed bust right, raising right hand; wldt’ in Pahlavi to left, [...]stl[...] in Pahlavi to right; [...]lskwy[...]y’dt’lwyh[...] in Pahlavi in outer margin. SNS Type Ib/3a; M.I. Mochiri, "Les monnaies de Kavad I à double effigie," Proceedings of the Third European Conference on Iranian Studies, 11-15 September 1995 (1998), 1/5 (obv./rev.); cf. Göbl II/4 and pl. 11, 192 = Alram 902 = De Morgan p. 711, 187 (Émission Satrapale); Paruck –; MACW – cf. Sunrise 969 (for type); Triton IX, lot 1234 . Near VF, earthen dark green patina, some cleaning marks. Extremely rare.