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Sale: Triton IX, Lot: 1213. Estimate $1000. 
Closing Date: Monday, 9 January 2006. 
Sold For $1200. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

[Medieval] SASANIAN KINGS. Ardashir I. 224-240 AD. AR Drachm (4.56 g, 3h). Mint B ("Hamadan"). Phase 3, circa 228/30-238/9 AD. "The Mazda worshipper, the divine Ardashir, the king of kings of Iran who is descended from the Gods" in Pahlavi, crowned bust right; diadem only (4th) crown type; pellet in field above left shoulder / "Fire of Ardashir" in Pahlavi, fire altar with no attendants. SNS Type VII/3b var. (no pellet); cf. Göbl V/2; Paruck 57 var. (same); Alram 681 var. (same); MACW -; De Morgan p. 661, 12 var. (same). Good VF, exceptional for issue. ($1000)