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Sale: Triton IX, Lot: 1227. Estimate $300. 
Closing Date: Monday, 9 January 2006. 
Sold For $300. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

[Medieval] SASANIAN KINGS. Shahpur II. 309-379 AD. AR Drachm (3.64 g, 3h). Mint IV (Western [Aspahan?]). "The Mazda worshipper, the divine Shahpur, the king of kings of Iran who is descended from the Gods" in Pahlavi, crowned bust right, earring visible / "Fire of Shahpur" in Pahlavi, fire altar with attendants and ribbon, Taurus and fravahr (wreath) symbols flanking flames. SNS Type Ia/1a1 var. (globes in attendants' crowns); MK 1273/4; Göbl Ib/2 var. (same); Paruck 194; Alram 798 var. (same); MACW 871 var. (same); cf. De Morgan p. 688, 113. VF, light porosity, areas of find patina. ($300)