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Sale: Triton IX, Lot: 1239. Estimate $10000. 
Closing Date: Monday, 9 January 2006. 
Sold For $6000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

[Medieval] KUSHANO-SASANIAN. Hormizd I Kushanshah Circa 300-325 AD. AR Drachm (4.23 g, 12h). MRWY (Merv mint). "The Mazda worshipper, the divine Hormizd the great Kushan king of kings" in Pahlavi, crowned bust right, wearing lion headdress; annulet above left shoulder / "Exalted god, Hormizd the great Kushan king of kings" in Pahlavi, Hormizd standing right, holding investiture wreath over altar in right hand and raising left hand in benedictional gesture to Anahita rising left from throne, holding investiture wreath in raised right hand and sceptre in left; MRWY between. Cribb 59 var. (no annulet); cf. KM 1031 = cf. Göbl, Dokumente, pl. 7, XIX/1 = cf. Göbl, Antike, 3670 = Bivar 17; (all Harid mint); Alram1420 var. (same); MACW -. Good VF. Unique with the annulet; the only example of this variety known from the Merv mint. ($10,000)