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Auction 108  16 May 2018
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Lot 430

Estimate: 1000 USD
Price realized: 5500 USD
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SASANIAN KINGS. Vahrām (Bahram) II, with Queen and Prince 4. AD 276-293. AR Drachm (26mm, 3.61 g, 3h). Style H. Sakastan mint. mzdysn bgy wrhr'n MRK'n MRK' 'yr'n W 'n'yr'n MNW c[t]ry MN yz in Pahlavi, jugate busts of Vahrām (Bahram), wearing winged crown with korymbos, and his queen, wearing kolah with boar's head, left, vis-a-vis bust of Prince 4, wearing kolah with senmerv's head, right / fire altar; flanked by two attendants facing outward, each wearing winged crown with korymbos; rosette symbol and fravahr flanking flames. SNS type VIc(1)/2(1a) and pl. 23, A77 var. (positions of busts); Göbl –; Saaedi –; Sunrise –; Zeno –. Near EF, light porosity and crystallization of surface, weak strike on reverse. Excellent portraits. Extremely rare variety, none in CoinArchives.


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