A very rare dinar of Shahpur I
Lot 999
SASANIAN KINGS. Shahpur I, 240-272. Dinar (Gold, 23 mm, 7.05 g, 3 h), Mint VI ('Sakastan'?), circa 251-258. MZDYSN BGY ŠHPWHRY MRKAN MRKA 'YR'N MNW CTRY MN YZD'N ('Worshipper of Lord Mazda, 'God' Shahpur, King of Kings of Iran who has lineage from the Gods' in Pahlawi) Draped bust of Shahpur I to right, wearing mural crown with korymbos and earflaps. Rev. NWRA ZY ŠHPWHRY ('Fire of Shahpur' in Pahlawi) Fire altar flanked by two attendants wearing mural crowns with korymbos and holding staff with surmounted by pellet-in-crescent. SNS I, type IIc/2b, style L. Sunrise -. Very rare. Nearly extremely fine.
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1500 CHF
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3600 CHF
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Closing time: 27-Feb-21, 18:19:00 CET
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