A particularly individual portrait of Shahpur I
Lot 1807
SASANIAN KINGS. Shahpur I, 240-272. Dinar (Gold, 22 mm, 7.47 g, 3 h), Mint C (Ktesiphon), circa 260-272. 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; in the upper field to left, frawahr. SNS I, type IIc/1b. A well struck example with a particularly individual portrait. Extremely fine.

From an American collection, formed before 2005.
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1500 CHF
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4600 CHF
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Closing time: 04-Dec-22, 16:00:30 CET
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