Sharply struck and lightly toned
Lot 1196
SASANIAN KINGS. Shahpur I, 240-272. Dinar (Gold, 22 mm, 7.28 g, 2 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. SNS I, type IIc/1b. Sharply struck and lightly toned, a splendid piece. Good extremely fine.

Privately acquired from Pars Coins at New York International Numismatic Convention on 10 January 2023.
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1500 CHF
Hammer price:
4800 CHF
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Closing time: 12-Mar-23, 12:58:30 CET
All winning bids are subject to an 18.5% buyer's fee.


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