An excellent dinar of Shahpur I
Lot 1239
SASANIAN KINGS. Shapur I, 240-272. Dinar (Gold, 21 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. SNS I, type IIc/1b. Boldly struck on a full flan, an excellent example. Very light doubling on the reverse, otherwise, good extremely fine.

Ex Leu Web Auction 25, 12 March 2023, 1195.
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1500 CHF
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5500 CHF
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Closing time: 24-Feb-24, 22:19:00 CET
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