Lot 174. SASANIAN KINGS. Shapur I, 224-240 AD. Ć Unit.
SASANIAN KINGS. Shapur I, 224-240 AD. Ć Unit (4.33 gm; 29 mm). Mint I (“Ctesiphon”), phase 1a, ca. AD 240-244. Bust of Shapur I right, wearing diadem and mural crown with korymbos / Fire altar, flanked by two attendants wearing diadems (type 2) and mural crowns. SNS type IIa1/1a, style Abi, pl. 20, 5-A8; Göbl type II/1; Paruck 95; Saeedi -; Sunrise 731var. Very rare. Finest style. Nice original find green and earthen patina. Choice VF.