Lot 191. SASANIAN KINGS. Shapur II, 309-379 AD. AR Drachm. RRR.
SASANIAN KINGS. Shapur II, 309-379 AD. AR Drachm (4.20 gm; 23 mm). Sunrise 855var. Obverse, Shapur's bust turning right with unusual rendition of the chest jewelry as well as crowns korymbos, reverse, fire altar with attendants and figure in the altar turning right, phrase "Raast(i)" (Truth) on the base of fire altar, no special symbol or monogram. Slightly bent on edge at 8 o'clock on obverse. Superb strike for the both obverse and reverse. Extremely rare and possibly unique.