|Lot 101. Sasanian Kingdom. Ardashir I. A.D. 223/4-240. AR drachm (26 mm, 4.30 g, 3 h). Mint B ("Hamadan"). Diademed bust of Ardashir I right, wearing close-fitting headdress with earflaps and with korymbos / Fire altar with diadems; no attendants, pellet to left and right of altar shaft. SNS type IIIa(4a)/3e; Göbl type III/1/2; cf. Sunrise 703. Great style and wonderfully toned. Choice extremely fine. |
Previously sold in Triskeles 23, 276, but buyer never paid.
Estimate: US$ 500