|Lot 107. Sasanian Kingdom. Shapur II. A.D. 309-379. AR drachm (24 mm, 4.28 g, 3 h). Mint IX ("Kabul"), ca. A.D. 320. Bust of Shapur II right, wearing mural crown with korymbos and inner ribbon / Fire altar with ribbons, no attendants. SNS type Ib1/2a (pl. 8, 104); MK 1225 (Mint I); Göbl type Ia/7; Paruck 255; Saeedi -; NAP 843 (this coin). Lightly toned, well centered and excellent metal. Superb quality for this extremely rare variety lacking the attendants on the reverse. Choice extremely fine. |
Previously sold in Triskeles 23, 282, but buyer never paid.
Estimate: US$ 1,000