nomos 11
9 October 2015
Zunfthaus zur Saffran, Zürich
Lot 134
SASANIAN KINGS. Shahpur I, 240/242-272. Dinar (Gold, 21mm, 7.44 g 3), Ctesiphon?, c. 260-272. mzdysn bgy šhpwhry MRKAn MRKA ‘yr’n MNW ctry MN yzd’n Elaborate diademed and draped bust of Shapur I, with neat beard, mural crown and korymbos. Rev. NWRAZY šhpwhry Fire altar flanked by two attendants, both wearing mural crowns and each holding a spear. Göbl I/1. Saeedi AV 5. SNS IIc/1b, 126. Sunrise 739. Very rare. A lovely piece, well struck and well centered; a truly splendid example. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 10000 CHF
Estimate: 10000 CHF