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22 June 2021 16:00 CET
Zunfthaus zur Saffran, Zurich
Lot 227
SASANIAN KINGS. Ardashir I, 223/4-240. Drachm (Silver, 27 mm, 4.28 g, 3 h), Mint C ("Ctesiphon"), ca. 233/4-238/9. Bust of Ardashir I right, wearing diadem and mural crown; three pellets to right. Rev. Fire altar (flames 2) with diadems (type R). SNS Type V(4a)/3a(2b), A33. Cf. Sunrise 721. Sharp strike with an impressive bust. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1400 CHF
Estimate: 750 CHF
Lot 228
SASANIAN KINGS. Shahpur I, 240/242-272. Dinar (Gold, 24 mm, 7.27 g, 3 h), Ctesiphon (?), circa 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 surmounted by korymbos and each holding a spear; pellet-in-crescent on altar shaft. Göbl -. SNS -. Cf. Sunrise 739. An attractive example with perfect centering. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 3400 CHF
Estimate: 2750 CHF
Lot 229
SASANIAN KINGS. Shahpur I, 240/242-272. Dinar (Gold, 23 mm, 7.35 g, 3 h), 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 4. SNS IIc/1b, 126. Sunrise 739. Well-centered. Scrape on obverse, slight weakness on reverse, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2600 CHF
Estimate: 3000 CHF
Lot 230
SASANIAN KINGS. Bahram I (Wahram, Vahrām), 273-276. Dinar (Gold, 21.5 mm, 7.43 g, 3 h), Ctesiphon. mzdysn bgy wrhr’n MRKAn MRKA ‘yr’n W’nyr’n MNW ctry MN yzd’n Elaborate diademed and draped bust of Bahram I, with long beard, rayed crown and korymbos; pellet above diadem ribbons. Rev. NWRAZY wrhr ‘n Fire altar flanked by two attendants, one wearing a korymbos, the other a mural crown, and each holding a spear. Göbl I/1. Saeedi AV16. SNS type I(1)/1ab(1a). Sunrise 754. A nicely centered example. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 8000 CHF
Estimate: 7500 CHF
Lot 231
SASANIAN KINGS. Bahram II, 276-293. Dinar (Gold, 22 mm, 7.44 g, 3 h), Ctesiphon. mzdysn bgy wrhr’n MRKAn MRKA ‘yr’n W’nyr’n MNW ctry MN yzd’n Elaborate diademed and draped bust of Bahram II, with short beard, winged crown (curved wing) and korymbos. Rev. NWRAZY wrhr ‘n Fire altar flanked by two attendants, both wearing crowns and each holding a spear. Göbl I/1 var. Saeedi -. Sunrise 765. Very well struck and attractively toned. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 5500 CHF
Estimate: 5000 CHF
Lot 232
SASANIAN KINGS. Hormizd II, 303-309. Drachm (Silver, 30 mm, 3.95 g, 3 h), Mint A ("Ctesiphon"). Bust of Hormizd II to right, wearing eagle crown with korymbos; pellet before eagle's beak. Rev. Fire altar with ribbon and bust facing in flames; flanked by two attendants, the left wearing winged crown, the other wearing mural crown, each with korymbos. SNS type Ia/3a. Sunrise 815. Lightly toned and well-centered. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 170 CHF
Estimate: 200 CHF
Lot 233
SASANIAN KINGS. Kavadh II, 628. Drachm (Silver, 34 mm, 4.19 g, 3 h), AHM (Hamadan), year 2 = 628. Bust of Kavad II to right, wearing mural crown with frontal crescent, ribbon and ribbon-and-crescent on shoulders; flanking crown, stars; star-in-crescents in margin. Rev. Fire altar with ribbons, flanked by two attendants; flanking flames, star and crescent; star-in-crescents in margin. Göbl type I/1. SC Tehran 4221. Sunrise -. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 850 CHF
Estimate: 650 CHF
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