nomos 24
22 May 2022 14:00 CEST
Zunfthaus zur Saffran, Zurich
SASANIAN KINGS. Shapur I, 240/242-272. Dinar (Gold, 24 mm, 7.47 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 and each holding a spear; to the left of the flames, frawahr. Göbl I/1; SNS Type IIc/1b, Style P, Group d/1 (Plate 31,143). Sunrise 740. Sharp and attractive. Some very minor flatness, otherwise, extremely fine.
Current Bid: 4000 CHF
Estimate: 5000 CHF
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SASANIAN KINGS. Bahram I, 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.
Current Bid: 5200 CHF
Estimate: 6500 CHF
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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, one wearing a korymbos, the other a mural crown, and each holding a spear. Göbl I/1 var. SNS Type I(1)/1(1a), Style I 'hwpy' (Plate 24, A78). Sunrise 765. Very well-struck and attractively toned. Extremely fine.
Current Bid: 6500 CHF
Estimate: 4000 CHF
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