SASANIAN KINGS. Ardashir I (Ardaxšīr), 223/4-240. Drachm (Silver, 24 mm, 4.23 g, 9 h), Ctesiphon, 233/4-238/9. Pehlevi inscription Diademed bust of Ardashir to right wearing close-fitting headdress with globular crest and korymbos. Rev. Pehlevi inscription Fire altar with pellet to left. Göbl type III/2/2. Saeedi 49 SNS type IIIa(4a)/3a(2b) (pl. 10, 153). Sunrise 714. An attractive, well centered piece. Extremely fine.
From the Sunrise Collection.
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