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.
From a North American collection.
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