Item #2068 Sasanian (Ancient Iran), Ardeshir (Ardashir) I (AD 224-242), SCARCE billon Tetradrachm, good VF+

Ancient Coins - Item #2068 Sasanian (Ancient Iran), Ardeshir (Ardashir) I (AD 224-242), SCARCE billon Tetradrachm, good VF+
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SASANIAN EMPIRERuler's name & His Reign: Ardeshir I (AD 224-242) (Artashir I)
Mint:unknown
Metal & Denomination: billon tetradrachm
Size: 25 mm.
Weight: 12.79 gr.
Obverse:Bust with a long beard wearing Parthian-style headdress with ear flaps facing right Pahlavi legend.
Reverse:Fire altar without attendants. Pahlavi legend.
Reference:Sellwood #5, (typeII)/ GOBL: SC II/5/2 (plate 1/7)
Notes:
This coin is listed in ISC by Sellwood as #5. With his style of his hat
and the quality of the metal (reminds us of the coins of the last
Parthian kings), I think it must belong to the earlier years of his
reign. For more information on the Sasanian coins, please see the excellent site by Thomas Mallon: http://www.grifterrec.com/coins/sasania/sasanian.html
Price SKU: 2068
US$ 85.50
  • € 69.05
  • £ 60.06
  • AUD 109.74
  • CHF 82.70
  • CAD 107.76

Rates for: 04/20/18

Ships from: Canada
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