Item #2094 Sasanian (Ancient Iran), Ardeshir (Ardashir) I (AD 224-242), Very RARE AE double-unit, good very fine.

Ancient Coins -   Item #2094 Sasanian (Ancient Iran), Ardeshir (Ardashir) I (AD 224-242), Very RARE AE double-unit, good very fine.
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SASANIAN EMPIRE

Ruler's name & His Reign: Ardeshir I (AD 224-242) (Artashir I)
Mint: unknown
Metal & Denomination: AE (copper) 2-unit VERY RARE
Size:
13 mm.
Weight:
2.25 gr.
Obverse: Bust with a long beard wearing Parthian-style headdress with ear flaps facing right Pahlavi legend.
Reverse:
Fire altar without attendants.
Reference: Sellwood (type II)/ GOBL: SN II/6v. (not illustrated)
Notes: This very rare coin with the style of king's tiara 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 Ardeshir coins, please see the excellent site by Thomas Mallon:
http://www.grifterrec.com/coins/sasania/sas_ardI_1.html
Price SKU: 2094
US$ 325.00
  • € 264.03
  • £ 231.32
  • AUD 422.01
  • CHF 316.05
  • CAD 410.76

Rates for: 04/21/18

Ships from: Canada