|Coins - Gold - Ancient|
|Realisation Price||8,000.00 USD|
Goldberg Auctioneers / NY International Coin Auction (#102) - 10/01/2018 / Judean City Coinage - Ancient Coins / Lot 389
Sasanian Kingdom. Shapur III. Gold Light Dinar (4.20 g), AD 383-388 Mint State Sasanian Kingdom. Shapur III. Gold Light Dinar (4.20 g), AD 383-388. Mint I ('Kabul'). Bust of Shapur III right, wearing crown with diadem. Fire altar with ribbon and bust right in flames; flanked by two attendants, each wearing flat-topped crown with korymbos; inscription on altar shaft. SNS type II/1b (pl. 25, A6); Göbl type II/6a (Shahpur II); Paruck -; Saeedi -; Sunrise 874 (this coin). Lustrous. Mint State. Estimated Value $7,000 Ex Bellaria Collection, Triton VII, 12 January 2004,lot 617; Ex Sothebys, 26 March 1973, lot 462. From the Sunrise Collection: "According to SNS, the crowns on the attendants differentiate the issues of this type as Shahpur II or III. On this example, their crowns appear as the standard crown of Shahpur III."