|Coins - Gold|
|Realisation Price||8,500.00 USD|
Goldberg Auctioneers / New York Int'l 2016 (#89) - 05/01/2016 / The Sunrise Collection / Lot 444
Sasanian Kingdom. Varhran (Bahram) II. Gold 1/6 Dinar (1.44 g), AD 276-293 EF Jugate busts Varhran II, wearing winged crown with korymbos, and his queen, wearing kolah with boar's head, right, vis-a-vis bust of Prince 4, wearing kolah with eagle's head, left; trefoil of pellets behind shoulder of king. Fire altar; flanked by two attendants facing outward, the one on left wearing winged crown with korymbos, the other wearing mural crown with korymbos; symbol to left of flames. Cf. SNS type VI/1 (right attendant lacks korymbos); Göbl type VII/2a; Paruck -; Saeedi -; Sunrise 785 (this coin), otherwise unpublished. Possibly unique. Well struck with excellent detail. We note a few scattered marks, none worthy of individual mention. Probably the finest example extant. Estimated Value $7,500-UP.