11 April 2001
Kingdom of Persis, Sasanian Empire, Shapur I (A.D. 241-272), silver Obols (2), draped bust right, wearing turreted crown, rev. fire-altar and attendants (Göbl 25), fine and very fine; Varahron II (A.D. 276-293), silver Obol, conjoined busts of the king and queen facing bust of prince. rev. fire-altar and attendants (Göbl 65), chipped, very fine (3)
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