Nomos
Nomos, Auction 10

Greek, Roman and Byzantine Coins

Mo, 18.05.2015, from 4:00 PM CEST
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GREEK COINS Sasanian Kings Bahram II, AD 276-293. Dinar (Gold, 22mm, 7.43g 4). mzdysn bgy wrhr’n MRKAn MRKA ‘yr’n W’nyr’n MNW ctry MN yzd’n Elaborate dia­demed and draped bust of Bahram II, with short beard, winged crown (curved wing) and korymbos. Rev. NWRAZY wrhr ‘n Fire altar flanked by two attendants, both wearing crowns and each holding a spear. Göbl I/1 var. Saeedi -. Sunrise 765. Very rare. A beautiful, lightly toned coin with an especially elegant portrait. Extremely fine. This type, bearing a superb portrait of the king wearing a crown adorned with a curved wing, seems to be very rare, indeed. Usu­ally the general type is found with a straight-winged crown. The style is simply exceptional.

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Price realized 14'000 CHF
Starting price 14'000 CHF
Estimate 17'500 CHF
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