KINGS of PARTHIA. Vologases VI.
|Sale: CNG 75, Lot: 602. Estimate $300.
Closing Date: Wednesday, 23 May 2007.
Sold For $420. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.
Circa AD 208-228. AR Drachm (3.18 g, 12h). Ekbatana mint. Diademed and draped bust left, wearing tiara with long earflap adorned with crescent [erased on coin] / Archer (Arsakes I) seated right, holding bow; monogram below bow. Sellwood 88.24; Shore 462. VF, toned, scratches on tiara (from removing crescent). Extremely rare.
All of these drachms with long earflap are extremely rare, but there are a number among them with the crescent intentionally removed from the coin (rather than the die), suggesting it was an official modification, perhaps done at the mint.