KINGS of PARTHIA. Phraates IV.
|Sale: Triton XIII, Lot: 695. Estimate $100.
Closing Date: Monday, 4 January 2010.
Sold For $220. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.
Circa 38-2 BC. AR Drachm (3.81 g, 12h). Uncertain mint. Diademed and draped bust left, wart on forehead, wearing pointed beard and segmented necklet; crescent above star to left; to right, eagle left; all within pelleted border / BA(three-bar Σ)IΛ(three-bar Σ)Λ(three-bar Σ)/BA(three-bar Σ)IΛ(three-bar Σ)ΛN AP (three-bar Σ)AKOY EYEPΓETOY/ΔIKAIOY EΠIΦANOY(three-bar Σ)/[Φ]IΛ(three-bar Σ)ΛΛHNO(three-bar Σ) , archer (Arsakes I) seated right on throne, holding bow; palm behind throne. Cf. Sellwood 54/53.12 (for obv./rev.); Shore -; PDC 39701 (this coin). VF, toned. Very rare variety.
From the Todd A. Ballen Collection. Ex Dr. Robert Gonnella Collection (Peus 388, 1 November 2006), lot 525; Berk BBS 91 (25 June 1996), lot 225.