KINGS of PARTHIA. Phraates IV.
|Sale: Triton XIII, Lot: 696. Estimate $150.
Closing Date: Monday, 4 January 2010.
Sold For $260. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.
Circa 38-2 BC. BI Tetradrachm (14.20 g, 12h). Seleukeia on the Tigris mint. Dated Artemistios, SE 285 (April 27 BC). Diademed and draped bust left, wart on forehead, wearing pointed beard and torque with no end visible; all within pelleted border / BΛΣIΛEΩ[Σ]/BΛΣΛE(ΩN ligate) ΛPΣAK(quadrate O)Y/EYEIΓETOV ΔIKAI(quadrate O)V [E]ΠIΦΛN(quadrate O)VΣ/[ΦI]ΛEΛΛHN[(quadrate O)Σ] (sic
), Phraates seated left on throne, holding Nike, who stands right on his extended hand and presents him with diadem, and spear; EΠ(three-bar Σ) (year) below throne, APTE (month) in exergue. Sellwood 55.4; Shore 309. VF, toned, light graffiti on obverse.
From the Todd A. Ballen Collection. Ex Classical Numismatic Group Electronic Auction 156 (17 January 2007), lot 86.