KINGS of PARTHIA. Artabanos III.
|Sale: Triton XIII, Lot: 716. Estimate $150.
Closing Date: Monday, 4 January 2010.
Sold For $90. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.
Circa AD 10-38. AR Drachm (3.68 g, 12h). Nisa mint. Diademed bust left, wearing long beard and spiral torque; all within pelleted border / HVHV(...)/HVHVH(...) (...) III(archaic Z)(quadrate O) VIIVHVI/VIIVИV ΛHHΛH(quadrate O)/(quadrate O)ΛHΛH(quadrate O) (sic
), archer (Arsakes I) seated right on throne, holding bow; N below bow. Sellwood 63.8 (Artabanos II); Shore -; PDC 39734 and 13454 (this coin). VF, toned. Rare issue.
From the Todd A. Ballen Collection. Ex Dr. Robert Gonnella Collection (Peus 388, 1 November 2006), lot 569; Classical Numismatic Group 60 (22 May 2002), lot 1027.