|CNG 85, Lot: 523. Estimate $500.
Sold for $370. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.
Early 1st century AD. BI Unit (9mm, 0.77 g, 12h). Imitating Pakor I of Persis. Diademed and bearded head left of Parthian or Persis style / Eagle standing left, wings displayed; W below. CNG E-223, 258 (same dies), otherwise unpublished. Good VF, minor porosity. Extremely rare, the second known.
Although this type is unpublished, the W control mark is common on issues from Northeast Arabia. For the prototypes, see BMC Arabia p. 231, 1 (drachm), and Peus 371, 223 (obol).