KINGS of ELYMAIS. Kamnaskires V.
|Sale: Triton VI, Lot: 521. Estimate $1000.
Closing Date: Monday, 13 January 2003.
Sold For $800. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.
Circa 36 BC-?. AR Tetradrachm (14.94 gm). Dated year 280 (33/32 BC). Diademed, bearded bust left; star and anchor behind / Diademed bust (Kamnaskires VI?) left; in exergue PZ
(blundered date PS
), blundered legend around. Cf. Alram 463; MACW 703. Good VF. Rare, unlisted date. ($1000)
The succession of the Elamite kings is little understood; the recording of ordinal numbers and regnal years varies widely among the references. For the issues attributed to Kamnaskires V the circumstances are especially murky, for a prolonged series of increasingly debased tetradrachms of his type were struck by at least four successors over a period of several decades. Alram recognizes one secure date for his tetradrachms, Seleukid era year 277 (36/35 BC); this good silver issue of year 280 offers us a further datum for the dating of his reign.