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Triton XX, Lot: 416. Estimate $1000.
Sold for $1200. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

KINGS of PARTHIA. Phraates II. 132-127 BC. AR Tetradrachm (30mm, 16.24 g, 12h). Seleukeia on the Tigris mint. Struck circa 129 BC. Diademed bust right within bead-and-reel border / BAΣIΛEΩΣ/MEΓAΛOY to right, APΣAKOY NIKHΦOPOY to left, male deity seated left, holding Nike, who crowns him with wreath, in extended right hand, cradling cornucopia in left arm; monograms to outer left and in exergue. Sellwood 17.1 var. (placement of monograms); Sunrise 268; Shore –; PDC 4478 = ANS Inv. 1967.152.703 = 1923 Media Hoard (IGCH 1813). VF, hints of deposits, flan flaws, and scratches. Very rare.