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Triton XX, Lot: 423. Estimate $750.
Sold for $650. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

KINGS of PARTHIA. Orodes II. Circa 57-38 BC. AR Tetradrachm (31mm, 14.58 g, 12h). Seleukeia on the Tigris mint. Diademed bust left, wart on forehead, neck torque ends in sea horse; all within pelleted border / BACIΛEΩC/BACIΛEΩN above, APCAKOV/EVEPΓET•V to right, ΔIKAIOV below, ΕΠIΦANOVC/ΦIΛEΛΛHNOC to left , Orodes seated left, holding Nike, who crowns him with wreath, in extended right hand, scepter in left hand; pellet below throne; quadrate Os and Cs in legend. Callataÿ 15-23; Sellwood 48.1 var. (no pellet); Sunrise 377; Shore 212 var. (same). Good VF, toned, light graffiti (Aramaic SLT[?]) in field on obverse.