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Triton XX, Lot: 425. Estimate $1000.
Sold for $950. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

KINGS of PARTHIA. Vonones I. Circa AD 8-12. BI Tetradrachm (30mm, 12.39 g, 12h). Seleukeia on the Tigris mint. Dated Gorpiaios 322 SE (August AD 11). BACIΛЄV[...]И BACIΛ[...]И И[...], diademed bust left; all within pelleted border / BΛC[IΛCΩC]/BΛCIΛC[ΩN] above, [Λ]PCΛKOV/CVCIΓCTO to right, ΔIKΛIO below, [C]ΠIΦANOVC/[ΦI]ΛHΛΛHNOC to left, Nike standing right, holding wreath in extended right hand, cradling palm frond in left arm; BKT (date) below wreath ties; ΓΟΠIOIOV (month) in exergue; quadrate Cs and Os in legend. Sellwood 60.2 var. (spelling of month); cf. Sunrise 406 (for type); cf. Shore 328. Good VF, toned, traces of porosity, light scratches or graffiti in obverse field and on neck. Overstruck on a tetradrachm of Phraatakes and Musa (Sellwood type 58).