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356, Lot: 252. Estimate $300.
Sold for $425. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

KINGS of PARTHIA. Phraates III. Circa 70/69-58/7 BC. AR Drachm (19mm, 4.00 g, 2h). Ekbatana mint. Struck circa 62 BC. Diademed facing bust, wearing necklace with medallion / Archer (Arsakes I) seated right on throne, holding bow; monogram below bow, legend ii around. Sellwood 35.1 var. (Darius?; legend); Sunrise 326; Shore –. Good VF, toned, some porosity on obverse, encrustation and a couple scratches under tone on reverse.