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360, Lot: 223. Estimate $500.
Sold for $300. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

KINGS of PARTHIA. Artabanos I (Arsakes II). 211-185 BC. Æ Dichalkon (15mm, 2.49 g, 12h). Rhagai-Arsakeia(?) mint. Struck circa 211-209 BC. Head left, wearing bashlyk / Bow in bowcase; [monogram to left]. Sellwood 6.2; Sunrise 244; Shore –. VF, brown surfaces, some porosity. Very rare.

The obverse of this issue was struck from an obverse die that was also used for drachms (see A&S Type 6, obv. die 6). This type is also known for an issue of dichalkoi of Arsakes I, of which all the known examples were struck from the same obverse die that was also used for striking drachms (see Classical Numismatic Group 75, lot 577).