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CNG 102, Lot: 682. Estimate $2000.
Sold for $3250. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

KINGS of PARTHIA. Artabanos II. 127-126 BC. AR Tetradrachm (29mm, 16.16 g, 1h). Seleukeia on the Tigris mint. Dated SE 187 (126 BC). Diademed head right / Demeter seated left, holding cornucopia and Nike, who crowns her with wreath; winged tritoness supporting throne; Θ to outer left, (archaic Z)ΠΡ (date) in exergue. Sellwood –; Assar, Revised, fig. 13 = Assar, Early II, fig. 19 = Sunrise 274 = New York Sale XXXVII, lot 42; Assar, Recent, p. 22, fig. 9 = Triton V, lot 1575 = Sotheby’s (25 May 2000), lot 25 (same dies); New York Sale XXXIV, lot 289 (same dies). VF, some light roughness and light scratches, hint of encrustation on obverse. Extremely rare, one of four known.