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CNG 103, Lot: 437. Estimate $750.
Sold for $900. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

KINGS of PARTHIA. Artabanos I (Arsakes II). 211-185 BC. AR Drachm (16mm, 4.06 g, 12h). Rhagai-Arsakeia(?) mint. Struck circa 211-209 BC. Head left, wearing bashlyk / Archer (Arsakes I) seated right on backless throne, holding bow; to right, eagle standing facing, head left. Sellwood 6.1; A&S Type 6, 51 (same rev. die); cf. Sunrise 241-3 (for type); cf. Shore 4 (same); Todd Ballen Collection (Triton XII, 5 January 2010), lot 507 (same obv. die). Good VF, toned, a couple of hairline die breaks on obverse, reverse struck with slightly worn die.

Ex Atrek 1965 Hoard (IGCH 1798).