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10300444

Published by Assar
One of Two Known

CNG 103, Lot: 444. Estimate $500.
Sold for $750. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

KINGS of PARTHIA. Mithradates II. 121-91 BC. AR Tetradrachm (28mm, 15.78 g, 12h). Susa mint. Struck circa 121/20-119 BC. Diademed bust right / Apollo seated left on omphalos, holding filleted palm frond and bow set on ground; monogram to outer left; AB in exergue. Cf. Sellwood 18.2 (for rev. and monogram); G.R.F. Assar. “A Revised Parthian Chronology of the Period 165-91 BC” in Electrum 11 (2006), Fig. 30 (this coin); Sunrise, p. 120; Shore –; PDC –. VF, rough corroded surfaces, some porosity. Extremely rare, one of two known examples.