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Impressive Arsakes X

Triton XX, Lot: 419. Estimate $2000.
Sold for $6000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

KINGS of PARTHIA. Arsakes X. 122-121 BC. AR Tetradrachm (32mm, 16.00 g, 12h). Seleukeia on the Tigris mint. Diademed bust right within bead-and-reel border / BAΣIΛEΩΣ/APΣAKOY to right, EΠIΦANOYΣ/ΦIΛEΛΛHNOΣ to left, Demeter seated left, holding Nike, who crowns her with wreath, in extended right hand, cradling cornucopia in left arm; winged tritoness supporting throne; TV and monogram in exergue. Sellwood 23.1 (Mithradates II); Sunrise 280; Shore –; PDC 12380. Good VF, light scratches, weak strike on Nike and head of Demeter, minor porosity on reverse. Struck on a remarkably broad flan.