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Triton XX, Lot: 424. Estimate $5000.
Sold for $13000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

KINGS of PARTHIA. Phraatakes, with Musa. Circa 2 BC-AD 4/5. BI Tetradrachm (29mm, 12.99 g, 12h). Seleukeia on the Tigris mint. Seleukeia on the Tigris mint. Dated Hyperberetaios 314 SE (September, AD 3). BACIΛEΩC to left, BACIΛE ΩN to right, diademed bust of Phraatakes left, wart on forehead; before, Nike flying right, crowning him with wreath; ΔIT on diadem pendant; quadrate Cs in legend; all within pelleted border / OCΛ[COV PΛNIΛC] to left [MO]VCHC BΛCIΛIC to right, diademed and crowned bust of Musa right; before, Nike flying left, crowning her with wreath; YΠ(quadrate C) (month) over shoulder; quadrate Cs in legend. Sellwood 58.6; Sunrise 403 var. (month); cf. Shore 323 (for type); PDC example 9 = Peus 376, lot 705. Near EF, light porosity.