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389, Lot: 414. Estimate $100.
Sold for $190. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

KINGS of PARTHIA. Phraates IV. Circa 38-2 BC. AR Drachm (20mm, 3.93 g, 1h). Rhagai mint. Diademed bust left; to right, eagle left, holding wreath / Archer (Arsakes I) seated right on throne, holding bow; to left, eagle crowning him with wreath; monogram below bow. Cf. Sellwood 52.37 (for type); Sunrise –; cf. Shore 287 (same); PDC 415 (this coin). In NGC encapsulation graded Ch XF, Strike: 5/5; Surface: 4/5. Toned. Very rare.

From the Dr. Patrick H.C. Tan Collection.