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Triton XXI, Lot: 532. Estimate $5000.
Sold for $6400. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

PERSIA, Achaemenid Empire. temp. Artaxerxes II to Artaxerxes III. Circa 400-341 BC. AR Tetradrachm (25mm, 14.67 g, 11h). Chian standard. Uncertain mint in Caria. Persian king, wearing kidaris and kandys, in kneeling-running stance right, drawing bow / Warrior, wearing kyrbasia, thrusting spear he holds aloft in right hand, on horse galloping right; to upper left, head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin headdress. Konuk, Influences, Group 5, 4 and pl. XXX, 17; Meadows, Administration 327 var. (letters on obv.); Mildenberg, Münzwesen pp. 26–7, and pl. XIV, 122–3 var. (same); Sunrise 73–4 var. (controls on rev.). Near EF, toned, minor roughness.