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Triton XXI, Lot: 553. Estimate $5000.
Sold for $8000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

KINGS of PARTHIA. Arsakes I. 247-211 BC. AR Drachm (17mm, 4.07 g, 12h). Mithradatkart-Nisa(?) mint. Head left, wearing bashlyk / APΣAKOY to left, krny (= “commander-in-chief” in Aramaic) to right, Archer (Arsakes I) seated right on backless throne, holding bow; monogram below throne. A&S Type 4, obv. 4/6, rev. 4/6; Sellwood 4.1; Sunrise 239 (this coin); Shore –. Good VF, toned. Very rare.

Ex Sunrise Collection (New York Sale XXXVII, 5 January 2016), lot 6; Bellaria Collection (Triton VII, 13 January 2004), lot 390; Khalili Collection (Leu 57, 25 May 1993), lot 145.