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Triton XXI, Lot: 559. Estimate $1000.
Sold for $800. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

KINGS of PARTHIA. Phraates III. Circa 70/69-58/7 BC. AR Drachm (21mm, 4.13 g, 12h). Nisa mint. Struck circa 66-62/1 BC. Diademed facing bust, wearing necklace with medallion / BAΣIΛE[ΩΣ]/MEΓAΛ•V above, APΣAV•V to right, [Θ]ΕOΠATOP•Σ/[E]VEPΓETOV below, [Ε]ΠI+ANOVΣ/[KA]I +IΛEΛΛHNO[Σ] to left, archer (Arsakes I) seated right on throne, holding bow; NI below bow. Cf. Sellwood 35.8 (Darius?; for type); Sunrise 332 (this coin); Shore –. EF, hint of toning, struck with slightly worn dies. Rare mint.

Ex Sunrise Collection (New York Sale XXXVII, 5 January 2016), lot 100; Peus 338 (27 April 1994), lot 137.