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Triton XXI, Lot: 562. Estimate $500.
Sold for $625. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

KINGS of PARTHIA. Vologases V. Circa AD 191-208. AR Drachm (19mm, 3.74 g, 12h). Ekbatana mint. Diademed facing bust, with pointed beard of irregular lines; hair in bunches above diadem and at sides / wlkši mlk in Aramaic/[...]ΛIΛIIΛΓ above, – to right, ΛIV•(retrograde Γ)V below, uncertain legend to left, archer (Arsakes I) seated right on throne, holding bow; monogram below bow. Sellwood 86.4; Sunrise 456; Shore 449. Near EF, deeply toned, small hairline flan crack.

Ex Todd A. Ballen Collection (Triton XIII, 5 January 2010), lot 805; Bellaria Collection (Triton VII, 13 January 2004), lot 506; Classical Numismatic Group 24 (12 September 1992), lot 364.