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Triton XXI, Lot: 564. Estimate $1500.
Sold for $950. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

KINGS of ELYMAIS. Kamnaskires IV. Circa 64/3-54/3 BC. AR Tetradrachm (29.5mm, 15.40 g, 12h). Seleukeia on the Hedyphon mint. Dated SE 249 (64/3 BC). Diademed, beardless bust left; [anchor to right]; c/m: Nike standing left, holding wreath and palm frond; all within rectangular incuse / PACIΛEΛI above, [KAΠ]NAIKIPO[Y] to right, TOY EΓ IAIIΛΛEΛI to left, KAΠNAIKIP below, Zeus-Belos enthroned left, holding Nike, standing right and holding palm fronds, in outstretched right hand and scepter in left; monogram to inner left; ΘΠΣ (date) in exergue. van’t Haaff Type 7.1-1Ba var. (example with c/m, but date not visible in exergue); Alram –. EF, die break on reverse at 8 o’clock. An unrecorded date, making this the earliest issue of this ruler.