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Triton XXI, Lot: 565. Estimate $3000.
Sold for $1900. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

KINGS of ELYMAIS. Kamnaskires V. Circa 54/3-33/2 BC. AR Tetradrachm (28mm, 14.18 g, 12h). Seleukeia on the Hedyphon mint. Dated SE 261 (52/1 BC). Diademed bust of Kamnaskires left; to right, star above anchor / [B]AEIΛEΩ(retrograde Σ) above, [K]ΠNACKIPOY to right, [T]OY ΛEΓ BA(retrograde Σ)E[ΛEΩ] to left, MKAHИACKPOY below, diademed male bust left; ΛΞ[Σ] (date) in exergue. Cf. van’t Haaff Type 9.1 (for type); Alram 463 (date unlisted). Choice EF, traces of deposits and whisper of porosity on reverse. Exceptional portrait.