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Triton XXI, Lot: 568. Estimate $15000.
Sold for $17000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

KINGS of PERSIS. Ardaxšir (Artaxerxes) I. 3rd century BC. AR Tetradrachm (25mm, 16.92 g, 12h). Istakhr (Persepolis) mint. Head right, with mustache and earring, wearing kyrbasia / ‘rthštr (= “Ardaxšir”) in Aramaic down left, prtrk’ zy ’lhy’ (= “fratarakā of the gods”) in Aramaic in exergue, fire temple of Ahura-Mazda; above, half-figure of Ahura-Mazda; to left, Ardaxšir standing right; standard to right. K&M 2/9 (same obv. die); cf. Alram 520 (for type); Sunrise 562 (same obv. die); Kritt, Susa pl. 34, D (same obverse die); Heritage 3044, lot 30052 (same dies). Superb EF, toned. Extremely rare.


From the Nisa Collection. Ex Bellaria Collection (Triton VII, 13 January 2004), lot 538 (includes his ticket); Leu 52 (15 May 1991), lot 124; Superior 79 (28 May 1989), lot 6169A.