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440, Lot: 248. Estimate $3000.
Sold for $3750. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

KINGS of PERSIS. Vādfradād (Autophradates) II. Early-mid 2nd century BC. AR Tetradrachm (24mm, 16.39 g, 11h). Istakhr (Persepolis) mint. Bearded head right, wearing diadem and kyrbasia adorned with eagle / Fire temple of Ahura-Mazda; above, half-figure of Ahura-Mazda; to left, Vādfradād standing right, bow before; to right, eagle standing left on standard. K&M 3/1 (same obv. die); Alram 546; DeMorgan, p. 403 and pl. XXVIII, 7 and 10 (same obv. die as illustration); cf. BMC 1 (Darius[?]; for type); Sunrise –; MACW –; CNG 109, lot 401 (same dies); Nomos 14, lot 172 (same obv. die). Near EF, toned, minor hairline die breaks. Very rare.

Ex Nisa Collection (Classical Numismatic Group 108, 16 May 2018), lot 411.