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CNG 112, Lot: 392. Estimate $4000.
Sold for $2400. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

KINGS of PERSIS. Vādfradād (Autophradates) II. Early-mid 2nd century BC. AR Tetradrachm (24.5mm, 16.77 g, 12h). 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, raising hand; to right, eagle standing left on standard; trace of legend to outer left; p[r]t[rk]’ (“f(ra)ta(rakā)”) and ll (“ilahy”) in Aramaic to right of altar. K&M 3/1 (same obv. die); Alram 546; DeMorgan, p. 403 and pl. XXVIII, 10 (same obv. die as illustration); cf. BMC 1 (Darius[?]; for type); Sunrise –; MACW –; CNG 111, lot 441 (same obv. die); Nomos 14, lot 172 (same obv. die). Toned, minor porosity. EF. Very rare with reverse inscription.