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CNG 112, Lot: 393. Estimate $4000.
Sold for $3250. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

KINGS of PERSIS. Vādfradād (Autophradates) II. Early-mid 2nd century BC. AR Tetradrachm (27mm, 16.69 g, 1h). 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; ’’ in Aramaic to right of altar. Cf. K&M 3/1 (for type; same obv. die); Alram 546; DeMorgan, p. 403 and pl. XXVIII, 7 (same obv. die as illustration); cf. BMC 1 (Darius[?]; for type); Sunrise –; MACW –; CNG 111, lot 441 var. (legend) . Toned, die breaks on reverse. EF. Overstruck on uncertain undertype, possibly an issue of Baydād (Bagadat).