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Research Coins: Feature Auction

Sale: CNG 64, Lot: 507. Estimate $400. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 24 September 2003. 
Sold For $800. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

KINGS of PARTHIA. Orodes II. 57-38 BC. AR Tetradrachm (14.72 gm). Seleukeia mint. Diademed bust left with short beard / King enthroned left, raising up kneeling Tyche; PO in right field. Sellwood 45.1; cf. Shore 209. Toned good VF. Excellent style. ($400)

Shore notes the tetradrachms of Orodes show a continuing decline in artistic quality, but this coin proves the Parthians still had at least one engraver of merit working at Seleukeia.