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Sale: Triton VII, Lot: 398. Estimate $200. 
Closing Date: Monday, 12 January 2004. 
Sold For $325. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

KINGS of PARTHIA. Mithradates I. Circa 171-132 BC. AR Drachm (3.93 gm). Hekatompylos mint. Bust left wearing bashlik / AR-SAKOU BASILEWS, Arsakes I seated right on omphalos, holding bow. Sellwood 9.1; Shore 7; BMC Parthia pg. 2, 3 (Arsakes II); MACW 464. Good VF, obverse flatly struck. ($200)

Ex Giessener Münzhandlung 26 (22-23 September 1983), lot 1538.

See note preceeding lot 396 for the probable future reattribution of this type to Phriapatius.