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Research Coins: Feature Auction

Sale: Triton VII, Lot: 468. Estimate $300. 
Closing Date: Monday, 12 January 2004. 
Sold For $475. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

KINGS of PARTHIA. Phraatakes. 2 BC - 4 AD. Billon Tetradrachm (9.78 gm). Seleukeia on the Tigris mint. Dated Seleukid era 311 (2/1 BC). Diademed bust left, wart on forehead; Nikes flying right before, and left behind, crowning him / BACILEW[C] BACILEWN AP-CAKO[Y] EUERGET[OU] DIKAIO[U] [E]PIFANO[YC FIL]ELLH[NOC], Arsakes I seated right on throne, holding bow; crescent below throne, AIT (year) below bow, [month in exergue]. Sellwood 57.1-9 var. (no crescent under throne); Shore -; BMC Parthia pg. 137, 5-7 var. (same); MACW -. Darkly toned, good VF. ($300)

Ex Sotheby's (5-6 October 1989), lot 43.