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Sale: Triton VII, Lot: 476. Estimate $500. 
Closing Date: Monday, 12 January 2004. 
Sold For $900. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

KINGS of PARTHIA. Artabanos III. 10-38 AD. Billon Tetradrachm (13.70 gm). Seleukeia on the Tigris mint. Dated Seleukid era Artemistios 338 (April 27 AD). Diademed facing bust, long beard, long hair, no ear or earring visible / BLCILCLC [L]PCLK[OV DIKLOV E]PIFLNOVC, Artabanos on horseback left, receiving palm from Tyche, standing right before him, holding staff; T-L-H (year in retrograde) in field around Artabanos, monogram (month) under horse. Sellwood 63.1 (Artabanos II); Shore 332 (Artabanos II); BMC Parthia pg. 148, 20; MACW 617 var. (Artabanos II; month). VF, typical light porosity, small graffito in obverse field. Rare this nice. ($500)

Ex Numismatic Fine Arts Winter Mail Bid Sale (14 December 1989), lot 732.