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Sale: Triton VII, Lot: 482. Estimate $300. 
Closing Date: Monday, 12 January 2004. 
Sold For $475. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

KINGS of PARTHIA. Vonones II. 51 AD. AR Drachm (3.79 gm). Ekbatana mint. Diademed facing bust, short beard, wart on forehead, wearing tiara; six-pointed star to each side / OLCILELC OLCILELN AI-ILN DIVI:IGCTOV IILICLIOV IPIFLNOVC FILILLHXOC, Arsakes I seated right on throne, holding bow; monogram below bow. Sellwood 67.1; Shore 368; BMC Parthia 190, 1 (Vardanes II); MACW 648. EF. [See color enlargement on plate 7] ($300)

Ex Harlan J. Berk 20th CICF Auction (23 March 1995), lot 129.

Vonones reigned for only a few short months. Little is known of this king, but he probably was from the same Arsakid family as Vologases I and Vardanes II.