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Sale: Triton VII, Lot: 538. Estimate $3000. 
Closing Date: Monday, 12 January 2004. 
Sold For $15000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

KINGS of PERSIS. Artaxerses (Ardaxsir) I. Early-mid 3rd century BC. AR Tetradrachm (16.88 gm). Head right, with moustache, wearing diadem and satrapal cap (kyrbasia) / Fire temple of Ahura-Mazda, on left, Artaxerses standing right, to right, standard, Aramaic legend to left and in exergue. Alram 520 var. (legends); cf. BMC Arabia pg. 198, 1 (drachm); De Morgan -; Kritt, Susa pl. 34, D (same obverse die). Superb EF. Extremely rare; fourth known specimen. ($3000)

Ex Leu 52 (15 May 1991), lot 124; Superior 79 (28 May 1989), lot 6169A.