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Research Coins: Feature Auction

Sale: Triton VII, Lot: 920. Estimate $2500. 
Closing Date: Monday, 12 January 2004. 
Sold For $3000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

TRAJAN. 98-117 AD. Æ Sestertius (22.30 gm). Struck 116 AD. IMP CAES NER TRAIANO OPTIMO AVG GER DAC PARTHICO P M TR P COS VI P P, laureate and draped bust right, seen from behind / REX PARTHIS DATVS, S C in exergue, Trajan, laureate and in miltary outfit, seated left on camp bench set on daïs, presenting Parthamaspates, who is touching his crown, to Parthia kneeling right; military figure standing behind Trajan. RIC II 667; Strack 476z; BMCRE 1045; Banti 96; Cohen 328. Near EF, green and brown patina, very minor smoothing in reverse field. ($2500)

For a coin of Parthamaspates in the Parthian series, see lot 499.