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Triton XXIII – Session Two – Greek Coinage Part II through Roman Imperial Coinage Part I

Lot nuber 535

KINGS of PERSIS. Vahbarz (Oborzos). 3rd century BC. AR Tetradrachm (28mm, 15.98 g, 3h). Istakhr (Persepolis) mint.


Triton XXIII – Session Two – Greek Coinage Part II through Roman Imperial Coinage Part I
Lot: 535.
 Estimated: $ 7 500

Oriental Greek, Silver

Sold For $ 11 000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

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KINGS of PERSIS. Vahbarz (Oborzos). 3rd century BC. AR Tetradrachm (28mm, 15.98 g, 3h). Istakhr (Persepolis) mint. Diademed head right, with mustache and earring, wearing kyrbasia / whwbrz (= “Vahbarz”) in Aramaic down outer left, prtrk’ zy ’lhy’ (= “fratarakā of the gods”) in Aramaic in exergue, w (= “V[ahbarz]”) in Aramaic to inner left, prs (= “Persis”) in Aramaic down inner right, fire temple of Ahura-Mazda; to left, Vahbarz standing right; standard to right. K&M –; Alram 526; De Morgan –; Sunrise 566 (this coin). Toned, graffiti [...]bysd (in Aramaic) on obverse. Choice EF. Quite attractive in hand.

From the Jonathan P. Rosen Collection. Ex Roma XIII (23 March 2017), lot 460; Sunrise Collection (New York Sale XXXVII, 5 January 2016), lot 240; Superior (11 December 1992), lot 2219.


The final winners of all Triton XXIII lots will be determined at the live public sale that will be held on 14-15 January 2020. Triton XXIII – Session Two – Greek Coinage Part II through Roman Imperial Coinage Part I will be held Tuesday afternoon, 14 January 2020 beginning at 2:00 PM ET.

Winning bids are subject to a 20% buyer's fee for bids placed on this website and in person at the public auction, 22.50% for all others.