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

Lot nuber 536

KINGS of PERSIS. Vahbarz (Oborzos). 3rd century BC. AR Tetradrachm (29mm, 16.78 g, 12h). Istakhr (Persepolis) mint.


Triton XXIII – Session Two – Greek Coinage Part II through Roman Imperial Coinage Part I
Lot: 536.
 Estimated: $ 5 000

Oriental Greek, Silver

Sold For $ 4 000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

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KINGS of PERSIS. Vahbarz (Oborzos). 3rd century BC. AR Tetradrachm (29mm, 16.78 g, 12h). 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, n in Aramaic down outer right, fire temple of Ahura-Mazda; to left, Vahbarz standing right; standard to right. Cf. K&M 2/11 (for type); cf. Alram 526 (same); cf. De Morgan 5a and 5b and plate XXVII, 7-8 (same); Sunrise –; Prospero 624 (same dies). Toned, hint of smoothing and graffiti lp/f (= “for P/F”) in Aramaic in obverse field. EF. Overstruck on a tetradrachm of Ardaxšir (Artaxerxes) I, itself overstruck on an uncertain Greek undertype.

From the Weise Collection, purchased from Realms Ancient Coins, 14 January 2005.


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.