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CNG Feature Auction 117

Lot nuber 347

KINGS of PERSIS. Vādfradād (Autophradates) I. 3rd century BC. AR Tetradrachm (27mm, 16.95 g, 9h). Vādfradād (Autophradates) I.


CNG Feature Auction 117
Lot: 347.

Closing Date: May 20 2021 11:00 ET

Oriental Greek, Silver

Estimate: $ 1 500

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KINGS of PERSIS. Vādfradād (Autophradates) I. 3rd century BC. AR Tetradrachm (27mm, 16.95 g, 9h). Vādfradād (Autophradates) I. Head right, with mustache and earring, wearing diadem and kyrbasia / wtprdt (= “Vādfradād”) in Aramaic down outer right, prtrk[’ zy] (= “fratarak[ā of]”) in Aramaic below fire altar, [’]lhy’ (= “the gods”) in Aramaic up outer left, fire temple of Ahura-Mazda; above, half-figure of Ahura-Mazda; to left, Vādfradād standing right, bow set on ground before; standard to right. van’t Haaff Type 540/542; cf. K&M 2/17 (for type) and see KM Nachträge 2.8.4 (for a similar example overstruck on an issue of Baydad); cf. Alram 533 (for type); cf. De Morgan 12a and pl. XXVII, 19 (same); cf. BMC 1 (same); Sunrise –; CNG 106, lot 543 (same rev. die). Uncertain Aramic graffiti on obverse. In NGC encapsulation 5771395-003, graded Ch VF (star), Strike: 4/5, Surface: 3/5, graffiti. Overstruck on an Babylon I mint tetradrachm of Seleukos I Nikator, struck in the name and types of Alexander III of Macedon, circa 300-294/3 BC (SC 87.1; Price 3777; HGC 9, 10f).


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