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Sale: CNG 76, Lot: 933. Estimate $150. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 12 September 2007. 
Sold For $350. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

KINGS of PARTHIA. Vologases II. Circa AD 77-80. AR Diobol (1.00 g, 6h). Uncertain mint. Diademed bust left, short beard, wearing tiara decorated with pellets / Degraded legend, archer (Arsakes I) seated right on throne, holding bow. Sellwood -; Sellwood, New, pl. 42, 4; Shore 393. EF, toned.

The attribution to Vologases II rests on the clearer reverse legend of the piece from Sellwood's article, though Shore notes that the reverse legend of this type is slightly different, and may indicate a different king (possibly Vologases I).