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Sale: Triton XIII, Lot: 683. Estimate $150. 
Closing Date: Monday, 4 January 2010. 
Sold For $90. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

KINGS of PARTHIA. Phraates IV. Circa 38-2 BC. AR Drachm (3.79 g, 12h). Mithradatkart mint. Diademed and draped bust left, wart on forehead, wearing pointed beard and segmented necklet; to right, eagle left, holding wreath; all within pelleted border / ΦIΛBΛ(three-bar Σ)IΛEΩ(three-bar Σ)/IΛ(three-bar Σ)IΛEΩN Ab EΛV (...)TV/ΛNΛ(horizontal K)=V ELbΛINV/Λ(three-bar Σ)ΛΛHN(three-bar Σ) (sic), archer (Arsakes I) seated right on throne, holding bow; monogram below bow; inverted T behind throne. Sellwood 52.14 var. (no inverted T); Shore 282 var. (same). EF, traces of light toning.

From the Todd A. Ballen Collection.