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Sale: Triton XIII, Lot: 755. Estimate $300. 
Closing Date: Monday, 4 January 2010. 
Sold For $425. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

KINGS of PARTHIA. Pakoros II. Circa AD 78-105. AR Tetradrachm (14.15 g, 12h). Seleukeia on the Tigris mint. Dated 389 SE (AD 78). Diademed beardless bust left, wearing earring and spiral torque; B to right; all within pelleted border / [BA](three-bar Σ)IΛEω(three-bar Σ)]/BA(three-bar Σ)IΛE[ωN] [A]P(three-bar Σ)A[K(quadrate O)Y]/ΠAK(quadrate O)P[(quadrate O)Y] ΔIKAI(quadrate O)Y EΠIΦAN[(quadrate O)Y(three-bar Σ)/ΦIΛ]EΛΛHN[(quadrate O)(three-bar Σ)], Pakoros enthroned left, being presented diadem by Tyche standing right and holding sceptre; ΘΠT (year) above, month off flan. Cf. Sellwood 73.1-6; cf. Shore 394. VF.

From the Todd A. Ballen Collection. Ex Kovacs XV (1 October 2003), lot 156.