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Sale: Triton XIII, Lot: 758. Estimate $150. 
Closing Date: Monday, 4 January 2010. 
Sold For $160. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

KINGS of PARTHIA. Pakoros II. Circa AD 78-105. AR Drachm (3.70 g, 12h). Ekbatana mint. Diademed beardless bust left, wearing earring and spiral torque; all within pelleted border / (quadrate O)ΛIIΛI-Λ(three-bar Σ)/(quadrate O)ΛIIΛI-ΛN Λ (Γ retrograde)IΛ(quadrate O)[V] ЧΠΓΛIT/Λ(quadrate O)XIV/EΠIXΛH(quadrate O)(three-bar Σ)/+IAHXΛ(quadrate O)Δ (sic), archer (Arsakes I) seated right on throne, holding bow; monogram below bow. Sellwood 73.11; Shore 395; PDC 39786 (this coin). Good VF, lightly toned.

From the Todd A. Ballen Collection. Ex Dr. Robert Gonnella Collection (Peus 388, 1 November 2006), lot 634; Vecchi 17 (15 December 1999), lot 420.