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Sale: Triton XIII, Lot: 827. Estimate $750. 
Closing Date: Monday, 4 January 2010. 
Sold For $2200. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

KINGS of PARTHIA. Artabanos V. Circa AD 216-224. AR Drachm (3.66 g, 12h). Ekbatana mint. Diademed bust left, forked beard, wearing tiara with earflap and decorated with star / Degraded legend [but first line: 'King Artabanos' in Parthian script], Arsakes I seated right on throne, holding bow; monogram below bow. Sellwood 90.1; Shore 467. EF, toned. Very rare.

From the Todd A. Ballen Collection.