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Exceptional Mithradates I Tetradrachm

Triton XIV, Lot: 406. Estimate $10000.
Sold for $12000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

KINGS of PARTHIA. Mithradates I. 165-132 BC. AR Tetradrachm (27mm, 14.94 g, 1h). Seleukeia on the Tigris mint. Struck circa 148 BC. Diademed and draped bust right, [within bead-and-reel border] / BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓ AΛOY down right field, APΣA KOY ΦIΛEΛΛ HNOΣ down left, diademed and beardless young Herakles standing left, holding skyphos in extended right hand and cradling club in lion skin-draped left arm; monogram in exergue. Sellwood 13.2; Shore 35: BMC 50; MACW 481 var. (ME ΓAΛOY). EF. Well struck on a large flan.

Ex Classical Numismatic Group 82 (16 September 2009), lot 763.