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Overstruck on a Tetradrachm of Demetrios Poliorketes

Triton XVI, Lot: 640. Estimate $20000.
Sold for $20000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

KINGS of PERSIS. Baydād (Bagadat). Early 3rd century BC. AR Tetradrachm (30mm, 17.06 g, 9h). Head right, with short beard, mustache, and earring, wearing kyrbasia with flaps tied behind / “zy ’hl[...]” in Aramaic down left from top, “bgdt” in Aramaic up left from bottom, “br” in Aramaic in exergue, “prtrk’y” in Aramaic down right, Baydād enthroned left, holding scepter and lotus blossom; standard to inner left. Cf. K&M 2/2; cf. Alram 511; cf. Sunrise 557; cf. Bellaria 536 (all refs. different placement of rev. legend; same obv. die). EF. Overstruck on a Pella mint tetradrachm of Demetrios Poliorketes, Newell Series VI, 90 (dies LXXXIII/154).