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CNG 96, Lot: 614. Estimate $3000.
Sold for $3200. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

KINGS of PERSIS. Vādfradād (Autophradates) I. 3rd century BC. AR Tetradrachm (28mm, 15.89 g, 9h). Istakhr (Persepolis) mint. Head right, with mustache and earring, wearing diadem and kyrbasia / [rtrk’ up outer left from bottom], br up inner left from bottom, wtprdt p in exergue, zy ’l’ down outer right, Fire temple of Ahura-Mazda; above, half-figure of Ahura-Mazda; to inner left, Vādfradād standing right; standard to inner right. K&M –; cf. Alram 542 = DeMorgan and pl. 28, 2 (for rev.); Sunrise –. Near EF, lightly toned, light porosity, area of double strike at edge of reverse. Apparently unpublished.