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CNG 106, Lot: 538. Estimate $3000.
Sold for $3500. 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). Istakhr (Persepolis) mint. Head right, with short beard, mustache, and earring, wearing kyrbasia with flaps tied behind / bgdt prtrk (= “Baydād fratarak”) in Aramaic down right, zy (= “of”) in Aramaic below throne, ’lhy’ zy bgdt (= “the gods of Baydād”) in Aramaic up left from bottom, Baydād enthroned left, holding scepter and lotus blossom; standard to inner left. Cf. K&M 2/2; cf. Alram 511; cf. De Morgan 1 and pl. XXVII, 1; cf. BMC 1; cf. Sunrise 557; cf. Bellaria 536 (all refs. for type). EF, hint of deposits, struck with worn dies.