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Two Enthroned Type Fractions of Baydād (Bagadat)

CNG 106, Lot: 539. Estimate $500.
Sold for $425. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

KINGS of PERSIS. Baydād (Bagadat). Early 3rd century BC. AR Hemidrachm (14mm, 1.97 g, 4h). Istakhr (Persepolis) mint. Head right, with short beard, mustache, and earring, wearing kyrbasia with flaps tied behind / k’ zy ’lhw’ (= “kā of the gods”) in Aramaic up left; bgdt prtr (= “Baydād fratara”) in Aramaic down right, Baydād enthroned left, wearing long cloak and kyrbasia, holding sceptre and cup, standard to left. K&M –; Alram 513; Sunrise 559; BMC –; De Morgan –; Zeno –. VF, porous. Very rare. None on CoinArchives.

From the Nisa Collection.