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CNG 106, Lot: 542. Estimate $2000.
Sold for $2000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

KINGS of PERSIS. Vādfradād (Autophradates) I. 3rd century BC. AR Tetradrachm (30mm, 17.18 g, 9h). Istakhr (Persepolis) mint. Head right, with mustache and earring, wearing diadem and kyrbasia / ’lhy’ (= “of the gods”) in Aramaic down right of fire altar, prtrk (= “fratarakā”) in Aramaic below fire altar, wtprdt (= “Vādfradād”) in Aramaic up outer left, fire temple of Ahura-Mazda; above, half-figure of Ahura-Mazda; to left, Vādfradād standing right, bow set on ground before; standard to right. Cf. K&M 2/17; cf. Alram 533; cf. De Morgan 12a and pl. XXVII, 19; cf. BMC 1 (all refs. for type); Sunrise –. Near EF, toned, die break on reverse. Possible trace of undertype on reverse.