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CNG 106, Lot: 553. Estimate $750.
Sold for $700. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

KINGS of PERSIS. Uncertain king III. 2nd century AD. AR Drachm (18.5mm, 2.98 g, 1h). Istakhr (Persepolis) mint. Bearded bust left, wearing diadem and Parthian-style tiara decorated with three-pellets-in-crescent; triskeles to right / Figure standing left, holding uncertain object. K&M 5/13 var. (crescent, not triskeles, to right); cf. Alram 641 (hemidrachm); Tyler-Smith, Parcel –; cf. Sunrise 632 (hemidrachm); BMC –; DeMorgan –; Zeno –. VF, toned, a couple of scratches under tone in obverse field. Apparently a unique variety of a very rare type.

From the Nisa Collection.