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Triton XXII, Lot: 442. Estimate $5000.
Sold for $3750. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

KINGS of PERSIS. Vādfradād (Autophradates) II. Early-mid 2nd century BC. AR Tetradrachm (25.5mm, 16.46 g, 10h). Istakhr (Persepolis) mint. Bearded head right, wearing diadem and kyrbasia adorned with eagle / Fire temple of Ahura-Mazda; above, half-figure of Ahura-Mazda; to left, Vādfradād standing right, bow before; to right, eagle standing left on standard; trace of possible legend behind Vādfradād. K&M 3/1 var. (no legend on rev.); cf. Alram 547 (drachm); cf. DeMorgan, pl. XXVIII, 8 = De Luynes 3518 (Prince A; same obv. die); cf. BMC 1 (Darius[?]; for type); Sunrise –; MACW – cf. Leu 2, lot 168 = CNG 106, lot 544 var. (partial legend on rev; same obv. die, but later die state); cf. Goldberg 84, lot 3107 (same obv. die, but later die state). EF, iridescent toning. Wonderful high relief portrait. Very rare.