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CNG 111, Lot: 439. Estimate $5000.
Sold for $4250. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

KINGS of ELYMAIS. Kamnaskires III, with Anzaze. Circa 82/1-73/2 BC. AR Tetradrachm (28mm, 16.10 g, 12h). Seleukeia on the Hedyphon mint. Dated SE 232 (81/80 BC). Conjoined busts of Kamnaskires III, diademed and draped bust and wearing long beard and torque, and Anzaze, draped and wearing stephane and necklace, left; anchor symbol to right / IΛCIΛEΩC above, [K]Λ(MNN)ΛCKIPO[Y] to right, KΛI IΛCIΛICCHC to left, ΛNZΛZIIC below, Zeus-Belos enthroned left, holding in outstretched right hand right hand Nike, standing right and holding wreath, and scepter in left; MAKEΔΩN to inner left; BΛΣ (date) in exergue. Cf. van’t Haaff Type 7.1 (for type); Alram 454 var. (date unlisted); DCA 519 var. (same). EF, lightly toned, minor hint of weakness in date. Attractive surfaces without the heavy cleaning or smoothing often encountered with this type. Extremely rare date.

Ex Triton XXI (9 January 2018), lot 563.