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CNG 111, Lot: 442. Estimate $3000.
Sold for $1800. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

KINGS of PERSIS. Vādfradād (Autophradates) II. Early-mid 2nd century BC. AR Tetradrachm (25mm, 16.65 g, 9h). 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, trace of bow before; to right, eagle standing left on standard; traces of legends to left of Vādfradād and to right of altar. K&M 3/1 var. (no legend on rev.); cf. DeMorgan, p. 403 and pl. XXVIII, 8 (for obv.); Sunrise 574 var. (same); cf. MACW 736 (drachm; wtprdt only); cf. Triton XXII, lot 442 and CNG 106, lot 544 (tetradrachms with partial Aramaic legends). Good VF, toned.