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Sale: CNG 64, Lot: 508. Estimate $300. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 24 September 2003. 
Sold For $180. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

KINGS of PARTHIA. Phraates IV. 38-2 BC. AR Tetradrachm (14.48 gm). Seleukeia mint. Dated Embolimou 287 (September 25 BC). Diademed bust left with square cut beard / King enthroned left, receiving wreath from Tyche; month and date in exergue. Shore -; Sellwood 50.13; De Callataÿ 286 (this coin). Good VF, obverse graffiti. ($300)

Sellwood does not distinguish between the two bust types seen with his type 50; the earlier with a short pointed beard, then later with a square cut beard.