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640512
Sale: CNG 64, Lot: 512. Estimate $500. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 24 September 2003. 
Sold For $650. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

KINGS of PARTHIA. Vonones I. 8-12 AD. Billon Tetradrachm (14.04 gm). Seleukeia mint. Dated (September 12 AD). Diademed bust left / Nike standing left, holding diadem and palm; GKT. Shore 328 var. (date); Sellwood 60.4 var. (same). VF, light scratches, overstruck but undertype not readily identifiable. ($500)

An unusual coin with a date that appears to be CKT, although this would date the coin to 14 AD, 2 years after Vonones' reign ended. It is this cataloguer's opinion that the date is merely a mis-cut GKT. Sellwood does not record this month, UPERBERETA, for this year.