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Sale: Triton VIII, Lot: 606. Estimate $1000. 
Closing Date: Monday, 10 January 2005. 
Sold For $700. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

KINGS of PERSIS. Artaxerses (Ardaxsir) I(?). Early-mid 3rd century BC. AR Drachm (4.10 gm, 4h). Head right, with moustache, wearing diadem and satrapal cap (kyrbasia) / Fire temple of Ahura-Mazda, on left, Artaxerses standing right, to right, standard, Aramaic legend to left and in exergue. Cf. Alram 521; cf. De Morgan pg. 402, 13a (Autophradate I); MACW -; cf. BMC Arabia pg. 198, 2. EF, dark find patina. Rare. ($1000)

The Aramaic letters on this coin are degraded, thus identification of the issuing king is uncertain.