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Phraates II., 138 - 127 BC,
AR dr., 3,97gr, 18,5mm; Sellwood 16.12, Shore 52, Sunrise --;
mint: Apamea-Rhagai ?, axis: 13h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem, knot and 1 broad ribbon; short helmet like hair long in the neck, short beard consisting of 2 rows of curls, another row down the cheek; earring, necklace of opposing pellet finials; dotted border 13 to 19h; inside border the letters AΠA;
rev.: archer, right, on omphalos, w/bow in right ? hand, 4-line legend in 2+2 format: BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛoY APΣAKoY ΘEoΠAToPo(Σ); guide lines and exergual line;

ex: David Sellwood Collection (Baldwin's Auction 90).
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