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Phraates IV., 38 - 2 BC
AR tdr., 14,14gr, 26.7mm; Sellwood 51.1-6., Shore 270., Sunrise 388;
mint: Seleukia; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed bust, left, w/ 3-layer broad diadem and ribbons; medium-long hair in 3 waves, mustache, short beard; wart on temple; multi-turn torque w/sea-horse finial; cuirass w/star on shoulder; dotted border 9 to 14h;
rev.: king, right, on throne, facing goddess offering palm branch in outstretched right hand while holding cornucopia in left arm; dot under throne seat; 7-line legend: BACIΛEΩΣ BACIΛEΩN APΣAK(OY off flan) EYEPΓETO(Y off flan) ΔIKAIOY (mostly off flan, the bottom line to be read rom the inside), EΠIΦΛNOY(Σ) ΦIΛEΛΛHN(OΣ last letters of both left lines off flan); exergual line; between throne legs the year HoC (278 Sel.= 35 BC);

ex: Triton VII auction (CNG), ex: Superior, June 1982 (Miguel Muoz collection).
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