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Sale Number: 361  -  Pars Coins
Lot Number: 19

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Lot 19.  KINGS of SOPHENE. Arkathias I. Circa 150 BC. Tetrachalkon (3.60 gm; 19 mm). Arkathiokerta mint(?). Head of king left, wearing bashlyk, tiara / Nike standing right, holding palm branch and raising wreath. Armenian Numismatic Journal, Series I, 25/3 (2004), p. 85, 195B; Kovacs 22; Nercessian, Coinage ; AC . According to Kovacs, Arkathias I was the successor to Zariadres (c. 190 BC) and founder of Arkathiakert. He apparently died during a conflict with the Seleucid king Antiochus IV (187-175 BC). Nice dark brown patina. Choice Good VF. Rare.

Estimate: US$ 200 

Lot is Closed
Closing PriceNot Available
Closing DateMonday, May 10, 2021
11:06:00 AM CDT