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bgr_589700 - PERSIS - KINGDOM OF PERSIS - UNKNOWN KING Hemidrachme

PERSIS - KINGDOM OF PERSIS - UNKNOWN KING Hemidrachme VF/XF
90.00 €(Approx. 108.00$ | 77.40£)
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Type : Hemidrachme
Date: c. 100 AC. - 100 AD.
Mint name / Town : Persépolis, Perside
Metal : silver
Diameter : 13,5 mm
Orientation dies : 10 h.
Weight : 1,20 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan légèrement bombé avec une usure plus prononcée au droit. Joli revers. Patine de collection ancienne
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Buste diadémé et drapé du roi à gauche, tête coiffée de la tiare ornée d’un croissant de lune, un bandeau simple, avec nœud qui tombe derrière la tête, la barbe triangulaire courte, les cheveux longs tombant sur la nuque.

Reverse


Reverse legend : LÉGENDE ARAMÉENNE.
Reverse description : Représentation d’un double diadème.

Commentary


Poids très léger. La tiare est ornée d’un croissant . Beau diadème pariculier au revers.

Historical background


Persis - KINGDOM OF Persis - KING UNKNOWN

(First century BC - first century AD)

Persis seems to have played an important role in the history of the Achaemenid Empire. Persepolis was one of the capitals of the empire. Persis retained some autonomy under Macedonian domination was perpetuated under the Parthians. The founder of the dynasty appears to have been Bagadate at the end of the third century BC The descendants of the rulers of Persis captured the Parthian throne to found a new dynasty, the Sassanids. The unknown king (Y Morgan) find its place between Napat son of Namupat, grand-son of Artaxerxes II (c. 57 BC) and Autophradates III.

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