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E-auction 567-508356 - bgr_529176 - ELYMAIS - ELYMAIS KINGDOM - ORODES II Drachme

ELYMAIS - ELYMAIS KINGDOM - ORODES II Drachme AU
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NO BUYER'S FEE.
Estimate : 100 €
Price : 52 €
Maximum bid : 100 €
End of the sale : 26 February 2024 14:00:00
bidders : 10 bidders
Type : Drachme
Date: c. 150-200
Mint name / Town : Atelier indéterminé
Metal : copper
Diameter : 14 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 3,41 g.
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan bien centré de haut relief, bien venu à la frappe, finement détaillé. Patine marron foncé
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient de la collection Niels

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Buste diadémé et drapé d’Orodes II de face avec une touffe de cheveux sortant de chaque côté ; dans le champ à droite un croissant pointé au-dessus d’une ancre.

Reverse


Reverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Reverse description : Trois globules dans le champ.

Commentary


Représentation inhabituelle du roi.

Historical background


ELYMAIS - ELYMAIS KINGDOM - ORODES II

(2nd century AD)

This small kingdom, located between Babylonia and Persis in the region of Susa. He managed to maintain his independence from his powerful Arsacid neighbors. Orodes II is the son of Orodes I and the brother of Phraates, whom he succeeds. Orodes III (Kamnaskires) his son succeeds him.

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