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bgr_898216 - ELYMAIS - ELYMAIS KINGDOM - ORODES II Drachme

ELYMAIS - ELYMAIS KINGDOM - ORODES II Drachme XF
100.00 €(Approx. 107.00$ | 84.00£)
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Type : Drachme
Date: c. 150-200
Mint name / Town : Atelier indéterminé
Metal : copper
Diameter : 15 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 3,04 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Flan court, centré. Joli revers. Usure régulière. Patine marron
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Buste diadémé et drapé d’Orodes II à gauche, coiffé de la tiare ; dans le champ à droite un croissant pointé au-dessus d’une ancre.

Reverse


Reverse description : Buste d’Artémis drapé à droite, coiffé du calathos.
Reverse legend : URwDHS/ BASILEUK.
Reverse translation : (Orodes roi).

Commentary


Ce type est parfois attribué à Orodes III. Représentation inhabituelle du roi. Ce type semble plus rare que ne le laissent supposer les ouvrages généraux.

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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