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Live auction - bgr_741278 - PARTHIA - PARTHIAN KINGDOM - GOTARZES I Drachme

PARTHIA - PARTHIAN KINGDOM - GOTARZES I Drachme MS
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Type : Drachme
Date: c. 91-87 AC.
Mint name / Town : Rhagae
Metal : silver
Diameter : 19 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 4,05 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Magnifique exemplaire sur un flan idéalement centré des deux côtés. Très beau buste de Gotarzès, bien venu à la frappe. Patine grise de collection avec de légers reflets dorés et bleutés
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Buste couronné, diadémé et drapé de Gotarzès Ier à gauche, coiffé de la tiare avec la barbe longue.

Reverse


Reverse description : Le roi à droite est assis sur un trône à dossier, tenant un arc de la main droite.
Reverse legend : BASILEWS// MEG-ALOU// ARSAKOU// QEOPATOROS// NIKATOROS.
Reverse translation : (Grand roi Arsace, fils de dieu, victorieux).

Commentary


La tiare est ornée d’un triple rang de perles et d’une corne recourbée et surmontée de petits protomés de cervidés.

Historical background


Parthia - UNITED PARTHIAN - I Gotarzes

(95-90 BC and 90-80 BC)

David Sellwood, the reign of this king is at the time of Mithradates II and it seems to have been a direct descendant of Arsaces. It would have revolted against the authority of Mithridates II in 95 or 90 BC, according to the authors. Gotarzes I was a victim of the attack Tigranes, king of Armenia (97-56 BC), an ally of Mithradates II would then seized part of Media. In fact, the history of this king is very poorly known. He could remain on the Parthian throne into the 80s BC In fact, I Gotarzes was removed by Orodes I.

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