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E-auction 118-63268 - PARTHIA - PARTHIAN KINGDOM - GOTARZES II Drachme

PARTHIA - PARTHIAN KINGDOM - GOTARZES II Drachme XF
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Estimate : 125 €
Price : 83 €
Maximum bid : 85 €
End of the sale : 20 July 2015 15:01:00
bidders : 4 bidders
Type : Drachme
Date: c. 45-51
Mint name / Town : Ecbatane, Médie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 18 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 3,17 g.
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un petit flan ovale bien centré. Beau portrait. Revers de style fin. Patine de collection ancienne
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Buste de Gotarzès II à gauche, tête nue avec un bandeau triple, avec nœud qui tombe derrière la tête, la chevelure tombant sur la nuque, la barbe longue et pointue ; une verrue sur le front.

Reverse


Reverse description : Archer assis à droite sur un trône, tenant un arc de la main droite ; sous l’arc, un monogramme.
Reverse legend : BASILEWS/ BASILEWN/ ARSAKOU/ DIKAIOU/ EUERGETOU/ EPIFANOUS/ FILELLHNOS.
Reverse translation : (Roi des rois Arsace, bienfaiteur, juste, glorieux, philhellène).

Commentary


Poids léger. la verrue semble bien visible sur cet exemplaire.

Historical background


Parthia - UNITED PARTHIAN - Gotarzes II

(40-51)

Gotarzes II is the second son of Artabanus II (10-40) and brother Vardanes I (40-45) whom he succeeded after murdered. His reign lasted another six years, and he died a natural death, which is unusual for the Parthian kings.

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