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Live auction - bgr_431934 - PARTHIA - PARTHIAN KINGDOM - MITHRADATES II Drachme

PARTHIA - PARTHIAN KINGDOM - MITHRADATES II Drachme MS
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Estimate : 550 €
Price : 380 €
Maximum bid : 550 €
End of the sale : 13 June 2017 14:25:49
bidders : 3 bidders
Type : Drachme
Date: c. 100-88 AC.
Mint name / Town : Ecbatane
Metal : silver
Diameter : 19,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 4,16 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire de qualité exceptionnelle pour ce type monétaire, bien centré des deux côtés avec le grènetis visible. Portrait magnifique. Revers de haut relief, finement détaillé. Magnifique patine de médaillier avec des reflets mordorés. Conserve l’intégralité de son brillant de frappe et de son coupant d’origine
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient de MONNAIES IV, n° 135

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Buste de Mithridates II à gauche, tête coiffée d’une tiare à oreillette, simple bandeau, sans nœud, barbe longue et pointue.

Reverse


Reverse description : Le roi à droite est assis sur un trône à dossier, tenant un arc de sa main droite.
Reverse legend : BASILEWS// BAS-ILEWN// MEGALOU// ARSAKOU// FILADELFOUS.
Reverse translation : (Grand roi des rois Arsace aimant son frère).

Commentary


La tiare est ornementée, peut-être gemmée, en tout cas perlée et ornée d’un astre.

Historical background


Parthia - UNITED PARTHIAN - Mithridates II

(123-88 BC)

Mithridates II, one of the greatest kings Parthians, is the son of Artabanus I (127-124 AC).. He began restoring power Parthian Mesopotamia and fixed the border on the Euphrates. He had to continue the struggle against the Scythians and made a protectorate of Sakastan. He consolidated his position in Asia Minor and Armenia intervened to keep the Parthian protectorate. But the last years of his reign were troubled by many usurpations. He was removed by Gotarzes I (AC 95-80)..

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