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Live auction - bgr_525548 - PARTHIA - PARTHIAN KINGDOM - MITHRADATES II Drachme

PARTHIA - PARTHIAN KINGDOM - MITHRADATES II Drachme MS
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Type : Drachme
Date: c. 109 - 96/95 AC.
Mint name / Town : Ecbatane, Médie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 20 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 4,15 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire de qualité exceptionnelle pour ce type sur un flan large et ovale. Magnifique buste de Mithridates II. Revers de haut relief et de style fin. Belle patine de médaillier avec des reflets dorés. Conserve l’intégralité de son brillant de frappe et de son coupant d’origine
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Buste de Mithridates II à gauche, tête nue avec un bandeau simple, sans nœud qui tombe derrière la tête, la chevelure tombe sur la nuque, la barbe épaisse longue et pointue ; petit torque terminé.

Reverse


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

Commentary


Ce type se caractérise par un flan et un buste larges avec un style particulier.

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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