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Live auction - bgr_467430 - PARTHIA - PARTHIAN KINGDOM - MITHRADATES II Drachme

PARTHIA - PARTHIAN KINGDOM - MITHRADATES II Drachme AU
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Estimate : 550 €
Price : 330 €
Maximum bid : 351 €
End of the sale : 06 March 2018 14:49:44
bidders : 2 bidders
Type : Drachme
Date: c. 123-88 AC.
Mint name / Town : Ecbatane, Médie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 20,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 4,22 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan large et ovale bien centré des deux côtés. Beau portrait de Mithridates II. Revers de style fin, mais de frappe un peu brouillée. Jolie patine de collection avec des reflets dorés. Conserve la plus grande partie 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 en rouleau descendant sur la nuque, la barbe mi-longue et arrondie.

Reverse


Reverse description : Le roi à droite est assis sur l’omphalos, tenant un arc de sa main droite.
Reverse legend : BASILEWS// MEGALOU// ARSAKOU// EPIFANOUS.
Reverse translation : (Grand roi Arsace glorieux).

Commentary


Exemplaire bien venu à la frappe.

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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