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bgr_525549 - PARTHIA - PARTHIAN KINGDOM - MITHRADATES II Drachme

PARTHIA - PARTHIAN KINGDOM - MITHRADATES II Drachme AU
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Type : Drachme
Date: c. 109 - 96/95 AC.
Mint name / Town : Rhagae, Parthie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 19 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 4,14 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan bien centré des deux côtés. Portrait massif de Mithridates II. Revers de haut relief. Jolie patine de collection ancienne avec des reflets mordorés
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.

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// EPIFANOUS.
Reverse translation : (Grand roi des rois Arsace glorieux).

Commentary


Beau portrait classique du monarque parthe.

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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