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Live auction - bgr_543095 - PARTHIA - PARTHIAN KINGDOM - MITHRADATES II Drachme

PARTHIA - PARTHIAN KINGDOM - MITHRADATES II Drachme AU
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Type : Drachme
Date: c. 100-88 AC.
Mint name / Town : Ecbatane
Metal : silver
Diameter : 20 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 4,07 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan large et ovale, bien centré des deux côtés, légèrement fendu à 12 heures dans la tiare. Beau buste. Tès joli revers avec le visage du roi identifiable. Patine grise superficielle
Catalogue references :

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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