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Live auction - bgr_626564 - PARTHIA - PARTHIAN KINGDOM - MITHRADATES II Tetradrachme

PARTHIA - PARTHIAN KINGDOM - MITHRADATES II Tetradrachme AU
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bgr_626564
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Type : Tetradrachme
Date: c. 100 AC.
Mint name / Town : Parthie, Rhagæ (Téhéran)
Metal : silver
Diameter : 29 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 16,14 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Superbe exemplaire, idéalement centré des deux côtés. Buste de toute beauté. Petite faiblesse à 6h au revers. Agréable patine grise avec des reflets dorés
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 courte tombe 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// ARS-AKOU// EPIFANOUS/ TU.
Reverse translation : (Grand roi Arsace glorieux).

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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