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E-auction 253-176546 - PARTHIA - PARTHIAN KINGDOM - ORODES I Drachme

PARTHIA - PARTHIAN KINGDOM - ORODES I Drachme AU
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2018/02/19 14:00:30
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Type : Drachme
Date: c. 90-80 AC.
Mint name / Town : Rhagae
Metal : silver
Diameter : 19 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 4,11 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan bien centré des deux côtés. Beau portrait d’Orodes Ier. Revers de style fin, bien venu à la frappe. Belle patine de collection ancienne
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Buste couronné, diadémé et drapé d’Orodes Ier à gauche, coiffé de la tiare avec la barbe longue.

Reverse


Reverse description : Le roi à droite est assis sur un trône à dossier, tenant un arc de la main droite.
Reverse legend : BASILEWS// MEG-ALOU// ARSAKOU// AUTOKRATOROU// FILOPATORS// EPIFANOUS// FILELLHNOS.
Reverse translation : (Grand roi Arsace, autocrate, aimant son père, glorieux, philhellène).

Commentary


La tiare est ornée d’un triple rang de perles et d’une étoile.

Historical background


Parthia - UNITED PARTHIAN - I Orodes

(90-80 BC)

I Orodes is considered a usurper. It might have been of royal blood. It débarassa of Gotarzes I and perhaps for a decade after the death of Mithridates II reigned. This is one of the most troubled period in the history Arsacid.

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