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bgr_912410 - PARTHIA - PARTHIAN KINGDOM - ORODES II Drachme

PARTHIA - PARTHIAN KINGDOM - ORODES II Drachme AU/AU
200.00 €(Approx. 214.00$ | 170.00£)
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Type : Drachme
Date: c 58-37 AC.
Mint name / Town : Ecbatane, Médie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 18,5 mm
Orientation dies : 11 h.
Weight : 4,00 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie idéalement centrée. Joli buste. Revers finement détaillé. Patine grise
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Buste d’Orodes II à gauche, tête nue avec un bandeau, sans nœud qui tombe derrière la tête, la chevelure crantée couvrant l’oreille, la barbe courte.

Reverse


Reverse description : Archer assis à droite sur un trône, tenant un arc de la main droite ; sous l’arc, un monogramme.
Reverse legend : BASILEWS/ BASILEWN/ ARSAKOU/ EUERGETOU/ DIKAIOU/ EPIFANOUS// FILELLHNOS// K.
Reverse translation : (Roi des rois Arsace, bienfaiteur, juste, glorieux, philhellène).

Historical background


PARTHIA - PARTHIAN KINGDOM - ORODES II

(57-38 BC)

To take power, Orodes II had his brother Mithridates III assassinated before his eyes. When Crassus at the head of seven legions crossed the Euphrates without a declaration of war and occupied part of Mesopotamia, Orodes II sent Surena against him. He surrounded the Roman army at Carrhae which lost the ensigns of the legions, had 20,000 dead (including Crassus and his son) and 10,000 prisoners deported to Margiane. The disaster of Carrhae had a repercussion analogous to that of Cannes (against Hannibal). It stopped for a time the progression of Rome in the East and the Arsacid empire, without seeking any territorial profit, ensured for two centuries its western border on the Euphrates. Suréna became a national hero, but also a threat to Orodes who had him executed. Made depressed by the death of his eldest son Pacorus (killed while he was fighting in Syria), Orodes chose as his successor the son of a simple concubine, Phraates IV, among the thirty sons who remained to him. He made the wrong choice: to prevent any dispute, Phraates IV hastened to assassinate his father (choked by his own hands), his brothers and his eldest son!.

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