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Live auction - bgr_496150 - PARTHIA - PARTHIAN KINGDOM - OSROES II Drachme

PARTHIA - PARTHIAN KINGDOM - OSROES II Drachme AU
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Estimate : 250 €
Price : no bid
Maximum bid : no bid
End of the sale : 31 July 2018 14:14:00
Type : Drachme
Date: c. 190
Mint name / Town : Ecbatane, Médie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 18 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 2,93 g.
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un petit flan bien centré au droit avec le grènetis visible, court au revers. Très jolie patine de médaillier avec des reflets mordorés et bleutés irisés
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Buste d’Osroès II à gauche, tête coiffée de la tiare avec oreillette un triple bandeau, avec nœud qui tombe derrière la tête, la barbe longue ; boucle à l’oreille.

Reverse


Reverse legend : LÉGENDE CORROMPUE, GRECQUE ET PEHLVI.
Reverse description : Archer assis à droite sur un trône, tenant un arc de la main droite ; au-dessous, un monogramme.

Commentary


Poids très léger. Légende fortement stylisée au revers.

Historical background


Parthia - UNITED PARTHIAN - Osroes II

(C. 190)

Osroes II seems to be a usurper who seized Iranian provinces at the end of the controversial reign of Vologeses IV (147-191). The typology of the mint is fairly close to that of the official monarch. It is possible that he kept the power at the beginning of the reign of Vologeses V (191-208).

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