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Live auction - bgr_503946 - PARTHIA - PARTHIAN KINGDOM - UNKNOWN KING (ARSAKES XVI) Tetradrachme

PARTHIA - PARTHIAN KINGDOM - UNKNOWN KING (ARSAKES XVI) Tetradrachme AU
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bgr_503946
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Type : Tetradrachme
Date: c. 75 AC.
Mint name / Town : Séleucie du Tigre
Metal : silver
Diameter : 27 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 16,18 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan large et bien centré des deux côtés. Beau portrait particulier à l’usure superficielle. Joli revers de style fin. Patine de collection ancienne avec des reflets dorés
Catalogue references :

Obverse


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

Reverse


Reverse description : Le roi (Arsacès) à droite est assis sur un trône à dossier, tenant un arc de la main droite.
Reverse legend : BASILEWS// MEGALOU// ARS-AKOU// QEOPATOROS// EUERGETOU/ EPIFANOUS/ FILHLLENOS.
Reverse translation : (Grand roi Arsace, fils divin, benfaiteur, généreux, favorable aux grecs).

Commentary


Ce type semble plus rare que ne le laissent supposer les ouvrages généraux. C’est la deuxième fois que nous proposons un exemplaire à la vente.

Historical background


Parthia - UNITED PARTHIAN - KING UNKNOWN

(80-70 BC)

We have no information on this unknown king who maintained for ten years on the Arsacid throne, which was previously identified with Gotarzes I.

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