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Live auction - bgr_669778 - PARTHIA - PARTHIAN KINGDOM - VOLOGASES I Tétradrachme

PARTHIA - PARTHIAN KINGDOM - VOLOGASES I Tétradrachme AU/XF
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Type : Tétradrachme
Date: an 364
Mint name / Town : Parthie, Séleucie du Tigre-Ctésiphon
Metal : silver
Diameter : 28 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 7,96 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie légèrement décentrée au droit mais très beau buste du Roi, bien venu à la frappe. Patine grise
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Buste de Vologèse II à gauche, tête nue avec un bandeau triple, avec nœud qui tombe derrière la tête, la chevelure tombant sur la nuque, la barbe courte et carrée ; pendentif à l’oreille.

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/ DIKAIOU/ EUERGETOU/ EPIFANOUS/ FILELLHNOS/ DXT.
Reverse translation : (Roi des rois Arsace, juste, bienfaiteur, glorieux, philhellène).

Commentary


Poids léger.

Historical background


Parthia - UNITED PARTHIAN - I Vologeses

(51-78)

After the short reign of Vonones II (51), his son Vologeses I appeared on the throne. The search for the solution of the Armenian problem constituted the primary focus of its policy. He first timer with the requirements of Rome because it was faced with two rebellions (her son, the future Vardanes II and the usurper Sanabares). Vologeses I, who restored the situation on both fronts, focused on Armenia, for his younger brother, Tiridates. Corbulo, General Nero drove the young Arsacid and placed on the throne of Armenia, a creature of Rome, Tigranes V. The Parthians regained the advantage, defeated the Romans and drove them protected. After a long war and endless talks, peace was signed and Tiridates came to Rome in 66 receive the crown of Armenia hands of Nero. On this occasion, the temple of Janus was closed, marking the end of hostilities. I Vologeses is considered one of the greatest monarchs Arsacid.

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