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Live auction - bgr_631616 - PARTHIA - PARTHIAN KINGDOM - VOLOGASES VI Drachme

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Starting price : 175 €
Estimate : 350 €
Price : 175 €
Maximum bid : 401 €
End of the sale : 26 January 2021 14:33:51
bidders : 1 bidder
Type : Drachme
Date: c. 210-220
Mint name / Town : Ecbatane, Médie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 20 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 3,51 g.
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire de qualité exceptionnelle pour ce type monétaire sur un flan bien centré des deux côtés. Beau buste du roi. Revers de style fin pour un type tardif. Jolie patine de collection ancienne avec des reflets mordorés et bleutés irisés. Conserve au droit la plus grande partie de son brillant de frappe et de son coupant d’origine
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Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Buste de Vologèse VI à gauche, tête coiffée de la tiare avec oreillette, un bandeau simple, avec nœud qui tombe derrière la tête, la barbe triangulaire longue et pointue ; boucle à l’oreille ; derrière deux lettres.


Reverse description : Archer assis à droite sur un trône, tenant un arc de la main droite ; au-dessous, un monogramme.


Une des dernières frappes pour le royaume parthe.

Historical background

Parthia - UNITED PARTHIAN - Vologeses VI


Vologeses VI is the eldest son of Vologeses V (191-207) and the grand-son of Vologeses IV (147-191). After the disastrous reign of his father and the invasion of the kingdom, with the capture of Ctesiphon by Septimius Severus in 198, Vologeses VI must now face the son of Septimius Severus, Caracalla, which leads to 215 from a major campaign East. Vologeses VI is saved by the assassination of Caracalla by Macrinus in 217. Roman danger has passed, Vologeses has already had to get rid of his brother Artabanus IV (216-224) must face a new competitor, Ardashir (Artaxerxes), the Sassanid who dethroned his rival in the 222 and will perhaps put death six years later. A new empire was born.

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