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E-auction 4-560 - bgr_228852 - PARTHIAN KINGDOM - GOTARZES II Drachme

PARTHIAN KINGDOM - GOTARZES II Drachme AU/XF
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Estimate : 115 €
Price : 62 €
Maximum bid : 62 €
End of the sale : 15 April 2013 17:00:30
bidders : 7 bidders
Type : Drachme
Date: c. 45-51
Mint name / Town : Médie, Ecbatane
Metal : silver
Diameter : 20 mm
Orientation dies : 10 h.
Weight : 4,90 g.
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan large et épais, fortement décentré au revers. Très beau portrait avec une cassure de coin. Joli revers de style fin. Patine gris foncé de collection ancienne
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Buste de Gotarzès II à gauche, tête nue avec un bandeau triple, avec nœud qui tombe derrière la tête, la chevelure tombant sur la nuque, la barbe longue et pointue ; une verrue sur le front.

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.
Reverse translation : (Roi des rois Arsace, bienfaiteur, juste, glorieux, philhellène).

Commentary


Poids très lourd pour un drachme. la verrue ne semble pas visible sur cet exemplaire. Importante cassure de coin sur le visage.

Historical background


PARTHIAN KINGDOM - GOTARZES II

(40-51)

Gotarzes II is the second son of Artaban II (10-40) and the brother of Vardanes I (40-45) whom he succeeded after having assassinated him. His reign lasted another six years and he died a beautiful death, which is unusual for Parthian kings..

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