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Live auction - bgr_751638 - PARTHIAN KINGDOM - MITHRADATES II Drachme

PARTHIAN KINGDOM - MITHRADATES II Drachme AU/AU
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Estimate : 300 €
Price : no bid
Maximum bid : no bid
End of the sale : 24 October 2023 14:26:07
Type : Drachme
Date: c. 109 - 96/95 AC.
Mint name / Town : Rhagae, Parthie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 20 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 4,17 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire centré. Joli revers, détaillé. Patine grise
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Buste de Mithridates II à gauche, tête nue avec un bandeau simple, sans nœud qui tombe derrière la tête, la chevelure tombe sur la nuque, la barbe épaisse longue et pointue.

Reverse


Reverse description : Le roi à droite est assis sur un trône à dossier, tenant un arc de sa main droite.
Reverse legend : BASILEWS//BASI-LEWN// MEGALOU// ARSAKOU// EPIFANOUS.
Reverse translation : (Grand roi des rois Arsace glorieux).

Historical background


PARTHIAN KINGDOM - MITHRADATES II

(123-88 BC)

Mithridates II, one of the greatest Parthian kings, is the son of Artabane I (127-124 AC.). He began by restoring Parthian power in Mesopotamia and fixed the border on the Euphrates. He had to continue the fight against the Scythians and made Sakastan a protectorate. He consolidated his position in Asia Minor and intervened in Armenia to maintain the Parthian protectorate. But the last years of his reign were troubled by numerous usurpations. He was eliminated by Gotarzes I (95-80 AC.).

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