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Drachm of Kingdom of Parthia with bust of Mithradates II

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Obverse: Diademed, draped bust of Mithradates II to left. Reverse: Arsaces seated right on omphalos, bow in right hand. Inscriptions in Greek around and in exergue.

Provenance

By date unknown: Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III Collection; gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III in the name of Cornelius Adrian Comstock Vermeule to MFA, December 19, 1984

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III in the Name of Cornelius Adrian Comstock Vermeule

Greek, Hellenistic Period, 123–87 B.C.

Mint

Seleukeia-on-the-Tigris (Babylonia), Parthia (Kingdom)

Dimensions

Diameter: 19.5 mm. Weight: 3.43 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

1984.815

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins