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Tetradrachm of Kingdom of Parthia with bust of Gotarzes I

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Obverse: Diademed, cuirassed bust of Gotarzes I to left, wearing spiral necklace. Reverse: Arsaces, holding bow, seated on throne right. At right: monogram. Inscriptions in Greek above, below, at left and right.


By 1967: with Bromfield Stamp and Coin Co., 53 Bromfield Street, Boston 8, Mass.; purchased by MFA from Bromfield Stamp and Coin Co., February 8, 1967

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Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Greek, Hellenistic Period, about 91–77 B.C.


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


Diameter: 31.5 mm. Weight: 16.14 gm. Die Axis: 1

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The Ancient World


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