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Tetradrachm of Kingdom of Parthia with bust of king, struck under Gotarzes I and Orodes I

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Obverse: Bust of a king to left wearing short beard, diadem with long ends. Spiral necklace with globular ornament and cuirass. Fillet border. Right: Arsakes seated right on throne, holding bow. (See media screen for inscriptions.) Rulers: Gotarzes I, 91-81/0 B.C. and Orodes I, 80-76/5 B.C.

Credit Line

Anonymous gift in memory of Zoë Wilbour (1864–1885)

Greek, Hellenistic Period, 91–76/5 B.C.

Mint

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

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2218.

Dimensions

Diameter: 31 mm. Weight: 15.90 gm.

Accession Number

35.186

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins