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Tetradrachm of Kingdom of Parthia with bust of Orodes II

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Obverse: Bust of Orodes II to left, close beard; hair flowing; wart on forehead; wears diadem with long hanging ends; spiral necklace with projection; and cuirass with rosette and leaf ornament. Border of dots. Reverse: Orodes II wearing tunic and loose trousers seated right on throne, raises right...

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Credit Line

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

Greek, Late Hellenistic Period, 57–37/6 B.C.

Mint

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

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2227.

Dimensions

Diameter: 30 mm. Weight: 15.32 gm.

Accession Number

35.165

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins