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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 with short beard, wearing diadem, spiral necklace, and cuirass. Border of dots. Reverse: Arsakes wearing helmet, cloak, and armor? seated right on throne, holding bow. [inscriptions] (See media screen for Greek inscriptions.)

Credit Line

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

Greek, Late Hellenistic Period, about 57 B.C. (?)


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

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2226.


Diameter: 34 mm. Weight: 15.17 gm.

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins