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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 close beard and hair in flowing curls, wearing diadem, spiral necklace with projection and ornamented cuirass. On tunic, eight-pointed star. Reverse: Orodes II, wearing tunic and loose trousers, is seated to right on throne receiving palm-branch from...

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Provenance

By 1926: with Naville & Cie, 31 Quai du Mont-Blanc, Geneva, Switzerland (Ars Classica [Naville] auction 12, Hôtel Schweizerhof, Lucerne, Switzerland, October 18-23, 1926, lot 2248); by date unknown: U.S. Private Collection; anonymous gift to MFA, April 4, 1935

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. 2229.

Dimensions

Diameter: 30 mm. Weight: 13.30 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

35.168

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins