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Tetradrachm of Kingdom of Parthia with bust of Phraates II

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Obverse: Bust of Phraates II right with whisker and slight beard, wearing diadem and cuirass or drapery. Fillet border. Reverse: Demeter, wearing chiton and peplos, seated left holding in her left hand cornucopia and in her right hand Nike to right. with wreath. [inscription] In exergue,...

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Provenance

According to Brett, catalogue no. 2213: from the Teheran (Mandali) Hoard, 1923; by 1936: with Spink & Son, Ltd., 5, 6 & 7 King Street, St. James's, London S.W. 1, England; by 1936: U.S. Private Collection; October 8, 1936: Anonymous gift to MFA in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Credit Line

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

Greek, Hellenistic Period, about 129–128 B.C.

Mint

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

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2213.

Dimensions

Diameter: 31 mm. Weight: 16.37 gm.

Accession Number

36.447

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins