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Tetradrachm of Kingdom of Parthia with bust of Phraates III

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Obverse: Bust of Phraates III to left, wearing pointed beard, diadem with long ends, spiral necklace with half-horse ornament and cuirass. Border of dots. Reverse: Arsakes seated right on throne holding bow. (See media screen for Greek inscriptions.)

Credit Line

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

Greek, Late Hellenistic Period, 70/69–58/57 B.C.


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

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2222.


Diameter: 30 mm. Weight: 15.68 gm.

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins