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Tetradrachm of Kingdom of Parthia with bust of Sinatroukes

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Obverse: Bust of Sinatroukes left, bearded, wearing diadem, helmet with star device, spiral necklace with globular ornament and cuirass. Border of dots. Reverse: Arsakes seated right on throne holding bow. Monogram in field at right. Inscriptions in Greek. (see media screen for Greek inscription)

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 2186); 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, 75/4–70/69 B.C.

Mint

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

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2221.

Dimensions

Diameter: 30 mm. Weight: 15.52 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

35.171

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins