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Tetradrachm of Kingdom of Parthia with bust of Sinatroukes

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Obverse: Bearded, diademed bust of Sinatruces to left, wearing helmet ornamented with star, necklace, and cuirass. Reverse: Arsaces seated on throne to right, holding bow. Inscriptions in Greek at right, left, and in exergue. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions)


By 1965: with Spink and Son, Ltd., 5-7 King Street, St. James's, London; purchased from Spink and Son, Ltd. for MFA by Hugh J. Caperton; gift of Hugh J. Caperton to MFA, December 17, 1965

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Gift of Hugh J. Caperton

Greek, Hellenistic Period, 77–70 B.C.


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


Diameter: 30 mm. Weight: 16.08 gm. Die Axis: 2

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The Ancient World


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