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Offline Michiel

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Drachm elymais?
« on: April 04, 2014, 12:20:39 PM »
First look was elymais for me. but cant find him in any catalog.
checked parthia.com already.

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Re: Drachm elymais?
« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2014, 12:21:58 PM »
forgot the size:

12 - 14 mm, 3,38 gram

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Re: Drachm elymais?
« Reply #2 on: June 24, 2014, 12:13:27 AM »
Elymais seems correct. Compare the coin here. Yours is heavier and the reverse is different enough to think it was issued for another ruler. I have no doc on this time/region.

Peter
An unidentified coin is a piece of metal. An identified coin is a piece of history.

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Re: Drachm elymais?
« Reply #3 on: June 24, 2014, 09:01:09 AM »
All the elymais coins look the same, also the the coins from kushan, they also look the same.

But this is also one of my coins, I only know its elymais, but I can't find him anywere.

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Re: Drachm elymais?
« Reply #4 on: June 24, 2014, 10:45:30 AM »
Probably Kamnaskir Orodes (Orodes III) c.125-150 AD.

Obv. Bearded bust facing, large tufts of hair at sides, Long-fluked anchor with dot and crescent above r.
Rev. Radiate (?) bust of deity (Artemis?) facing, tufts of hair at sides. Inscription 'Urud Malka Bari Urud' round

BMC 66-69, p.267; Sear Greek Vol.I, 5908

Your reverse image is upside down.

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Re: Drachm elymais?
« Reply #5 on: June 24, 2014, 04:33:45 PM »
Alan,

thanks, this must be the coin