Author Topic: Parthian Empire: Mithradates II (121-91 BCE) AR Drachm, Ekbatana (Sellwood 26.2)  (Read 288 times)

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Offline Quant.Geek

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Parthian Empire: Mithradates II (121-91 BCE) AR Drachm, Ekbatana (Sellwood 26.2; Shore 78)

Obv: Long bearded bust left wearing diadem, griffin-ended torque; circular border of pellets
Rev: Beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow and arrow in right hand; in field left, monogram Δ; no border; square four-line Greek inscription - ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ

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Offline Bob L.

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What a great strike.  Outstanding example!

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Thanks Bob.  These Mithradates drachms come from the Nisa Collection, so I am proud to own them!
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I agree outstanding strike. A real beauty.