Coin of Phraataces

Near Eastern, Iranian, Persian
Parthian, reign of Phraataces
3 B.C.–A.D. 4


Dimensions

Weight: 13.11 grams

Accession Number

1989.162

Medium or Technique

Bronze?

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Bust of king Phraataces with pointed beard, wearing diadem, earring and spiral necklace.
Reverse: Enthroned king Phraataces holding bow.

Provenance

1989: purchased from Eshaph Sakhaei, Newton, Mass. (said to have been found in the treasury, room 33, at Persepolis in the 1930s).
(Accession date: April 26, 1989)

Credit Line

Morris and Louise Rosenthal Fund