Tetradrachm of Kingdom of Elymais with bust of Kamnaskires II (?), struck under Kamnaskires III (?)

Greek
Late Hellenistic Period
48–47 B.C.


Mint: Elymais (Kingdom)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2232.

Dimensions

Diameter: 26 mm. Weight: 15.52 gm.

Accession Number

35.126

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Bust of Kamnaskires II (?) left, bearded diademed wearing earring and tunic.
In field right, inverted trident.
Border of dots.
Reverse: Male bust (Kamnaskires III?) left, diademed with short round beard; draped. Inscriptions on four sides and in exergue.

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 2532); by 1935: U.S. Private Collection; April 4, 1935: Anonymous gift to MFA in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Credit Line

Anonymous gift in memory of Zoë Wilbour (1864–1885)