Tetradrachm of Kingdom of Parthia with bust of Gotarzes I

Greek
Hellenistic Period
about 91–77 B.C.


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

Dimensions

Diameter: 31.5 mm. Weight: 16.14 gm. Die Axis: 1

Accession Number

67.86

Medium or Technique

Silver

On View

Ancient Near East Gallery (Gallery 110)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Diademed, cuirassed bust of Gotarzes I to left, wearing spiral necklace.
Reverse: Arsaces, holding bow, seated on throne right.
At right: monogram. Inscriptions in Greek above, below, at left and right.

Provenance

By 1967: with Bromfield Stamp and Coin Co., 53 Bromfield Street, Boston 8, Mass.; purchased by MFA from Bromfield Stamp and Coin Co., February 8, 1967

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour