Tetradrachm of Kingdom of Parthia with bust of Orodes II

Greek
Late Hellenistic Period
57–37/6 B.C.


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

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2228.

Dimensions

Diameter: 31 mm. Weight: 15.60 gm.

Accession Number

35.166

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Bust of Orodes II to left, close beard, wearing diadem, spiral necklace with projection, and ornamented cuirass.
Border of dots.
Reverse: Orodes II wearing tunic and loose trousers, seated right on throne, receiving palm-branch from right hand of Tyche of City who stands before him clad in chiton, peplos, and turreted head-dress, holding scepter in left hand.
Greek inscriptions and monograms on all four sides of the figures.

Credit Line

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