Tetradrachm of Kingdom of Parthia with bust of Orodes II

Greek
Late Hellenistic Period
about 57 B.C. (?)


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

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2226.

Dimensions

Diameter: 34 mm. Weight: 15.17 gm.

Accession Number

35.167

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Bust of Orodes II to left with short beard, wearing diadem, spiral necklace, and cuirass.
Border of dots.
Reverse: Arsakes wearing helmet, cloak, and armor? seated right on throne, holding bow.
Inscriptions in Greek at left, right, above, and below.

Credit Line

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