Tetradrachm of Kingdom of Parthia with bust of Phraates II
about 129–128 B.C.
Mint: Parthia (Kingdom), Seleukeia-on-the-Tigris (Babylonia)
Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2213.
Diameter: 31 mm. Weight: 16.37 gm.
Medium or Technique
Michael C. Ruettgers Gallery for Ancient Coins (Gallery 212C)
Obverse: Bust of Phraates II right with whisker and slight beard, wearing diadem and cuirass or drapery.
Reverse: Demeter, wearing chiton and peplos, seated left holding in her left hand cornucopia and in her right hand Nike to right. with wreath.
Inscription in Greek at right and left. In exergue, two monograms.
According to Brett, catalogue no. 2213: from the Teheran (Mandali) Hoard, 1923; by 1936: with Spink & Son, Ltd., 5, 6 & 7 King Street, St. James's, London S.W. 1, England; by 1936: U.S. Private Collection; October 8, 1936: Anonymous gift to MFA in memory of Zoë Wilbour
Anonymous gift in memory of Zoë Wilbour (1864–1885)