Tetradrachm of Kingdom of Parthia with bust of Phraates III

Greek
Late Hellenistic Period
70/69–58/57 B.C.


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

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2222.

Dimensions

Diameter: 30 mm. Weight: 15.68 gm.

Accession Number

35.170

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Bust of Phraates III to left, wearing pointed beard, diadem with long ends, spiral necklace with half-horse ornament and cuirass.
Border of dots.
Reverse: Arsakes seated right on throne holding bow.
Inscriptions in Greek above, at right, below and at left. Monogram in field.

Credit Line

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