Tetradrachm of Kingdom of Parthia with bust of Sinatroukes
Late Hellenistic Period
Mint: Parthia (Kingdom), Seleukeia-on-the-Tigris (Babylonia)
Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2221.
Diameter: 30 mm. Weight: 15.52 gm. Die Axis: 12
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Obverse: Bust of Sinatroukes left, bearded, wearing diadem, helmet with star device, spiral necklace with globular ornament and cuirass.
Border of dots.
Reverse: Arsakes seated right on throne holding bow.
Monogram in field at right.
Inscriptions in Greek above, at right, below, and at left.
By 1926: with Naville & Cie, 31 Quai du Mont-Blanc, Geneva, Switzerland (Ars Classica [Naville] auction 12, Hôtel Schweizerhof, Lucerne, Switzerland, October 18-23, 1926, lot 2186); by date unknown: U.S. Private Collection; anonymous gift to MFA, April 4, 1935
Anonymous gift in memory of Zoë Wilbour (1864–1885)