Tetradrachm of Kingdom of Parthia with bust of Sinatroukes

Greek
Hellenistic Period
77–70 B.C.


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

Dimensions

Diameter: 30 mm. Weight: 16.08 gm. Die Axis: 2

Accession Number

65.1726

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Bearded, diademed bust of Sinatroukes to left, wearing necklace, cuirass, and helmet ornamented with star.
Reverse: Arsaces seated on throne to right, holding bow.
Inscriptions in Greek at right, left, and in exergue.

Provenance

By 1965: with Spink and Son, Ltd., 5-7 King Street, St. James's, London; purchased from Spink and Son, Ltd. for MFA by Hugh J. Caperton; gift of Hugh J. Caperton to MFA, December 17, 1965

Credit Line

Gift of Hugh J. Caperton