Tetradrachm of Kingdom of Parthia with bust of Artabanos II

Greek
Hellenistic Period
128–123 B.C.


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

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2214.

Dimensions

Diameter: 30 mm. Weight: 16.11 gm.

Accession Number

35.177

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Bust of Artabanos II to right, wearing pointed beard and diadem with long ends earring and spiral necklace and cuirass.
Fillet border.
Reverse: Demeter wearing chiton and peplos, seated left on seat supported by winged female figure holding in right hand Nike to right with wreath; in left hand: cornucopia.
Inscription in Greek at right and left.
Two monograms below were not included in the scan.

Credit Line

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