Tetradrachm of Kingdom of Parthia with bust of king, struck under Gotarzes I and Orodes I

Greek
Hellenistic Period
91–76/5 B.C.


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

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2218.

Dimensions

Diameter: 31 mm. Weight: 15.90 gm.

Accession Number

35.186

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Bust of a king to left wearing short beard, diadem with long ends. Spiral necklace with globular ornament and cuirass.
Fillet border.
Right: Arsakes seated right on throne, holding bow.
Inscription in Greek above, at right, and at left.
Inscription in Greek below for date?

Rulers: Gotarzes I, 91-81/0 B.C. and Orodes I, 80-76/5 B.C.

Credit Line

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