Tetradrachm of Kingdom of Parthia with bust of Orodes II
Late Hellenistic Period
about 57 B.C. (?)
Mint: Parthia (Kingdom), Seleukeia-on-the-Tigris (Babylonia)
Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2226.
Diameter: 34 mm. Weight: 15.17 gm.
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Obverse: Bust of Orodes II to left with short beard, wearing diadem, spiral necklace, and cuirass.
Border of dots.
Reverse: Arsakes wearing helmet, cloak, and armor? seated right on throne, holding bow.
Inscriptions in Greek at left, right, above, and below.
Anonymous gift in memory of Zoë Wilbour (1864–1885)