Tetradrachm of Kingdom of Parthia with bust of Pakoros II

Greek
Imperial Period
A.D. 79–80


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

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2231.

Dimensions

Diameter: 29 mm. Weight: 13.42 gm.

Accession Number

35.169

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Bust of Pakoros II. to left, beardless, hair in formal rows, wearing diadem with long ends, spiral necklace and cuirass.
Border of dots.
Reverse: Pakoros II seated left on throne, wearing tunic, loose trousers, and sword, receiving diadem from Tyche of City who stands before him clad in chiton, peplos and turreted head-dress, and holding scepter in left hand.
Inscriptions in Greek above, at right, below, and at left.

Credit Line

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