ITEM #19617, KINGS OF PARTHIA. VARDANES I. CIRCA 40-47 AD. AR DRACHM. ECBATANA MINT, SELLWOOD 64.31, SHORE 353, ASSAR 414, good extra fine

Ancient Coins - ITEM #19617, KINGS OF PARTHIA. VARDANES I. CIRCA 40-47 AD. AR DRACHM. ECBATANA MINT, SELLWOOD 64.31, SHORE 353, ASSAR 414, good extra fine
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VARDANES I (C. A.D. 40 - 47)

ΒΑΡΔΑΝΗΣ OR ΟΥΑΡΔΑΝΗΣ

Reigncirca AD 40-47
DenominationAR drachm
Date StruckN/A
MintEcbatana (today's Hamadan in Iran)
Obversebare-headed bust left with medium pointed beard wearing diadem with loop at the top, earring visible. Hair in three waves. Three lines on forehead (two vertical and one horizontal representing royal wart). Drapery visible on king's shoulder
ReverseArcher seated right on throne, holding bow. mint monogram below. Greek legend.
Weight3.71 gr.
Diameter19 x 21mm.
ReferenceSellwood 69.31. Shore 353, Assar 414
Gradegood Extra-Fine, well struck!!
CommentsDrachms of Vardanes I, especially those of eastern mintage, continue the oriental style of his father Artabanus.

The drachms of Vardanes I have only three pendants from the king's diadem while similar portraits on Vardanes II drachms always have five pendants.

For more information on Parthian coinage and history see:
http://www.parthia.com/
价格 品种: 19617
US$ 115.00
  • € 99.04
  • £ 88.27
  • AUD 156.43
  • CHF 115.00
  • CAD 152.42

利率: 07/18/18

发货从: Canada