PARTHIA, ORODES II (57-38 BCE) Silver drachm, Ecbatana, Sell 48.7. CHOICE! SHORE PLATE COIN.

Ancient Coins - PARTHIA, ORODES II (57-38 BCE) Silver drachm, Ecbatana, Sell 48.7.  CHOICE! SHORE PLATE COIN.
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Obverse Bare-headed, bearded, diademed bust of king left, wearing torque, torque ends in sea horse, royal wart on forehead, crescent at right behind head, stars (representing the sun) before and under the crescent moon, dotted border around
Reverse King (Arsakes I?) seated right on throne, holding bow, anchor and additional symbol (looks like a saguaro cactus!) behind throne back, Greek legend in 7 lines around: above, BAΣIΛEΩΣ BAΣIΛEΩN, at right: APΣAKOY, below: EVERΓETOV / ΔIKAIOY, at left: EΠIΦANOVΣ / ΦIΛEΛΛHNOΣ, AT monogram (for Ecbatana) below bow
Date c. 57-38 BCE
Weight 3.44 gm.
Diameter 18-21 mm.
Die axis 1 o'clock
Reference Sellwood 48.8, Shore 260 (this coin)
Comments From my personal collection, ex-Fred B. Shore Collection, ex-Tom Mallon collection. Published on his website, The Coins and History of Asia, the third coin (as of March 2009) under Orodes II, Sellwood 48:
http://www.grifterrec.com/coins/parthia/parthian3.html.
Price SKU: 33.13
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