PARTHIA, PHRAATACES (2 BCE - 4 CE) Silver tetradrachm, Seleucia, CRESCENT UNDER THRONE, Sell 57 type, UNLISTED & RARE!

Ancient Coins - PARTHIA, PHRAATACES (2 BCE - 4 CE) Silver tetradrachm, Seleucia, CRESCENT UNDER THRONE, Sell 57 type, UNLISTED & RARE!
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Obverse Bare-headed, bearded, diademed bust of king left, wearing torque, Nike crowning king from each side, dotted border around
Reverse King (Arsakes I?) seated right on throne, holding bow, crescent under throne, Greek legend in 7 lines around: above, BAΣIΛEΩC; BAΣIΛEΩN, at right: APCAKOY / EVERΓETOY, below: ΔIKAIOY, at left: EΠIΦANOVΣ / ΦIΛEΛΛHNOΣ, year under bow: AIT (311 = 2-1 BCE), month in exergue: (APTE)MICIO(V) (=April)
Date April 1 BCE
Weight 12.99 gm.
Diameter 27-28 mm.
Die axis 12 o'clock
Reference Sellwood --- (cf Sell 57.4), Shore ---
Comments From my personal collection, ex-Ken Dorney. Sellwood does not list a type 57 coin with a crescent under the throne. Note also the star on the king's lapel, as on certain coins of Phraates IV (see, for example, Shore 273).
Price SKU: 15.03
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