PARTHIA, PHRAATES IV (38-2 BCE) Silver drachm, Ecbatana, Sell 54.7. CHOICE!

Ancient Coins - PARTHIA, PHRAATES IV (38-2 BCE) Silver drachm, Ecbatana, Sell 54.7. CHOICE!
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Obverse Bare-headed, bearded, diademed bust of king left, wearing necklet (not torque), royal wart on forehead, eagle crowning king from behind, star and crescent in front, dotted border around
Reverse King (Arsakes I?) seated right on throne, holding bow, Greek legend in 7 lines around: above, BAΣIΛEΩΣ BAΣIΛEΩN, at right: APΣAKOY, below: EVERΓETOY / ΔIKAIOY, at left: EΠIΦANOVΣ / ΦIΛEΛΛHNOΣ, AT monogram (for Ecbatana) under bow
Date c. 38-2 BCE
Weight 3.90 gm.
Diameter 18-19 mm.
Die axis 1 o'clock
Reference Sellwood 54.7, Shore 297
Comments From my personal collection, ex William F. Warden, Jr. In the Sellwood 54 type, there is a star and crescent in front of the king's face on the obverse. A choice specimen with nice detail!
Price SKU: 144.06
US$ 185.00
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  • CAD 235.63

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