PARTHIA, VARDANES I (40-45 CE) Silver drachm, Ecbatana, Sell 64.31. SCARCE & CHOICE!

Ancient Coins - PARTHIA, VARDANES I (40-45 CE) Silver drachm, Ecbatana, Sell 64.31. SCARCE & CHOICE!
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Obverse Bare-headed, bearded, diademed bust of king left, royal wart on forehead, wearing torque, dotted border around
Reverse King (Arsakes I?) seated right on throne, holding bow, Greek legend in 7 lines around: above: BAΣIΛEΩΣ BAΣIΛEΩN, at right: APCAKOY, below: EVERΓETOV / ΔIKAIOY, at left: EΠIΦANOVΣ / ΦIΛEΛΛHNOΣ, AT monogram (for Ecbatana) under bow
Date 43-44 CE
Weight 3.69 gm.
Diameter 21 mm.
Die axis 12 o'clock
Reference Sellwood 64.31, Shore 353
Comments From my personal collection, ex-Tom Mallon collection. Published on his website, The Coins and History of Asia, the second coin (as of April 2009) under Vardanes I:
http://www.grifterrec.com/coins/parthia/parthian4.html.

This coin is also published on the Parthia.com website, the third coin under Vardanes I:
http://parthia.com/vardanes1.htm

This coin shows the wart on the king's forehead very clearly, an important characteristic to ensure a correct attribution to Vardanes I. A CHOICE coin!
Price SKU: 33.17
US$ 245.00
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