Item #19526, Parthian Empire Arsaces XI : Mithradates II (121-91 B.C), AR Drachm, Sellwood #27.2. Ecbatana mint, good XF+

Ancient Coins -     Item #19526, Parthian Empire Arsaces XI : Mithradates II (121-91 B.C), AR Drachm, Sellwood #27.2. Ecbatana mint, good XF+
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ΜΙΘΡΑΔΑΤΗΣ

Reign121-91 B.C
DenominationAR drachm
Date StruckN/A, but we know this type was minted after 109 BC
MintEcbatana (city of Hamedan in Iran)
Obverselong-bearded bust left wearing diadem; circular border of pellets
Reversebeardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; empty cloak arm ending in a point; flan widespread and design much larger than usual; no border; five-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ − ΒΑΣΙ − ΛΕΩΝ − ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ / ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ / ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ.
Weight4.05 gr.
Diameter23X 21 mm. (large flan)
ReferenceSellwood #27.2,� Shore 86/7, PDC 10922
GradeXF+, sharp and very well centered strike. Almost as struck.
Comments

The title of "King of Kings" was first used on this type.
For information on Parthian history and coinage of this ruler please visit:
www.parthia.com/mithradates2.htm
 
Price SKU: 19526
US$ 175.00
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