ITEM #19627, KINGS OF PARTHIA, Tiridates ca. 29-27 BC., BI TETRADRACHM MINTED IN SELEUCIA, SELLWOOD type 55.11 dated April (27 BC), Scarce/Rare

Ancient Coins - ITEM #19627, KINGS OF PARTHIA, Tiridates ca. 29-27 BC., BI TETRADRACHM MINTED IN SELEUCIA, SELLWOOD type 55.11 dated April (27 BC), Scarce/Rare
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TiridaTES I (C. 29 - 27 B.C.)

                                                   ΤΙΡΙΔΑΤΗΣ

Reign29-27 B.C
DenominationBI tetradrachm
Date StruckAPRIL (27BC)
MintSeleucia 
Obversebust left with medium tapered beard wearing diadem and three-band torque with no visible end; no wart; four formal rows of curls with no ear visible.
Reversemale wearing diadem seated right on throne; to his right, Tyche[?] stands left presenting palm branch in right hand, and in left holding scepter; above her arm, a monogram; between king's legs, Greek letter Α; under throne, Greek letters Υ above Α; in exergue, Greek letters ΑΡΤΕΜ; seven-line Greek inscription ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ / ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ / ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ / ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ; no border
Weight13.23 gr.
Diameter27 mm. 
ReferenceSellwood #55.11 (month is in exergue but no year), Shore 311,
Gradevery fine well-centered, nice strike for the type, good value.
Comments
Tiridates was a usurper who challenged Phraates IV (c. 38 - 2 B.C.) for the Parthian kingship. He was temporarily successful, forcing Phraates to flee Parthia. Phraates regrouped his forces and re-invaded, and eventually forced Tiridates to seek refuge among the Romans. Tiridates took with him a hostage son of Phraates who Augustus later exchanged in 20 B.C.
 
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Precio SKU: 19627
US$ 225.00
  • € 198.38
  • £ 177.86
  • AUD 322.15
  • CHF 210.96
  • CAD 303.80

Cotización al: 07/10/20

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