Item #47102 Kings of Persis, Pakor II ca. 1st half of first century AD AR obol, Alram 598, Tyler-Smith NC (2004) #179, Triskeles on reverse!!

Ancient Coins - Item #47102 Kings of Persis, Pakor II ca. 1st half of first century AD AR obol, Alram 598, Tyler-Smith NC (2004) #179, Triskeles on reverse!!
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My Persis Collection

Reign

Pakor II (ca. 1st half of first century AD)

Denomination

AR silver obol

Date Struck

NOT KNOWN

Mint

Central Persia (IRAN, Fars Province today)

Obverse

head of King wearing diadem left surrounded by circle of pellets.

Reverse

Triskeles in the center within clear Aramaic legends.

Weight

0.24 gr.

Diameter

10 mm.

Reference

Alram 598, Tyler-Smith CN (2004) 179

Grade

good XF

Comments

On the reverse of this coin the legend reads that Pakor king was the son of Vahshir.
We don't know much about Persis coins. A nice hoard of Persis coins were discussed by Susan Tyler-Smith in the Numismatic Chronicle, Vol. 164 (2004).

BRIEF HISTORY: Persis was the heart of the old Achaemenid Persian Empire and the center of Persian culture, religion and language. During the late 3rdcentury BC, Persis was able to regain its independence from the Seleucids and began producing a Greek-inspired coinage with Aramaic inscriptions. MithradatesII was able to incorporate Persis as a sub-kingdom of the Parthian empire during the early 1st century BC, though Persis continued to mint its own distinctive series of coins which gradually took on some of the appearance of Parthian coins. Persis was eventually able to defeat the Arsacids and, under Ardashir I, found the Sassanian Empire, which was to become Rome's,and later Byzantium's, greatest foe until the appearance of Islam and the Arab conquest of the Middle East during the 7th century AD.

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Quotazione: 10/20/17

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