Item #47105 Kings of Persis, Nambed (Namopat) circa AD 25-75 AR obol, Alram 602, Tyler-Smith NC (2004) #185, with star & crescent on reverse, SCARCE

Ancient Coins - Item #47105 Kings of Persis, Nambed (Namopat) circa AD 25-75 AR obol, Alram 602, Tyler-Smith NC (2004) #185, with star & crescent on reverse, SCARCE
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My Persis Collection

Reign

Nambed (ca. mid first century AD)

Denomination

AR silver obol

Date Struck

NOT KNOWN

Mint

Central Persia (IRAN, Fars Province today)

Obverse

head of King left wearing a crown with three merlons and diadem surrounded by circle of pellets.

Reverse

King standing to the left of star within a crescent in front of him, Aramaic legends around.

Weight

0.41 gr.

Diameter

11 mm.

Reference

Alram 602, Tyler-Smith CN (2004) 185

Grade

good VF with dark toning, crude reverse.

Comments

On the reverse of this coin the legend reads that Nambed king was the son of Ardeshir.
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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