Item #47115 Kings of Persis, Manciher II (Manuchehr II) ca. mid 2nd century AD AR 1/2 drachm/obol?, Alram 635, Tyler-Smith NC (2004) #227 var., two sided images of kings, very pleasing example of this RARE type!!!

Ancient Coins - Item #47115 Kings of Persis, Manciher II (Manuchehr II) ca. mid 2nd century AD AR 1/2 drachm/obol?, Alram 635, Tyler-Smith NC (2004) #227 var., two sided images of kings, very pleasing example of this RARE type!!!
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My Persis Collection

 

Reign

Mancihr II (Manuchehr II) ca mid 2nd century AD)

Denomination

AR silver obol/hemidrachm?

Date Struck

NOT KNOWN

Mint

Central Persia (IRAN, Fars Province today)

Obverse

bust of king facing left wearing tiara. legend not legible behind.

Reverse

bust of king facing left wearing diadem. legend reading from inside King Mancihr

Weight

0.63 gr. (double the weight of obol for this king)

Diameter

14 x 12.5 mm. much broader flan than for similar size for obol!!

Reference

Alram 635, Tyler-Smith NC (2004) 227var. (for 1/2 drachm)

Grade

good VF+ (very rare for late Persis issues)

Comments

Late Persis coinage has double-bust (father/son) on both sides of the coins establishing legitimate relationship to the throne. 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 3rd century BC, Persis was able to regain its independence from the Seleucids and began producing a Greek-inspired coinage with Aramaic inscriptions. Mithradates II 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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