Item #4777 Kings of Persis, Darev II (Darius II) 100-1 BC AR ½ drachm, Alram 565 var., Tyler-Smith NC (2004) #19 RARE & UNUSUAL

Ancient Coins - Item #4777 Kings of Persis, Darev II (Darius II) 100-1 BC AR ½ drachm, Alram 565 var., Tyler-Smith NC (2004) #19 RARE & UNUSUAL
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My Persis Collection

 

Ruler's name & His Reign: Darev II (Darius II) circa 70 BC?

Mint: central Persia (Fars Province today)
Metal & Denomination: silver  1/2 drachm RARE TYPE
Size: 11.30 X 12.30 mm.
Weight: 1.93 gr.

Obverse: Bust of bearded king left, wearing Parthian-style tiara, ornamented with crescent and diadem.

Reverse: King standing left, holding scepter before lighted altar. Aramaic legend.

References: Alram 565 var. Tyler Smith NC (2004) #19

Notes: A small bust of the king on a broad flan. NOT found in Alram but in the hoard published in the Numismatic  Chronicle 2004 pp. 253-71. The difficulty interpreting some of the Aramaic legends on these coins has made it hard to attribute them to specific rulers and to create a proper chronology.

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.

Prezzo SKU : 4777
US$ 69.00
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Quotazione: 12/12/17

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