Item #4798 Kings of Persis, Second Unknown King ca. end of first century AD, AR hemidrachm, Alram 619, Tyler-Smith CN (2004) #210, Nice example of this type in an affordable price!!

Ancient Coins - Item #4798 Kings of Persis, Second Unknown King ca. end of first century AD, AR hemidrachm, Alram 619, Tyler-Smith CN (2004) #210, Nice example of this type in an affordable price!!
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My Persis Collection

Reign

Second Unknown King (ca. end of first century AD)

Denomination

AR silver hemidrachm

Date Struck

NOT KNOWN

Mint

Central Persia (IRAN, Fars Province today)

Obverse

King wearing tiara facing left with Parthian-style overlap covering the ear. Triskeles behind

Reverse

Stylized symbol. No Aramaic letters.

Weight

1.25 gr.

Diameter

13 mm.

Reference

Alram 619, Tyler-Smith CN (2004) 210

Grade

Nice VF

Comments

The identity of this king is not known due to the lack of any reference to him on his coins. The meaning of the reverse image is not known either.
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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US$ 63.00
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Quotazione: 08/18/17

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