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  • Object type

  • Museum number


  • Denomination

    • dichalkous
  • Description

    Copper alloy coin.(obverse) Short-bearded Orodes II facing left, wearing diadem and torque. Crescent moon hangs above right and star above left. Dotted border.
    (reverse) Anchor and crescent.

  • Authority

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 57 BC-38 BC
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Dimensions

    • Weight: 0.92 grammes
    • Diameter: 11 millimetres
    • Die-axis: 1 o'clock
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

      • Inscription Script

      • Inscription Position

      • Inscription Language

      • Inscription Content

      • Inscription Transliteration

      • Inscription Translation

        Of the King of Kings Arsaces, Benefactor, Just, God Manifest […]
      • Inscription Comment

        7-line legend is partly illegible.
      • Inscription Type

      • Inscription Script

      • Inscription Position

        reverse; lower right
      • Inscription Language

      • Inscription Comment

        Mint mark consisting of Α, Γ and Τ. Minted in Agbatana (Ecbatana).
  • Curator's comments

    Possibly Orodes I and not Orodes II, according to Wroth's Catalogue of Greek Coins - Parthia, (1903).

  • Bibliography

    • BMC Greek (Parthia) 230, p.94 bibliographic details
    • Sellwood 1980 48.22 bibliographic details
  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Department

    Coins & Medals

  • Registration number


  • C&M Catalogue number

    • GC23p94.230
Copper alloy coin.

Obverse & Reverse

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