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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.
- Minted in: Ecbatana
- (Asia,Middle East,Iran,West Iran,Hamadan (province),Ecbatana)
- Weight: 1.61 grammes
- Diameter: 11 millimetres
- Die-axis: 12 o'clock
Inscription ContentΒΑΣΙΛΕΩ[Σ] ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩ[Ν] ΑΡΣ[ΑΚΟΥ] [ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ] ΔΙΚΑΙ[ΟΥ] [Ε]ΠΙΦΑΝ[ΟΥΣ] [ΦΙ]ΛΕ[ΛΛΗΝΟΣ]
Inscription TransliterationBASILEOS BASILEON ARSAKOU EUERGETOU DIKAIOU EPIPHANOUS PHILELLENOS
Inscription TranslationOf the King of Kings Arsaces, Benefactor, Just, God Manifest, Philhellene.
Inscription Positionreverse; lower right
Inscription CommentMint mark consisting of Α, Γ and Τ. Minted in Agbatana (Ecbatana).
Possibly Orodes I and not Orodes II, according to Wroth's Catalogue of Greek Coins - Parthia, (1903).
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Object reference number: COC256243
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