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Silver coin.(obverse) Short-bearded Orodes II facing left, wearing diadem and torque. Crescent moon hangs above right and star above left. Dotted border.
(reverse) Archer seated on throne right, with anchor behind.
- 57 BC-38 BC
- Minted in: Parthia
- Weight: 3.96 grammes
- Diameter: 20 millimetres
- Die-axis: 1 o'clock
Inscription ScriptGreek (corrupt)
Inscription LanguageGreek (corrupt)
Inscription ContentΒΑΣΙΛΕΩ[Σ] ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣ?ΑΚΟΥ [ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ]? ΕΠΙΦΑΝ[ΟΥΣ]? [ΦΙΛ]ΕΛΛΗΝ<Ο>Σ
Inscription TransliterationBASILEOS BASILEON ARSAKOU EUERGETOU DIKAIOU EPIPHANOUS PHILELLENOS
Inscription TranslationOf the King of Kings Arsaces, Benefactor, Just, God Manifest, Philhellene.
Inscription Comment7-line legend becomes increasingly corrupted.
Inscription Positionreverse; below bow
Possibly Orodes I and not Orodes II, according to Wroth's Catalogue of Greek Coins - Parthia, (1903).
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