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FORVM gVF Kingdom of Persis Second Unknown King 1st Century AD Silver Diobol, est $45
Item Number : 72315
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Auction Type Standard Starting Bid$22.00
Current Bid$36.00   # of Bids2  
QuantityN/A LocationMorehead City, NC, UNITED STATES
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Started7/3/2019 1:11:36 AM EST   
Ends8/1/2019 10:00:00 PM EST   
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Kingdom of Persis, Second Unknown King, 1st Century A.D.

GS63285. Silver diobol, BMC Arabia p. 227, 11; cf. Tyler-Smith, type 2, 220 -221 (obol); Alram IP 622 (obol); Sunrise 650 (obol), gVF, well centered, uneven toning, Persepolis (Fars Province, Iran) mint, 1.077 grams, 13.0 mm, die axis 45o, End of 1st Century A.D.; obverse bearded, draped bust left, wearing turreted crown and diadem, hair with three rows of curls; reverse diadem, formally presented with two ties laid across center; estimated value: $45.00

Persis was located in what is now southern Iran. "Persians" settled the area as early as the 8th century B.C. From the time after its conquest by Alexander the Great, Persis was most often quasi-independent, under the hegemony of a Seleukid or Parthian king. Immediately following Alexander`s death, Persis was subject to the Seleucid Kingdom. About 290 B.C., Persis regained independence. The coins produced during this period were Greek-inspired, but inscriptions were Aramaic, symbolic of Persis` rejection of the Greek ruling class. Sometime between c. 250 and 223 B.C., the Seleucids regained control. Mithradates II later incorporated Persis as a sub-kingdom of Parthia. Under Parthian domination, the coins and appearance of the kings depicted on them assumed the Parthian style. The last King of Persis, Artaxerxes, defeated the Parthians and founded the Sassanian Empire.




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