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« on: March 28, 2007, 04:04:25 am »

Can you tell somethink about this coin,I know that was made for Augustus triuph in Parthia,but I don't know anythink else,help me with info and price of coin.Thank you!! 
 
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« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2007, 06:27:10 am »

The following is from Shore's book on Parthian Coins, Parthian Coins & History - Ten Dragons Against Rome.

. . . Phraates finally drove Tiridates across the Euphrates into Roman Syria but not before Tiridates had captured a favorite son of Phraates.  This son was delivered to the Romans, to be returned only on the condition that Phraates immediately return the standards of Crassus and Anthony and those captured  during the Syrian invasion and all surviving Roman prisoners.  Tiridates returned several time to continue the civil war with varied degrees of success.  He was defeated again and is not heard from after 25 BC.  There is record of a son of Tiridates who attained Roman citizenship and was killed leading a contingent of Parthian mercenaries in the Roman army!

Augustus was engaged in major preparations for a war with Parthia.  Eventually, however, Phraates honored his agreement, and in 20 BC the standards and prisoners were returned.  Augustus considered this a major diplomatic triumph and issued coins to commemorate the event (the 'Signis Receptis' reverse types). . . .


Sear says this coin was minted at Rome in 19 BC.
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