, 28 January 198 - 8 April 217 A.D.
In 201, Osroene, a semi-autonomous vassal kingdom located in , became the first state to adopt Christianity as its official religion. The independence of the state ended in 244 when it was incorporated in the Roman Empire.RS77027. Silver , 54b, 175 , 6853, VF, nice portrait, , small , 3.413 g, maximum 19.8 mm, 180o, mint, 201 A.D.; ANTONINVS AVG, laureate and draped right, from behind; TR P IIII ( over the , priest, tribune of the people for 4 years), of captured arms, flanked by two captives seated facing outward and wearing pointed caps; $100.00 (€89.00)
, 9 April 193 - 4 February 211 A.D.
This refers to Severus' victories over . Severus assumed the title "Parthicus ," greatest of Parthian conquerors.RS70447. Silver , 176, 370, 118 (possibly a base metal counterfeit), aVF, uncleaned, 2.793 g, maximum 19.2 mm, 0o, mint, 201 A.D.; SEVERVS AVG, laureate right; , of captured arms, flanked by two captives seated facing outward and wearing pointed caps; $60.00 (€53.40)
Parthian Empire, Mithradates II, c. 121 - 91 B.C.
Mithradates II was the eighth and one of the greatest Parthian kings. He defeated all Seleukid attempts to reclaim their Eastern territories and made a formidable, unified empire. He adopted the title , "god manifest" and introduced new designs on his extensive coinage. Late in his reign he exerted influence in , taking as hostage a prince who would become Tigranes the Great. -- www.parthia.comSH30328. Silver
, 24/4, 67 var, EF, 15.696 g, maximum 28.2 mm, 0o, Seleukeia on the mint, c. 119 - 109 B.C.; bare-headed left with long beard wearing diadem; BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛOY APΣAKOY EΠIΦANOYΣ TY, beardless archer seated right on , bow in right, square four lined square , branch right; high relief and nearly as struck, ex Antiqua Inc, ex Pars; SOLD
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