, 7 March 161 - 17 March 180 A.D.
The Roman–Parthian War of 161 - 166 was fought between the Roman and Parthian Empires over and Upper . In 166, the Romans made successful campaigns into lower and Media, and sacked Ctesiphon, the Parthian capital. The Romans were be victorious but the returning army brought back a pandemic known as the Antonine Plague. The plague significantly depopulated the entire Roman Empire.SH76376. Silver , 163a, 878, 406, 33, 4933, VF, excellent centering and bold strike, tiny edge cracks, 3.079 g, maximum 19.0 mm, 0o, Rome mint, summer - Dec 166 A.D.; M ANTONINVS AVG ARM PARTH MAX, laureate right; TR P XX IMP IIII , standing slightly left, right, frond vertical in right hand, inscribed set on tree in left hand; from the Scott Collection; $450.00 (€400.50)
, 9 April 193 - 4 February 211 A.D.
This commemorates Septimius' great in when, in 197, the Roman legions looted the royal palace at Ctesiphon and captured an enormous number of the city's inhabitants as slaves.
RS77582. Silver , 295, 744, 365, 101, 6372, VF, on a full , mint luster, , 2.843 g, maximum 19.5 mm, 0o, Rome mint, 202 - 210 A.D.; SEVERVS AVG, laureate right; MAX, walking left, wreath in right hand, frond in left hand; $150.00 (€133.50)
Parthian Empire, Orodes II, 57 - 38 B.C.
The severed of the Roman general Crassus was presented to Orodes II during a performance of Euripides' tragedy, The . It was used as a prop, carried by one of the actors in the play. In Rome it was said the poured molten gold into his mouth as a symbol of his thirst for wealth.WA72038. Silver , 45.21; 230; 366 var. (KP ); p.75, 51 (Orodes I); -, VF, , , some die wear, tiny defect outer left, 3.803 g, maximum 19.0 mm, 0o, Kangavar (Iran) mint, c. 55 - 44 B.C.; diademed left with short beard, torque ending with pellet, wavy hair covering ear, three diadem ends; BAΣIΛEΩΣ / BAΣIΛEΩN − APΣAKOY − EYEPΓET / ∆IKAIOY − EΠIΦANOYΣ − ΦIΛEΛΛHNOΣ, beardless archer (Arsakes I) seated right on throne, wearing and cloak, bow in extended right, K ( ) below bow, squared seven-line around; scarcer mint; $145.00 (€129.05)
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