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Kingdom of Elymais

Elymais was the biblical Elam and home of the magi. With its capitol at Susa, it was a small kingdom in what is now Iran and Kuwait. The Kingdom of Elymais struck coins from the middle of the 2nd century B.C. until their defeat by the Sasanians in 227 A.D.


Kingdom of Elymais, Prince B, 3rd Century A.D.

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Elymais was the biblical Elam and home of the magi. With its capitol at Susa, it was a small kingdom in what is now Iran and Kuwait. The Kingdom of Elymais struck coins from the middle of the 2nd century B.C. until their defeat by the Sasanians in 227 A.D.
GB87419. Bronze drachm, vant Haaff 20.1, 1-1A, (type a); SGICV 5921; BMC Arabia p. 287, 2 ff. (Uncertain Kings), aVF, highlighting earthen deposits, tight flan, weight 3.133 g, maximum diameter 14.7 mm, die axis 0o, c. 180 - 220 B.C.; obverse forked bearded bust left, diadem with 2 bands, hair tuft on top tied with a ribbon ends flowing, hair tuft at back of head, anchor with pellet in crescent above to right; reverse Athena standing facing, her helmeted head right, spear in right hand, resting left on grounded shield; ex Nomos Obolos 10, part of lot 232; $35.00 (29.75)


Kingdom of Elymais, Kamnaskires-Orodes, Early - Mid 2nd Century A.D.

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Elymais was the biblical Elam and home of the magi. With its capitol at Susa, it was a small kingdom in what is now Iran and Kuwait. The Kingdom of Elymais struck coins from the middle of the 2nd century B.C. until their defeat by the Sasanians in 227 A.D.
GB87423. Bronze drachm, vant Haaff 12.3.1-2A2, e.; SGICV 5910 (Kamnaskires-Orodes III), BMC Arabia p. 268, 74 ff. (Kamnaskires), VF, dark patina with highlighting earthen deposits, weight 3.610 g, maximum diameter 16.2 mm, die axis 0o, obverse long bearded cuirassed bust facing, large tufts of upward-oriented hair at sides, wearing diademed tiara; to right, pellet inside crescent above anchor; reverse irregular dashes; ex Nomos Obolos 10, part of lot 232; $30.00 (25.50)


Kingdom of Elymais, Phraates, Early - Mid 2nd Century A.D.

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Elymais was the biblical Elam and home of the magi. With its capitol at Susa, it was a small kingdom in what is now Iran and Kuwait. The Kingdom of Elymais struck coins from the middle of the 2nd century B.C. until their defeat by the Sasanians in 227 A.D.
GB87420. Bronze drachm, vant Haaff 14.6.1-3; BMC Arabia p. 272, 1 ff.; SGICV 5899, aVF, dark green patina, highlighting earthen deposits, tight flan, small edge cracks, weight 3.550 g, maximum diameter 15.5 mm, die axis 0o, Early - Mid 2nd Century A.D.; obverse ΦPA, bearded bust left wearing tiara with pellet in crescent; pellet inside crescent above anchor with one crossbar right; reverse BACIΛEVC ΠPAATHC (blundered), Artemis standing right, not radiate, drawing arrow from quiver with right, bow in left; ex Nomos Obolos 10, part of lot 232; $25.00 (21.25)


Kingdom of Elymais, Orodes III, 2nd Century A.D.

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Elymais was the biblical Elam and home of the magi. With its capitol at Susa, it was a small kingdom in what is now Iran and Kuwait. The Kingdom of Elymais struck coins from the middle of the 2nd century B.C. until their defeat by the Sasanians in 227 A.D.
GB87421. Bronze drachm, vant Haaff 16.4.2-1A, b.; SGICV 5906 ff.; BMC Arabia p. 276, 44, VF, dark blue-green patina with highlighting buff earthen deposits, edge cracks, weight 3.259 g, maximum diameter 15.2 mm, die axis 0o, 2nd Century A.D.; obverse long bearded bust left wearing tiara ornamented with anchor; to right, pellet inside crescent above anchor with one crossbar; reverse parallel dashes; ex Nomos Obolos 10, part of lot 232; $25.00 (21.25)


Kingdom of Elymais, Orodes III, 2nd Century A.D.

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Elymais was the biblical Elam and home of the magi. With its capitol at Susa, it was a small kingdom in what is now Iran and Kuwait. The Kingdom of Elymais struck coins from the middle of the 2nd century B.C. until their defeat by the Sasanians in 227 A.D.
GB87422. Bronze drachm, vant Haaff 16.4.2-1A, a.; SGICV 5906 ff.; BMC Arabia p. 276, 44 ff., VF, dark brown patina with highlighting earthen deposits, weight 3.650 g, maximum diameter 16.1 mm, die axis 0o, 2nd Century A.D.; obverse long bearded bust left wearing tiara ornamented with anchor; to right, pellet inside crescent above anchor with one crossbar; reverse field of regular parallel dashes (large); ex Nomos Obolos 10, part of lot 232; $25.00 (21.25)







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REFERENCES

Alram, M. Iranisches Personennamenbuch: Nomina Propria Iranica In Nummis. Osterreichischen Akademie Der Wissenschaften. (Wien, 1986).
Hill, G.F. Catalogue of the Greek Coins in the British Museum: Arabia, Mesopotamia and Persia. (London, 1922).
Mitchiner, M. Oriental Coins: the Ancient and Classical World. (London, 1978).
Sear, D. Greek Imperial Coins and Their Values. (London, 1982).
van't Haaff, P.A. Catalogue of Elymaean Coinage, Ca. 147 B.C. - A.D. 228. (Lancaster, PA. 2007).

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