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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, Kamnaskires-Orodes, Mid 2nd Century A.D.

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GB14570. Bronze drachm, vant Haaff 12.3.1-2A; SGICV 5910 (Kamnaskires-Orodes III); BMC Arabia 28 p. 268, 71 ff. (Orodes II), VF, weight 3.397 g, maximum diameter 14.9 mm, obverse long bearded diademed bust facing, bunches of hair at sides and on top; to right, pellet inside crescent above anchor with double crossbar; reverse irregular dashes; SOLD


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.
GB72554. Bronze drachm, vant Haaff 14.6.1-3; BMC Arabia p. 272, 1 ff.; SGICV 5899, VF, clear reverse legend, encrustations, porous, weight 3.667 g, maximum diameter 14.9 mm, die axis 0o, 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 on shoulder with right hand, bow in left; SOLD


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

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GB14579. Bronze drachm, vant Haaff 14.3.1-1; BMC Arabia p. 278, 57; SGICV 5900 var. (wings spread), F, weight 2.503 g, maximum diameter 14.4 mm, die axis 0o, obverse bearded bust facing, wearing a two band diadem and tiara with two dotted crescents; pellet and crescent above an anchor right with one crossbar; reverse eagle standing left, wings closed, diadem in beak; rare; SOLD







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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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