, 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, Rome 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, Rome 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, Vologases III, 111 - 146 A.D.
Vologases III claimed the throne near the end of the reign of Pacorus II. After Osroes' death, he ruled most of . He had to cope with raiders and with usurpers in Iran, including Mithradates IV and Unknown III. His coinage is perhaps the most common of all the Parthian rulers, indicating a long rule and vibrant economy.
References for this are very specific regarding the archer's seat. The seat on 78.5 is a horizontal line, on 78.6 it is two dots, on 78.7 it resembles Π. This variety, 78.4, has no seat.
GS77735. Silver , 78.4, 413, -, aVF, scratches, 3.494 g, maximum 20.7 mm, 0o, Ecbatana (Hamedan, Iran) mint, 111 - 146 A.D.; right with long pointed beard, three waves in hair, diadem with three bands, loop and three ends, earring and wire necklet; archer (Arsakes I) seated right holding bow, below legs, AT dot below bow, no seat, seven line blundered Greek forming a square around; from the Butte College Foundation, ex ; $60.00 (€53.40)
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