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PARTHIA/PERSIA, Mithradates II, ca.123-88 BC
AR dr., 4,09gr, 21,2mm; Sellwood 24.10, Shore 70, Sunrise --;
mint: Ekbatana or Rhagai, axis 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem, knot and 2 ribbons; short cap-like hair, mustache, medium-long beard; earring, torque w/griffin or horse finial; dotted border 9 to 14h;
rev.: archer, right, on omphalos, w/bow in right hand; 4-line legend beginning on left and forming square: BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛoY APΣAKoY EΠIΦANoY(Σ); exergual line;
iridescent "rainbow" tone;
a portrait of the young king who was probably the greatest of the Parthian rulers.
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Jay GT4  [Dec 26, 2017 at 04:26 PM]
Amazing coin and great toning!
*Alex  [Dec 27, 2017 at 01:36 PM]
Beautiful coin, great portrait.
quadrans  [Dec 29, 2017 at 10:03 AM]
Ohh, It is great...