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Phraates II., 138-127 BC,
AR dr., 4,01gr , 18,2mm; Sellwood 16.17, Shore 54, Sunrise --;
mint: Saramana ?; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem, knot and 3 ribbons; short, helmet like hair, longer in the neck, short beard, mustache, enormous eyebrow, no discernible jewelry; dotted border 8 to 13h; in right field inside border the letters Σ?A;
rev.: archer, right, on omphalos,W/bow in right hand; 2+2 line legend: (B)AΣIΛEΩ(Σ) MEΓAΛoV APΣAKoV ΘEoΠAToPo:; no guide lines, but exergual line;

ex: David Sellwood Collection (New York Sale XXXIV)
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museumguy  [Sep 06, 2016 at 09:17 AM]
Interesting how the head of the archer on the reverse is pointed downwards. Wonder if there is any meaning behind this positioning.
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