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Phraates IV., 38 - 2 BC
AR tdr., 15,29gr, 30mm; Sellwood 51 type, Shore 269, Sunrise 388;
mint: Seleukia; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed bust, left, w/ 4-layer broad diadem and 4 ribbons; medium-long hair in 4 waves, mustache, short beard; wart on temple; multi-turn torque w/sea-horse finial; dotted border 10 to 14:30h;
rev.: king, right, on throne, facing goddess offering palm branch in outstretched right hand while holding cornucopia in left arm; dot under throne seat, crescent above goddess; 7-line legend: BACIΛ(EΩC off flan) BACIΛEΩN (APCAKOV off flan) EYEPΓET(OY off flan) (ΔI off flan)KAIOY (the bottom line to be read rom the inside), EΠIΦΛNOYC ΦIΛEΛΛHNOC; exergual line; month in exergue illegible, between throne legs the year AΠC (281 Sel.= 32 BC).
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Robert L3  [Jul 11, 2015 at 12:21 PM]
Gorgeous coin with a great strike.
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