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Phraates IV., 38 - 2 BC
AR dr., 3,83gr, 17,7mm; Sellwood 52.10, Shore 276, Sunrise -;
mint: Ekbatana; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed bust, left, w/ broad 3-layer diadem and 3 ribbons; medium-long hair in 5 waves, mustache, long beard bent back at the tip; necklace; wart on forehead; in right upper field eagle offering diadem; a very Eastern looking portrait from Ekbatana;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one hand and monogram below bow; 7-line legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ BΛΣIΛEΩN APΣAK(oV) ΔIKAIoV (E)VEPΓETo(V) (the 2 previous lines to be read from the inside) EΠIΦANoVΣ (ΦI)ΛEΛΛHN(oΣ);

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Robert L3  [Jan 07, 2018 at 02:48 PM]
Outstanding example of the transitional style approaching the empire's midpoint.
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