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Phraatakes, 2 BC - 4 AD
BI tdr., 14,34gr, 28,9mm; Sellwood 57 type, Shore 314var., Sunrise 401 type;
mint: Seleukia; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/broad 3 layer diadem and 3 ribbons; medium-long hair in 3 waves, mustache, medium-long tapered beard; wart; multiple necklace; tunic/cuirass w/collar adorned by a suite of dashes; goddess in the right and left upper field; dotted border 8 to 12:30h;
rev.: king, left, seated on throne w/bow in right hand, the year AIT (= 1 BC) twice; 7-line legend: BACIΛEΩC BACIΛEΩN APCAK(OY) EVEPΓE(TOY) ΔIKAIOY (to be read from the outside!) (E)ΠIΦ ΦIΛEANOY - the inner left line breaks off in the middle to make room for a drape (?) over the throne back and is then continued after the first 3 letters of the outside line; exergual line.

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