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Vologases III. 105 - 147 AD
BI tdr., 11,85gr; 25,5mm; Sellw. 79.4var., Shore 406, Sunrise 445;
mint: Seleukia; axis: 12h; date: ΓΛY (121/122 AD);
obv.: head, left, w/tiara and 4-strand diadem, 1 hook-like loop and 3 ribbons; tiara w/row of dots and 4 single and 1 double upright hooks on crest; 1 lock of hair on temple, 2+2 curls below loop, mustache, short beard in 2 rows of curls; earring, 3-layer necklace; tunic/cuirass w/ornamental border; in right field a large Γ dotted border 11 to 14h;
rev.: king, left, on throne, receiving wreath or diadem from facing goddess w/turret crown (and beard?), long robe, holding staff/sceptre; between the heads the year ΓΛY; exergual line; 3 lines of legend legible: BACIA(EΩC) ΔIKAIO(Y) EΠIΦANOY(C), month and kingís name off flan;

ex: M. Vosper, UK.
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