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Elymais: Orodes I., mid/late 1st cent. AD
AE tdr., 15,61gr., 27,44mm;
Vanít Haaff 11.1.1c (this coin), Alram p.146 #466, pl. 15, NB3;
mint: axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/2-strand diadem, loop and 2 ribbons; med.-long bushy hair brushed back over the ear, mustache, long tapering beard cut off at the end; earring, multi-layer torque ending in pellet; cuirass; in right field 2-crossbar anchor w/crescent and star above, in left field Aramaic or Pahlavi MLKí or part of it; dotted border 11 - 13h;
rev.: traces of small portrait surrounded by 4 lines of ĎGreekí originally being BAΣIΛEΩΣ YPΩΔHΣ;

plate coin in: Parthia.com, Coins of Elymais; P.A. Van't Haaff, Catalogue of Elymaean Coinage, p.92, 11.1.1-1c;

ex: Harlan Berk, Ill.; CNG 51, #647.
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Robert L3  [Dec 01, 2016 at 10:06 PM]
Wonderful example.