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Elymais. Arsacid dynasty. Unidentified King (uncertain dates)
van't Haaff 21.2.1-1 var. (facing left and dots on reverse); de Morgan --; BMC plate XLII, 22-25 var.; Sear GICV --; Alram --

AE unit (denomination undetermined), 1.90 g., 10.89 mm. max., 0

Obv: Bust facing left, side whiskers, hair tuft at back of head

Rev: Upturned crescent with dot above and below, all within wreath

According to van't Haaf, too few of these coins are known to determine their denomination. Further, on the few coins that were then known, too little detail on the obverse remained to obtain a complete description, other than that the bust faces right. There are now sufficient examples from which to do so. This coin is unusual in that the bust faces left. Those that were then known have three dots below the crescent and none above. Yet the type appears to be more common with one dot above and another below.
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quadrans  [Feb 17, 2018 at 04:28 PM]
Interesting piece..
Paul R3  [Feb 18, 2018 at 09:19 AM]
Nice find and great reverse.
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