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Elymais. Arsacid dynasty. Phraates (early-mid 2nd century A.D.)
van't Haaff 14.1.1-1C var. (tiara); De Morgan 33; BMC plate XLI, 22; Sear GICV 5898; Alram 474-476

AE drachm, 3.64 g., 16.83 mm. max., 0į

Obv: Bust facing forward, wearing tiara with two large pellets-in-crescent but without the border of the tiara, diadem band below tiara; to left, Greek legend ΦPA; to right, pellet in crescent above anchor with two crossbars at top; pellet border.

Rev: Artemis standing right, holding bow in one hand, plucking arrow from quiver with other hand, Greek legend BACIΛEVC on the left, ΠPAATHC (= Phraates) on the right (both reading inside-out).
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shanxi  [Nov 23, 2018 at 07:12 AM]
unusually good Artemis