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Two interesting coins from Elymais,
« on: November 24, 2019, 06:57:16 pm »
Two interesting coins from Elymais,

Elymais, van't Haaff 17.2.1-1b, Arsacid dynasty. Orodes IV. (2nd half of 2nd cent. A.D. (undated)), AE-Drachm, Female bust, left, (Artemis?), #1
https://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-158830



Elymais, van't Haaff 21.1-1, Unknown ruler, uncertain date, AE-Hemidrachm, Anchor, #1
https://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-158833




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Re: Two interesting coins from Elymais,
« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2019, 08:35:26 am »
Hello quadrans,

yes, they are interesting.  I particularly like the Orodes IV. facing series with the pretty lady on the reverse.  These kings must have been a frightful sight to behold - my absolute favorite villain is Kamnaskires-Orodes https://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-158544.

Your second coin is a small hemidrachm, diobol or obol (who is to tell?) from the very late years of the empire when die cutting was no longer a priority.

Great that you are interested in this somewhat neglected area of the Parthian empire.

Schatz

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Re: Two interesting coins from Elymais,
« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2019, 07:00:17 pm »
Hi, Schatz,

 Thank you for your kind words, I really appreciated... ;) :) +++

I'm interested in this kind of coin for a long time, the problem was I do not have any reference book for these coins,
 that was why I did not post earlier some of them.

Now, if I look in your Gallery and also the Bob (Robert L3) Gallery, I try to attribute them, (not always easy)... slowly I find some of them ...

I will post some soon...

Thank you help.  +++

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 Joe/Q.

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Re: Two interesting coins from Elymais,
« Reply #3 on: December 21, 2019, 11:06:03 pm »
Joe,

I am always happy to see Elymaian cons posted to the galleries. Stkp

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Re: Two interesting coins from Elymais,
« Reply #4 on: December 22, 2019, 01:45:59 am »
Thank you   ;) +++

Joe

 

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