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Drachm (Coin) Portraying King Orodes I

A work made of silver.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of silver.

Date:

57-37 BCE

Artist:

Persian; Parthia

About this artwork

The front (obverse) of this coin portrays the head of King Orodes I, with a star and crescent. The back (reverse) depicts the legendary founder of the Parthian empire King Arsaces to the right.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Arts of the Ancient Mediterranean and Byzantium

Artist

Iranian

Title

Drachm (Coin) Portraying King Orodes I

Origin

Khorasan

Date

Struck 57 BCE–37 BCE

Medium

Silver

Inscriptions

Reverse: ΒΑΣIΛEΩΣ ΒΑΣIΛEΩN AP ΣAKOY EUERΓETOV ΔIKAIOY EΠIΦANOYΣ ΦIΛEΛΛHNOΣ

Dimensions

Diam. 1.9 cm; 3.93 g

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. William Nelson Pelouze

Reference Number

1923.1393

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