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Drachm (Coin) Portraying King Gotarzes II

A work made of silver.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of silver.

Date:

40-51

Artist:

Persian; Parthia

About this artwork

The front (obverse) of this coin portrays the head of King Gotarzes II, wearing a diadem. The back (reverse) depicts the legendary founder of the Parthian empire King Arsaces to the right.

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Arts of the Ancient Mediterranean and Byzantium

Artist

Iranian

Title

Drachm (Coin) Portraying King Gotarzes II

Origin

Khorasan

Date

Struck 40 CE–51 CE

Medium

Silver

Dimensions

Diam. 2.1 cm; 3.40 g

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. William Nelson Pelouze

Reference Number

1923.1394

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