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Drachm (Coin) Portraying King Phraate IV

A work made of silver.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of silver.

Date:

38-32 BCE

Artist:

Persian; Parthia

About this artwork

The front (obverse) of this coin portrays the Parthian King Phraate IV, facing left.

On the back (reverse) the legendary founder of the Parthian empire, King Arsaces, is portrayed as a kneeling archer in a field of Greek text.

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Arts of the Ancient Mediterranean and Byzantium

Artist

Iranian

Title

Drachm (Coin) Portraying King Phraate IV

Origin

Khorasan

Date

Struck 38 BCE–32 BCE

Medium

Silver

Dimensions

Diam. 1.9 cm; 3.72 g

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. William Nelson Pelouze

Reference Number

1923.1392

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