About this artwork
The front (obverse) of this coin depicts the Parthian king Phraates IV, facing left and wearing a diadem.
On the back (reverse), the king is shown seated on a throne; holding a bow in his rtight hand. The goddess Tyche stands before him.
- Currently Off View
- Arts of the Ancient Mediterranean and Byzantium
- Tetradrachm (Coin) Portraying King Phraates IV
- Iran (Minted in)
- Struck 38 BCE–3 BCE
- Reverse: BAEI[ΛΕWC] BAΣΙΛΕ[WN APCAKOY E]YEPΓE[TOY] [Δ]ΙΚΑΙΟΥ [Ε]ΠΙτΑΝΔΥΕ [τιΛ]ΕΛΛΗΝ[ΟC]
- Diam.: 2.8 cm (1 1/8 in.)
- Gift of William F. Dunham