Drachm - Indeterminate King - temp. Khwasak - Kingdom of Elymais Arsacid Dynasty - Prince A

Drachm - Indeterminate King - temp. Khwasak - Kingdom of Elymais (Arsacid Dynasty - Prince A) -  obverseDrachm - Indeterminate King - temp. Khwasak - Kingdom of Elymais (Arsacid Dynasty - Prince A) -  reverse

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Features

Issuer Persian satrapies
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 210-215
Value AE Drachm (1)
Currency Parthian satrapies - Drachm (247 BC-224 AD)
Composition Billon
Weight 1.9 g
Diameter 13 mm
Shape Round
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 154012
Numista type number (https://numista.com)
References GICV# 5919
David R. Sear; 1982. Greek Imperial Coins and their Values - The Local Coinages of the Roman Empire. Seaby, London, United Kingdom.

Obverse

Diademed, bearded bust left.

Reverse

Artemis standing right with bow and arrow.

Comments

Sear GIC 5919
Mitchiner ACW 721


Second indeterminate king (de Morgan's Prince 'A')

Khwasak was at the beginning of the 3rd century AD, the Satrap of Susa under the Parthian king Artabanus IV.

Khwasak is known from a stela found at Susa. The function of the stela is unknown but it might have been a tomb stone. The stela shows Khwasak and the king, who is handing over the ring of power to Khwasak. The Parthian text informs us that the stela was set up in the year AD 215. Susa was most likely in the 2nd century more or less an independent state. The inscription on the stela demonstrates that the city became at the beginning of the 3rd century again part of the Parthian empire with Khwasak as governor under king Artabanus IV.

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC
ND (210-215) 

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