Tetradrachm - Hyspaosines

Features

Issuer Kingdom of Characene (Mesopotamia)
King Hyspaosines (141 BC - 124 BC)
Type Standard circulation coin
Year 122 BC
Value Tetradrachm
Currency Drachm
Composition Silver
Weight 16.30 g
Diameter 32 mm
Shape Round (irregular)
Technique Hammered
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 216508
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)

Obverse

Diademed head of Hyspaosines right.

Reverse

Herakles seated left on anvil-shaped seat, nude, holding with right hand a club set on his right knee flanked vertically by lettering, a monogram before his head, date in exergue.

Lettering: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΥΣΠΑΟΣΙΝΟΥ

Mint

Charax Spasinou, Characene, Iraq

Comments

This type is dated SE 190 on the coin, meaning this coin is dated about 1 or 2 years after the death of Hyspaosines.

Assar fig. 16. Alram 491.2. BMC Arabia pl. 54, 1 var.

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC
-122 

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