Tetradrachm - Meredates and Uiphoba

Tetradrachm - Meredates and Uiphoba -  obverseTetradrachm - Meredates and Uiphoba -  reverse

© M. A. de Longpérier - "Meredates, King of the Omani", The Numismatic Chronicle, 1863

Features

Country Omani people (Mesopotamia)
Year 142
Value 1 Tetradrachm = 4 Drachm (4)
Currency Drachm
Composition Bronze
Weight 13.99 g
Diameter 28 mm
Shape Round (irregular)
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 216544
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References Alram# 506
Michel Alram, Manfred Mayrhofer, Rüdiger Schmitt; 1986. Nomina propria Iranica in nvmmis : Materialgrundlagen zu den iranischen Personennamen auf antiken Münzen. Verlag der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, Vienna, Austria.

Obverse

Diademed and draped bust right, wearing tiara.

Reverse

Turreted and draped bust of Tyche right; YNΔ (date) below.

Lettering:
ΜΕΡΕΔΛΤ
ΒΛCΙΛΕΥC
ΥΝΔ
VΙΦΟΒΑ ΒΛCΙΑ
ΟΜΑΝ

Mint

Charax Spasinou, Characene, Iraq

Comments

References:
- Daniel T. Potts, "Araby the Blest: Studies in Arabian Archaeology", page 146;
- Monika Schuol, "Die Charakene: ein mesopotamisches Königreich in hellenistisch-parthischer Zeit", page 232;
- George Francis Hill, "Catalog of the Greek Coins of Arabia Mesopotamia and Persia", page ccxiii;
- William H. Scott, "Note on the Coins of Meredates and Uiphoba", The Numismatic Chronicle vol. 19, page 226;
- M. A. de Longpérier - "Meredates, King of the Omani", The Numismatic Chronicle, 1863.

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC
142  dated ΥΝΔ (SE 454 = 142 AD)

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