Æ18 - Tiraios II

Features

Issuer Kingdom of Characene (Mesopotamia)
King Tiraios II (79 BC - 48 BC)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 60 BC - 49 BC
Currency Drachm
Composition Bronze
Weight 3.69 g
Diameter 17.78 mm
Shape Round (irregular)
Technique Hammered
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 311646
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)
References BMC Greek# 2
Reginald Stuart Poole; 1876. A Catalogue of the Greek Coins in the British Museum / Volume 2. Sicily. British Museum, London, United Kingdom.
And 26 more volumes.

Obverse

Head of Tiraios II right, diademed, bearded.

Reverse

Nike walking left, holding wreath with right extended hand, flanked vertically by lettering downwards.

Lettering: ΒΑΣΙΛεΩ ΤΙΡΑ

Translation: King Tiraios

Mint

Charax Spasinou, Characene, Iraq

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC
ND (60 BC - 49 BC) 

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