|Issuer||Kingdom of Characene (Mesopotamia)|
Attambelos IV (54-64)
|Type||Standard circulation coin|
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)
BMC Greek# 3
Reginald Stuart Poole; 1876. A Catalogue of the Greek Coins in the British Museum / Volume 2. Sicily. British Museum, London, United Kingdom.
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Head of Attambelos IV to right, diademed, no beard; countermark on the neck.
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 (Dobbins# 1) before his head, letter below right arm (Dobbins# 3), date in exergue generally illegible.
Translation: King Attambelos, the savior and benefactor.
Coins are listed in the BMC Greek under Attambelos III; however, later finds attributed them to Attambelos IV.
Despite knowing the date should appear in exergue, most of the coins have the date off flan or illegible. However, the combinations of variety, monograms and letters can help refine the dating thanks to Dobbins study and classification.
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