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Drachm - Vologases III Sellwood Type 78 - Ecbatana

Drachm - Vologases III (Sellwood Type 78 - Ecbatana) -  obverse Drachm - Vologases III (Sellwood Type 78 - Ecbatana) -  reverse

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Features

Country Parthian Empire
(Persia)
Type Common coin
Years 105-147
Value AR Drachm (1)
Metal Silver
Weight 3.7 g
Diameter 18 mm
Shape Round
Demonetized yes

Obverse

Bare-headed bust left with long, pointed beard wearing diadem with loop at the top and three ends; earring visible; border of dots; border of dots

Reverse

Archer seated right on throne holding bow; archer's seat represented as horizontal line; blundered Greek legend; monogram below bow

Lettering: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ

Translation:
BASILEOS BASILEON ARSAKOU EUERGETOU DIKAIOU EPIPHANOUS PHILELLENOS

ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ = king of kings

ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ = Arsaces

ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ = Benefactor

ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ = Just

ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ = Illustrious

ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ = Friend of the Greeks

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
ND (105-147) A Ecbatana

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