Drachm - Phraates - Kingdom of Elymais Arsacid Dynasty

Drachm - Phraates - Kingdom of Elymais (Arsacid Dynasty) -  obverseDrachm - Phraates - Kingdom of Elymais (Arsacid Dynasty) -  reverse

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Issuer Persian satrapies
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 100-150
Value AE Drachm (1)
Currency Parthian satrapies - Drachm (247 BC-224 AD)
Composition Billon
Weight 3.72 g
Diameter 16 mm
Shape Round
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 85135
Numista type number (https://numista.com)
References GICV# 5902,
David R. Sear; 1982. Greek Imperial Coins and their Values - The Local Coinages of the Roman Empire. Seaby, London, United Kingdom.
BMC Greek# 40-42-43-44-45
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.


Long-bearded bust of king facing left, wearing tiara decorated with pellet in crescent, diadem and earring; pellet in crescent and anchor behind bust. Dotted border.


Parallel dashes


King Phraates was son of Urud Malka (Orodes), who ruled around middle of the second century A.D.
Sear GIC 5902
Van’t Haaff Type 14.7.2-1.  p.127



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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
ND (100-150)  64% Bard-e Neshandeh mint
ND (100-150)  0% Bushire mint
ND (100-150)  0% Dizful mint
ND (100-150)  0% Masjid-i Suleiman mint
ND (100-150)  0% Shush mint
ND (100-150)  36% South West Iran mint

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