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Drachm - Phraates IV Sellwood Type 54

Drachm - Phraates IV (Sellwood Type 54) -  obverse Drachm - Phraates IV (Sellwood Type 54) -  reverse

Features

Country Parthian Empire
(Persia)
Type Common coin
Years (-38--2)
Calendar BC
Value AR Drachm (1)
Metal Silver
Weight 3.71 g
Diameter 19 mm
Shape Round
Demonetized yes

Obverse

Bare-headed bust left with royal wart, pointed beard; wearing diadem. Segmented necklet, eagle with wreath behind, star above crescent in front

Reverse

Archer seated right on throne holding bow, below bow monogram

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

Comments

The Parthian "king of kings" Farhad (Phraates) IV is shown wearing a royal headband (diadem).
Divine symbols of the moon crescent and star, and an eagle holding a royal headband, indicate the king is the rightful ruler who enjoys divine support.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
ND (-38--2)  Court at Rhagae
ND (-38--2) A Ecbatana

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Drachm - Phraates IV (Sellwood Type 54)