Drachm - Phraates IV Sellwood Type 54
|Type||Standard circulation coin|
|Years||38 BC - 2 BC|
|Value||AR Drachm (1)|
Bare-headed bust left with royal wart, pointed beard; wearing diadem. Segmented necklet, eagle with wreath behind, star above crescent in front
Archer seated right on throne holding bow, below bow monogram
Lettering: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
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
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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|ND (38 BC - 2 BC)||Court at Rhagae|
|ND (38 BC - 2 BC) A||Ecbatana|
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