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Drachm (Coin) Portraying King Orodes I

A work made of silver.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of silver.

Date:

57-37 BCE

Artist:

Persian; Parthia

About this artwork

The front (obverse) of this coin portrays the head of King Orodes I, with a star and crescent. The back (reverse) depicts the legendary founder of the Parthian empire King Arsaces to the right.

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Ancient and Byzantine Art

Artist

Iranian

Title

Drachm (Coin) Portraying King Orodes I

Origin

Khorasan

Date

Struck 57 BCE–37 BCE

Medium

Silver

Inscriptions

Reverse: ΒΑΣIΛEΩΣ ΒΑΣIΛEΩN AP ΣAKOY EUERΓETOV ΔIKAIOY EΠIΦANOYΣ ΦIΛEΛΛHNOΣ

Dimensions

Diam. 1.9 cm; 3.93 g

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. William Nelson Pelouze

Reference Number

1923.1393

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