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Phraates IV AR Drachm, Parthia, About Extremely Fine, 38 - 2 B.C.E.

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PHRAATES IV AR DRACHM, 38 - 2 B.C.E.

Shore 280, Sellwood 52, About Extremely Fine, 18.7mm, 4.08 grams, Rhagae Mint

Obverse: Bust of king facing left, eagle in right field

Reverse: Archer seated to right holding bow, monogram in field

Supersharp with soft luster on quality metal. An excellent example!

During the Tannaic Period Parthia is the country known as Babylon in the ancient Jewish literature. Phraates IV ruled when Herod was king and about the time Hillel I the prince emigrated from Parthia to Judaea.


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