PHRAATES IV AR DRACHM, 38 - 2 B.C.E.
Sellwood 52, Sunrise 395, Choice Extremely Fine, 20.6mm, 4.06 grams, Mithradatkart Mint
Obverse: Bust of king facing left, eagle in right field
Reverse: Archer seated to right holding bow, monogram in field to right
A CHOICE example, LUSTROUS and well struck! One of the sharpest and best depictions of Arsakes on the reverse that we have seen.
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.