PHRAATES IV AR DRACHM, 38 - 2 B.C.E.
Shore 280, Sellwood 52, Choice VF, 18.5mm, 4.02 grams, Rhagae Mint
Obverse: Bust of king facing left, eagle in right field
Reverse: Archer seated to right holding bow, monogram in field
Very ATTRACTIVE and PERFECTLY CENTERED on quality metal!
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.