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ID:     BMC_Parthia_30-1
Type:     Ancient East
Region:     Parthia
Issuer:     Pacorus II
Date Ruled:     (A.D. 78-105)
Metal:     Silver
Denomination:     Tetradrachm
Struck / Cast:     Struck
Date Struck:     78 to 78
Weight:     10.52 g
Obverse Description:     beardless bust left wearing diadem and spiral torque with no visible end; four waves in hair cover ear, hair above diadem as vertical lines; no wart; behind head, Greek letter Α; circular border of pellets
Reverse Description:     male wearing diadem seated left on throne, extending right hand, grasping hilt of sword in left; to his left, Tyche stands right presenting diadem in right hand, holding scepter in left; above diadem, Greek letters ΘΠΤ; horizontal bar on throne back; in e
Date On Coin:     389 ΘΠΤ ΔΥΣΤΡΟ
Mint:     Seleucia on the Tigris
Primary Reference:     Sellwood 73.1
Reference2:     BMC Parthia, p.193, 1; plate 30, no. 1 (Pacorus II)
Photograph Credit:     BMC Parthia (Wroth, Catalogue of the Coins of Parthia)
Special Comments:     PDC 20541
Notes:     162.3 grains. Curr Collection: British Museum Prev collection: Lubicz