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ID:     754530
Type:     Ancient East
Region:     Parthia
Issuer:     Pacorus II
Date Ruled:     (A.D. 78-105)
Metal:     Silver
Denomination:     Drachm
Struck / Cast:     Struck
Diameter:     21 mm
Weight:     3.59 g
Die Axis:     11 h
Obverse Description:     beardless bust left wearing diadem and spiral torque with no visible end; no wart; hair in waves, earring visible; diadem pendants shown as three lines; circular border of pellets
Reverse Description:     beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; below bow, monogram [~]; seven-line Greek inscription (L73ii) but omits lambda in first two lines; no border
Mint:     Ecbatana
Primary Reference:     Sellwood 73.12
Reference2:     Shore 396
Reference3:     BMC Parthia pg. 195, 15 var. (legends)
Reference4:     MACW 665 var. (same)
Photograph Credit:     Classical Numismatic Group
Special Comments:     PDC 28926
Grade:     EF, toned.
Notes:     CNG Online Coin Shop, item 754530 (Apr 2005). Ex Bellaria Collection (Classical Numismatic Group 66, 19 May 2004), lot 809; Dr. Mesrop Abgarians Collection (Malter 55, 7 November 1993), lot 262.