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ID:     711102
Type:     Ancient East
Region:     Parthia
Issuer:     Pacorus II
Date Ruled:     (A.D. 78-105)
Metal:     Silver
Denomination:     Tetradrachm
Struck / Cast:     Struck
Date Struck:     AD 77-78
Weight:     17.17 g
Die Axis:     12 h
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 Β; 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 exergue, Greek letters ???; seven-line Greek inscription; no border
Date On Coin:     389 ΘΠΤ
Mint:     Seleucia on the Tigris
Primary Reference:     Sellwood 73.3-5 variant (Tyche has no sceptre; legend; month)
Reference2:     cf. Shore 394
Reference3:     cf MACW 663
Photograph Credit:     Classical Numismatic Group
Special Comments:     PDC 32370
Grade:     EF, toned, exceptional metal for issue
Notes:     Triton IX (9 Jan 2006), lot 1102. A superb example