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ID:     1970048
     [UNVERIFIED]
Type:     Ancient East
Region:     Parthia
Issuer:     Pacorus II
Date Ruled:     (A.D. 78-105)
Metal:     Silver
Denomination:     Tetradrachm
Struck / Cast:     Struck
Date Struck:     AD 78-79
Diameter:     26 mm
Weight:     14.15 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 Δ; circular border of pellets
Reverse Legend:     ΒΑΣΙΛΣΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΣΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΠΑΚΟΡΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΣΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΣΛΛΗΝΟΣ
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 ϘΤ; horizontal bar on throne back; in exergue, Greek letters off flan; seven-line Greek inscription (L73i); no border
Date On Coin:     390 ϘΤ
Mint:     Seleucia on the Tigris
Primary Reference:     Sellwood 73.9 (month off flan)
Reference2:     Shore 394 var. (date)
Photograph Credit:     Classical Numismatic Group
Source:     http://www.cngcoins.com/Coin.aspx?CoinID=130780
Special Comments:     PDC 57157
Grade:     VF, minor porosity.
Notes:     CNG E-Auction 197 (15 Oct 2008), lot 48.