SILVER PARTHIAN TETRADRACHM OF VOLOGASES IV, AD 151.

SILVER PARTHIAN TETRADRACHM OF VOLOGASES IV, AD 151.

250.00

Obverse: Bearded bust of Vologases IV facing left, wearing double banded diadem and tiara, B behind.

Reverse: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ / ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ / ΑΡΣΑΚΟY / OΛΑΓΑΣΟΥ / ΔΙΚΑΙΟY / ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟYΣ / ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ, king enthroned left, receiving a diadem from Tyche standing left, above, ΓΞΥ.

Sellwood: 84.11. [Seleucia on the Tigris, November AD 151].

Diameter: 29 mm. Weight: 12.7 g.

A stunning example of this relatively scarce ancient coin. The Parthians generally used silver drachms for day to day trade. The Parthian mint at Seleucia, however, produced base silver tetradrachms for use in transactions with foreigners, who preferred this denomination. A very boldly struck piece with deep old cabinet toning.

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