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Object Number: 68-11-1
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Parthian
Seleucid
Provenience: Iran
Maker: Phraataces
Period: Seleucid Period
Date Made: 3 BC-4 AD
Early Date: -3
Late Date: 4
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Billon
Iconography:Tyche
Wreath
King
Phraataces
Outside Diameter:2.6cm
Credit Line:Museum Purchase, 1968

Description

Crudely cast billon forgery of a Parthian billon tetradrachm of Phraataces (3 B.C. to A.D. 4)
Reverse: Date IT 313 years (from beginning of Seleucid era 312 B.C.)
Device: Tyche of Seleucia handing wreath to seated king.
Inser.: Basileos Basileon Arsakou Euergetou Dikaiou Epiphanous Philhellenos.
Obverse: Portrait of Phrastaces.


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