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ID number:  BIRBI-VAR0004
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Mithridates II; Uncertain mint
Denomination:  Drachm
Culture:  Parthian
Date made:  123-88 BC
Metal:  Silver
Diameter (cm):  2.00
Weight (g):  4.03
Axis (degrees):  0.00
Provenance:  Whitting 5898, A. H. Baldwin, 8th June 1968.
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Description:  Obverse: Bust of Mithridates II, facing l., bearded, wearing Parthian crown with seven-pointed star in crown; single pellet border Reverse: Archer, wearing Parthian headdress, seated, holding bow.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: None. Reverse: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙ+ΑΝΟΥΣ (Of the Great [and] Noble Arsacids, King of Kings)

Bibliography:  Sellwood Type 28/2.

3 Related People

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Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
Uncertain mint



Mithridates II
Parthian

88 BC
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