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ID:     BMC_Parthia_27-3
Type:     Ancient East
Region:     Parthia
Issuer:     Gotarzes II
Date Ruled:     (A.D. 40-51)
Metal:     Silver
Denomination:     Drachm
Struck / Cast:     Struck
Weight:     3.60 g
Obverse Description:     bust left with long rectangular beard wearing diadem and three-band spiral torque with no visible end; hair almost straight with earring visible; horizontal line (wart?) on brow; diadem pendants shown as three lines; circular border of pellets
Reverse Description:     beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; below bow, monogram [~]; seven-line Greek inscription (L65ii); no border
Mint:     Ecbatana
Primary Reference:     Sellwood 65.33
Reference2:     BMC Parthia, p.166, 38; plate 27, no. 3 (Gotarzes)
Photograph Credit:     BMC Parthia (Wroth, Catalogue of the Coins of Parthia)
Source:     http://parthia.com
Special Comments:     PDC 20485
Notes:     55.5 grains. Curr Collection: British Museum Provenance: Woodhouse gift