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ID:     BMC_Parthia_8-10
Type:     Ancient East
Region:     Parthia
Issuer:     Unknown King II
Date Ruled:     (80-70 B.C.)
Metal:     Silver
Denomination:     Tetradrachm
Struck / Cast:     Struck
Weight:     15.68 g
Obverse Description:     bearded bust left wearing diadem, hair in four horizontal rows of curls covering ear; circular border of pellets
Reverse Description:     beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; below bow, Greek letter Β; no border; seven-line Greek inscription
Mint:     Seleucia on the Tigris
Primary Reference:     Sellwood 30.1
Reference2:     BMC Parthia, p. 38, 1; plate 8, no. 10 (Artabanus II)
Photograph Credit:     BMC Parthia (Wroth, Catalogue of the Coins of Parthia)
Source:     http://parthia.com
Special Comments:     PDC 20215
Notes:     242 grains. Curr Collection: British Museum Prev collection: Merzbacher