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    Kingdom of Parthia. Mithradates II, 123-88 B.C. AR drachm minted at Rhagae. Diademed bust left of Mithradates II/Archer seated right. 4.14 g. Sellwood 27.1. AU55 ICG.
    Parthia, occupying modern Iran and neighboring lands, was a steadfast enemy of Rome for over 400 years. The usual reverse of her drachms depicts the founder of the dynasty, a chieftain named Arsakes, wearing the traditional helmet, the bashliq, and holding a bow, symbolic of the kingdom's power. The Parthians were excellent horsemen and archers.
    From the Collection of Dr. Joseph M. Seventko. (NGC ID# 28ZB, Variety PCGS# 100150, Base PCGS# 9946)

    Weight: 33.93 grams

    Metal: 91.67% Gold , 3% Silver , 5.33% Copper


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    July, 2002
    27th-30th Saturday-Tuesday
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