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    Parthian King Crowned

    Trajan (AD 98-117). Orichalcum sestertius (33mm, 25.04 gm, 6h). NGC AU 4/5 - 3/5. Rome, AD 116-117. IMP CAES NER TRAIANO OPTIMO AVG GER DAC PARTHICO P M TR P COS VI P P, laureate and draped bust of Trajan right / REX PARTHIS DATVS, Trajan seated left on folding chair set on platforms, officer standing behind him; Trajan gestures toward Parthamaspates, who stands facing left toward figure of Parthia kneeling right. RIC 667. Woytek 594v. Brown patina with muted brassy highlights. An impressive piece illustrating Trajan's attempt to place a friendly "tame monarch" on the throne of Parthia, an effort that ultimately failed.

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    September, 2017
    7th-12th Thursday-Tuesday
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