PARTHIA, Vologases III, 105-147 AD, drachm


PARTHIA, Vologases III, 105-147 AD, drachm, Ecbatana mint, Obverse: laureate head L with long, pointed beard with straight hair, head hair is gently waved and outlined on the bottom, Reverse: archer seated R, Greek legend around, A with dot between legs below bow, silver, 18mm, 3.69g, S78.4, XF+

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His reign had him confronting the Roman Emperors Trajan, Hadrian, and Antoninus Pius. First thing on his agenda was the revolt Of Osroes, who he was unable to put down for twenty years. Then an invasion by northern nomads, and the Kushans were expanding in Afghanistan. All in all, one of the more stable Parthian rulers.

Parthian coins were mostly silver drachms, along with some tetradrachms and small bronzes.

The Parthians were a tribe in northeastern Persia who took a shot in the 3rd century AD and founded a kingdom that took most of the territory from Iraq to Afghanistan away from their former Seleukid overlords.

“Ancient Coins” includes Greek and Roman coins and those of neighbors and successors, geographically from Morocco and Spain all the way to Afghanistan. Date ranges for these begin with the world’s earliest coins of the 8th century BC to, in an extreme case, the end of Byzantine Empire, 1453 AD.