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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1979.428.547
People
Gotarzes II, Parthian (r. 38-51 CE)
Title
Tetradrachm of Parthia under Gotarzes
Classification
Coins
Work Type
coin
Date
46-47
Places
Creation Place: Ancient & Byzantine World, Asia, Parthia
Period
Roman Imperial period, Early
Culture
Parthian
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/179740
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Silver
Metal
AR
Technique
Struck
Dimensions
13.39 g
Die Axis
12
Denomination
tetradrachm
Date on Object
Year 358
State, Edition, Standard Reference Number
Standard Reference Number
Cf. BMC pp.162-163, nos. 11-20 (though AR)
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Unspecified Collection
Accession Year
1979
Object Number
1979.428.547
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Obv.: Bust of king l., with long pointed beard and hair in formal rows; lock of hair on forehead; wears diadem, spiral necklace, and cuirass.
Rev.: King, wearing loose trousers and a tunic, seated r. on throne, receiving crown held by r. hand ofTyche, who stands before him, l, wearing chiton and peplos; l. hand holds cornucopiae.

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