Mithridates II (123-88 BC)
AE Chalkous. 1.2g, 12.5mm
MINTED: Rhagae mint, circa 123-88 BC
REF: Sellwood 28.14-5
OBVERSE: Long-bearded bust left wearing tiara with six-point star.
REVERSE: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ MEΓAΛOY EΠIΦANOYΣ, Nike standing right with wreath in outstretched right hand right, palm in left.
Ex Parthicus Collection
Fine. Attractive green patina with some earthen deposits.
Scarce small bronze issue.
Mithridates was one of the most successful of the Parthian kings, and during his rule, the Parthian kingdom rose to the status of a great power. He conquered Babylonia, Armenia, Characene, and Osrhoene, and sent envoys to negotiate agreements with both the Romans as well as the Chinese. He reigned for 36 years.
PARTHIAN EMPIRE . Mithridates II (123-88 BC) . AE Chalkous . *Pedigreed*
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