Pakoros II

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by Mat, Jan 23, 2020.

  1. Mat

    Mat Ancient Coincoholic

    Coin buying has slow going so far for 2020 but I still manage to snag one now and then.

    I have eyed this Pakoros II for awhile and finally decided to accept the offer I was given instead of waiting for a cheaper one. Price was still fair when all was said and done.

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    Pakoros II (77/78 - 105 A.D.)
    AR Drachm
    O: Diademed bust of Pakoros II left with short beard and wearing a tiara with "hooks”.
    R: Archer (Arsaces) seated right on throne, wearing bashlyk and holding bow. 7 line retrograde legend: OΛIIΛEΛC OΛIIΛEΛN ΛPIΛNOV ΔIXΛIOV IVIIΓITO(V) IΠIΦΛNOVC ΦIΛIΛHNOC.
    23mm
    3.18g
    Ecbatana Mint
    Sellwood 77.8; Shore 399; Sunrise 434 (Pakoros I); SNP Pacorus II – Type VII
     
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  3. Bob L.

    Bob L. Well-Known Member

    An awesome pickup, Mat, with a nice, sharp obverse and a super rendition of a crested Parthian tiara. Well done.
     
  4. dougsmit

    dougsmit Member Supporter

    I particularly like the large flan that retains so much of the reverse legend. Mine is more normal and missing significant legend. Most of these are centered low on the obverse but yours still has all the beard even though it is centered low.
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