Orodes II

$325.00

Silver Drachm.

The Parthian Kingdom rose from small beginnings to become a world power, rivaling even the Empire of Rome.

Orodes II: Executed his brother Mithradates III, who he conspired to take the throne from. His army gained a historic victory over the Romans. He eventually fell victim to his own son, who suffocated him.

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Description

Silver Drachm.

The Parthian Kingdom rose from small beginnings to become a world power, rivaling even the Empire of Rome.

Orodes II: Executed his brother Mithradates III, who he conspired to take the throne from. His army gained a historic victory over the Romans. He eventually fell victim to his own son, who suffocated him.

Additional information

Origin

Ancient Parthian Kingdom

Date

57 – 38 B.C.

Denomination

Drachm

Obverse

Orodes II, with diademed and cuirassed bust with short beard. Star before crescent back.

Reverse

Archer enthroned holding bow. Laodicea mint.