Silver Coin of the Parthian King of Kings Farhad IV

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 24 October 2016

This coin (obverse) shows "King of the Kings" Farhad (Phraates) IV, reigned 38-2 BCE, in the presence of a goddess holding a horn of plenty (cornucopia); reverse, not shown. On Parthian coins, goddesses often present the king with a variety of divine and royal symbols, including a plam frond or a royal headband. Silver tetradrachm coin minted in Seleucia on the Tigris, modern-day Iraq, circa 35-34 BCE. (The British Museum, London).

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About the Author

Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
Associate Professor of Neurology and lover of the Cradle of Civilization, Mesopotamia. I'm very interested in Mesopotamian history and always try to take photos of archaeological sites and artifacts in museums, both in Iraq and around the world.

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Amin, O. S. M. (2016, October 24). Silver Coin of the Parthian King of Kings Farhad IV. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/5919/silver-coin-of-the-parthian-king-of-kings-farhad-i/

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Silver Coin of the Parthian King of Kings Farhad IV." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified October 24, 2016. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/5919/silver-coin-of-the-parthian-king-of-kings-farhad-i/.

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Silver Coin of the Parthian King of Kings Farhad IV." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 24 Oct 2016. Web. 03 Feb 2023.

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