Gold Pendant with Parthian Silver Coin of King Mithradates IV

SKU FJ.1514
Circa

130 AD to 147 AD

Dimensions

1″ (2.5cm) wide

Medium

Silver

Origin

Afghanistan

Gallery Location

USA


 

This superb coin is a token of a mysterious interlude in the history of Parthia, the powerful eastern empire which challenged the might of Rome. Mithradates IV was a usurper to the throne whose reign is known chiefly through his coinage. Wearing this fascinating talisman, one of the few remaining clues from a dramatic life, we are reminded that time puts all things in perspective.

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