King of Parthia Medallion
£4,650 – £5,100
Authentic Parthian coin from 57-38 B.C. set in 18K yellow gold with bullet amethyst and citrine cabochons.
Handmade in Rome.
All Parthian tetradrachms, it is currently believed, were produced at the Seleucia mint. In place of the archer used on the reverse of silver drachms, these larger coins usually show other scenes such as the goddess Nike giving a diadem to the king. Around the scene are lines of inscription, which rarely fit entirely on the flan. The dynastic name (Arsaces) is found on almost every coin. In Greek Mythology, Nike was the GODDESS of speed, strength and victory. Also known as Winged Goddess, Nike is most often pictured as having wings.
- Ancient silver coin
- 18K Yellow Gold
- This piece is provided with a certificate of authenticity.
- Made in Italy
- Coin Ø 28mm
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Silver naturally tones over time to a soft to deepening grey, with brighter highlights on the raised surfaces of the design. This toning is highly coveted as it adds a touch of age and beauty to the coin’s details that only time can. DO NOT, under any circumstances, attempt to strip this patina. You may clean your coin bezel (the metal frame around your coin) only with a soft, non-abrasive polishing cloth. To remove skin oils and smudges from your silver treasure coin jewellery, use warm water mixed with non-citrus, plain dish soap and a soft-bristle tooth brush. Rinse it in clean water and use a soft, cotton towel to gently and completely dry.
Depicted on Coin
Obverse: Diademed bust of Orodes II left.
Reverse: King seated left, holding Nike and sceptre.
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