KINGS of PARTHIA. Vardanes II.
|Sale: Triton VII, Lot: 485. Estimate $200.
Closing Date: Monday, 12 January 2004.
Sold For $300. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.
55-58 AD. AR Drachm (3.73 gm). Ekbatana mint. Diademed bust left, short beard with semicircular bottom, no wart on forehead, earring visible, wavy hair, five ends to diadem tie / OL
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OXO[C], Arsakes I seated right on throne, holding bow; monogram below bow. Sellwood 69.13; Shore 384; BMC Parthia pg. 157, 34; MACW 659. EF. ($200)Ex Peus 326 (1-3 November 1989), lot 395.
Vardanes II was the son of Vologases I, possibly unseating his father for a short period. Other than his numismatic contribution to history, there is little known of him.