top: ΒΑCΙΛΕΩC/ ΒΑCΙΛΕΩΝ /right: ΑΡCΑΚΟΥ/ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ/bottom:
ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ/ΔΥCTPOC / left: ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥC/ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟC/ with year field
between Tyche and Vardanes ΔNT
There is graffito on the obverse left field that appears to be ancient based upon the patina
and it appears to refer to "ROMA" as the inscription is in Latin script not Greek.
IRAN/PARTHIA; Vardanes I. Circa AD 40-47
AR Tetradrachm (14.16 gm; 28mm x 25mm) Seleukia mint, Dystros SE 354/February CE 43
Cf. Sellwood 64.14;
cf. Shore 350-351;
O: Diademed bust left, wart on forehead
R: Vardanes seated right, receiving palm from Tyche standing left, holding cornucopia.
Graffito highlighted above and as it appears without highlighting below
Posted by JG at 14:26