Parthian Empire, Vologases III, 111 - 146 A.D.
Vologases III claimed the throne near the end of the reign of Pacorus II. After Osroes' death he ruled most of . He had to cope with raiders and with usurpers in Iran, including Mithradates IV and Unknown III. His coinage is perhaps the most common of all the Parthian rulers, indicating a long rule and vibrant economy.
References for this are very specific regarding the archer's seat. The seat on 78.5 is a horizontal line, on 78.6 it is two dots, on 78.7 it resembles Π. This variety, 78.4, has no seat.GS71611. Silver , 78.4, 413, -, aEF, smaller than the dies as invariable for the , tiny edge cracks, contact marks, 3.712 g, maximum 19.8 mm, 0o, Ecbatana (Hamedan, Iran) mint, 111 - 146 A.D.; right with long pointed beard, three waves in hair, diadem three bands, loop and three ends, earring and wire necklet; archer seated right holding bow, below legs, AT dot below bow, no seat, seven line blundered Greek forming a square around; $105.00 (€93.45)
, 28 January 198 - 8 April 217 A.D.
In 201, Osroene, a semi-autonomous vassal kingdom located in , became the first state to adopt Christianity as its official religion. The independence of the state ended in 244 when it was incorporated in the Roman Empire.RS77027. Silver , 54b, 175 , 6853, VF, nice portrait, , small , 3.413 g, maximum 19.8 mm, 180o, Rome mint, 201 A.D.; ANTONINVS AVG, laureate and draped right, from behind; TR P IIII, of captured arms, flanked by two captives seated facing outward and wearing pointed caps; $100.00 (€89.00)
, 7 March 161 - 17 March 180 A.D.
In 165, the sued for peace after captured Artaxata, Seleucia on the , and Ctesiphon. The war began in 162, when invaded and . Unfortunately the victorious army returned bringing a pandemic known as the Antonine Plague, which significantly depopulated and greatly weakened the Roman Empire.RB73714. , 5010, 931 (obv ), 1289, 142-6/30, 120, 807, aF, scratches, , 22.894 g, maximum 32.5 mm, 315o, Rome mint, summer - Dec 166 A.D.; M AVREL ANTONINVS AVG ARM PARTH MAX, laureate right; XX IMP IIII , standing half right, nude to waist, hanging inscribed on tree; $75.00 (€66.75)
, 9 April 193 - 4 February 211 A.D.
This refers to Severus' victories over . Severus assumed the title "Parthicus ," greatest of Parthian conquerors.RS70447. Silver , 176, 370, 118 (possibly a base metal counterfeit), aVF, uncleaned, 2.793 g, maximum 19.2 mm, 0o, Rome mint, 201 A.D.; SEVERVS AVG, laureate right; , of captured arms, flanked by two captives seated facing outward and wearing pointed caps; $60.00 (€53.40)
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