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Tetradrachm of Characene, Attambelos I

Silver tetradrachm, 27mm, 9.55gm, issued 40/39 BC.

Obv: Diademed head right with long beard.

Rev: [B]AΣ[IΛEΩΣ] ATTAMHB[ΛOY] ΣΩTHPOΣ KAI EYEPΓETOY (ΓOΣ in ex.), Naked Herakles seated left resting club on knee.

References: Sear 6182.


This small quasi-independent kingdom on the delta of the Tigris and Euphrates rivers were subject to the Parthians.

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