Copper Tetradrachm of Indo-Parthian King Orthagnes

12 Nov 2020  Thu

The Indo-Parthian Kingdom is also known as the Suren Kingdom, this kingdom was founded by the Gondopharid branch of the House of Suren. This dynasty ruled this kingdom from 19 CE to 226 CE. The Indo-Parthians ruled the part of eastern Iran, various parts of Afghanistan, and the north-eastern part of the Indian Subcontinent. Gondophares I was the founder of the Indo-Parthian kingdom.

Orthagnes was the ruler of Indo-Parthian was king of Indo-Parthian. He is also known by the name of Gondophares III Gudan. He was the successor of Gondophares. This copper Tetradrachm that weighs around 7.52g was issued by him during his rule in Indo-Parthian. The obverse of this coin depicts as ‘Bust of the king facing towards left’. The reverse of this coin depicts ‘winged Nike advancing right with wreath and palm and Kharoshti legend around’.

Image Courtesy: Todywalla Auction

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