Parthian Empire, Mithradates II, Drachm

This drachm depicts King Mithradates II of Parthia (123-88 BC) who was called "the Great" in Ancient Times already. He was the most significant of all Parthian kings, expanding his empire to its largest area.

Mithradates II was the first Parthian king to call himself shahanshah (King of Kings) on his coins, thus tying up with the Achaemenid kings. The reverse of our coin features Arsaces, the founder of the Parthian Empire.

Year of issue

ca. 100 v. Chr.