Sep 11 – 16, 2022
University of Warsaw
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From SNP 2 to SNP 4: Challenges Encountered and Outcomes Gathered

Sep 14, 2022, 9:40 AM
Auditorium Maximum - Hall A

Auditorium Maximum - Hall A


Alexandra Magub (British Museum)


Published in 2020, Volume 2 of the SNP series examines coin production in the Parthian Empire during the reign of Mithradates II (c. 122/121–91 BC). Although the vast majority of Mithradates’ coinage is undated and the identification of many issuing mints obscure, research findings from SNP 2 demonstrate that silver and bronze coin production became increasingly centralised during this period of territorial expansion and consolidation. Work on SNP 4 has now commenced, with a focus on the coinage struck during the reigns of Mithradates III, Orodes II and Pacorus I between c. 57–38 BC – a period that is characterised by fraternal rivalry in the Arsacid ruling house and conflict with the Roman Empire. This paper will highlight some of the challenges encountered and findings gathered by the team based in the UK and US in their work on these two volumes.

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Alexandra Magub (British Museum)

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