Sep 11 – 16, 2022
University of Warsaw
Europe/Warsaw timezone

The coinage of the kings Attambelos IV and V of Characene (A.D. 54/5 – 73/4).

Sep 12, 2022, 9:20 AM
Auditorium Maximum - Hall A

Auditorium Maximum - Hall A

oral presentation S21. ANTIQUITY 1. SYRIA & ASIA


Patrick Pasmans (Royal Numismatic Society of Belgium )


The paper provides an up-to-date status of the research on the coinage of the Characenian kings Attambelos IV (A.D. 54/5 – 64/5) and Attambelos V (A.D. 64/5 – 73/4) in Mesene (southern Iraq). While most researchers are familiar with the bronze tetradrachms of Attambelos IV and V, this paper covers also the rare bronze drachms and the small change in lead of Attambelos IV as well as the Arabian imitations that were found. There are also new insights regarding the dates used on the coins and the countermarks on the tetradrachms.

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Patrick Pasmans (Royal Numismatic Society of Belgium )

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