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Vologases V of Parthia Silver Coin

Vologases V Parthian silver coin

Vologases V of Parthia Silver Coin

Vologases V of Parthia known in Armenian sources as Vologases II was king of Arsacid Armenia from to 180 to 191, and King of the Parthian Empire from 191 to 208. He was the son of Vologases IV (147–191).

Vologases V was attacked by the Roman Emperor Septimius Severus (193–211) in 195. Severus occupied Nisibis and plundered the Parthian capital Ctesiphon in 199, capturing many Parthians and selling them into slavery.

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Another version of a Vologases V of Parthia Silver Coin showing the reverse side

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Vonones II Parthian Silver Coin

  • Title:                        Vologases V of Parthia Silver Coin
  • Persian:                   بلاش‎
  • Date:                        180 – 191 CE
  • Museum:                Reza Abbasi Museum

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Photo Credits: 1) Reza Abbasi Museum [CC BY-SA 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons 2) Classical Numismatic Group, Inc. http://www.cngcoins.com [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html), CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/) or CC BY-SA 2.5 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5)], via Wikimedia Commons