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Vonones II Parthian Silver Coin

Vonones II Parthian silver coin

Vonones II Parthian Silver Coin

Vonones II of Parthia (10 BC – 51 AD) was a Parthian prince who served as a King of Media Atropatene and briefly as King of the Parthian Empire. He was born and raised in the Parthian Empire and was elevated to the Parthian Kingship in 51 AD. His Kingship was brief, as after only a few months of being appointed he died and was succeeded by his son, Vologases I.

Tacitus described Vonones II as:

“he knew neither success nor failure which have deserved to be remembered to him. It was a short and inglorious reign”.

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Another coin of Vonones II showing the reverse side

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Vonones II Parthian Silver Coin

  • Title:                        Vonones II Parthian Silver Coin
  • Persian:                   ونن دوم‎,
  • Greek:                     Ονωνης
  • Date:                        51 AD
  • Museum:                Reza Abbasi Museum

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Iranian Proverb

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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 2.5 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5), 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