Coin of Bagadates

Illustration

Antoine Simonin
by Classical Numismatic Group
published on 13 October 2014

Coin of Bagadates (Persian Bagdan), third or four frataraka ruler of Persis in the 3rd century BCE.

AR Tetradrachm.
Obverse: Diademed head of Bagadates right, wearing kyrbasia and pendant earring.
Reverse. Bagadates seated left on high backed throne, holding a cup and sceptre; in left field left: standard. Aramaic legend: bgdt /prtrk’/[zy ‘lhy’]/br/bgwrt (“Bagadat, governor by the grace of the Gods, son of Bagawart”)
BMC Arabia p. 195, 1.

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