Parthian Empire, Vologases I, Shahanshah or King of Kings of Parthia 51-78 AD, Silver Drachm (3.79g, 21mm), Ekbatana mint 58-77 AD. Obverse: Diademed and draped bust of Shahanshah Vologases I facing to the left, “WL” in Aramaic above. Reverse: Arsaces I seated facing to the left, wielding bow forward, “AT” monogram below bow, legend in corrupted Ancient Greek surrounds, “◻️ΛCIΛCI[I] ◻️ΛCΙΛCΛN NIIΛN◻️[Υ] [ΔIVIIΓΕΤ◻️] ΔΙXΛI◻️[V] [I]ΠΙ+ΛΝ◻️V [+]ΙΛIΛΛΗX[◻️V]”. Sellwood-71.1; Shore-377. As well centred as possible for the oval flan, struck boldly in high relief, details Extremely Fine.
The corrupted Ancient Greek legend on the reverse reads “ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ” or “Basileús Basiléōn, euergetēs, díkaios, epiphanḗs, phílhellēn (phílos + hellēnismós)”, with an English translation of “King of Kings Arsaces, the benefactor, the just and honest, the illustrious and remarkable, friend of the Greeks”.