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Mithradates IV (c. A.D. 129 - 140)

ΜΙΘΡΑΔΑΤΗΣ

The inscription on the bronze Herakles discovered in 1984 shows that Mithradates IV was the father of Vologases IV.1

Click here to view the inscriptions on this king's coins.

See the genealogy chart.

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Notes:
1. See W. I. al-Salihi, Sumer 43 (1984), p. 219, and J. Black, ibid., p. 230.


Coins Attributed to Mithradates IV

The attributions and cataloging of Parthian coins used throughout this web site follow David Sellwood's An Introduction to the Coinage of Parthia (1980, 2nd edition) for consistency. The few exceptions to this policy are explained here.

Click on coin images to enlarge:

Sellwood Type 82

PDC 369Mithradates IV (c. A.D. 129 - 140)
AR Drachm, 3.7 g, 18 mm
Mint/ Ecbatana, undated
Obv/ bare-headed bust left with long, pointed beard wearing diadem with loop at the top and two ends; earring visible
Rev/ beardless archer seated right on throne holding bow, monogram 26 below bow; archer's seat omitted. Blundered Greek legend. Aramaic inscription on top line
Photo/by permission Steve Damario
-Sellwood 82.1
-Sear 5850


ObverseMithradates IV (c. A.D. 129 - 140)
AR Drachm, 3.76 g
Mint/ Ecbatana, undated
Obv/ bare-headed bust left with long, pointed beard wearing diadem with loop at the top and two ends; earring visible
Rev/ beardless archer seated right on throne holding bow, monogram 26 below bow; archer's seat omitted. Blundered Greek legend. Aramaic inscription on top line
Photo/ by permission Henri Delger, Old Roman Coins for Special Collectors
-Sellwood 82.1

ObverseMithradates IV (c. A.D. 129 - 140)
AR Drachm, 3.76 gm, 18 mm, die axis = 2h
Mint/ Ecbatana, undated
Obv/ bare-headed bust left with long, pointed beard wearing diadem with loop at the top and two ends; earring visible
Rev/ beardless archer seated right on throne holding bow, monogram 26 below bow; archer's seat omitted. Blundered Greek legend. Aramaic inscription on top line
Photo/ by permission Thomas K. Mallon, The Coins and History of Asia
- Sellwood 82.1
- Shore 425

72 dpiMithradates IV (c. A.D. 129 - 140)
AR Drachm
Mint/ Ecbatana, undated
Additional images/ [large obv & rev]
Obv/ bust left with short beard wearing double-banded diadem, segmented necklet with a medallion. Diadem has extra lines engraved on band
Rev/ archer seated right on throne holding bow, monogram 26 below bow; six line Greek inscription; left side inscription read from outside. Aramaic inscription on top line
Photo/ by permission Smithsonian Institution, National Numismatic Collection
- Sellwood 82.3

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