Orodes II King of Kings of the Parthian Empire from 57 BC to 37 BC.
Orodes II as the king of the Parthian Empire from 57 BC to 37 BC.

He was a son of Phraates III, whom he murdered in 57 BC, assisted by his brother Mithridates. He married a Greek Princess from the Kingdom of Commagene, called Laodice

Orodes' son Pacorus was himself later killed by Ventidius in 38 BC. Orodes, who was deeply afflicted by the death of his gallant son, appointed his son Phraates IV successor, but was soon afterwards killed by him. Plutarch relates that Orodes understood Greek very well.
Orodes II
An AR Drachm struck 57-38 BC in Ecbatana
Obverse: bearded and diademed bust left, wart on forehead, torque ends in griffin, star left, crescent over star right

Reverse: archer seated on throne right, wearing balshyk and cloak, holding bow, anchor with trident-like end behind; BAΣIΛEΩΣ BAΣIΛEΩN APΣAKOY EYEPΓETOY ΔIKAIOY EΠIΦANOYΣ ΦIΛEΛΛHNOΣ, (TA)

Diameter: -
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Weight: 4 g
No notes for this coin
Shore 261, Sellwood 48.9, Sunrise 381, SNG Cop 96; BMC Parthia p. 91, 195
(2) Orodes II
An AE Drachm struck 100-150 AD in Susa | Seleukeia ad Hedyphon
Obverse: bearded head facing, wearing tiara; pellet inside crescent and anchor with double crossbar right

Reverse: dashes

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: -
No notes for this coin
vant Haaff 13.3.2-1A; BMC Arabia p. 262, 19; SGICV 5905