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Elymais Bronze Drachm - 147 BC
Elymais Bronze Drachm - 147 BC
Elymais Bronze Drachm - 147 BC
Elymais Bronze Drachm - 147 BC
Elymais Bronze Drachm - 147 BC

Elymais Bronze Drachm

147 BC

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$39.99
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$31.99
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Includes info cards and Certificate of Authenticity.

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Origin: Elymais was a small kingdom that existed along the Persian Gulf from 147 BCE to 224 CE. It was an independent state for most of its history, though it frequently fell under control of the Parthian Empire.

Though many coins of Elymais have been recovered, many aspects of the state still remain a mystery to historians. Its language, Elamite, has no known linguistic relatives and has not yet been fully translated. The culture of Elymais is mostly unknown as well, though it almost certainly had a heavy Greek and Parthian influence. The most complete record of the state is its kings, which were divided into the Kamnaskirid and Arsacid lines.

Coins of Elymais are modelled after the Greek system of currency, and these small bronze pieces are referred to as "drachms" by numismatists. The obverse side of these coins feature a portrait of a king next to an anchor, the symbol of Elymais. There are many different types of reverse designs, but they often show the Greek goddess Artemis surrounded by text.

Each includes a Certificate of Authenticity.

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Your order will include:

  • One bronze drachm of Elymais, various kings
  • Glass top leather display box
  • Detail card with relevant information about the relic
  • Certificate of Authenticity

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Frequently Asked Questions:

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When you buy from History Hoard, you can rest assured that each of your new relics has been thoroughly inspected under the careful eyes of an antiquities specialist. Only items that are 100% certain to be authentic get sent to our customers.

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Actually, many relics are able to be owned by anyone.

Typically, museums only want to display items that are either very rare or incredibly well preserved. This leaves many items that don't make the cut, and these are able to be owned by individuals.

While the items we sell aren't "museum grade," they still carry with them the same amount of history and uniqueness. Each relic was still hand made by a person, hundreds or even thousands of years ago.

One of our core values is not to damage or alter any of the artifacts we sell.

History needs to be preserved—after all, there is a limited amount of it that survives—but it is also something to be shared with the masses. For this reason, we put our relics in sturdy display cases that are safe to handle, but are mindful that someday the relic may need to be taken out again.

No glue or resin holds the items in place. Instead, we're developed our own method for holding the relics securely in their displays using pressure alone. In fact, any of our relics can be removed in their original condition by simply opening the display case.

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