Coins of Ancient Elymais (Elamais), Ancient Persia / Elam
The people of Elymais (also spelled Elamais) were descendants of Biblical Elam and the Elamites, and likely spoke or read Aramaic, as many Aramaic inscriptions were found in Elymais. A semi-independent state under rule of the Parthian kingdom of Persia from the 2nd century BC through the 3rd century AD, known as a culture of great archers. Their coins depicted a king, and were based on Greek drachms and tetradrachms. The engravers being mainly illiterate, usually only imitating inscriptions on the back of these coins.



Elymais, ancient Persia. Arsacid Dynasty. King Orodes I-III, c. 50-200 AD. Bronze drachm. Diademed, bearded bust of king left. Star within crescent and anchor symbol behind / Degraded legend. 17 mm, 3.25 g. ref: Sear GIC 5895v. ex-Joel Malter. #CP2038: $45


Elymais, ancient Persia. Arsacid Dynasty. King Orodes I-III, c. 50-200 AD. Bronze drachm. Diademed, bearded bust of king left. Star within crescent and anchor symbol behind / Degraded legend. 16 mm, 3.72 g. ref: Sear GIC 5895. ex-Joel Malter. #CP2040: $99


Elymais, ancient Persia. Arsacid Dynasty. King Orodes I-III, c. 50-200 AD. Bronze drachm. Diademed, bearded bust of king left. Star within crescent and anchor symbol behind / Degraded legend. 16 mm, 4.04 g. ref: Sear GIC 5895v. ex-Joel Malter. #CP2041: $45 SOLD


Elymais, ancient Persia. Arsacid Dynasty. King Orodes I-III, c. 50-200 AD. Bronze drachm. Diademed, bearded bust of king left. Star within crescent and anchor symbol behind / Degraded legend. 15 mm, 3.36 g. ref: Sear GIC 5895. Great detail, washed-out photo. ex-Frank S. Robinson, Albany, NY. #CP2030: $95


Elymais, ancient Persia. King Kamnaskires-Orodes, c. 180 AD. Bronze drachm. Diademed, facing bust of king, crescent moon and pellet above, anchor symbol to right / dashes on reverse. 16 mm, 3.66 g. ref: GIC 5910, Mitch-719v. Great detail, washed-out photo. ex-Frank S. Robinson, Albany, NY. #CP2034: $75


Elymais, ancient Persia. King Orodes III, c. 150 AD. Bronze drachm. Diademed, facing bust of king, crescent moon and pellet above, anchor symbol to right / Facing bust of the Greek goddess Artemis! Nice script around. 16 mm, 3.85 g. ref: GIC-5907. Great detail, Rare! ex-Frank S. Robinson, Albany, NY. #CP2031: $99

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Ancient Elymais, Persia. Large billon-silver tetradrachm
King Kamnaskires VI, 1st-2nd century AD.
Diademed, bearded bust of king left, star within crescent and anchor symbol behind / Degraded legend and crude bust of diademed king left. cf. Mitchener, ACE 706. 27 mm; 15.7 g. Item #914: $265
SOLD

Ancient Elymais, Persia. Large billon-silver tetradrachm
King Kamnaskires VI, 1st-2nd century AD.
Diademed, bearded bust of king left, star within crescent and anchor symbol behind / Degraded legend and crude bust of diademed king left. cf. Mitchener, ACE 706. 28 mm; 15.7 g. Item #105: $285
SOLD



Elymais, ancient Persia. King Kamnaskires-Orodes, c. 180 AD. Bronze drachm. Diademed, facing bust of king, crescent moon and pellet above, anchor symbol to right / dashes on reverse. 16 mm, 3.39 g. ref: GIC 5910, Mitch-719v. Excellent detail! Glossy dark patina. ex-Guildcraft, purchased 1991. #CP2037: $99 SOLD


Elymais, ancient Persia. King Kamnaskires-Orodes, c. 180 AD. Bronze drachm. Diademed, facing bust of king, crescent moon and pellet above, anchor symbol to right / dashes on reverse. 16 mm, 3.61 g. ref: GIC 5910, Mitch-719v. Amazing bright brassy patina! ex-Guildcraft, purchased 1991. #CP2039: $125 SOLD

Elymais, ancient Persia. Arsacid Dynasty. King Orodes I-III, c. 50-200 AD. Bronze drachm. Diademed, bearded bust of king left. Star within crescent and anchor symbol behind / Degraded legend. 16 mm, 3.35 g. ref: Sear GIC 5895. ex-Joel Malter. #CP2035: $35 SOLD

Elymais, ancient Persia. Arsacid Dynasty. King Orodes I-III, c. 50-200 AD. Bronze drachm. Diademed, bearded bust of king left. Star within crescent and anchor symbol behind / Degraded legend. 16 mm, 3.70 g. ref: Sear GIC 5895v. ex-Joel Malter. #CP2036: $45 SOLD

Elymais, ancient Persia. Arsacid Dynasty. King Orodes I-III, c. 50-200 AD. Bronze drachm. Diademed, bearded bust of king left. Star within crescent and anchor symbol behind / Degraded legend. 15 mm; 3.5 g. ref: Sear GIC 5895v. Nice light green to chocolate brown patina with copper highlights. VF. ex-Joel Malter. #V0084: $45 SOLD

Elymais, ancient Persia. Arsacid Dynasty. King Orodes I-III, c. 50-200 AD. Bronze drachm. Diademed, bearded bust of king left. Star within crescent and anchor symbol behind / Degraded legend. 16 mm; 3.2 g. ref: Sear GIC 5895v. Nice green/chocolate brown patina with copper highlights. VF. ex-Joel Malter. #V0083: $65 SOLD