The Parthian Empire is a fascinating period of Persian history closely connected to Greece and Rome. Ruling from 247 B.C. to A.D. 228 in ancient
Persia (Iran), the Parthians defeated Alexander the Great's successors, the Seleucids, conquered most of the Middle East and southwest Asia, controlled
the Silk Road and built Parthia into an Eastern superpower. The Parthian empire revived the greatness of the Achaemenid empire and counterbalanced
Rome's hegemony in the West. Parthia at one time occupied areas now in Iran, Iraq, Turkey, Armenia, Georgia, Azerbaidzhan, Turkmenistan,
Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Pakistan, Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Palestine and Israel. King Phraates III of Parthia succeeded his father Sanatruces and ruled
the Parthian Empire from 70 to 57 BC.
Parthia. PhraatesIII. 70-57 BC. Silver Drachm set in a custom-made 18K Gold Ring. Total weight 19 gm. Condition Report: Coin is in extremely fine condition
and ring is in excellent condition.