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Title: Vologases I, Pakoros II and Artabanos III
Subtitle: Coins and Parthian History
Author(s): OLBRYCHT, Marek Jan
Journal: Iranica Antiqua
Volume: 51 Date: 2016
This article focuses on certain aspects of Parthian coinage under Vologases I (51-79) and Pakoros II (78-110). Most studies convey a picture of extreme political confusion in Parthia at the close of Vologases I’s reign to that of the beginning of Pakoros II’s. They also tend to clump together Vologases I, 'Vologases II', Artabanos III, and Pakoros II as though they were all rival kings, each striving to usurp the throne. Changes in the minting practice of the Arsacids were strictly connected with political transformations that were occurring in Parthia at that time. Any attribution of coin types along with an analysis of the nature of monetary issues depends on an accurate reconstruction of the political developments that effected them.