Historical Policies, Acts and Events
8a. REX PARTHVS.
Osroes I, ruler of Parthia, placed a king on the Armenian throne, Parthamasiris, an act which angered Trajan. What followed was a military action in which Trajan annexed Armenia, invaded Mesopotamia, and then conquered Parthia. When Parthamasiris, the Armenian king Parthia appointed, knelt before trajan and asked to be confirmed as king, Trajan declined and the soldiers attending cheered as Trajan declared Armenia a roman province.
This reverse depicts Trajan seated on platform with attendant. Parthamasiris kneels in front, soldiers stand all around..
Thsi coin is extremely rare and is pictured in Banti #99
Listed as RIC 669 rarity4
obv : IMP CAES TRAIANO OPTIMO AVG GER DAC PM TRP COS VI PP
rev: REX PARTHVS SC
translation: the Parthian king (represented kneeling to trajan and surrounded by soldiers)