Seleucid Mintage: A Pattern for Parthian Coinage

J Intl, Humanities
2009 unpublished
Silver coins of Alexander of Macedonia, until the arrival of Parthians in the 1 st century BC, have been put in WDXRF in order to determin Ag, Cu, Pb and Au as major and trace elements for fineness, debasement and refinement of silver in ancient Persia. Seleucid kingdom from 4 th to 1 st century BC was succeeded by several dynasties and kings. But the chemical composition of their silver coins and their fineness shows there was no changes in technology and economic policy.