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coin: Kamnaskires and Anzaze

Anzaze was a queen of the Elymais (a Parthian vassal kingdom in what is now Iran). She appears on coins together with king Kamnaskires III (about 82/81 BC to 75. BC following dates on the coins). They perhaps ruled together as on the coins she is called βασιλίσσης (the Genitive case of queen - βασίλισσα [basílissa]). Furthermore it was not common on Ancient coins that king and queens appear together, again supporting her special status.


  • D. T. Potts: The Archaeology of Elam, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge 1999, 399 ISBN 0-521-56496-4