Parthian Empire, Vologases III, 111 - 146 A.D.
Vologases III claimed the throne near the end of the reign of Pacorus II. After Osroes' death he ruled most of Parthia. He had to cope with raiders and with usurpers in Iran, including Mithradates IV and Unknown King III. His coinage is perhaps the most common of all the Parthian rulers, indicating a long rule and vibrant economy.
References for this type are very specific regarding the archer's seat. The seat on Sellwood type 78.5 is a horizontal line, on 78.6 it is two dots, on type 78.7 it resembles Π. This variety, Sellwood 78.4, has no seat.GS71611. Silver drachm, Sellwood 78.4, Shore 413, Sunrise -, aEF, crowded flan smaller than the dies as invariable for the type, tiny edge cracks, contact marks, weight 3.712 g, maximum diameter 19.8 mm, die axis 0o, Ecbatana (Hamedan, Iran) mint, 111 - 146 A.D.; obverse bust right with long pointed beard, three waves in hair, diadem three bands, loop and three ends, earring and wire necklet; reverse archer seated right holding bow, cross below legs, AT dot monogram below bow, no seat, seven line blundered Greek legend forming a square around;
$105.00 SALE PRICE $95.00Caracalla, 28 January 198 - 8 April 217 A.D.
In 201, Osroene, a semi-autonomous vassal kingdom located in Mesopotamia, became the first state to adopt Christianity as its official religion. The independence of the state ended in 244 when it was incorporated in the Roman Empire.RS77027. Silver denarius, RIC IV 54b, RSC III 175 corr., SRCV II 6853, Choice VF, nice portrait, well centered, small flan cracks, weight 3.413 g, maximum diameter 19.8 mm, die axis 180o, Rome mint, 201 A.D.; obverse ANTONINVS PIVS AVG, laureate and draped bust right, from behind; reverse PART MAX PONT TR P IIII, trophy of captured arms, flanked by two captives seated facing outward and wearing pointed caps;
$100.00 SALE PRICE $90.00Septimius Severus, 9 April 193 - 4 February 211 A.D.
This type refers to Severus' victories over Parthia. Severus assumed the title "Parthicus Maximus," greatest of Parthian conquerors.RS70447. Silver denarius, RIC IV 176, RSC III 370, BMCRE V 118 (possibly a base metal counterfeit), aVF, uncleaned, weight 2.793 g, maximum diameter 19.2 mm, die axis 0o, Rome mint, 201 A.D.; obverse SEVERVS PIVS AVG, laureate head right; reverse PART MAX P M TR P VIIII, trophy of captured arms, flanked by two captives seated facing outward and wearing pointed caps;
$60.00 SALE PRICE $54.00
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