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Parthian Empire

This page includes coins of the Parthian Empire and Roman coins that refer to Parthia.

Click here to read about Parthia in the Historia Numorum and Numiswiki.
Click here for the "Parthian Calendar" article in Numiswiki. 
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Caracalla, 28 January 198 - 8 April 217 A.D.

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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 (victor over the Parthians, priest, tribune of the people for 4 years), trophy of captured arms, flanked by two captives seated facing outward and wearing pointed caps; $100.00 (€89.00)
 


Septimius Severus, 9 April 193 - 4 February 211 A.D.

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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 (€53.40)
 


Parthian Empire, Vologases III, 111 - 146 A.D.

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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.
GS77735. Silver drachm, Sellwood 78.4, Shore 413, Sunrise -, aVF, scratches, weight 3.494 g, maximum diameter 20.7 mm, die axis 0o, Ecbatana (Hamedan, Iran) mint, 111 - 146 A.D.; obverse bust right with long pointed beard, three waves in hair, diadem with three bands, loop and three ends, earring and wire necklet; reverse archer (Arsakes I) seated right holding bow, cross below legs, AT dot monogram below bow, no seat, seven line blundered Greek legend forming a square around; from the Butte College Foundation, ex Lindgren; $60.00 (€53.40)
 







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REFERENCES

Abgarians, M.T. & D.G. Sellwood. “A Hoard of Early Parthian Drachms” in NC 1971.
Alram, M. Iranisches Personennamenbuch: Nomina Propria Iranica In Nummis. Osterreichischen Akademie Der Wissenschaften. (Wien, 1986).
Assar, G.R.F. “Genealogy and Coinage of the Early Parthian Rulers, II” in Parthica 6, 2004.
Assar, G.R.F. “Genealogy and Coinage of the Early Parthian Rulers, II” in Parthica 7, 2005.
Assar, G.R.F. “A Revised Parthian Chronology of the Period 91- 55 BC” in Parthica 8, 2006.
Assar, G.R.F. “Recent Studies in Parthian History: Part II” in The Celator 15, No. 1, January 2001.
Busso Peus Sale 388, Sammlung Dr. Robert Gonnella, November 1, 2006. CNG Auction 36, Fred B. Shore Collection of Parthian Coins, December 5-6, 1995.
Fröhlich, C. Monnaies indo-scythes et indo-parthes, Catalogue raisonné Bibliothèque nationale de France. (Paris, 2008).
Nelson, Bradley R., ed., Numismatic Art of Persia. The Sunrise Collection, Part I: Ancient - 650 BC to AD 650. (Lancaster, PA, 2011).
Sear, David. Greek Coins and Their Values, Volume 2, Asia and Africa. (London, 1979).
Sear, David. Greek Imperial Coins and Their Values. (London, 1982).
Sellwood, D. An Introduction to the Coinage of Parthia. 2nd edition. (London, 1980).
Sellwood, D. “New Parthian coin types” in NC 1989.
Sellwood, D. “The End of the Parthian Dynasty” in NumCirc June 1990.
Shore, F. Parthian Coins and History: Ten Dragons Against Rome. (Quarryville, 1993).
Sinisi, F. Sylloge Nummorum Parthicorum, Volume VII: Vologases I - Pacorus II. (Wein, 2012).
Sylloge Nummorum Graecorum, Denmark, The Royal Collection of Coins and Medals, Danish National Museum. Vol. 7: Cyprus to India. (West Milford, NJ, 1982).
Wroth, W. A Catalogue of Greek Coins in the British Museum, Parthia. (London, 1903).

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