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Arsakes I., 247-211 BC67 viewsAR dr., 4,24gr., 18mm; Sellwood 1.1, Shore 1, Sunrise 234;
mint: Mithradatkart, axis: 11h;
obv.: beardless bust, right, w/bashlyk, 2 ribbons in back, loose cap tie down the side of the neck; neck hair; earring;
rev.: archer, left, w/bow in right hand; two-line legend: APΣAKOY right, (A)VTOKPATORO(Y) left;

ex: David Sellwood Collection; Sellwood, The Coinage of Parthia, 1980, plate coin. (The New York Sale, Auction XXXIV, Baldwin's)
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Parthia: Arsakes I., 247-211 BC59 viewsAR dr., 4,09gr. 18mm; Sellwood 3.2, Shore 2var., Sunrise -- ;
mint: Mithradatkart/Nisa ?; axis: 12h;
obv.: beardless bust, left, w/bashlyk; lock of hair on forehead, bunch of hair in neck; earring;
rev.: archer, left, on backless throne, w/bow in right hand; one-line legend right field: APΣAKOY, letters KRNY left field;

ex: Triton XIII, ex: Todd Ballen coll., ex: Peus 376, ex: W. Derfler Collection, ex: Dr. Busso Peus, Auction 376, # 562.
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Arsakes II., 211-191 BC, Arsakes I (Assar)31 viewsAR dr., 4,08 gr, 17mm;
Sellwood 5.1, Shore 3 , Sunrise 240 (Arsakes I.),
mint: Hekatomphylos ? axis: 12h,
obv.: beardless bust, left, w/bashlyk, diadem w/knot and ribbons, loose cap ties; earring; relatively large, 'blind' bust;
rev.: archer, right, on backless throne; eagle at foot, right; one-line legend left field: APΣAKOY.
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Arsakes II., 211-191 BC, Artabanos I (Assar)35 viewsAR dr., 4,10gr, 16,7mm, Sellwood 6.1, Shore 4, Sunrise 241, 242 (Artabanos I.);
mint: Rhagai/Arsakeia ? Mithradatkart ? axis: 12h;
obv.: beardless bust, right, in bashlyk w/diadem, 1 bow, 2 ribbons; earring; loose cap ties down cheek; small bust, beautiful style;
rev.: archer, right, on backless throne, bow in left hand; eagle at foot right; one-line legend right: ARΣAKOY
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Arsakes II., 211-191 BC; Artabanos I. (Assar)42 viewsAR dr., 4,36gr., 18 mm, Sellwood 6.1var., Shore 4,
mint: Rhagai/Arsakeia ? axis: 12h,
obv.: beardless bust w/bashlik, diadem w/knot and 2 ribbons; earring; lock of hair on forehead; pointed nose, pointed bashlik;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow; eagle at foot right; one-line legend left field: ARΣAKOY
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Arsakes II., 211-191 BC; Artabanos I. (Assar)38 viewsAR dr., 3,96gr; Sellwood 6.1, Shore 4, Sunrise 243 (Artabanos I.)
mint: Rhagai/Arsakeia, axis: 12h;
obv.: beardless bust, left, w/bashlyk and diadem w/ribbons; fringe of hair on forehead, tuft in neck; large earring;
rev.: archer, right, on backless throne, w/bow in left hand; eagle at his feet right, 1-line legend left: APΣAKOY;

ex: Triton VII, ex: Bellaria Collection.
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Arsakes II., 211 - 185 BC; Artabanos I. (Assar)55 viewsAR dr., 4,7gr., 16,22mm;
Sellw. 6.1, Shore 4, Sunrise 242 (Artab. I.)
mint: Ragai Arsakia, axis: 12h;
obv.: beardless bust, left, w/bashlyk w/untied chin and neck straps and diadem tied in a bow behind head; med.-long hair over ear and 6 locks on forehead; beardless; earring ?;
rev.: archer, right, w/bashlyk, bow in left hand, seated on backless throne; on left side Greek inscription APΣAKoY; dotted border 12 - 14h and 6 - 7h;
at bottom of right field eagle looking left;

ex: CNG 103, lot 437; ex: Atrek hoard 1965 (IGCH 1978).
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Interregnal Issue (Bagasis?), 126 BC,128 viewsAR tdr., 15.88gr, 29,4mm; Sellwood 18.1, Shore --, Sunrise 273 (Artabanos II., 127-126BC);
mint: Seleukia, axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, right, w/diadem, knot and 3 ribbons; short hair, longer in neck, long beard; no jewelry visible; reel-and-pellet border 11 to 19h;
rev.: Demeter (?), seated, cornucopia in right arm, on outstretched left arm winged goddess (Nike?) offering diadem, rear leg of seat represented by kneeling winged figure; 2-line legend in 1+1 format: BAΣIΛEΩΣ APΣAKOY; exergual line;

ex: CNG 64
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Interregnal Issue (Bagasis), 126 BC 40 viewsAR tdr., 15,26gr., 29,4mm;
Sellw. 18.1, Shore - , Sunrise 273 (Artabanos II.);
mint: Seleukia, axis : 12h;
bare-headed, right, w/diadem, knot, and 4 ribbons; short hair longer in the neck, the neck portion framed by a braid, mustache, long beard; no jewelry visible; reel and pellet border 9 - 17h;
rev.: Demeter, seated on throne supported by winged Tritoness, holding cornucopia in left arm and receiving wreath from diminutive Nike on her outstretched right arm; 2-line legend BAΣIΛEΩΣ (right) APΣAKOV (left); exergual line;

ex: H. Berk, IL.
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Mithradates I., 171-138 BC, or Phriapatios , 185-170 BC(Assar)11 viewsAR dr., 3,49gr, 18,8mm; Sellwood 8.1 (Mithradates I.), Shore 5,6 (Mithradates I.), Sunrise 248 (Phriapatios);
mint: Hekatomphylos or Nisa; axis: 12h;
obv.: beardless bust, left, w/bashlyk and diadem w/loop and 2 ribbons; 2 or 3 forelocks; earring;
rev.: archer, right, on omphalos, w/bow; 1-line legend: APΣAKOY left field; exergual line;
surfaces slightly granular.

ex: Vienna, VA Coins Show
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Mithradates I., 171 - 131 BC,25 viewsAE chalkos, 2,64gr, 17mm; Sellwood 8.2, Shore 22, Sunrise --;
mint: Hekatomphylos, axis: 12h;
obv.: beardless bust, left, in bashlyk w/chin strap and neck guard; 3 forelocks; earring;
rev.: horse, right, prancing; legend above head: (A)PΣAK (OY)in mirror image;

ex: J. Jencek
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Mithradates I., 171-138 BC,16 viewsAR dr., 3,78gr, 20mm , Sellwood 9.1, Shore 7, 8, Sunrise 251, 252;
mint: Hekatomphylos or Nisa, axis: 12h;
obv.: beardless bust, left, w/bashlyk, diadem w/knot and 2 ribbons; 3 forelocks; earring, necklace w/2 opposing pellet finials; beaded border 7-11:30h;
rev.: archer, right, on omphalos, w/bow; 2-line legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ left, APΣAKOY right; exergual line.

ex: M&M Auction 29
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Mithradates I., 171-138 BC, 26 viewsAR dr., 4,04gr, 19,8mm; Sellwood 9.3, Shore: --, Sunrise: -- ;
mint: ?? , axis: 12h;
obv.: beardless bust, left, w/bashlyk, diadem and 2 ribbons; 3 forelocks, neck hair; earring and necklace; beaded border 12-16h;
rev.: archer, right, on omphalos, w/bow; 2-line legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ APΣAKOY; exergual line below which the monogram Σ
Possibly a forgery. A second coin exists with identical flan shape and die positioning. Obv. and rev. dies most likely identical as well.

ex: Münzen und Medaillen Auktion 29, # 2583.
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Mithradates I., 171-138 BC,23 viewsAR dr., 4,49gr, 20,4mm; Sellwood 10.1, Shore 12,13,
mint: Hekatopmhylos, axis: 12h;
obv.: beardless bust, left, w/bashlyk, diadem w/triangular loop and 2 ribbons, bashlyk w/2 neck straps and 3 in the back; hair fringe or ornamental cap edge; triangular eye socket; earring;
rev.: archer, right, on omphalos, w/bow; three line legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛOY
APΣAKOY; exergual line.

ex: Busso Peus Auction 386/387
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Mithradates I., 171-138 BC,23 viewsAR dr., 4,03gr, 19,6mm; Sellwood 10.1, Shore 12,13, Sunrise 254;
mint: Hekatomphylos, axis: 12h
obv.: beardless bust, left, in bashlyk w/2 chin straps and diadem w/knot and 2 ribbons; 3 forelocks; earring; not exactly a flattering portrait;
rev.: archer, right, on omphalos, w/bow in right hand; 3-line legend: (BA)ΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛOY AΣAKOY (sic);

ex: H. Hass, Germany
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Mithradates I., 171-138 BC,24 viewsAR dr., 4,03, 19,6mm; Sellwood 10.1, Shore 12, 13, Sunrise 254;
mint: Hekatomphylos, axis: 12h;
obv.: beardless bust, left, w/bashlyk tied under chin and diadem w/knot and bow, bashlyk squared off at top; 3 forelocks; not a flattering portrait either;
rev.: archer, right, on omphalos, w/bow in right hand; 3-line legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛoY AIΣAKoY; double strike;

ex: H. Hass, Germany
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Mithradates I., 171-138 BC,12 viewsAR dr., 3,09gr, 19,7mm; Sellwood 10.1, Shore 12,13, Sunrise 254;
mint: Hekatomphylos, axis: 12h;
obv.: beardless bust, left, in bashlyk w/2 chin straps, knot and 2 ribbons, 1 large and 2 small forelocks; smiling?
rev.: archer, right, w/bow in right hand, on omphalos; 3-line legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛOY ARΣAKOY;
both sides have rough surfaces, probably from removed horn silver.

ex: H. Hass, Germany
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Mithradates I., 171-138 BC,12 viewsAR dr., 3,92gr, 20,5mm; Sellwood 10.1, Shore 12,13, Sunrise 254;
mint: Hekatomphylos, axis: 12h;
obv.: beardless head, left, w/bashlyk and diadem w/bow and 2 ribbons; fringe of hair on forehead; earring ?;
rev.: archer, right, on omphalos, w/bow; 3-line legend: (BA)ΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛOY
APΣAKOY (2x retrograde Σ); exergual line.

ex: Triton XVI
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Mithradates I., 171-138 BC,12 viewsAR dr., 3,83gr, 20mm; Sellwood 10.2, Shore --, Sunrise --;
mint: uncertain, axis: 12h;
obv.: beardless head, left, in bashlyk w/chin straps, diadem w/knot and ribbons; fringe of hair; earring, necklace; prominent nose; worn die;
rev.: archer, right, on omphalos, w/bow in right hand; 3-line legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛOY APΣAKOY; in right field outside of legend the letter I, in exergue ε over M;

ex: Coincraft, London, UK
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Mithradates I., 171-138 BC,14 viewsAR dr., 4,12gr, 20mm; Sellwood 10.4, Shore 9, Sunrise --,
mint: Nisa, axis: 12h;
obv.: beardless head, left, in bashlyk w/2 chin straps, neck guard; diadem w/knot and 2 ribbons; 4 forelocks; fish eye;
rev.: archer, right, on omphalos, w/bow in right hand; 3-line legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛOY APΣAKOY, letter N in exergue, exergual line;

ex: Vienna, VA, Coin Show
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Mithradates I., 171-138 BC,13 viewsAR dr., 4,12gr, 20.2mm; Sellwood 10.6var.. Shore 15var., Sunrise --, possibly unique;
mint: Hekatomphylos, axis 11:30h;
obv.: beardless bust, left, in bashlyk w/chin straps, diadem w/ribbons; dotted border 5:30 to 12h; weak die, weak strike, lots of flow and strike lines;
rev.: archer, right, on omphalos, w/bow in right hand; 3-line legend: (B)ΛΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓΛΛOY ΛPΣΛKOY; under bow symbol resembling a note key;

ex: NB Numismatics, Belgium, ex: Pars Coins, ex: Baldwin Auction 1995, ex: Peus 388 (ex: R. Gonnella Collection).
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Mithradates I., 171-138 BC,16 viewsAR dr., 3,99gr, 20,3mm; Sellwood 10.9, Shore --, Sunrise 255;
mint: uncertain, axis:12h;
obv.: beardless head, left, in bashlyk w/chin straps, diadem w/2 ribbons; fringe of hair on forehead; complete dotted border;
rev.: archer, right, on omphalos, w/bow in right hand; 3-line legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛOY APΣAKOY; in left field symbol Θ in right field composite monogram;

in: Parthika.fr, Les Différentes Types;
ex: Busso Peus Auction 386/387.
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Mithradates I., 171-138 BC,18 viewsAR dr., 4,25gr, 18,5mm; Sellwood 10.9, Shore --, Sunrise --;
mint: uncertain, axis: 12h;
obv.: beardless bust, left, in bashlyk w/chin straps and neck guard, diadem w/knot and 2 ribbons; 4 forelocks; earring, necklace;
rev.: archer, right, on omphalos, w/bow in right hand; 3-line legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛOY APΣAKOY; exergual line.

ex: H. Hass, Germany
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Mithradates I., 171-138 BC,10 viewsAR dr., 3,3gr, 20,5mm; Sellwood 11.1, Shore 25;
mint: Hekatomphylos, axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem, knot, and 2 ribbons; medium long hair, long beard, earring;
rev.: archer, right, on omphalos, w/bow in right hand; 3-line legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛOY APΣAKOY;

ex: CNG E-auction
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Mithradates I., 171-138 BC,14 viewsAR dr., 4,01gr, 19,6mm; Sellwood 11.1, Shore 24;
mint: Hekatomphylos, axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, in diadem w/knot and 2 ribbons; earring and necklace ending in 2 pellets; medium long hair, long beard; complete reel and pellet border;
rev.: archer, right, on omphalos, w/bow in right hand; 3-line legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ (illegible) (M)EΓAΛOY APΣAKOY;

ex: Busso Peus Auction 386/387
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Mithradates I., 171-138 BC,20 viewsFourree dr., 3,96gr, 20mm; Sellwood 11.1var., Shore 24var., Sunrise --;
mint: uncertain, axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed head, left, w/diadem, knot and 2 ribbons; medium long hair, long beard; earring, necklace w/pellet finials; reed and pellet border 8-16h;
rev.: archer, right, on omphalos, w/bow in right hand; 3-line legend: BΛΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓΛΛoY ΛPΣΛKoY;

ex: M&M Auction 29
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Mithradates I., 171-138 BC,12 viewsAR dr., 3,89gr, 18,9mm; Sellwood 11.1, Shore 25, Sunrise --;
mint: Hekatomphylos, axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem, knot and 2 ribbons; medium long hair, long beard; eating, necklace w/opposing pellet finials; scarf; reed and pellet border 7-13h;
rev.: archer, right, on omphalos, w/bow in right hand, 3-line legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛOY APΣAKOY; exergual line;
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Mithradates I., 171-138 BC,11 viewsAR dr., 3,63gr, 18,2mm; Sellwood 11.1, Shore 24, Sunrise --;
mint: Hekatomphylos, axis 12:30h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem, knot, and 2 ribbons; medium long hair, long beard; earring, necklace w/opposing pellet finials, scarf; reed and pellet border 5 to 7h;
rev.: archer, right, on omphalos, w/bow in right hand; 3-line legend: BΛΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓΛΛOY ΛPΣΛKOY; exergual line;
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Mithradates I., 164 - 132 BC31 viewsAR dr., 3,45gr., 19,45mm;
mint: Nisa or Hekatomphylos, axis 12h;
Sellw. 11.1, Shore 24, Sunrise -;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem, knot, and 2 ribbons; med.-long cap like hair, mustache, and long beard tapering to a point; earring, necklace; scarf; reel and pellet border 7 - 12h;
rev: archer, right, on omphalos w/bow in extended arm; exergual line; 3- line legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛoY APΣAKoY; double strike;

ex: Baldwin’s Auction 100, lot 353 (3-coin lot), ex D. Sellwood Collection..
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Mithradates I., 164 - 132 BC43 viewsFourrée dr., 3,63gr., 20,45mm;
mint: Rhagai ?, axis: 12h;
Sellw. 11.1 type, Shore 24 type, Sunrise -;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem, knot, and ribbon; med.-long, cap like hair, long beard tapering to a point; earring, one-turn torque w/pellet ends; scarf; complete reel and pellet border; outside left monogr. of Rhagai?; 2 large and 3 small areas w/o silver leaf;
rev.: archer, right, on omphalos, w/bow in extended hand; exergual line; 3-line legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛoY APΣAKoY; 3 large and 5 small areas w/o silver leaf;

ex: Baldwin’s Auction 100, lot 353 (3-coin lot); ex: D. Sellwood Collection.
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Mithradates I., 164 - 132 BC52 viewsAR dr., 3,40gr., 19mm;
mint: Nisa or Hekatomphylos, axis: 12h;
Sellw.: 11.1, Shore 24, Sunrise -;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem, knot, and 2 ribbons; med.-long cap like hair, mustache, and long beard tapering to a point; beaky nose; earring, one-turn torque ending in pellets, 2 more pellets in the center; complete reed and pellet border;
rev.: archer, right, on omphalos, w/bow in extended hand; exergual line; 3-line legend: B,inverted A,ΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛo(Y) APΣAKoY;
dark cabinet tone;

ex: Baldwin’s Auction 100, lot 353 (3-coin lot), ex: D. Sellwood Collection.
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Mithradates I., 171-138 BC,23 viewsAR dr., 3,88gr, 20,6mm; Sellwood 11.2var., Shore --;
mint: Hekatompylos; axis:
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem and ribbon; medium long hair, long beard, complete dotted border; unusually small bust; tooled;
rev.: archer, right, on omphalos, w/bow in right hand; 3-line legend: BΛΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓΛΛOY ΛPΣΛKOY; exergual line; rev. image normal size;

ex: Peus Auction 388/389, ex: Sammlung R. Gonnella;
ex: Peus Auction 376, # 585;
in: Parthika.fr, Les Différents Types
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Mithradates I., 171-138 BC,9 viewsAR dr., 4,06gr, 20,5mm; Sellwood 11.2var., Shore --;
mint: unknown, Eastern? ; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem, knot and 2 ribbons; medium long hair, long, trimmed beard; necklace; reed-and-pellet border 9 to 17h,; small bust;
rev.: archer, right, on omphalos, w/bow in right hand; 3-line legend: BΛΣΛEΩΣ MEΓΛΛOY ΛPΣΛKOY; exergual line; rev. image regular size;

ex: Pegasi Numismatics
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Mithradates I., 171-138 BC,11 viewsAR dr., 3,6gr, 19,7mm; Sellwood 11.2, Shore --
mint: Ekbatana ?; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem, knot and 2 ribbons; medium long hair, long beard; earring, necklace; scarf?; dotted border 16 to 19h;
rev.: archer, right, on omphalos, w/bow in right hand; 3-line legend: BΛΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓΛΛoV ΛPΣΛKoV; exergual line;

ex: Classical Coins, Goleta, CA.
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Mithradates I., 171-138 BC,13 viewsAR dr., 3,68gr, 18,6mm; Sellwood 11.3, Shore 26;
mint: Nisa, axis: 12h;
AR dr., 3,68gr, 18.56mm;
Sellwood 11.3, Shore 26;
mint: Nisa, axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem and ribbons; necklace w/2 opposing pellet finials; laurel wreath border 10 to 16h;
rev.: archer, right, on omphalos, w/bow in right hand; 3-line legend: BΛΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓΛΛoY ΛPΣΛKoY; exergual line;

ex: Busso Peus Auction 386/387
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Mithradates I., 178 - 138 BC28 viewsAE dichalkous, 3,08gr., 17mm;
Sellw. 11.6, Shore 28;
mint: Hekatomphylos, axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem, knot and 2 ribbons; medium-long cap-like hair, medium-long beard; 2-layer necklace; complete reed-and-pellet border;
rev.: horse, right, prancing; 3-line legend starting behind the horse: BAΣIΛEΩΣ BAΣIΛEΩN (APΣAKOY).

ex: Vienna Coin Show, Vienna, VA
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Mithradates I., 171 - 138 BC;40 viewsAE tetrachalkous, 6,89gr, 17,7mm; Sellwood 12.10, Shore --, Sunrise --;
mint: Ekbatana, axis: 15h;
obv.: bare-headed, right, w/diadem and ribbons; helmet like short hair, long beard; in left field composite monogram; dotted border 6 to 14h;
rev.: Dioskuri galloping right; 2-line legend , one on top, one on bottom: BAΣIΛEΩ(Σ) APΣAK(OY);

ex: CNG eAuction 90; ex: Spink & Son;
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Mithradates I., 171-138 BC,13 viewsAR dr., 3,91gr, 19mm; Sellwood 12.3, Shore 29, Sunrise --;
mint: uncertain, axis: 5h;
obv.: bare-headed, right, w/diadem, knot and ribbons; medium long hair, long pointed beard; dotted border 7 to 14h;
rev.: archer, right, on omphalos, w/bow; 3-line legend: (B)AΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛ(OY) APΣAKoY;

ex: David Sellwood Collection (Baldwin's Auction 90).
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Mithradates I., 171-138 BC,12 viewsAR obol, 0,63gr, 0,8mm; Sellwood 12.5, Shore 31;
mint: Ekbatana axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, right, w/diadem and 1 ribbon; medium long hair, long beard; reel and pellet border 11 to 17h;
rev.: head, right, in bashlyk w/wide chin straps; prominent shoulder pad; visible legend: (BA)CIΛEΩ(C) MEΓA ... ;

ex: H. Hass, Germany
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Mithradates I., 171-138 BC,55 viewsAR tdr., 15,47gr, 16,6mm; Sellwood 13.2, Shore 35, Sunrise 260;
mint: Seleukia, axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, right, w/diadem; medium long hair, medium long beard; no jewelry visible; reel-and-pellet border 11 to 16h;
rev.: Herakles, left, w/club and lion skin, standing, holding cup; 4-line legend, two on each side: BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛOY APΣAKOY ΦIΛEΛΛHNOΣ in exergue composite symbol;

ex: CNG 66
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Mithradates I., 171-138 BC,11 viewsAR dr., 3,82gr, 16mm; Sellwood 13.6, Shore --, Sunrise 263;
mint: Seleukia, axis: 12:30h;
obv.: bare-headed, right, w/diadem, knot, and 2 ribbons; medium long hair; medium long beard; torque or necklace; reel-and-pellet border 11 to 13h;
rev.: Zeus (?), left, on throne, eagle on left arm, sceptre in right hand; 3-line legend staring on the right side: BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛOY APΣAKOY; exergual line, exergual monogram off flan;

ex: Busso Peus Auction 404/405.
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Phraates II., 138-127 BC, 15 viewsAR dr., 3,51gr, 20,6mm; Sellwood 16.1, Shore 42, Sunrise 269;
mint: Ekbatana; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem, knot and 2 ribbons; short hair w/end roll deep into neck, earring; cleaning scratches;
rev.: archer, right, on omphalos, w/bow in right hand; 2 lines of legend on either side of archer: BAΣIΛEΩ(Σ) MEΓAΛO(Y) APΣAKOY (Θ)EOΠATOPOΣ

ex: CNG 66 (ex: R. Bement, Jr collection)
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Phraates II., 138-127 BC, 8 viewsAR dr., 3,56gr, 18,9mm; Sellwood16.1, Shore 41 Sunrise 269;
mint: Ekbatana, axis: 12:30h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem, knot and 2 ribbons; mustache, short beard, short hair long in the neck; earring, necklace (?); dotted border 13 to 19h;
rev.: archer, right, on omphalos, w/bow in right hand; 3 lines of legend visible: BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛOY APΣAKO(Y) - ΘEOΠATOPOΣ off flan;
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Phraates II., 138-127 BC, 19 viewsAR dr., 3,84gr, 18,2mm; Sellwood 16.3, Shore 43, Sunrise 270;
mint: Ekbatana, axis: 12h;
bare-headed, left, w/diadem, knot and ribbon; short hair long in the neck, short curly beard, earring, 3-layer necklace (?); dotted border 8 to 14h, in right field letter A;
rev.: archer, right, on omphalos, w/bow in right hand; 4-line legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛoY APΣAKoY (Θ)EoΠAToPo(Σ); exergual line;
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Phraates II., 138-127 BC, 12 viewsAR dr., 3,86gr, 18,8mm; Sellwood 16.5, Shore --, Sunrise --;
mint: Rhagai, axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem, knot and 2 ribbons; short hair long in the neck, short beard; earring, necklace with opposing pellet ends; dotted border 11 to 16h; in right field monogram combined of letters R and A;
rev.: archer, right, on omphalos, w/bow in right hand; 4-line legend, 2+2 on sides: (BA)ΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛOY (A)PΣAKOY ΘEOΠATOPO(Σ); exergual line;

ex: H. Hass, Germany.
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Phraates II., 138-127 BC, 38 viewsAR dr., 3,61gr, 19,5mm; Sellwood 16.6, Shore 45, Sunrise 271;
mint: Nisa, axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed,left, w/diadem, knot and 2 ribbons; short hair long in the neck, short beard; earring, necklace; dotted border 8 to 14h; letters NI in right field;
rev.: archer, right, on omphalos, w/bow in right hand; 4-line legend in guide lines: BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛOY APΣAKOY ΘEOΠATOPOΣ, exergual line;

ex: David Sellwood Collection
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Phraates II., 138-127 BC, 9 viewsAR dr., 4,08gr, 18,5mm; Sellwood 16.9, Shore 49var., Sunrise --;
mint: Nisa; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem, knot and ribbon; short helmet like hair longer in the neck, short beard; necklace w/opposing pellet finials; dotted border 10 to 18; inside border the letters: NICAK;
rev.: archer, right, on omphalos, w/bow in right hand; 2+2 legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛOY APΣAKOY ΘEOΠATOPOΣ guide lines and exergual line;

ex: Busso Peus Auction 386/387.
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Phraates II., 138-127 BC, 13 viewsAR dr., 3,46gr, 19,7mm; Sellwood 16.11, Shore 50, Sunrise --;
mint: Tambrax; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem, knot and ribbon; short, helmet like hair, longer in the neck, short beard consisting of 2 rows of curls; earring, necklace w/opposing pellet finials; in right field letters TAM;
rev.: archer, right, on omphalos, w/bow in right hand; 2+2 legend: BAΣIΛEΩ(Σ) MEΓΛO(Y) APΣAKOY ΘEOΠATOPO(Σ); gide lines and exergual line;


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Phraates II., 138 - 127 BC,20 viewsAR dr., 3,97gr, 18,5mm; Sellwood 16.12, Shore 52, Sunrise --;
mint: Apamea-Rhagai ?, axis: 13h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem, knot and 1 broad ribbon; short helmet like hair long in the neck, short beard consisting of 2 rows of curls, another row down the cheek; earring, necklace of opposing pellet finials; dotted border 13 to 19h; inside border the letters AΠA;
rev.: archer, right, on omphalos, w/bow in right ? hand, 4-line legend in 2+2 format: BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛoY APΣAKoY ΘEoΠAToPo(Σ); guide lines and exergual line;

ex: David Sellwood Collection (Baldwin's Auction 90).
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Phraates II., 138-127 BC, 25 viewsAR dr., 3,87gr, 19,4mm; Sellwood 16.13, Shore 53, Sunrise --;
mint: Epardos; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem, knot and ribbon; short helmet like hair with curly fringe, longer in neck, short beard consisting of 2 rows of curls; necklace w/opposing pellet finials; dotted border 7:30 to 15h; in right field inside border the letters EΠA;
rev.: archer, left, on omphalos, w/bow in right hand; 2+2 line legend: BAΣIΛEΩ(Σ) MEΓAΛoY APΣAKoY ΘEoΠAToPo(Σ); gide lines and exergual line;

ex: David Sellwood Collection (New York Sale XXXIV), Sellwood 1980 ed. plate coin.
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Phraates II., 138-127 BC, 29 viewsAR dr., 4,01gr , 18,2mm; Sellwood 16.17, Shore 54, Sunrise --;
mint: Saramana ?; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem, knot and 3 ribbons; short, helmet like hair, longer in the neck, short beard, mustache, enormous eyebrow, no discernible jewelry; dotted border 8 to 13h; in right field inside border the letters Σ?A;
rev.: archer, right, on omphalos,W/bow in right hand; 2+2 line legend: (B)AΣIΛEΩ(Σ) MEΓAΛoV APΣAKoV ΘEoΠAToPo:; no guide lines, but exergual line;

ex: David Sellwood Collection (New York Sale XXXIV)
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Phraates II., 138-127 BC, 20 viewsAR tdr., 16,14gr, 28,62mm; Sellwood 17.1., Shore --, Sunrise 267;
mint: Seleukia, axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, right, w/diadem, knot and ribbons; short hair, longer in neck, short beard; small earring, no necklace visible; reel-and-pellets border 8 to 14h;
rev.: male bearded deity, left, on throne, w/cornucopia in left arm, on outstretched right arm winged goddess w/diadem; 4-line legend in 2+2 format: BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛOY APΣAKOY (N)IKHΦOPOY; below exergual line 2 composite monograms;

ex: David Sellwood Collection (New York Sale XXXIV, Baldwin's)
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Phraates II., 138-127 BC, 38 viewsAR tdr., 16,07gr, 29mm; Sellwood 17.1, Shore --, Sunrise 267;
mint: Seleukia, Axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, right, w/diadem, knot and 2 ribbons; short hair, longer in neck short beard; small earring, no necklace visible; reel -and-pellet border 16:30 to 14h;
rev.: male bearded deity, left, on throne, holding cornucopia in left arm, Nike (?) w/wreath on right extended arm; 4-line legend in 2+2 format: BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛOY APΣAKOY NIKHΦOPOY; 2 composite monograms below exergual line;

ex: CNG EAuction 150, ex: R. Winokur Collection; ex: CNG 54.
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Phraates II., 138-127 BC, 26 viewsAR tdr., 16,22gr, 30,06mm; Sellwood 17.1var., Shore --, Sunrise 268;
Mint: Seleukia; axis 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, right, w/diadem, knot and 2 ribbons; short hair, longer in neck, short beard; small earring, no necklace visible;
rev.: male bearded deity, left, on throne, on outstretched right arm winged goddess offering diadem, in left arm cornucopia w/grapes off the top; 4-line legend in 2+2 format: BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛOY APΣAKOY NIKHΦOPOY; below exergual line composite monogram, in left field outside legend second composite monogram;

ex: The New York Sale (Baldwin's).
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