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Artabanos I. 127 -124 BC34 viewsAR dr., 3,67gr, 19,15mm; Sellwood type 22 var.; Shore 65, Sunrise --;
mint: unknown eastern, perhaps Areia or Traxiane; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/ diadem w/ ribbon; hair style resembling knitted cap, medium long, pointed beard; necklace or torque, no earring visible; dotted border 10 to 14h;
rev.: archer, right, w/bow in right hand, on omphalos, 4-line legend composed of dots in 2+2 format, illegible;

ex: Peus Auction 384/385;
also in: Parthia.com
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Artabanos I. 127-124 BC52 viewsAR dr., 4,1gr, 20,3mm; Sellwood 19.2var., Shore 58var., Sunrise --;
mint: Ekbatana (?), axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem, knot and 2 ribbons; short cap like hair in 5 waves, side lock (?), medium long beard; earring, multi-turn torque; eastern portrait (?); dotted border 9 to 13:30;
rev.: archer, right, on omphalos, w/bow in right hand; 4-line legend in 2+2 format: (B)AΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛOY APΣAKO(Y) ΘEOΠATOPO(Σ); exergual line;

ex: Pars Coins
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Artabanos I. 127-124 BC38 viewsAR dr., 3,39gr, 19,3mm; Sellwood 20.1; Shore 59; Sunrise 278 (Artabanos III, 126-122);
mint: Ekbatana, axis 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem, knot and ribbons; cap like short hair in 5 waves, long beard; earring with 3-pearl pendant, multiple-turn torque w/pellet finial; dotted border 9 to 14h;
rev.: archer, right, w/bow in right hand, on omphalos; 4 line legend in 2+2 format: BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛOY APΣAKOY,
ΦIΛAΔEΛΦOY;
AU condition;

Ex: Jean Elsen Auction V 70, ex: Peus Auction 370/371;
also in: Parthika.fr
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Artabanos I. 127-124 BC31 viewsAR dr., 3,59gr, 19,5mm; Sellwood 20.1, Shore 59, Sunrise 278;
mint: Ekbatana, axis 14:30h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem, knot and 3 ribbons, pellet on center ribbon; short, cap like hair, medium long, pointed beard; earring, multiple turn torque; dotted border 8 to 16h;
rev.: archer, right, w/bow in right hand, on omphalos; 4-line legend in 2+2 format: BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛOY APΣAKOY
(ΦIΛ)AΔEΛ(ΦOY);

ex: Classical Coins, Goleta, CA
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Artabanos I. 127-124 BC33 viewsAR dr., 4,16gr, 19,7mm; Sellwood 20.1, Shore 59, Sunrise 278 (Artabanos III, 126-122 BC);
mint: Ekbatana, axis 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem, knot and broad ribbon; short, cap like hair in 5 waves, long beard; earring, torque; cuirass;
rev.: archer, right, w/bow in right hand, on omphalos; 4-line legend in 2+2 format: BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛOY APΣAKOY
ΦIΛAΔELΦOY; exergual line;
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Artabanos I. 127-124 BC38 viewsAR dr., 3,32gr, 18,6mm; Sellwood 19.2var., Shore 58var., Sunrise --; PDC 5889 (this coin)
mint: Ekbatana (?), axis:
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem, knot and 2 ribbons; short, cap like hair in 5 waves, long beard, side lock(?); earring, necklace; strange, eastern(?) portrait; dotted border 8 to 14;
rev.: archer, right, on omphalos, w/bow in right hand; 4-line legend in 2+2 format: (B)AΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛOY APΣAKOY ΘEOΠATOP(O)Σ exergual line;

ex: CNG Triton XIII, # 545 (T. Ballen Collection); ex: Gorny & Mosch 155/156, #1547, ex: Gorny & Mosch 152, # 1501.
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Artabanos I. 127-124 BC36 viewsAR dr., 3.6gr, 19,9mm; Sellwood 19.2, Shore 58 (this coin), Sunrise --;
mint: Ekbatana or Rhagai(?), axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem, knot and 2 ribbons; cap like hair in 5 waves, long pointed beard; earring, 3-turn torque; dotted border 10 to 17h, test cut at 8h;
rev.: archer, right, on omphalos, w/bow in right hand, 4-line legend in 2+2 format: BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛOY APΣAKOY ΘEOΠATOP(OΣ);

plate coin #58 in: Fred Shore, Parthian Coins & History.
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Artabanos I., 127 - 124 BC40 viewsAR tdr., 16,02gr., 28,9mm;
Sellw. 21.2, Shore --, Sunrise 275-277var.;
mint: Seleukia, axis: 13h;
obv.: bare-headed, right, w/ diadem, knot, and 2 ribbons; short, cap-like hair, mustache, med.-long pointed beard; earring, multi-turn torque w/flattened end; cuirass; reel-and-pellet border 7 - 13h;
rev: goddess, left, on throne, cornucopia cradled in left arm and winged goddess w/diadem on extended right hand; right and left 2-line legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ APΣAKOV; below goddess’ right arm monogr. Θ, in outer left field composite monogr., in exergue HΠP (year 125 BC);

ex: CNG Auction 103, # 441.
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Artabanos I., 127 -124 BC;22 viewsAR tdr., 16,22gr, 20.54mm; Sellwood 21.4var., Shore --, Sunrise 275-277var.,
16,22gr, 20,54mm, undated issue;
mint: Seleukia, axis: 12:30h
obv.: bare-headed, w/diadem, knot and 2 wide ribbons; short, cap like hair, medium long beard; earring, torque ending in griffin(?); cuirass; complete barbell border;
rev.: Demeter (?) on throne, left, holding winged goddess on left outstretched arm, cornucopia in right arm; Nereid as left rear seat leg; 2 line legend in 1+1 format: BAΣIΛΩΣ APΣAKOY; below exergual line 2 composite monograms, in left outside field horse's head;

ex: CNG 63.
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Artabanos I., 127-124 BC12 viewsAR dr., 3,66gr; Sellwood 20.1, Shore 59; Sunrise 278 (Artabanos III. 126 to 122 BC);
mint: Ekbatana or Rhagai (?), axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem, knot and ribbons; short cap like hair in 5 waves, long beard, mustache; earring w/2-pearl pendant, multi-turn torque w/pellet finial (?); dotted border 9 to 12h;
rev.: archer, right, on omphalos, w/bow in right hand; 4-line legend in 2+2 format: BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛOY APΣAKOY ΦIΛAΔEΛΦ(OY); exergual line;

ex: CNG Sale 63.
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Artabanos I., 127-124 BC8 viewsAR dr., 3,09gr, 20mm; Sellwood 20.2, Shore 60, Sunrise --;
mint: Ekbatana, axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem and ribbons; short cap like hair in waves, medium-long beard; earring, multi-layer torque; dotted border 10 to 16h;
rev. archer, right, on omphalos, w/ bow in right hand; 4-line legend in 2+2 format w/ dividing lines in between; BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛOY APΣAKOY (Φ)ΛΛΛEΛΦo(Y) for: ΦIΛAΔEΛΦoY; exergual line;
plenty of horn silver on rev., apparently horn silver was removed from obv., thus the low weight;

ex: CNG EAuction 216, part of 6 coin lot.

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Mithradates II, 121 - 91 BC22 viewsAE tetrachalkous, 7,3gr., 22,3mm,
Sellw. 24.33, Shore 91var. (no obv. monogr.),
mint: Rhagai, axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem and 2 ribbons; medium-long, cap-like hair, mustache, long pointed beard, distinct eyebrow; multi-layer necklace;
rev.: horse, right, stepping, in square frame of 4-line legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛOY APΣAKOY (EΠIΦANOYΣ) , monogr. A above back;

ex: Vienna Coin Show, VA.
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Mithradates II, 121 - 91 BC15 viewsAR dr., 4,09gr, 21,2mm; Sellwood 24.10, Shore 70, Sunrise --;
mint: Ekbatana or Rhagai, axis 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem, knot and 2 ribbons; short cap-like hair, mustache, medium-long beard; earring, torque w/griffin or horse finial; dotted border 9 to 14h;
rev.: archer, right, on omphalos, w/bow in right hand; 4-line legend beginning on left and forming square: BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛoY APΣAKoY EΠIΦANoY(Σ); exergual line;
iridescent "rainbow" tone;

ex: Coin India
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Mithradates II, 121 - 91 BC10 viewsAR dr., 4,02gr, 22,1mm; Sellwood 24.16, Shore72, Sunrise --,
mint: Rhagai, axis: 13h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem, knot and ribbons; short cap like hair, mustache, medium-long beard; earring, multi-turn torque w/finial; cuirass; dotted border 10 to 16h; traces of monograms in right field (removed?);
rev.: archer, right, on omphalos,/w/bow in right hand; 4-line legend beginning left and forming square: BAΣIΛE(ΩΣ) MEΓAΛoY AI(sic)ΣAK(oY) EΠIΦAN(oYΣ) in guide lines;

ex: CNG Triton XIII (ex: T. Ballen Collection)
ex: Peus Auction 388 (ex: R. Gonnella Collection).
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Mithradates II, 121 - 91 BC14 viewsAR dr., 4,09 gr, 21mm; Sellwood 24.15, Shore --, Sunrise --;
mint: Rhagai, axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem and 2 ribbons; short cap like hair, mustache, medium-long beard; cuirass; complete dotted border, in right field monograms AP and ΛP, stacked;
rev.: archer, right, on omphalos, w/bow in right hand; 4-line legend beginning left and forming rectangle: BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛo(Y) AI(sic)ΣAK(oY) EΠIΦAN(oYΣ) in guide lines;

ex: B. Kritt
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Mithradates II, 121 - 91 BC14 viewsAR dr., 3,95gr, 19,5mm; Sellwood 24.14; Shore --, Sunrise --;
mint: Rhagai, axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem, knot and 2 ribbons; short cap like hair, mustache, medium-long beard; earring, torque; dotted border 10 to 16h; in right field composite monogram;
rev.: archer, right, on omphalos, w/bow in right hand; 4-line legend beginning left and forming square: BAΣIλEΩΣ MEΓAΛoV APΣAKoV EΠIΦANoY(Σ);

ex: Jean Elsen Auction V 69.
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Mithradates II, 121 - 91 BC,10 viewsAR dr., 3,87gr, 20,2mm; Sellwood 26.14, Shore 82, Sunrise --;
mint: Rhagai, axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem, knot and 2 ribbons; short cap like hair, mustache, long beard; earring, multi-turn torque w/griffin finial; cuirass; dotted border 9:30 to 15h; behind head composite monogram 20;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in both hands; 4-line legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛoY APΣAKoY EΠIΦAN(retrograde)(oY)Σ in left field outside legend the letter E;
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Mithradates II, 121 - 91 BC,15 viewsAR dr., 4,2gr, 20,9mm; Sellwood 26.4var., Shore 80, Sunrise --;
mint: Rhagai ?, axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem, knot and 2 ribbons; short cap like hair, mustache, long beard; earring, multi-turn torque w/griffin finial; dotted border 11:30 to 16h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in both hands; 4-line legend forming square: BAΣI&Lamda;EΩΣ MEΓAΛoY APΣAKoY EΠIΦANoYΣ exergual line; behind archer monogram 19;

ex: H. Hass, Germany
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Mithradates II, 121 - 91 BC,14 viewsAR dr., 4,07gr, 21,1mm; Sellwood 26.21, Shore --, Sunrise --;
mint: Rhagai; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem, knot and 2 ribbons; short cap like hair, mustache, long beard; earring, multi-turn torque w/griffin finial; dotted border 10 to 16h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in both hands; 4-line legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛoY APΣAKoY EΠII(sic)ANoYΣ; short exergual line; in right field outside legend the letter I;
in: Parthika.fr, Les Différents Types;

ex: H. Hass, Germany.
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Mithradates II, 121 - 91 BC,10 viewsAR dr., 4,05gr, 19mm; Sellwood 26 type, Shore --, Sunrise --;
mint: ? ; axis: 11h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem, knot and 2 ribbons; short cap like hair, mustache, long beard;
earring, multi-turn torque w/griffin finial; cuirass w/star on chest; dotted border 12 to 15h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne w/bow in one hand; 4-line legend forming square: BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛOY APΣAKOY EΠIΦANOYΣ exergual line; under bow composite monogram (K in a rectangle);
in: Parthika.fr, Les Différents Types;

ex: CNG eAuction 246.
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Mithradates II. 121 - 91 BC11 viewsAR dr., 3,69gr, 20,2mm; Sellwood 28.3var., Shore 97var., Sunrise 298var.;
mint: Ekbatana, axis: 12h;
obv.: head, left, w/tiara (iii, but w/8 point star) and diadem, 2 ribbons; mustache, long beard; earring, multi-turn torque w/ pellet finial; cuirass; complete bust;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow, 5-line legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ BAΣIΛEΩN MEΓAΛoY APΣAKoY EΠIΦANoYΣ exergual line;

ex: Guy Clark, VA.
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Mithradates II. 121- 91 BC11 viewsAR tdr., 15,64gr, 30,5mm; Sellwood 24.3var. (no palm branch), Shore 66, Sunrise --;
mint: Seleukia, axis 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem, knot and 2 ribbons; short cap-like hair, mustache, medium long beard, earring, multi-turn torque w/double pellet finial; complete dotted border;
rev.: archer, right, on omphalos, w/bow in right hand; 4-line legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓALOY APΣAKOY EΠΦANOY(Σ); below exergual line: TV;

ex: ArtCoins Roma, Auction 6.
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Mithradates II. 121- 91 BC17 viewsAR tdr., 15,9gr, 20,1mm; Sellwood 24.4, Shore 67, Sunrise 284;
mint: Seleukia, axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem, knot and 2 broad ribbons, short cap-like hair, mustache, medium long beard; earring, multi-turn torque; cuirass; complete dotted border;
rev.: archer, right, on omphalos, w/bow in right hand; 4-line legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛOY APΣAKOY EΠiΦANOYΣ palm branch in right field, below exergual line: TV;

ex: B. Kritt.
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Mithradates II. 121- 91 BC74 viewsAR tdr., 15,5gr, 31,7mm; Sellwood 24.5, Shore 68, Sunrise 282;
mint: Seleukia, axis: 12h;
onv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem, knot and 2 broad ribbons; short cap-like hair, mustache, long trimmed beard; earring, multi-turn torque w/triple pellet finial; cuirass or tunic w/ornamental border; complete dotted border;
rev.: archer, right, on omphalos, w/bow in right hand, behind back compound monogram #9, 4-line legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛOY APΣAKOY EΠIΦANOYΣ palm branch in right field; exergual line;

ex: Pars Coins
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Mithradates II. 121- 91 BC33 viewsAR tdr., 16,28gr, 29.9mm; Sellwood 24.3, Shore 66, Sunrise --;
mint: Seleukia, axis: 11:30
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem, knot and 2 broad ribbons; short cap-like hair, mustache, medium-long trimmed beard; earring, multi-turn torque w/pellet finial; cuirass; complete dotted border;
rev.: archer, right, on omphalos, w/bow in right hand; 4-line legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛOY APΣAKOY EΠIΦANOYΣ in right field, palm branch;
older type, not from the latest hoard;

ex: David Sellwood Collection (New York Sale XXXIV, Baldwin's).
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Mithradates II. 121- 91 BC 73 viewsAR tdr., 16,01gr, 29,9mm; Sellwood 23.2, Shore --, Sunrise 280 (Arsakes X., 122-121 BC);
mint: Seleukia, axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, right, w/diadem, knot and 2 ribbons; short cap-like hair in 5 waves, very short beard; earring, multi-turn torque; reel-and-pellet border 10 to 7h;
rev.: goddess (Demeter?) left, on throne, w/winged goddess offering diadem on outstretched right hand, cornucopia in left arm; 4-line legend in 2+2 format: BAΣIΛEΩΣ APΣAKOY EΠiΦANOYΣ (Φ)IΛEΛΛHNOΣ 2 symbols below exergual line: TV and composite monogram;

ex: David Sellwood Collection (The New York Sale XXXIV, Baldwin's).
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Mithradates II., 121 - 91 BC39 viewsAE chalkous, 1,79gr., 14,05mm;
Sellw. 26.29, Shore 493;
mint: Ekbatana, axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem and 2 ribbons; short cap-like hair, mustache, medium-long beard; earring, 3-layer torque ending in 2 pellets; cuirass; monogr. M in right field; complete dotted border;
rev.: bow in inclined case w/2 arrows framed by 4-line legend: BAΣIΛE(ΩΣ) (M)EΓAΛO(Y) (AP)ΣAKOY (EΠIΦ)ANO(YΣ)

ex: Vienna Coin Show, VA.
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Mithradates II., 121 - 91 BC31 viewsAR dr., 4,13gr, 20,3mm; Sellwood 28.4, Shore -, Sunrise --;
mint: Ekbatana, axis: 12h;
obv.: head, left, w/tiara iv and diadem w/knot and 2 ribbons; mustache, long beard; earring, torque w/2 consecutive pellets; cuirass; dotted border 6 to 10h; complete bust;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in right hand; 5-line legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ BAΣIΛEΩN MEΓAΛOY APΣAKOY EΠIΦANOYΣ exergual line;

ex: CNG Triton XIII (ex: T. Ballen Collection), ex: Busso Peus Auction 376;
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Mithradates II., 121 - 91 BC10 viewsAR dr., 4,11gr, 19mm; Sellwood 26 type, Shore --, Sunrise --;
mint: Eastern ?; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem and 2 ribbons; short cap like hair, mustache, long beard; earring, torque;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one hand; illegible legend consisting of dots and barbells;
contemporary forgery or Sakaraucan issue (Peus) ?;

ex: Busso Peus Auction 404/405, part of multi-coin lot.
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Mithradates II., 121 - 91 BC12 viewsAR dr., 3,66gr, 19,2mm; Sellwood 27.3, Shore 85, Sunrise --;
mint: Rhagai, axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem, knot and ribbons; short cap like hair, mustache, long beard; earring, multi-turn torque w/griffin finial; cuirass w/star on chest; dotted border 11:30 to 16:30;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in right hand; 5-line legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ BAΣIΛEΩN MEΓAΛOY APΣAKOY EΠΦANOYΣ short exergual line;

ex: W. Derfler, Germany.
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Mithradates II., 121 - 91 BC9 viewsAR dr., 3,98gr, 19,6mm; Sellwood 27.5, Shore 88, Sunrise --;
mint: Rhagai, axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem and ribbons; short cap like hair, mustache, long beard; earring, multi-turn torque w/animal finial; cuirass w/star on chest;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one hand; monogram 53 (?) behind back of throne; 5-line legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ BAΣIΛEΩN MEΓAΛOY APΣAKOY EΠIΦANOYΣ; short exergual line;

ex: H. Hass, Germany.
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Mithradates II., 121 - 91 BC24 viewsfourrée dr., 2,71gr, 18,6mm; Sellwood type 27;
mint: ?, axis 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem and 2 ribbons; short hair, mustache, long beard; earring, partial necklace; cuirass;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow; 5-line illegible script forming square;

most likely a contemporary Eastern forgery;

ex: H. Hass, Germany.
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Mithradates II., 121 - 91 BC13 viewsAr dr., 3,92gr, 19,43mm; Sellwood 28.3, Shore 97, Sunrise 298, 299;
mint: Ekbatana, axis: 12h;
obv.: head, left, w/tiara and diadem, 2 ribbons; mustache, long beard; earring, torque w/2-pellet finial; cuirass; nicely centered;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in right hand; 5-line legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ BAΣIΛEΩN MEΓAΛoY APΣAKoY EΠII(sic!)ANoY(Σ); exergual line;

ex: M. Breitsprecher, MN.
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Mithradates II., 121 - 91 BC15 viewsAR dr., 4,12gr, 19,8mm; Sellwood 28.3, Shore 97, Sunrise 298,299;
mint: Ekbatana, axis: 12h;
obv.: head, left, w/tiara iii and diadem w/2 ribbons; mustache, long beard; earring, necklace w/2 consecutive pellet finial; cuirass; very well centered portrait;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in right hand; 5-line legend: BΛΣIΛEΩΣ BΛΣIΛEΩ(N) MEΓΛΛoY APΣAKoY EΠIΦANoV(Σ); exergual line;
the legends are showing more and more Lambdas instead of Alphas,- a sign for the celators' fading command of Greek;

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Mithradates II., 121 - 91 BC16 viewsAr dr., 4,25gr, 19mm; Sellwood 28.2var., Shore 96var., Sunrise 297var.;
mint: Ekbatana; axis 12h;
obv.: bust, left, w/tiara (ii, but w/8-point star), diadem and 2 ribbons; mustache, long beard; earring, multi-turn torque w/griffin finial (instead of pellets); cuirass; dotted border 11 to 14:30h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne (has no back rest), w/bow in right hand; 5-line standard legend for type 28 but somewhat garbled; short exergual line;

ex: H. Hass, Germany.
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Mithradates II., 121 - 91 BC16 viewsAR dr., 4,21gr, 21,2mm; Sellwood 29.2var., Shore 103,104var., Sunrise 305 (Gotarzes I. 91 - 87 BC);
mint: Rhagai ?, axis: 12h;
obv.: head, left, w/tiara (variation of i and ii) and diadem w/knot and 2 ribbons; mustache, medium-long beard; earring, multi-turn torque w/single pellet finial; cuirass; dotted border 12 to 17h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in right hand; 6-line legend, 1 each at top and bottom, 2 on either side: BAΣIΛEΩΣ BAΣIΛEΩN; APΣAKoY ΔIKAIoY EVEPΓEToV KAIΦIΛEΛΛH(N); exergual line;
this is a first for the epithets ΔIKAIOΣ (just) and ΦIΛEΛΛHN (friend of the Greeks);

ex: S. Hagadorn, TX, ex: CNG eAuction 78.
also in: Parthia .com, Mithradates II., Sellwood type 29.
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Mithradates II., 121 - 91 BC18 viewsAR dichalkos, 5,68gr, 17,5mm; Sellwood 23.4, Shore 90, Sunrise --;
mint: Seleukia, axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem and ribbons; short cap like hair, mustache, medium long beard;
rev.: cornucopia; traces of legend in left field;

ex: G. Clark, VA.
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Mithradates II., 121 - 91 BC22 viewsAE dichalkous, 3,51gr., 19,07mm;
Sellw. 26.28var.(no obv. monogr.), Shore 92var.(no obv. monog.);
mint: Ekbatana, axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem; short cap-like hair, medium-long beard; multi-layer necklace; traces of monogr. M? dotted border 6:30 - 14h;
rev.: horse’s head, right, 4-line legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAOY (A)P(Σ)A(K)OY (EΠIΦA)NOY(Σ).

ex: Vienna Coin Show, VA.
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Mithradates II., 121 - 91 BC23 viewsAE chalkous, 1,3gr., 12,7mm,
Sellw. 23type, Shore 488,
mint: ?, axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, right, w/diadem and ribbon; medium-long, cap-like hair, long beard; dotted border 9 - 15h;
rev.: bow in case, framed by three-line legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ BAΣIΛEΩN APΣAKOY.

ex: Vienna Coin Show, Vienna, VA.
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Mithradates II., 121 - 91 BC21 viewsAE dichalkous, 2,02 gr., 15,95mm;
Sellw. 28.11, Shore 108 (this coin);
mint: Ekbatana, axis 12h;
obv.: head, left, w/tiara and ribbons, long ear flap and star on side; mustache, long beard, cuirass; dotted border 9 - 16h;
rev.: Nike walking, right, w/wreath and palm branch in extended hands, framed by 5-line legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ BAΣIΛEΩN MEΓAΛOY APΣAKOY EΠIΦANOY;

ex: CNG 90, #30,
CNG 36, #108

Shore plate coin: Fred B. Shore, Parthian Coins & History, Classical Numismatic Group, Inc., 1993, p. 95.
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Mithradates II., 121 - 91 BC52 viewsAR tdr., 15,43gr., 30,53mm;
Sellw. type 24, Shore 66-69var., Sunrise 281-285var.;
mint: Seleukia, axis: 12h
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem, knot, and 2 ribbons; short, cap-like hair, mustache, long full beard; earring, multi-turn torque w/flattened end; cuirass; complete dotted border;
rev.: archer, right, on omphalos w/bow in extended hand, exergual line, behind archer’s back mongr. ΔI; 4-line legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛOY APΣAKOY EΠIΦANOYΣ, monogr. TV in exergue;

ex: CNG Auction 386, #384.
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Mithradates II., 121 - 91 BC, 32 viewsAR dr., 3,83gr, 19,7mm; Sellwood 26.24, Shore 84, Sunrise --;
mint: Rhagai; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem, knot and 2 ribbons; short cap like hair, mustache, long beard; earring, multi-turn torque w/griffin finial; cuirass or tunic; dotted border 8:30 to 15:30h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in both hands; 4-line legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛoY (A)PΣAKoY EΠIΦANoYΣ short exergual line; under bow the letter A over the letter E;

ex: H. Hass, Germany.
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Mithradates II., 121 - 91 BC,12 viewsAR dr., 4,18gr, 20,3mm; Sellwood 28.5var., Shore 98var., Sunrise --;
mint: Rhagai; axis: 12h;
obv.: head, left, w/tiara (star has 7 points) and diadem w/knot and 2 ribbons; mustache, long beard; earring, torque w/single pellet finial; cuirass; complete bust;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in right hand; 5-line legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ BAΣIΛEΩN MEΓAΛoY APΣAKoY EΠIΦANoYΣ
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Mithradates II., 121 to 91 BC14 viewsAR dr., 3,98gr, 19,3mm; Sellwood 28 type, Shore --, Sunrise --;
mint: Rhagai ?, axis: 12h;
obv.: head, left, w/tiara (not in Sellwood's typology) and diadem w/knot and 2 ribbons; mustache, long beard; earring, multi-turn torque w/griffin finial; cuirass; dotted border 7 to13h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in right hand; 5-line legend: BΛΣIΛEΩΣ BΛΣIΛEΩN MEΓΛΛoY APΣAKoY EΠIΦANoYΣ
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Mithradates II., 121-91 BC12 viewsAR dr., 4,21gr, 19,8mm; Sellwood 28.1, Shore 95, Sunrise 296;
mint: Rhagai, axis: 12h;
obv.: bust, left, w/tiara (8-point star, 6 crescents between 2 rows of pellets), diadem, knot and 2 ribbons; long earflap; mustache, long beard; earring, multi-turn torque w/griffin finial ?; cuirass; dotted border 10 to 12h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in right hand; long empty sleeve ending in pellet; 5-line legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ BAΣIΛEΩ(N) MEΓAΛo(Y) APΣAKo()Y EΠIΦANo(YΣ); short exergual line.

The Sellwood 28.1 type for the first time shows a Parthian ruler with an ornate tiara. Sellwood identifies 7 different styles of this headgear, but there are variations of each of those.
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Mithradates II., 121 - 91 BC11 viewsAR dr., 4,04gr, 20,5mm; mix of Sellwood type 27 and 24.30 for monogram, Shore --, Sunrise --;
mint : Ekbatana ?, axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem and ribbons; short cap like hair, mustache, long beard; earring, multi-turn torque w/griffin finial; cuirass; monogram 101 ? behind head;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one hand; 5-line legend beginning on the left side: BAZIΛEΩΣ BAΣIΛEΩN MEΓAΛOY APΣΛKOY EΠIΦAN(OY)Σ

ex: CNG Triton XIII (ex: T. Ballen Collection), ex: Freeman & Sear Mail Bid Auction 12.
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Mithradates II., 121 - 91 BC10 viewsAR dr., 4,19gr, 19,1mm; Sellwood 28.1var., Shore 95var., Sunrise 296var.;
mint: ? axis: 12h;
obv.: bust, left, w/tiara (6-point star, row of 5 crescents and pellets between 2 rows of pellets), diadem, knot and 2 ribbons; long ear flap; earring, necklace ending in 2 vertical pellets; mustache, long beard; cuirass; dotted border 9 to 12h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in right hand; short empty sleeve; 5-line legend: BAΣIΛE(ΩΣ) BA(ΣI)Λ E(ΩN) (-------) ΛRΣAKo(Y) MEΓΛΛo(Y) - the Σ is represented by 4 dots, the A by Λ, one line makes no sense, the third line has moved to position 5;
the crude style and the corrupted legend make an Eastern mint probable;

ex: H. Hass, Germany.
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Mithradates II., 121 - 91 BC12 viewsAR dr., 3,88gr, 19,7mm; Sellwood 28.2, Shore 96, Sunrise 297;
mint: Ekbatana, axis: 12h;
obv.: bust, left, w/tiara (6-point star, 3 rows of pellets, solid crest line), diadem and 2 ribbons, long earflap; mustache, long beard; earring, multi-turn torque w/2 pellet finial; cuirass; dotted border 8 to 12h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne w/bow in right hand; long empty sleeve ending in point; 5-line legend: (B)AΣIΛEΩΣ BAΣIΛEΩ(N) (MEΓΛoY) ARΣAKoY EΠΦANoY(Σ); exergual line;

ex: M. Breitsprecher, MN.
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Mithradates II., 121 - 91 BC10 viewsAR dr., 4,11gr, 18,9mm; Sellwood 26 type, Shore --, Sunrise --;
mint: Eastern ?; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem and ribbons; short cap like hair, mustache, long beard; earring, multi-turn torque; dotted border 8 to 12h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one hand; 4-line blundered legend ; under bow a monogram resembling the mint mark of Rhagai;

ex: Pars Coins
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Mithradates II., 121 - 91 BC9 viewsAR dr., 4,23gr, 23,1mm; Sellwood 27.2, Shore 86, 87, Sunrise 297;
mint: Ekbatana, axis 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem and 2 ribbons; short cap like hair, mustache, long beard; earring, multi-turn torque w/finial; cuirass; dotted border 10 to 13h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in right hand; 5-line standard legend for Sellwood 27 types barely readable because of bad rev. strike;
unusually large flan, there are speculations that this is a festive issue;

ex: CNG Shop, ex: T. Ballen Collection;
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Mithradates II., 121 - 91 BC10 viewsAR dr., 4,15gr, 24,5mm; Sellwood 27.2, Shore 86,87, Sunrise 294;
mint: Ekbatana; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem, knot and ribbons; short cap like hair, mustache, long beard; earring, multi-turn torque w/griffin finial; cuirass; dotted border 7 to 14h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in right hand; empty sleeve ending in point just below throne seat; 5-line legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ BAΣIΛEΩN MEΓAΛOY APΣAKOY EΠIΦANOYΣ exergual line;
a very large flan, perhaps a special issue;

ex: H. Hass, Germany.
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Mithradates II., 121 - 91 BC7 viewsAR dr., 3,95gr, 18,5mm; Sellwood 28.3var., Shore 97var., Sunrise 298var.;
mint: ?, axis: 12h;
obv.: head, left,w/tiara (III, but solid instead of dotted lines and 8-point star) and diadem w/knot and 3 ribbons; mustache, long beard; earring, torque w/2 consecutive pellet finial; cuirass;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in right hand; 5-line legend: BΛΣIΛEΩΣ BΛΣ(I)ΛEΩN M:ΓΛΛoY APΣΛKoY (illegible);
the faulty legend and the very crude portrait point to a mint less accomplished than Ekbatana or Rhagai;

ex: Jean Elsen, Belgium, auction V 78;
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Mithradates II., 121 - 91 BC,10 viewsAR dr., 4,15gr, 20,3mm; Sellwood 26.7, Shore --, Sunrise --;
mint: ?, axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem, knot, 2 ribbons; short cap like hair, mustache, long beard; earring, multi-turn torque w/griffin finial; cuirass; dotted border 9 to 13h;
obv.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in both hands; 4-line legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ (M)EΓAΛoY APΣAKoY (E)ΠIΦANoY(Σ); monogram 63 behind throne; exergual line;

ex: H. Hass, Germany
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Mithradates II., 121 - 91 BC,7 viewsAR dr., 4,14gr, 20,8mm; Sellwood 26.16, Shore --, Sunrise --;
mint: Rhagai, axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem, knot and ribbons; short cap like hair, mustache, long beard; earring, multi-turn torque w/ griffin finial; cuirass; dotted border 10-14h; behind head inside border composite monogram; slight double strike;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in both hands; 4-line legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓΛoY APΣAKoY EΠiΦAN(retrograde)o(YΣ); short exergual line; outside of legend monogram C.
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Mithradates II., 121 - 91 BC,18 viewsAR dr., 4,1gr, 19,8mm; Sellwood 26 type, Shore --, Sunrise --,
mint: Eastern ?; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem, knot and 2 ribbons; short cap like hair, mustache, long beard (intricate hair detail); earring, multi-turn torque w/griffin finial; dotted border 9:30 to 11:30h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one hand; 4-line legend forming square: BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛOY APΣAKOY EΠIΦANOYΣ under bow composite monogram (K in rectangle);

ex: Pars Coins
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Mithradates II., 121 - 91 BC,12 viewsAR dr., 4,07gr, 20,8mm; Sellwood 27.1, Shore 85; Sunrise 293;
mint: Rhagai; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem, knot and 2 ribbons; short cap like hair, mustache, long beard; earring, multi-turn torque w/ griffin finial; cuirass; dotted border 8 to 16h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in right hand; very long empty sleeve; 5-line legend: (B)AΣIΛEΩΣ BAΣIΛEΩN MEΓAΛoY APΣAKoY EΠIΦANoYΣ;
with issue Sellwood 27 the title 'King of Kings' appears for the first time; also, the legends are becoming more and more sloppy - the celators seem to have particular difficulties cutting the letter B, the overly long horizontal bar of the letter Γ begins to appear frequently; the bottom line, here: 'MEΓAΛOY', must be read from the inside.

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Mithradates II., 121 - 91 BC,13 viewsAR dr., 4,06gr, 19,3mm; Sellwood 27.1, Shore 85, Sunrise 293;
mint: Rhagai; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem, knot and 2 ribbons; short cap like hair, mustache, long beard; earring, multi-turn torque w/griffin finial; cuirass; enormous bulbous nose; the portrait from this issue on shows an old man;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one hand; long sleeve (goes below seat); 5 - line legend: (B)AΣIΛEΩ(Σ) (B)AΣIΛEΩ(N) MEΓAΛoY APΣAKoY (EΠ)IΦANoYI(sic); short exergual line;

ex: Vienna, VA, Coin Show

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Mithradates II., 121 - 91 BC,10 viewsAR dr., 4,13gr, 19,9mm; Sellwood 27.3var.(the Σ), Shore --, Sunrise --;
mint: Rhagai; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem, knot and 2 ribbons; short cap like hair, mustache, long beard; earring, multi-turn torque w/griffin finial; cuirass; enormous bulbous nose;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in right hand; 5-line legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ BAΣIΛEΩN MEΓAΛoY APΣAKoY EΠIΦANoYΣ; short sleeve; exergual line;

ex: Spink, London, UK.
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Mithradates II., 121 - 91 BC,9 viewsAR dr., 4,13gr, 20,7mm; Sellwood 27.1, Shore 85, Sunrise 293;
mint: Rhagai; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem, knot and 2 ribbons; short cap like hair, mustache, long beard; earring, multi-turn torque w/griffin finial; cuirass; large nose;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one hand; long empty sleeve; 5-line legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ (B)AΣIΛEΩN MEΓAΛoY APΣAKoY EΠIΦANoYΣ; exergual line;

ex: H. Hass, Germany.
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Mithradates II., 121 - 91 BC,13 viewsAR dr., 4,1gr, 20,2mm; Sellwood 27.3var.(the Σ), Shore --, Sunrise --;
mint: ?; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, on throne, w/diadem, knot and 2 ribbons; short cap like hair, mustache, long beard; earring, multi-turn torque w/griffin finial; dotted border 6 to 11:30h; floating bust;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one hand; short sleeve; 5-line legend: (B)AΣIΛEΩΣ BAΣIΛE(ΩN) (M)EΓAΛoY APΣAKoY EΠIΦANoYΣ; exergual line;

ex: H. Hass, Germany
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Mithradates II., 121 - 91,12 viewsAR dr., 3,87gr, 20,5mm; Sellwood 26.2, Shore 78, Sunrise --;
mint: Ekbatana, axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem, knot and ribbons; short cap like hair, mustache, long beard; earring, multi-turn torque w/griffin finial; cuirass; dotted border 9:30 to 14:30;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow and arrow in one hand; 4-line legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛoY APΣAKoY EΠIΦANoY(Σ); symbol 18 in left field;
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Mithradates II., 121 to 91 BC10 viewsAR dr., 4,13gr, 21mm; Sellwood 27.1, Shore 85, Sunrise --;
mint: Ekbatana, axis: 12:30;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem, knot and ribbons; short cap like hair, mustache, long beard in 3 layers; earring, multi-turn torque w/griffin finial; cuirass; dotted border 5:30 to 16h; complete bust;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in right hand; elaborate bashlyk; long empty sleeve ending in pellet and reaching well below seat; 5-line legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ BAΣIΛEΩN MEΓAΛOY APΣAKOY EΠIΦANOYΣ exergual line;
a fine piece of craftsmanship;

ex: CNG eAuction 263.
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Mithradates II., 121-91 BC 14 viewsAR dr., 3,36gr, 18mm; Sellwood 24.10; Shore 69; Sunrise --;
mint: Eastern?, axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem, knot and 2 ribbons; short cap like hair, mustache, short beard; earring, torque w/ griffin or horse finial; cuirass or tunic; dotted border 10 to 17h;
rev.: archer, right, on omphalos, w/bow in right hand; 4-line legend beginning on left and forming square: BAΣIΛEΩZ (retrograde) (M)EΓΛΛoV ΛPΣΛKoV (E)ΠIΦΛNoY(Σ) (N and Y inverted); exergual line;

ex: David Sellwood Collection (Baldwin's 90)
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Mithradates II., 121-91 BC 11 viewsAR dr., 3,91gr, 18,8mm; Sellwood 24.20var., Shore 75, Sunrise --;
mint: Rhagai; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem, knot and ribbons; short cap like hair, mustache, short beard; earring, 3-turn torque w/griffin or horse finial; cuirass or tunic; dotted border 10:30 to 14h; in right field composite monogram 15;
rev.: archer, right, on ophalos, w/bow in right hand; 4-line legend beginning left and forming square, guide lines: BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛoY APΣAKoY EΠIΦANoY(Σ); monogram 15 behind archer's back, monogram 10 in exergue;

ex: Jean Elsen, Belgium.
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Mithradates II., 121-91 BC 10 viewsAR dr., 4,29gr, 21,4mm; Sellwood 24.10, Shore 70, Sunrise --;
mint: Ekbatana or Rhagai, axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem, knot and 2 broad ribbons; short cap-like hair, mustache, medium-long beard, earring, multi-turn torque w/griffin or horse finial; cuirass or tunic; dotted border 10 to 14:30h; a fine portrait;
rev.: archer, right, on omphalos, w/bow in right hand; 4-line legend beginning on left and forming square: P(sic)AΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛOY (A)PΣAKY(sic) EΠIΦAN ...; exergual line.
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Mithradates II., 121-91 BC 13 viewsAR dr., 4,58gr, 19,5mm; Sellwood 24.10, Shore 70, Sunrise --;
mint: Ekbatana; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem, knot and 2 ribbons; short cap-like hair, mustache, medium-long beard; earring, multi-turn torque w/ horse or griffin finial; cuirass or tunic; unfinished looking die: no upper lip, no back of neck;
rev.: archer, right, on omphalos, w/bow in right hand; 4-line legend beginning on left and forming square: BAΣIΛEΩΣ (M)EΓAΛoV AIΣAKoV EΠIΦANoY(Σ) (N and Y inverted);
exergual line; very heavy for issue;

ex: H. Hass, Germany
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Mithradates II., 121-91 BC 12 viewsAR dr., 3,98gr, 20,3mm; Sellwood 24.11, Shore --, Sunrise --;
mint: Rhagai, axis:12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem, knot and 2 ribbons; short cap like hair, mustache, medium-long beard; earring, 2-turn torque w/pellet finial; weak die;
rev.: archer, right, on omphalos, w/bow in right hand; 4-line legend beginning on left forming square: BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛoV APΣAKoV EΠIΦANoV(Σ); guide lines for letters;
in: Parthika.fr;

ex: Freeman & Sear 18, ex: A. Lynn Collection.
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Mithradates II., 121-91 BC 13 viewsAR dr., 3,54gr, 20,2mm; Sellwood 24.9, Shore 69, Sunrise 286;
mint: Ekbatana or Rhagai, axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem, knot and ribbons; short cap-like hair, mustache, medium-long beard; earring, torque; cuirass; dotted border 8 to 14:30; curiously sloppy obv. compared with rev.;
rev.: archer, right, on omphalos, w/bow in right hand; 4-line legend beginning on left and forming square: BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛOY (AP)ΣAKOY EΠIΦANOY(Σ);

ex: H. Hass, Germany;
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Mithradates II., 121-91 BC 11 viewsAr dr., 3,86 gr, 19,9mm; Sellwood 25.1, Shore --, Sunrise --;
mint: Ekbatana, axis 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem, knot and 1 broad ribbon; short cap like hair, mustache, short beard; earring, torque; dotted border 9:30 to 17:30;
rev.: archer, right, on omphalos,w/bow in right hand; 4-line legend beginning left and forming square: BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛoY APΣAKoY (Σ)ΩTHR(OΣ), exergual line;
very rare 4th line: ΣΩTHP is the Greek word for 'saviour';

ex: David Sellwood Collection (Baldwin's Auction 90).
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Mithradates II., 121-91 BC 15 viewsAR dr., 4,01gr, 23,6mm; Sellwood 24.18, Shore--, Sunrise --;
mint: Rhagai, axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem, knot and ribbons; short cap like hair, mustache, medium-long beard; warring, torque w/ pellet finial; Cuirass; dotted border 4 to 13:30h; composite monogram in right field; complete bust;
rev.: archer, right, on omphalos, w/bow in right hand; 4-line legend beginning left and forming square in guidelines: BAΣIΛE&(ΩΣ) MEΓΛoY AI(sic)ΣAKoY EΠΦANo(YΣ); behind archer's back monogram resembling A;

ex: CNG EAuction 196.

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Mithradates II., 121-91 BC 13 viewsAR dr., 4,47gr, 20,8mm; Sellwood 24.9, Shore 69 Sunrise 286;
mint: Ekbatana or Rhagai, axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem, knot and 2 broad ribbons; short cap-like hair, mustache, medium-long beard; earring, multi-turn torque w/pellet finial; cuirass; complete dotted border;
rev.: archer, right, on omphalos,w/bow in right hand; 4-line legend beginning on left side and forming square: BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛoY APΣAKoY EΠIΦANoY(Σ); exergual line;
unusually heavy for issue;

ex: H. Hass, Germany
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Mithradates II., 121-91 BC 24 viewsAR dr., 3,81gr, 20mm; Sellwood 24.9, Shore 69, Sunrise 286;
mint: Ekbatana or Rhagai, axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem, knot and 2 broad ribbons; short cap-like hair, mustache, medium long trimmed beard; earring, multi-turn torque; cuirass; complete dotted border; striking resemblance to portraits on tdrs;
rev.: archer, right, on omphalos, w/bow in right hand; 4-line legend starting on the left side and forming square: BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛOY APΣAKoY EΠIΦANoYΣ exergual line;

ex: W. Derfler, Germany; ex: B. Peus Auktion 376 (Oct 2003), #616e.
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Mithradates II., 121-91 BC 24 viewsfourrée dr., 3,29g; Sellwood 24.9 type, Shore 69 type;
mint: ??, axis 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem, knot and ribbons; short cap-like hair, mustache, medium-long beard; earring, torque w/pellett finial; cuirass; dotted border 8 to 12;
rev.: archer, right, on omphalos, w/bow in right hand; 4-line legend beginning on left and forming square: (BA)ΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛoY APΣAKoY EΠIΦAN...;
contemporary official forgery?

ex: H. Hass, Germany.
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Mithradates II., 121-91 BC10 viewsAR dr., 4,2gr, 21,1mm; Sellwood 26.1 (with this coin the Achaemenid throne is introduced in the coinage replacing the omphalos), Shore 77, Sunrise 290, 291;
mint: Ekbatana; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem and broad ribbons; short cap like hair, mustache, long beard; earring, multi-turn torque w/griffin finial; cuirass; dotted border 10 to 17h;
rev.: very detailed archer, right, on throne, w/bow and arrow in one hand; 4-line legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛOY APΣAKoY EΠIΦANoY(Σ); long exergual line;

ex: V-Auction 252 (ex: B. Campgate Collection)
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Mithradates II., 121-91 BC or Mithradates I, 178-138 BC14 viewscontemporary imitation AR dr., 3,61gr, 20mm;
mint: Eastern?, axis: 11h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem, knot and ribbons; short cap like hair, mustache and medium-long beard; earring, multi-turn torque; complete dotted border; double strike;
rev.: archer, left, on omphalos, w/bow in left hand; 4-line fantasy legend forming square; exergual line;

ex: Vienna, VA, Coin Show.
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Mithradates II., 121-91 BC,8 viewsAR dr., 4,22gr, Sellwood 26.3, Shore 79, Sunrise --;
mint: Ekbatana, axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem, knot and ribbons; short cap like hair, mustache, long beard; earring, multi-turn torque w/ griffin finial; cuirass; dotted border 8 to 14h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow and arrow in both hands; 4-line legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛoY APΣAKoY EΠIΦAN(oYΣ); behind throne back monogram 87.


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Mithradates II., 121-91 BC,11 viewsAR dr., 4,02 gr, 20,5mm; Sellwood 26.1, Shore 77, Sunrise --;
mint: Ekbatana, axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem, knot and broad ribbons; short cap like hair, mustache, long beard; earring, multi-turn torque w/griffin finial; cuirass, star on chest; dotted border 10:30 to 17h;
rev.: archer, right , on throne, w/bow and arrow in one hand; 4-line legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛOY APΣAKOY EΠIΦANOY(Σ); exergual line;

ex: H. Hass, Germany.
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Mithradates II., 121-91 BC.,9 viewsAR dr., 3,84 gr, 21,5mm; Sellwood 26.1, Shore 77, Sunrise --,
mint: Ekbatana; axis: 13h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem, knot and 2 ribbons; short cap like hair, mustache, long beard; earring, multi-turn torque; dotted border 7 to 17; prominent nose;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one hand; 4-line legend: BAΣIΛEωΣ MEΓAΛOY APΣAKOY EΠiΦANOY(Σ);

ex: H. Hass, Germany.
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