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Gotarzes I. 95 - 87 BC or Sinatrukes 93 - 70 BC;43 viewsAR dr., 4,1gr, 21,1mm; Sellwood 33.4, Shore 113-115, Sunrise 302 (Sinatrukes);
mint: Rhagai, axis 12h;
obv.: head, left, w/tiara (3 rows of pellets, stags on crest, horn as side decoration, long ear flap) and diadem w/knot and ribbons; mustache, long beard; earring, torque w/single pellet finial; cuirass; dotted border 8 to 12h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one hand; 5-line legend (Sellwood type ii): BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛOV APΣAKOV ΘEOΠATOPOV NIKATOPOΣ; exergual line;

ex: H. Lanz, Germany.
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Gotarzes I. 95 - 87 BC or Sinatrukes 93 - 70 BC;38 viewsAR dr., 3,91gr, 19,8mm; Sellwood 33.1, Shore 110, Sunrise --;
mint: Ekbatana, axis: 12h;
obv.: head, left, w/tiara (3 rows of pellets, stags on crest, horn as side decoration, long ear flaps) and diadem w/ribbons; long beard, mustache; earring, torque w/single pellet finial; cuirass;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one hand; 5-line legend (Sellwood type i): BΛΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓΛΛoV ΛPΣΛKoV ΘEoΠΛToPoΣ NIKΛToPoΣ; exergual line;
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Gotarzes I. 95 - 87 BC or Sinatrukes 93 - 70 BC;35 viewsAR dr., 3,51gr, 18,3mm; Sellwood 33.3var., Shore 112, Sunrise --;
mint: Rhagai ? or, as seller assumes, a mint in Sakastan, axis: 12h;
obv.: head, left, w/tiara (3 rows of pellets, stags on crest, horn as side decoration, long ear flap) and diadem w/ribbons; mustache, long beard; earring, torque w/double pellet finial; cuirass; dotted border 11 - 17h; the only younger looking portrait of this ruler that I have come across;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one hand; 5-line legend (Sellwood type ii): (BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛOV) APΣAKOV ΘEOΠATPOV NIKATOPOΣ

ex: Pars Coins.
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Gotarzes I. 95 - 87 BC or Sinatrukes 93 - 70 BC;28 viewsAR dr., 3,84gr, 19mm; Sellwood 33.4, Shore 113-115, Sunrise 302 (Sinatrukes);
Rhagai, axis: 12h;
obv.: head, left, w/tiara (3 rows of pellets, stags on crest, horn as side decoration, long ear flap) and diadem w/ribbons; mustache, long beard; earring, torque w/single pellet finial; cuirass; dotted border 9 to 13:30h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one hand; 5-line legend (Sellwood type ii): BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛOY APΣAKOY ΘEOΠATOPOY NIKATOPOΣ

ex: H. Hass, Germany.
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Gotarzes I. 95 - 87 BC or Sinatrukes 93 - 70 BC;36 viewsAR dr., 3,99gr, Sellwood 33.2, Shore 111, Sunrise 303 (Sinatrukes);
mint: Rhagai, axis: 12h;
obv.: head, left, w/tiara (3 rows of pellets, stags on crest, horn as side decoration, long ear flap) and diadem w/ribbons; mustache, long beard; earring, torque w/ double pellet finial; cuirass; dotted border 10 to 15h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one hand; 5-line legend (Sellwood type i): BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛoY APΣAKoY ΘEoΠAToPoΣ NIKAToPoΣ; exergual line;
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Gotarzes I. 95 - 87 BC or Sinatrukes 93 - 70 BC;28 viewsAR dr., 4,11gr, Sellwood 33.4, Shore 112-115, Sunrise 302 (Sinatrukes);
mint: Rhagai, axis: 12h;
obv.: head, left, w/tiara (3rows of pellets, stags on crest, horn as side decoration, long ear flaps) and diadem w/2 ribbons; mustache, long beard; earring, multi-turn torque w/single pellet finial; cuirass; dotted border 10 to 14h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one hand; 5-line legend (Sellwood type ii): BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛOV APΣAKOV ΘEOΠATOPOV NIKATOPOΣ; exergual line;

ex: B. Murphy.
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Gotarzes I. 95 - 87 BC or Sinatrukes 93 - 70 BC;26 viewsAR dr., 3,99gr, 20,7mm; Sellwood 33.5, Shore 117, Sunrise --;
mint: Rhagai, axis: 12h;
obv.: head, left, w/tiara (3 rows of pellets, stags running to the right on crest, horn as side decoration, long ear flaps) and diadem w/knot and 2 ribbons; mustache, long beard; ear?, torque w/single pellet finial; cuirass; dotted border 8 to 14h;
rev.: archer, right, w/bow in one hand; 5-line legend (Sellwood type ii): BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛOV APΣAKOV ΘEOΠATOPOV NIKATOPOΣ; exergual line;

ex: H. Hass, Germany.
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Gotarzes I. 95 - 87 BC or Sinatrukes 93-70 BC;32 viewsAR dr., 4,15gr, Sellwood 33 type, Shore --, Sunrise --;
mint: Ekbatana?, axis 12h;
obv.: head, left, w/tiara (3 rows of pellets, horn as side decoration, long ear flap, stags on crest erased), diadem w/ribbons; mustache, long beard; earring, multi-turn torque w/double pellet finial; cuirass; beaded border 11 to 13:30;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one hand; 5-line legend (Sellwood type i): BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛoV APΣAKoV ΘEoΠAToPoΣ NIKAToPoΣ; exergual line;

ex: Amphora Coins
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Gotarzes I. 95 -87 BC or Sinatrukes 93 - 70 BC;16 viewsAR dr., 3,88gr, Sellwood 33.4, Shore 112-115, Sunrise 302 (Sinatrukes);
mint: Rhagai, axis: 12h;
obv.: head, left, w/tiara (3 rows of pellets, stags on crest, horn as side decoration, long ear flaps) and diadem w/ribbons; mustache, long beard; earring, torque w/single pellet finial; cuirass;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one hand; 5-line legend (Sellwood type ii): BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛOV APΣAKOV ΘEOΠATPOV NIKATOPOΣ; exergual line;

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Gotarzes I. 95 -87 BC or Sinatrukes 93 - 70 BC;19 viewsAR dr., 4,13gr, Sellwood 33.4, Shore 112-115, Sunrise 302 (Sinatrukes);
mint: Rhagai, axis: 12h;
obv.: head, left, w/tiara (3rows of pellets, stags on crest, horn as side decoration, long ear flaps) and diadem w/2 ribbons; mustache, long beard; earring, multi-turn torque w/single pellet finial; cuirass; dotted border 12 to 18h; easily the ugliest of all Parthian ruler portraits;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one hand; 5-line legend (Sellwood type ii): BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛOV APΣAKOV ΘEOΠATOPOV NIKATOPOΣ; exergual line;

Ex: Vienna Coin Show, VA.
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Gotarzes I. 95 -87 BC or Sinatrukes 93 - 70 BC;9 viewsAR dr., 4,17gr, Sellwood 33.4, Shore 113-115, Sunrise 302 (Sinatrukes);
mint: Rhagai, axis: 12h;
obv.: head, left, w/tiara (3 rows of pellets, stags on crest, horn as side decoration, long ear flaps) and diadem w/2 ribbons; mustache, long beard; earring, multi-turn torque w/double pellet finial; cuirass;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one hand; 5-line legend (Sellwood type ii): BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛOV APΣAKOV ΘEO ΠATOPOV NIKATOPOΣ; exergual line;

ex: N. Menzel, Germany.
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Gotarzes I., 95 - 87 BC, or Sinatrukes, 93 - 70 BC21 viewsAE dichalkous, 2,2gr., 13,85mm;
Sellw. 33.13 (Gotarzes I), Shore 119 (Gotarzes I);
mint; Ekbatana, axis: 12h;
obv.: head, left, w/tiara ii decorated w/ stags on crest of tiara and horn on the side, ear flap, ribbons; mustache, long beard; dotted border 9:30 - 16h;
rev.: Nike walking, right, w/wreath and diadem in extended hand, framed by 5-line legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛoY (APΣAKoY) ΘEoΠAToP(oΣ) NIKAToP(oΣ).

ex: Canmoose Coins, CA.
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Orodes I. 90 - 77 BC31 viewsAR dr., 4,04gr, 19,6mm; Sellwood 31.5 type, Shore 122 type, Sunrise 308 type;
mint: ?, axis: 12h;
obv.: head, left, w/tiara (3 rows of pellets, six-point star as side ornament, long ear flaps) and diadem w/2 ribbons; mustache, short beard; earring, multi-turn torque w/single pellet finial; cuirass; dotted border 10 to 15h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, /bow in one hand; seven-line legend: PΛΣIΛEΩΣ HEΓΛΛoV APΣΛKoV ΛVToKPΛToPoΣ ΦIΛoΠΛToPoΣ last two lines garbled; small exergual line; very peculiar style;

ex: CNG Triton XIII (T. Ballen Collection)
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Orodes I. 90 - 77 BC10 viewsAR dr., 4,09gr, 21,9mm; Sellwood 31.8, Shore --, Sunrise --;
mint: Ekbatana, axis; 12h;
obv. head, left, w/tiara (3 rows of pellets, eight point star as side decoration, long ear flaps) and diadem w/knot and 2 ribbons; mustache, short beard; earring, multi-turn torque w/griffin finial; cuirass; dotted border 8 to 15h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in right hand; 7-line legend: BAΣIΛEΩ(Σ) MEΓAΛoV APΣAKoV AVToKPAToPoΣ ΦIΛoΠAToPoV EΠIΦANoVΣ ΦIΛEΛΛΗNoΣ; exergual line.
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Orodes I. 90 - 77 BC26 viewsAR dr., 4,11gr, 20,5mm; Sellwood 31.6, Shore 123,124, Sunrise --;
mint: Rhagai, axis: 12h;
obv.: head, left, w/tiara (3 rows of pellets, eight-point star, long ear flap) and diadem w/knot and 2 ribbons; mustache, short beard; earring, multi-turn torque w/single pellet finial; cuirass; dotted border 8 to 12h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in right hand; seven-line legend: BΛΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓΛΛoV ΛPΣΛKoV AVToKPΛTo(P); ΦIΛoΠΛToPoΣ EΠIΦΛKoVΣ(sic) ΦIΛEΛΛΗNoΣ; exergual line;

ex: H. Hass, Germany
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Orodes I. 90 - 77 BC23 viewsAR dr., 3,91gr, 19mm; Sellwood 31/6 type, Shore 123,124 type, Sunrise --;
mint: ?, axis: 13:30;
obv.: head, left, w/tiara (3 rows of pellets, eight-point star as side decoration, long ear flap) and diadem w/ribbon; mustache, short beard; earring?; cuirass; dotted border 10:30 to 14:30h; style of portrait and die quality suggest a contemporary imitation;
rev>: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one hand; seven-line legend: BAΣIΛEΩ(Σ) MEΓAΛoV APΣAKoV AVToKPAToPoΣ ΦIΛoΠAToP; EΠIΦANoVΣ ΦIΛEΛΛΗNoΣ; exergual line;

ex: H. Hass, Germany.
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Orodes I. 90 - 77 BC19 viewsAR dr., 3,86gr, 21,8mm; Sellwood 31.5, Shore 122, Sunrise 308 (Mithradates III.);
mint: Ekbatana, axis: 12h;
obv.: head, left, w/tiara (3 rows of pellets, six-point star as side ornament, long flap) and diadem w/knot and 2 ribbons; mustache, short beard; earring, torque w/single pellet finial; cuirass; dotted border 8 to 14:30h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one hand; seemingly an eight-line pretty garbled legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ BAΣIΛ MeΓAΛoV (APΣ)AKoV, next line mostly off flan, ΦIΛoΠATo(PoΣ) EΠIΦANoVΣ (ΦIΛ)EΛΛΗNo(Σ); the top line is most likely a leftover from an earlier, re-used flan or the result of a bad strike;
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Orodes I. 90 - 77 BC26 viewsAR dr., 4,05gr, 20,6mm; Sellwood 31.5, Shore 122, Sunrise 308 (Mithradates III.);
mint: Ekbatana, axis: 12h;
obv.: head, left, w/tiara (3 rows of pellets, six-point star as side ornament, long ear flap) and diadem w/knot and ribbon; mustache, short beard; earring, torque w/pellet finial, cuirass w/star (?) on chest; dotted border 7 to 11:30h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in right hand; 7-line legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓΛΛoV ΛPΣΛKoV ΛVToKPΛT(oPoΣ) (ΦI)ΛoΠΛT(oPoΣ) EΠIΦΛNoVΣ (ΦIΛ E)ΛΛΗNo(Σ); exergual line;

ex: T. Cederlind
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IMGP3066Orod1combo.jpg
Orodes I. 90 - 77 BC20 viewsAR dr., 4,16gr, 20,5mm; Sellwood 31.6, Shore 124var., Sunrise --;
mint: Rhagai, axis: 12h;
obv.: head, left, w/tiara (3 rows of pellets, eight-point star as side decoration, long ear flaps) and diadem w/knot and 2 ribbons; mustache, short beard; earring(s?), multi-turn torque w/single pellet finial; cuirass; dotted border 11 to 16;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in right hand; seven-line legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛoV APΣAKoV AVToKPAToPoΣ ΦIΛoΠAToPoΣ ΦIλoΠAToPoΣ EΠIΦANoVΣ ΦIΛEΛΛΗNoΣ; exergual line;

ex: T. Cederlind
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Orodes I. 90 - 77 BC21 viewsAR tdr., 16,16gr, 29,4mm; Sellwood 31.1, Shore --, Sunrise 306 (Mithradates III, 87-80 BC);
mint: Seleukia, axis: 12h;
obv.: head, left, w/tiara (3rows of pellets, 6-point star as side decoration, long ear flaps) and diadem w/knot and 2 ribbons; mustache, medium-long beard; earring, torque w/single pellet finial; cuirass w/star on chest; dotted border almost complete;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in right hand; 7-line legend: BΛCIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛoY ΛPΣΛKoY ΛYToKPΛTo(PoC) ΦIΛoΠΛToPoC EΠIΦΛNoYC ΦIΛEΛΛΗNoC; exergual line;

ex: New York Sale XXXIV (Baldwin's), David Sellwood Collection; also in: Parthia.com, Orodes I; Michael Mitchiner, ACW, p. 112, #531, Orodes I., plate coin.

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Orodes I. 90 - 77 BC14 viewsAR tdr., 16,03gr, 28,8mm; Sellwood 31.2var., Shore 121var., Sunrise 307var. (Mithradates III, 87-80 BC);
mint: Seleukia, axis: 12h;
obv.: head, left, w/tiara (3 rows of pellets, 7-pointed star as side decoration, long ear flap) and diadem w/knot and 2 ribbons; mustache, short beard; earring, torque w/single pellet finial; cuirass; the 7-point star is a variation;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in right hand; below bow A-like symbol; 7-line legend: BAΣIΛCΩΣ MEΓAΛoV APΣAKoV AVToKPAToPoΣ ΦIΛoΠAToPoΣ EΠIΦANoVΣ ΦIΛEΛΛΗNoΣ; exergual line;

ex: CNG 75; also in: Parthia.com, Orodes I, and in: Parthika.fr, Les Différents Types.
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Orodes I. 90 - 77 BC25 viewsAR dr., 4,20gr, 19,8mm; Sellwood 31.6, Shore 123,124, Sunrise --;
mint: Rhagai, axis: 12h;
obv.: head, left, w/tiara (3 rows of pellets, eight-point star as side decoration, long ear flap) and diadem w/knot and 2 ribbons; mustache, short beard; earring(s?), multi-turn torque w/single pellet finial; cuirass, dotted border 9to 14h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in right hand; 7-line legend: BAΣIΛEΩ(Σ) MEΓAΛoV APΣAKoV AVToKPAToPoΣ ΦIΛoΠAToP EΠIΦANoVΣ ΦIΛEΛΛΗNoΣ; exergual line;

ex: H. Hass, Germany.
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Orodes I. 90 - 77 BC24 viewsAR dr., 3,97gr, 20mm; Sellwood 31.6, Shore 123, 124, Sunrise --;
mint: Rhagai, axis: 12h;
obv.: head, left, w/tiara (3 rows of pellets, eight-point star as side decoration, long ear flaps) and diadem w/knot and ribbons; mustache, short beard; earring, multi-turn torque; dotted border 10 to 13h;
rev.: archer, right , on (backless ?) throne, w/bow in right hand; seven-line legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛoV APΣAKoV (A)VToKPA(ToPoΣ) (Φ)IΛoΠAToPoΣ EΠIΦANoVΣ (ΦIΛ)EΛΛΗNoΣ; exergual line;

ex: P. Pavlou, UK.
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Orodes I., 90 - 77 BC18 viewsAR dr., 4,01gr, 19,1mm; Sellwood 31.6, Shore 123, 124, Sunrise --;
mint: Rhagai, axis: 12h;
obv.: head, left, w/tiara (three rows of pellets, eight-point star as side decoration, long ear flaps) and diadem, knot and ribbons; mustache, short beard; earrings, multi-turn torque w/single pellet finial; cuirass; dotted border 9 to 12h; a remarkably ugly portrait;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in right hand; 7-line legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓΛoV APΣAKoV AVToKPAToPOΣ ΦIΛoΠAToPoΣ EΠIΦANoVΣ ΦIΛEΛΛΗNoΣ; exergual line;
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Sinatrukes, 77 - 70 BC10 viewsAR dr., 2,53gr, 20,6mm; Sellwood 34.4var. (erased anchor), Shore 147var., Sunrise --;
mint: Rhagai, axis: 12h;
obv.: head, left, w/tiara (4 rows of pellets, flour de lys as side ornament, row of double pellets on stalks on crest; long ear flap) and diadem w/knot and 2 broad ribbons; mustache, short beard; earring, multi-turn torque w/ single pellet finial; cuirass; traces of erased anchor symbol visible in right field;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in right hand; 6-line legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛoV APΣAKoV EVEPΓEToV (to be read from the inside) EΠIΦANoVΣ ΦIΛEΛΛΗNoΣ; exergual line;

ex: Sayles & Lavender
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IMGP3128Sincombo.jpg
Sinatrukes, 77 - 70 BC14 viewsAR dr., 4,11gr, 20,6mm; Sellwood 34.8 (anchor, row of stalks, and fleur de lys erased), Shore 147var., Sunrise --;
mint: Rhagai, axis: 12h;
obv.: head, left, w/tiara (4 rows of pellets) and diadem w/knot an 2 broad ribbons; mustache, short beard; earring, multi-turn torque w/single pellet finial; anchor and tiara decorations were obviously removed from the coin, not the die); cuirass;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in right hand; long empty right sleeve; 6-line legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛ(oV) APΣAK(oV) (EVEPΓ)EToV (to be read from the inside) EΠIΦANoVΣ ΦIΛEΛΛΗNoΣ; exergual line;

In: Parthika.fr, Les Différents Types.
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IMGP3126Sincombo.jpg
Sinatrukes, 77 - 70 BC50 viewsAR dr., 3,89gr, 22,2mm; Sellwood 34.4, Shore 146, Sunrise --;
mint: Rhagai, axis: 12h;
obv.: head, left, w/tiara (4 rows of pellets, flour de lys as side ornament, row of double pellets on stalks on crest, long ear flaps) and diadem w/knot and 2 ribbons; mustache, medium-long beard; earring, torque w/single pellet finial; cuirass; anchor in right field; dotted border 8:30 to 17:30;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one hand; 6-line legend: BΛΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓΛΛo(V) APΣΛKoV (EV)EPΓE(ToV) to be read from the inside EΠIΦΛNoVΣ; exergual line; reverse double struck or overstruck;

ex: CNG 66, ex: Peus 326.
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Sinatrukes, 77 - 70 BC18 viewsAR dr., 4,06gr, 18,7mm; Sellwood 34.6var., Shore 147, Sunrise --;
mint: Rhagai, axis: 12h;
obv.: head, left, w/tiara (3 rows of pellets, flour de lys as side ornament, row of double pellets on stalks on crest, long ear flaps) and diadem w/knot and 2 broad ribbons; mustache, short beard; earring, torque; cuirass; anchor in right field was removed from die; dotted border 12 to 16h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one hand; 6-line legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ (M)EΓAΛ(oV) APΣAK(oV) (E)VEPΓEToV(Σ) (to be read from the inside) EΠIΦANoV ΦIΛEΛΛΗNoΣ; exergual line;
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IMGP3134Sincombo.jpg
Sinatrukes, 77 - 70 BC9 viewsAR dr., 3,74gr, 20,7mm; Sellwood 34.3, Shore 145, Sunrise --;
mint: Rhagai, axis: 12h;
obv.: head, left, w/tiara (4 rows of pellets, fleur de lys as side ornament, row of double pellets on stalks on crest, long ear flaps) and diadem w/knot and 2 ribbons; mustache, short beard; earring, multi-turn torque w/ single pellet finial; cuirass; in right field anchor symbol; dotted border 12:30 to 14:30;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in right hand; long empty right sleeve; 6-line legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛoV APΣAKoV EVEPΓEToV(Σ) (to be read from inside) EΠIΦANoVΣ ΦIΛEΛΛΗNoΣ; exergual line;

ex: Vienna Coin Show, VA; ex: CNG Triton II.
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Sinatrukes, 77 - 70 BC13 viewsAR dr., 3,81gr, 20,5mm; Sellwood 34.2var. (erased fleur de lys), Shore --, Sunrise 309 (Orodes I. 80-75 BC);
mint: Ekbatana, axis: 12h;
obv.: head, left, w/tiara (3 rows of pellets, row of double pellets on stalks on crest, long ear flaps) and diadem w/knot and 2 broad ribbons; mustache, medium-long beard; earring, multi-turn torque w/single pellet finial; cuirass; anchor symbol in right field; dotted border 8 to 16h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in right hand; short empty right sleeve; 6-line legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ (ME)ΓAΛoV APΣAKoV EVEPΓEToV (to be read from the inside) EΠIΦANoVΣ ΦIΛEΛΛΗNoΣ; exergual line;

ex: CNG eAuction 155.
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IMGP3124Sincombo.jpg
Sinatrukes, 77-70 BC20 viewsAR dr., 4,09gr, 20,1mm; Sellwood 34.3, Shore 145, Sunrise --;
mint: Rhagai, axis: 12h;
obv.: head, left, w/tiara (3 rows of pellets, fleur de lys as side ornament, row of large pellets on stalks on crest, large ear flaps) and diadem w/knot and 2 ribbons; mustache, medium-long beard; earring, multi-turn torque w/ single pellet finial; anchor symbol in right field; dotted border 8 to 16h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in right hand; long empty right sleeve; 6-line legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛoV APΣAKoV EVEPΓEToV (to be read from the inside) EΠIΦANoVΣ ΦIΛEΛΛΗNoΣ; exergual line;

ex: CNG Triton VII (ex: Bellaria Collection).
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IMGP2812Unkntdrcombo2.jpg
Unknown King 80 - 70 BC24 viewsAR tdr., 15,35gr, 31,4mm; Sellwood 30.2, Shore --, Sunrise 311 (Arsakes XVI. 78/7-62/1 BC);
mint: Seleukia, axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem, knot and 2 ribbons; mustache, medium-long hair in 3 waves; multi-turn torque w/single pellet finial; cuirass; dotted border 8:30 to 15:30; perhaps the most beautiful of all Parthian ruler portraits;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in right hand, composite monogram above bow; 7-line legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓΛOV APΣAKOV ΘEOΠATOPOΣ EVEPΓETOV EΠIΦANOVΣ ΦIΛEΛΛΗNOΣ; exergual line;
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IMGP3994Unkntdr2.jpg
Unknown King, 80 - 70 BC23 viewsAR tdr., 14,23gr, 30.37mm; Sellwood 30.5, Shore -, Sunrise -;
mint: Seleukia; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem, knot and 2 ribbons; medium-long hair in 3 waves, mustache, short beard; multi-turn torque w/pellet finial; tunic; dotted border 7 - 14h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in extended right hand, below arm the letters AΠO, above bow monogram over the letters AΠO; exergual line; 7-line legend visible: BAΣIΛEΩΣ) MEΓAAOY APΣAKOY EYEP(ΓETOY) (month illegible) EΠIΦΛNOYΣ ΦIΛEΛΛHNO(Σ);

ex: Baldwin’s Auction 96 (09/15), #3113 (ex: David Sellwood Collection), also in : Parthia.com, Unknown King II, and in: Parthia.fr, Les Différents Types.
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IMGP3111Unkn1combo.jpg
Unknown King, 80 - 70 BC10 viewsAR dr., 4,10gr, 20,65mm; Sellwood 30.21, Shore 141 (Orodes I.), Sunrise 316 (Arsakes XVI. 78/7-62/1);
mint: Margiane, axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem, knot and 2 ribbons; medium-long hair in 4 waves, mustache, short beard; torque w/single pellet finial; cuirass; complete bust; dotted border 13 to 17h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in right hand; 6-line legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ MΛPΓIΛNΗ MEΓΛΛoV ΛPΣΛKoV ΘEoΠΛToPoΣ EVEPΓET(oV);

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Unknown King, 80 - 70 BC64 viewsAR tdr., 15,65gr, 29,2mm; Sellwood 30.2, Shore --, Sunrise 311 (Arsakes XVI. 78/77-62/1);
Mint: Seleukia, axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/ diadem, knot and 1 broad ribbon; mustache, medium-long hair in 3 waves; torque w/single pellet finial; cuirass; dotted border 8-15:30h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in right hand; composite monogram above bow; 7-line legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛOY APΣAKOY ΘEOΠATOPOΣ EYEPΓETOY EΠIΦANOYΣ ΦIΛEΛΛΗNOΣ; exergual line;

ex: CNG Triton VII, ex: Schweizerischer Bankverein 33.
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Unknown King, 80 - 70 BC94 viewsAR tdr., 15,85gr, 29,5mm; Sellwood 30.7, Shore 130 (Orodes I.), Sunrise 313 (Arsakes XVI.);
mint; Seleukia, axis: 13h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem, knot and 2 broad ribbons; hair medium long in 4 waves; mustache w/turned-up ends, short beard; torque w/single pellet finial; cuirass; complete dotted border;
rev.: archer, right, w/bow in right hand; above bow a monogram consisting of K in a circle; 7-line legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛOV APΣAKOV (Θ)EOΠATOPOΣ EVERΓETOV EΠIΦANOVΣ ΦIΛEΛΛΗNOΣ; exergual line.
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IMGP3113Unkn1combo.jpg
Unknown King, 80 - 70 BC16 viewsAR dr., 4,18gr, 21mm; Sellwood 30.28, Shore 144 (Orodes I.), Sunrise 316 (Arsakes XVI., 78/7-62/1);
mint: traveling mint axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/broad diadem. knot and broad ribbon closed at end; medium-long hair, mustache, short beard; multi-turn torque w/single pellet finial; cuirass; complete bust; dotted border 10 to 17h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in right hand; 6-line legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ KATAΣTPATEIA MEΓAΛoV APΣAKoV ΘEoΠAToPoΣ EVEPΓEToV;
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Unknown King, 80 - 70 BC21 viewsAR dr., 4,02gr, 20,1mm; Sellwood 30.22, Shore 142 (Orodes I.), Sunrise 316 (Arsakes XVI. 78/7-62/1);
mint: Traxiane, axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/broad diadem, 2 knots and 2 ribbons; medium-long hair in 4 waves, mustache, short beard; multi-turn torque w/single pellet finial; complete bust;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in right hand; 6-line legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ TPAΞIANΗ MEΓAΛoV APΣAKoV θEoΠAToPoΣ EVEPΓEToV; exergual line;

ex: CNG eAuction 229.
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IMGP3115Unkn1combo.jpg
Unknown King, 80 - 70 BC20 viewsAR dr., 4,20gr, 19,2mm; Sellwood 30.26, Shore 139 (Orodes I. 90-77 BC), Sunrise --;
mint: Ekbatana, axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/broad diadem, knot and 2 ribbons; medium-long hair in 4 waves, short beard; torque w/single pellet finial; cuirass; complete bust; dotted border 11:30 to 13h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in right hand; 5-line legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ (M)EΓAΛoY MAo retrograde KAΣo oEoΠAToPoΣ EVEPΓEToV; exergual line;

ex: W. Derfler, Germany: ex: B. Peus Auktion 376 (Oct. 2003), #639.
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IMGP3117Unkn1combo.jpg
Unknown King, 80 - 70 BC29 viewsAR dr., 4,21gr, 20,5mm; Sellwood 30 type, Shore --, Sunrise --;
mint: probably Mithradatkart, axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/broad diadem, knot and 2 ribbons; medium-long hair in 4 waves, mustache, short beard; multi-turn torque w/single pellet finial; cuirass; traces of monogram in right field; complete bust;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one hand; garbled 5-line legend;
peculiar coin; cf. The New York Sale XXXIV, The David Sellwood Collection , #398, almost identical coin, there called 'unique';
in: Parthika.fr, Les Différents Types, as Sellw. 30.30;

ex: Vienna Coin Show, VA.
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IMGP0959Unkn1combo.jpg
Unknown King, 80 - 70 BC13 viewsAR dr., 3,95gr, 20,6mm; Sellwood 30.20, Shore 138 (Orodes I. 90-77 BC), Sunrise --;
mint: Margiane? , axis: 12h;
obv.: bare headed, left, w/double diadem, 2 knots and 2 ribbons; medium-long hair in 4 waves, mustache, short beard; multi-turn torque w/single pellet finial; cuirass;
rev.: archer, right, on 3-legged throne, w/bow; 5-line legend: (BΛ)ΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓΛΛoV (ΛP)ΣΛE(sic)oV (to be read from the inside) ΘEoΠΛToPoΣ EVEPΓEToV (both also to be read from the inside); exergual line;

ex: H. Hass, Germany.
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Unknown King, 80 - 70 BC15 viewsAR dr., 3,86gr, 20mm; Sellwood 30.16, Shore 133 (Orodes I. 90-77BC), Sunrise: --;
mint: Rhagai ?, axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/broad diadem, knot and 2 ribbons; medium-long hair in limp waves, mustache, short beard; multi-turn torque w/single pellet finial; cuirass w/letters (?) CV on chest; dotted border 6:30 to 13h; complete bust, but heavily tooled;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one hand; 5-line legend: BΛΣIΛEΩ(Σ) MEΓΛΛ(o)V ΛPZΛKoV (to be read from the inside) ΘEoΠΛToPo(Σ) (E)VEPΓEToV; short exergual line;

ex: The New York Sale XXXIV (Baldwin) The David Sellwood Collection.
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IMGP3107Unkn1combo.jpg
Unknown King, 80 - 70 BC15 viewsAR dr., 4,40gr, 19,9mm; Sellwood 30.16, Shore 133-35 (Orodes I. 90-77BC), Sunrise --;
mint: Rhagai, axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/broad diadem, knot and 2 ribbons; medium-long hair in 7 waves, mustache, medium-long beard; multi-turn torque w/single pellet finial; cuirass; dotted border 10 to 17h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in both (?) hands; 5-line legend using dots to form letters: BAΣIΛEΩ(Σ) MEΓAΛoV APΣAKoV ΘEoΠAToPoΣ EVEPΓEToV; long exergual line;

ex: H. Hass, Germany.
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IMGP0823Unkn1.jpg
Unknown King, 80 - 70 BC13 viewsAR dr., 3,88gr, 19,7mm; Sellwood 30.14, Shore 131 (Orodes I. 90-77 BC), Sunrise --;
mint: Ekbatana, axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem, knot and 2 ribbons; medium-long hair in 3 waves, mustache, short beard; multi-turn torque w/single pellet finial; cuirass; dotted border 10 to 14h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in right hand; 5-line legend: BAΣIΛE(ΩΣ) (ME)ΓAΛoY APΣAKoY ΘEoΠAToPoΣ EYEPΓEToY, exergual line;
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IMGP3099Unkn1combo.jpg
Unknown King, 80 - 70 BC11 viewsAR dr., 4,02gr, 21,3mm; Sellwood 30.16, Shore 134 (Orodes I. 90-77 BC), Sunrise --;
mint: Rhagai, axis: 12h;
obv: bare-headed, left, w/diadem, knot and 2 ribbons; medium-long hair in 3 waves, mustache, short beard; multi-turn torque w/single pellet finial; cuirass; dotted border 8 to 16h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in right hand; 5-line legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ M(EΓ)AΛoV APΣAK(oV) ΘE(o)ΠAToPoΣ EVEPΓETo(V); short exergual line;

ex: CNG eAuction 256.
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IMGP3090Unkn1combo.jpg
Unknown King, 80 - 70 BC16 viewsAR dr., 4,16gr, 19,6mm; Sellwood 30.16, Shore 133 (Orodes I. 90-77 BC), Sunrise --;
mint: Rhagai, axis: 12h; obv.: bare-headed, left, w/broad diadem, knot and 2 ribbons; medium-long hair in 3 waves, mustache, short beard; multi-turn torque w/ single pellet finial; cuirass; dotted border 9 to 16h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in right hand; 5-line legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛoY APΣAKoY ΘEoΠAToPoΣ EYEPΓEToY; short exergual line;

ex: Vienna Coin Show, VA.
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IMGP4437Unkntdrcombo.jpg
Unknown King, 80 - 70 BC99 viewsAR tdr., 15,82gr., 28,2mm;
Sellw. 30.4, Sh --, Sunrise 312 (this coin)(Arsakes XVI., 78/77 - 62/61 BC);
mint: Seleukia, axis: 12H;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem, knot, and ribbon; medium-long hair in 4 waves, mustache, short beard; cuirass; dotted border 18:30 - 13h; young face;
rev: archer, right, on throne, w/bow; monogr. above bow; 7-line legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛOY APΣAKOY (ΘEO)ΠATOPOΣ (EY)EPΓETOY EΠIΦANOYΣ ΦIΛEΛΛHNO(Σ);

ex: The New York Sale, Baldwin Auction XXXvii (5. Jan. 2016),
ex: The Sunrise Collection, p.182, #312.

A Sunrise plate coin, also in: Parthia.com, and in: Parthika.fr, Les Différents Types.
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IMGP3103Unkn1combo.jpg
Unknown King, 80-70 BC17 viewsAR dr., 4,07gr, 19,4mm; Sellwood 30.16, Shore 134 (Orodes I. 90-77BC), Sunrise --;
mint: Rhagai; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/broad diadem, knot and 2 ribbons; medium-long hair in 3 waves, mustache, short beard; multi-turn torque w/ single pellet finial; cuirass; dotted border 9 to 15h; unusual style of portrait, more typical of Eastern mints;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in both (?) hands; blundered 5-line legend; short exergual line;

ex: CNG eAuction 90, ex: Classical Numismatic Auctions XXI.
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IMGP0845Unkn1combo.jpg
Unknown King, 80-70 BC24 viewsAR dr., 4,02gr, 20,4mm; Sellwood 30.15, Shore 136 (Orodes I. 90-77 BC), Sunrise --;
mint: Rhagai, axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem, knot and 2 ribbons; medium-long hair in 4 waves, mustache, short beard in 2 rows of curls; multi-turn torque w/single pellet finial and griffin finial; cuirass w/heavy studs; dotted border 7 to 15h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in right hand; 5-line legend: BΛΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓΛΛoV AIΞΛKoV ΘEoΠΛToPoΣ EVEPΓETo(V); exergual line;

ex: Vienna Coin Show, VA.
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IMGP2554Unk_combo.jpg
Unknown King, 80-70 BC25 viewsAR tdr., 15,67gr, 30,7mm; Sellwood 30.2, Shore --, Sunrise 311 (Arsakes XVI., 78/77-62/61 BC); mint: Seleukia, axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem, knot and 2 ribbons; medium-long hair in 3 waves, short beard in vertical curls; multi-turn torque w/single pellet finial; cuirass; dotted border 7 to 14:30h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in right hand; composite monogram above bow; 7-line legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛOY APΣAKOY ΘEOΠATOPOΣ EYEPΓETOY EΠIΦANOYΣ ΦIΛEΛΛΗNOΣ; exergual line;

ex: Baldwin's Auction 90, David Sellwood Collection.
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IMGP0972Unkn1combo.jpg
Unknown King, 80-70 BC8 viewsAr dr., 4,13gr, 17,6mm; Sellwood 30.16, Shore 133-135 (Orodes I, 90-77 BC), Sunrise --;
mint; Rhagai, axis: 13h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/broad diadem, knot and 2 ribbons; medium-long hair in 3 waves, mustache, short beard; multi-turn torque w/single pellet finial; cuirass; dotted border 8 to 12h; unusual portrait for S.30 series drachms;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in right hand; 3 visible lines of legend: APΣAKoV (Θ)EoΠAToPoΣ (EV)EPΓEToV; exergual line;
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IMGP0056Unknbrcombo.jpg
Unknown Ruler 80 - 70 BC16 viewsAE dichalkous, 1,95gr., 15,2mm;
Sellw. 31.32var., Shore --;
mint: Rhagai, axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem and ribbons; short hair, mustache, short or no beard; necklace; cuirass;
rev.: elephant, right, framed by traces of legend;

ex: art-archaic, NE.
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IMGP0855Unkn1combo.jpg
Unknown Ruler, 80 - 70 BC14 viewsAR dr., 4,15gr, 19,8mm; Sellwood 30.16, Shore 135 (Orodes I. 90-77BC), Sunrise --;
mint: Rhagai, axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem, knot and 2 ribbons; medium-long hair in 3 waves, mustache, short beard; multi-turn torque w/double pellet finial; cuirass; complete bust; dotted border 13 to 14:30h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one hand; blundered 5-line legend;

ex: H. Hass, Germany.
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IMGP0017Unknbrcombo.jpg
Unknown Ruler, 80 - 70 BC21 viewsAE dichalkous, 2,82gr., 16,5mm;
Sellw. 30.31 (tetrachalkous), Shore 502;
mint: Ekbatana, axis: 14h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem and 2 ribbons; medium-long hair in 5 waves, short beard; multi-layer necklace; dotted border 8 - 12h;
rev.: horse, stepping, right, framed by visible part of 5-line legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛOY APΣAKOY (ΘE)OΠATO(POΣ).

ex: Vienna Coin Show, VA.
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