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IMGP3148Darcombo.jpg
Dareios of Media Atropatene (?), ca. 70 BC33 viewsAR dr., 3,74gr, 22,2mm; Sellwood 36.10, Shore 156 (Phraates III.), Sunrise --;
mint: Court at Rhagai; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/broad diadem, knot and 2 ribbons; medium-long hair in 5 waves, mustache, short beard; multi-turn torque w/pellet finial; cuirass w/star on chest; dotted border 11 to 17h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one hand; monogram below bow; 7-line legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛoV APΣAKoV EΠIΦANoVΣ (K)AIΦIΛEΛΛHNoΣ ΦIΛoΠAToPoΣ EVEPΓEToV;
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IMGP3204Darcombo.jpg
Dareios of Media Atropatene (?), ca. 70 BC32 viewsAR dr., 3,93gr, 21,2mm; Sellwood 36.13var. (legend), Shore --, Sunrise 324 (Phraates III.);
mint: court mint at Rhagai; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/broad diadem, knot and 2 ribbons joined at the ends; medium-long hair in 5 waves, mustache, short beard; multi-turn torque w/pellet finial; cuirass; dotted border 7 to 15;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one hand; monogram below bow; 7-line legend: BΛΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓΛΛ ΛPΣΛKoV EΠ(I)ΦΛNoVΣ ΦIΛEΛ(Λ)HNoΣ(to be read from the inside) ΦIΛoΠΛToPoΣ EVEPΓEToV;

S. Album Auction No 20.
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IMGP3150Darcombo.jpg
Dareios of Media Atropatene (?), ca.70 BC25 viewsAR dr., 4,11gr, 21mm; Sellwood 36.12var., Shore 158 (Phraates III.), Sunrise 322 (Phraates III.);
mint: Mithradatkart; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/broad diadem, knot and 2 ribbons joined at the ends; medium-long hair in 5 waves, mustache, short beard; multi-turn torque w/pellet finial; cuirass w/star on chest; dotted border 9 to 17h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one hand; monogram below bow; 7-line legend: BΛΣIΛEΩ(Σ) MEΓΛΛoV ΛPΣΛKoV ΦIΛEΛ(Λ)HNoV(Σ) EΠIΦΛNoV(to be read from the inside) ΦIΛoΠΛToPoΣ EVEPΓEToV;

ex: CNG eAuction 246.
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IMGP3146Darcombo.jpg
Dareios of Media Atropatene (?), ca. 70 BC27 viewsAR dr., 3,9gr, 19,9mm; Sellwood 36.9var., Shore 155var.(Phraates III.), Sunrise 321var. (Phraates III; var. is earring);
mint: Rhagai; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/broad diadem, knot and 2 broad ribbons; medium-long hair in 4 waves, mustache, short beard; EARRING, multi-turn torque w/pellet finial; cuirass w/star on chest; dotted border 12 to 17h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one hand; monogram below bow; 7-line legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛoV APΣAKoV EIΠΦANoVE KAIΦIΛEΛΛHNoΣ ΦIΛOΠAToPoE EVEPΓEToV;

ex: Vienna, VA, Coin Show
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IMGP3138Darcombo.jpg
Dareios of Media Atropatene (?), ca. 70 BC40 viewsAR dr., 3,99gr, 19,6mm; Sellwood 35.1var., Shore --, Sunrise 326 (Phraates III.);
mint: Ekbatana; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, facing, w/broad diadem and 1 broad ribbon on each side of the neck; large puffy tuft of hair in 4 waves on either side of head; mustache, short beard; necklet w/center medallion; cuirass; dotted border 8:30 to 14:30;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one hand; monogram below bow; 7-line legend: BΛΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓΛΛoV APΣ(retrograde)ΛKo(V) (Θ)EoΠΛToPOΣ(retrograde)(last 2 lines to be read from the inside) ΣVEPΓEToV EΠIΦΛNoVΣ (Φ)ΛEΛΛHNoΣ;

There is a possibility that this coin is a forgery

ex: Gorny & Mosch Auction 204, # 1627; ex: B. Peus Auction 311, 1984, #415.
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IMGP3140Darcombo.jpg
Dareios of Media Atropatene (?), ca. 70 BC49 viewsAR dr., 4,14gr, 19,3mm; Sellwood 35.4var. (legend iii), Shore --, Sunrise --;
mint; Mithradatkart; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, facing, w/broad diadem and 1 broad ribbon on each side of the neck; long hair in 5 waves as large puffy tufts on either side of the head, mustache, short beard; necklet w/center medallion; cuirass; dotted border 7:30 to 15h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one hand; below bow monogram; 7-line legend: BAEIΛEΩ(Σ) MEΓAΛoV APΣAKoV (ΘE)oΠAToPoΣ EVEPΓEToV(last 2 lines to be read from the inside) EΠIΦANoV ΦIΛEΛΛHNo(Σ); exergual line;

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IMGP3142Darcombo.jpg
Dareios of Media Atropatene (?), ca. 70 BC103 viewsAR dr., 4,14gr, 20,1mm; Sellwood 35.7, Shore 165 (Phraates III.), Sunrise 330;
mint: Rhagai; axis: 12h
obv.: bare-headed, facing, w/broad diadem, 1 ribbon each between hair and bust; 2 puffy long hair tufts in 5 waves on either side of head, mustache, short beard; necklet w/center medallion; cuirass; dotted border 11 to 17h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one hand; monogram below bow; 7-line legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛOV APΣAKoV KAIΦAEΛΛHN(OΣ) EΠIΦANoΣ(last 2 lines to be read from the inside) Θ(EO)ΠAToPoΣ EVEPΓEToV; exergual line.

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IMGP3144Darcombo.jpg
Dareios of Media Atropatene (?), ca. 70 BC18 viewsAR dr., 3,88gr, 19,6mm; Sellwood 35.4var. (torque), Shore 166 (Phraates III.), Sunrise 328 (Phraates III.);
mint: Mithradatkart; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, facing, w/broad diadem and 1 broad ribbon on each side of neck; large puffy tuft of hair in 4 waves on either side of head, mustache, short beard; 4-turn torque instead of necklet; cuirass; dotted border 8 to 15h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one hand; monogram below bow; 7-line legend: BAΣIΛEΩ(Σ) MEΓAΛoY APΣAKoY (Θ)EIoΠAToPoΣ EYERIEToV(last 2lines to be read from the inside) EΠIΦANoYΣ (K)AIΦIΛEΛΛHNo(Σ);

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Dareios of Media Atropatene or Phraates III., ca. 70 BC28 viewsAR tdr., 13,09gr., 29,15mm;
Sellw. 36.2, Shore 149var. (Phraates III), Sunrise 317 (Phraates III);
mint: Seleukia, axis 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/broad diadem, knot, and 2 ribbons; med.-long hair in 4 rows of curls, mustache, short curly beard;

multi-turn torque w/flattened end, cuirass w/star on chest; dotted border 4 - 13h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in extended hand, monogr. BA above bow, exergual line; 7-line legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛOV APΣAKOV ΦIΛOΠATOPOΣ EVEPΓETOV EΠIΦANOVΣ ΦIΛEΛΛHNOΣ;

ex: CNG Auction 386, # 389.
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Dareios of Media Atropatene or Phraates III., 70 - 57 BC27 viewsAE 14, 2,07gr., 13,8mm;
Sellw. 36.20 (Dareios), Shore 163 (Phraates III.);
mint: Ekbatana, axis: 12h;
obv: bare-headed, left, w/diadem, knot and a broad ribbon; medium-long hair in 4 waves, mustache, short beard; necklet w/center medallion; cuirass; on the right side Nike holding diadem;
rev.: winged Nike walking right, 6-line legend visible.
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Dareios of Media Atropatene, ca. 70 BC, or Phraates III., 70 - 57 BC 17 viewsAE tetrachalkous (?), 5,09gr., 16,17mm;
Sellw. 35.14, Shore 167var.;
mint: Ekbatana, axis: 12h;
obv.: bare head and torso facing, diadem and 2 broad ribbons floating above shoulders;
mustache, short beard, 2 large bunches of hair over ears; necklet w/center medallion;
cuirass; complete reed border;
rev: horse standing, right, framed by a 7-line mostly illegible square legend;

ex: CNG 90, #36,
ex: Spink Auction 08/05/83.


It becomes more and more difficult to assign denominations to Parthian bronzes. What is described as a tetrachalkous in Sellwood no longer meets the weight requirements and should be a dichalkous. Shore avoids the dilemma by using the approximate diameter of the coin for identification: AE16 in this case. I will follow his example in the following postings.
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IMGP4411Darbrcombo.jpg
Dareios of Media Atropatene, ca. 70 BC, or Phraates III., 70 - 57 BC20 viewsAE 17, 3,84gr., 16,61mm;
Sellw. 35.15, Shore 167.;
mint: Rhagai, axis: 12h
obv.: bare head and torso facing, diadem and 2 broad ribbons floating above shoulders; mustache, short beard, 2 large bunches of hair over ears; necklet w/center medallion; cuirass; goddess in right field (or corrosion); dotted border;
rev.: horse walking, right, 5(?) lines of legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛOY rest illegible;

ex: Civitas Galleries, WI.
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IMGP0048Mith3brcombo.jpg
Mithradates III. 57 - 54 BC21 viewsAE 14, 2,2gr., 14,28mm;
Sellw.40.19, Shore 207;
mint: Ekbatana, axis : 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem; medium-long hair in 5 waves, mustache, short beard; segmented necklet w/ central medallion;
rev.: horse’s head, right, framed by 7-line illegible legend;

ex: Canmoose, CAN.
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IMGP3258Mith3combo.jpg
Mithradates III. 57 - 54 BC10 viewsAR dr., 4,07gr, 20,7mm; Sellwood 41.14var., Shore --, Sunrise --;
mint: Court at Ekbatana, axis: 11:30h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/broad diadem, knot and 3 ribbons; medium-long hair in 4 waves, mustache, short beard; segmented necklace w/center medallion; star in right upper field; dotted border 11:30 to 14h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one hand and monogram below bow; 8-line legend: BΛCIΛEΩretrograde C BΛCIΛEΩN ΛPCΛKoV M(E)ΓΛΛoV ΔIKΛIoV EΠIΦΛNoV(Σ) ΘEoVEVΠΛToPoC ΦIΛEΛΛHNoC;

ex: Pars Coins, ex: Triskeles Auction 6.
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IMGP1066Mith3_combo.jpg
Mithradates III., 57 - 54 BC22 viewsAR dr., 3,97gr, 19,5mm; Sellwood 40 type, Shore --, Sunrise --;
mint: Court at Mithradatkart, axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/broad diadem, knot and 3 ribbons joined at the ends; medium-long hair in 5 waves, mustache, short beard; segmented necklace; cuirass; dotted border 11:30 to 16:30h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one hand; monogram below bow and a second monogram resembling the letter Φ above the bow; 7-line legend: BΛΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓΛΛoY ΛPΣΛKoY EΠIΦΛNoY ΛOI retrogradeNΛIoY (perhaps for: ΔIKAIOY) ΘEoYE(Y)ΠΛToRoΣ KAIΦIΛEΛΛHNoΣ
in: Parthika.fr, Les Différents Types, as Sellw. 40.4var.
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Mithradates III., 57 - 54 BC10 viewsAR dr., 3,77gr, 20mm; Sellwood 40.13var., Shore 199var., Sunrise --;
mint: Margiane; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/broad diadem, 2 knots, and 3 broad ribbons; medium-long hair, mustache, short beard; no necklace discernible; dotted border 9 to 15h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one hand, below bow monogram; 7-line legend composed of dots: (B)ΛCIΛEΩ(Σ) MEΓΛΛoY ΛPCΛKoY ΔIKΛIoY EVΠ(on its head)ΛToIo (last 2 lines to be read from the outside); the 2 outside left lines are difficult to read;

ex: Pars Coins, CA.
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IMGP3248Mith3combo.jpg
Mithradates III., 57 - 54 BC12 viewsAR dr., 4,03gr, 20,2mm; Sellwood 41.8var., Shore --, Sunrise ---;
mint: Court at Rhagai; axis: 14h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/broad diadem and 3 ribbons; medium-long hair in 4 waves, mustache, short beard; segmented necklace w/center medallion; cuirass; dotted border 8 to 16h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one hand, monogram under bow; behind the top of the throne a second monogram, a circle dissected by a vertical line; 8-line legend: BΛCIΛEΩΣ BΛCIΛEΩN APΣΛKoV MEΓΛoV ΔIKΛIoV ΘEoVEVΠΛT(o)P(o)Σ ΦIΛEΛΛΗ(N)oC;
in: Parthika.fr, Les Différents Types;

ex: Javeed, UK.
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IMGP3256Mith3combo.jpg
Mithradates III., 57 - 54 BC10 viewsAR dr., 3,95gr, 20,8mm; Sellwood 41.16, Shore --, Sunrise --;
mint: Mithradatkart, axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/3-tier diadem and 3 ribbons; medium-long hair in 5 waves, mustache, short beard; segmented necklace w/center medallion; in upper right field crescent above star; dotted border 9 to 15h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one hand and monogram below bow; 8-line legend: PΛCIΛEΩC (B)ΛC(I)ΛEωN ΛPCΛKoV MEΓΛ(o)V the 2 bottom lines and the 2 lines on the left side are very garbled;

ex: H. Lanz, Germany
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Mithradates III., 57 - 54 BC17 viewsAR dr., 4,09gr, 19mm; Sellwood 41.2 (?), Shore --, Sunrise --;
mint: Ekbatana, axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/broad diadem, 3 ribbons; medium-long hair, mustache, short, wavy beard; segmented necklace w/center medallion; dotted border 14:30 to 15:30; in the right upper field are traces of erasure of possibly a star, which would make this coin a Sellwood 41.12ff. type. The portrait also resembles those of some of the S.41.12ff. coinage.
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one hand, monogram below bow; 8-line legend: BΛCIΛCΩ(Σ) BΛCIΛCΩN ΛPCΛ(KOY) MEΓΛoV ΔIKΛIOV EΠIΦΛN(OYΣ) ΘEOVEVΠΛTOP(OΣ) ΦIΛEΛΛHN(OΣ);
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IMGP0060Mith3brcombo.jpg
Mithradates III., 57 - 54 BC14 viewsAE16, 3,70gr., 16,44mm;
Sellw. 41.20, Shore 208;
mint: Rhagai, axis: 12mm;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem and ribbons joined at the end;medium-long hair in 4 waves, mustache, short beard; segmented necklace w/center medallion; star (or sun) in upper right field; dotted border 11 - 17:30h;
rev.: elephant standing, right, framed by 8-line legend: BACIΛEC BACIΛEΩN APCAKoV MEΓAΛoV ΔIKAIoV EΠIΦANoVC ΘEoV EVΠAToPoC ΦIΛEΛΛHNoC;

ex: G. Clark, VA.
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IMGP1064Mith3_combo.jpg
Mithradates III., 57 - 54 BC16 viewsAR dr., 3,65gr, 19mm; Sellwood 40.15, Shore --, Sunrise: --;
mint: Areia, axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/2-tier diadem, knot, and 3 ribbons; medium-long hair in 5 waves, mustache, short beard; segmented necklace; dotted border 11 to 13h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one hand; monogram below bow; 7-line legend: (BA)ΣIΛEH M(on its side)CΛΓΛO APΣAKOV oPoΣ IΛ ΘEOVEVΠΛ (last 2 lines to be read from the inside) ..IΦVNoVΣ(retrograde) left outside line even more garbled; exergual line;

ex: S. Album, CA.
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IMGP3246Mith3combo.jpg
Mithradates III., 57 - 54 BC16 viewsAR dr., 4,08gr., 21mm; Sellwood 41.5, Shore 200, Sunrise 356 (Mithradates IV.);
mint: Mithradatkart (?), axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed. left, w/broad diadem, knot and 3 ribbons (connected at the end); medium-long hair in 5 waves, mustache, medium-long beard in 3 rows of curls; segmented necklace w/center medallion; cuirass; dotted border 11 to 17h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one hand, monogram below bow; 8(?)-line legend on previously used flan: BΛCIΛ(EΩΣ) BΛCIΛ(EΩN) the 2 lines on the right side are illegible, CIIHVretrogradeNV ΛI retrograde NVo (for: ΔIKAIOY?) ΘEoVEΠΛTC (K)ΛIΦIΛEΛΛHNo ;

ex: H. Lanz, Germany.
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IMGP3254Mith3combo.jpg
Mithradates III., 57 - 54 BC 9 viewsAR dr., 4,00gr, 19,6mm, Sellwood 41.12 or 14, Shore 201or 202, Sunrise --;
mint: Court at Rhagai or Ekbatana, axis: 12h;
obv.: bare headed, left, w/broad diadem, knot and 3 ribbons; medium-long hair in 4 waves, mustache, short beard; segmented necklace w/center medallion; star in upper right field; dotted border 9 to 14:30h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one hand and monogram below bow; partial 8-line legend: BΛCIΛEΩC BΛCIΛEΩN ΛRCΛK(OY) MEΓΛΛ(OY) EΠIΦΛNo(YΣ) 6th line off flan ΘEoVEΠΛToP(OΣ) KΛIΦIΛEΛΛΗ(NOΣ);

ex: D. Grotjohann, Germany.
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IMGP0053Mith3brcombo.jpg
Mithradates III., 57 - 54 BC14 viewsAE 16, 3,28gr., 16,24mm;
Sellw. 41.20, Shore 208;
mint: Rhagai, axis 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem and 3 ribbons; medium-long hair in waves, mustache, short beard; segmented necklet w/center medallion; star (or sun) in upper right field; rev.: elephant standing right, 7-line illegible legend;

ex: CNG at Baltimore Coin Show.
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IMGP3187Phr3combo.jpg
Phraates III, 70 - 57 BC7 viewsAR dr., 3,25gr, 20,5mm; Sellwood 39.9, Shore 183, Sunrise 344;
mint: Kangavar; axis: 12h;
obv.: head, left, w/tiara (8 deer or antelope across crest, 3 rows of pellets, horn as side ornament), diadem and 1 broad ribbon; mustache, short beard; earring (?) or 3 locks, multi-turn torque ending in pellet; cuirass; dotted border 13 to 15h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one hand; empty sleeve ending at seat level; monogram below bow; 6-linre legend: BΛΣ(retrograde)IΛE(ΩΣ) MEΓΛoY ΛPΣ(retrograde)ΛK(oY) (EY)EPΓEToY EΠIΦΛNoYΣ (Φ)IΛEΛΛHNoΣ; exergual line;

ex: H. Hass, Germany.
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IMGP3189Phr3combo.jpg
Phraates III, 70 - 57 BC22 viewsAR dr., 4,17gr, 19mm; Sellwood 39.10, Shore 184, Sunrise 345;
mint: Nisa; axis: 12h;
obv.: head, right, w/tiara (8 deer or antelope across crest, 3 rows of pellets, horn as side ornament), diadem, knot and 2 ribbons; mustache, medium-long beard; multi-turn torque ending in pellet; cuirass; dotted border 9:30 to 14:30;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one hand; empty sleeve reaching below seat; monogram below bow; 6-line legend: (BΛCIΛEΩC) MEΓALoV ΛPCΛKoV EVEPΓEToV (E)ΠIΦΛNoVC ΦIΛEΛΛNoC;

ex: Den of Antiquities, UK.
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Phraates III, 70 - 57 BC22 viewsAR dr, 3,35gr, 18,9mm; Sellwood 38.14, Shore --, Sunrise 339var.;
mint: Court at Artemita (?), axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/broad diadem, 2 ribbons; long hair in 5 waves, mustache, long pointed beard; multi-turn torque; cuirass; dotted border 10:30 to 16:30;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one hand; monogram below bow; 6-line very garbled legend: BΛΣIΛEΛ MEΓALoY (ΛP)ΣΛKoY EYEPΓEToY(to be read from the inside) the last 2 lines on the left side are illegible; exergual line;

ex: B. Peus, Germany, auction 388/389 (ex: R. Gonnella collection);
ex: B. Peus, Germany, auction 376, #664.
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Phraates III. 70 - 57 BC5 viewsAR dr., 3,93gr, 21mm; Sellwood 39.2; Shore 180, Sunrise 342;
mint: Ekbatana; axis: 12h;
obv.: head, left, w/tiara (8 deer or antelope across crest, 3 rows of pellets, horn as side ornament), broad diadem, knot and 1 broad ribbon; mustache, medium-long beard; earring, torque w/double pellet finial; cuirass w/star on chest; dotted border 7 to 11h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one hand; monogram below bow; 6-line legend: BΛCIΛEΩΣ MEΓΛoY APΣΛKoY EYEPΓEToY(to be read from the inside) EΠIΦΛNoYC (Φ)IΛEΛΛHNo(Σ); exergual line;

ex: D. Grotjohann, Germany.
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Phraates III., 70 - 57 BC5 viewsAR dr., 4,14gr, 19mm; Sellwood 39.6, Shore -- , Sunrise 343;
mint: Mithradatkart; axis: 12h;
obv.: head, left, w/tiara (8 deer or antelope across crest, 3 rows of pellets, horn as side ornament), diadem, knot and 2 ribbons; mustache, medium-long pointed beard; earring represented by 3 pellets (?), multi-turn torque ending in pellet; cuirass, dotted border 10 to 14h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one hand; empty sleeve reaches below seat level and ends in pellet; below bow monogram; 7-line legend: BΛΣIΛEΩ(Σ) MEΓΛΛoV ΛPΣΛKoV EVEPΓEToV E(Π)IΦΛNoV(Σ) ΦIΛEΛΛHNo(Σ);

ex: Den of Antiquity, UK.
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Phraates III., 70 - 57 BC6 viewsAR dr., 4 gr, 20,5mm, Sellwood 39.12, Shore --, Sunrise 346;
mint: Margiane; axis: 12h;
obv.: head, left, w/tiara (8 deer or antelope along crest, 3 rows of pellets), diadem, knot and 1 broad ribbon; mustache, long beard; earring or 3 locks, multi-turn torque w/pellet finial; cuirass; dotted border 7 to 15h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one hand; empty sleeve reaching below seat; monogram below bow; 6-line legend; BΛCIΛEΩC (M)EΓΛΛoV ΛPCΛKoV (E)VEPΓEToV EΠIΦΛNoVC ΦIΛEΛΛHNoC;

ex: H. Hass, Germany.
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Phraates III., 70 - 57 BC14 viewsAR dr., 3,98gr, 18,5mm; Sellwood 38.15 (?), Shore 179var., Sunrise --;
mint: Susa (?); axis: 12h;
obv.: head, left, w/diadem and 2 ribbons; long hair in 4 waves, mustache, long pointed beard; torque;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one hand; monogram below bow; 6-line legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛoY APΣAKoY EYEPΓ(EToY) EΠIIANoY(Σ) ΦIΛEΛ(Λ)HNoΣ);

ex: W. Derfler, Germany.
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Phraates III., 70 - 57 BC8 viewsAR dr., 4,18gr, 20,1mm; Sellwood 38.15, Shore 178, Sunrise: --;
mint: Susa; axis: 12h;
obv.: head, left, w/broad diadem, 3 ribbons; long hair in 5 waves, mustache, long pointed beard; necklet w/center medallion; cuirass w/star on chest; complete dotted border;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one hand; monogram below bow; 6-line legend: BΛΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓΛΛoV APΣΛKoV (the last two letters having been moved to the right side by one letter height) EVEPΓE(ToV)(this line beginning at the level of the last letters of the previous line) EΠIIΦΛNoVΣ ΦIΛEΛΛHNo(Σ);

ex: B. Peus, Germany, auction 388/389 (ex: R. Gonnella collection);
ex: G. Hirsch, Germany, auction 176.

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Phraates III., 70 - 57 BC9 viewsAR dr., 3,98gr, 20,7mm; Sellwood 38.13, Shore 176, Sunrise 338;
mint: Artemita; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/broad diadem, knot and 2 ribbons; long hair in 5 waves, mustache, long pointed beard; multi-turn torque w/sea-horse finial; cuirass w/star on chest; dotted border 11 to 17h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one hand; monogram below bow; 6-line legend : BΛ(ΣI)ΛEΩ(Σ) MEΓAΛoY APΣAK(oY) (E)VEPΓET(oV)(to be read from the inside) EΠΦANoV(Σ) ΦIΛEΛΛHNo(Σ);

ex: David Sellwood Collection (Baldwin's Auction 90), SELLWOOD PLATE COIN in An Introduction to The Coinage of Parthia, Second Edition 1980.
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Phraates III., 70 - 57 BC8 viewsAR dr., 4,08gr, 19,3mm; Sellwood 38.13, Shore 176,177 (monogram), Sunrise 338;
mint: Artemita; axis 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem, knot and 3 ribbons ending in 3 dots of border; long hair in 5 waves, mustache, long pointed beard; multi-turn torque w/animal finial; cuirass w/star on chest; dotted border 12 to 17:30;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one hand; monogram below bow; 6-line legend: BΛCIΛEΛ(C) MEΓΛΛoV ΛPΣΛKo(V), the bottom line is rather willfully composed and illegible, EΠIΦΛNoV(Σ) ΦIΛEΛ(ΛHNoVΣ);

ex: H. Hass, Germany.
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Phraates III., 70 - 57 BC16 viewsAE15, 1,59gr., 15,23mm;
Sellw. 38.27, Shore 187;
mint: Susa
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/broad diadem and ribbons; mustache, medium-long pointed beard in waves, medium-long hair in 4 waves, necklace or torque, cuirass;
rev.: horse’s head, right, monogr. not discernible; 4-line illegible legend;

ex: Vienna Coin Show, VA.
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Phraates III., 70 - 57 BC17 viewsAE 15, 3,13gr., 15,19mm;
Sellw. 38.19, Shore 186.;
mint: Ekbatana, axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/broad diadem and 2ribbons; mustache, medium-long beard; segmented necklace; cuirass;
rev.: Pegasus flying, right, 7(?) lines of legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛOY APΣAKOY, bottom line illegible, EΠIΦANOYΣ ΦIΛEΛΛHNOΣ; monogr. under horse’s front legs?

ex: Civitas Galleries, WI.
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Phraates III., 70 - 57BC5 viewsAR dr., 3,98gr, 21,8mm; Sellwood 39.5, Shore -, Sunrise 342;
mint: Court at Rhagai; axis: 12h;
obv.: head, left, w/tiara (8 deer or antelope across crest, 3 rows of pellets, horn as side ornament); diadem, knot and 1 ribbon; mustache, medium-long pointed beard; no earring discernible, multi-turn torque w/pellet finial; cuirass; dotted border 7:30 to 12h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one hand; empty sleeve at seat level ending in pellet; monogram below bow; 7-line legend: (B)ΛCIΛE&(ΩC) MEΓΛΛoV ΛPCΛKoV EΛEP(retrograde)Γ(retrograde)EToV EΠIΦΛNoVC ΦIΛEΛΛHN(oC);

ex: H. Hass, Germany.
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Phraates III., 70 - 57 BC8 viewsAR dr, 3,76gr, 21mm; Sellwood 39.4, Shore 181var., 341;
mint: Rhagai; axis: 12h;
obv.: head, left, w/tiara (8 deer or antelope across crest, 3 rows of pellets, horn as side ornament), diadem, 1 broad ribbon; mustache, medium-long beard; earring, multi-turn torque w/pellet finial; cuirass; dotted border 9 to 14h;
rev.: archer, right, on backless throne, w/bow in one hand; empty sleeve well below seat level and ending in pellet; monogram above bow; 6-line legend: BΛCIΛEΩC MEΓΛΛoV Λ(PC)ΛKo(V) EVEPΓEToV EΠIΦΛ(NoVC) ΦIΛEΛΛHNoC, barely readable legend;

ex: J. Elsen, Belgium, auction V 73.
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Phraates III., 70 - 57 BC26 viewsAR dr., 4,11 gr, 17,9mm; Sellwood 38.13, Shore 176; Sunrise 338;
mint: Artemita; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/broad diadem, 3 ribbons; long hair in 5 waves, mustache, long pointed beard; multi-turn torque w/sea-horse finial; cuirass w/star on chest; dotted border 8:30 to 14:30;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one hand; monogram below bow; 6-line legend mostly composed of dots and quite illegible: BΛΣIΛEΛ, the following 3 lines are garbled, EΠIΦANo(V)Σ ΦIΛEΛ(ΛHNoΣ);
in: Parthika.fr, Les Différents Types;

ex: B. Peus, Auction 388, ex: B. Peus, Auction 338.
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Phraates III., 70 - 57 BC10 viewsAR dr., 3,91gr, 20,1mm; Sellwood 38.8, Shore 173, Sunrise --;
mint: Court at Mithradatkart; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/broad diadem, knot and 2 ribbons; long hair in 4 waves, mustache, long beard; multi-turn torque w/pellet finial; cuirass; dotted border 8:30 to 15h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one hand; monogram below bow; 6-line legend: BAΣIΛE(ΩΣ) MEΓAΛoV (AP)ΣAKoV EVEPΓEToV(to be read from the inside) EΠIΦANoVΣ (Φ)IΛEΛΛHNoΣ;

ex: T. Cederlind, USA.
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Phraates III., 70 - 57 BC7 viewsAR dr., 3,91gr, 19,7mm; Sellwood 38.6, Shore 172, Sunrise 337;
mint: Mithradatkart; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/broad diadem, knot and 2 ribbons; long hair in 5 waves, mustache, long beard; multi-turn torque w/pellet finial; cuirass; dotted border 9 to 15h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one hand; empty sleeve reaching below seat and ending in a double pellet; monogram below bow; 6-line legend: BAΣIΛEΩ(Σ) MEΓAΛoV APΣAKoV EVEPΓEToV (to be read from the inside) IΠIΦANoVΣ (ΦI)ΛEΛΛHNoΣ;

ex: Vienna, VA, Coin Show, ex: CNG Triton II.
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