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Parthia - Artabanus II (10-38 AD) or Gotarzes II (44-51 AD)20 viewsMetal/Size: AR 20; Weight: 3.4 grams; Denomination: Drachm; Mint: Ecbatana; Date: 10-38 AD or 44-51 AD; Obverse: Bare-headed bust left with long square cut beard, wearing diadem with loop at the top and three ends, hair almost straight, earring visible; border of dots. Reverse: Beardless archer, seated right on throne; in right hand, bow; below bow monogram 26; Greek inscription ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ / ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ / ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΣ / ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ ( KING OF KINGS / Arsaki / Beneficial DIKAIOS (righteous/just / EPIFANOUS FILELLINOS - "Friend of the Greeks") legend on left read from outside. References: Sellwood #63.6; Shore #341.museumguy
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Parthia - Artabanus II (10-38 AD) or Gotarzes II (44-51 AD)8 viewsMetal/Size: AR 20; Weight: 3.3 grams; Denomination: Drachm; Mint: Ecbatana; Date: 10-38 AD or 40-51 AD; Obverse: King facing left with long square cut beard, semi-wavy hair to jaw-line, wearing four-banded diadem with bow and three ribbons. Also wears plain torque. Earring peeks out of hair. Beads surround top of coin left to right. Reverse: Beardless archer, seated right on throne; in right hand, bow; below bow monogram; Greek inscription ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ / ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ / ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΣ / ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ ( KING OF KINGS / Arsaki / Beneficial DIKAIOS (righteous/just / EPIFANOUS FILELLINOS - "Friend of the Greeks") legend on left read from outside. References: Sellwood #63.6; Shore #341.museumguy
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Parthia - Artabanus V (216-224 AD) Reverse/Vologases VI (208-228 AD) Obverse - MULE58 viewsMetal/Size: AR20; Weight: 3.5 grams; Denomination: Drachm; Mint: Ecbatana; Date: 208-228 AD; Obverse: King facing left with long pointed beard and wearing helmet with earflap with designs on front left of helmet and earflap and sporting a row of "pellets on stalks" according to Sellwood. Wears diadem with two strands and torque around neck. Beaded border surrounds portrait allowing space for beard to poke through. Reverse: Seated archer (Arsaces)on throne holding bow, right. X with line connecting top of each line - unusual for this type and likely represents a mule (Vologases VI on obverse and Artabanus V on reverse). Legend surrounds in blundered Greek. References: Sellwood #88.18/Sellwood #89.3.2 commentsmuseumguy
Gotarzes_I_or_Sinatruces_FORVM.jpg
Parthia - Gotarzes I (91-87 BCE) or Sinatruces (93-69 BCE)34 viewsMetal/Size: AR18; Weight: 4.13 grams; Denomination: Drachm; Rhaga; Date: 93-69 BCE; Obverse:Diademed and draped bust of Gotarzes I or Sinatruces left, wearing horned tiara with ear flap and three rows of pellets, stags on crest and diadem with knot and ribbons. Has long beard, earring and torque with single pellet finial along with cuirass. Reverse: 5-line legend (Sellwood type ii) BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛOV ΛPΣΛKOV ΘEOΠATPOY NIKATOPOΣ (Of the Great King Arsaces, Divine Father, Conqueror) - archer (Arsakes I) seated right on throne, holding bow. References: Sellwood 33.4 (Gotarzes I); Shore #113-115 (Gotarzes I); Sunrise #302 & Assar (Sinatruces).2 commentsmuseumguy
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Parthia - Gotarzes I (91-87 BCE) or Sinatruces (93-69 BCE)21 viewsMetal/Size: AR 19; Weight: 4.05 grams; Denomination: Drachm; Mint: Rhagae; Date: 93-69 BCE. Obverse: Diademed and draped bust of Gotarzes I or Sinatruces left with medium-length beard and hawk nose wearing horned tiara with ear flap, three rows of pellets and stags on crest. King also wears diadem with knot and ribbons, earring, torque w/single pellet finial and cuirass. Reverse:5-line legend (Sellwood type ii) BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛOV ΛPΣΛKOV ΘEOΠATPOY NIKATOPOΣ (Of the Great King Arsaces, Divine Father, Conqueror) - archer (Arsakes I) seated right on throne, wearing bashlyk and cloak, holding bow. References: Shore #113-115 (Gotarzes I); Sellwood #33.4 (Gotarzes I); Sunrise #302 & Assar (Sinatruces).museumguy
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Parthia - Gotarzes I (91-87 BCE) or Sinatruces (93-69 BCE)22 viewsMetal/Size: AR19; Weight: 3.6 grams; Denomination: Drachm; Ecbatana; Date: 93-69 BCE; Obverse:Diademed and draped bust of Gotarzes I or Sinatruces left with medium-length beard and hawk nose wearing horned tiara with ear flap, three rows of pellets and stags on crest. King also wears diadem with knot and ribbons, earring, torque w/single pellet finial and cuirass. 5-line legend (Sellwood type ii) BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛOV ΛPΣΛKOV ΘEOΠATPOY NIKATOPOΣ (Of the Great King Arsaces, Divine Father, Conqueror) - archer (Arsakes I) seated right on throne, wearing bashlyk and cloak, holding bow. Letters MEΓ above bow on right side which makes this coin a legend ii. References: Sellwood 33.3 (Gotarzes I); Shore #110ff.2 commentsmuseumguy
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Parthia - Gotarzes II (44-51 AD)22 viewsMetal/Size: AR20; Weight: 3.8 grams; Denomination: Drachm; Mint: Ecbatana; Date: 44-51 AD; Obverse: Diademed and draped bust of king left, long beard, medium-length hair, torque with no finial. Reverse: Archer (Arsaces II) seated right on throne, holding bow; monogram below. Reference: Sellwood #665.33.museumguy
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Parthia - Gotarzes II (44-51 AD)13 viewsMetal/Size: AR 25.66; Weight: 14.6 grams; Denomination: Tetradrachm; Mint: Seleucia-on-the-Tigris; Date:49-50 AD; Obverse: Bare-headed bust left with four strand diadem, loop and three ribbons; medium-long hair in four rows of circular curls, lock on temple, mustache, long beard, four-turn necklace, cuirass/tunic with star on chest; Reverse: King, right, on throne, facing goddess w/cornucopia and receiving diadem; year XT (49 AD) between the heads; exergual line; 6-lines of legend visible: (BACIΛEΩC) (BA)CIΛEΩ(N) (A)PCAKO(Y) EVEPΓETO(Y) ΔIKAKOY(to be read from the inside) APTEMIC(IOY) EΠIΦΛNO(YC) (ΦIΛEΛΛHNOC); date: March/April 49 AD; References: Sellwood #65.20; Shore #361.1 commentsmuseumguy
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Parthia - Mithradates I (171-138 BCE)26 viewsMetal/Size: AR21; Weight: 3.56 grams; Denomination: Drachm; Mint: Hekatompylos; Date: 171-138 BCE; Obverse: Diademed bust of clean-shaven king left, wearing bashlyk and diadem with two ribbons. Reverse: Archer (Arsaces) seated right on omphalos holding bow and wearing bashlyk with diadem. Words ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ" or Great King Arsaces" surround. References: Sellwood 10.1v; Shore #12.museumguy
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Parthia - Mithradates I (171-138 BCE)17 viewsMetal/Size: AR19; Weight: 3.74 grams; Denomination: Drachm; Mint: Hekatompylos; Date: 171-138 BCE; Obverse: Diademed bust of clean-shaven king left, wearing bashlyk and diadem with two ribbons. Reverse: Archer (Arsaces) seated right on omphalos holding bow and wearing bashlyk with diadem. Words ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ" or King Arsaces" surround. References: Sellwood 9.1v; Shore #7-8; Sunrise #251.1 commentsmuseumguy
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Parthia - Mithradates II (123-88 BCE)34 viewsMetal/Size: AR20; Weight: 4.19 grams; Denomination: Drachm; Mint: Ecbatana; Date: 123-88 BCE; Obverse: King facing left with long beard and prominent nose, torque ending in griffin, bare-headed with diadem and earring. Circular border of pellets running left to right above but not below. Reverse: Beardless archer (probably founder Arsaces) wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow and arrow in right hand; no border; square four-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ (Great King Arsaces the Noble). References: Sellwood #26.1; Shore #59.museumguy
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Parthia - Mithradates II (123-88 BCE)17 viewsMetal/Size: AR21; Weight: 3.8 grams; Denomination: Drachm; Mint: Rhaga; Date: 123-88 BCE; Obverse: Long-bearded bust of king left wearing diadem, torque ending in sea horse (hippocamp), earring, circular border of pellets. Reverse: Beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak, seated right on omphalos, holding bow- no border - square five-line Greek inscription (ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ) (Great King of Kings Arsaces God Manifest). References: Sellwood #27.1; Shore #85.museumguy
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Parthia - Mithradates II (123-88 BCE)16 viewsMetal/Size: AR19; Weight: 4.11 grams; Denomination: Drachm; Mint: Ecbatana; Date: 123-88 BCE; Obverse: Long-bearded bust left wearing tiara (T28iii) with six-pointed star and earflap; torque with single or double pellet finial; earring. This portrait shows a pointed rather than bulbous nose. No border. Reverse: Beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; no border; five-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ (Great King of Kings Arsaces God Manifest). Reference: Sellwood #28.3.museumguy
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Parthia - Mithradates II (123-88 BCE)16 viewsSize/Metal: AR17; Weight: 4.0 grams; Mint: Rhagae; Denomination: Drachm; Date: 123-88 BCE; Obverse: Bust of king left, wearing tiara with 8-pointed star and beaded decoration. King has long beard, diadem, and torque ending with pellet; earring. Reverse: Seated archer wearing bashlyk right holding bow. 5 line legend - ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ (Of the Great King of Kings Arsaces, the Noble). References: Sellwood #28.6 variant; Shore 94ff.
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Parthia - Mithradates II (123-88 BCE)30 viewsMetal/Size: AR20; Weight: 3.3 grams; Denomination: Drachm; Mint: Ecbatana; Date: 121-91 BCE; Obverse: Diademed bust left, wearing pellet-ending torque around neck, long full beard, circle of pellets. Reverse: Beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on omphalos, holding bow in right hand; no border; square four-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ (Great King Arsaces God Manifest). References: Sellwood #24.9; Shore #69.1 commentsmuseumguy
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Parthia - Mithradates II (123-88 BCE)22 viewsMetal/Size: 17.7 mm; Weight: 3.70 grams; Denomination: Dichalkon Mint: Ecbatana Date: 123-88 BCE; Obverse: King facing left with long beard and wearing diadem. Possible "M" behind head. Reverse: Horse head right; no border; square four-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ. ("Great King Arsaces the Noble"). References: Sellwood #26.28.1 commentsmuseumguy
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Parthia - Mithradates II (123-88 BCE)21 viewsSize/Metal: AR20; Weight: 3.80 grams; Mint: Rhagae; Denomination: Drachm; Date: 123-88 BCE; Obverse: Bust of king left, wearing diadem and earring. King has long beard and torque ending with pellet; Reverse: Seated archer wearing bashlyk right holding bow. 4 line linear legend with additional words on a curve to left - ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ (Of the Great King of Kings Arsaces, the Noble). References: Sellwood #27.1; Shore 85.1 commentsmuseumguy
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Parthia - Mithradates II (123-88 BCE)22 viewsMetal/Size: AR20; Weight: 4.18 grams; Denomination: Drachm; Mint: Rhagae; Date: 109-96/5 BCE; Obverse: Diademed bust left, wearing pellet-ending torque around neck, long full beard, circle of pellets. Reverse: Beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on omphalos, holding bow in right hand; no border; square five-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ (Great King of Kings Arsaces God Manifest). References: Sellwood #27.1; Shore #85; Sunrise #293.2 commentsmuseumguy
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Parthia - Mithradates II (123-88 BCE)11 viewsMetal/Size: AR20; Weight: 4.0 grams; Denomination: Drachm; Mint: Ecbatana; Date: 123-88 BCE; Obverse: King's head left w/tiara iii with six-pointed star and three rows of beads with earflap and diadem with two ribbons; mustache, long beard, earring, necklace with two consecutive. pellet finial; cuirass. Reverse: Archer (Arsaces), right, on throne, w/bow in right hand; 5-line legend: BΛΣIΛEΩΣ BΛΣIΛEΩ(N) MEΓΛΛoY APΣAKoY EΠIΦANoV(Σ) (Great Arsaces King of Kings, God-like). References: Sellwood #28.3; Shore #97; Sunrise #414.museumguy
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Parthia - Mithradates II (123-88 BCE)17 viewsMetal/Size: AR20; Weight: 3.9 grams; Denomination: Drachm; Mint: Rhagae; Date: 123-88 BCE; Obverse: Bust of king left, wearing tiara with ear flap and eight-pointed star. Tiara has two rows of beads with half-moon designs between rows. Double-banded diadem with two ribbons attached. Long beard, earring and torque with hippocamp. Reverse: Archer (Arsaces) wearing bashlyk and seated right holding bow - five lines of text ("Great King of Kings Arsaces, the Noble"). Reference: Sellwood #28.1.1 commentsmuseumguy
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Parthia - Mithradates II (123-88 BCE)10 viewsMetal/Size: AR20; Weight: 4.1 grams; Denomination: Drachm; Mint: Eastern Imitation; Date: 123-88 BCE; Obverse: Long-bearded bust left wearing tiara (T28i) with eight-pointed star, no circle design below diadem; griffin-ended (?) torque. Reverse: Beardless archer (Arsaces) wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; no border, five line Greek inscription. References: Sellwood #28.1v; Shore #94ff.museumguy
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Parthia - Mithradates II (123-88 BCE)11 viewsMetal/Size: AE20; Weight: 3.20 grams; Denomination: Dichalkon; Mint: Rhagae; Date: 123-88 BCE; Obverse: Diademed draped bust of King left with symbols in Greek behind bust. Reverse: Head of horse right; square 5-line Greek inscriptions around - ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ (Great King of Kings Arsaces the Noble). Reference: Sellwood #27.10.museumguy
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Parthia - Mithradates II (123-88 BCE)7 viewsMetal/Size: AE16; Weight: 2.29 grams; Denomination: Chalkous; Mint: Susa; Date: 123-88 BCE; Obverse: King sports long beard and wears tiara (with earflap)with 2(?) rows of pellets around 8(?)-pointed star along with diadem containing two flowing ribbons. King has earring and wears torque around neck. Reverse: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ (Great King of Kings Arsaces God Manifest), Nike standing r., holding wreath and palm branch. Reference: Sellwood #28.21(?).museumguy
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Parthia - Mithradates II (123-88 BCE)20 viewsMetal/Size: AR20; Weight: 4.18 grams; Mint: Ecbatana; Denomination: Drachm; Date: 123-88 BCE; Obverse: Long-bearded bust left wearing tiara (T28vii) with eight-point star, ear flaps and griffin-ended torque; wears diadem underneath tiara with two ribbons. Reverse: Beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; no border; five-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ (Of the Great King of Kings Arsaces, the Noble). References: Sellwood #28.7; Shore #99.1 commentsmuseumguy
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Parthia - Mithradates III (57-54 BCE)12 viewsMetal/Size: AR16; Weight: 3.9 grams; Denomination: Drachm; Mint: Ecbatana; Date: 57-54 BCE; Obverse: Short-bearded and short-haired bust left wearing double-banded diadem and segmented necklet with medallion; circular border of pellets. Reverse: Beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; behind archer's head, B; above throne back, T; below bow, monogram [~]; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΘΕΟΥ ΕΥΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ (Of the) Great King Arsaces, the Just, the Noble, Friend of the Greeks. Reference: Sellwood #40.2.museumguy
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Parthia - Mithradates III (57-54 BCE)37 viewsMetal/Size: AR19; Weight: 4.12 grams; Denomination: Drachm; Mint: Mithradatkart; Date: 57-54 BCE; Obverse: Short-bearded, mustachioed bust of king left, wearing double-banded diadem, segmented necklet with a medallion. Hair in five rows. Reverse: Archer (Arsaces) seated right on throne, holding bow and wearing bashlyk - monogram below. Legend possibly: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΘΕΟΥ ΕΥΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ (Of the) Great King Arsaces, the Just, the Noble, God-like, Friend of the Greeks. Reference: Sellwood #40.3; Shore #190.1 commentsmuseumguy
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Parthia - Mithradates III (57-54 BCE)10 viewsMetal/Size: AR20; Weight: 3.94 grams; Denomination: Drachm; Mint: Kangavar; Date: 57-54 BCE; Obverse: Short-bearded, mustachioed bust of king left, wearing double-banded diadem, segmented necklet with a medallion. Circular border of pellets. Reverse: Beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; below bow, monogram [~]; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΘΕΟΥ ΕΥΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ ((Of the) Great King Arsaces, the Just, the Noble, God-like, Friend of the Greeks). Reference: Sellwood #40.9; Shore #197.museumguy
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Parthia - Mithradates IV (129-140 AD)9 viewsMetal/Size: AR18; Weight: 3.7 grams; Denomination: Drachm; Mint: Ecbatana; Date: 129-140 AD; Obverse: King's bust facing left, wearing diadem with extra lines with loop at back. Also wears earring and has long pointed beard with torque (no finial) around neck. Hair in two waves. Reverse: Archer seated right on throne holding bow, monogram 26 below bow; six line Greek inscription; left side inscription reads from outside. Aramaic inscription on top line. Reference: Sellwood #82.3; Shore #425; Sunrise #450.museumguy
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Parthia - Orodes I (90-80 BCE) or Mithradates III (87-80 BCE)12 viewsMetal/Size: AR20; Weight: 3.9 grams; Denomination: Drachm; Mint: Ecbatana; Date: 90-80 BCE or 57-54 BCE); Obverse: Bearded bust left wearing tiara (T31i) with six-pointed star and ear flap; pellet-ended torque; circular border of pellets. Reverse: Beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak, seated right on omphalos, holding bow in right hand - no border - square five-line Greek inscription ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΑΥΤΟΚΡΑΤΟΡΟΣ ΦΙΛΟΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ (Of the) Great King Arsaces, the Autocrat, the Father-Loving, the Greek-Loving, the Noble. References: Sellwood #31.5; Shore #122; Assar (Mithradates III).museumguy
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Parthia - Orodes I (90-80 BCE) or Mithradates III (87-80 BCE)29 viewsMetal/Size: AR19; Weight: 4.09; Mint: Margiane; Denomination: Drachm; Date: 90-80 BCE; Obverse: Bust of king left with medium length beard left wearing tiara with star and pellet-ended torque around neck - border of pellets; diadem. Reverse: Archer (Arsaces) seated right holding bow - seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΑΥΤΟΚΡΑΤΟΡΟΣ ΦΙΛΟΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ (Of the Great King Arsakes, Autocrat, the Father-Loving, the Noble, the Greek-Loving.) Reference: Sellwood #31.9.1 commentsmuseumguy
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Parthia - Orodes I (90-80 BCE) or Mithradates III (87-80 BCE)22 viewsMetal/Size: AR 19; Weight: 3.96 grams; mint: Rhaga; Year: 90-80 BCE; Obverse: King left with medium-length beard wearing a tiara with ear flap and with six pointed star and three rows of beads, diadem, earring, torque ending in pellet. Reverse: Beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cload seated right on a throne, holding a bow "BASILEWS MEGALOY APSAKOY AYTOKPATOPOS FILOPATOROS FILELLENOS EPIFANOYS" (Of the Great King Arsakes, Autocrat, the Father-Loving, the Noble, the Greek-Loving.) Reference: Sellwood 31.6?museumguy
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Parthia - Orodes II (57-38 BCE) 10 viewsMetal/Size: AR 20; Weight: 3.8 grams; Denomination: Drachm; Date: 57-38 BCE; Mint: Rhaga; Obverse: Bust left with short beard wearing diadem and hippocamp or griffin-ended torque; star before, crescent behind head; wart visible on forehead; hair just below jaw-line in five waves; circular border of pellets. Reverse: Beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; behind archer, anchor (A48v); below bow, monogram [?]; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ. Reference: Sellwood #48.10.museumguy
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Parthia - Orodes II (57-38 BCE) 12 viewsMetal/Size: AR 19; Weight: 3.9 grams; Denomination: Drachm; Mint: Mithradatkart; Date: 57-38 BCE; Obverse: Short-bearded bust left wearing diadem and pellet-ended torque, star before and crescent behind; wart is visible on forehead; circular border of pellets. Reverse: Archer seated right, holding bow; anchor behind, monogram before. Reference: Sellwood #47.31.museumguy
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Parthia - Orodes II (57-38 BCE) 14 viewsMetal/Size: AR 20; Weight: 3.89 grams; Denomination: Drachm; Mint: Ecbatana; Date: 57-38 BCE. Bust left with short beard wearing diadem and hippocamp or griffin-ended torque; star before, crescent above star behind; wart visible on forehead; hair just below jaw-line in five waves. Reverse: Beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; behind archer, anchor (A48i); below bow, monogram [~]; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ ("King of Kings Arsacid, Beneficent, Just, Illustriously born, Lover of Greece"). References: Sellwood #48.6; Shore #258.museumguy
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Parthia - Orodes II (57-38 BCE)20 viewsMetal/Size: AR19; Weight: 4.03 grams; Mint: Mithradatkart; Denomination: Drachm; Date: 57-38 BCE; Obverse: Diademed bust of Orodes left, wearing torque ending in pellet. He exhibits short beard on weak chin. Hair is medium length in five waves; circular border of pellets. Reverse: Beardless archer (Arsaces) wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; Mithradatkart monogram below; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ ("King of Kings Arsacid, Beneficent, Just, Illustriously born, Lover of Greece"). References: Sellwood #45.14; Shore #225.1 commentsmuseumguy
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Parthia - Orodes II (57-38 BCE)13 viewsMetal/Size: AR20; Weight: 3.97 grams; Mint: Ecbatana; Denomination: Drachm; Date: 57-38 BCE; Obverse: Diademed bust of king left, wearing torque with no upper end, short beard, hair in five waves, diadem-beads around upper perimeter. Reverse: Beardless archer (Arsaces) wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; Ecbatana monogram below; seven-line Greek inscription References: Sellwood #45.10; Sunrise #366v.museumguy
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Parthia - Orodes II (57-38 BCE)8 viewsMetal/Size: AE 14; Weight: 1.5 grams; Denomination: Chalkous; Date: 57-38 BCE; Mint: Mithradatkart; Obverse: Bust left with pointed beard and wavy hair, wearing diadem, circular border of pellets. Reverse: Arsacid symbol and monogram at right; no border. Reference: Sellwood #47.46.museumguy
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Parthia - Orodes II (57-38 BCE)7 viewsMetal/Size: AR22; Weight: 3.98 grams; Mint: Margiane; Denomination: Drachm; Date: 57-38 BCE; Obverse: Diademed bust of Orodes left, wearing torque with no upper end, moustache, short beard, diadem joined at the ends, hair falls in four waves. Reverse: Archer (Arsaces) seated right on throne, holding bow - monogram of Margiana below bow. References: Sellwood #46.13; Sunrise #361-366v.museumguy
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Parthia - Orodes II (57-38 BCE)10 viewsMetal/Size: AR19; Weight: 4.0 grams; Mint: Ecbatana; Denomination: Drachm; Date: 57-38 BCE; Obverse: Bust left, beard pointed, wart on forehead, torque ends in sea-horse, behind crescent above star, in front star-beads across top, diadem with two/three ribbons, hair in five rows. Reverse: Archer (Arsakes) seated right holding bow, anchor IV in Sellwood, legend ii in Sellwood, below bow A with bar across top, symbol of Ecbatana. References: Sellwood #48.9.museumguy
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Parthia - Orodes II (57-38 BCE)8 viewsMetal/Size: AR20; Weight: 3.9 grams; Mint: Ecbatana; Denomination: Drachm; Date: 57-38 BCE; Obverse: Diademed and cuirassed bust left, with short beard. Torque ends in sea-horse. Wart evident on far head. Two stars and crescent frame bust. Face, mostly seen in nose and chin is very angular. Reverse: Archer seated right on throne, holding bow, monogram beneath; above, ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ on right ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩN on right , APΣAKOV in exergue, EVEPΓETOV / ΔΙΚΑΙΟY on left, ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟVΣ / ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ. Anchor #3 in Sellwood appears to be closest. References: Sellwood #48.8.museumguy
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Parthia - Orodes II (57-38 BCE)16 viewsMetal/Size: AE12; Weight: 3.0 grams; Mint: Unknown; Denomination: Chalkous; Date: 57-38 BCE; Obverse: Short-bearded bust left wearing diadem and pellet-ended torque; circular border of pellets; hair in 4/5 rows, wart present on brow. Reverse: Double-humped camel sitting right; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ (("King of Kings Arsaces, Beneficent, Just, Illustriously born, Lover of Greece"). References: Sellwood #45 variant.1 commentsmuseumguy
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Parthia - Osroes II (190-208 AD)8 viewsMetal/Size: AR19; Weight: 3.5 grams; Denomination: Drachm; Mint: Ecbatana; Date: 190-208 AD; Obverse: Facing left bust of king with long, tapered beard wearing tiara with ear flap and pellets on crest and vertically on side of diadem with loops and four pendant ends. Reverse: Archer seated facing right on throne holding bow, below monogram. The legend is in Greek and Aramaic, blundered at that (Greek illegible; Aramaic = ḥwsrw MLK'). References: Sellwood #85.1; Shore #437.
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Parthia - Pacorus II (77/78-105 AD)37 viewsMetal/Size: AR23; Weight: 3.2 grams; Denomination: Drachm; Ecbatana; Date: 77/78-105 AD; Obverse: Bust of Pacorus left with short, pointed beard rounded on sides, moustache and wearing tiara and crown with four-banded diadem with double loop and three ribbons. A temple lock is present below diadem. Tiara has six hooks on top with a double-hook in center. King wears earring and a necklace which shows only top two bands. There is a dotted border showing 20 full beads-rest are faded out or off flan. Reverse: Archer (Arsaces) seated right on throne, wearing bashlyk and holding bow. 7 line retrograde legend: OΛIIΛEΛC OΛIIΛEΛN ΛPIΛNOV ΔIXΛIOV IVIIΓITO(V) IΠIΦΛNOVC ΦIΛIΛHNOC. Mint symbol of Ecbatana. References: Sellwood 77.8 (Gotarzes I); Shore #399 (Gotarzes I); Sunrise #434.1 commentsmuseumguy
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Parthia - Pacorus II (77/78-105 AD)11 viewsMetal/Size: AR21; Weight: 3.2 grams; Denomination: Drachm; Ecbatana; Date: 77/78-105 AD; Obverse: Bare headed king left, no facial hair, wearing diadem with four bands, a double-loop back of head and three ribbons; earring visible, beads surround. Reverse: Archer (Arsaces) right on throne with bow in one hand and monogram below bow, left lower leg either missing or made to look like it is directly behind right leg - 5 line legend visible (OΛCI(Λ)EΛC OΛCI(Λ)EΛN HIIN ΛIVΛO: IΛUO(last two to be read from the inside), IΦΛNOVC IΛΛHXO). References: Sellwood 73.12; Sunrise-Sinisi Type Va, p. 89.1 commentsmuseumguy
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Parthia - Phraataces (2 BC - 4 AD)13 viewsMetal/Size: AR19; 3.4 grams; Denomination: Drachm; Mint: Mithradatkart; Date: 2 BC-4 AD; Obverse: Bust left with pointed beard wearing diadem and three-banded spiral torque with no visible end; no wart; in front, star above, crescent behind; Nike flying left with diadem; circular border of pellets. Beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; star behind archer; below bow, monogram 28; seven-line blundered Greek inscription (L56ii); no border. References: Sellwood #56.7;
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Parthia - Phraates III (70-57 BCE)31 viewsMetal/Size: AR21; Weight: 3.94 grams; Denomination: Drachm; Mint: Ecbatana; Date: 70-57 BCE; Obverse: Medium-bearded bust left wearing tiara with ear flaps and decorated on side with horn; stags with prominent antlers around crest; circular border of pellets; wears torque without finial. Reverse:Beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; below bow, monogram [~]; no border; six-line Greek inscription; References: Sellwood #39.2; Shore #180.2 commentsmuseumguy
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Parthia - Phraates IV (38-2 BCE)14 viewsMetal/Size: AR17; 3.8 grams; Denomination: Drachm; Mint: Ecbatana; Date: 38-2 BCE; Obverse: Bust of Phraates IV left with medium-length pointed beard, wart on forehead, wearing segmented necklet and diadem, hair in five rows, eagle with wreath in beak behind head. Reverse: Archer (Arsaces) seated right holding bow - seven lines of text surrounding ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ / ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩN - ΑΡΣΑKΟΥ - ΕΥΕPΓΕΤΟΥ / ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ - EΠΙΦΑΝΟΥC / ΦΙΕΛΛΗΝΟY (King of Kings Arsaces, God-like, the Just, the Noble, Friend of the Greeks). Symbol of Ecbatana under bow. References: Sellwood #52.10; Shore #278.
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Parthia - Phraates IV (38-2 BCE)11 viewsMetal/Size: AR21; 2.5 grams; Denomination: Drachm; Mint: Rhaga; Date: 38-2 BCE; Obverse: Bare-headed bust left with medium-length pointed beard, wart on brow, segmented necklet, wearing diadem; eagle behind head holding wreath. Reverse: Beardless archer seated right on throne holding bow, below bow monogram; Greek legend (Type II) but somewhat illegible. References: Sellwood #52.13; Shore #281.museumguy
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Parthia - Phraates IV (38-2 BCE)23 viewsMetal/Size: AR18; Weight: 3.95 grams; Denomination: Drachm; Mint: Rhagae; Date: 38-2 BCE; Obverse: Diademed and draped bust left; medium pointed beard with upturned mustache, necklet, wart on forehead, five rows of hair; behind, eagle standing left placing wreath on head; diadem with three ribbons. Reverse: Archer seated right on throne, holding bow; below, monogram; seven line botched legend. References: Sellwood #52.12; Shore #280.museumguy
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Parthia - Phraates IV (38-2 BCE)9 viewsMetal/Size: AR19; 2.94 grams; Denomination: Drachm; Mint: Ecbatana; Date: 38-2 BCE; Obverse: Bust of Phraates IV left with medium-length pointed beard, wart on forehead, wearing segmented necklet and diadem, hair in five rows, eagle with wreath behind head. Reverse: Archer (Arsaces) seated right holding bow - seven lines of text surrounding ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ / ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩN - ΑΡΣΑKΟΥ - ΕΥΕPΓΕΤΟΥ / ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ - EΠΙΦΑΝΟΥC / ΦΙΕΛΛΗΝΟY (King of Kings Arsaces, God-like, the Just, the Noble, Friend of the Greeks). Symbol of Ecbatana under bow. References: Sellwood #52.10; Shore #276.museumguy
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Parthia - Phraates IV (38-2 BCE)7 viewsMetal/Size: AR19; Weight: 3.4 grams; Denomination: Drachm; Mint: Ecbatana; Date: 38-2 BCE; Obverse: Bare-headed bust of king left, w/ broad 3-layer diadem and 3 ribbons; medium-long hair in 5 waves, mustache, pointed beard; necklace (not evident on this coins); wart on forehead; in right upper field eagle offering diadem; a very Eastern looking portrait from Ecbatana. Reverse: Archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one hand and monogram below bow; 6-line legend: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ / - ΑΡΣΑKΟΥ - ΕΥΕPΓΕΤΟΥ / ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ - EΠΙΦΑΝΟΥC / ΦΙΕΛΛΗΝΟY (King of Kings Arsaces, God-like, the Just, the Noble, Friend of the Greeks).
References: Sellwood 52.10; Shore #277?.
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Parthia - Unknown King (80-70 BCE)8 viewsMetal/Size: AR20; Weight: 3.1 grams; Denomination: Drachm; Mint: Rhagae; Date: 80-70 BCE; Obverse: Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem, three rows of hair covering ear; single-pellet-ended torque; circular border of pellets. Reverse: Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne; empty cloak sleeve ends in pellet reaching well below seat level, holding bow in right hand; no border; five-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΘΕΟΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ; References: Sellwood 30.16; Shore #134.museumguy
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Parthia - Unknown King (80-70 BCE)16 viewsMetal/Size: AR21; Weight: 3.6 grams; Denomination: Drachm; Mint: Ecbatana; Date: 80-70 BCE; Obverse: Bare-headed bust 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. Reverse: Beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne; five-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΘΕΟΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ; References: Sellwood 30.14; Shore #131.1 commentsmuseumguy
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Parthia - Vardanes I (40-45 AD)10 viewsMetal/Size: AR20; Weight: 6.4 grams; Mint: Ecbatana; Denomination: Drachm; Date: 40-45 AD; Obverse: Bust left with short pointed beard, hair in three distinct waves, three lines on brow (two diagonal and one horizontal), diadem (four bands) with three ribbons and double-loop, earring, torque, and beads across top.. Reverse: Archer (Arsaces) enthroned right holding bow wearing bashlyk - symbol of mint Ecbatana below bow. Legend is 7-lines of blundered Greek: (OACIΛEΩC) OACIΛE(ΩN) APIΛNO(V) ΔIXΛIOV E(3 stacked dots)VE(3 stacked dots)PΓETOV (EΠ)IΦΛNOVC (ΦIΛ)IΛΛXOC.. References: Sellwood #64.31; Sunrise #414; Shore #353.museumguy
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Parthia - Vologases I (51-78 AD)8 viewsMetal/Size: AR 19; Weight: 3.6 grams; Denomination: Drachm; Mint: Ecbatana; Date: 51-78 AD; Obverse: Bust left, beard tapered but square cut, wart on brow, earring visible, hair in five waves, neck torque contains row of pellets, beaded border, Aramaic inscription behind head (= wl). Reverse: Archer (Arsaces) enthroned right wearing bashlyk - lambda omitted from first two lines of somewhat blundered inscription. References: Sellwood #71.3.museumguy
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Parthia - Vologases I (51-78 AD)10 viewsMetal/Size: AR 20; Weight: 3.5 grams; Denomination: Drachm; Mint: Ecbatana; Date: 51-78 AD; Obverse: bare-headed, left, w 4-strand diadem, 2 loops and 3 ribbons; med.-long hair in 5 waves, med.-long tapered beard cut at the end, mustache; wart on forehead; earring, 3 layer necklace; dotted border 8 to 15h. Reverse: Archer w/distinct face but missing one lower leg, right, on throne, w/bow in one outstretched hand and monogram below bow; 6 lines of legend visible: OΛCIΛEΛC OΛCIΛEΛN ΛIIΛI ΛIXVΛ EΠIΦΛHO ΦIΛEΛΛ. References: Sellwood 70.13; Shore #373.museumguy
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Parthia - Vologases III (105-147 AD)15 viewsMetal/Size: AR18; Weight: 3.6 grams; Denomination: Drachm; Mint: Ecbatana; Date: 105-147 AD; Obverse: Bareheaded bust left with long pointed beard, wearing diadem with loop and three ends; border of dots. Reverse: King Arsaces seated with bow facing right. Legend could be: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΟΛΑΓΑΣΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ ("Of the King of Kings, Arsaces, Vologases the Just, the Noble, the Greek-Loving"). Reference: Sellwood #78.7.museumguy
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Parthia - Vologases III (105-147 AD)25 viewsMetal/Size: AR21; Weight: 3.47 grams; Denomination: Drachm; Mint: Ecbatana; Date: 105-147 AD; Obverse: Diademed (with double knot behind head) bust left with long pointed beard and mustache, earring and hair in three waves. Reverse: Archer (Arsakes I) seated right on throne, holding bow; monogram below bow. References: Sellwood 78.5?; Shore 415. Note: Assar believes this coin to be of Pacorus (78-120 AD).1 commentsmuseumguy
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Parthia - Vologases III (105-147 AD)6 viewsMetal/Size: AR19; Weight: 3.58 grams; Denomination: Drachm; Mint: Ecbatana; Date: 105-147 AD; Obverse: Portrait of king left wearing diadem with three ribbons hanging above a knot. King sports long beard and three rows of hair; earring in left ear; wears pectoral, border of dots. Reverse: King Arsaces seated with bow facing right. Legend could be: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΟΛΑΓΑΣΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ ("Of the King of Kings, Arsaces, Vologases the Just, the Noble, the Greek-Loving"). References: Sellwood 78.7. museumguy
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Parthia - Vologases III (105-147 AD)11 viewsMetal/Size: AE20; Weight: 2.70 grams; Denomination: Dichalkon; Mint: Seleucia-on-the-Tigris; Date: 105-147 AD; Obverse: Bust facing, pointed beard, wearing a tiara with earflaps; at right inscription (?). Reverse: Tyche left seated on a column; in front, a palm branch. Reference: Sellwood #79.50.museumguy
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Parthia - Vologases IV (147-191 AD)9 viewsMetal/Size: AR 20; Weight: 2.3 grams; Denomination: Drachm; Mint: Ecbatana; Date: 147-191 AD; Obverse: Bearded bust of king left, wearing diademed tiara with earflap and hooked appendages - diadem ends as three lines; border of dots. Reverse: Beardless archer (Arsaces?), wearing kyrbasia and cloak, seated right on throne. Right hand holding bow in front. Two dashes above monogram - all below archer's arm. "A" beneath bow. Greek illegible; Aramaic = wlgŝy MLK'. References: Sellwood 84.131; Shore #434.museumguy
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Parthia - Vologases IV (147-191 AD)55 viewsMetal/Size: AR 29; Weight: 12.41 grams; Denomination: Tetradrachm; Mint: Seleucia-on-the-Tigris; Date:153 AD (465 ΕΞΥ ΔΙΟΥ); Obverse: Bust left with long, tapered beard with square cut end; wearing diadem and tiara with hooks on crest, horn on side and long, curved earflap. Lock of hair representing royal wart on forehead; earring visible, B behind head. Diadem with loop at top and four ends. Reverse: Male wearing tiara with "hooks" round crest and diadem seated left on throne, extending right hand, grasping hilt of sword in left; to his left, Tyche stands right presenting diadem in right hand, holding scepter in left; above diadem, Greek letters ΣΞΥ; below baseline, Greek letters ΔΙΟΥ; seven-line Greek inscription (L84i); no border - ΒΑΣΙΛΣΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΣΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΟΛΑΓΑΣΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΣ ΣΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΣΛΛΗΝΟΣ (King of Kings Arsaces, Vologases the Just the Noble, the Greek Loving). References: Sellwood #84.16; Shore #428.2 commentsmuseumguy
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Parthia - Vologases IV (147-191 AD)14 viewsMetal/Size: AR 21; Weight: 3.8 grams; Denomination: Drachm; Mint: Ecbatana; Date: 147-191 AD; Obverse: Bust of king left with long full beard (6 lines), wearing diademed tiara with ear flap and hooked appendages as well as torque (3 lines, no finial); diadem ends as three ribbons; border of dots. Reverse: Beardless archer (Arsaces?), wearing kyrbasia and cloak, seated right on throne. Right hand holding bow in front. Dash above monogram - all below archer's arm. "Δ" beneath bow. No pellet above bow. 7 lines of text - Greek illegible; Aramaic = wlgŝy MLK'. References: Sellwood 84.130.1 commentsmuseumguy
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Parthia - Vologases IV (147-191 AD)8 viewsMetal/Size: AE 15; Weight: 2.6 grams; Denomination: Dichalkon; Mint: Seleucia-on-the-Tigris; Date: 147-191 AD; Obverse: Bust left, long beard, wearing a tiara with hooks on crest, horn on side and a curved neck flap in front, date in front of head. Reverse: Nike seated left on column, with palm to her right; no discernible dates or monograms. Reference: Sellwood 84.155.museumguy
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Parthia - Vonones II (8-12 AD)21 viewsMetal/Size: AR 21; Weight: 3.82 grams; Denomination: Drachm; Mint: Ecbatana; Date: 8-12 AD; Obverse: Helmeted bust facing, wearing diadem; helmet with horn; at each side of bust are six-pointed stars; Reverse: Archer seated right on throne holding bow; monogram below Greek inscription. References: Sellwood #67.1; Shore #368.1 commentsmuseumguy
     
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