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Artabanos II. 10 - 38 AD38 viewsAR dr., 3,65gr, 19,4mm; Sellwood 63.12, Shore 347, Sunrise - ;
mint: Mithradatkert; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/4-strand diadem, 2 loops and 3 ribbons;medium-long, almost straight hair, mustache, long square-cut beard; earring, 3-turn necklace; tunic/cuirass; star over crescent in left upper field; dotted border 9 - 14h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in outstretched hand; below bow monogram; 4-line legend composed of V’s and Λ’s;

ex: J. Elsen, BEL, Vente 70, #321
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Artabanos II., 10 - 38 AD45 viewsAE10, 1,0gr., 9,7mm;
Sellw. 63.25, Shore 578;
mint: Ekbatana
obv.: bare-headed, left; mustache, medium-long beard represented by 5 vertical lines, medium-long straight hair, 3-layer necklace, earring;
rev.: possibly amphora;

This coin is difficult to attribute because of the rev. It could either be an amphora jug or a 3/4 goddess with a chunky torso. Open to reassignment.
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Artabanos II., 10 - 38 AD35 viewsAE dr., 3,59gr, 17,7mm; Sellwood 63.16, Shore-, Sunrise - , Koch Gr. 4, 18-21
mint: Margiane; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem, 2 loops and 3 ribbons; medium-long, straight hair, mustache, long beard squared at the end; earring; star over crescent in left upper field; dotted border 11-16h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in outstretched hand; below bow monogram Π; meaningless legend;

ex: Pars Coins, CA.
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Artabanos II., 10 - 38 AD37 viewsAR tdr., 13,79gr, 25, 4mm; Sellwood 62.1.; Shore 331, Sunrise 410 (Artabanos IV.);
mint: Seleukia; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem, 2 loops and 4 ribbons; medium-long hair in 3 waves, mustache, long tapered beard cut at end; 4-turn necklace; tunic or cuirass; dotted border 4:30 to 6h;
rev.: king, left, on throne, facing goddess w/palm branch in outstretched hand; between heads ΔΛT; in front of goddess small kneeling figure, right, offering diadem to king; exergual line; 4 lines of legend visible: from the left side: ΛPCΛKO(Y) right side: (B)ΛCIΛC(ΩN) in exergue: CYCPΓCT(OY) to be read from the inside, (A)PTCMIC(TIOY); dated April 23 AD;

ex: Vienna Coin Show, VA.
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Artabanos II., 10 - 38 AD36 viewsAR dr., 3,65gr, 19,6mm; Sellwood 61.7, Shore 337, Sunrise -;
mint: Ekbatana; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/4-strand diadem, 2 loops and 3 ribbons; long hair in 2 flowing waves, mustache, long pointed beard; 3-turn necklace; dotted border 12 - 14:30h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in vise-like outstretched hand; monogram A w/dot below bow; 7-line legend:
BΛCILE(ΩC) BΛCIΛEΩ(N) (ΛP)CΛNO(Y) EYEPΓETO(Y) ΔIXΛIOY (E)ΠIΦΛNOYC) ΦIΛEΛΛHXO(C); the capital letters Beta and Omikron are identical and represented by an upright rectangle. Sigma becomes C.

ex: Vienna Coin Show, VA.
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Artabanos II., 10 - 38 AD35 viewsAR dr., 3,34gr, 20,3mm; Sellwood 63.6, Shore 341, Sunrise 412 (Artabanos IV);
mint: Ekbatana; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/4-strand diadem, 2 loops and 3 ribbons; medium-long, almost straight hair, mustache, long square-cut beard; earring, 3-turn necklace; tunic/cuirass; dotted border 8:30 - 15h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in vise-like outstretched hand; below bow monogram; 7-line legend: BΛCIΛEΩC BΛCIΛEΩN ΛPCΛNOΔ EVEPΓETO(V) ΔIXAIOV (E)ΠIΦΛNOYC ΦIΛEΛΛXOC.
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Artabanos II., 10 - 38 AD26 viewsAR dr., 3,46gr, 22,9mm; Sellwood 63.6, Shore 345, Sunrise 412 (Artabanos IV.);
mint: Ekbatana; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/4-strand diadem, 2 loops and 3 ribbons; medium-long, almost straight hair, mustache, long square-cut beard; earring, 3-turn necklace; tunic/cuirass w/star on chest; dotted border 9:30 - 13:30h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in vise-like outstretched hand; below bow monogram; 7-line legend: BΛCIΛEΩ(C) BΛCIΛEΩN ΛPCΛ(KOV) EVEPΓPETO(V) ΔIXAIOV (E)ΠIΦΛNOYC (ΦIΛE)ΛΛXOC, plus one extra line, (E)ΠIΦΛNOYC, on the left side - possibly a remnant of a previous strike;

ex: Intercollecteur, FRA; ex: J. Elsen, Vente 66, 2001, # 374.
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Artabanos II., 10 - 38 AD18 viewsAR dr., 3,73gr, 20,9mm; Sellwood 63.7, Shore 346, Sunrise - ;
mint: Rhagai (?); axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/4-strand diadem, 2 loops and 3 ribbons; short, straight hair, mustache, beard off flan; earring, 3-turn necklace; dotted border 9 - 15:30h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in vise-like outstretched hand; below bow monogram; 5-line meaningless legend; perhaps a contemporary local imitation;

ex: Zurquieh Coins, UAE.
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Artabanos II., 10 - 38 AD15 viewsAR dr., 3,73gr, 17,62mm; Sellwood 63.14, Shore 349, Sunrise - ;
mint: Nisa; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/4-strand diadem, 2 loops and 1 ribbon; long, straight hair, mustache, long beard; earring, necklace; star over crescent in left upper field; dotted border 9 - 15h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in outstretched hand; behind throne a crescent, below bow N(inverted) and I; meaningless legend consisting of V’s and Λ’s;
in: Parthika.fr, Les Différents Types;

ex: CNG e-Auction 215, # 316.
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Artabanos II., 10 - 38 AD16 viewsAE13, 1,24gr., 12,81mm;
Sellw. 61.14, Shore --;
mint: Ekbatana, axis: 12mm;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem, loop and ribbons; medium-long straight hair, mustache, long pointed beard; 3-layer necklace; dotted border 9 - 12h;
rev.: crescent over star;

ex: art-archaic.
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Artabanos II., 10 - 38 AD14 viewsAE11, 1,46gr., 11,09mm;
Sellw. 63.25, Shore 578;
mint: Ekbatana, axis: 12mm;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem, loop and ribbons; medium-long straight hair, mustache, beard;
rev.: amphora w/2 handles, oval dotted border 1 - 11h;
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Artabanos II., 10 - 38 AD16 viewsAE12, 1,22gr., 11,73mm;
Sellw. 61.12, Shore 566;
mint: Ekbatana, axis: 12mm;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem, loop and ribbons; medium-long straight hair, mustache, long pointed beard;
rev.: kantharos, the letter A on the left side;

ex: Baltimore Coin Show
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Artabanos II., 10 - 38 AD18 viewsAE13, 1,33gr., 12,71mm;
Sellw. 63.18, Shore 571/72;
mint: Ekbatana, axis: 12mm;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/broad diadem; medium-long straight hair, mustache, medium-long straight beard square-cut at the end;
rev.: king, left, w/tiara, diadem, loop, and ribbons; medium-long wavy(?) hair, medium -long pointed beard; dotted border 11 - 18h;

a part of the flan on the left side is missing;

ex: intercollecteur, FRA.
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Artabanos II., 10 - 38 AD20 viewsAE10, 1,88gr., 9,8mm;
Sellw. 63.24, Shore 577;
mint: Ekbatana, axis: 12mm;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem; medium-long straight hair, mustache, medium-long straight beard square-cut at the end; 3-layer necklace;
rev.: griffin or eagle head, left, with 1 horizontal and 2 upright feathers (?); dotted border 7 - 17h;
a very thick flan;

ex: art-archaic, NED.
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Artabanos II., 10 - 38 AD19 viewsAE9, 0,82gr., 9,2mm;
Sellw. 63.40, Shore --;
mint: Ekbatana, axis: 12mm;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem; medium-long straight hair, mustache, medium-long straight beard square-cut at the end;
rev.: fish standing upright;

ex: intercollecteur, FRA.
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Artabanos II., 10 - 63 AD55 viewsBI tdr., 12,68gr., 26,31mm;
Sellw. 63.4, Shore 335, Sunrise 411var.;
mint: Seleukia, axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, facing, w/3-strand diadem and 2 broad ribbons; long wavy hair, droopy mustache,med.-long beard cut square at end; double necklace; cuirass; dotted border 4 - 7h;
rev.:on the right side king on horseback, left, facing goddess w/palm branch in right hand, long scepter or lance in left hand, between heads T, behind king’s head Λ, above horse’s tail N = year 27 AD, month symbol 52 for Holoos (July); a 4-line legend is visible: BΛCIΛEΩ(C) ΛPCΛK(OY), under hte exergual line (ΔIKΛIOY) (EΠ)IΦΛNOYC;

ex: CNG Auction 103, # 453.
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Artabanos II., 10 - 38 AD12 viewsAR dr., 3,84gr, 18,75mm; Sellwood 63.8, Shore -, Sunrise - ;
mint: Nisa; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/4-strand diadem, 2 loops and 3 ribbons; short, straight hair, mustache, long square-cut beard on receding chin; earring, 3-turn necklace; dotted border 9 - 14:00h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in vise-like outstretched hand; below bow monogram N; 5-line meaningless legend; perhaps a contemporary local imitation;
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Artabanos II., 10 - 38 AD14 viewsAR dr., 3,70gr, 18,5mm; Sellwood 63.12 or 16, Shore 348, Sunrise - ;
mint: Mithradatkert (?); axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/4-strand diadem, 2 loops and 2 ribbons; medium-long, almost straight hair, mustache, long square-cut beard; earring, necklace; star over crescent in left upper field; dotted border 7 - 14:30h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in outstretched hand; below bow monogram (?); instead of legend dots all over;
an extraordinarily crude coin;

ex: Persepolis Galleries, UK.
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Artabanos II., 10 - 38 AD17 viewsAR tdr., 14,74gr, 26, 4mm; Sellwood 61.2.; Shore 330 var., Sunrise -;
mint: Seleukia; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/ 4-strand diadem, 2 loops and 4 ribbons; medium-long hair in 4 waves, mustache, long tapered beard cut at end; 3-turn necklace; tunic or cuirass;
rev.: king, right, on throne, facing goddess w/palm branch in outstretched hand; above arm ΓOP (ΓOPΠIAIOY?); exergual line; 7-line legend: (BACIΛCΩC) (BACIΛCΩN) (ΛPCΛKOY) (CYCPΓETOY) ΔIKAIOY CTOYC (C)ΠIΦANOYC (ΦIΛ)EΛΛHNOC.

ex: Vienna Coin Show, VA; ex: Triton II, 12/98, #1380 (multiple coin lot).
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Artabanos II., 10 - 38 AD18 viewsAR tdr., 14,11gr, 26, 76mm; Sellwood 61.2.; Shore 330 var., Sunrise -;
mint: Seleukia; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/ 4-strand diadem and 2 loops; medium-long hair in 2 waves, mustache, long tapered beard cut at end; earring, 3-turn necklace; dotted border 8-13:30h;
rev.: king, right, on throne, facing goddess w/palm branch in outstretched hand; above arm ΓOP (ΓOPΠIAIOY?); exergual line; 7-line legend: BACIΛCΩ(C) BACIΛCΩN ΛPCΛK(OY) CYCPΓET(OY) (ΔIKAIOY) (...) (C)ΠIΦANO(YC) (ΦIΛEΛΛHNOC).
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Artabanos II., 10 - 38 AD34 viewsAR tdr., 12,65gr, 31,1mm; Sellwood 62.1.; Shore 331, Sunrise 410 (Artabanos IV.);
mint: Seleukia; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/4-strand diadem, 2 loops and 4 ribbons; medium-long hair in 3 waves, mustache, long curly beard; earring, 3 or 4-turn necklace; tunic or cuirass; in left field ΔΛT;
rev.: king, left, on throne, facing goddess w/palm branch in outstretched hand; between heads ΔΛT(22/23 AD); in front of goddess small kneeling figure, right, offering diadem to king; exergual line; 5 lines of legend visible: from the left side: (Λ)PCΛKO(Y) (BΛCIΛ)CΩ(C) BΛCIΛCΩ(N) CYCP(ΓCTOY) to be read from the inside, month name illegible;

ex: Vienna Coin Show, VA.
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Artabanos II., 10 - 38 AD13 viewsAR tdr., 13,48gr, 26,6mm; Sellwood 63.2.; Shore 331, Sunrise 411var. (Artabanos IV.);
mint: Seleukia; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, facing, w/diadem, loop and broad ribbon to the left and right of head; medium-long hair, long mustache, medium-long square-cut beard; 2-turn necklace; tunic or cuirass; beaded border 6:30 to 10:30h;
rev.: king, left, on horseback w/outstretched right arm, facing goddess, right, w/outstretched arm; 4-line legend visible: (B)ΛCIΛCΩ(C) ΛPCΛKO(Y) in exergue ΔIKΛIOY, no month, CΠIΦΛNO(YC) to be read from the inside; exergual line; the letters Λ and H behind king, monogramm 10 between horse’s legs;

ex: CNG Sale 60, 05/2002.
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Artabanos II., 10 - 38 AD10 viewsArtabanos II

AR dr., 3,09gr, 19,96mm; Sellwood 61.9, Shore 338, Sunrise -;
mint: Rhagai; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/4-strand diadem, 2 loops and 3 ribbons; long, almost straight hair, mustache, long tapered beard cut off at the end; 3-turn necklace;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in vise-like outstretched hand; 7-line legend:
(B)ΛCILEΩC BΛCIΛEΩ(N) ΛPCΛKO(Y) (EYEPΓETOY) ΔIXΛIOY (EΠ)IΦΛKOY(C) (ΦIΛ)EΛΛH(NOC).

ex: Baldwin’s Auction 90, #1239 (ex: The David Sellwood Collection)
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Artabanos II., 10 - 38 AD14 viewsAR dr., 3,84gr, 18,98mm; Sellwood 61.9, Shore 338, Sunrise -;
mint: Rhagai; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/4-strand diadem, 2 loops and 3 ribbons; long, almost straight hair, mustache, long tapered beard cut off at the end; 3-turn necklace;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in vise-like outstretched hand; below bow monogram; 7-line legend: BΛCIL(EΩC) BΛCIΛEΩ(N) (ΛP)CΛKO(Y) EYEYΓIIT(OY) ΔIKIΛIOI EΠIΦΛKOYC (ΦI)ΛEΛΛHNO(C).

ex: Baldwin’s Auction 90, #1242 (ex: The David Sellwood Collection)
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Artabanos II., 10 - 38 AD18 viewsAR dr., 3,26gr, 18,4mm; Sellwood 61.10, Shore -, Sunrise -;
mint: Mithradatkert; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/2-strand diadem, 2 loops and 3 ribbons; long, almost straight hair, mustache, long pointed beard; 3-turn necklace; tunic/cuirass; dotted border 12 - 18h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in vise-like outstretched hand; below bow monogram; legend only consisting of V’s and Λ’s:

ex: Triton XIII, #711 (ex: T. Ballen Collection), ex: B. Peus auction 384, # 394; ex: B. Peus Auction 349, #205.
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Artabanos II., 10 - 38 AD9 viewsAR dr., 3,33gr, 21,3mm; Sellwood 63.6, Shore 341, Sunrise 412 (Artabanos IV);
mint: Ekbatana; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/4-strand diadem, 2 loops and 3 ribbons; medium-long, almost straight hair, mustache, medium-long square-cut beard; earring, 3-turn necklace; tunic/cuirass w/star on chest; dotted border 8 - 15h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in vise-like outstretched hand; below bow monogram; 7-line legend: BΛC(IΛEΩC) BΛCIΛ(EΩN) (ΛP)CΛKO(V) EVEPΓETOV ΔIXAIOV EΠIΦΛNOYC ΦIΛEΛΛH(N)OC.

ex: J. Elsen, BEL.
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Artabanos II., 10 - 38 AD15 viewsAE13, 1,37gr., 13,44mm;
Sellw. 63.20, Shore 574;
mint: Ekbatana, axis: 12mm;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem, bow and 2 ribbons; medium-long straight hair, mustache, long beard; 3 layer necklace, earring; dotted border 10 - 13h;
rev.: queen bust, right, w/crown/tiara, 2-layer necklace; complete dotted border;
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Artabanos II., 10 -38 AD17 viewsAR tdr., 14,54gr, 26mm; Sellwood 61.1var.; Shore -, Sunrise -;
mint: Seleukia; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/ 4-strand diadem, 2 loops and 4 ribbons; medium-long hair in 4 waves, mustache, long tapered beard cut at end; earring, 2-turn necklace; tunic w/ornate border;
rev.: king, right, on throne, facing goddess w/palm branch in outstretched hand; above arm BCT; exergual line; 7-line legend: (BACIΛCΩC) BACIΛC(ΩN) (A)PCAKO(Y) CYCPΓETO(Y) ΔIKAIOY (...)OYC(..) (CΠI)ΦANOYC (ΦIΛ)EΛΛH(NOC)

ex: Canmoose Coins, CAN.
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Artabanos II., 10 -38 AD12 viewsAE dr., 3,74gr, 17,5mm; Sellwood 63.16, Shore-, Sunrise - , Koch Gr. 4, 18-21
mint: Margiane; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem, 2 loops and 3 ribbons; medium-long, straight hair, mustache, long beard squared at the end; earring; star over crescent in left upper field; dotted border 11-16h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in outstretched hand; below bow monogram Π; around the archer the letters I, E, O,Λ, and others;

ex: H. Hass, GER.
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Gotarzes II., 40 - 51 AD11 viewsAR tdr., 14,12gr, 27,15mm; Sellwood 65.9, Shore 358, Sunrise -;
mint: Seleukia; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/4-strand diadem, loop and 3 ribbons; medium-long hair in 4 rows of circular curls, lock on temple (in stead of wart?), mustache, long beard; 4-turn necklace; cuirass/tunic; dotted border 9:30 to 14:30h;
rev.: king, right, on throne, facing goddess w/cornucopia and receiving diadem; year HNT (46 AD) between the heads; exergual line; 6-lines of legend visible: (BACIΛEΩC) (B)ACI(ΛEΩN) (APCAKOY) (EV)EPΓET(OY) ΔIKAKOY(to be read from the inside) AVANA (?) EΠIΦΛNOY(C) (ΦIΛ)EΛΛHNO(C) ;

ex: CNG Coin Shop, lot of 3 tdrs.
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Gotarzes II., 40 - 51 AD17 viewsAR tdr., 14,24gr, 27,67mm; Sellwood 65.20, Shore 361, Sunrise -;
mint: Seleukia; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/4-strand diadem, loop and 3 ribbons; medium-long hair in 4 rows of circular curls, lock on temple (in stead of wart?), mustache, long beard; 4-turn necklace; cuirass/tunic w/ star on chest;
rev.: 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;

ex: Pars Coins, CA.
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Gotarzes II., 40 - 51 AD34 viewsAR dr., 3,62gr, 20.1mm; Sellwood 65.33-35, Shore 364, Sunrise -;
mint: Ekbatana (?); axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/ broad 3-strand diadem, 2 loops and 3 ribbons; medium-long almost straight hair, medium-long straight beard of 6 lines and squared at the end; wart on forehead; earring; 3 turn necklace; dotted border 7 to 14h w/ extra dot above 12h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one outstretched hand (vise grip) and monogram AI below bow; 6 lines of meaningless legend visible;

ex: CNG Trition XIII (Jan. 2010), # 737, (ex: T.Ballen Coll.), ex: B. Peus Auction 388, #599, (ex: R. Gonnella Coll.).
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Gotarzes II., 40 - 51 AD15 viewsAR dr., 3,82gr, 21.8mm; Sellwood 65.33, Shore 364, Sunshine -;
mint: Ekbatana; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/ broad 4-strand diadem, 2 loops and 3 ribbons; medium-long almost straight hair, medium-long straight beard of 6 lines and squared at the end; mark on forehead; earring; 3-urn necklace; tunic w/ornamental border; dotted border 7 to 14h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one outstretched hand (vise grip) and monogram below bow; 7-line legend: OΛCIΛC(ΩC) OΛCIΛEΩN ΛIIΛNOV ΔIXΔIOV IVIPΓETO(V) (E)ΠIΦΛNOVC (ΦIΛE)ΛΛHXOC;

ex: H. Hass, Germany.
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Gotarzes II., 40 - 51 AD13 viewsAR dr., 3,66gr, 20.82mm; Sellwood 65.33, Shore 364, Sunrise -;
mint: Ekbatana; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/ broad 4-strand diadem, 2 loops and 3 ribbons; medium-long almost straight hair, medium-long straight beard of 6 lines and squared at the end; line on forehead; earring; 3 turn necklace; dotted incomplete border 7 to 12h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one outstretched hand (vise grip) and monogram below bow; 7-line legend: (OΛCIΛCΩC) OΛCIΛ(EΩN) (Λ)I(3 dots)IΛNO(V) ΔIXΛIOV I(3 dots)VI(3 dots)PΓI.TO(V) (EΠ)IΦΛNOVC (ΦIΛEΛ)ΛHXO(C);

ex: H. Hass, Germany.
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Gotarzes II., 40 - 51 AD31 viewsAR dr., 3,71gr, 19.1mm; Sellwood 66.4, Shore 366, Sunrise -;
mint: Ekbatana ; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/ broad 3-strand diadem, 2 loops and 3 ribbons; medium-long almost straight hair, medium-long straight beard of 6 lines and squared at the end; line on forehead; earring; 3 turn necklace; dotted border 8 to 15h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one outstretched hand (vise grip) and monogram below bow; 7 lines of legend visible: OΛCΛI(EΩC) OΛCΛIEΩN ΛPCΛNO(V) VΛCNOEΛ HUOCKEV.ΛΛ(the last 2 lines to be read from the inside) ΓΩTERZH(Σ) PTΛOΛNOV;
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Gotarzes II., 40 - 51 AD11 viewsAR tdr., 14,47gr, 27,2mm; Sellwood 65.25-27, Shore 362, Sunrise -;
mint: Seleukia; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/4-strand diadem, loop and 3 ribbons; medium-long hair in 4 rows of circular curls, lock on temple (in stead of wart?), mustache, long beard; 4-turn necklace; cuirass/tunic w/ star on chest; dotted border 5 - 7h;
rev.: king, right, on throne, facing goddess w/cornucopia (and rather prominent breasts) and receiving diadem; year AXT (50/51 AD) between the heads; exergual line; 5-lines of legend visible: (BACIΛEΩC) (BACIΛEΩN) (AP)CA(KOY) (E)YEPΓET(OY) ΔIKAKOY(to be read from the inside) month ?? EΠIΦΛN(OYC) (ΦIΛEΛΛHNOC);
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Orodes III. 6 - 8 AD48 viewsAR tdr., 14,58gr, 27,25mm; Sellwood 59.1, Shore 327, Sunrise 405;
mint: Seleukia; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/4-strand diadem and 3 ribbons; medium-long hair in 3 waves, lock on temple, mustache, long tapered beard; 4-turn necklace; cuirass w/star on chest; dotted border 8 to 10h;
rev.: king, left, on throne, w/bow in right hand and spear or staff in left; 7-line legend: (B)ACIΛCΩ(C) BACIΛCΩ(N) APCAK(OY) CVCPΓCTOV (Δ)IKAIO(V) (the bottom line to be read rom the inside), (CΠI)ΦΛNOY(C) (ΦIΛCΛΛHNOΣ off flan); the year ZIT (5 AD) and the month off flan;

ex: New York Sale XXXIV (2015), # 306, (Baldwin’s), ex: The David Sellwood Collection
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Vardanes I., 40 - 45 AD26 viewsAE10, 1,0gr., 10,3mm;
Sellw. 64 type, Shore --;
mint: Mithradatkart (?)
obv.: bare-headed, left w/diadem and ribbons; mustache, long hair in waves, short rounded beard; earring, 2-layer necklace; dotted almost complete border;
rev.: monogram 30 in the center, surrounded by a spiral of dots;

ex: Jean Elsen, BEL.
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Vardanes I., 40 - 45 AD12 viewsAE(?) dr., 3,53gr, 19.11mm; Sellwood 64.32var., Shore 357var. Sunrise -;
mint: Nisa; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/ broad 3-strand diadem; medium-long hair in 3 waves, mustache, short beard; earring; dotted border 8:30 to 14h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one hand and letters NI below bow; meaningless legend consisting of perpendicular sticks;
in: Parthika.fr, Les Différents Types;

ex: H. Hass, Germany.
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Vardanes I., 40 - 45 AD20 viewsAR tdr., 14,56gr, 27,77mm; Sellwood 64.7, Shore -, Sunrise 413 -;
mint: Seleukia; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/4-strand diadem, loop and 3 ribbons; medium-long hair in 4 waves, wart on temple, mustache, short pointed beard; 3-turn necklace; cuirass w/star, A, and a large E on its side on chest; dotted border 8 to 11:30h;
rev.: king, right, on throne, facing goddess w/cornucopia and receiving palm branch in extended hand; year ΓNT (41 AD); exergual line; 8-line legend: BACIΛE(ΩC) BACIΛEΩ(N) APC(AKOY) EVEPΓETO)Y) ΔIKAIOY(to be read from the inside) ΠANHM(OY) (E)ΠIΦΛNOY(C) (ΦI)ΛEΛΛHNOC ; date: June 41;

ex: Triton XIII, #723 (T. Ballen Collection), ex: B. Peus 358, # 576 (R. Gonnella Collection), ex: Monetarium FPL 58, 1992, # 90.
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Vardanes I., 40 - 45 AD10 viewsAR tdr., 14,04gr, 25,67mm; Sellwood 64.21, Shore 350, Sunrise 413;
mint: Seleukia; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/4-strand diadem, loop and 3 ribbons; medium-long hair in 4 waves, wart on temple, mustache, short pointed beard; 3-turn necklace; cuirass w/star, A, and a large E on its side on chest; dotted border 13 to 17:30h;
rev.: king, right, on throne, facing goddess w/cornucopia and receiving palm branch in extended hand; year ENT (43 AD); exergual line; 8-line legend: BACIΛ(E(ΩC) BACIΛE(ΩN) (APCAKOY) (EVEPΓETOY) ΔIKAKOY(to be read from the inside)AΠEΛΛIO(Y)) EΠI(Φ)ΛNOYC (Φ)IΛEΛΛHNO(C) ; date: November 43;

ex: CNG Coin Shop, lot of 3 tdrs.
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Vardanes I., 40 - 45 AD12 viewsAR dr., 3,29gr, 20.15mm; Sellwood 64.34var., Shore 356 Sunrise 415;
mint: Mithradatkart; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/ broad 3-strand diadem, double loop and 2 ribbons;, medium-long hair in 5 waves, mustache, short beard; earring, 3-turn necklace; uneven line in center of forehead; in left upper field star over crescent; dotted border 10 to 15;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one hand and monogram below bow; behind throne monogram; meaningless legend consisting of V’s and Λ’s.

ex: S. Album Auction 20, #38.

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Vardanes I., 40 - 45 AD16 viewsAR dr., 3,79gr, 20.95mm; Sellwood 64.31,, Shore 353, Sunrise 414;
mint: Ekbatana; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/ broad 3-strand diadem, double loop and 3 ribbons;, medium-long hair in 3 waves, mustache, short pointed beard; earring, 3-turn necklace; V-shaped lines in center of forehead; dotted border 9 to 15;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one hand and monogram below bow; 7-line legend: (OACIΛEΩC) OACIΛE(ΩN) APIΛNO(V) ΔIXΛIOV E(3 stacked dots)VE(3 stacked dots)PΓETOV (EΠ)IΦΛNOVC (ΦIΛ)IΛΛXOC.

ex: Pegasi Numismatics, MI.
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Vardanes I., 40 - 45 AD13 viewsAE dr., 3,88gr, 14.71mm; Sellwood 64.37, Shore -, Koch Gr. 5, #30, plate 2;
mint: Margiane or Areia (?); axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/ broad 3-strand diadem, loop and 1 ribbon; long hair in 3 waves, short beard; earring; star made of dots over crescent; dotted border 11 to 13h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one hand and monogram below bow; traces of legend along the rim;

ex: H. Hass, Germany.
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Vardanes II., 55 - 58 AD16 viewsAR dr., 3,66gr, 20,1mm; Sellwood 69.13, Shore 384, Sunrise 421; Sinisi -;
mint: Ekbatana; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/ broad 4-layer diadem, double loop and 5 ribbons; medium-long hair in 3 waves, mustache, medium-long rounded beard; earring, 3-layer necklace; dotted border 8:30 to 15:30;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one outstretched hand and monogram below bow, one lower leg missing; 7-line complete legend: OΛCIΛCΛ(C) OΛCIΛCΛͶ ΛIIΛNO(C) ΔIXΛIOV (CVCIΓCTOV off flan) (C)ΠIΦΛNOVC (Φ)IΛIΛΛHXO(C)
Schatz
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Vardanes II., 55 - 58 AD15 viewsAR tdr., 14,53gr, 26,04mm; Sellwood 69 type, Shore 382var.(year), Sunrise 420var. (year); Sinisi, Sylloge, p. 80, II.3.2.1and 2;
mint: Seleukia; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/broad diadem, loop and 3 ribbons; medium-long hair in 4 waves, bangs, mustache, short beard; wart on forehead; 3 layer necklace; cuirass/tunic w/ornamental border;
rev.: king, right, on throne, facing goddess offering diadem in outstretched right hand while holding staff/sceptre in left arm; between head year ZΞT ( 367 = 55/56 AD); 4 lines of legend visible: (BAΣIΛEΩΣ) (BAΣIΛEΩN) (APΣAKOY) all off flan, (EV)EPΓE)TOY) ΔIKAIOY (the bottom line to be read rom the inside), EΠIΦΛNO(YΣ) (ΦIΛ)EΛΛHN(OΣ); exergual line;

ex: Jean Elsen Vente 67 (09/01)
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Vardanes II., 55 - 58 AD12 viewsAR dr., 3,50gr, 20,7mm; Sellwood 69.14, Shore 386, Sunrise -; Sinisi -;
mint: Ekbatana; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/ broad 4-layer diadem, double loop and 5 ribbons; medium-long hair in 3 waves, mustache, medium-long beard rounded on the sides; earring, 3-layer necklace; dotted border 8:30 to 14:30h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one outstretched hand and monogram below bow, one lower leg missing; 7-line complete legend: OΛCIΛCΛC OΛCIΛCΛͶ ΛIIΛNO(C) ΛIXΛIOV (C)IIΓCTO(V) (C)ΠIΦΛNOVC (ΦIΛ)IΛΛHXO(C);
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Vardanes II., 55 - 58 AD17 viewsBI tdr., 12,78gr; 28,4mm; Sellw. 69.12 , Shore 383, Sunrise 420, Sinisi, Sylloge, p. 80-82, II.131&2, a) Type I;
mint: Seleukia; axis: 12h; date: 57/58 AD (month June);
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/ broad diadem, 1 loop and 2 ribbons; medium-long hair in 4 waves, bangs, mustache, short beard; wart on temple; 4-layer necklace; tunic/cuirass w/ornamental border; dotted border 9:30 to 14:30;
rev.: king,left, on throne receiving diadem from facing goddess holding staff/sceptre; between the heads the year ΘΞΓ; exergual line; 7 lines of legend visible: (BACIΛEΩC) BACIΛE(ΩN) (AP)CAK(OY) EYEPΓET(OY) ΔIKAIOY (to be read from the inside), ΠANIM(OY) EΠIΦANOY(C) (ΦIΛ)EΛΛHNO(C);

ex: Vienna Coin Show, VA., ex: CNG 60 (05/2000).


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Vardanes II., 55 - 58 AD35 viewsAE9, 1,11gr., 9,2mm;
Sellw. 69.15, Shore 600;
mint: Ekbatana, axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/broad diadem, loop, and 2 ribbons; mustache, medium-long slightly wavy hair, short beard w/semicircular bottom; 3-layer necklace, earring;
rev.: winged goddess, right w/large diadem in extended right hand in an upright rectangular frame;

also in: Parthika.fr, Les Differéntes Types;
ex: Sphinx Numismatics, CAN.
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Vardanes II., 55 - 58 AD19 viewsAE10, 1,55gr., 10mm;
Sellw. 69.15, Shore 600;
mint: Ekbatana, axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem; mustache, medium-long hair in gentle wave, short beard w/semicircular bottom; multi-layer necklace, earring;
rev.: 3/4 statue of winged goddess, right w/large diadem in extended right hand in an upright rectangular frame;
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Vardanes II., 55 - 58 AD40 viewsAR tdr., 14,48gr, 26,68mm; Sellwood 69 type, Shore 382, Sunrise 420var. (year); Sinisi, Sylloge, p. 80, II.3.2.1 and 2;
mint: Seleukia; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/broad diadem, and loop; medium-long hair in 4 waves, bangs, mustache, short beard; wart on forehead; multi-layer necklace; cuirass/tunic w/ornamental border; dotted border 9 - 13;
rev.: king, right, on throne, facing goddess offering diadem in outstretched right hand while holding staff/sceptre in left arm; between head year Ϛ(Stigma)ΞT ( 366 = 54/5 AD); 6 lines of legend visible: (BAΣIΛEΩΣ) (B)AΣIΛ(EΩN) (APΣAKOV off flan) (EV)EPΓ(ETOV) ΔIKAIOV (the bottom line to be read from the inside), EΠIΦΛNO(VΣ) (ΦIΛ)EΛΛHN(OΣ); exergual line;
this coin is also shown in Parthia.com, 'Vardanes II. Tetradrachms Dated 366' (http://www.parthia.com/vardanes2_366.htm);

ex: G. Clark, VA.
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Vologases I. 51 - 54/55 AD (first reign)18 viewsBI tdr., 14,06gr; 27,63mm; Sellw. 68.7 , Shore 370, Sunrise 419; Sinisi type I/1(1a), pp56ff.
mint: Seleukia; axis: 12h; date: Juli/August 52 AD;
obv.: bare-headed, head turned to the left, w/ diadem of 2 broad strands and 2 broad ribbons; medium-long hair in 4 rows of curls, mustache, short beard; 3-layer necklace w/ central medallion; tunic/cuirass w/ornamental border; dotted border 9 to 15;
rev.: king,left, on throne receiving diadem from facing goddess; between the heads the year ΓXT= 52 AD; exergual line; 5 lines of legend visible: (BACIΛEΩC) (B)ACI(ΛEΩN) (APCAKOY) (EYEPΓETOY) ΔIKAIOY(to be read from inside) ΩΛOI(OY) EΠIΦANOY(C) (ΦIΛ)EΛΛHNO(C);

ex: Pars Coins, CA.
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IMGP3720Vol1tdrcombo.jpg
Vologases I., 51 - 54/55 AD (first reign)15 viewsBI tdr., 14,66gr; 27,55mm; Sellw. 68.2 , Shore 370var., Sunrise 419; Sinisi type I/1(1a), p.56ff.
mint: Seleukia; axis: 12h; date: August 50 AD;
obv.: bare-headed, head turned to the left, w/ diadem of 2 broad strands and 3 broad ribbons; medium-long hair in 4 rows of curls, mustache, short beard; 3-layer necklace w/ central medallion; tunic/cuirass w/ornamental border; dotted border 11 to 16;
rev.: king,left, on throne receiving diadem from facing goddess; between the heads the year BXT= 51 AD; exergual line; 8 lines of legend: BACIΛ(EΩC) BACIΛEΩ(N) (AP)CAK(OY) EYEPΓET(OY) ΔIKAIOY(to be read from inside) (Γ)OPΠI(AIOY) EΠIΦANO(YC) (ΦI)ΛEΛΛHNO(C);

ex: Vienna Coin Show.
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Vologases I., 51 - 55, 59 - 78 AD20 viewsBI dr., 3,06gr, 18,04mm; Sellwood-, Shore-, Sunrise-; Sinisi type IVd, p.61;
mint: Eastern, perhaps Mithradatkart; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w 4-strand diadem, 2 loops and 1 ribbon; long tapered beard, mustache; med.-long hair in 5 waves; wart on forehead; earring, 2-layer necklace; behind head Aramaic letters for wl; in upper left field crescent cradling star; dotted border 9:30 to 14:30h;
rev.: large archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one outstretched hand and mint monogram off flan (?); behind throne monogram 80; meaningless legend around rim of flan;

ex: Pars Coins, CA.
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Vologases I., 51 - 55, 59 - 78 AD11 viewsAR dr., 3,78gr, 20,9mm; Sellwood 70.14, Shore 374, Sunrise 424; Sinisi IVa.β, p.61;
mint: Ekbatana ; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w 4-strand diadem, 2 loops and 3 ribbons; long tapered beard cut at the end, mustache; med.-long hair in 5 waves; wart on forehead; earring, 3-layer necklace; dotted border 7 to 16h;
rev.: archer w/distinct face but missing one lower leg, right, on throne, w/bow in one outstretched hand and monogram below bow; 7 lines of legend visible: OΛCIEΛ(C) OΛCIEΛH HIIΛN ΛIVΛOI VIΛVOI (E)ΠIXΛHOVC (ΦIΛ)IΛΛHXO(C);

ex: Vienna Coin Show, VA.
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Vologases I., 51 - 55, 59 - 78 AD14 viewsAR dr., 3,47gr, 21,63mm; Sellwood 71.1, Shore 377, Sunrise -; Sinisi type IVc, p. 61;
mint: Ekbatana ; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w 4-strand diadem, 2 loops and 3 ribbons; long tapered beard cut at the end, mustache; med.-long hair in 5 waves; wart on forehead; earring, 3-layer necklace; behind head Aramaic letters for wl; dotted border 8 to 15h;
rev.: archer w/distinct face but missing one lower leg, right, on throne, w/bow in one outstretched hand and monogram below bow; 7- line legend: OΛC(I)ΛCΛ(C) OΛCIΛEΛN HIIΛNO ΛIXΛIOV (illegible) IΠIΦΛHOVC ΦIΛIΛΛHNO(C);
Schatz
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Vologases I., 51 - 55, 59 - 78 AD15 viewsAR dr., 3,48gr, 21,68mm; Sellwood 71.3, Shore 378, Sunrise -; Sinisi type IVc, p.61.
mint: Ekbatana ; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w 4-strand diadem, 2 loops and 3 ribbons; long tapered beard cut at the end, mustache; med.-long hair in 5 waves; wart on forehead; earring, 3-layer necklace; behind head Aramaic letters for wl; tunic/cuirass w/ornamental border; dotted border 8 to 15h;
rev.: archer w/distinct face but missing one lower leg, right, on throne, w/bow in one outstretched hand and monogram below bow; 7- line legend: OΛΣIΛEΛN OΛΣIΛEΛN HIIΛNOO ΛIVΛOI VIΛVOIX ΠΠIXΛNOVC (ΦIΛ)IΛΛHXOC.
Schatz
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Vologases I., 51 - 55, 59 - 78 AD15 viewsAR diobol, 1,26gr, 12,6mm; Sellwood Num. Chron. 1989, p. 164, pl. 42, type 2, Shore 381, Sunrise - ; Sinisi -;
mint: probably Persis; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem, 2 loops and 2 ribbons; medium-long, curly hair, mustache, med.-long beard squared at the end; earring; 2-layer necklace w/row of pearls in between; dotted border 7-16h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in outstretched hand; circular legend: CVOIOΛIPOIVToC (= KYPIOY OLAΓACOY TOY).
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Vologases I., 51 - 55, 59 - 78 AD27 viewsAR diobol, 1,20gr, 12,1mm; Sellwood Num. Chron. 1989, pp. 162/3, pl. 42, type 1, Shore 379/80, Sunrise 425; Sinisi -;
mint: probably Persis; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem, 2 loops and 2 ribbons; medium-long, curly hair, mustache, med.-long beard squared at the end; 2-layer necklace; dotted border 10-15:30h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in outstretched hand; circular legend: KVPI(O)VOΛIΓ(ACOV)TOV;

ex: CNG Electronic Auction 90.

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Vologases I., 51 - 78 AD15 viewsAE9, 1,20gr., 8,9mm;
Sellw. 70.16, Shore 597;
mint: Ekbatana, axis 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem; medium-long hair in 4 waves, medium-long beard squared at the bottom; earring, necklace;
rev.: horse’s head, right, traces of monogram in right field; dotted border 5 - 11h;

ex: CNG E-Auction 90.
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Vologases I., 59 - 78 AD (second reign)21 viewsBI tdr., 14,06gr; 26,87mm; Sellw. 68.7 , Shore 371var., Sunrise -; Sinisi type II/2(1b), p.58,59;
mint: Seleukia; axis: 12h; date: 65/66AD (month illegible);
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/ 4-strand diadem, 1 loop and 2 ribbons; medium-long hair in 4 waves, mustache, short pointed beard; 3-layer necklace; tunic/cuirass w/ornamental border; dotted border 9:30 to 14:30;
rev.: king,left, on throne receiving palm branch from facing goddess; between the heads the year ZOT; exergual line; 5 lines of legend visible: (BACIΛEΩC) BACI(ΛEΩN) (APCAKOY) (EY)EPΓET(OY) ΔIKAIOY (illegible) EΠIΦANOYC (ΦI)ΛEΛΛHNOC;

ex: Roman Coins, UK.
Schatz
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Vologases I., 51 - 55, 59 - 78 AD22 viewsAR dr., 3,66gr, 18,86mm; Sellwood 71.2, Shore 376, Sunrise 423; Sinisi type IVb, p.61;
mint: Ekbatana ; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w 4-strand diadem, 2 loops and 3 ribbons; long tapered beard cut at the end, mustache; med.-long hair in 5 waves; wart on forehead; earring, 3-layer necklace; behind head symbol 83; dotted border 8:30 to 14:30h;
rev.: archer w/distinct face but missing one lower leg, right, on throne, w/bow in one outstretched hand and monogram below bow; 7- line legend: OΛCIΛE(ΛC) OΛΣIΛEΛ(N) HIIΛHO ΛIXVΛOI VIEΛVOI EΠIΦΛHOVOC (ΦIΛ)E(reverse)ΛΛNXO(C);

ex: Vienna Coin Show, VA.
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Vologases I., 51 - 55, 59 - 78 AD9 viewsAR dr., 3,62gr, 21.57mm; Sellwood 70.13, Shore 373, Sunrise -; Sinisi type IVa.β, p. 61;
mint: Ekbatana ; axis: 12h;
obv.: 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;
rev.: 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;

ex: Vienna Coin Show, VA.
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Vologases I., 51 - 55, 59 - 78 AD7 viewsAR dr., 3,79gr, 19mm; Sellwood 70.14, Shore 374, Sunrise 424; Sinisi IVa.α, p.61;
mint: Ekbatana ; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w 4-strand diadem, 2 loops and 2 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 7 to 15h;
rev.: archer w/distinct face but missing one lower leg, right, on throne, w/bow in one outstretched hand and monogram below bow; 7 lines of legend visible: (O)ΛCI(EΛC) OΛCIEΛN HIIΛN ΛIVΛOI VIΛVOI (E)ΠIXΛHOVC (ΦIΛE)ΛΛHNO(C);

ex: Vienna Coin Show, VA.

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Vologases I., 51 - 55, 59 - 78 AD18 viewsAR diobol, 1,18gr, 12mm; Sellwood Num. Chron. 1989, pp. 162/3, pl. 42, type 1, Shore 380, Sunrise - ;
mint: probably Persis; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem, knot, 2 loops and 2 ribbons; medium-long, cap-like hair, mustache, med.-long beard squared at the end; earring; 2-layer necklace; dotted border 12-14:30h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in outstretched hand; circular legend: KYP(IOV)OΛIΓA(CEC) (TOV);

ex: H. Hass, GER.
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Vologases II., 77 - 80 AD15 viewsAR dr., 3,75gr, 18,41mm; Sellwood 72.8, Shore 388, Sunrise 428; Sinisi II.1.3.I.e. Type V, pp. 64,65 (Vologases I);
mint: Ekbatana; axis: 12h;
obv.: head, left, w/ tiara, broad 3-layer diadem, double loop and 3 ribbons, on the crest of the tiara a row of 6 hooks and 1 central double hook, below the last hook an extra loop (= knot?), a row of dots over the crest and over and under the diadem w/1 side hook (horn?), side lock (hook) on temple, eyebrow a long row of dots, mustache, medium-long straight beard rounded on the sides; earring, 3-layer necklace; in upper right field the Aramaic letters for wl; dotted border 9 to 14:30h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one outstretched hand and monogram below bow, one lower leg missing; 6 lines of legend visible: OΛIIΛEΛC OΛIIΛEΛͶ ΛIIΛNO(C) ΛIXIIOV ΛIIEI (E)ΠIΦΛNOVC (ΦIΛIΛΛHXOC);

ex: B. Peus Auction 382/83 (04/05), ex; Triton VII (10/04; Bellaria Collection); ex: M. Abgarians.
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Vologases II., 77 - 80 AD14 viewsAR dr., 3,62gr, 21mm; Sellwood 72.8, Shore 388, Sunrise 428; Sinisi II.1.3.I.e. Type V, pp. 64,65 (Vologases I);
mint: Ekbatana; axis: 12h;
obv.: head, left, w/ tiara, broad 3-layer diadem, double loop and 3 ribbons, on the crest of the tiara a row of 6 hooks and 1 central double hook, below the last hook an extra loop (= knot?), a row of dots over the crest and over the diadem w/1 side hook (horn?), side lock (hook) on temple, eyebrow a long row of dots, mustache, medium-long straight beard rounded on the sides; earring, 3-layer necklace; in upper right field the Aramaic letters for wl; tunic/cuirass w/ornamental border; dotted border 8 to 14:30h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one outstretched hand and monogram below bow, one lower leg missing; 6 lines of legend visible: OΛIIΛ(EΛC) OΛIIΛE(ΛͶ) (ΛIIΛNOC) ΛIXΛIOV VIIΓΛIT invertedΠ(C) EΠIΦΛNOVC (Φ)IΛHΛXOIV;

ex: Vienna Coin Show, VA.
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Vologases II., 77 - 80 AD16 viewsAR dr., 3,53gr, 20.9mm; Sellwood 72.9, Shore 389 (this coin), Sunrise -; Sinisi II.1.4.a, # 1321, (Vologases I), pp. 112, 113;
mint: Ekbatana (?); axis: 12h;
obv.: head, left, w/ tiara, broad 4-layer diadem, double loop and 3 ribbons, on the crest of the tiara a row of 6 hooks and 1 central double hook, diadem w/1 side hook (horn?), side lock (hook) on temple, mustache, medium-long straight pointed beard rounded on the sides; earring, 3-layer necklace; in upper right field the 3 Aramaic letters for mwl; tunic/cuirass w/ornamental border; dotted border 9:30 to 14:30h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one outstretched hand and monogram below bow; 4 lines of legend readable: OΛIIΛ invertedE(ΛC) OΛIIΛ inverted E Λ(Ͷ) ΠOIXVHOΛO XIVIVVHX;
the style deviates completely from the two former coins, the metal is not silver, it has a distinct bronze sheen. Sinisi lists it under ‘Uncertain Coins and Forgeries’. This coin may be a contemporary imitation;

a Shore plate coin;

ex: Vienna Coin Show, VA.
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Vologases II., 77 - 80 AD43 viewsAE diobol or chalkous, 1,18gr, 13,22mm; Sellwood -, Shore-, Sunrise-; Sinisi -;
mint: probably Persis; axis: 12h;
obv.: head, left, w/tiara(?) and diadem, 2 loops and 2 ribbons; 2 rows of dots over the crest of the headgear beginning w/1 oversized dot, 1 row of medium-sized dots over the crest and between the 2 layers of the diadem, mustache, med.-long tapered beard squared at the end; 2-layer necklace; dotted border 9-15:30h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in outstretched hand; degenerate circular legend of rounded letters;

this coin is considered possibly undocumented and very rare;

ex: H. Hass, Germany; ex: Hauck & Aufhäuser Auktion 14 (10/98).

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Vologases II., 77 - 80 AD30 viewsAR diobol, 1,26gr, 11,8mm; Sellwood Num. Chron. 1989, pp. 164, 165, plate 42, Type 3, Shore 390 (this coin), Sunrise-; Sinisi -;
mint: probably Persis; axis: 12h;
obv.: head, left, w/tiara(?) and diadem, 2 loops and 2 ribbons, all w/dotted line in between; 1 row of dots over the crest of the headgear beginning w/1 oversized dot, 1 row of medium-sized dots above and 1 below the crest, mustache, long beard; tunic/cuirass w/ornamental border (row of dots between 2 lines); dotted border 13:30 to 16h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in outstretched hand; degenerate circular legend of rounded letters;

this diobol is a Shore plate coin;

ex: Vienna Coin Show, VA.

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Vologases II., 77 - 80 AD13 viewsAR tdr., 14,49gr, 28,6mm;
Sellw. 72.1-2 (type), Shore --, Sunrise 427;
mint: Seleukia, axis: 13h, date: AD 77/78 Sel. 389 (ΘΠT);
obv.: bust, left, w/tiara and a broad 4-strand diadem w/loop and 2 broad ribbons, tiara crest has 4 single hooks and 1 double hook at peak; 1 temple lock and 4 neck curls, med.-long beard , mustache; earring, triple necklace; tunic/cuirass; in right field letter A; dotted border 14 to 21:30h;
rev.: king, left, seated on throne, receiving diadem from Tyche’s right hand, scepter in her left hand; exergual line; between the 2 heads year ΘΠT = 389 Sel., no month; 4 partial lines of legend form square around figures: (B)ACIΛ(EΩC) (Ω)ΛAΓA(CEC) (Δ)IKAIOY EΠIΦANO(YC).

ex: Nisa Collection in CNG E-Auction 397 # 273.
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Vonones I. 8 - 12 AD37 viewsAR tdr., 13,81gr, 27,92mm; Sellwood 60.4, Shore 328, Sunrise 406;
mint: Seleukia; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/ 4-strand diadem, 2 loops and 4 ribbons; medium-long hair in 2 waves, mustache, long tapered beard cut at end; earring, 3-turn necklace; tunic w/ornate border; traces of circular inscription on rim (BACIΛE.. on left, ..ΩNHC on right side);
rev.: winged goddess walking left w/diadem in left hand; below year ΓΚΤ (10 AD), month probably AΠEΛΛAIOV= November; 7-line legend: CΛCIΛ CACIΛE EVEIΓCTo ΔIKΛIo (the bottom line to be read from the inside) month ΠCIΛΛ EΠIΦΛN(reversed)OYC (ΦI)ΛHΛΛ(H)NO(C); signs of overstrike on rev.;

ex: Pars Coins, CA.

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Vonones I., 8 - 12 AD13 viewsAR dr., 4,14gr, 22,05mm; Sellwood 60.5, Shore 329, Sunrise 407;
mint: Ekbatana; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/4-strand diadem and 3 ribbons; short hair, mustache, long tapered beard; earring, part of necklace visible; semi-circular lettering starting on left side: BACIΛEYC ONΩNHC; dotted border 7 - 13:30h;
rev.: goddes walking right, holding diadem and palm branch in outstretched hand, monogram A w/dot below; 4-line legend forming square: BACIΛEYC ONΩNHC NEIKHCAC APTABANo(N)

ex: Vienna Coin Show, VA.
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Vonones I., 8 - 12 AD11 viewsAR dr., 3,70gr, 18,6mm; Sellwood 60.5, Shore 329, Sunrise 407;
mint: Ekbatana; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/4-strand diadem and 3 ribbons; short hair, mustache, long tapered beard; earring, 3-turn necklace (here: 2); semi-circular lettering starting on left side: BACIΛEYC ONΩNHC;
rev.: goddes walking right, holding diadem and palm branch in outstretched hand, monogram A w/dot below; 4-line legend forming square: BACIΛEYC ONΩNHC NEIKHCAC APTABAN(inverted)o(N)

ex: Pars Coins, CA.
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Vonones II., 51 AD16 viewsAR dr., 3,63gr, 21.3mm; Sellwood 67.1, Shore 368, Sunshine 418 (Meherdates);
mint: Ekbatana ; axis: 12h;
obv.: head facing, w/ pearl-studded tiara w/ 2 horns in front and broad 4-strand diadem, 2 loops and 2 ribbons; beardless, mustache; wart on forehead; 3 layer necklace; tunic/cuirass; stars in upper right and left field; dotted border 8 to 14h; low center of portrait as is customary for many issues;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one outstretched hand and monogram below bow; 6 lines of legend readable: (O)ΛCIΛCΛC OΛCIΛCΛN ΛIIΛNOV ΛIXΛIOV IV(CI)ΓC(TOV) (CΠI)ΦΛNOVC (ΦIΛEΛΛNOC mostly off flan);)

ex: G. Clark, VA.
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Vonones II., 51 AD15 viewsAR dr., 3,77gr, 21.9mm; Sellwood 67.1, Shore 368, Sunrise 417 (Meherdates);
mint: Ekbatana ; axis: 12h;
obv.: head facing, w/ pearl-studded tiara w/ 2 horns in front and broad 4-strand diadem, 2 loops and 2 broad ribbons; beardless, mustache; wart on forehead; 3 layer necklace; stars next to ear flaps; dotted border 9 to 15h; low center of portrait as is customary for many issues;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one outstretched hand and monogram below bow; 7 lines of legend visible: OΛCIΛCΛC OΛCIΛCΛN ΛIIΛNO(V) (ΛI)XΛIOV (illegible) (C)ΠIΦΛNOVC (Φ)IΛEΛΛXOC;

ex: Vienna Coin Show, VA.

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Vonones II., 51 AD14 viewsAR dr., 3,66gr, 24mm; Sellwood 67.1, Shore 369, Sunsrise 417var. (Meherdates);
mint: Ekbatana ; axis: 12h;
obv.: head facing, w/ pearl-studded tiara w/ 2 horns in front and broad 4-strand diadem, 2 loops and 2 broad ribbons; beardless, mustache; wart on forehead; 3 layer necklace; tunic/cuirass /metal studs or ornaments; stars in left and right upper field; dotted border 8 to 15h; low center of portrait as is customary for many issues;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one outstretched hand and monogram below bow; 6 lines of legend: OΛCIΛCΛ(C) OΛCIΛCΛN ΛIIΛNO(V) ΛI(XΛI)OV (bottom line missing) CΠIΦΛNOVC (Φ)IΛIΛΛNOC;

ex: Vienna Coin Show, VA.
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Vonones II., 51 AD14 viewsAR dr., 3,65gr, 21.3mm; Sellwood 67.1, Shore 368, Sunrise 417 (Meherdates);
mint: Ekbatana ; axis: 12h;
obv.: head facing, w/ pearl-studded tiara w/ 2 horns in front and broad 4-strand diadem, 2 loops and 2 broad ribbons; beardless, mustache; wart on forehead; 3 layer necklace; tunic/cuirass /metal studs or ornaments; stars in left and right field; dotted border 9 to 15h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one outstretched hand and monogram below bow; 7- line legend: OΛCIΛCΛ(C) OΛCIΛCΛN ΛIIΛNO(V) ΛIXΛIOV IVIIΓIT(OV) 2 last lines to be read from the inside, CΠIΦΛNOVC ΦIΛIΛΛNOC;

ex: Vienna Coin Show, VA.
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Vonones II., 51 AD19 viewsAE13, 1,59gr., 13,2mm;
Sellw. 67.4var., Shore 594var.;
mint: Ekbatana, axis: 12:30h;
obv.: facing head, w/tiara, diadem and 2 ribbons, 2 large ear flaps on either side; mustache, beardless or very short beard; 2-layer necklace;
rev.: naked male, right, w/ eagle on his extended left hand, standing in ‘portico’;

this coin had about 50% of its flan cut off on both end of the left diagonal;

ex: Vienna Coin Show, VA.
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Vonones II., 51 AD13 viewsAR dr., 3,44gr, 20.8mm; Sellwood 67.1, Shore 368, Sunrise 418 (Meherdates);
mint: Ekbatana (?); axis: 12h;
obv.: head facing, w/ pearl-studded tiara w/ 2 horns in front and broad 4-strand diadem, 2 loops and 2 ribbons; beardless, mustache; wart on forehead; 3 layer necklace; tunic/cuirass; stars in upper right and left field; dotted border 8 to 15h; low center of portrait becomes customary for many issues;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one outstretched hand and monogram below bow; 5 lines of blundered Greek legend visible;
frayed flan increasingly typical, especially for Eastern coins;
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