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Achaemenid Empire36 viewsUnknown ruler, 5th - 4th cent. BC, AR siglos, 5,55gr,
SNG Cop 281-283
mint: Sardes, axis: 12h;
obv.: king, bare-headed, w/diadem, advancing in kneeling-running stance, w/lance and bow, long hair, long beard; long tunic;
rev: incuse punch;

ex: G. Clark, VA.
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Charakene, Mag'a, after 150 AD17 viewsAE tdr, 14,58gr, 26,19mm;
Alram 510, Mitch. ACW 735, De Morgan MNO #272;
mint: Charax Spasinou (?), axis 12h;
obv.: bust, right, w/tiara, diadem, loop, and 2 ribbons; mustache, pointed short beard, hair in rolls; necklace; cuirass; Aramaic lettering in fields;
rev.: bust, right, hair in 6 large rolls, mustache, short beard; Aramaic lettering in right field;

ex: H.D. Rauch summer auction ’09.
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Charakene, Mag'a, after 150 AD15 viewsAE tdr, 15,45gr, 25,92mm;
Alram 510, Mitch. ACW 735, De Morgan MNO #272;
mint: Charax Spasinou (?), axis: 12h;
obv.: bust, right, w/tiara, diadem, loop, and ribbons; mustache, pointed short beard; cuirass; trace of lettering in fields;
rev,: bust, right; hair in 6 large rolls, braid over crest of head (?), mustache, short pointed beard; necklace; Aramaic lettering in tight field;;

ex: H.D. Rauch summer auction ’09.
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Charakene, Attembelos IV, ca. 53 - 64 AD19 viewsAE tdr, 15,01gr, 25,38mm,
SGIC 5924var. (Attambelos III.), Mitch. ACW 729var. (Attambelos III.),
mint: Charax Spasinou (?), axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, right, w/diadem and 2 ribbons; medium-long hair in 7 spiral locks, short beard; countermark monogram in neck area;
rev.: naked Herakles on rock or omphalos resting club on knee;
ex: Baltimore Coin Show.
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Charakene, Unknown Ruler, 2nd cent. AD16 viewsAE tdr, 16,30gr, 26,26mm;
Alram , Mitch. ACW --, BMC1, De Morgan MNO #273;
mint: Charax Spasinou(?), axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed bust, right, w/diadem; med.-long hair in small curls, beardless face; necklace (?); cuirass or tunic, possibly traces of lettering in left field;
rev.: bare-headed bust, right; hair in small curls, beard (?); cuirass or tunic; possibly traces of lettering in right field;

ex: G. Clark, VA.
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Daoi (Dahae), Unknown Ruler (Hyrkodes of Soghd?), between 130 - 1 BC38 viewsAR hdr, 1,38gr., 14,2mm;
MACW 355-59; Alram 1236-37, ECCA 32ff.
obv.: bare-headed, right, diadem, med.-long hair combed straight back, mustache, long beard; earring, necklace; along left rim the letters cKω; almost East Asian features;
rev.: deconstructed archer/soldier;

ex: Forum Ancient Coins.
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Daoi (Dahae), Unknown Ruler, ca. 250 -130 BC49 viewsAR scyphate hdr, 2,55gr., 16,5mm;
Mitch. ACW 351;
mint: ? ; axis: 6h;
obv.: bare head, right, possibly w/diadem; short, cap like hair, beardless (?); necklace (?); so-called Seleukid style;
rev.: horse’s head, right, w/bridle and rein; symbol in lower right field;

ex: Vienna Coin Show, VA.
1 commentsSchatz
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Indo-Parthians, Gondophares, 1st half of 1st cent. AD12 viewsAE dr., 2,2gr., 11,2mm;
Mitch., vol. VIII, p. 764;
mint: Jammu,
obv.: bare-headed bust, right, w/ diadem and 2 ribbons; beard; large, straight nose; behind neck 2 dots; traces of legend around rim;
rev.: Pallas Athene standing right (barely recognizable), traces of legend on rim.
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Indo-Parthians, Gondophares, ca. 1st half of 1st cent. AD13 viewsAE dr., 2,32gr, 12,58mm;
Mitch ACW 2636;
mint: Jammu, axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, right, w/diadem, bow, and ribbons; hair only above diadem, mustache, short beard; necklace (?); Greek lettering around rim: BΛCIΛEΩC ...;
rev.: Pallas Athene, standing right, w/thunderbolt and shield; 2 control marks in lower right and left field; Karoshti legend around rim.
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Indo-Parthians, Orthagnes, Gondopharid Dynasty, 1st half of 1st cent. AD13 viewsAE tdr, 8,56gr, 22mm;
Senior 257, 21-22; Mitch. ACW 2556;
mint: Arachiosa, axis: 9h;
obv.: bare-headed bust, left, w/diadem, triangular bow, and ribbons; medium-long hair in bun at the side, mustache, short beard; chain-link type necklace; cuirass/tunic, torso facing; circular lettering around rim;
rev.: winged Nike, standing right, w/diadem in extended hand; 2 control marks in lower right and left field; circular Karoshti legend around rim;

ex: CNG e-Auction 241, #180.
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Indo-Parthians: Pakoros, mid to late 1st cent. AD, Gondopharid Dynasty29 viewsAE unit, 10,26gr, 26mm;
Senior 269 1aT
mint: unknown in Arachiosa, axis: 13h;
obv.: bust, left, w/diadem and 2 ribbons linked at end; large tuft of top hair, large bunch of curls in back of neck, mustache, med.-long beard; 2-stand necklace w/center medallion; padded (?) shoulder armor; around rim Greek legend: BAΣIΛE ... rest barely legible;
rev: winged Nike, standing right, holding out diadem; ‘gi’ in Karoshti to left, ‘pu’ to right; around rim Karoshti legend;
black surfaces on both sides;

ex: CNG e-Auction 409, # 358; ex: Dr. Wilfried Pieper Collection.
1 commentsSchatz
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Persis24 viewsVadfradad (Autophradates) II., 1st cent. BC, AR dr., 4,17gr.,16,74mm;
Alram (Vadfradad III.), Sunrise 585, K&M 4/1
mint: Persepolis, axis: 13h;
obv.: bare-headed bust, right, w/diadem and 2 ribbons; med.-long cap like hair, long full beard, mustache; earring, triple necklace; tunic/cuirass; crescent above head;
rev.: fire temple w/part of Ahura Mazda above; to left, king standing to right, right column surmounted by eagle standing left; Aramaic legend;

ex: CNG auction 301, #124.
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Persis25 viewsUnknown Ruler, ca. 125 BC, AR dr., 3,85gr., 15,66mm;
Alram NB1, Sunrise 579, K&M 3/9, Mitchener ACW 737 ff.
mint: Persepolis, axis: 15h;
obv.: head, right, w/ diadem and kyrbasia surmounted by eagle and crescent; short beard; earring;
rev.: fire temple in center surmounted by Ahura Mazda, on left king standing right, on right eagle on standard;

ex: Vienna Coin Show, VA.
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Persis48 viewsDarev II , 1. cent. BC, AR dr., 4,03gr., 18mm;
Alram 564, Sunrise 569, 570, K&M 4/4;
mint: Persepolis, axis: 5h;
obv.: bust, left, w/Parthian style tiara and diadem, knot and 2 ribbons, tiara has 3 rows of pellets across the top and a crescent on the side, long neck guard; mustache w/twirled up ends, med.-long pointed beard; earring, triple necklace or torque; tunic/cuirass;
rev.: fire altar with king, right, sacrificing to the right w/sceptre in extended hand; framed by 4 lines of Aramaic lettering;

ex: CNG eAuction 301, #125.
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Persis44 viewsVahšir (Oxathres), 1.cent. BC - 1.cent. AD, AR dr., 3,9gr., 17,7mm;
Alram 582, Sunrise 605var., K&M 4/20;
mint: Persepolis, axis: 13h;
obv.: bare-headed bust, left, w/diadem and ribbons; med.-long hair in 3 waves over ear, mustache, short beard; triple necklace; tunic/cuirass;
rev.: fire altar in right field, ruler, right, to the left sacrificing; scene surrounded by Aramaic lettering;

ex: Triskeles Auction 9, #47.
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Persis42 viewsManuchtir II, 2.cent. AD, AR hdr, 1,4gr., 13mm;
Alram 635, Sunrise 661, K&M --;
mint: Persepolis, axis:
obv.: bust, left, w/Parthian style tiara, diadem w/loop and 2 ribbons, tiara has 2 rows of pellets over the crest of the head and a crescent w/pellet on the side, outline of lower tiara decorated w/pellets; mustache, long pointed beard, long hair emerging from under tiara’s neck guard; necklace w/center medallion(?); tunic/cuirass; Aramaic letters on right rim;
rev.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem; similar but beardless profile to that on the obv.; 4 Aramaic letters in left field;

ex: Triskeles Auction 9, #51.
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Persis54 viewsArdaxšir IV, late 2.cent.- early 3.cent.AD, AR dr., 2,17 gr., 19mm;
Alram 651, Sunrise 674, K&M 5/19;
mint: Persepolis, axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed bust, left, w/diadem, loop and 2 ribbons; hair tied in bunch on top of head, long hair in 5 waves over ear, mustache, long beard in 5 waves; double necklace w/pellets in between; tunic/cuirass; in right field monogr. 13;
rev.: bust, left, w/turret crown, diadem and ribbon; long hair in 4 waves, mustache, med.-long beard; necklace (?); tunic/cuirass; Aramaic letters along left rim, top, and right rim;

ex: CNG eAuction 301, #135.
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Persis43 viewsUncertain King, 1.-2. cent. AD, AR hdr., 1,41gr.,
Alram 619var., Sunrise 646var., K&M --;
mint: Persepolis, axis: ?
obv.:head, left, w/tiara and diadem, 2 loops, ribbon, over tiara crest a row of pellets, 1 pellet on the side, long earflaps and very long neck guard; short beard, mustache; double necklace w/pellet medallion; in right field triskeles w/2 pellets above;
rev.: 2 concentric circles (diadem?) surrounded by dashes forming third circle;

ex: Pegasi Coins, Baltimore Coin Show.
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Persis35 viewsUncertain King, ca. 1.cent. AD, AR hdr., 1,46gr., 12mm;
Alram 619, Sunrise 646, K&M --;
mint: Persepolis, axis: ?;
obv.: bust, left, w/tiara and diadem, 2 loops and 2 ribbons, crescent on side of tiara, very long neck guard; mustache, short beard; double necklace;
rev.: 2 concentric circles w/2 ribbons in the center (diadem?); along the lower half of the rim Aramaic letters;

ex: Peus Auction 404/405, part of a multi-coin lot.
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Sakastan, Tanlis over Gotarzes I.16 viewsAR dr., after 95 BC, 3,89gr, 21,8mm;
genuine or imitation Sellw. 33type countermarked on obv. w/Tanlis bust facing right, surrounded by name TANΛIΣ;
axis: 12h;
rev: archer, right, on throne, w/bow; 5-line legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛoY APΣA(KoY) θEoΠAT(oPoΣ) NIKAToPoΣ

ex: Vienna Coin Show, VA.
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Sakastan, ca. 20 BC, unknown ruler over Phraates IV18 viewsSakastan, AR dr., late 1.cent. BC - early 1. cent. AD, 3,25gr, ;
Sellw. 91.13, Shore 473, Mitch. V. #612;
mint: Margiane (?), axis: 12h;
obv.: imitation Phraates IV countermarked w/Eukratides like bust, right; eagle w/diadem in right upper field; the countermark is integrated in the die;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow, monogr. Π below; corrupted legend;

ex: B. Peus Auction 384/85, #412
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Sakastan, late 1st cent. BC - early 1st cent. AD, unknown ruler over Phraates IV30 viewsAR dr., 3,55gr, 19,25mm
Sellw. 91.12, Shore 472, Senior 1991 D;
mint: Margiane or Sogdiana, axis: 12h; Sakastan, AR dr., late 1. cent. BC - early 1. cent. AD, AR dr., 3,55gr, 19,25mm;
obv.: bare-headed bust of Phraates IV, left, (Sellw.52.19); diadem, knot, and 2 broad ribbons joined at the end; med.-long hair in 5 waves, mustache, short pointed beard; royal wart; in upper right field eagle carrying wreath or diadem; on left shoulder oval countermark w/Eukratides style helmeted bust, right, surrounded by beads; host coin has BB 12 - 18h;
rev.: archer,right, on throne, w/bow and monogr. Π; 5 lines of corrupted ‘Greek’ legend visible;

ex: CNG Auction 398, #370.

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Sakastan, late 1st cent.BC - early 1 cent. AD, unknown ruler over Phraates IV16 viewsAR dr., 3,84gr, 18,65mm; Sellw. 91.13var., Shore 473var., Mitch. V, #612, Alram --;
mint: (?), axis: 12h;
obv.: imitation Phraates IV. countermarked w/ Eukratides like bust, right; eagle in right upper field; countermark integrated in die;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow; 7-line corrupted legend;

ex: Vienna Coin Show, VA.
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Sogdiana (Samarkand), Unknown Ruler, 4.-5. cent. AD34 viewsAR scyphate obol,, 0,35gr., 10,05mm;
MACW 348; some green deposits;
obv.: bare-headed, left, 1 circle and 4 curved vertical lines for top hair and 3 vertical lines for neck hair, beardless; necklace (?); remnants of possible legend at bottom;
rev.: headless and footless, heavily stylized archer facing, holding bow and arrow in right hand, dressed in tunic w/belt;

ex: R. Thun, FL.
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Sogdiana (Samarkand), Unknown Ruler, 4.-5. cent. AD37 viewsAR scyphate obol, 0,36gr., 9,94mm;
MACW 346;
obv. : bare headed, left, w/5 lines for top hair and 3 lines for neck hair, mustache; nose and forehead one curved line; large dot behind head in upper right field; line at bottom for necklace (?);
rev.: headless and footless archer, facing, w/tunic and belt, holding bow w/arrow (?) in left hand, right arm resting on belt;

ex: R. Thun, FL.
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Sogdiana (Samarkand), Unknown Ruler, 4.-5. cent. AD27 viewsAR scyphate obol, 0,32gr. , 9,5mm;
MACW 350;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/4 lines for top hair, 3 lines for neck hair; necklace (?) ;
rev.: headless and footless, heavily stylized archer, facing, w/bow and arrow in left hand, wearing tunic w/belt; large dot in left field, ∫ below;

ex: R. Thun, FL.
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Sogdiana (Samarkand), Unknown Ruler, 4.-5. cent. AD33 viewsAR scyphate obol, 0,36gr., 9,72mm;
MACW 350var.;
obv.: bare-headed, left; retrograde 6 and 5 crescent shaped lines for hair, beardless; in bottom and left field possibly traces of inscription;
rev.: headless, heavily stylized archer, facing, w/bow and arrow in left hand, right arm resting on tunic belt, short sword on left side (?);

ex: Xinjiang Coins (Silk Road).
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Sogdiana (Samarkand), Unknown Ruler, 4.-5. cent. AD28 viewsAR scyphate obol, 0,5gr., 10,9mm;
MACW 350, Rtveladze 36;
obv.: bare-headed, left, cicular line and 5 crescent shaped lines for top hair, 4 vertical lines for neck hair, beardless; necklace(?);
rev.: archer, left, facing, w/bow in left hand, short sword on left side(?), wearing tunic w/belt;

ex: Dmitry Markov Coins.
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Turan, Ardamithra or Farn Sasan, ca. 220 AD17 viewsAE tdr, 6,12gr, 20,23mm;
Mitch. ACW 1259/60, Alram 1217 (Unknown King IV);
mint: ? , axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed bust, left, w/diadem; hair bunched to the side and back Pakores-style, beardless or short beard; double necklace; cuirass or tunic;
traces of lettering around the rim;
rev.: fire altar w/o fire and attendants surrounded by (illegible) lettering;

ex: Vienna Coin Show, VA.
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