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Arsakes I., 247-211 BC14 viewsAR dr., 4,24gr., 18mm; Sellwood 1.1, Shore 1, Sunrise 234;
mint: Mithradatkart, axis: 11h;
obv.: beardless bust, right, w/bashlyk, 2 ribbons in back, loose cap tie down the side of the neck; neck hair; earring;
rev.: archer, left, w/bow in right hand; two-line legend: APΣAKOY right, (A)VTOKPATORO(Y) left;

in: David Sellwood, The Coinage of Parthia, Spink 1980, plate coin # 1.1.
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Artabanos I. 127-124 BC11 views
AR dr., 3.6gr, 19,9mm; Sellwood 19.2, Shore 58 (this coin), Sunrise --;
mint: Ekbatana or Rhagai(?), axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem, knot and 2 ribbons; cap like hair in 5 waves, long pointed beard; earring, 3-turn torque; dotted border 10 to 17h, test cut at 8h;
rev.: archer, right, on omphalos, w/bow in right hand, 4-line legend in 2+2 format: BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛOY APΣAKOY ΘEOΠATOP(OΣ);

in: Fred Shore, Parthian Coins & History, CNG 1993, p. 97, #58.
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Artabanos III., 80 - 90 AD42 viewsAR tdr., 13,48gr, 26,6mm; Sellwood 74.3, Shore -, Sunrise 441 (Artabanos V, 79/80-ca.85) AD); Sinisi Type I, p.104
mint: Seleukia; axis: 12h; date: November (?) 80 AD
obv.: bare-headed, left, 4-layer broad diadem, 1 loop and 2 broad ribbons; medium-long hair in 4 waves, mustache, med.-long beard gently rounded off; earring, 3-layer necklace; tunic w/ornamental fishbone border;
rev.: king, left, on throne, facing goddess w/staff or sceptre offering untied diadem in right hand; dagger on left side(?); 6 lines of legend visible: (B)ACIΛ(EΩN) (PTA)BAN(OY) ΔIKΛIOY (A)ΠE (ΛAIOY?) EΠIΦΛNOYC (ΦIΛEΛΛHNOC); year between the heads BΦT (80/81 AD); exergual line;

in: Fabrizio Sinisi, Sylloge Nummorum Parthicorum, Oesterreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien, 2013, cf. Plate 50, Artabanos III Type I/1(1), #844A.
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Elymais -- Orodes I., late 1st to early 2nd cent. AD12 views
AE tdr., 15,61gr, 27,44mm;
mint: Susa (?)
Van’t Haaff 11.1.1-1a (this coin), Alram p. 146, #466, NB3;
obv.: bare-headed bust, left, w/2-strand diadem, loop, 2 ribbons; straight top hair running across head, side hair combed backwards, mustache, long pointed curly beard, multi-turn torque ending in pellet; cuirass w/shoulder pads; in right lower filed anchor w/2 upper and 2 lower cross bars, crescent and pellet above; in lower left field Aramaic legend ‘Orodes’; dotted border 10 - 12h;
rev.: head, left, w/diadem surrounded by 4 lines of blundered letters;

in: P.A. Van't Haaff, Catalogue of Elymaean Coinage, CNG 2007, p. 92, type 11.1.1-1a; also in: Parthia.com.
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Elymais: Orodes I., mid/late 1st cent. AD14 views
AE tdr., 15,61gr., 27,44mm;
Van’t Haaff 11.1.1c (this coin), Alram p.146 #466, pl. 15, NB3;
mint: axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/2-strand diadem, loop and 2 ribbons; med.-long bushy hair brushed back over the ear, mustache, long tapering beard cut off at the end; earring, multi-layer torque ending in pellet; cuirass; in right field 2-crossbar anchor w/crescent and star above, in left field Aramaic or Pahlavi MLK’ or part of it; dotted border 11 - 13h;
rev.: traces of small portrait surrounded by 4 lines of ‘Greek’ originally being BAΣIΛEΩΣ YPΩΔHΣ;

in: P.A. Van't Haaff, Catalogue of Elymaean Coinage, CNG 2007, p.92, 11.1.1-1c; also in: Parthia.com, Coins of Elymais;
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Orodes I. 90 - 77 BC, (Mithradates III)13 views
AR tdr., 16,16gr, 29,4mm; Sellwood 31.1, Shore --, Sunrise 306 (Mithradates III, 87-80 BC);
mint: Seleukia, axis: 12h;
obv.: head, left, w/tiara (3rows of pellets, 6-point star as side decoration, long ear flaps) and diadem w/knot and 2 ribbons; mustache, medium-long beard; earring, torque w/single pellet finial; cuirass w/star on chest; dotted border almost complete;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in right hand; 7-line legend: BΛCIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛoY ΛPΣΛKoY ΛYToKPΛTo(PoC) ΦIΛoΠΛToPoC EΠIΦΛNoYC ΦIΛEΛΛΗNoC; exergual line;

in: David Sellwood The Coinage of Parthia, Spink, 1980, # 31.1 and 1971, # 31/4; also in: Parthia.com, Orodes I; also in: Michael Mitchiner, The Ancient and Classical World, Hawkins, 1971 p. 112, #531.
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Orodes II., 57 - 38 BC 16 views
BI tdr., 13,92 gr, mm; Sellwood 45.6, Shore 209, Sunrise -;
mint: Seleukia; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/broad diadem, 2 broad ribbons; medium-long hair in 4 waves, possibly no facial hair; multi-turn torque ending in something other than pellet; ear ring; cuirass w/star on chest; dotted border 8 to 16h;
rev.: king on throne, left, extending right arm to receive hand of kneeling Tyche; symbol between heads; 7-line legend: BAΣIΛEΩ(Σ) BAΣIΛEΩN APΣAKOY (blurred) EVEPΓETOV ΔIKAIOV EΠIΦANOVΣ ΦIΛEΛΛHNOΣ in exergue: ΠA = Panimou;

in: David Sellwood, The Coinage of Parthia, Spink, 1980, #45.6, and 1971, #45/5); also in: Parthia.com.
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Orodes II., 57 - 38 BC (Mithradates IV)9 views
BI tdr., 15,02gr, mm; Sellwood 44.1, Shore - , Sunrise 355 (Mithradates IV);
mint: Seleukia; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/ broad diadem, 2 loops and 2 ribbons; medium-long hair in 5 waves, mustache, short beard; multi-turn torque w/pellet finial; cuirass; dotted border 7 to 15h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one hand; 5-line legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ BAΣIΛEΩN (M)EΓAΛOV APΣAKOV KAI KTIΣT(OV); exergual line; KTIΣTOΣ meaning: founder - S. 44.1 is the only coin using this epithet (to my knowledge);

in: David Sellwood , The Coinage of Parthia, Spink 1980, #44.1
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Pakoros II., 77/78 - 105 AD17 views
AR dr., 3,42gr, 20,74mm; Sellwood 73.13, Shore 397, Sunrise-, Sinisi Type Vb, p. 89;
mint: Court at Ekbatana; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/ 4-strand diadem, 2 loops and 3 ribbons; medium-long hair in 3 waves, beardless; earring, 3 layer necklace; in upper right field above loops the Aramaic letters for pk; tunic border in fishbone pattern; dotted border 9 to 16h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one hand and monogram below bow; left lower leg missing; 7-line legend: OΛIIΛE OΛIIΛTΛN NIΛNOO ΛXIOV ΠNPΛII (last two to be read from the inside), EΠΦΛNOC ΦIAH ... (blurred letters);

ex: New York Sale XXXIV (2015), Baldwin’s Auction, #452 (The David Sellwood Collection). A Sellwood plate coin: David Sellwood, An Introduction to the Coinage of Parthia, Second Edition, Spink 1980, plate 73.13.
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Pakoros II., 77/78 - 105 AD30 views
AR tdr., 13,44gr, 25,8mm; Sellwood 75.4, Shore -, Sunrise -, Sinisi Type II, p. 86;
mint: Seleukia; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/facing torso; 4-layer broad diadem, 1 loop and 2 broad ribbons; medium-long hair in 4 waves of curls, beardless; 3-layer necklace; tunic w/ornamental border; in upper right field Δ;
rev.: king, left, on horseback, facing goddess w/staff or sceptre offering diadem in right hand behind her male figure w/untied diadem(?); 1 line of legend readable: (BACIΛEΩC) (BACIΛEΩN) (APCAKOY) ΠΛKO(POV) (EΠIΦANOVC) (ΦIΛEΛΛHNOC); exergual line; year between the heads and month in exergue unreadable;

in: Fabrizio Sinisi, Sylloge Nummorum Parthicorum, Verlag der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, p. 60, # 1114.
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Phraatakes and Musa, 2-4 AD14 views
BI dr., 3,68gr, 19,02mm; Sellwood 58.12, Shore -, Sunrise -;
mint: Susa?; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem and 3 ribbons; med.-long hair in 4 waves, med.- long tapered beard, mustache; in upper right and left fields goddess w/extended arm;
rev.: female head, left, w/turret crown, knot, and diadem w/2 ribbons; long side hair swirled up in a bun over the ear; legends in left and upper right fields: (BΛ)CIΛIC-HC ΘEA(C) MO(VCΛC)
Almost black toning w/small silver areas visible;

in: David Sellwood, The Coinage of Parthia, Spink, 1980, # 5812, The Coinage of Parthia, Spink 1971, # 58/9.
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Phraatakes, 2-4 AD14 viewsBI dr., 3,68gr, 19,02mm; Sellwood 58.12, Shore -, Sunrise -;
mint: Susa?; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem and 3 ribbons; med.-long hair in 4 waves, med.- long tapered beard, mustache; in upper right and left fields goddess w/extended arm;
rev.: female head, left, w/turret crown, knot, and diadem w/2 ribbons; long side hair swirled up in a bun over the ear; legends in left and upper right fields: (BΛ)CIΛIC-HC ΘEA(C) MO(VCΛC)
Almost black toning w/small silver areas visible;

in: David Sellwood, The Coinage of Parthia, Spink, 1980, # 58.12
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Phraates II., 138-127 BC,29 views
AR dr., 3,87gr, 19,4mm; Sellwood 16.13, Shore 53, Sunrise --;
mint: Epardos; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem, knot and ribbon; short helmet like hair with curly fringe, longer in neck, short beard consisting of 2 rows of curls; necklace w/opposing pellet finials; dotted border 7:30 to 15h; in right field inside border the letters EΠA;
rev.: archer, left, on omphalos, w/bow in right hand; 2+2 line legend: BAΣIΛEΩ(Σ) MEΓAΛoY APΣAKoY ΘEoΠAToPo(Σ); gide lines and exergual line;

in: David Sellwood , The Coinage of Parthia, Spink 1980, plate coin #16.13.
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Unknown King, ca. 80 - 70 BC (Arsakes XVI.)33 viewsAR tdr., 15,82gr., 28,2mm;
Sellw. 30.4, Sh --, Sunrise 312 (this coin)(Arsakes XVI., 78/77 - 62/61 BC);
mint: Seleukia, axis: 12H;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem, knot, and ribbon; medium h-long hair in 4 waves, mustache, short beard; cuirass; dotted border 18:30 - 13h; young face;
rev: archer, right, on throne, w/bow; monogr. above bow; 7-line legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛOY APΣAKOY (ΘEO)ΠATOPOΣ (EY)EPΓETOY EΠIΦANOYΣ ΦIΛEΛΛHNO(Σ);

in: Numismatic Art of Persia, The Sunrise Collection, CNG 2011, p.182, #312.

also in: Parthika.fr, Les Différents Types.
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Vologases II., 77 - 80 AD30 views
AR 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;

in: Fred B. Shore, Parthian Coins and History, CNG 1993, p. 150, # 389.
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Vologases II., 77 - 80 AD 12 views
AR 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;

in: Fred B. Shore, Parthian Coins & History, CNG 1993, p.150, #390.
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