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Mithradates I., 164 - 132 BC52 viewsAR dr., 3,40gr., 19mm;
mint: Nisa or Hekatomphylos, axis: 12h;
Sellw.: 11.1, Shore 24, Sunrise -;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem, knot, and 2 ribbons; med.-long cap like hair, mustache, and long beard tapering to a point; beaky nose; earring, one-turn torque ending in pellets, 2 more pellets in the center; complete reed and pellet border;
rev.: archer, right, on omphalos, w/bow in extended hand; exergual line; 3-line legend: B,inverted A,ΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛo(Y) APΣAKoY;
dark cabinet tone;

ex: Baldwinís Auction 100, lot 353 (3-coin lot), ex: D. Sellwood Collection.
1 commentsSchatz12/27/16 at 12:28Robert L3: Interesting style on that obverse...atypical.
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Mithradates I., 171 - 138 BC;40 viewsAE tetrachalkous, 6,89gr, 17,7mm; Sellwood 12.10, Shore --, Sunrise --;
mint: Ekbatana, axis: 15h;
obv.: bare-headed, right, w/diadem and ribbons; helmet like short hair, long beard; in left field composite monogram; dotted border 6 to 14h;
rev.: Dioskuri galloping right; 2-line legend , one on top, one on bottom: BAΣIΛEΩ(Σ) APΣAK(OY);

ex: CNG eAuction 90; ex: Spink & Son;
1 commentsSchatz09/25/16 at 00:09Metrodorus: VERY interesting specimen!
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Phraates II., 138-127 BC, 29 viewsAR dr., 4,01gr , 18,2mm; Sellwood 16.17, Shore 54, Sunrise --;
mint: Saramana ?; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem, knot and 3 ribbons; short, helmet like hair, longer in the neck, short beard, mustache, enormous eyebrow, no discernible jewelry; dotted border 8 to 13h; in right field inside border the letters Σ?A;
rev.: archer, right, on omphalos,W/bow in right hand; 2+2 line legend: (B)AΣIΛEΩ(Σ) MEΓAΛoV APΣAKoV ΘEoΠAToPo:; no guide lines, but exergual line;

ex: David Sellwood Collection (New York Sale XXXIV)
1 commentsSchatz09/06/16 at 10:17museumguy: Interesting how the head of the archer on the reve...
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Phraates II., 138-127 BC, 38 viewsAR dr., 3,61gr, 19,5mm; Sellwood 16.6, Shore 45, Sunrise 271;
mint: Nisa, axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed,left, w/diadem, knot and 2 ribbons; short hair long in the neck, short beard; earring, necklace; dotted border 8 to 14h; letters NI in right field;
rev.: archer, right, on omphalos, w/bow in right hand; 4-line legend in guide lines: BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛOY APΣAKOY ΘEOΠATOPOΣ, exergual line;

ex: David Sellwood Collection
1 commentsSchatz09/06/16 at 10:15museumguy: Exceptional reverse!
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Interregnal Issue (Bagasis?), 126 BC,128 viewsAR tdr., 15.88gr, 29,4mm; Sellwood 18.1, Shore --, Sunrise 273 (Artabanos II., 127-126BC);
mint: Seleukia, axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, right, w/diadem, knot and 3 ribbons; short hair, longer in neck, long beard; no jewelry visible; reel-and-pellet border 11 to 19h;
rev.: Demeter (?), seated, cornucopia in right arm, on outstretched left arm winged goddess (Nike?) offering diadem, rear leg of seat represented by kneeling winged figure; 2-line legend in 1+1 format: BAΣIΛEΩΣ APΣAKOY; exergual line;

ex: CNG 64
4 commentsSchatz06/18/15 at 19:09museumguy: Stunning portrait!
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Interregnal Issue (Bagasis?), 126 BC,128 viewsAR tdr., 15.88gr, 29,4mm; Sellwood 18.1, Shore --, Sunrise 273 (Artabanos II., 127-126BC);
mint: Seleukia, axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, right, w/diadem, knot and 3 ribbons; short hair, longer in neck, long beard; no jewelry visible; reel-and-pellet border 11 to 19h;
rev.: Demeter (?), seated, cornucopia in right arm, on outstretched left arm winged goddess (Nike?) offering diadem, rear leg of seat represented by kneeling winged figure; 2-line legend in 1+1 format: BAΣIΛEΩΣ APΣAKOY; exergual line;

ex: CNG 64
4 commentsSchatz02/19/15 at 10:57David Atherton: Wow!
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Interregnal Issue (Bagasis?), 126 BC,128 viewsAR tdr., 15.88gr, 29,4mm; Sellwood 18.1, Shore --, Sunrise 273 (Artabanos II., 127-126BC);
mint: Seleukia, axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, right, w/diadem, knot and 3 ribbons; short hair, longer in neck, long beard; no jewelry visible; reel-and-pellet border 11 to 19h;
rev.: Demeter (?), seated, cornucopia in right arm, on outstretched left arm winged goddess (Nike?) offering diadem, rear leg of seat represented by kneeling winged figure; 2-line legend in 1+1 format: BAΣIΛEΩΣ APΣAKOY; exergual line;

ex: CNG 64
4 commentsSchatz02/19/15 at 05:46Pscipio: Very nice portrait.
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Interregnal Issue (Bagasis?), 126 BC,128 viewsAR tdr., 15.88gr, 29,4mm; Sellwood 18.1, Shore --, Sunrise 273 (Artabanos II., 127-126BC);
mint: Seleukia, axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, right, w/diadem, knot and 3 ribbons; short hair, longer in neck, long beard; no jewelry visible; reel-and-pellet border 11 to 19h;
rev.: Demeter (?), seated, cornucopia in right arm, on outstretched left arm winged goddess (Nike?) offering diadem, rear leg of seat represented by kneeling winged figure; 2-line legend in 1+1 format: BAΣIΛEΩΣ APΣAKOY; exergual line;

ex: CNG 64
4 commentsSchatz02/18/15 at 20:46Robert L3: Another remarkable, beautiful addition...probably ...
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Phraates II., 138-127 BC, 25 viewsAR 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;

ex: David Sellwood Collection (New York Sale XXXIV), Sellwood 1980 ed. plate coin.
1 commentsSchatz02/17/15 at 23:07Robert L3: Yet another Sellwood plate coin. AMAZING collecti...
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Mithradates I., 171-138 BC,55 viewsAR tdr., 15,47gr, 16,6mm; Sellwood 13.2, Shore 35, Sunrise 260;
mint: Seleukia, axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, right, w/diadem; medium long hair, medium long beard; no jewelry visible; reel-and-pellet border 11 to 16h;
rev.: Herakles, left, w/club and lion skin, standing, holding cup; 4-line legend, two on each side: BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛOY APΣAKOY ΦIΛEΛΛHNOΣ in exergue composite symbol;

ex: CNG 66
1 commentsSchatz02/16/15 at 20:21Robert L3: Outstanding example of the type. What a collectio...
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Arsakes I., 247-211 BC67 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;

ex: David Sellwood Collection; Sellwood, The Coinage of Parthia, 1980, plate coin. (The New York Sale, Auction XXXIV, Baldwin's)
1 commentsSchatz02/16/15 at 18:14Robert L3: Fantastic!!!! Very important provenance. What an...
 
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