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Parthia -- Phraatakes and Musa, 1 - 4 AD4 viewsAR tdr., 12,56gr, 28,1mm; Sellwood 58.1var.(month), Shore 323, Sunrise 403var.;
mint: Seleukia; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/broad 4 layer diadem and ribbon; at the ribbon end year date BIT(?)=1 AD; short hair in 2 waves, mustache, medium-long tapered beard; wart; earring, multiple necklace; cuirass w/collar adorned by a suite of opposing dashes; traces of goddess in the right and left upper field; legend: BACI ΛEΩ C BACI ΛEΩ N only partially visible; dotted border 8 to 10:30h;
rev.: female head, right, w/tiara and double diadem below, 2 loops and 2 ribbons; the tiara consists of 5 large pearls in a row, above a row of 8 smaller pearls and above them another row of medium-sized pearls - the remainder of the tiara is off the flan; earrings and a pearl necklace, multiple necklace below, 2 more strings of pearls across the breast, the shoulders are covered by a folded robe; between the diadem ribbons and the neck the letters ΔAI=ΔAIΣIOY (May); legend: Θ EAC O(YPANIAC MOYCHC) BACI
Λ ICHC; dotted border 5 to 10h; very dark patina;

2 commentsSchatz01/20/20 at 15:49shanxi: great reverse
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Parthia -- Phraatakes and Musa, 1 - 4 AD4 viewsAR tdr., 12,56gr, 28,1mm; Sellwood 58.1var.(month), Shore 323, Sunrise 403var.;
mint: Seleukia; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/broad 4 layer diadem and ribbon; at the ribbon end year date BIT(?)=1 AD; short hair in 2 waves, mustache, medium-long tapered beard; wart; earring, multiple necklace; cuirass w/collar adorned by a suite of opposing dashes; traces of goddess in the right and left upper field; legend: BACI ΛEΩ C BACI ΛEΩ N only partially visible; dotted border 8 to 10:30h;
rev.: female head, right, w/tiara and double diadem below, 2 loops and 2 ribbons; the tiara consists of 5 large pearls in a row, above a row of 8 smaller pearls and above them another row of medium-sized pearls - the remainder of the tiara is off the flan; earrings and a pearl necklace, multiple necklace below, 2 more strings of pearls across the breast, the shoulders are covered by a folded robe; between the diadem ribbons and the neck the letters ΔAI=ΔAIΣIOY (May); legend: Θ EAC O(YPANIAC MOYCHC) BACI
Λ ICHC; dotted border 5 to 10h; very dark patina;

2 commentsSchatz01/19/20 at 21:59quadrans: Wow, nice piece...
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Parthia -- Phraatakes, 2 BC - 4 AD2 viewsBI tdr., 9,66gr; 25,5mm; Sellw. 57.10-12 , Shore -, Sunrise -;
mint: Seleukia; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/4-strand diadem; medium-long hair in 5 rows of curls, mustache, med.-long pointed beard; 3-layer necklace (w/1 strange interrupted line running above and across); tunic/cuirass w/ornamental border; in upper left field goddess w/diadem, goddess in right field off flan; dotted border 10 to 13h.
rev.: king, right, on throne w/bow in outstretched right hand; below the year AIT = 1 AD; pellet between throne legs; exergual line; 6 lines of legend visible: (BΛCIΛEΩC) BΛCIΛE(ΩN) (ΛP)CΛK(OY) EYEPΓETO(Y) ΔIKΛIOV, no month, (E)ΠIΦΛNOVC (ΦIΛE)ΛΛHNO(C);

A Sellwood 1980 plate coin (57.10);

ex: Baldwin’s Auction 96 (09/15), multiple coin lot (ex David Sellwood Collection); Michael Mitchiner, ACW, p. 116, #601, plate coin.
1 commentsSchatz01/19/20 at 00:30quadrans: Nice piece..
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Parthia -- Phraates IV. (Tiridates ?), 38 - 2 BC4 viewsAR tdr., 12.78gr; 26,7mm; Sellw. 55.12-14 (Tiridates), Shore - , Sunrise -;
mint: Seleukia; axis: 12h, date: no year, month ΟΛΩΙΟΥ = July;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/broad diadem and 3 ribbons; medium-long hair in three waves, mustache, short pointed beard; earring, three-turn torque , earringl; tunic/cuirass w/ornamental border, star on chest; dotted border 12 - 14:30;
rev.: king, right, on throne w/outstretched right arm, facing goddess, left, w/palm branch in outstretched right hand and conucopia in left arm; no year; exergual line; 6 lines of legend visible: (BACIΛCΩC) BACIΛE(ΩN) (APCAKOY) (E)VEPΓETOV ΔIKAIOV (to be read from the inside) OLΩIOV (July) (E)ΠIΦANOVC (ΦIΛ)EΛΛHNOC;
Probably a Phraates IV tdr. despite the missing wart;

ex: Baldwin’s Auction 96 (09/15), multiple coin lot (ex David Sellwood Collection).
1 commentsSchatz01/14/20 at 21:21quadrans: Excellent...
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Parthia -- Bagasis (interregnal issue), 126 BC3 viewsAR tdr., 15.88gr, 29,4mm; Sellwood 18.1, Shore --, Sunrise 273 (Artabanos II., 127-126BC);
mint: Seleukia, axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed bust, 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;
1 commentsSchatz01/14/20 at 21:04quadrans: Another interesting piece..
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Parthia -- Phraates II., 138 - 127 BC4 viewsAR tdr., 16,22gr, 30,06mm; Sellwood 17.1var., Shore --, Sunrise 268;
Mint: Seleukia; axis 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, right, w/diadem, knot and 2 ribbons; short hair, longer in neck, short beard; small earring, no necklace visible;
rev.: male bearded deity, left, on throne, on outstretched right arm winged goddess offering diadem, in left arm cornucopia w/grapes off the top; 4-line legend in 2+2 format: BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛOY APΣAKOY NIKHΦOPOY; below exergual line composite monogram, in left field outside legend second composite monogram.
2 commentsSchatz01/14/20 at 21:04quadrans: Nice one
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Parthia -- Mithradates II., 123 - 88 BC5 viewsAR tdr., 15,43gr., 30,53mm;
Sellw. type 24, Shore 66-69var., Sunrise 281-285var.;
mint: Seleukia, axis: 12h
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem, knot, and 2 ribbons; short, cap-like hair, mustache, long full beard; earring, multi-turn torque w/flattened end; cuirass; complete dotted border;
rev.: archer, right, on omphalos w/bow in extended hand, exergual line, behind archer’s back mongr. ΔI; 4-line legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛOY APΣAKOY EΠIΦANOYΣ, monogr. TV in exergue.
2 commentsSchatz01/14/20 at 21:03quadrans: I agree nice...
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Parthia -- Unknown Ruler, 80 - 70 BC6 viewsAR tdr., 15,65gr, 29,2mm; Sellwood 30.2, Shore --, Sunrise 311 (Arsakes XVI. 78/77-62/1);
Mint: Seleukia, axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/ diadem, knot and 1 broad ribbon; mustache, medium-long hair in 3 waves; torque w/single pellet finial; cuirass; dotted border 8-15:30h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in right hand; composite monogram above bow; 7-line legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛOY APΣAKOY ΘEOΠATOPOΣ EYEPΓETOY EΠIΦANOYΣ ΦIΛEΛΛΗNOΣ; exergual line;
1 commentsSchatz01/14/20 at 21:02quadrans: Wow, nice piece...
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Parthia -- Phraates III., 70 - 57 BC, or Dareios of Media Atropatene, ca. 70 BC5 viewsAR tdr., 13,09gr., 29,15mm;
Sellw. 36.2, Shore 149var. (Phraates III), Sunrise 317 (Phraates III);
mint: Seleukia, axis 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/broad diadem, knot, and 2 ribbons; med.-long hair in 4 rows of curls, mustache, short curly beard;

multi-turn torque w/flattened end, cuirass w/star on chest; dotted border 4 - 13h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in extended hand, monogr. BA above bow, exergual line; 7-line legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛOV APΣAKOV ΦIΛOΠATOPOΣ EVEPΓETOV EΠIΦANOVΣ ΦIΛEΛΛHNOΣ;
1 commentsSchatz01/14/20 at 21:01quadrans: Interesting piece..
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Parthia -- Phraates IV., 38 - 2 BC2 viewsAR tdr., 14,19gr, 28mm; Sellwood 51.28(?)., Shore -, Sunrise -;
mint: Seleukia; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed bust, left, w/ 4-layer broad diadem, knot and 3 ribbons; medium-long hair in 4 waves, mustache, medium-long pointed beard; wart on forehead; multi-turn torque; cuirass;
rev.: king, right, on throne, facing goddess offering palm branch in outstretched right hand while holding cornucopia in left arm; 7-line legend: BACIΛEΩ(C) BACIΛEΩN APΣAKO(V off flan) EYEPΓEToY ΔIKAIOY (the bottom line to be read from the inside), EΠIΦΛNOYC (ΦIΛ off flan)EΛΛHNO(C off flan); exergual line; below bottom line in exergue the month XAN (Xandikou)and the year ZΠ(C) (287 Sel.= 26 BC);
1 commentsSchatz01/14/20 at 21:01quadrans: Great coin , and details,
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Parthia -- Phraates IV., 38 - 2 BC7 viewsAR tdr., 14,59gr, 30,9mm; Sellwood 52type, Shore 274var.(rev.), Sunrise 391var. (rev.);
mint: Seleukia; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed bust, left, w/ 4-layer broad diadem and 3 ribbons; medium-long hair in 4 waves, mustache, medium-long beard squared at the end; wart on side of forehead; multi-turn torque; cuirass w/ star on chest; dotted border almost complete;
rev.: king, right, on throne, facing goddess (w/halo?) offering diadem in outstretched right hand while holding cornucopia in left arm; 8-line legend: BACIΛ(EΩC) BACIΛEΩ(N) APCAKO(V) EVEIΓEToV ΔIKAIOV (the bottom line to be read from the inside), EΠIΦΛNoYC (Φ)IΛEΛΛHNo(C); exergual line; below bottom line in exergue illegible date;

1 commentsSchatz01/14/20 at 20:59quadrans: wow, great coin,
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Parthia -- Phraates IV., 38 - 2 BC6 viewsAR tdr., 14,61gr, 28,4mm; Sellwood 55.5var.(Tiridates), Shore 308var. (Tiridates), Sunrise 398(Uncertain usurper - Tiridates?);
mint: Seleukia; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/broad 4 layer diadem and 4 ribbons; medium-long hair in 4 waves, mustache, long pointed beard squared at the end; no wart; triple necklace; tunic/cuirass w/collar adorned by a suite of x's; dotted border 11 to 16h;
rev.: king, left, seated on throne w/Nike on outstretched right arm offering diadem, the left holding lance or staff behind him; dot between feet; year EΠΣ=27 BC between throne legs and the month ΔAIΣI(OY)= May in exergue; 7-line legend: BACIΛE(ΩΣ) BACIΛEΩN APΣAKO(Y) EVEIΓETo(Y) ΔIKAIoY EΠIΦANOYΣ (ΦIΛ)EΛΛHN(OΣ).
1 commentsSchatz01/14/20 at 20:59quadrans: Another nice piece
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Parthia -- Phraates IV., 38 - 2 BC3 viewsAR tdr., 14,29gr, 27,88mm;
mint: Seleukia, axis: 12h, date: ΕΠΣ = 27 BC, no month;
Sellw. 55.3, Shore 307, Sunrise 397 (no month);
obv.: bare-headed bust, left, w/diadem, knot, and four ribbons; medium-long hair in four waves, medium-long shaped beard, mustache; three-turn torque; tunic/cuirass w/ornamental border;
rev.: king, left, seated on throne, w/lance or long sceptre in left hand and goddess holding diadem in right hand; date ΕΠΣ between throne legs; seven-line legend: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ.
1 commentsSchatz01/14/20 at 20:57quadrans: Great piece ..I like it..
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Parthia -- Unknown Ruler, 80 - 70 BC7 viewsSellw. 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-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);

ex: The New York Sale, Baldwin Auction XXXvii (5. Jan. 2016),
ex: The Sunrise Collection, p.182, #312.

A Sunrise plate coin, also in: Parthia.com, and in: Parthika.fr, Les Différents Types.
2 commentsSchatz12/25/19 at 11:11shanxi: nice portrait
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Parthia -- Unknown Ruler, 80 - 70 BC7 viewsSellw. 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-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);

ex: The New York Sale, Baldwin Auction XXXvii (5. Jan. 2016),
ex: The Sunrise Collection, p.182, #312.

A Sunrise plate coin, also in: Parthia.com, and in: Parthika.fr, Les Différents Types.
2 commentsSchatz12/24/19 at 19:22Robert L3: An amazing group of Sellwood type 30's - certa...
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Parthia -- Mithradates II., 123 - 88 BC7 viewsAR tdr., 15,77gr, 32mm;
mint: Seleukia, date: 120/19-109 BC, axis: 13h;
Sellw. 24 type, Shore 68var., Sunr. 283;
obv.: bare-headed bust, left, w/diadem, knot, and 2 broad ribbons; short, cap like hair, mustache, long wavy beard; earring, torque w/finial (leaf?); cuirass; complete dotted border;
rev.: archer, right, on omphalos, w/bow in right hand; exergual line; 4-line framing legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛOY APΣAKOY EΠIΦANOYΣ; palm frond in right field; below bottom line monogram (a mixture of A, P, and T).
2 commentsSchatz12/22/19 at 22:29Robert L3: Outstanding!
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Parthia -- Mithradates II., 123 - 88 BC5 viewsAR tdr., 16,01gr, 29,9mm; Sellwood 23.2, Shore --, Sunrise 280 (Arsakes X., 122-121 BC);
mint: Seleukia, axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, right, w/diadem, knot and 2 ribbons; short cap-like hair in 5 waves, very short beard; earring, multi-turn torque; reel-and-pellet border 10 to 7h;
rev.: goddess (Demeter?) left, on throne, w/winged goddess offering diadem on outstretched right hand, cornucopia in left arm; 4-line legend in 2+2 format: BAΣIΛEΩΣ APΣAKOY EΠiΦANOYΣ (Φ)IΛEΛΛHNOΣ 2 symbols below exergual line: TV and composite monogram;

ex: David Sellwood Collection
1 commentsSchatz12/22/19 at 22:29Robert L3: Gorgeous coin - and ex-Sellwood to boot. Wow!
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Parthia -- Mithradates I., 171 - 138 BC5 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.
1 commentsSchatz12/22/19 at 17:10Mat: Great portrait & Hercules.
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Parthia -- Phraates II., 138 - 127 BC4 viewsAR tdr., 16,22gr, 30,06mm; Sellwood 17.1var., Shore --, Sunrise 268;
Mint: Seleukia; axis 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, right, w/diadem, knot and 2 ribbons; short hair, longer in neck, short beard; small earring, no necklace visible;
rev.: male bearded deity, left, on throne, on outstretched right arm winged goddess offering diadem, in left arm cornucopia w/grapes off the top; 4-line legend in 2+2 format: BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛOY APΣAKOY NIKHΦOPOY; below exergual line composite monogram, in left field outside legend second composite monogram.
2 commentsSchatz12/22/19 at 17:10Mat: Great detail on the portrait
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Parthia -- Phraates II., 138 - 127 BC2 viewsAR tdr., 16,14gr, 28,62mm; Sellwood 17.1., Shore --, Sunrise 267;
mint: Seleukia, axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, right, w/diadem, knot and ribbons; short hair, longer in neck, short beard; small earring, no necklace visible; reel-and-pellets border 8 to 14h;
rev.: male bearded deity, left, on throne, w/cornucopia in left arm, on outstretched right arm winged goddess w/diadem; 4-line legend in 2+2 format: BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛOY APΣAKOY (N)IKHΦOPOY; below exergual line 2 composite monograms;

ex: David Sellwood Collection
1 commentsSchatz12/22/19 at 17:09Mat: Nice portrait & heavy
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Parthia -- Artabanos I., 127 - 124 BC3 viewsAR tdr., 16,22gr, 20.54mm; Sellwood 21.4var., Shore --, Sunrise 275-277var.,
16,22gr, 20,54mm, undated issue;
mint: Seleukia, axis: 12:30h
obv.: bare-headed, w/diadem, knot and 2 wide ribbons; short, cap like hair, medium long beard; earring, torque ending in griffin(?); cuirass; complete barbell border;
rev.: Demeter (?) on throne, left, holding winged goddess on left outstretched arm, cornucopia in right arm; Nereid as left rear seat leg; 2 line legend in 1+1 format: BAΣIΛEΩΣ APΣAKOY; below exergual line 2 composite monograms, in left outside field horse's head.
1 commentsSchatz12/22/19 at 17:09Mat: Very nice
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Parthia -- Mithradates II., 123 - 88 BC7 viewsAR tdr., 15,77gr, 32mm;
mint: Seleukia, date: 120/19-109 BC, axis: 13h;
Sellw. 24 type, Shore 68var., Sunr. 283;
obv.: bare-headed bust, left, w/diadem, knot, and 2 broad ribbons; short, cap like hair, mustache, long wavy beard; earring, torque w/finial (leaf?); cuirass; complete dotted border;
rev.: archer, right, on omphalos, w/bow in right hand; exergual line; 4-line framing legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛOY APΣAKOY EΠIΦANOYΣ; palm frond in right field; below bottom line monogram (a mixture of A, P, and T).
2 commentsSchatz12/22/19 at 17:08Mat: Nice toning to this one
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Parthia -- Mithradates II., 123 - 88 BC3 viewsAR tdr., 15,5gr, 31,7mm; Sellwood 24.5, Shore 68, Sunrise 282;
mint: Seleukia, axis: 12h;
onv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem, knot and 2 broad ribbons; short cap-like hair, mustache, long trimmed beard; earring, multi-turn torque w/triple pellet finial; cuirass or tunic w/ornamental border; complete dotted border;
rev.: archer, right, on omphalos, w/bow in right hand, behind back compound monogram #9, 4-line legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛOY APΣAKOY EΠIΦANOYΣ palm branch in right field; exergual line.
1 commentsSchatz12/22/19 at 17:08Mat: Love the portrait
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Parthia -- Mithradates II., 123 - 88 BC5 viewsAR tdr., 15,43gr., 30,53mm;
Sellw. type 24, Shore 66-69var., Sunrise 281-285var.;
mint: Seleukia, axis: 12h
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem, knot, and 2 ribbons; short, cap-like hair, mustache, long full beard; earring, multi-turn torque w/flattened end; cuirass; complete dotted border;
rev.: archer, right, on omphalos w/bow in extended hand, exergual line, behind archer’s back mongr. ΔI; 4-line legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛOY APΣAKOY EΠIΦANOYΣ, monogr. TV in exergue.
2 commentsSchatz12/22/19 at 10:30okidoki: wonderful
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Parthia -- Artabanos II., 10 - ca 40 AD4 viewsAE dr., 3,57g, 18,18mm;
mint: Nisa (?), axis: 12h;
Sellw. - , Shore - , Sunrise - ;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/broad diadem, 2 loops,a d 2 ribbons; medium long straight hair, mustache, chin beard; earring, 2-layer necklace; dotted border 8-14h;
rev.: archer, right, seated on throne, w/bow, inverted N on its side below bow; at top and bottom stylized legend consisting of vertical lines.
1 commentsSchatz12/19/19 at 05:15quadrans: Nice condition.
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Parthia -- Artabanos II., 10 - ca 40 AD6 viewsAE dr., 3,48g, 19,33mm;
Sellw. - , Shore - , Sunrise - ;
mint: Eastern, axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/broad diadem, 2 loops, and 2 ribbons; medium-long straight hair, mustache, chin beard (hair ends as dots); earring, two-layer necklace; dotted border 9-15h;
rev.: archer, right, seated (is the π the throne or the monogram for Margiane?), w/bow; corrupted legend.
1 commentsSchatz12/19/19 at 05:13quadrans: Interesting piece .
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Parthia -- Vologases I., 51 - 78 AD8 viewsBI tdr., 14,25g, 26,5mm;
Sellw. 68.9, Shore 370var. Sunrise - ;
mint: Seleukia, axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed bust, left, w/diadem, 2 loops and 2 ribbons; medium-long hair in four rows of curls, mustache, short beard in two rows of curls; triple necklace w/center medallion; tunic border in fishbone pattern;
rev.: king, right, seated on campaign chair receiving diadem from Tyche standing right; exergual line; five-line legend: BACIΛE(ΩC) EYEPΓ(ETOY)
(ΔI)KAIOY EΠIΦANO(YC) (ΦIΛ)EΛH(NOC); date ΔXT = Sel. 364 = 52 AD.
3 commentsSchatz12/19/19 at 05:11quadrans: Very nice portait.
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Parthia -- Vologases I., 2nd reign, 58 - 77 AD8 viewsAR dr., 3,68g, 21,03mm;
Sellw. 71.3, Shore 376, Sunrise - , Sinisi type IVc, p. 61;
mint: Ekbatana, axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed bust, left, w/broad diadem, 2 loops, and 2 ribbons; medium-long hair in 5 waves, mustache, medium-long beard squared at end; royal wart; earring, triple necklace; tunic; in upper right field 2 Aramaic letters for wl; dotted border 8-16h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne w/bow in one hand; front legs of throne as +, below bow monogram for Ekbatana; 7-line legend of corrupted Greek letters;
ex: Nisa collection.
2 commentsSchatz12/19/19 at 00:45Tracy Aiello: Great obverse.
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Parthia -- Vologases I., 51 - 78 AD8 viewsBI tdr., 14,25g, 26,5mm;
Sellw. 68.9, Shore 370var. Sunrise - ;
mint: Seleukia, axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed bust, left, w/diadem, 2 loops and 2 ribbons; medium-long hair in four rows of curls, mustache, short beard in two rows of curls; triple necklace w/center medallion; tunic border in fishbone pattern;
rev.: king, right, seated on campaign chair receiving diadem from Tyche standing right; exergual line; five-line legend: BACIΛE(ΩC) EYEPΓ(ETOY)
(ΔI)KAIOY EΠIΦANO(YC) (ΦIΛ)EΛH(NOC); date ΔXT = Sel. 364 = 52 AD.
3 commentsSchatz12/19/19 at 00:44Tracy Aiello: Yes, wonderful coin.
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Parthia -- Vologases II., 77 - 80 AD10 viewsAR diobol, 1,02g, 12,12mm;
Sellw. Num. Chron. 1989, pl. 42, type 4, Shore 393, Surise - ;
mint: Persis (?), axis: 11h;
obv.: bust, left, w/tiara and diadem, low sitting loop and ribbons, one row of pellets on tiara crest, a second one w/ central medallion on forehead; medium-long beard, cheek hair; earring, necklace; dotted border 9-15h;
rev.: archer, right, in seated position, w/bow; illegible lettering around rim; has an almost exactly corresponding AE version (http://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-124775).
1 commentsSchatz12/18/19 at 23:12Mat: A great pickup
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Parthia -- Vologases I., 2nd reign, 58 - 77 AD8 viewsAR dr., 3,68g, 21,03mm;
Sellw. 71.3, Shore 376, Sunrise - , Sinisi type IVc, p. 61;
mint: Ekbatana, axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed bust, left, w/broad diadem, 2 loops, and 2 ribbons; medium-long hair in 5 waves, mustache, medium-long beard squared at end; royal wart; earring, triple necklace; tunic; in upper right field 2 Aramaic letters for wl; dotted border 8-16h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne w/bow in one hand; front legs of throne as +, below bow monogram for Ekbatana; 7-line legend of corrupted Greek letters;
ex: Nisa collection.
2 commentsSchatz12/18/19 at 23:12Mat: A pleasing example
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Parthia -- Vologases I., 51 - 78 AD8 viewsBI tdr., 14,25g, 26,5mm;
Sellw. 68.9, Shore 370var. Sunrise - ;
mint: Seleukia, axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed bust, left, w/diadem, 2 loops and 2 ribbons; medium-long hair in four rows of curls, mustache, short beard in two rows of curls; triple necklace w/center medallion; tunic border in fishbone pattern;
rev.: king, right, seated on campaign chair receiving diadem from Tyche standing right; exergual line; five-line legend: BACIΛE(ΩC) EYEPΓ(ETOY)
(ΔI)KAIOY EΠIΦANO(YC) (ΦIΛ)EΛH(NOC); date ΔXT = Sel. 364 = 52 AD.
3 commentsSchatz12/18/19 at 23:11Mat: Wonderful
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Mithradates II., ca. 123 -88 BC10 viewsAR tdr., 15,77gr, 32mm;
mint: Seleukia, date: 120/19-109 BC, axis: 13h;
Sellw. 24 type, Shore 68var., Sunr. 283;
obv.: bare-headed bust, left, w/diadem, knot, and 2 broad ribbons; short, cap like hair, mustache, long wavy beard; earring, torque w/finial (leaf?); cuirass; complete dotted border;
rev.: archer, right, on omphalos, w/bow in right hand; exergual line; 4-line framing legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛOY APΣAKOY EΠIΦANOYΣ; palm frond in right field; below bottom line monogram (a mixture of A, P, and T).
2 commentsSchatz12/10/19 at 11:45shanxi: WOW !
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Mithradates II., 123-88 BC7 viewsAR dr., 3,93gr, 19,45mm;
mint: Ekbatana, axis: 12h;
Sellw. 26.3, Shore 79, Sunr. -;
obv.: bare-headed bust, left, w/diadem, knot, and 2 ribbons; short, cap like hair, long tapering beard, mustache; earring, multi-turn torque w/griffin or sea-horse finial; BB 11-14:30;
rev: archer, right, on throne w/bow and arrow in both hands; behind back rest of throne A, 4-line legend (4th line off flan): BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛoY
APΣAKo(Y);
ex: Nisa Collection
2 commentsSchatz12/09/19 at 12:33Tracy Aiello: That is striking!
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Artabanos I. or Artabanos III. (Assar), ca. 126-122 BC7 viewsAR dr., 3,68gr., 20mm;
mint: Ekabatana, axis: 12h;
Sellw. 20.2, Shore 60, Sunr.: -;
obv.: bare-headed bust, left, w/diadem, knot, and 2 ribbons; medium long hair in waves, mustache, long,pointed beard; earring w/3 pendants, multi-turn torque; cuirass or tunic; dotted border 12-15:30h and 17-19h;
rev.: archer, right, on omphalos w/bow; 4-line legend w/guide lines: BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓΑΛoY APΣAKoY ΦIΛAΔEΛΦoY; exergual line;
2 commentsSchatz12/09/19 at 04:04Enodia: Lifelike portrait.
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Mithradates II., ca. 123 -88 BC10 viewsAR tdr., 15,77gr, 32mm;
mint: Seleukia, date: 120/19-109 BC, axis: 13h;
Sellw. 24 type, Shore 68var., Sunr. 283;
obv.: bare-headed bust, left, w/diadem, knot, and 2 broad ribbons; short, cap like hair, mustache, long wavy beard; earring, torque w/finial (leaf?); cuirass; complete dotted border;
rev.: archer, right, on omphalos, w/bow in right hand; exergual line; 4-line framing legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛOY APΣAKOY EΠIΦANOYΣ; palm frond in right field; below bottom line monogram (a mixture of A, P, and T).
2 commentsSchatz12/08/19 at 22:28quadrans: Great piece ..I like it..
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Mithradates II., 123-88BC, or Gotarzes I. (Assar), 91-87 BC7 viewsAR dr., 4,04gr, 20,6mm;
Sellw. 29.2, Shore 103, Sunrise - ;
mint: Ekbatana, axis: 12h;
obv.: floating bust, left, w/tiara, diadem, knot, and 2 ribbons; tiara w/3 rows of pellets and 1 row of ∼ enclosing an 8-point star, long earflap; mustache, long tapering beard; earring, multi-turn torque w/pellet finial; cuirass; dotted border 5:30 to 8h;
rev.: slight incuse left; archer w/bow, right, on throne; exergual line; 6-line legend: BΛΣIΛEΩΣ BΛΣIΛEΩN APΣAKoY ΔIKΛIoY EVEPΓEToY KΛIΦIΛEΛΛΗN.
1 commentsSchatz12/08/19 at 21:30quadrans: Another nice piece
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Artabanos I. or Artabanos III. (Assar), ca. 126-122 BC7 viewsAR dr., 3,68gr., 20mm;
mint: Ekabatana, axis: 12h;
Sellw. 20.2, Shore 60, Sunr.: -;
obv.: bare-headed bust, left, w/diadem, knot, and 2 ribbons; medium long hair in waves, mustache, long,pointed beard; earring w/3 pendants, multi-turn torque; cuirass or tunic; dotted border 12-15:30h and 17-19h;
rev.: archer, right, on omphalos w/bow; 4-line legend w/guide lines: BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓΑΛoY APΣAKoY ΦIΛAΔEΛΦoY; exergual line;
2 commentsSchatz12/08/19 at 21:29quadrans: Great coin , and details,
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Mithradates II., 123-88 BC7 viewsAR dr., 3,93gr, 19,45mm;
mint: Ekbatana, axis: 12h;
Sellw. 26.3, Shore 79, Sunr. -;
obv.: bare-headed bust, left, w/diadem, knot, and 2 ribbons; short, cap like hair, long tapering beard, mustache; earring, multi-turn torque w/griffin or sea-horse finial; BB 11-14:30;
rev: archer, right, on throne w/bow and arrow in both hands; behind back rest of throne A, 4-line legend (4th line off flan): BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛoY
APΣAKo(Y);
ex: Nisa Collection
2 commentsSchatz12/08/19 at 21:29quadrans: Wow, nice piece..
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Artabanos I. or Artabanos III. (Assar), ca. 126 - 122 BC9 viewsFourree dr, 3,65gr, 20mm;
mint: ??, axis 12h;
obv.: bare-headed bust, left, w/diadem and 2 ribbons; short, cap like hair, medium long beard, mustache; earring, pearl(?) necklace; tunic; some scratches;
rev.: archer, right, on omphalos, w/bow; 4-line legend: BΛΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓΛΛY ΛPΣΛKV IIIVHVN ; silver plate missing in left and right field;
ex: Nisa Collection
1 commentsSchatz12/08/19 at 20:22okidoki: wonderful bust
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Elymais -- Unknown Ruler, 3rd cent. AD;8 viewsAE 13, 1,95gr, 13mm;
mint: ? , axis: 12h;
Alram: - , Van't Haaff 21.2.1-1a;
obv.: bust, right, w/ diadem, knot, and 2 ribbons; short beard represented by 2 diagonal lines of pellets, medium-long hair, also in pellets; necklace;
rev.: wreath or diadem w/opening at bottom, in it wide crescent opening upward, 3pellets below crescent, 1 above.
1 commentsSchatz11/30/19 at 16:19Stkp: nice
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Elymais -- Orodes IV. and Ulfan, 2nd half of 2nd cent. AD8 viewsAE dr., 2,97gr, 13,96mm;
mint: Susa, axis: 12h;
Alram 490, Van't Haaff 17.1.1-1c or d;
obv.: bare headed, left, w/diadem; large tuft of top hair, side hair flowing backward; lettering on left rim meaning Orodes Malka;
rev.: female bust, left, w/partly braided long ponytail; earring, necklace, large collar; lettering on left rim probably meaning Ulfan; dotted border 2-4h.
Black tone.
1 commentsSchatz11/30/19 at 16:18Stkp: very nice
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Elymais -- Orodes III, 2nd cent. AD8 viewsAE dr., 3 gr, 14,06mm;
mint: Susa, axis: 10:30h;
Alram: - , Van't Haaff: 16.2.1-1a;
obv.: bust, left, w/tiara and diadem, knot, and ribbon, tiara w/anchor on side, pellets on crest; mustache, broad beard squared off at bottom; necklace; in upper right field crescent w/pellet, below 1 top bar anchor; dotted border 13-16h;
rev.: Belos bust, right, w/cornucopia in left field; dotted border 6-11h.
Black toning.
1 commentsSchatz11/30/19 at 16:18Stkp: nice
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Elymais -- Unknown early Arsacid ruler or Kamnaskires V., 54/53 - 33/32 BC,11 viewsBI tdr., 15,42gr, 31,2mm;
mint: Seleukia on Hedyphon, axis: 12h;
Alram NB 1, Van't Haaff 10.3.1-1Ad, Sunr. 485var.;
obv.: bare-headed bust, left, w/diadem and 2 ribbons; short hair in rolled fringe around heard, long lock in nape of neck, mustache, long pointed beard (rows of curls); earring, three-turn torque w/pellet finials; cuirass; floating bust; in upper left field star consisting of dots, 1 bar anchor below, pellet between head and anchor; dotted border 8 - 10, 13 - 19:30, the line between 17 and 19h doubling as exergual line;
rev.: small centered bare-headed bust w/short beard and diadem, surrounded by 4-line legend of corrupted Greek letters.
1 commentsSchatz11/23/19 at 21:31Robert L3: Super coin.
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Elymais -- Phraates, early to mid 2nd cent. AD,7 viewsAE dr., 3,41gr, 15,54mm;
mint: Susa, axis: -;
Alram - , Van't Haaff 14.7.2-2A;
obv.: bust, left, w/tiara and diadem, knot and 1 ribbon, crescent and pellet on side of tiara; mustache long full beard; earring, necklace; in upper right field crescent and pellet, below 1 top bar anchor; dotted border 8 - 15h;
rev.: field of random slashes.
Attractive verdigris patina (genuine?).
1 commentsSchatz11/23/19 at 21:30Robert L3: A beauty.
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Elymais -- Phraates, early to mid 2nd cent.AD6 viewsAE tdr, 14,93gr, 28,3mm;
mint: Susa, axis: -;
Alram -, Van't Haaff 14.7.1-1B;
obv.: bust, left, w/tiara, diadem, 2 loops, and 2 ties, tiara w/ crescent and pellet as side ornament, string of pellets running across crest; no visible head hair, mustache, long beard; earring, triple necklace; in left field 2 rows of Aramaic lettering meaning King Phraates, son of King Orodes; in right field crescent w/pellet, below anchor w/2 crossbars and a pellet to both sides of the main shaft; dotted border 8 - 10h;
rev.: field of perpendicular slashes.
1 commentsSchatz11/23/19 at 21:29Robert L3: Outstanding! I love this type - and yours is an am...
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Elymais -- Kamnaskites Orodes, early to mid 2nd cent. AD6 viewsAE dr., 3,98gr, 16mm;
mint: Susa, axis: 12h;
Alram 479var., Van't Haaff 12.3.1-2B2b;
obv.: bare-headed bust, facing, w/2-strand diadem; handlebar mustache, 2 large tufts of rising rows of curls, 1 top tuft; necklace; in upper right field crescent w/pellet, below anchor w/1 top bar; between anchor and torso oblong object; dotted border 6 - 10h, 14 - 16h;
rev.: field of mostly vertical slashes.
Very light brown tone.
1 commentsSchatz11/23/19 at 21:14Robert L3: Elymaean AE drachms don't come better than thi...
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Elymais -- Orodes IV., 2nd half of 2nd cent. AD8 viewsAE dr., 2.98gr, 14,8mm;
mint: Susa, axis 13h;
Alram - , Van't Haaff 17.2.1-1b;
obv.: bare-headed bust, facing, w/diadem and 2 loops; 2 round tufts of hair on sides, one smaller oblong tuft on top of head, mustache, chin beard; necklace;
rev.: female bust, left, (Artemis?) w/helmet (?), along crest pellets on stalks, diadem and 2 ribbons; bunch of frontal hair; earring, necklace; 1 top bar and 1 bottom bar anchor in right field; dotted border 12 - 15h.
Pleasant dark tone.
2 commentsSchatz11/23/19 at 21:12Robert L3: Very nice example of the type.
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Elymais -- Orodes IV., 2nd half of 2nd cent. AD8 viewsAE dr., 2.98gr, 14,8mm;
mint: Susa, axis 13h;
Alram - , Van't Haaff 17.2.1-1b;
obv.: bare-headed bust, facing, w/diadem and 2 loops; 2 round tufts of hair on sides, one smaller oblong tuft on top of head, mustache, chin beard; necklace;
rev.: female bust, left, (Artemis?) w/helmet (?), along crest pellets on stalks, diadem and 2 ribbons; bunch of frontal hair; earring, necklace; 1 top bar and 1 bottom bar anchor in right field; dotted border 12 - 15h.
Pleasant dark tone.
2 commentsSchatz11/23/19 at 20:09quadrans: Nice piece..
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Elymais -- Phraates, early mid 2nd cent. AD;5 viewsAE dr., 3,82gr., 16,4mm;
Alram 473var., Van't Haaff 14.6.1-3 (?) (non-radiate), or 1-2b (radiate), Sunr. - ,
mint: , axis: 12h;
obv.: bust, left, w/tiara (pellet in crescent as side ornament), diadem, bow, 2 ribbons; handlebar mustache, long all beard tapered and scared of at bottom; earring, necklace (?); ΠΡΑ on outer left rim inside out; crescent w/pellet in upper right field, below 1 bar anchor; dotted border 12 - 14h;
floating bust;
rev.: Artemis, standing right, w/some kind of head cover, difficult to determine if radiate or not, holding bow; inside-out BΛCIΛL on left rim, HTC on upper right rim (= retrograde (ΠPΛΛ)THC inside-out.
Almost black tone.
1 commentsSchatz11/14/19 at 00:36Stkp: very nice
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Elymais -- Kamnaskires-Orodes, early to mid 2nd cent. AD,10 viewsAE dr., 3,87gr, 15,94mm;
Alram 482 ff. , Van't Haaff 12.3.1-2A1, Sunr. 487var.;
obv.: bare-headed bust, facing, w/diadem, 2 ribbons over shoulder; top hair tuft, side tufts consisting of rising rows of pellets, mustache, short beard; necklace w/center medallion; in upper right field crescent w/pellet, below anchor w/2 top and 1 bottom bars, pellet between anchor and shoulder; dotted border 5 - 10h;
rev.: field of multidirectional slashes.
Lovely dark tone.
1 commentsSchatz11/14/19 at 00:36Stkp: nice
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Osroes I. Forgery,25 viewsFORGERY!! AR dr., 4,45gr(!), 20,8mm; after Sellwood 80.1, etc., same dies as with the previous coin, but wrong weight;

bought from a now defunct Dutch seller as genuine.
1 commentsSchatz08/19/19 at 11:18Anaximander: Such a good-looking coin. Would take greater exper...
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Unknown King, ca. 80 - 70 BC (Arsakes XVI.)34 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.
2 commentsSchatz12/02/18 at 18:10Enodia: I love this coin, it has a very expressive portrai...
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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.
2 commentsSchatz12/02/18 at 18:08Enodia: I agree, a very nice portrait. I like the reverse ...
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Artabanos II., 10 - 38 AD56 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.
2 commentsSchatz09/22/18 at 21:30Michael C8: Fantastic example of this type. So much character ...
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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.
1 commentsSchatz06/08/18 at 19:14quadrans: I like this..
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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.
2 commentsSchatz06/08/18 at 16:28quadrans: Nice portrait...
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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.
1 commentsSchatz06/08/18 at 16:27quadrans: Interesting piece..
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Unknown King, ca. 80 - 70 BC (Arsakes XVI.)34 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.
2 commentsSchatz06/08/18 at 16:27quadrans: Great coin , and details,
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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.
1 commentsSchatz06/06/18 at 10:37shanxi: interessting type
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Orodes II., 57 - 38 BC33 viewsAR dr., 2,99gr, 18,34mm; Sellwood 42.2, Shore 219, Sunrise 360;
mint: Court at Ekbatana; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/ broad diadem, knot and 2 broad ribbons joined at the ends; medium-long hair in 4 waves, mustache, short beard in 2 rows of curls; multi-turn endless torque; cuirass; in right field large goddess (Nike?) offering diadem; dotted border 10 to 14h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow and monogram below; 7-line legend: BΛCIΛCΩC BΛCIΛLΩN Λ:ΣΛKoY ΦIΛoΠΛTo:oC ΔIKΛIoY (the last 2 lines to be read from the inside) (C)ΠIΦΛNoVC (ΦI)ΛCΛΛHNoC;

ex: B. Peus Auction 382/383.
1 commentsSchatz06/02/18 at 03:55William T2: beautiful coin!
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Phraates III., 70 - 57 BC27 viewsAR dr., 4,11 gr, 17,9mm; Sellwood 38.13, Shore 176; Sunrise 338;
mint: Artemita; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/broad diadem, 3 ribbons; long hair in 5 waves, mustache, long pointed beard; multi-turn torque w/sea-horse finial; cuirass w/star on chest; dotted border 8:30 to 14:30;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one hand; monogram below bow; 6-line legend mostly composed of dots and quite illegible: BΛΣIΛEΛ, the following 3 lines are garbled, EΠIΦANo(V)Σ ΦIΛEΛ(ΛHNoΣ);
in: Parthika.fr, Les Différents Types;

ex: B. Peus, Auction 388, ex: B. Peus, Auction 338.
1 commentsSchatz04/25/18 at 03:34William T2: gorgeous coin!
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Unknown Ruler, 80 - 70 BC25 viewsAR tdr., 15,67gr, 30,7mm; Sellwood 30.2, Shore --, Sunrise 311 (Arsakes XVI., 78/77-62/61 BC); mint: Seleukia, axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem, knot and 2 ribbons; medium-long hair in 3 waves, short beard in vertical curls; multi-turn torque w/single pellet finial; cuirass; dotted border 7 to 14:30h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in right hand; composite monogram above bow; 7-line legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛOY APΣAKOY ΘEOΠATOPOΣ EYEPΓETOY EΠIΦANOYΣ ΦIΛEΛΛΗNOΣ; exergual line;
2 commentsSchatz02/06/18 at 10:48Jay GT4: Great coin and nose!
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Pakoros II, ca. 78 - 120 AD34 viewsSellw. 77.1 (type), Shore --, Sunrise 435;
mint: Seleukia, axis: 12h, date: AD 92/3 (Sel. 404);
obv.: bust, left, w/tiara and 4-strand diadem w/loop and 2 broad ribbons, tiara has hooks along pearl-studded crest and a horn or turned-up ear flap as well as eight-point star on the side; mustache, short beard, temple lock and 4 neck curls; ear ring, double necklace; tunic/cuirass; letter A in right field; dotted border 10 to 15h;
rev.: king, left, w/short sword, seated on throne receiving wreath or diadem from facing Tyche; between the heads ΔY = 404 Sel.; exergual line; 6 partially visible lines of legend surrounding figures: (BA)CIΛE(ΩC) BACIΛEΩ(N) APCAK(OY)
ΠAKOP(OY) EΠIΦANOY(C) (ΦI)ΛEΛΛHN(OC).

ex: CNG 105, #515.
1 commentsSchatz02/06/18 at 00:57Robert L3: Amazing...what a rarity! Congrats!
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Unknown Ruler, 80 - 70 BC25 viewsAR tdr., 15,67gr, 30,7mm; Sellwood 30.2, Shore --, Sunrise 311 (Arsakes XVI., 78/77-62/61 BC); mint: Seleukia, axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem, knot and 2 ribbons; medium-long hair in 3 waves, short beard in vertical curls; multi-turn torque w/single pellet finial; cuirass; dotted border 7 to 14:30h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in right hand; composite monogram above bow; 7-line legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛOY APΣAKOY ΘEOΠATOPOΣ EYEPΓETOY EΠIΦANOYΣ ΦIΛEΛΛΗNOΣ; exergual line;
2 commentsSchatz02/05/18 at 21:46Robert L3: Remarkable...just: Wow.
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Artabanos II., 10 - 38 AD22 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:
1 commentsSchatz02/05/18 at 14:11Stkp: I am increasing drawn to Parthians
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Phraates IV., 38 - 2 BC34 viewsAR dr., 3,83gr, 17,7mm; Sellwood 52.10, Shore 276, Sunrise -;
mint: Ekbatana; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed bust, left, w/ broad 3-layer diadem and 3 ribbons; medium-long hair in 5 waves, mustache, long beard bent back at the tip; necklace; wart on forehead; in right upper field eagle offering diadem; a very Eastern looking portrait from Ekbatana;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one hand and monogram below bow; 7-line legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ BΛΣIΛEΩN APΣAK(oV) ΔIKAIoV (E)VEPΓETo(V) (the 2 previous lines to be read from the inside) EΠIΦANoVΣ (ΦI)ΛEΛΛHN(oΣ);

ex: H. Hass, Germany.
1 commentsSchatz01/07/18 at 15:48Robert L3: Outstanding example of the transitional style appr...
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Unknown King, 80 - 70 BC29 viewsAR dr., 4,21gr, 20,5mm; Sellwood 30 type, Shore --, Sunrise --;
mint: probably Mithradatkart, axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/broad diadem, knot and 2 ribbons; medium-long hair in 4 waves, mustache, short beard; multi-turn torque w/single pellet finial; cuirass; traces of monogram in right field; complete bust;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one hand; garbled 5-line legend;
peculiar coin; cf. The New York Sale XXXIV, The David Sellwood Collection , #398, almost identical coin, there called 'unique';
in: Parthika.fr, Les Différents Types, as Sellw. 30.30;

ex: Vienna Coin Show, VA.
1 commentsSchatz01/01/18 at 10:38okidoki: Congrats and Happy new year
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Mithradates II., 123 - 88 BC20 views
AR dr., 4,06gr, 19,3mm; Sellwood 27.1, Shore 85, Sunrise 293;
mint: Rhagai; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem, knot and 2 ribbons; short cap like hair, mustache, long beard; earring, multi-turn torque w/griffin finial; cuirass; enormous bulbous nose; the portrait from this issue on shows an old man;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one hand; long sleeve (goes below seat); 5 - line legend: (B)AΣIΛEΩ(Σ) (B)AΣIΛEΩ(N) MEΓAΛoY APΣAKoY (EΠ)IΦANoYI(sic); short exergual line;

ex: Vienna, VA, Coin Show
1 commentsSchatz01/01/18 at 01:31Jay GT4: Handsome!
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Unknown King, 80 - 70 BC24 views
AR dr., 4,21gr, 20,5mm; Sellwood 30 type, Shore --, Sunrise --;
mint: probably Mithradatkart, axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/broad diadem, knot and 2 ribbons; medium-long hair in 4 waves, mustache, short beard; multi-turn torque w/single pellet finial; cuirass; traces of monogram in right field; complete bust;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one hand; garbled 5-line legend;
peculiar coin; cf. The New York Sale XXXIV, The David Sellwood Collection , #398, almost identical coin, there called 'unique';
in: Parthika.fr, Les Différents Types, as Sellw. 30.30;

ex: Vienna Coin Show, VA.
1 commentsSchatz01/01/18 at 01:30Jay GT4: What an interesting portrait. Never seen anything ...
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Phraates II., 138-127 BC20 views
AR dr., 3,51gr, 20,6mm; Sellwood 16.1, Shore 42, Sunrise 269;
mint: Ekbatana; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem, knot and 2 ribbons; short hair w/end roll deep into neck, earring; cleaning scratches;
rev.: archer, right, on omphalos, w/bow in right hand; 2 lines of legend on either side of archer: BAΣIΛEΩ(Σ) MEΓAΛO(Y) APΣAKOY (Θ)EOΠATOPOΣ

ex: CNG 66 (ex: R. Bement, Jr collection)
1 commentsSchatz01/01/18 at 01:29Jay GT4: Wonderful coin. Congrats
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Mithradates II., 123-88 BC18 views
AR dr., 3,36gr, 18mm; Sellwood 24.10; Shore 69; Sunrise --;
mint: Eastern?, axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem, knot and 2 ribbons; short cap like hair, mustache, short beard; earring, torque w/ griffin or horse finial; cuirass or tunic; dotted border 10 to 17h;
rev.: archer, right, on omphalos, w/bow in right hand; 4-line legend beginning on left and forming square: BAΣIΛEΩZ (retrograde) (M)EΓΛΛoV ΛPΣΛKoV (E)ΠIΦΛNoY(Σ) (N and Y inverted); exergual line;

ex: David Sellwood Collection (Baldwin's 90)
1 commentsSchatz12/31/17 at 21:36Robert L3: What a mug! Great eastern imitative.
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Mithradates I., 171-138 BC15 views
AR dr., 4,03gr, 19,6mm; Sellwood 10.1, Shore 12,13, Sunrise 254;
mint: Hekatomphylos, axis: 12h
obv.: beardless bust, left, in bashlyk w/2 chin straps and diadem w/knot and 2 ribbons; 3 forelocks; earring; not exactly a flattering portrait;
rev.: archer, right, on omphalos, w/bow in right hand; 3-line legend: (BA)ΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛOY AΣAKOY (sic);

ex: H. Hass, Germany
1 commentsSchatz12/31/17 at 20:25Stkp: nice coin
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Sasanian Empire: Ardashir I, 224 - 242 AD32 viewsBI tdr, 13,89gr., 25,75mm;
Sel. 5, Mitchener 784, Sunrise 700;
mint: C (Ktesiphon), axis: 15h;
obv.: bust, right, w/Parthian style tiara, star decoration, braid or ribbon in back; mustache, long beard; triple necklace; cuirass; legend inside dotted border: MaZDISN BaGI ARTAHShATR MaLKAN MaLKA AIRAN;
rev.: large fire altar in center flanked by 2 altar pillars; inside the complete dotted border legend in the upper left and right field;

ex: Vienna Coin Show, VA.
1 commentsSchatz12/25/17 at 05:47Pharsalos: Cool coin, don't see the tetradrachm often.
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Roman Empire: Augustus, 27 BC - 14 AD38 viewsRoman Empire: Augustus, 27 BC - 14 AD,
AR denarius, 3,89gr, 17,43mm;
RIC I, 288; BMCRE 14; RSC 484;
mint: Rome, P. Petronius Turpilianus, moneyer, date: 18 BC, axis: 12 h;
Obv.: diademed and draped bust of Feronia, right w/pearl necklace; legend: TVRPILIANVS III VIR, and: FE ROV in exergue;
rev.: Parthian, neeling right, on exergual line, in typical Parthian attire, presenting Roman standard w/attached x-marked vellum; legend: CAESAR AVGVSTVS SIGN RECE;
1 commentsSchatz12/03/17 at 18:54Jay GT4: Iconic coin!
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Roman Empire: Trajan, 98 - 117 AD23 viewsAE sest., 23,23gr., 32,9mm;
BMC 1046, Coh. 328, RIC 667, MIR 594;
mint: Rome, axis: 12h;
obv.: beardless draped bust, right, w/laurel wreath, surrounded by legend IMP CAES NER TRAIANO OPTIMO AVG GER DAC PARTHICO P M TR P COS VI P P;
rev.: king seated on sella castrensis on a dais w/ guard behind him, crowning Parthamaspates w/diadem and presenting him to the kneeling Parthia; legend on top half of rim REX PARTHIS DATUS, and in exergue SC;

ex: Künker Auctions 236-239, #1046; ex: Künker Auction 174, # 780.
1 commentsSchatz11/20/17 at 18:23Jay GT4: Nice one!
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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 commentsSchatz11/20/17 at 13:34EB: Very nice. Love that dark patina.
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Kushan: Vima Takto (Soter Megas), ca. 80 - 113 AD29 viewsAE tdr., 8,19gr, 21,3mm,
Senior ISCH type 17.1 (rounded letters), MACW 2957
mint: Taxila, axis: 12h;
obv.: bust, right, w/ diadem, knot and 2 ribbons; five rays surrounding head; short hair, beardless; raised left arm and hand on lower rim holding sceptre; triple necklace; tamgha in left field; dotted border 14:30 - 20h.
rev.: figure mounted on horse, right, on exergual line; tamgha in right field; inscription BACIΛEΩN CΩT(HP) along lower half of rim;

G. Clark, VA.
1 commentsSchatz11/05/17 at 00:20peterpil19: Nice desert patina and sharp details!
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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.

1 commentsSchatz09/16/17 at 14:11Pharsalos: Very nice style countermark, interesting coin!
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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 commentsSchatz06/25/17 at 14:04quadrans: Interesting coin
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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.
3 commentsSchatz06/14/17 at 11:47peterpil19: very interesting coin, and lovely photo
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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.
1 commentsSchatz06/14/17 at 11:47peterpil19: really nice photo, well done
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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.
1 commentsSchatz06/14/17 at 11:46peterpil19: Great photo
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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.
2 commentsSchatz06/14/17 at 11:46peterpil19: very nice photo
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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.
2 commentsSchatz06/14/17 at 00:04Robert L3: Nice coin. Perhaps Darev in his Mithra II Hallowe...
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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.
3 commentsSchatz06/13/17 at 20:08quadrans: I agree
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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.
3 commentsSchatz06/13/17 at 19:40Robert L3: Impressive obverse on this one.
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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.
1 commentsSchatz06/13/17 at 19:26Robert L3: Outstanding coin!
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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.
1 commentsSchatz06/13/17 at 18:24Jay GT4: Nice one!
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Elymais -- Orodes I., late 1st to early 2nd cent. AD44 viewsAE 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;

plate coin in: Parthia.com; in: P.A. Van't Haaff, Catalogue of Elymaean Coinage, p. 92, type 11.1.1-1a;

ex: CNG, Triton VII, # 532, ex: Bellaria Collection; ex: CNG 60, # 1041; ex: Gorny and Mosch 96, # 252.
1 commentsSchatz04/09/17 at 23:28Robert L3: Great coin, Schatz. And a van't Haaff plate c...
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Elymais: Orodes I., mid/late 1st cent. AD44 viewsAE tdr. w/silver wash, 14,93gr., 27,73mm;
Van’t Haaff 11.2.1-1a, Alram p. 146, #466, 3; pl. 15 NB3;
mint: ? axis: 14h;
obv.: bare-headed, left,w/diadem, knot, loop, and ribbons; med.-long large bunch of curly hair over ear, mustache, med.-long pointed beard; earring, necklace; in right field single crossbar anchor w/crescent and star above; border 8 - 13h;
rev.: traces of a small portrait and lettering;

ex: G. Clark, VA.
1 commentsSchatz03/28/17 at 00:14Robert L3: Been looking for one of these for years with no lu...
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Elymais -- Orodes III., 2nd cent. AD46 viewsAE tdr, 14,43gr., 29,8mm;
Alram 467,468 (Orodes I.), Van’t Haaff 16.4.1-1a (Orodes III.);
mint; Susa, axis: 12h;
obv.: bust, left, w/anchor adorned tiara, row of pellets as crest, 2-strand diadem w/ 2 ribbons; mustache, med.-long beard cut square at bottom; necklace, earring; tunic/cuirass; in left field Aramaic legend ‘King Orodes’, in right field anchor w/1 upper crossbar, crescent and pellet above, star between anchor and ribbons; dotted border 8 - 16h;
rev.: field of vertical dashes;
some verdigris patina on obv. and rev.
1 commentsSchatz03/19/17 at 00:40quadrans: Interesting portrait..
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Elymais -- Orodes III., 2nd cent. AD,44 viewsAE 13, 3,68 gr., 13,1mm
Van’t Haaff 16.1.1-1
mint; Susa, axis: 12h;
obv.: bust, left, w/anchor adorned tiara, row of pellets as crest, 2-strand diadem, knot, and ribbon; mustache, long beard; very large eye; earring, necklace; in right field anchor w/1 upper crossbar, crescent and pellet above; dotted border 7 - 13h;
rev.: radiate bust of Artemis wearing kalathos, right; corrupted Greek lettering around rim; dotted border 11:30 - 17h;
almost black patina;

ex: Jean Elsen, BEL.
1 commentsSchatz03/19/17 at 00:39quadrans: Nice example..
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Mithradates II., 121 - 91 BC52 viewsAR tdr., 15,43gr., 30,53mm;
Sellw. type 24, Shore 66-69var., Sunrise 281-285var.;
mint: Seleukia, axis: 12h
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem, knot, and 2 ribbons; short, cap-like hair, mustache, long full beard; earring, multi-turn torque w/flattened end; cuirass; complete dotted border;
rev.: archer, right, on omphalos w/bow in extended hand, exergual line, behind archer’s back mongr. ΔI; 4-line legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛOY APΣAKOY EΠIΦANOYΣ, monogr. TV in exergue;

ex: CNG Auction 386, #384.
2 commentsSchatz03/19/17 at 00:36quadrans: Great Coin...
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Elymais -- Orodes II., early mid-2nd cent. AD42 viewsAE tdr., 14,48gr, 27,98mm;
Van't Haaff 13.3, Alram 477 and pl. 16, 477;
mint: Susa, axis: 12h
obv.: head, facing, w/tiara, hooks over crest, row of pearls below, dotted center line, 2-strand diadem; ears; mustache, med.-long fan like beard; in right field double crossbar anchor, crescent with star above; along left rim 'King Orodes' in Parthian script; dotted border 8 - 9:30 and 14 - 17h;
rev.: field of vertical dashes;

ex: CNG e-Auction 146, #81, ex: David P. Herman Collection of Facing Heads on Greek Coins.
1 commentsSchatz03/17/17 at 21:46quadrans: Nice piece..
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Elymais -- Phraates, early to mid 2nd cent. AD55 viewsAE dr., 3,82 gr,
Van't Haaff 14.6.1-3, Alram 473;
mint: Susa, axis: 12h;
obv.: bust, left, w/anchor adorned tiara and row of pellets over crest; 2-strand diadem, knot, and ribbon; mustache, long beard; necklace, earring; cuirass or tunic; on the left rim inside the beaded border (9-15 h) the Greek letters ΓPA, in right field anchor w/ 1 upper and 1 lower crossbar, crescent and pellet above;
rev.: Artemis, standing right, w/bow in extended left hand, the right hand reaching over the shoulder for arrow in quiver; circular Greek legend probably BACIΛEΩC ΦPAATEC;

ex: Jean Elsen, BEL.
2 commentsSchatz03/17/17 at 21:45quadrans: I agree nice one..
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Elymais -- Phraates, early to mid 2nd cent. AD,47 viewsAE 14, 3,63 gr.,
Van’t Haaff 14.7.2-1
mint; Susa, axis: 12h;
obv.: bust, left, w/anchor adorned tiara, 2-strand diadem, knot, and ribbon; mustache, long beard; earring, necklace; collar of cuirass or tunic w/ shoulder pad (?); in right field anchor w/1 upper and 1 lower crossbar, crescent and pellet above;
rev.: field of dots;

ex: Jean Elsen, BEL.
1 commentsSchatz03/17/17 at 01:02Robert L3: Attractive example...better than the average for t...
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Elymais -- Phraates, early to mid 2nd cent. AD55 viewsAE dr., 3,82 gr,
Van't Haaff 14.6.1-3, Alram 473;
mint: Susa, axis: 12h;
obv.: bust, left, w/anchor adorned tiara and row of pellets over crest; 2-strand diadem, knot, and ribbon; mustache, long beard; necklace, earring; cuirass or tunic; on the left rim inside the beaded border (9-15 h) the Greek letters ΓPA, in right field anchor w/ 1 upper and 1 lower crossbar, crescent and pellet above;
rev.: Artemis, standing right, w/bow in extended left hand, the right hand reaching over the shoulder for arrow in quiver; circular Greek legend probably BACIΛEΩC ΦPAATEC;

ex: Jean Elsen, BEL.
2 commentsSchatz03/17/17 at 01:01Robert L3: Quite nice.
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Artabanos II., 10 - 38 AD56 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.
2 commentsSchatz01/16/17 at 14:23shanxi: beautiful reverse
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Mithradates II., 121 - 91 BC52 viewsAR tdr., 15,43gr., 30,53mm;
Sellw. type 24, Shore 66-69var., Sunrise 281-285var.;
mint: Seleukia, axis: 12h
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem, knot, and 2 ribbons; short, cap-like hair, mustache, long full beard; earring, multi-turn torque w/flattened end; cuirass; complete dotted border;
rev.: archer, right, on omphalos w/bow in extended hand, exergual line, behind archer’s back mongr. ΔI; 4-line legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛOY APΣAKOY EΠIΦANOYΣ, monogr. TV in exergue;

ex: CNG Auction 386, #384.
2 commentsSchatz01/15/17 at 18:30Jay GT4: Amazing portrait
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Dareios of Media Atropatene (?), ca. 70 BC104 viewsAR dr., 4,14gr, 20,1mm; Sellwood 35.7, Shore 165 (Phraates III.), Sunrise 330;
mint: Rhagai; axis: 12h
obv.: bare-headed, facing, w/broad diadem, 1 ribbon each between hair and bust; 2 puffy long hair tufts in 5 waves on either side of head, mustache, short beard; necklet w/center medallion; cuirass; dotted border 11 to 17h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one hand; monogram below bow; 7-line legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛOV APΣAKoV KAIΦAEΛΛHN(OΣ) EΠIΦANoΣ(last 2 lines to be read from the inside) Θ(EO)ΠAToPoΣ EVEPΓEToV; exergual line.

4 commentsSchatz01/12/17 at 17:23quadrans: I agree great coin..
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Dareios of Media Atropatene (?), ca. 70 BC104 viewsAR dr., 4,14gr, 20,1mm; Sellwood 35.7, Shore 165 (Phraates III.), Sunrise 330;
mint: Rhagai; axis: 12h
obv.: bare-headed, facing, w/broad diadem, 1 ribbon each between hair and bust; 2 puffy long hair tufts in 5 waves on either side of head, mustache, short beard; necklet w/center medallion; cuirass; dotted border 11 to 17h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one hand; monogram below bow; 7-line legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛOV APΣAKoV KAIΦAEΛΛHN(OΣ) EΠIΦANoΣ(last 2 lines to be read from the inside) Θ(EO)ΠAToPoΣ EVEPΓEToV; exergual line.

4 commentsSchatz01/12/17 at 15:01orfew: Superb coin!
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Dareios of Media Atropatene (?), ca. 70 BC104 viewsAR dr., 4,14gr, 20,1mm; Sellwood 35.7, Shore 165 (Phraates III.), Sunrise 330;
mint: Rhagai; axis: 12h
obv.: bare-headed, facing, w/broad diadem, 1 ribbon each between hair and bust; 2 puffy long hair tufts in 5 waves on either side of head, mustache, short beard; necklet w/center medallion; cuirass; dotted border 11 to 17h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one hand; monogram below bow; 7-line legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛOV APΣAKoV KAIΦAEΛΛHN(OΣ) EΠIΦANoΣ(last 2 lines to be read from the inside) Θ(EO)ΠAToPoΣ EVEPΓEToV; exergual line.

4 commentsSchatz01/12/17 at 10:52Jay GT4: Beautiful!
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Elymais -- Kamnaskires Orodes, 1st half of 2nd cent. AD,43 viewsAE tdr., 15,23gr., 26,96mm;
Van’t Haaff 12.1.1-1Ab (this coin), Alram 479;
mint: Seleukia on the Hedyphon, axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, facing, w/diadem, 2 loops and ribbons; hair in large grape like bunches on either side of head, mustache, medium size rounded beard; double necklace; tunic; in right field anchor w/2 crossbars, crescent and star above; 7:30 - 13:30 Aramaic or Pahlavi legend meaning King Kamnaskires Orodes; dotted border 11 - 15h;
rev.: dashes and v’s strewn over entire surface;

ex: Triton VII,, CNG, lot 534; ex: Vecchi 8 (12/97), lot 147.
2 commentsSchatz01/11/17 at 09:23Pharsalos: Superb obverse!
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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: Baldwin’s 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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Elymais -- Orodes II., 1st half of 2nd cent. AD,41 viewsAE dr., 3,59gr., 14,47mm;
Van’t Haaff 13.1.1-2, Alram 478var.;
mint: ? ; axis: 12h
obv.: bare-headed, facing, w/2-strand , diadem, 1 loop and ribbons; emblem in center of top hair, large, grape like bunch of hair on either side, the vertical lines of dots pointing upward, mustache, med.-long beard; double necklace; in right field anchor w/2 crossbars, crescent w/ pellet above, traces of border above crescent;
rev: radiate (?) bust of Belos w/2 horns, side bunches; Aramaic or Pahlavi legend around rim meaning King Orodes son of Orodes;

ex: J. Elsen, BEL.
1 commentsSchatz12/09/16 at 04:46SRukke: Nice
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Elymais -- Kamnaskires Orodes, 1st half of 2nd cent. AD,43 viewsAE tdr., 15,23gr., 26,96mm;
Van’t Haaff 12.1.1-1Ab (this coin), Alram 479;
mint: Seleukia on the Hedyphon, axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, facing, w/diadem, 2 loops and ribbons; hair in large grape like bunches on either side of head, mustache, medium size rounded beard; double necklace; tunic; in right field anchor w/2 crossbars, crescent and star above; 7:30 - 13:30 Aramaic or Pahlavi legend meaning King Kamnaskires Orodes; dotted border 11 - 15h;
rev.: dashes and v’s strewn over entire surface;

ex: Triton VII,, CNG, lot 534; ex: Vecchi 8 (12/97), lot 147.
2 commentsSchatz12/08/16 at 23:18Robert L3: Wow...this as nice as they come. Outsta...
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Elymais: Orodes I., mid/late 1st cent. AD35 viewsAE 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;

plate coin in: Parthia.com, Coins of Elymais; P.A. Van't Haaff, Catalogue of Elymaean Coinage, p.92, 11.1.1-1c;

ex: Harlan Berk, Ill.; CNG 51, #647.
1 commentsSchatz12/01/16 at 22:06Robert L3: Wonderful example.
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Elymais -- Uncertain King, late 1st cent. BC to early 1st cent. AD50 viewsAE tdr., 16,2gr., 30,3mm;
Van’t Haaff 10.3.1-2A; Alram p. 146, #466, 1var., pl. 15, NB1var.;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/2-strand diadem, knot, and 2 ribbons; hair protruding from under diadem, mustache, long tapering curly beard, long twisted bunch of hair or lock in back of neck; ear ring, multi-turn torque ending in pellet in right field; cuirass; 2-bar anchor w/pellet to the left, star and crescent above; dotted border 8 - 14:30;
rev: corrupted image and corrupted lettering;

ex: CNG 66, lot 836.
3 commentsSchatz11/29/16 at 02:51quadrans: I agree nice one
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Elymais -- Uncertain King, late 1st cent. BC to early 1st cent. AD38 viewsAE tdr., 15,33gr., 29,24mm;
Van’t Haaff 10.3.1var., Alram p. 146, NB1var.;
mint: Seleukia on the Hedyphon, axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/2-strand diadem, knot, and 2 ribbons; hair protruding from under diadem, elongated hair bunch in back of neck, mustache, long beard; earring, torque; cuirass; anchor w/3 crossbars in right field, dot and crescent above, in right field in front of beard a pellet; dotted border 12 - 16h;
obv.: shadow of a bust, left, surrounded by three lines of meaningless letters;

ex: J. Elsen, Vente 70, lot 335, BE.
1 commentsSchatz11/29/16 at 02:50quadrans: Huhh nice one
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Elymais -- Uncertain King, late 1st cent. BC to early 1st cent. AD50 viewsAE tdr., 16,2gr., 30,3mm;
Van’t Haaff 10.3.1-2A; Alram p. 146, #466, 1var., pl. 15, NB1var.;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/2-strand diadem, knot, and 2 ribbons; hair protruding from under diadem, mustache, long tapering curly beard, long twisted bunch of hair or lock in back of neck; ear ring, multi-turn torque ending in pellet in right field; cuirass; 2-bar anchor w/pellet to the left, star and crescent above; dotted border 8 - 14:30;
rev: corrupted image and corrupted lettering;

ex: CNG 66, lot 836.
3 commentsSchatz11/28/16 at 10:13museumguy: Beautiful portrait!
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Elymais -- Kamnaskires II. Nikephoros, ca. 145 - 139 BC55 viewsAR tdr., 15,38gr., 26,92mm;
Alram 431, Van’t Haaff type 2.1.1-4,
mint: Susa, axis: 6h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem and ribbons; short hair in curls, thin mustache, cheek hair, no beard; monogr. ∊ over A in left field, reel and pellet border 7 - 14;
rev.: naked Apollo, left, w/bow and arrow, seated on pineapple like omphalos, exergual line, dotted border 13 - 17:30h; 3-line legend: KAMNAΣKIP(OY) BAΣIΛEΩΣ (N)IKΗΦOPOY;
roughness and corrosion on both sides;

ex: CNG 66, #831, ex: Bellaria Collection; ex: B. Peus 343, # 215.
3 commentsSchatz11/28/16 at 10:11museumguy: A real beauty Schatz! Congrats!
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Elymais -- Uncertain King, late 1st cent. BC to early 1st cent. AD50 viewsAE tdr., 16,2gr., 30,3mm;
Van’t Haaff 10.3.1-2A; Alram p. 146, #466, 1var., pl. 15, NB1var.;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/2-strand diadem, knot, and 2 ribbons; hair protruding from under diadem, mustache, long tapering curly beard, long twisted bunch of hair or lock in back of neck; ear ring, multi-turn torque ending in pellet in right field; cuirass; 2-bar anchor w/pellet to the left, star and crescent above; dotted border 8 - 14:30;
rev: corrupted image and corrupted lettering;

ex: CNG 66, lot 836.
3 commentsSchatz11/27/16 at 19:02Robert L3: Bold strike! Nice looking coin!
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Elymais -- Kamnaskires V., ca. 54/3 - 33/32 BC39 viewsBi tdr., 14,66gr., 26,3mm;
Alram 463, Van’t Haaff type 9.1.1.7, Sunrise 481;
mint: Seleukia on the Hedyphon; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem and 2 ribbons; short hair, mustache, long, full beard cut square at the end; earring, necklace; anchor w/star above in right field; cuirass; dotted border 10 - 14h;
rev.: small bare-headed bust to the left, w/diadem and ribbons; short hair, beardless or short beard, surrounded by 4-line meaningless legend;

ex: Persepolis Galleries, UK.
1 commentsSchatz11/27/16 at 19:01Robert L3: Nice, stern obverse portrait.
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Elymais -- Kamnaskires V., 54/53 - 33/32 BC30 viewsAR hemidr., 1,93gr., 11,93mm;

Van’t Haaff 9.1.3var. (rev. monogr.), Alram p. 146, #465, Sunrise 484;
mint: Seleukia on the Hedyphon;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem and 2 ribbons; med.-long hair in curls, mustache; necklace; cuirass; in right field part of anchor;
rev.: small bust, left, w/diadem and ribbons; short beard, mustache; necklace; traces of lettering on the rim of coin;

ex: Guy Clark, VA.
1 commentsSchatz11/27/16 at 19:00Robert L3: Very nice for the type.
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Elymais -- Kamnaskires II. Nikephoros, ca. 145 - 139 BC55 viewsAR tdr., 15,38gr., 26,92mm;
Alram 431, Van’t Haaff type 2.1.1-4,
mint: Susa, axis: 6h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem and ribbons; short hair in curls, thin mustache, cheek hair, no beard; monogr. ∊ over A in left field, reel and pellet border 7 - 14;
rev.: naked Apollo, left, w/bow and arrow, seated on pineapple like omphalos, exergual line, dotted border 13 - 17:30h; 3-line legend: KAMNAΣKIP(OY) BAΣIΛEΩΣ (N)IKΗΦOPOY;
roughness and corrosion on both sides;

ex: CNG 66, #831, ex: Bellaria Collection; ex: B. Peus 343, # 215.
3 commentsSchatz11/20/16 at 03:01Jay GT4: Exceptional!
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Elymais -- Kamnaskires V., 54/53 -33/32 BC33 viewsBI tdr., 14,96gr., 23,92mm;
Alram 463, Van’t Haaff 9.1.1.7, Sunrise 481;
mint: Seleukia on the Hedyphon, axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem and 2 ribbons; short hair, mustache, long, full beard cut square at the end; earring, multi-turn torque; cuirass; anchor w/star above in right field;
rev.: bare-headed, bust w/diadem, left, short hair, beardless or short beard, surrounded by meaningless 4-line legend;

ex: W. Derfler, GER.
1 commentsSchatz11/20/16 at 03:00Jay GT4: Interesting style
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Elymais -- Kamnaskires II. Nikephoros, ca. 145 - 139 BC55 viewsAR tdr., 15,38gr., 26,92mm;
Alram 431, Van’t Haaff type 2.1.1-4,
mint: Susa, axis: 6h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem and ribbons; short hair in curls, thin mustache, cheek hair, no beard; monogr. ∊ over A in left field, reel and pellet border 7 - 14;
rev.: naked Apollo, left, w/bow and arrow, seated on pineapple like omphalos, exergual line, dotted border 13 - 17:30h; 3-line legend: KAMNAΣKIP(OY) BAΣIΛEΩΣ (N)IKΗΦOPOY;
roughness and corrosion on both sides;

ex: CNG 66, #831, ex: Bellaria Collection; ex: B. Peus 343, # 215.
3 commentsSchatz11/20/16 at 01:06Robert L3: Gawd. I have perhaps never been more envious of a...
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Phraates III, 70 - 57 BC23 viewsAR dr., 4,17gr, 19mm; Sellwood 39.10, Shore 184, Sunrise 345;
mint: Nisa; axis: 12h;
obv.: bust, right, w/tiara (8 deer or antelope across crest, 3 rows of pellets, horn as side ornament), diadem, knot and 2 ribbons; mustache, medium-long beard; multi-turn torque ending in pellet; cuirass; dotted border 9:30 to 14:30;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one hand; empty sleeve reaching below seat; monogram below bow; 6-line legend: (BΛCIΛEΩC) MEΓALoV ΛPCΛKoV EVEPΓEToV (E)ΠIΦΛNoVC ΦIΛEΛΛNoC;

ex: Den of Antiquities, UK.
1 commentsSchatz10/29/16 at 19:02quadrans: Great coin..and bust..
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Sanabares, 125 AD ?27 viewsAEdr., 3,41gr., 15,89mm;
Sellw. 93.1, Shore -, Koch 8, 49, 50;
mint: Margiane, axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem, ribbon, and triangular bow; long billowing hair in 3 waves, top comb like, medium-long beard, handlebar mustache, cheek hair; 3-layer necklace; large almond shaped eye; dotted border 11 - 15:30h; at 10h probably trace of crescent and star;
rev.: well-shaped archer, right, on seat, w/bow in left hand, mint mark Π below, random lettering around rim;

ex: H. Hass, GER.
1 commentsSchatz10/23/16 at 21:12quadrans: Great portrait..
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Vologases III. 105 - 147 AD29 viewsAE17, 4,31gr., 17,1mm;
Sellw. 79.48var., Shore 421;
mint: Seleukia, axis: 12h;
obv.: head, left, w/tiara, diadem, loop, and ribbon, long curved and pointed ear flap; mustache, long beard; earring (?), 2-layer necklace; letters (ΔMV) (?) in left field; dotted border 10 - 15h;
rev: bust of goddess, right, w/crown or ornate headdress; in left field possibly a letter or monogram; dotted border 7 - 11h;

almost black flan.
1 commentsSchatz09/27/16 at 18:14quadrans: Nice one..
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Pakoros II., 78 - 105 AD31 viewsAE11, 0.92gr., 11,33mm;
Sellw. 73.16, Shore 601;

mint: Ekbatana, axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/broad diadem, loop, and3 ribbons; medium-long straight hair, beardless; earring, 3-layer necklace; dotted border 2 - 5h;
rev.: amphora surrounded by laurel wreath;

ex: Vienna Coin Show, VA.
1 commentsSchatz09/27/16 at 18:13quadrans: Nice specimen..
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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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Vardanes II., 55 - 58 AD36 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.
1 commentsSchatz09/23/16 at 18:03quadrans: I like this one too...
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Unknown King, 80 - 70 BC101 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-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);

ex: The New York Sale, Baldwin Auction XXXvii (5. Jan. 2016),
ex: The Sunrise Collection, p.182, #312.

A Sunrise plate coin, also in: Parthia.com, and in: Parthika.fr, Les Différents Types.
3 commentsSchatz09/19/16 at 22:04Joe Sermarini: Very attractive coin.
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Unknown King, 80 - 70 BC101 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-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);

ex: The New York Sale, Baldwin Auction XXXvii (5. Jan. 2016),
ex: The Sunrise Collection, p.182, #312.

A Sunrise plate coin, also in: Parthia.com, and in: Parthika.fr, Les Différents Types.
3 commentsSchatz09/17/16 at 01:47Robert L3: Outstanding.
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Unknown King, 80 - 70 BC101 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-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);

ex: The New York Sale, Baldwin Auction XXXvii (5. Jan. 2016),
ex: The Sunrise Collection, p.182, #312.

A Sunrise plate coin, also in: Parthia.com, and in: Parthika.fr, Les Différents Types.
3 commentsSchatz09/13/16 at 16:51quadrans: Great coin..and details.., very caracteristic port...
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Orodes II., 57 - 38 BC43 viewsAE18, 3,64gr., 17,64mm,
Sellw. 42.3, Shore 220;
mint: Ekbatana, axis: 13h;
obv. : bare-headed, left, w/diadem and 3 ribbons joined at bottom; medium-long hair in 4 waves, mustache, short beard; 3-layer torque; cuirass; on right side Nike w/diadem; almost complete dotted border;
rev.: eagle standing right, framed by 7-line legend: BΛCIΛEΩC BΛCIΛEΩN ΛPCΛKoY (ΦIΛ)oΠΛToPoC ΔIKΛIoY EΠIΦΛNoYC ΦIΛEΛΛHNoC; in front of eagle’s feet monogr. 34;

ex: Vienna Coin Show, VA.
1 commentsSchatz09/09/16 at 20:44Pharsalos: Superb example, very beautiful coin indeed!
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Mithradates II., 123 - 88 BC40 viewsAE chalkous, 1,79gr., 14,05mm;
Sellw. 26.29, Shore 493;
mint: Ekbatana, axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed bust, left, w/diadem and 2 ribbons; short cap-like hair, mustache, medium-long beard; earring, 3-layer torque ending in 2 pellets; cuirass; monogr. M in right field; complete dotted border;
rev.: bow in inclined case w/2 arrows framed by 4-line legend: BAΣIΛE(ΩΣ) (M)EΓAΛO(Y) (AP)ΣAKOY (EΠIΦ)ANO(YΣ)

ex: Vienna Coin Show, VA.
1 commentsSchatz09/09/16 at 20:37Pharsalos: Fantastic strike, what an obverse!
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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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Vologases VI., 208 - 228 AD33 viewsBI tdr., 12,32gr; 25,44mm; Sellw. 88.3, 4 or 7, Shore 451, Sunrise 458var.;
mint: Seleukia; axis: 12h;
obv.: head, left, w/tiara and 4-strand diadem, loop, and 3 ribbons, tiara has extra long ear flap and horn on the side; mustache, long tapered beard; earring, 2-layer necklace; cuirass/tunic border w/fishbone pattern; in right field a large B, dotted border 14 to 16h;
rev.: king, left, on throne, faced by goddess in long robe; between the heads the year AKΦ (209/210); partial left line EΠIΦ(ANOVC), exergual line;
nice dark tone;

ex: S. Album, CA.
1 commentsSchatz01/06/16 at 20:56Robert L3: Very nice example for the type.
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Osroes II., 190 AD43 viewsAR dr., 3,82gr, 17,7mm; Sellwood 85.1, Shore 437, Sunrise 453;
mint: Ekbatana ; axis: 12h;
obv.: head, left, w/tiara, 4-strand diadem, 2 loops, and 4 ribbons; tiara decorated w/linked pellets on stalks over crest and side, long ear flaps; long pointed beard of converging vertical lines, mustache; earring, segmented necklace; dotted border 8 to 16h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one outstretched hand, mint monogram Ā below; left leg and foot represented by 𝝠, throne back w/2 cross bars; top Aramaic/Pahlavi line reading ‘King Osroes’, 3 lines of illegible ‘Greek’ legend;

ex: H. Hass, GER.
1 commentsSchatz12/26/15 at 15:42Robert L3: Great coin...these late Parthian issues deserve so...
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Osroes II., 190 AD35 viewsAR dr., 2,58gr, 20mm; Sellwood 85.1, Shore 437, Sunrise 453;
mint: Ekbatana ; axis: 12h;
obv.: head, left, w/tiara, 4-strand diadem, 2 loops, and 4 ribbons; tiara decorated w/pellets on stalks over crest and side, and long ear flaps; long pointed beard of vertical lines, mustache; earring, segmented necklace; dotted border 7 to 16h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one outstretched hand, mint monogram Ā below; left leg and foot represented as 𝝠 throne back w/2 cross bars; top Aramaic/Pahlavi line reading ‘King Osroes’mostly off flan, 3 lines of illegible ‘Greek’ legend;

ex: CNG eAuction 141 (06/06), # 122.
1 commentsSchatz12/26/15 at 15:40Robert L3: Nicely centered obverse...interesting to actually ...
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Osroes II., 190 AD40 viewsAR dr., 3,82gr, 20,25mm; Sellwood 85.1, Shore 437, Sunrise 453;
mint: Ekbatana ; axis: 12h;
obv.: head, left, w/tiara, 4-strand diadem, 2 loops, and 4 ribbons; tiara decorated w/linked pellets on stalks over crest and side, and long ear flaps; long pointed beard of converging vertical lines, mustache; earring, 2-layer necklace; dotted border 7 to 16h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one outstretched hand, mint monogram Ā below; left leg and foot represented as 𝝠, throne back w/2 cross bars; top Aramaic/Pahlavi line reading ‘King Osroes’, 3 lines of illegible ‘Greek’ legend;

ex: H. Hass, GER.
1 commentsSchatz12/26/15 at 15:21Robert L3: Nice one with a great, sharp strike. The reverse ...
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Vologases IV., 147 - 191 AD41 viewsBI tdr., 14,04gr; 27,11mm; Sellw. 84.13var., Shore 427, Sunrise 451var.;
mint: Seleukia; axis: 12h; date: ΔΞY (151/152 AD) ;
obv.: head, left, w/tiara and 4-strand diadem, 1 loop and 4 ribbons; tiara w/row of dots on crest and horn on the side; 1 lock of hair on temple, mustache, long beard w/squared-off tip; earring, 2-layers of necklace visible; tunic/cuirass w/ornamental fishbone border; dotted border 13 to 16h; in right field a large B;
rev.: king, left, on throne, receiving wreath or diadem from facing goddess in long robe w/staff or sceptre; between the heads the year ΔΞY; exergual line; 4 lines of legend visible: BACIΛEΩ(N) (AP)CA(KOY) OΛAΓAC(OY) (E)ΠIΦANO(YC);

ex: B. Kritt, MD.
1 commentsSchatz12/19/15 at 19:04Robert L3: Outstanding! Great strike.
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Orodes II., 57 - 38 BC30 viewsAR dr., 4,03gr, 20mm; Sellwood 48.7, Shore 259, Sunrise 380;
mint: Ekbatana; axis: 13h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/broad diadem and 3 ribbons; medium-long hair in 5 waves, mustache, short beard in 3 rows of curls; wart on forehead; multi-turn torque w/sea-horse finial; cuirass or tunic; star in left, crescent and star in right upper field; dotted border 11:30 to 13h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one hand and monogram below; behind throne anchor; 7-line legend: BACIΛEΩC BAΣIΛEΩN ΛPCΛK(OV), bottom 2 lines off flan, (E)ΠIΦANoVC (ΦIΛ)EΛΛH(NOC);

ex: Pars Coins, CA.
1 commentsSchatz12/10/15 at 10:19Pharsalos: Cool symbol!
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Dareios of Media Atropatene (?), ca. 70 BC104 viewsAR dr., 4,14gr, 20,1mm; Sellwood 35.7, Shore 165 (Phraates III.), Sunrise 330;
mint: Rhagai; axis: 12h
obv.: bare-headed, facing, w/broad diadem, 1 ribbon each between hair and bust; 2 puffy long hair tufts in 5 waves on either side of head, mustache, short beard; necklet w/center medallion; cuirass; dotted border 11 to 17h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one hand; monogram below bow; 7-line legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛOV APΣAKoV KAIΦAEΛΛHN(OΣ) EΠIΦANoΣ(last 2 lines to be read from the inside) Θ(EO)ΠAToPoΣ EVEPΓEToV; exergual line.

4 commentsSchatz12/10/15 at 10:01Pharsalos: Incredible portrait, metal quality and surfaces to...
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Mithradates II. 121- 91 BC 74 viewsAR tdr., 16,01gr, 29,9mm; Sellwood 23.2, Shore --, Sunrise 280 (Arsakes X., 122-121 BC);
mint: Seleukia, axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, right, w/diadem, knot and 2 ribbons; short cap-like hair in 5 waves, very short beard; earring, multi-turn torque; reel-and-pellet border 10 to 7h;
rev.: goddess (Demeter?) left, on throne, w/winged goddess offering diadem on outstretched right hand, cornucopia in left arm; 4-line legend in 2+2 format: BAΣIΛEΩΣ APΣAKOY EΠiΦANOYΣ (Φ)IΛEΛΛHNOΣ 2 symbols below exergual line: TV and composite monogram;

ex: David Sellwood Collection (The New York Sale XXXIV, Baldwin's).
1 commentsSchatz12/10/15 at 09:55Pharsalos: Never seen this portrayal of Mithradates II, it se...
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Artabanos I. 127-124 BC52 viewsAR dr., 4,1gr, 20,3mm; Sellwood 19.2var., Shore 58var., Sunrise --;
mint: Ekbatana (?), axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem, knot and 2 ribbons; short cap like hair in 5 waves, side lock (?), medium long beard; earring, multi-turn torque; eastern portrait (?); dotted border 9 to 13:30;
rev.: archer, right, on omphalos, w/bow in right hand; 4-line legend in 2+2 format: (B)AΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛOY APΣAKO(Y) ΘEOΠATOPO(Σ); exergual line;

ex: Pars Coins
1 commentsSchatz12/10/15 at 09:50Pharsalos: Outstanding portrait!
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Pakoros II., 77/78 - 105 AD34 viewsAR tdr., 9,08gr, 27,45mm; Sellwood 75.5, Shore -, Sunrise -, Sinisi Type II, p. 86;
mint: Seleukia; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/facing torso; 4-layer diadem, 1 loop and 2 broad ribbons; medium-long hair in 4 waves of curls, short chin beard and sideburns(?); 3-layer necklace; tunic w/ornamental border; in upper right field Δ; dotted border 11 to 16h;
rev.: king, left, on horseback, facing goddess w/staff or sceptre offering diadem in right hand behind her male figure w/untied diadem(?); only 4 letters of top 2 lines of legend readable: IΛ and IΛ; year between the heads ΔΦT (82/83 AD), month in exergue unreadable;

ex: Pars Coins.
1 commentsSchatz12/10/15 at 09:45Pharsalos: Never seen this type before, magnificent reverse d...
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Pakoros II., 77/78 - 105 AD43 viewsAR dr., 3,60gr, 20,4mm; Sellwood 73.11, Shore 395, Sunrise 431 (Pakoros I, 78-120 AD), Sinisi Type Va, p. 89;
mint: Court at Ekbatana; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/4 layer diadem, 2 loops and 3 ribbons; medium-long hair in 3 waves, beardless; earring, 3 layer necklace; dotted border 8 to 14:30h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one hand and monogram below bow; left lower leg missing; 5-line legend visible: OΛIIΛIΛC OΛIIΛIΛN IΛIͶO(V) ΛIXHVI (the bottom line is illegible), EΠIXΛHOC ΦIAHΛO;

ex: S. Album, Sale 15, Fall 2012, #20.
1 commentsSchatz12/10/15 at 09:43Pharsalos: Very distinctive portrait, is it believed to repre...
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Vologases III., 105 - 147 AD36 viewsBI tdr., 13,6gr; 28mm; Sellw. 79.14, Shore -, Sunrise 447;
mint: Seleukia; axis: 12h; date: EΛY (123/124 AD);
obv.: head, left, w/tiara and 4-strand diadem, 1 loop and 2 broad ribbons; tiara w/row of dots and 4 single and 1 double upright hooks on crest; 1 lock of hair on temple, 2+2 curls below loop, mustache, short beard in 2 rows of curls; earring, 3-layer necklace; tunic/cuirass w/ornamental border; dotted border 7 to 9h and 13 to 16h; in right field a large B;
rev.: king, left, on throne, receiving wreath or diadem from facing goddess in long robe, holding staff/sceptre; between the heads the year EΛY; exergual line; 5 lines of legend legible: (B)ACIΛE(ΩN) OΛAΓA(COY) ΔIKAIO(Y) EΠIΦANO(YC), name of month off flan;

ex: J. Elsen Vente 69, # 298.
1 commentsSchatz12/10/15 at 09:35Pharsalos: Beautiful coin!
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Pakoros II., 77/78 - 105 AD37 viewsAR dr., 3,69gr, 17mm; Sellwood -, Shore -, Sunrise 437 (Pakoros I, 78-120 AD), Sinisi -;
mint: uncertain; axis: 12h;
obv.: head, left, w/tiara and 3-layer diadem, double loop and 2 ribbons; over the crest of the tiara a row of several slashes, and 2 rows of dots (pearls?), 1 row of dots above the diadem; mustache, short pointed beard; earring, triple necklace;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one outstretched hand and monogram below bow; missing left lower leg: meaningless legend consisting of different Greek letters;

ex: B. Peus Auktion 404(11/11), #2438.
1 commentsSchatz11/25/15 at 01:27Robert L3: Fascinating coin. Great acquisition.
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Vardanes II., 55 - 58 AD41 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.
1 commentsSchatz11/19/15 at 15:33museumguy: Very nice!
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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.

1 commentsSchatz10/31/15 at 00:02Robert L3: Outstanding coin.
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Orodes III. 6 - 8 AD49 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
2 commentsSchatz10/31/15 at 00:00Robert L3: Great obverse too!
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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.
1 commentsSchatz10/30/15 at 01:18Augustin Caron: amazing !
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Orodes III. 6 - 8 AD49 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
2 commentsSchatz10/29/15 at 17:55shanxi: wonderful detailed reverse
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Musa and Phraatakes, 2 - 4 AD66 viewsBI tdr., 12,56gr, 28,1mm; Sellwood 58.1var.(month), Shore 323, Sunrise 403var.;
mint: Seleukia; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/broad 4 layer diadem and ribbon; at the ribbon end year date BIT(?)=1 AD; short hair in 2 waves, mustache, medium-long tapered beard; wart; earring, multiple necklace; cuirass w/collar adorned by a suite of opposing dashes; traces of goddess in the right and left upper field; legend: BACI ΛEΩ C BACI ΛEΩ N only partially visible; dotted border 8 to 10:30h;
rev.: female head, right, w/tiara and double diadem below, 2 loops and 2 ribbons; the tiara consists of 5 large pearls in a row, above a row of 8 smaller pearls and above them another row of medium-sized pearls - the remainder of the tiara is off the flan; earrings and a pearl necklace, multiple necklace below, 2 more strings of pearls across the breast, the shoulders are covered by a folded robe; between the diadem ribbons and the neck the letters ΔAI=ΔAIΣIOY (May); legend: Θ EAC O(YPANIAC MOYCHC) BACI
Λ ICHC; dotted border 5 to 10h; very dark patina;

ex: The New York Sale XXXIV (2014)
2 commentsSchatz08/06/15 at 22:11quadrans: I agree very nice..
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Musa and Phraatakes, 2 - 4 AD66 viewsBI tdr., 12,56gr, 28,1mm; Sellwood 58.1var.(month), Shore 323, Sunrise 403var.;
mint: Seleukia; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/broad 4 layer diadem and ribbon; at the ribbon end year date BIT(?)=1 AD; short hair in 2 waves, mustache, medium-long tapered beard; wart; earring, multiple necklace; cuirass w/collar adorned by a suite of opposing dashes; traces of goddess in the right and left upper field; legend: BACI ΛEΩ C BACI ΛEΩ N only partially visible; dotted border 8 to 10:30h;
rev.: female head, right, w/tiara and double diadem below, 2 loops and 2 ribbons; the tiara consists of 5 large pearls in a row, above a row of 8 smaller pearls and above them another row of medium-sized pearls - the remainder of the tiara is off the flan; earrings and a pearl necklace, multiple necklace below, 2 more strings of pearls across the breast, the shoulders are covered by a folded robe; between the diadem ribbons and the neck the letters ΔAI=ΔAIΣIOY (May); legend: Θ EAC O(YPANIAC MOYCHC) BACI
Λ ICHC; dotted border 5 to 10h; very dark patina;

ex: The New York Sale XXXIV (2014)
2 commentsSchatz08/06/15 at 20:07Robert L3: Remarkable...so rare, and in such great condition....
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Musa and Phraatakes, 2 - 4 AD50 viewsAR dr., 3,66gr, 18,8mm; Sellwood 58.9, Shore 324, Sunrise 404;
mint: Ekbatana; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/4-layer diadem and 3 ribbons; medium-long hair in 5 waves, mustache, medium-long beard squared off at the end; multiple necklace; goddess offering diadem in left and right upper field; dotted border 8 to 14h;
rev.: female head, right, w/3-tier tiara and double diadem below, 2 loops and 2 ribbons; tiara consisting of 2 layers of decorated with different size pearls topped off by a crown-like arrangement of 3 pearls; the hair is swept over the ear to form a bun-like tuft; multiple necklaces, the top one w/a center medallion; legend in front of and behind head: MOUCHC BAC(IΛICHC) ΘEAC OYPANIA(C); mint monogram in lower left field;

ex: Stack’s, NY.
1 commentsSchatz08/06/15 at 19:44Skyler: Great addition
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Phraatakes, 2 BC - 4 AD36 viewsAR dr., 3,97gr, 20,7mm; Sellwood 57.13, Shore 322, Sunrise 402;
mint: Ekbatana; axis: 13h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/4-layer diadem and 3 ribbons; medium-long hair in 5 waves, mustache, medium-long beard squared off at the end; multiple necklace; goddess offering diadem in left and right upper field;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one hand and monogram below; 7-line legend: BACIΛ(EΩC) BACIΛEΩ(N) (A)PCAKOY EVEPΓETOY ΔIKAIOY (the 2 bottom lines to be read from the inside) EΠIΦAKOC ΦIΛEΛΛHKOC;

ex: CNG Triton IX.
1 commentsSchatz08/06/15 at 13:38shanxi: Your Parthian collection is incredible
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Phraatakes, 2 BC - 4 AD35 viewsAR dr., 3,57gr, 20mm; Sellwood 56.6, Shore 317, Sunrise -;
mint: Mithradatkart; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/3 layer diadem and 3 ribbons; medium-long hair in 5 waves, mustache, long beard in 2 rows of curls; 3-turn necklace; crescent and star in left, Nike offering diadem in right upper field; dotted border 11 to 14:30h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one hand and monogram below; totally stylized meaningless legend.

ex: David Sellwood Collection in Baldwin’s Auction 90, multiple coin lot.
1 commentsSchatz08/04/15 at 21:40Robert L3: Wild reverse on this one...almost looks Indian...
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Phraates IV., 38 - 2 BC38 viewsAR tdr., 15,29gr, 30mm; Sellwood 51 type, Shore 269, Sunrise 388;
mint: Seleukia; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed bust, left, w/ 4-layer broad diadem and 4 ribbons; medium-long hair in 4 waves, mustache, short beard; wart on temple; multi-turn torque w/sea-horse finial; dotted border 10 to 14:30h;
rev.: king, right, on throne, facing goddess offering palm branch in outstretched right hand while holding cornucopia in left arm; dot under throne seat, crescent above goddess; 7-line legend: BACIΛ(EΩC off flan) BACIΛEΩN (APCAKOV off flan) EYEPΓET(OY off flan) (ΔI off flan)KAIOY (the bottom line to be read rom the inside), EΠIΦΛNOYC ΦIΛEΛΛHNOC; exergual line; month in exergue illegible, between throne legs the year AΠC (281 Sel.= 32 BC).
1 commentsSchatz07/11/15 at 13:21Robert L3: Gorgeous coin with a great strike.
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Phraates IV., 38 - 2 BC38 viewsAR dr., 3,82gr, 18,53mm; Sellwood 54.12var.(mint monogram), Shore -, Sunrise -;
mint: Nisa; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/3-layer diadem and 3 ribbons, each with a knot and fastened at the top, the middle, and the bottom of the head; medium-long hair in 5 waves, mustache, medium-long beard; warts on forehead and next to nostril; in the right upper field eagle w/diadem, in the left crescent and star; dotted border 10 to 14h; -- a portrait like a modern drawing;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one hand: monogram behind throne, monogram NI below bow; 3-line meaningless legend;
in: Parthika.fr, Les Différents Types, as Sellw. 56.14 (Phraatakes).
1 commentsSchatz07/11/15 at 13:19Robert L3: Wild!
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Orodes II., 57 38 BC47 viewsAR tdr., 15,19gr, 29,3mm; Sellwood 48.1, Shore 212, Sunrise 375 - 377;
mint: Seleukia; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/broad diadem, knot and 2 broad ribbons; medium-long hair in 3 waves, mustache, short beard; wart in center of forehead; multi-turn torque w/ horse(?) finial; star in left; cuirass w/griffin on chest; dotted border 14:30 to 20h;
rev.: king, left, seated on throne, holding staff in left hand; pellet between throne legs; on king’s outstretched arm Nike offering diadem; 7-line legend: BACIΛE(ΩC) BACIΛEΩ(N) APCAKO(Y) EVERΓEToY ΔIKAIOY EΠIΦANOC ΦIΛEΛΛHNOC; long exergual line.
2 commentsSchatz07/10/15 at 12:51NORMAN K: You could almost imagine what it might be like to ...
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Phraates IV., 38 - 2 BC34 viewsAR tdr., 14,1gr, 30mm; Sellwood 50.2var., Shore 268var., Sunrise 387;
mint: Seleukia; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed bust, left, w/ 4-layer broad diadem, loop and 4 ribbons; medium-long hair in 6 perpendicular spirals, mustache, short beard in 3 rows of curls; multi-turn torque w/sea-horse finial; cuirass w/star on shoulder and griffin or bird on chest; dotted border 7:30 to 12h;
rev.: king, right, on throne, facing goddess offering diadem in outstretched right hand while holding cornucopia in left arm; 7-line legend: BACIΛEΩ(C off flan) BACIΛEΩN APCAKOV EYEPΓEToV ΔIXΔIOV (the bottom line to be read rom the inside), EΠIΦΛNOYC (Φ off flan)IΛEΛΛHNOC; exergual line; below bottom line the month ΓOPΠ (Gorpiaios), between throne legs the year EoC (275 Sel.= 36/35 BC);

ex: New York Sale XXXIV (Baldwin’s) ex: David Sellwood Collection.
1 commentsSchatz07/09/15 at 21:32Robert L3: Another stunning tet!
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Phraates IV., 38 - 2 BC29 viewsAR dr., 3,63gr, 18,35mm; Sellwood 52.22, Shore -, Sunrise -;
mint: Susa; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/ broad 4-layer diadem and 3 ribbons; medium-long hair in 5 waves, mustache, medium-long shaped beard; wart on forehead; segmented necklace w/center medallion; in the right upper field eagle on line offering diadem; dotted border 11 to 14h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one hand and monogram below bow, monogram H behind head; 6-line legend visible; OACIΛEΛC OACIΛE(ΛN) (E)VEIΓETOV ΔIKΛIOV (the 2 bottom lines to be read from the inside) EΠIΦANOYC (Φ)IΛEΛΛHNOC;

ex: Indus Valley Coins, UK.
1 commentsSchatz07/08/15 at 15:14Robert L3: Wow, that's some beard on this one. ...
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Phraates IV., 38 - 2 BC38 viewsAR tdr., 14,79gr, 30,9mm; Sellwood 52.4, Shore 273, Sunrise 391var. (date);
mint: Seleukia; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed bust, left, w/ 4-layer broad diadem and 3 ribbons; medium-long hair in 4 waves, mustache, medium-long beard squared at the end; wart on side of forehead; multi-turn torque; cuirass w/ eagle on shoulder and star on chest; dotted border 8:30 to 15h;
rev.: king, right, on throne, facing helmeted goddess offering diadem in outstretched right hand while holding lance in left arm; dot between throne legs; 7-line legend: (B)AΣIΛC(ΩΣ) BAΣIΛCΩ(N) APΣAKOY CVCPΓCTV ΔIKAIOV (the bottom line to be read rom the inside), (C)ΠIΦΛNOYΣ (ΦIΛ off flan)CΛΛHNOΣ ; below bottom line in exergue the year HΠΣ (25 BC) and the month ΠANHMO(V) (June);

ex: Pars Coins.
1 commentsSchatz07/06/15 at 02:31Robert L3: Lovely.
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Phraates IV., 38 - 2 BC42 viewsAR dr., 3,98gr, 20,1mm; Sellwood 51.44, Shore 275, Sunrise -;
mint: Ekbatana; axis: 11h;
obv.: bare-headed bust, left, w/ broad 4-layer diadem, loop and 3 ribbons joined at the ends; medium-long hair in 5 waves, mustache, medium-long pointed beard; segmented necklace w/center medallion; wart on forehead; cuirass w/star on chest
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one hand and monogram below bow; 7-line legend: OACIΛEΩO OACIΛEΩV ΛPΣΛK EVEPΓETo >IKΛIoY EΠIΦANoVΣ (Φ)IΛEΛΛHNo(Σ);
a Sellwood plate coin;

ex: Baldwin’s Auction 90 (ex: David Sellwood Collection).
2 commentsSchatz07/05/15 at 00:02Mat: Very nice
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Phraates IV., 38 - 2 BC42 viewsAR dr., 3,98gr, 20,1mm; Sellwood 51.44, Shore 275, Sunrise -;
mint: Ekbatana; axis: 11h;
obv.: bare-headed bust, left, w/ broad 4-layer diadem, loop and 3 ribbons joined at the ends; medium-long hair in 5 waves, mustache, medium-long pointed beard; segmented necklace w/center medallion; wart on forehead; cuirass w/star on chest
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one hand and monogram below bow; 7-line legend: OACIΛEΩO OACIΛEΩV ΛPΣΛK EVEPΓETo >IKΛIoY EΠIΦANoVΣ (Φ)IΛEΛΛHNo(Σ);
a Sellwood plate coin;

ex: Baldwin’s Auction 90 (ex: David Sellwood Collection).
2 commentsSchatz07/04/15 at 18:00Robert L3: So unusual to see a Phraates IV drachm with no obv...
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Orodes II., 57 - 38 BC28 viewsAR dr., 4,11gr, 19,8mm; Sellwood 48 type, Shore 264, Sunrise -;
mint: Mithradatkart; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/broad diadem and 4 ribbons; medium-long hair in 5 waves, mustache, medium-long beard in 3 rows of curls; fierce portrait; multi-turn torque w/single pellet finial; cuirass or tunic; star in left, crescent and star in right upper field; dotted border 9 to 14h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one hand and monogram below; no anchor; 7-line legend: IAΣIΛEΩΣ (BA)ΣIΛEΩH APΣAKo(Y), the 2 bottom lines are garbled, inner left line garbled (ΦI)ΛEΛΛHNO(Σ);
this appears to be a mule issue with an S.48 obverse and an early S.47 reverse; but cf. previous coin: there is a strong possibility of this being a forgery.


1 commentsSchatz07/02/15 at 16:55Robert L3: "fierce portrait" indeed...great looking coin
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Orodes II., 57 38 BC47 viewsAR tdr., 15,19gr, 29,3mm; Sellwood 48.1, Shore 212, Sunrise 375 - 377;
mint: Seleukia; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/broad diadem, knot and 2 broad ribbons; medium-long hair in 3 waves, mustache, short beard; wart in center of forehead; multi-turn torque w/ horse(?) finial; star in left; cuirass w/griffin on chest; dotted border 14:30 to 20h;
rev.: king, left, seated on throne, holding staff in left hand; pellet between throne legs; on king’s outstretched arm Nike offering diadem; 7-line legend: BACIΛE(ΩC) BACIΛEΩ(N) APCAKO(Y) EVERΓEToY ΔIKAIOY EΠIΦANOC ΦIΛEΛΛHNOC; long exergual line.
2 commentsSchatz07/02/15 at 16:52Robert L3: Bold, beautiful coin, even with the wear
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Mithradates II. 121- 91 BC74 viewsAR tdr., 15,5gr, 31,7mm; Sellwood 24.5, Shore 68, Sunrise 282;
mint: Seleukia, axis: 12h;
onv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem, knot and 2 broad ribbons; short cap-like hair, mustache, long trimmed beard; earring, multi-turn torque w/triple pellet finial; cuirass or tunic w/ornamental border; complete dotted border;
rev.: archer, right, on omphalos, w/bow in right hand, behind back compound monogram #9, 4-line legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛOY APΣAKOY EΠIΦANOYΣ palm branch in right field; exergual line;

ex: Pars Coins
1 commentsSchatz06/19/15 at 16:41Robert L3: They just don't come any nicer. Fantastic!
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Interregnal Issue (Bagasis?), 126 BC,132 viewsAR tdr., 15.88gr, 29,4mm; Sellwood 18.1, Shore --, Sunrise 273 (Artabanos II., 127-126BC);
mint: Seleukia, axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed bust, 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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Orodes II., 57 - 38 BC52 viewsAR dr., 4,01gr, 20,8mm; Sellwood 42.2, Shore 219; Sunrise 360;
mint: Court at Ekbatana; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/broad diadem, 2 or 3 ribbons; medium-long hair in 4 waves, mustache, short beard in 2 rows of curls; multi-turn endless torque; cuirass; in right field large goddess (Nike?) offering diadem; dotted border 9 to 15:30h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one hand and monogram below; 7-line legend: BΛCIΛEΛ(C) BΛCIΛCΩN Λ:ΣΛKYo ΦIΛoΠΛTo:oC ΔIKΛIoV(the 2 last lines to be read from the inside) (CΠI)ΦΛNoVC (ΦIΛ)CΛΛHNoC;

ex: Pars Coins
1 commentsSchatz06/14/15 at 23:14Robert L3: Really nice example of a rarer type.
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Orodes II., 57 - 38 BC33 viewsAR dr., 4,02gr, 19,8mm; Sellwood 45.12, Shore -, Sunrise -;
mint: Rhagai; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/broad diadem and 2 or 3 ribbons; medium-long hair in 4 waves, mustache, short curly beard; multi-turn torque w/single pellet finial; cuirass; dotted border 9:30 to 13h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one hand and monogram below; 7-line legend: BΛCIΛEΩC BΛCIΛEΩN ΛPCΛKoV EVEPΓET(oV) ΔIKΛIoV (the last 2 lines to be read from the inside) EΠIΦΛNo(V)C (Φ)IΛEΛΛHNoC;
2 commentsSchatz06/13/15 at 02:48Matt Inglima: Parthian busts are in a class by themselves. You ...
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Orodes II., 57 - 38 BC33 viewsAR dr., 4,02gr, 19,8mm; Sellwood 45.12, Shore -, Sunrise -;
mint: Rhagai; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/broad diadem and 2 or 3 ribbons; medium-long hair in 4 waves, mustache, short curly beard; multi-turn torque w/single pellet finial; cuirass; dotted border 9:30 to 13h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one hand and monogram below; 7-line legend: BΛCIΛEΩC BΛCIΛEΩN ΛPCΛKoV EVEPΓET(oV) ΔIKΛIoV (the last 2 lines to be read from the inside) EΠIΦΛNo(V)C (Φ)IΛEΛΛHNoC;
2 commentsSchatz06/13/15 at 02:26Robert L3: Interesting for the outlining of the hair...Don...
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Orodes II., 57 - 38 BC83 viewsBI 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;

ex: the David Sellwood Collection, Baldwin's Auction 90; A SELLWOOD PLATE COIN (David Sellwood, The Coinage of Parthia, second edition, 1980 and first edition, 1971). Also in: Parthia.com.
1 commentsSchatz06/12/15 at 21:07Robert L3: Great coin - and ex-Sellwood Collection to boot!
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Orodes II., 57 - 38 BC50 viewsAR dr., 3,93gr, 24,5mm; Sellwood 43.9var., Shore -, Sunrise -;
mint: Traxiane; axis 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/broad diadem and 2 or 3 ribbons joined at the ends; medium-long hair in 4 waves, mustache, short beard in 2 rows of curls; multi-turn endless torque; dotted border 8 to 16h; floating bust; oval flan;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one hand and monogram below; 7or 8-line totally garbled legend in beautifully formed letters - the middle of the 3 top lines is probably a leftover from an earlier strike;

ex: H. Lanz, Germany.
1 commentsSchatz06/12/15 at 12:19Robert L3: Unusual in its depiction of a "floating" (rather t...
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Dareios of Media Atropatene (?), ca. 70 BC49 viewsAR dr., 4,14gr, 19,3mm; Sellwood 35.4var. (legend iii), Shore --, Sunrise --;
mint; Mithradatkart; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, facing, w/broad diadem and 1 broad ribbon on each side of the neck; long hair in 5 waves as large puffy tufts on either side of the head, mustache, short beard; necklet w/center medallion; cuirass; dotted border 7:30 to 15h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one hand; below bow monogram; 7-line legend: BAEIΛEΩ(Σ) MEΓAΛoV APΣAKoV (ΘE)oΠAToPoΣ EVEPΓEToV(last 2 lines to be read from the inside) EΠIΦANoV ΦIΛEΛΛHNo(Σ); exergual line;

1 commentsSchatz05/15/15 at 21:09Mat: Very cool
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Mithradates II., 123 - 88 BC, 33 viewsAR dr., 3,83gr, 19,7mm; Sellwood 26.24, Shore 84, Sunrise --;
mint: Rhagai; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed bust, left, w/diadem, knot and 2 ribbons; short cap like hair, mustache, long beard; earring, multi-turn torque w/griffin finial; cuirass or tunic; dotted border 8:30 to 15:30h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in both hands; 4-line legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛoY (A)PΣAKoY EΠIΦANoYΣ short exergual line; under bow the letter A over the letter E;

ex: H. Hass, Germany.
1 commentsSchatz04/30/15 at 22:05Robert L3: Particularly nice portrait on this one.
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Sinatrukes, 77 - 70 BC51 viewsAR dr., 3,89gr, 22,2mm; Sellwood 34.4, Shore 146, Sunrise --;
mint: Rhagai, axis: 12h;
obv.: head, left, w/tiara (4 rows of pellets, flour de lys as side ornament, row of double pellets on stalks on crest, long ear flaps) and diadem w/knot and 2 ribbons; mustache, medium-long beard; earring, torque w/single pellet finial; cuirass; anchor in right field; dotted border 8:30 to 17:30;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one hand; 6-line legend: BΛΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓΛΛo(V) APΣΛKoV (EV)EPΓE(ToV) to be read from the inside EΠIΦΛNoVΣ; exergual line; reverse double struck or overstruck;

ex: CNG 66, ex: Peus 326.
2 commentsSchatz04/30/15 at 22:03Robert L3: I agree: wonderful!
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Sinatrukes, 77 - 70 BC51 viewsAR dr., 3,89gr, 22,2mm; Sellwood 34.4, Shore 146, Sunrise --;
mint: Rhagai, axis: 12h;
obv.: head, left, w/tiara (4 rows of pellets, flour de lys as side ornament, row of double pellets on stalks on crest, long ear flaps) and diadem w/knot and 2 ribbons; mustache, medium-long beard; earring, torque w/single pellet finial; cuirass; anchor in right field; dotted border 8:30 to 17:30;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one hand; 6-line legend: BΛΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓΛΛo(V) APΣΛKoV (EV)EPΓE(ToV) to be read from the inside EΠIΦΛNoVΣ; exergual line; reverse double struck or overstruck;

ex: CNG 66, ex: Peus 326.
2 commentsSchatz04/10/15 at 14:35Matt Inglima: A most wonderful example!
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Unknown King, 80 - 70 BC66 viewsAR tdr., 15,65gr, 29,2mm; Sellwood 30.2, Shore --, Sunrise 311 (Arsakes XVI. 78/77-62/1);
Mint: Seleukia, axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/ diadem, knot and 1 broad ribbon; mustache, medium-long hair in 3 waves; torque w/single pellet finial; cuirass; dotted border 8-15:30h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in right hand; composite monogram above bow; 7-line legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛOY APΣAKOY ΘEOΠATOPOΣ EYEPΓETOY EΠIΦANOYΣ ΦIΛEΛΛΗNOΣ; exergual line;

ex: CNG Triton VII, ex: Schweizerischer Bankverein 33.
3 commentsSchatz04/03/15 at 05:58n.igma: A top shelf Parthian!
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Unknown King, 80 - 70 BC66 viewsAR tdr., 15,65gr, 29,2mm; Sellwood 30.2, Shore --, Sunrise 311 (Arsakes XVI. 78/77-62/1);
Mint: Seleukia, axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/ diadem, knot and 1 broad ribbon; mustache, medium-long hair in 3 waves; torque w/single pellet finial; cuirass; dotted border 8-15:30h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in right hand; composite monogram above bow; 7-line legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛOY APΣAKOY ΘEOΠATOPOΣ EYEPΓETOY EΠIΦANOYΣ ΦIΛEΛΛΗNOΣ; exergual line;

ex: CNG Triton VII, ex: Schweizerischer Bankverein 33.
3 commentsSchatz04/01/15 at 10:30museumguy: Great toning!
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Unknown King, 80 - 70 BC95 viewsAR tdr., 15,85gr, 29,5mm; Sellwood 30.7, Shore 130 (Orodes I.), Sunrise 313 (Arsakes XVI.);
mint; Seleukia, axis: 13h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem, knot and 2 broad ribbons; hair medium long in 4 waves; mustache w/turned-up ends, short beard; torque w/single pellet finial; cuirass; complete dotted border;
rev.: archer, right, w/bow in right hand; above bow a monogram consisting of K in a circle; 7-line legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛOV APΣAKOV (Θ)EOΠATOPOΣ EVERΓETOV EΠIΦANOVΣ ΦIΛEΛΛΗNOΣ; exergual line.
2 commentsSchatz04/01/15 at 10:26museumguy: Absolutely beautiful coin!
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Unknown King, 80 - 70 BC95 viewsAR tdr., 15,85gr, 29,5mm; Sellwood 30.7, Shore 130 (Orodes I.), Sunrise 313 (Arsakes XVI.);
mint; Seleukia, axis: 13h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem, knot and 2 broad ribbons; hair medium long in 4 waves; mustache w/turned-up ends, short beard; torque w/single pellet finial; cuirass; complete dotted border;
rev.: archer, right, w/bow in right hand; above bow a monogram consisting of K in a circle; 7-line legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛOV APΣAKOV (Θ)EOΠATOPOΣ EVERΓETOV EΠIΦANOVΣ ΦIΛEΛΛΗNOΣ; exergual line.
2 commentsSchatz03/31/15 at 22:40Robert L3: Wow! Outstanding. A Parthian masterpiece if ever...
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Unknown King, 80 - 70 BC66 viewsAR tdr., 15,65gr, 29,2mm; Sellwood 30.2, Shore --, Sunrise 311 (Arsakes XVI. 78/77-62/1);
Mint: Seleukia, axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/ diadem, knot and 1 broad ribbon; mustache, medium-long hair in 3 waves; torque w/single pellet finial; cuirass; dotted border 8-15:30h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in right hand; composite monogram above bow; 7-line legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛOY APΣAKOY ΘEOΠATOPOΣ EYEPΓETOY EΠIΦANOYΣ ΦIΛEΛΛΗNOΣ; exergual line;

ex: CNG Triton VII, ex: Schweizerischer Bankverein 33.
3 commentsSchatz03/31/15 at 22:02Robert L3: Absolutely stunning. What a coin!
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Mithradates II., 123 - 88 BC36 viewsAR dr., 4,13gr, 20,3mm; Sellwood 28.4, Shore -, Sunrise --;
mint: Ekbatana, axis: 12h;
obv.: head, left, w/tiara iv and diadem w/knot and 2 ribbons; mustache, long beard; earring, torque w/2 consecutive pellets; cuirass; dotted border 6 to 10h; complete bust;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in right hand; 5-line legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ BAΣIΛEΩN MEΓAΛOY APΣAKOY EΠIΦANOYΣ exergual line;

ex: CNG Triton XIII (ex: T. Ballen Collection), ex: Busso Peus Auction 376;
1 commentsSchatz03/09/15 at 21:50Robert L3: A beauty.
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Mithradates II. 121- 91 BC34 viewsAR tdr., 16,28gr, 29.9mm; Sellwood 24.3, Shore 66, Sunrise --;
mint: Seleukia, axis: 11:30
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem, knot and 2 broad ribbons; short cap-like hair, mustache, medium-long trimmed beard; earring, multi-turn torque w/pellet finial; cuirass; complete dotted border;
rev.: archer, right, on omphalos, w/bow in right hand; 4-line legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛOY APΣAKOY EΠIΦANOYΣ in right field, palm branch;
older type, not from the latest hoard;

ex: David Sellwood Collection (New York Sale XXXIV, Baldwin's).
1 commentsSchatz02/21/15 at 18:15Matt Inglima: I love the portrait and the toning. A great piece...
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Interregnal Issue (Bagasis?), 126 BC,132 viewsAR tdr., 15.88gr, 29,4mm; Sellwood 18.1, Shore --, Sunrise 273 (Artabanos II., 127-126BC);
mint: Seleukia, axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed bust, 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,132 viewsAR tdr., 15.88gr, 29,4mm; Sellwood 18.1, Shore --, Sunrise 273 (Artabanos II., 127-126BC);
mint: Seleukia, axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed bust, 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,132 viewsAR tdr., 15.88gr, 29,4mm; Sellwood 18.1, Shore --, Sunrise 273 (Artabanos II., 127-126BC);
mint: Seleukia, axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed bust, 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, 27 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,56 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 BC69 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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