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ELYMAIS_van__t_Haaff_14_1_1-1C_var__(tiara)_Phraates.jpg
Elymais. Arsacid dynasty. Phraates (early-mid 2nd century A.D.)34 viewsvan't Haaff 14.1.1-1C var. (tiara); De Morgan 33; BMC plate XLI, 22; Sear GICV 5898; Alram 474-476

AE drachm, 3.64 g., 16.83 mm. max., 0

Obv: Bust facing forward, wearing tiara with two large pellets-in-crescent but without the border of the tiara, diadem band below tiara; to left, Greek legend ΦPA; to right, pellet in crescent above anchor with two crossbars at top; pellet border.

Rev: Artemis standing right, holding bow in one hand, plucking arrow from quiver with other hand, Greek legend BACIΛEVC on the left, ΠPAATHC (= Phraates) on the right (both reading inside-out).
1 commentsStkpNov 22, 2018
EJYMAIS_12_3_1-2B1_Kamnaskires-Orodes.jpg
Kingdom of Elymais. Arsacid dynasty. Kamnaskires-Orodes (early-mid 2nd century A.D.)14 viewsvan't Haaff 12.3.1-2B1; De Morgan 50; BMC plate XLI, 4-9; Sear GICV 5910 (Kamnaskires-Orodes III); Alram --

AE drachm, 3.29 g., 15.24 mm. max.

Obv: Bust facing forward with small hair tuft on top, and large curly hair tufts on each side in horizontal-oriented rows; to right pellet within crescent above anchor with two crossbars at top; pellet border.

Rev: Dashes; no border.
StkpNov 22, 2018
ELYMAIS_10_4_2-3_Uncertain_Early_Arsacid_Kings.jpg
Elymais. Arsacid dynasty. Uncertain Early Arsacid Kings (late 1st century B.C. to early 2nd century A.D.)14 viewsvan't Haaff 10.4.2-3; de Morgan --; BMC --; Sear GICV --; Alram --

AE drachm, 3.87 g., 16.68 mm. max., ?

Obv: Bust of decent style facing left, with long, curly, pointed beard, and curly hair dressed in a curved pattern from forehead to nape of the neck, topped by a tuft of hair bound with a diadem, its ties falling behind; pellet in crescent above anchor with one crossbar; no pellet above anchor; pellet border.

Rev: Diademed, bearded head left, highly degenerated style.
StkpNov 22, 2018
ELYMAIS_20_1_1-1A_Prince_B.jpg
Elymais. Arsacid dynasty. Prince B (3rd century A.D.)23 viewsvan't Haaff 20.1.1-1A; de Morgan 60; BMC plate XLII, 19-20, page 287, 4-6; Sear GICV 5920; Alram --

AE drachm, 3.01 g., 15.05 mm. max., 90

Obv: Bust facing left, wearing diadem of two bands, hair tuft on top of head tied with ribbons, its ends flowing behind, another hair tuft at back of head; to right, pellet-in-crescent above anchor; pellet border.

Rev: Athena standing right, holding spear in right hand, and shield in left; pellet border.

According to van't Haaff, the pellet-in-crescent and anchor are often off the flan, as in this coin.
1 commentsStkpOct 20, 2018
ELYMAIS_20_1_1-1B_Prince_B.jpg
Elymais. Arsacid dynasty. Prince B (3rd century A.D.)25 viewsvan't Haaff 20.1.1-1B; de Morgan 60; BMC plate XLII, 19-20, page 287, 4-6; Sear GICV 5920; Alram --

AE drachm, 2.69 g., 14.30 mm. max., 0

Obv: Bust facing left, wearing diadem of two bands, hair tuft on top of head tied with ribbons, its ends flowing behind, another hair tuft at back of head; to right, pellet-in-crescent above anchor; pellet border.

Rev: Athena standing facing forward, head left, holding spear in right hand, and shield in left; pellet border.
1 commentsStkpOct 20, 2018
ELYMAIS_19_1_var_Prince_A.jpg
Elymais. Arsacid dynasty. Prince A (late 2nd to early 3rd centuries A.D.)44 viewsvan't Haaff 19.1 var.; de Morgan 58-59; BMC plate XLII, 13-18, page 286, 18; Sear GICV 5918-5919; Alram --

Elymais. Arsacid dynasty. Prince A (late 2nd to early 3rd centuries A.D.)
AE drachm, 1.54 g., 11.01 mm. max., 0

Obv: Bust facing left, wearing diadem of two bands, row of dots above, side whiskers as double row of dots, hair tuft at back of head; to left anchor with at least one crossbar; pellet border.

Rev: Artemis standing right, holding bow in one hand, plucking arrow from her quiver with the other hand; pellet border.

According to van't Haaf, the varieties with a hair tuft are "always" accompanied by a dot or star in crescent above and an anchor to the right, although these symbols are often struck off the flan. This is an unrecorded variety in which the anchor is to the left.
2 commentsStkpSep 29, 2018
ELYMAIS_19_1_1-1A_e-g_Prince_A.jpg
Elymais. Arsacid dynasty. Prince A (late 2nd to early 3rd centuries A.D.)23 viewsvan't Haaff 19.1.1-1A var. e-g; de Morgan 58-59; BMC plate XLII, 13-18, page 286, 18; Sear GICV 5918-5919; Alram --

AE drachm, 1.78 g., 12.50 mm. max., 0

Obv: Bust facing left, wearing diadem of two bands, row of dots above, side whiskers as double row of dots, hair tuft at back of head; to right anchor with one crossbar; pellet border.

Rev: Artemis standing right, holding bow in one hand, plucking arrow from her quiver with the other hand; two dots to her right; crescent to the left; pellet border.

According to van't Haaf, the varieties with a hair tuft are "always" accompanied by a dot or star in crescent above and an anchor to the right, although these symbols are often struck off the flan.
1 commentsStkpAug 02, 2018
ELYMAIS_12_3_1-2B1g_Kamnaskires-Orodes.jpg
Kingdom of Elymais. Arsacid dynasty. Kamnaskires-Orodes (early-mid 2nd century A.D.) 15 viewsvan't Haaff 12.3.1-2B1 var. g; De Morgan 50; BMC plate XLI, 4-9; Sear GICV 5910 (Kamnaskires-Orodes III); Alram --

AE drachm, 3.61 g., 15.73 mm. max.

Obv: Bust facing forward with small hair tuft on top, and large curly hair tufts on each side in horizontal-oriented rows; to right pellet within crescent above anchor with two crossbars at top; small symbol between bust and anchor; pellet border.

Rev: Dashes; no border.
StkpAug 02, 2018
ELYMAIS_12_3_1-2A1c-e_Kamnaskares-Orodes.jpg
Kingdom of Elymais. Arsacid dynasty. Kamnaskires-Orodes (early-mid 2nd century A.D.) 19 viewsvan't Haaff 12.3.1-2A1 var. c-e; De Morgan 50; BMC plate XLI, 4-9; Sear GICV 5910 (Kamnaskires-Orodes III); Alram --

AE drachm, 3.78 g., 15.74 mm. max.

Obv: Bust facing forward with small hair tuft on top, and large curly hair tufts on each side in upward-oriented rows; to right pellet within crescent above anchor with two crossbars at top; pellet between bust and anchor; pellet border.

Rev: Dashes; no border.
StkpAug 02, 2018
ELYMAIS_15_3_1-1_Osroes.jpg
Possibly Elymais. Arsacid dynasty. Osroes (1st quarter of 2nd century A.D.). Probably Parthia. Osroes I (109-129 A.D.).36 viewsvan't Haaff 15.3.1-1; de Morgan --; BMC -- Sear GICV --; Alram --

AE (Elymaean) obol or (Parthian) chalkous, 1.91 g., 12.22 mm. max., 0

Obv: Bust facing left, with long beard and hair dressed in Parthian fashion, with a large tuft behind the face extending to the back of the head, topped by a large tuft bound with a diadem, its tips streaming behind; pellet border.

Rev: Diademed female bust (Tyche, if a Parthian emission) right; possible traces of inscription (date) to right; no border.

Van't Haaff recognized that "the attribution of Type 15 coins has been controversial" and notes that de Morgan, Le Rider and Alram have posited that they are issues of Osroes I of Parthia. Hoover agrees with these scholars, "[d]espite their appearance in the French excavations of Susa." He notes a stylistic affinity between them and Sellwood Type 80. This coin apparently appeared in association with Elymaean bronze coins in a commercial hoard, and not in the French excavations referred to by Hoover. Bell retains these emissions in the Elymaean series, but questions whether there was a separate Elymaean king Osroes. Rezakhani tentatively concludes that the Elymaean and Parthian Osroes are in fact the same person.

Attribution assistance courtesy of Robert L3 (http://www.forumancientcoins.com/board/index.php?topic=112957.0;topicseen).
2 commentsStkpJun 28, 2018
ELYMAIS_17_1_1-1_Orodes_IV.jpg
Elymais. Arsacid dynasty. Orodes IV (ca. 2nd half of 2nd century A.D.)19 viewsvan't Haaff 17.1.1-1; de Morgan 52-53; BMC plate XLII, 5-6; Sear GICV 5912-5913; Alram 488-489

AE drachm, 3.19 g., 15.74 mm. max., 0

Obv: Bust facing left, wearing broad diadem band, with large hair tufts on top of and on side of head, flowing backward; to left Aramaic legend (wrwd MLK = King Orodes); pellet border.

Rev: Bust of female (Queen Ulfan) left, hair tied above, with long braid falling behind; to left incomplete Aramaic legend (wip'n = Ulfan); pellet border.
StkpApr 21, 2018
ELYMAIS_16_2_1-1_Orodes_III.jpg
Elymais. Arsacid dynasty. Orodes III (2nd century A.D.)20 viewsvan't Haaff 16.2.1-1; De Morgan 25-26; BMC plate XXXIX, 17-20, page 257 46-47; Sear GICV 5893-5894; Alram --

AE drachm, 3.53 g., 13.68 mm. max., 0

Obv: Bust facing left, wearing tiara with anchor and dotted rim, diadem band below tiara, ribbon falling behind bust from dot; to right pellet within crescent above anchor with one crossbar at top; pellet border.

Rev: Bust of Belos, right, with bead necklace and earrings; cornucopia behind; pellet border.
StkpMar 24, 2018
ELYMAIS_16_3_2-1__Orodes_III.jpg
Elymais. Arsacid dynasty. Orodes III (2nd century A.D.)19 viewsvan't Haaff 16.3.2-1_; De Morgan 27; BMC plate XL, 1-5; Sear GICV 5895; Alram --

AE drachm, 2.66 g., 15.81 mm. max., 0

Obv: Slender bust facing left, wearing tiara with anchor and dotted rim, diadem band below tiara, ribbon falling behind bust from dot; to right pellet within crescent above anchor with one crossbar at top; pellet border.

Rev: Anchor in field of irregular, perpendicular V-shaped and inverted T-shaped marks; no border.
StkpMar 18, 2018
ELYMAIS_17_1_1-2_Orodes_IV.jpg
Elymais. Arsacid dynasty. Orodes IV (ca. 2nd half of 2nd century A.D.)34 viewsvan't Haaff 17.1.1-2; de Morgan 52-53; BMC plate XLII, 5-6; Sear GICV 5912-5913; Alram 488-489

AE drachm, 2.44 g., 13.95 mm. max., 0

Obv: Bust facing left, wearing broad diadem band, with large hair tufts on top of and on side of head, flowing backward; to left anchor; pellet border.

Rev: Bust of female (Queen Ulfan) left, hair tied above, with long braid falling behind; to left incomplete Aramaic legend (wip'n = Ulfan); pellet border.
1 commentsStkpFeb 24, 2018
ELYMAIS_16_1_1-1_Orodes_III.jpg
Elymais. Arsacid dynasty. Orodes III (2nd century A.D.)16 viewsvan't Haaff 16.1.1-1; De Morgan 23-24; BMC plate XXXIX, 12-16; Sear GICV 5892; Alram 469-470

AE drachm, 3.68 g., 14.64 mm. max., 0

Obv: Bust (refined style) facing left, wearing tiara with anchor and dotted rim, diadem band below tiara, ribbon falling behind bust from dot; to right pellet within crescent above anchor with one crossbar at top; pellet border.

Rev: Bust of Artemis right, wearing calathus; around her corrupted Greek legend, YPωΔHC (= Orodes) on the left, reading inside-out, BACIΛEYK on the right, reading outside-in; pellet border.
StkpFeb 24, 2018
ELYMAIS_10_4_2-4a_Uncertain_Early_Arsacid_Kings_crude~0.jpg
Elymais. Arsacid dynasty. Uncertain Early Arsacid Kings (late 1st century B.C. to early 2nd century A.D.)24 viewsvan't Haaff 10.3.2-1 var. (pellet); de Morgan --; BMC --; Sear GICV --; Alram --

AE drachm, 3.56 g., 16.02 mm. max.

Obv: Bust of crude style facing left, with beard and curly hair dressed in a curved pattern from forehead to nape of the neck, topped by a tuft of hair bound with a diadem, its ties falling behind; cross-like form in crescent above anchor with one crossbar; pellet [?] to right of anchor; pellet border.

Rev: Diademed, bearded head left, degraded legend around, degenerated to dashes of irregular style.

Attribution assistance courtesy of Robert L3 (http://www.forumancientcoins.com/board/index.php?topic=112957.msg697503;topicseen#msg697503 message 2/22/18)
StkpFeb 22, 2018
ELYMAIS_21_1_1-2_var_Unidentified_King_left.jpg
Elymais. Arsacid dynasty. Unidentified King (uncertain dates)33 viewsvan't Haaff 21.2.1-1 var. (facing left and dots on reverse); de Morgan --; BMC plate XLII, 22-25 var.; Sear GICV --; Alram --

AE unit (denomination undetermined), 1.90 g., 10.89 mm. max., 0

Obv: Bust facing left, side whiskers, hair tuft at back of head

Rev: Upturned crescent with dot above and below, all within wreath

According to van't Haaf, too few of these coins are known to determine their denomination. Further, on the few coins that were then known, too little detail on the obverse remained to obtain a complete description, other than that the bust faces right. There are now sufficient examples from which to do so. This coin is unusual in that the bust faces left. Those that were then known have three dots below the crescent and none above. Yet the type appears to be more common with one dot above and another below.
2 commentsStkpFeb 17, 2018
ELYMAIS_Unidentified_King.jpg
Elymais. Arsacid dynasty. Probably a contemporary regional counterfeit struck during the reign of Prince A (late 2nd to early 3rd centuries A.D.), or later.47 viewsvan't Haaff --; De Morgan --; BMC --; Sear GICV --; Alram --

AE unit (denomination undetermined), 2.51 g., 12.59 mm. max., 0

Obv.: Bust facing left, side whiskers as double row of dots.

Rev.: Plain diadem of two bands with fine lines, pellet border.

The obverse bust most closely resembles Prince A (late 2nd to early 3rd centuries A.D.), van't Haaff 19.1.1-1A, whereas the reverse mirrors Phraates (early-mid 2nd century A.D.), van't Haaff 14.4.1-2). Due to the decades between these rulers, the coin is probably not a mule. The coins of Phraates may have remained in circulation during the reign of Prince A, and beyond. The coin is probably a contemporary regional counterfeit inspired by the Phraates reverse. However, the diadem on the reverse is a reference to sky god Bel, and the possibility that the coin is an unrecorded official coin, issued by Prince A with the revived iconography of Phraates, cannot be excluded.

Attribution assistance courtesy of Pieter Anne van't Haaff (thanks to Robert L3), and Robert L3.
2 commentsStkpJan 25, 2018
ELYMAIS_10_4_2-4a_Uncertain_Early_Arsacid_Kings.jpg
Elymais. Arsacid dynasty. Uncertain Early Arsacid Kings (late 1st century B.C. to early 2nd century A.D.)26 viewsvan't Haaff 10.4.2-4A; de Morgan --; BMC --; Sear GICV --; Alram --

AE drachm, 3.86 g., 16.19 mm. max.

Obv: Bust of decent style facing left, with long, curly, pointed beard, and curly hair dressed in a curved pattern frome forehead to nape of the neck, topped by a tuft of hair bound with a diadem, its ties falling behind; pellet in crescent above anchor with one crossbar; no pellet above anchor; pellet border.

Rev: Diademed, bearded head left, degenerated to dashes of irregular style.
StkpDec 24, 2017
ELYMAIS_13_3_2-2B_Orodes_II.jpg
Elymais. Arsacid dynasty. Orodes II (early-mid 2nd century A.D.)18 viewsvan't Haaff 13.3.2-2B; De Morgan 46; BMC plate XL, 13; Sear GICV 5905; Alram --

AE drachm, 3.96 g., 15.20 mm. max.

Obv: Bust facing forward, wearing tiara with crest of rays with central vertical line and dots at rim, two diadem bands below tiara with row of pearls; to right dot within crescent above anchor with one crossbar at top; pellet border.

Rev: Dashes with regular pattern; no border.
StkpDec 24, 2017
ELYMAIS_12_2_1-1A_Kamnaskires-Orodes.jpg
Kingdom of Elymais. Arsacid dynasty. Kamnaskires-Orodes (early mid 2nd Century A.D.)17 viewsvan't Haaff 12.2.1-1A; De Morgan 48; BMC plate XLI, 1; Sear GICV 5907; Alram 482-484

AE drachm, 3.82 g., 15.95 mm. max., 0

Obv: Diademed bust facing forward without small hair tuft on top, and large curly hair tufts on each side in horizontally-oriented rows; to right pellet within crescent above anchor with three crossbars at top; pellet border.

Rev: Radiate bust of Belos facing forward, with large hair tufts, on each side two horns and tied hair tuft; Aramaic legend (knmkyr wrwd MLK = King Kamnaskires-Orodes) starting at three o'clock, reading counter clockwise.
StkpDec 24, 2017
ELYMAIS_17_3_1-1_Orodes_IV.jpg
Elymais. Arsacid dynasty. Orodes IV (ca. 2nd half of 2nd century A.D.)16 viewsvan't Haaff 17.3.1-1; de Morgan 55; BMC plate XLII, 1; Sear GICV 5915; Alram --

AE drachm, 2.82 g., 13.38 mm. max., 0

Obv: Bust facing forward, wearing diadem band, with large hair tufts on the sides of head, top hair as pellets; pellet border.

Rev: Anchor with pellet-in-crescent to either side; all within wreath; no border.
StkpDec 24, 2017
ELYMAIS_14_7_2-2A_Phraates.jpg
Elymais. Arsacid dynasty. Phraates (late 1st century to early 2nd century A.D.)16 viewsvan't Haaff 14.7.2-2A; De Morgan 36.2-3; BMC plate XLI, 17-21; Sear GICV 5902; Alram --

AE drachm, 3.49 g., 15.96 mm. max.

Obv: Small, narrow bust facing left, wearing tiara with pellet-in-crescent, diadem band below tiara; to right, pellet in crescent above anchor with one crossbar at top; pellet border.

Rev: Dashes in parallel lines of V-shaped pattern, no border.
StkpDec 24, 2017
ELYMAIS_21_1_1-2_Unidentified_King.jpg
Elymais. Arsacid dynasty. Unidentified King (uncertain dates)20 viewsvan't Haaff 21.1.1-2; de Morgan --; BMC --; Sear GICV --; Alram --

AE unit (denomination undetermined), 1.45 g., 11.23 mm. max., 0

Obv: Bust facing left, side whiskers of one row of dots, hair tuft at back of head.

Rev: Anchor with two crossbars at top, all within wreath.

According to van't Haaf: (a) too few of these coins are known to determine their denomination; (b) the details of the bust are "unclear," yet this bust is similar to van't Haaff Type 19.1 (Prince A); and (c) the reverse border is a wreath whereas this border looks like the pellets that are typical on the borders of so many Elymaean types.
StkpDec 24, 2017
ELYMAIS_12_3_1-1A_Kamnaskires-Orodes.jpg
Kingdom of Elymais. Arsacid dynasty. Kamnaskires-Orodes (early mid 2nd Century A.D.)19 viewsvan't Haaff 12.3.1-1A; De Morgan 50; BMC plate XLI, 4-9; Sear GICV 5910; Alram --

AE drachm, 3.41 g., 15.96 mm. max.

Obv: Bust facing forward without small hair tuft on top, and large curly hair tufts on each side in horizontally-oriented rows; to right pellet within crescent above anchor with two crossbars at top; pellet border.

Rev: Dashes; no border.
StkpNov 28, 2017
ELYMAIS_13_1_1-1_Orodes_II.jpg
Elymais. Arsacid dynasty. Orodes II (early-mid 2nd century A.D.)16 viewsvan't Haaff 13.1.1-1; De Morgan 49; BMC plate XLI, 2; Sear GICV 5908-5909; Alram 485

AE drachm, 4.14 g., 16.80 mm. max., 0

Obv: Diademed bust facing forward, with small hair tuft on top, and large curly hair tufts on each side in three vertical rows of dots; to right, pellet within crescent above anchor with two crossbars; pellet border.

Rev: Radiate bust of Belos facing forward, with large hair tufts to each side, two horns and tied hair on top of the head; Aramaic legend around (WRWD MLK' BRY WRWD = King Orodes, Son of Orodes), starting after six o'clock, reading counter-clockwise; pellet border.

According to van't Haaff, the side tufts on the coins with two crossbars above the anchor are comprised of two vertical rows of dots, yet this coins has three irregular rows of dots.
StkpNov 28, 2017
ELYMAIS_14_1_1-2A_Phraates.jpg
Elymais. Arsacid dynasty. Phraates (late 1st century to early 2nd century A.D.)13 viewsvan't Haaff 14.1.1-2A; De Morgan 33; BMC plate XLI, 22; Sear GICV 5898; Alram 474-476

AE drachm, 3.29 g., 14.64 mm. max., 0

Obv: Bust facing forward, wearing tiara with two pellets-in-crescent, diadem band below tiara; to left, Greek legend ΦPA; to right, pellet in crescent above anchor with one crossbar at top; pellet border.

Rev: Artemis standing right, holding bow in one hand, plucking arrow from quiver with other hand, Greek legend BACIΛEVC on the left, ΦPΔΔTHC (= Phraates) on the right (both reading inside-out).
StkpNov 28, 2017
ELYMAIS_19_1_1-1A_Prince_A~0.jpg
Elymais. Arsacid dynasty. Prince A (late 2nd to early 3rd centuries A.D.)35 viewsvan't Haaff 19.1.1-1A; de Morgan 58-59; BMC plate XLII, 13-18, page 286, 18; Sear GICV 5918-5919; Alram --

AE drachm, 2.64 g., 15.19 mm. max., 0

Obv: Bust facing left, wearing diadem of two bands, row of dots above, side whiskers as double row of dots, hair tuft at back of head; to right anchor with one crossbar; pellet border.

Rev: Artemis standing right, holding bow in one hand, plucking arrow from her quiver with the other hand; two dots to her right; pellet border.

According to van't Haaf, the varieties with a hair tuft are "always" accompanied by a dot or star in crescent above and an anchor to the right, although these symbols are often struck off the flan. The crescent and anchor are present on this coin.
2 commentsStkpNov 26, 2017
ELYMAIS_18_1_1-2A_Orodes_V_2.jpg
Elymais. Arsacid dynasty. Orodes V (late 2nd -- early 3rd centuries A.D.)14 viewsvan't Haaff 18.1.1-2A; de Morgan 56-57 ((Orodes IV); BMC plate XLII, 7-8, page 282, 1, 6; Sear GICV 5916-5917; Alram 490

AE drachm, 3.01 g., 13.86 mm. max., 0

Obv: Bust facing left, diademed, with hair tuft on top of head; anchor; pellet border.

Rev: Bust of Artemis facing left, wearing low tiara with crest of dots; pellet border.
StkpNov 26, 2017
ELYMAIS_21_1_1-1_unidentified_king.jpg
Elymais. Arsacid dynasty. Unidentified King (uncertain dates)15 viewsvan't Haaff 21.1.1-1; de Morgan --; BMC --; Sear GICV --; Alram --

AE unit (denomination undetermined), 1.08 g., 10.18 mm. max., 270

Obv: Bust facing left, details unclear.

Rev: Anchor with one crossbar at top, all within wreath.

According to van't Haaf, too few of these coins are known to determine their denomination.
StkpNov 26, 2017
ELYMAIS_17_2_1-1_Orodes_IV.jpg
Elymais. Arsacid dynasty. Orodes IV (ca. 2nd half of 2nd century A.D.)22 viewsvan't Haaff 17.2.1-1; de Morgan 54; BMC plate XLII, 2; Sear GICV 5914; Alram --

AE drachm, 3.11 g., 14.12 mm. max., 0

Obv: Bust facing forward, wearing diadem band, with large hair tuft on top and sides of head; pellet border.

Rev: Bust of Artemis facing left, wearing low tiara with crest of dots; to right, anchor with one crossbar on top; pellet border.
1 commentsStkpNov 05, 2017
ELYMAIS_19_1_1-2_Prince_A.jpg
Elymais. Arsacid dynasty. Prince A (late 2nd to early 3rd centuries A.D.)11 viewsvan't Haaff 19.1.1-2; de Morgan 58-59; BMC plate XLII, 13-18, page 286, 18; Sear GICV 5918-5919; Alram --

AE drachm, 2.09 g., 13.34 mm. max., 0

Obv: Bust facing left, wearing diadem of two bands, row of dots above, side whiskers of one row of dots, no hair tuft at back of head; pellet border.

Rev: Artemis standing right, holding bow in one hand, plucking arrow from her quiver with the other hand; pellet border.
StkpNov 05, 2017
ELYMAIS_21_2_1-1_Unidentified_King.jpg
Elymais. Arsacid dynasty. Unidentified King (uncertain dates)15 viewsvan't Haaff 21.2.1-1 var. (pellets); de Morgan --; BMC plate XLII, 22-25; Sear GICV --; Alram --

AE unit (denomination undetermined), 1.73 g., 10.68 mm. max., 0

Obv: Abstract bust facing right, details unclear.

Rev: Upturned crescent with dot above and below, all within wreath.

According to van't Haaff, too few of these coins are known to determine their denomination. Apparently, on the few coins that are known, too little detail on the obverse remains to obtain a complete description; the photo in van't Haaff is unclear. Those that are known to van't Haaff have three dots below the crescent and none above, although these coins appear as well with a single dot above and another below.

Attribution confirmation coutesy of Robert L3 (http://www.forumancientcoins.com/board/index.php?topic=112957.new;topicseen#new)
StkpOct 22, 2017
ELYMAIS_18_1_1-1A_Orodes_V.jpg
Elymais. Arsacid dynasty. Orodes V (late 2nd -- early 3rd centuries)16 viewsvan't Haaff 18.1.1-1A; de Morgan 56-57 (Orodes IV); BMC plate XLII, 7-8, page 282, 1, 6; Sear GICV 5916-5917; Alram 490

AE drachm, 2.52 g., 12.72 mm. max., 0

Obv: Bust facing left, diademed, with hair tuft on top of head; to left, incomplete Aramaic legend wrwd MLK (= King Orodes); pellet border.

Rev: Bust of Artemis facing left, wearing low tiara with crest of dots; pellet border.
StkpOct 22, 2017
Elymais_14_1_1-2C_phraates.jpg
Elymais. Arsacid dynasty. Phraates (late 1st century to early 2nd century A.D.)20 viewsvan't Haaff 14.1.1-2C; De Morgan 33; BMC plate XLI, 22; Sear GICV 5898; Alram 474-476

AE drachm, 3.59 g., 15.42 mm. max., 0

Obv: Bust facing forward, wearing tiara with two pellets-in-crescent, diadem band below tiara; to left, Greek legend ΦPA; to right, pellet in crescent above anchor with one crossbar at top; pellet border.

Rev: Artemis standing right, holding bow in one hand, plucking arrow from quiver with other hand, Greek legend BACIΛEVC on the left, ΠPAATHC (= Phraates) on the right (both retrograde, reading outside-in).
1 commentsStkpOct 07, 2017
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Kingdom of Elymais. Arsacid dynasty. Kamnaskires-Orodes (early mid 2nd Century A.D.)12 viewsvan't Haaff 12.3.1-2A2; De Morgan 50; BMC plate XLI, 4-9; Sear GICV 5910 (Kamnaskires-Orodes III); Alram --

AE drachm, 3.44 g., 14.23 mm. max.

Obv: Bust facing forward with small hair tuft on top, and large curly hair tufts on each side in upward-oriented rows; to right pellet within crescent above anchor with one crossbar at top; pellet border.

Rev: Dashes; no border.
StkpOct 07, 2017
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Elymais. Arsacid dynasty. Prince A (late 2nd to early 3rd centuries A.D.)19 viewsvan't Haaff 19.1.1-1A; de Morgan 58-59; BMC plate XLII, 13-18, page 286, 18; Sear GICV 5918-5919; Alram --

AE drachm, 2.29 g., 12.87 mm. max., 0

Obv: Bust facing left, wearing diadem of two bands, row of dots above, side whiskers as double row of dots, hair tuft at back of head; pellet border.

Rev: Artemis standing right, holding bow in one hand, plucking arrow from her quiver with the other hand; single dot to her right; pellet border.

According to van't Haaf, the varieties with a hair tuft are "always" accompanied by a dot or star in crescent above and an anchor to the right, although these symbols are often struck off the flan. These symbols are not present on this coin.

Unusually crude. Possibly imitative?
StkpSep 24, 2017
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Elymais. Arsacid dynasty. Prince A (late 2nd to early 3rd centuries A.D.)23 viewsvan't Haaff 19.1.1-1B; de Morgan 58-59; BMC plate XLII, 13-18, page 286, 18; Sear GICV 5918-5919; Alram --

AE drachm, 1.30 g., 11.55 mm. max., 0

Obv: Bust facing left, wearing diadem of two bands, row of dots above, side whiskers of one row of dots, hair tuft at back of head; pellet border.

Rev: Artemis standing right, holding bow in one hand, plucking arrow from her quiver with the other hand; single dot to her right; pellet border.

According to van't Haaf, the varieties with a hair tuft are "always" accompanied by a dot or star in crescent above and an anchor to the right, although these symbols are often struck off the flan. These symbols are not present on this coin. Tracing the probable arc of the pellet border, there does not appear to be space in the off-flan fields to accommodate these symbols, or, for that matter, to accommodate a chin/beard.
1 commentsStkpSep 24, 2017
ELYMAIS_14_5_1-1_Phraates.jpg
Elymais. Arsacid dynasty. Phraates (early-mid 2nd century A.D.)10 viewsvan't Haaff 14.5.1-1; De Morgan --; BMC plate XLI, 19; Sear GICV --; Alram --

AE drachm, 2.64 g., 14.80 mm. max., 270 (assuming crescents orient upward)

Obv: Bust facing forward, wearing tiara with two pellet-in-crescents, dotted rim and diadem band below; to right, pellet in crescent above anchor with one crossbar at top; pellet border.

Rev: Crescents in regular pattern; no border.
StkpSep 24, 2017
ELYMAIS_14_2_1A_Phraates.jpg
Elymais. Arsacid dynasty. Phraates (early-mid 2nd century A.D.)11 viewsvan't Haaff 14.2.1-2A; De Morgan 37, 39; BMC plate XLI, 24; Sear GICV 5900; Alram --

AE drachm, 2.56 g., 14.01 mm. max., 0

Obv: Bust facing forward, wearing tiara; to right, pellet in crescent above anchor with one crossbar at top; pellet border.

Rev: Eagle standing left, wings spread, talons facing downward; pellet border.

According to van't Haaff, the differentiating feature for Phraates' coins is the decoration of the tiara with one or two pellet-in-crescents. He notes that this feature is not always visible, and assigns to Phraates all coins with the eagle reverse type. He describes the bust in Type 14.2 as wearing tiara and dotted rim, one or two diadem bands below tiara with two pellet-in-crescents. None of these features are not visible on this coin, on which the bust appears to only be wearing a diadem.
StkpSep 11, 2017
GRK_Elymais_GICV_5901_Phraates.jpg
Elymais. Arsacid dynasty. Phraates (early-mid 2nd century A.D.)19 viewsvan't Haaff 14.4.1-1A; De Morgan 40; BMC plate XLI, 26-27; Sear GICV 5901; Alram --

AE drachm, 2.44 g., 14.46 mm. max., 90

Obv: Bust facing forward, wearing tiara with two pellets in crescents and dotted rim, two diadem bands below tiara; to right, pellet in crescent above anchor with one or two crossbars at top; pellet border.

Rev: Plain diadem of two bands, pellet-in-crescents facing upward; pellet border.
StkpJan 27, 2016
GRK_Elymais_SGICV_5917_Orodes_V.jpg
Elymais. Arsacid dynasty. Orodes V (late 2nd -- early 3rd centuries A.D.)18 viewsvan't Haaff 18.1.1-2A; de Morgan 56-57 (Orodes IV); BMC plate XLII, 7-8, page 282, 1, 6; Sear GICV 5916-5917; Alram 490

AE drachm, 2.23 g., 15.18 mm. max., 0

Obv: Bust facing left, diademed, with hair tuft on top of head; pellet border.

Rev: Bust of Artemis facing left, wearing low tiara with crest of dots; pellet border.
StkpAug 26, 2015
GRK_Elymais_SGICV_5921_Prince_B.jpg
Elymais. Arsacid dynasty. Prince B (3rd century A.D.)11 viewsvan't Haaff 20.1.1-1A; de Morgan 60; BMC plate XLII, 19-20, page 287, 4-6; Sear GICV 5920; Alram --

AE drachm, 2.89 g., 14.25 mm. max., 0

Obv: Bust facing left, wearing diadem of two bands, hair tuft on top of head tied with ribbons, its ends flowing behind, another hair tuft at back of head; to right, pellet-in-crescent above anchor; pellet border.

Rev: Athena standing right, holding spear in right hand, and shield in left; pellet border.
StkpAug 26, 2015
GRK_Elymais_SRICV_5910_Kamnaskires-Orodes_1-bar.jpg
Kingdom of Elymais. Arsacid dynasty. Kamnaskires-Orodes (early-mid 2nd century A.D.)19 viewsvan't Haaff 12.3.1-1B; De Morgan 50; BMC plate XLI, 4-9; Sear GICV 5910 (Kamnaskires-Orodes III); Alram --

AE drachm, 3.54 g., 15.38 mm. max.

Obv: Bust facing forward without small hair tuft on top, and large curly hair tufts on each side in horizontally-oriented rows; to right pellet within crescent above anchor with one crossbar at top; pellet border.

Rev: Dashes; no border.
StkpAug 26, 2015
GRK_Elymais_GICV_5898_Phraates.JPG
Elymais. Arsacid dynasty. Phraates (early-mid 2nd century A.D.)19 viewsvan't Haaff 14.1.1-1B; De Morgan 33; BMC plate XLI, 22; Sear GICV 5898; Alram 474-476

AE drachm, 3.85 g., 16.40 mm. max., 0

Obv: Bust facing forward, wearing tiara with two pellets-in-crescent, diadem band below tiara; to left, Greek legend ΦPA; to right, pellet in crescent above anchor with two crossbars at top; pellet border.

Rev: Artemis standing right, holding bow in one hand, plucking arrow from quiver with other hand, Greek legend ΦPAATHC (= Phraates) on the left, BACIΛEVC on the right (both reading outside-in).
StkpAug 01, 2015
GRK_Elymais_GICV_5904_Orodes_II_1_Bar.JPG
Elymais. Arsacid dynasty. Orodes II (early-mid 2nd century A.D.)18 viewsvan't Haaff 13.2.1-2B; De Morgan 44-45, BMC plate XL, 10; Sear GICV 5904; Alram 478

AE drachm, 3.66 g., 16.40 mm. max., 180

Obv: Bust facing forward, with no large hair tufts at sides, wearing tiara with central vertical line and dots at rim, diadem band below tiara; to right dot within crescent above anchor with one crossbar at top; pellet border.

Rev: Small radiate bust of Belos facing forward with no facial features, with hair tufts on sides and two horns; Aramaic legend URUD MALKA BARI URUD (= King Orodes, Son of Orodes) reading counter clockwise; pellet border.
StkpAug 01, 2015
GRK_Elymais_GICV_5904_Orodes_II_2_bars.JPG
Elymais. Arsacid dynasty. Orodes II (early-mid 2nd century A.D.)23 viewsvan't Haaff 13.2.1-1B; De Morgan 44-45; BMC plate XL, 10; Sear GICV 5904; Alram 478

AE drachm, 3.78 g., 14.10 mm. max., 0

Obv: Bust facing forward, with no large hair tufts at sides, wearing tiara with central vertical line and dots at rim, diadem band below tiara; to right dot within crescent above anchor with double crossbar at top; pellet border.

Rev: Small radiate bust of Belos facing forward with no facial features, with hair tufts on sides and two horns; Aramaic legend URUD MALKA BARI URUD (= King Orodes, Son of Orodes) reading counter clockwise; pellet border.
StkpAug 01, 2015
GRK_Sear_GICV_5892_Elymais_Orodes_II.JPG
Elymais. Arsacid dynasty. Orodes III (2nd century A.D.)17 viewsvan't Haaff 16.1.1-3A; De Morgan 23-24; BMC plate XXXIX, 12-16; Sear GICV 5892 (Orodes I); Alram 469-470 (Orodes I)

AE drachm, 3.30 g., 14.23 mm. max., 0

Obv: Bust (refined style) facing left, wearing tiara with anchor and dotted rim, diadem band below tiara, ribbon falling behind bust from dot; to right pellet within crescent above anchor with one crossbar at top; pellet border.

Rev: Bust of Artemis right, wearing calathus; around her neck corrupted Greek legend, BACIΛEYK on the left, reading outside-in, YPωΔHC (= Orodes) on the right, reading inside-out; pellet border.
StkpJul 10, 2015
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Elymais. Arsacid dynasty. Orodes III (2nd century A.D.)10 viewsvan't Haaff 16.4.2-1A; De Morgan 28; BMC plate XL, 6-7; Sear GICV 5896 (Orodes I); Alram --

AE drachm, 3.56 g., 14.90 mm. max., 0

Obv: Slender bust of better style facing left, wearing tiara with anchor and dotted rim, diadem band below tiara, ribbon falling behind bust from dot; pellet within crescent above anchor with one crossbar at top; pellet border.

Rev: Field of regular, parallel dashes.
StkpJul 10, 2015
GRK_Elymais_SGICV_5905_Orodes_II_SGICV.JPG
Elymais. Arsacid dynasty. Orodes II (early-mid 2nd century A.D.)14 viewsvan't Haaff 13.3.2-2A; De Morgan 46; BMC plate XL, 13; Sear GICV 5905; Alram --

AE drachm, 4.10 g., 14.49 mm. max.

Obv: Bust facing forward, wearing tiara without crest with central vertical line and dots at rim, two diadem bands below tiara with row of pearls; to right star within crescent above anchor with one crossbar at top; pellet border.

Rev: Dashes with regular pattern; no border.
StkpJul 05, 2015
GRK_Elymais_SGICV_--_Orodes_III.jpg
Elymais. Arsacid dynasty. Orodes III (2nd century A.D.)14 viewsvan't Haaff 16.2.1-2A; De Morgan 25-26; BMC plate XXXIX, 17-20, page 257 46-47; Sear GICV 5893-5894 (Orodes I); Alram --

AE drachm, 3.64 g., 13.61 mm. max., 0

Obv: Bust facing left, wearing tiara with anchor and dotted rim, diadem band below tiara, ribbon falling behind bust from dot; to right pellet within crescent above anchor with one crossbar at top; pellet border.

Rev: Bust of Belos, left, with bead necklace and earings; cornucopia behind; pellet border.
StkpJul 05, 2015
GRK_Elymais_SGICV_5895_Orodes_III.JPG
Elymais. Arsacid dynasty. Orodes III (2nd century A.D.)17 viewsvan't Haaff 16.3.2-1A; De Morgan 27; BMC plate XL, 1-5; Sear GICV 5895 (Orodes I); Alram --

AE drachm, 3.92 g., 13.51 mm. max., 0

Obv: Slender bust facing left, wearing tiara with anchor and dotted rim, diadem band below tiara, ribbon falling behind bust from dot; to right pellet within crescent above anchor with one crossbar at top; pellet border.

Rev: Anchor in field of regular parallel dashes; no border.
1 commentsStkpJul 05, 2015
GRK_Elymais_SGICV_5899_Phraates.JPG
Elymais. Arsacid dynasty. Phraates (early-mid 2nd century A.D.)13 viewsvan't Haaff 14.6.1-3; De Morgan 34-35; BMC plate XLI, 10; Sear GICV 5899; Alram 473

AE drachm, 3.86 g., 16.83 mm. max., 0

Obv: Bust facing left, wearing tiara with pellet-in-crescent and dotted rim, diadem band below tiara; to left, Greek legend ΦPA; to right, pellet in crescent above anchor with one crossbar at top; pellet border.

Rev: Artemis (not radiate) standing right, holding bow in one hand, plucking arrow from her quiver with other hand, Greek legend BACIΛEVC on the left (reading outside-in), ΠPAATHC (= Phraates) on the right (reading inside-outside), both retrograde.
StkpJul 05, 2015
GRK_Elymais_SGICV_5902_var_Phraates.JPG
Elymais. Arsacid dynasty. Phraates (early-mid 2nd century A.D.)9 viewsvan't Haaff 14.7.2-1; De Morgan 36.2-3; BMC plate XLI, 17-21; Sear GICV 5902; Alram --

AE drachm, 3.48 g., 14.66 mm. max.

Obv: Small, narrow bust facing left, wearing tiara with pellet-in-crescent, diadem band below tiara; to right, pellet in crescent above anchor with one crossbar at top; pellet border.

Rev: Dashes in regular, parallel or perpendiculat pattern, no border.
StkpJul 05, 2015
GRK_Elymais_SRICV_5910_Kamnaskires-Orodes.JPG
Kingdom of Elymais. Arsacid dynasty. Kamnaskires-Orodes (early-mid 2nd century A.D.)22 viewsvan't Haaff 12.3.1-2A1; De Morgan 50; BMC plate XLI, 4-9; Sear GICV 5910 (Kamnaskires-Orodes III); Alram --

AE drachm, 4.04 g., 15.38 mm. max.

Obv: Bust facing forward with small hair tuft on top, and large curly hair tufts on each side in upward-oriented rows; to right pellet within crescent above anchor with two crossbars at top; pellet border.

Rev: Dashes; no border.
StkpJul 05, 2015
 
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