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Amisos, Pontos, c. 85 - 65 B.C. Mithradates VI Eupator. 39 viewsObv. aegis with facing head of Medusa (gorgoneion) in center; Rev. AMI−ΣOY, Nike advancing right, holding palm frond across shoulders behind, A∆T monogram lower left.
19.7mm, 8.4 grams.
References: Sear 3642, BMC 72.
2 commentsCanaan
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Mithradates II34 viewsParthian Kingdom, Mithradates II 123-88 BC, Drachm, 4.16g: Obv: Diademed bust of Mithradates left Rev: Archer seated right, legend around. Sellwood 27.1. Rhagae mint1 commentsecoli
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Parthian empire. AR drachm35 viewsSellwood 28.3 Ekbatana mint. 122-91 BC
obv:Mithradates II dia. bust l. wearing tiara
rev: BASILEWS BASI-LEWN MEGALOU ARSAKOU EPIFANDS
Arsakes seated R.on throne holding bow
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000a. L. Sulla and L. Manlius Toruatus33 viewsL. Sulla and L. Manlius Torquatus. 82 BC. AR Denarius (18mm, 3.89 g, 7h). Military mint moving with Sulla. Helmeted head of Roma right / Sulla driving triumphal quadriga right, holding branch and reins, being crowned by Victory flying left. Crawford 367/5; Sydenham 757 or 757a; Manlia 4 or 5. Near VF, toned, a few light scratches on the obverse.

From the Elwood Rafn Collection.

As consul for the year 88 BC, Sulla was awarded the coveted assignment of suppressing the revolt of Mithradates VI of Pontus, but political maneuvers resulted in this assignment being transferred to Marius. In response, Sulla turned his army on Rome, captured it, and reclaimed his command against Mithradates. His prosecution of the first Mithradatic War was successful, but he spared the Pontic king for personal gain. In 83 BC, Sulla returned to Italy as an outlaw, but he was able to win the support of many of the leading Romans. Within a year, he fought his way to Rome, where he was elected dictator. It was during this campaign to Rome that this denarius was struck. The obverse type represents Sulla's claim to be acting in Rome's best interest. The reverse shows Sulla enjoying the highest honor to which a Roman could aspire: the celebration of a triumph at Rome.
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03.- Pontos AE18 (125-100 BC)9 viewsPontos. Amisos. Time of Mithradates VI Eupator, circa 125-100 BC. (Bronze, 20.33-18.67 mm., 8.36 g). Diademed head of Artemis to right; at her shoulder, bow and quiver. Rev. ΑΜΙ - ΣΟΥ Tripod. Black patina. VF.
Purchased at Jesus Vico online auction in 2019.
Oscar D
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367/5 L. Manlius Torquatus.26 viewsL. Manlius Torquatus. AR Denarius. 82 BC. Military mint moving with Sulla. Obv: L·MANLI -I – PRO Q. Helmeted head of Roma right. Rev: Sulla driving triumphal quadriga right, crowned by Victory flying left; in exergue, L·SVLLA·IMP.
Syd 757; Manlia 4;Crawford 367/5

I had no idea that this was related to Sulla when I bought it. I do now. Military mint!

As consul for the year 88 BC, Sulla was awarded the coveted assignment of suppressing the revolt of Mithradates VI of Pontus, but political maneuvers resulted in this assignment being transferred to Marius. In response, Sulla turned his army on Rome, captured it, and reclaimed his command against Mithradates. His prosecution of the first Mithradatic War was successful, but he spared the Pontic king for personal gain. In 83 BC, Sulla returned to Italy as an outlaw, but he was able to win the support of many of the leading Romans. Within a year he fought his way to Rome, where he was elected dictator. It was during this campaign to Rome that this (....) was struck. The obverse type represents Sulla's claim to be acting in Rome's best interest. The reverse shows Sulla enjoying the highest honor to which a Roman could aspire, the celebration of a triumph at Rome.






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501. Constantine I Cyzicus GLORIA EXERCITVS29 viewsCyzicus

Cyzicus was an ancient town of Mysia in Asia Minor, situated on the shoreward side of the present peninsula of Kapu-Dagh (Arctonnesus), which is said to have been originally an island in the Sea of Marmara, and to have been artificially connected with the mainland in historic times.

It was, according to tradition, occupied by Thessalian settlers at the coming of the Argonauts, and in 756 BC the town was founded by Greeks from Miletus.

Owing to its advantageous position it speedily acquired commercial importance, and the gold staters of Cyzicus were a staple currency in the ancient world till they were superseded by those of Philip of Macedon. (For more information on ancient coinage click here) During the Peloponnesian War (431-404 BC) Cyzicus was subject to the Athenians and Lacedaemonians alternately, and at the peace of Antalcidas (387 BC), like the other Greek cities in Asia, it was made over to Persia.

The history of the town in Hellenistic times is closely connected with that of the Attalids of Pergamon, with whose extinction it came into direct relations with Rome. Cyzicus was held for the Romans against Mithradates in 74 BC till the siege was raised by Lucullus: the loyalty of the city was rewarded by an extension of territory and other privileges. Still a flourishing centre in Imperial times, the place appears to have been ruined by a series of earthquakes —the last in AD 1063— and the population was transferred to Artaki at least as early as the 13th century, when the peninsula was occupied by the Crusaders.

The site is now known as Bal-Kiz and entirely uninhabited, though under cultivation. The principal extant ruins are the walls, which are traceable for nearly their whole extent, a picturesque amphitheatre intersected by a stream, and the substructures of the temple of Hadrian. Of this magnificent building, sometimes ranked among the seven wonders of the ancient world, thirty-one immense columns still stood erect in 1444. These have since been carried away piecemeal for building purposes.

RIC VII Cyzicus 110 R5

Ex-Varangian

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7276 Nikomedes IV, Philopator, 94-74 BC134 viewsSilver tetradrachm, 34.4mm, 15.61g, EF
Diademed head right / BAΣIΛEΩΣ EΠIΦANOYΣ NIKOMHΔOY, Zeus standing left holding wreath and sceptre, eagle on thunderbolt over monogram and date EΣ (year 205 or 94 BC) in inner left field.
Ex: Forvm Ancient Coins
Sear 7276; BMC Pontus, page 215, #1; SNG von Aulock 265; SNG Cop 650
My personal favourite of this small collection because of the finely detailed portrait, 'perfect' toning, and minor imperfections like small die breaks that for me, add 'character.'
Note (courtesy Joe Sermarini): During the first year of his reign, Mithradates, king of Pontus, expelled him and placed his younger brother Socrates on the throne. The next year he was restored by the Roman army under Aquilius. Aquilius was later defeated and killed and in 88 BC, Mithradates destroyed Nikomedes' army forcing him to flee to Italy. Nikomedes' throne was again restored when Rome defeated Mithradates in 84 BC. He died childless and his will left his kingdom to Rome.
Lawrence Woolslayer
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7276 Nikomedes IV, Philopator, 94-74 BC36 viewsSilver tetradrachm, 36.4mm, 15.51g, Nice VF
Diademed head of Nikomedes II right / BAΣIΛEΩΣ EΠIΦANOYΣ NIKOMHΔOY, Zeus standing left, crowning King's name with wreath in right, and holding sceptre in left hand. Eagle on thunderbolt inner left field, monogram and date (BIΣ =year 212 or 87/6 BC) below. Extremely rare date.
Ex: Forvm Ancient Coins; Wayne G. Sayles
Sear 7276; BMC Pontus, pg 213, 6v; SNG Cop 651v; SNG Von Aulock 266v
Note (courtesy Joe Sermarini): In 88 BC, Mithradates destroyed Nikomedes' army forcing him to flee to Italy. His throne was not restored until Rome defeated Mithradates in 84 BC Waddington, [RG], pp. 217-8, notes, "it is difficult to explain the very rare coins that bear the dates IC, AIC, BIC. These dates correspond to 89/8 to 87/6 BC...; but between mid-88 and the end of 83, the whole of Bithynia was in the hands of Mithradates Eupator. We are forced to conjecture (no text says so) that during this period several fortified places in Bithynia remained faithful to the legitimate king and continued to strike coins in his name."
Lawrence Woolslayer
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88 BC - In Celebration of the Slaughter of 80,000 Romans in Asia Minor271 views Ionia, Smyrna, 88-85 BC, AE 25
Diademed head of Mithradates VI of Pontos right.
ZMYPNAIΩN right, EPMOΓENHΣ/ΦPIΞOΣ to left of Nike standing right, palm frond over one shoulder while crowning the city’s ethnic with wreath.
Milne, Autonomous Smyrna 340; Callata˙ pl. LI, P-Q; SNG Copenhagen 1206.
(25 mm, 14.86 g, 12h)

This coin was struck in the First Mithradatic War, at a time when Mithradates VI had all but expelled the Romans from Asia Minor. A civic issue from Smyrna, it was an overt statement of the city’s support for Mithradates in his campaign against Rome as well as a celebration of Mithradates success in freeing most of Asia Minor from the Roman yoke. The issue probably commenced shortly after Mithradates had organised the murder of 80,000 Roman citizens in a single night across the cities of Asia Minor in the Spring of 88 BC. The issue was short lived, as the tide of military fortune quickly turned against Mithradates when he had to face Sulla. Ultimately, he was forced to negotiate a truce (the Treaty of Dardanos) with the Romans in 85 BC, bringing Asia Minor firmly back into the Roman Empire. This brought this coinage to an end. However, the peace was short lived and hostilities between Rome and Mithradates resumed two years later, continuing intermittently for the next twenty years until Mithradates death in 66 BC following a succession of military defeats at the hands of Pompey the Great.
1 commentsLloyd
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Adramyteion, Mysia, C. 120–63 BC (Time of Mithradates VI) AE 22mm.7 viewsAdramyteion, Mysia, C. 120–63 BC (Time of Mithradates VI)
Obv. Laureate head of Apollo left, quiver at shoulder
Rev.TH-NWN, Cornucopiae between caps of the Dioskuroi.
Ref. Sear 3807
Lee S
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AE 28; Radiate head of Helios right/ R-O; Hibiscus flower with helmet and thunderbolt as buds36 viewsCaria, Rhodos, Helios / Rose, AE28. 28mm, 12.26. Ca. 88-87 B.C. Obv: radiate head of Helios right. Rev: P - O, hibiscus flower ("rose"), helmet in left, thunderbolt in right field as buds. BMC 320. SNG München 661. SNG Cop. 856. Ashton, Coinage 97 (A30/P96); SNG Keckman -. This coinage was struck during Mithradates VI's failed six-month siege of Rhodes in 88 B.C. Unable to produce enough silver for military expenditures, the Rhodians resorted to a fiduciary bronze coinage. Ex Numismatik Lanz & areich3 commentsPodiceps
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Amisos, Pontos, AE 19; Ares/ sword in sheath with strap71 viewsPontos, Amisos, under Mithradates VI, AE19. Mithradates VI Eupator 120-63 B.C. 19mm, 7.6g. Obverse: helmeted head of Ares right. Reverse: sword in sheath with strap, monograms. Attribution: BMC p.17, #46. Ex areich, photo credit areich1 commentsPodiceps
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Amisos, Pontos, AE21; Zeus/ Eagle14 viewsAmisos, Pontos, Mithradates VI, c. 120 - 63 B.C. Bronze AE 21, SGCV II 3636, SNG Cop 134, gVF, Amisos mint, 6.705g, 21.0mm, 0o, obverse laureate head of Zeus right; reverse, eagle standing on thunderbolt, head turned back, open wings, monogram left; green patina, edge chips. Ex FORVMPodiceps
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Amisos, Pontus, Time of Mithradates VI, ca. 80 BC.30 viewsObverse : Gorgonian head on shield facing.
Reverse : AMI-SOU, Nike advancing right, holding palm over shoulder, monograms above and below. Minted in Amisos of Pontos. Struck 85-655 BC. Ref: SNGBMC 1189.


EX ; Andreas Reich

From the Sam Mansourati Collection.
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Ancient Greek Coin Collection From Sixth to First Centuries B.C.309 viewsHere are the coins I started collecting from 2012 to present. As Aristotle wrote two millennia ago that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts, there is no better way to present a collection of Greeks than to put them all together in a single shot. (Please click on picture for bigger resolution and to show greater details on coins).

Top row from left to right: AEOLIS, MYRINA. AR "Stephanophoric" Tetradrachm. Circa 150 BC**ILLYRIA, DYRRHACHION. AR Stater. Circa 340-280 BC**IONIA, SMYRNA. AR “Stephanophoric” Tetradrachm. Circa 150-145 BC** PELOPONNESOS, SIKYON. AR Stater. Circa 335-330 BC**ATTICA, ATHENS. “New style” Tetradrachm. Circa 169 BC.

Fifth row: BACTRIA, Antialkidas. AR Drachm. Circa 145-135 BC**CAPPADOCIA. Ariobarzanes I AR Drachm. Circa 96-63 BC**THRACE, ABDERA. AR Tetrobol. Circa 360-350 BC**THRACE, CHERSONESSOS. AR Hemidrachm. Circa 386-338 BC.

Fourth row: LUCANIA, METAPONTION. AR Stater. Circa 510-480 BC**THESSALIAN LEAGUE. AR Stater. Circa 196-146 BC**MACEDONIA. Kassander AR Tetradrachm. Circa 317-315 BC**AKARNANIA, LEUKAS. AR Stater. Circa 320-280 BC**PAMPHYLIA, ASPENDOS. AR Stater. Circa 330-300 BC.

Third row: SELEUKID SYRIA. Antiochos VI AR Drachm. Circa 144-143 BC**LUCANIA, METAPONTION. AR Stater. Circa 340-330 BC**LUCANIA, VELIA. AR Stater. Circa 280 BC**PARTHIA. Mithradates II AR Drachm. Circa 121-91 BC.

Second row: MYSIA, PERGAMMON. Eumenes I AR Tetradrachm. Circa 263-241 BC**CILICIA, TARSOS. Mazaios AR Stater. Circa 361-334 BC**THRACE. Lysimachos AR Tetradrachm. Circa 297-281 BC**CILICIA, TARSOS. Pharnabazos AR Stater. Circa 380-374 BC**THRACE, MARONEIA. AR Tetradrachm. Mid 2nd cent. BC.

Bottom row: SELEUKID SYRIA. Antiochos Euergetes VII AR Tetradrachm. Circa 138-129 BC**MACEDON. Alexander III AR Tetradrachm. Circa 325-315 BC**CILICIA, AIGEAI. AR Tetradrachm. Circa 30 BC**PAIONIA. Patraos AR Tetradrachm. Circa 335-315 BC**PAMPHYLIA, SIDE. AR Tetradrachm. Circa 155-36 BC.
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Antiochus IV Epiphanes 175 - 164 BC22 viewsAntiochus IV Epiphanes "God Manifest" c. 215 BC – 164 BC) ruled the Seleucid Empire from 175 BC until his death in 164 BC. He was a son of King Antiochus III the Great. His original name was Mithradates (alternative form Mithridates); he assumed the name Antiochus after he ascended the throne.
Antiochos IV Epiphanes. Seleukid Kingdom AE 12mm, 2,88gr. Veiled bust of Laodike IV right / ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ANTIOXOY, elephant's head left. No symbols in fields. Hoover 685; SC 1421-1422.
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AR Drachm of Mithradates I (171-138 BC)16 viewsObverse: Bearded bust left wearing diadem with circular reel and pellet border.
Reverse: Beardless archer sitting right on omphalos wearing cloak and bashlyk, 3 line Greek inscription BASILEWS MEGALOY ARSAKOY

A nice portrait of the king done in realistic style probably near the end of his long reign

Sellwood 11.1
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Ariobarzanes III Drachm 23 viewsAR Drachm
Size: 17mm, Weight: 3.53 grams, Die Axis: 12h

Cappadocian Kingdom, Ariobarzanes III Eusebes
Circa 52 – 42 BCE

Obverse: Anepigraphic.
Diademed bust to right.

Reverse: BAΣIΛEΩΣ APIOBAPZANOY EYΣEBOYΣ KAI ΦIΛOPΩMAIOY (of King Ariobarzanes, pious and friend of the Romans)
Athena Nikephoros standing left, spear and grounded shield to right. Star in crescent monogram to left, monogram to right, and IA date in exergue (year 11, 42 BCE).

Notes:
-Ariobarzanes III was the grandson of Mithradates VI of Pontos, and adopted the Pontic royal symbol of a star in crescent.
-Ariobarzanes III was allied with Pompey, but was allowed to keep his position under Julius Caesar. Following Caesar's assassination, he refused to aid Cassius. Cappadocia was invaded, and Ariobarzanes III was executed.

Ex Forvm Ancient Coins, 2016
Pharsalos
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Asia Minor, Pontos, Amisos?, Cap, Head of Pan, Star16 viewsPontos, Amisos?
AE18, Time of Mithradates VI (Circa 130-100 BC).
Obv.: Phrygian cap with facing bust of Pan ; bow to left.
Rev.: Star; bow
AE, 4.57g, 17.9mm
Ref.: SNG BM Black Sea 980; SNG Stancomb 645
Ex Pecunem Gitbud&Naumann auction 35, Lot 137
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Athens AE2 Star & 2 Crescents Chalkous 87/6 BC4 viewsObv: Athena in Corinthian helmet
Rev: Grounded fulminating Zeus advancing right about to hurl thunderbolt
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ethnic surrounding Zeus
Symbol RF: Pontic Star & 2 Crescents
AE2 (18mm) 9.05gm
Kroll 97 Mithradatic war issue King Mithradates & Aristion as magistrates
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Athens, Mithradatic War Issue, 87-86 B.C.27 views"In 87 B.C., Mithridates moved his forces into Greece and established Aristion as a tyrant in Athens. Sulla landed in Epirus and marched through Boeotia into Attica. Most cities declared their allegiance to Rome, foremost among them Thebes. Athens, however, remained loyal to Mithridates. After a long and brutal siege, Sulla's rough battle hardened legions, veterans of the Social War, took Athens on the Kalends of March 86 B.C. They looted and burned temples and structures built in the city by various Hellenistic kings to honor themselves and gain prestige. Months later, only after they ran out of water, Aristion surrendered the Akropolis. Athens was looted and punished severely. Roman vengeance ensured Greece would remain docile during later civil wars and Mithridatic wars."

Bronze chalkous, SNG Cop 307, BMC Attica p. 81, 554; Kroll 97; Svoronos Athens pl. 84, 45 - 48, F, thick flan, 9.775g, 19.7mm, 45o, Athens mint, Mithradates VI of Pontos & Aristion, 87 - 86 B.C.; obverse head of Athena right, wearing crested Corinthian helmet; reverse Zeus advancing right, nude, hurling thunderbolt with right, left extended, A/Q-E flanking below arms, star between two crescents (one above and one below) in lower right field;
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C. Naevius Balbus Denarius Serratus - Victory Riding in Triga (Crawf. 382/1b)38 viewsAR Denarius Serratus
Rome, 79 BC
4.06g

Obv: Diademed head of Venus (R) wearing earrings and necklace, behind S.C - "Senatus Consulto"

Rev: Victory in prancing triga (R); above, TXV and in exergue, C·NAE·BALB

Virtually as struck and Fleur de Coin.

Sydenham 769b. RBW 1410. Crawford 382/1b.

ex. Elvira Clain Stefanelli (1914-2001) collection, curator of the National Numismatics Collection at the Smithsonian

Minted under Sulla's rule, the coin honours Venus, who Sulla is known to have worshipped. Behind her portrait is the abbreviation S∙C - “Senatus Consulto”, a rarity on silver coinage, indicating it was minted by special permission of the Senate.
The incredibly struck reverse shows the winged goddess Victory holding the reins to a rarely depicted "triga", or three-horse chariot, prancing delightfully across the coin. Note the exquisite and playful rendering of the horses, even showing the details of their harnesses.
Some believe the triga may allude to Sulla’s three major victories in Greece, Numidia and most notably in Asia Minor against Mithradates VI. Below can be seen the wonderfully ligatured name of the moneyer, C(aius) NAE(vius) BALB(us). This may be the same Balbus mentioned in Plutarch's dramatic description of the Battle of Colline Gate (29) "Balbus, sent forward by Sulla, rode at full speed with 700 horsemen. He paused just long enough to let the sweat of the horses dry off, then quickly bridled them again & attacked.."
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Cappadocia, Ariarathes VII ca 110-99 BC, AR Tetradrachm in the name of Antiochos VII (138-129 BC)205 viewsDiademed head of Antiochos VII right, fillet border / ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΝΤΙΟΧΟΥ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ Athena standing half-left in crested helmet on short ground line, confronting Nike held in right hand and with left arm balancing a spear while holding a grounded shield decorated with a Gorgoneion head, primary controls ΔI (in ligature) over A in outer left field, secondary controls O-Λ in inner fields, laurel crown around.
Lorber and Houghton, NC 2006, ser. 1, iss. 3 (A1/P1 - coin 12 - this coin); HGC 9 1069; SC 2148; SMA 298; SNG Spaer 1873 (same obverse die).
Uncertain Cappadocian mint, probably Ariaratheia or Eusebeia-Tyana.
From the same obverse die as the first issue to bear a reverse legend in the name of Ariarthes VII with the same O-Λ mint controls (second coin in image).
(28 mm, 16.63 gm, 12h)
ex- Commerce (‘Antiochus VII Posthumous’ Hoard) 2005

This coin is from an extensive imitative series struck by the Cappadocian Kings during the internecine wars for power that plagued the region in the early first century BC. The exact reason as to why coinage imitating that of the deceased Seleukid Syrian ruler Antiochos VII was struck is unknown. However, the utilization of the coinage to pay Syrian mercenaries in familiar coin appears most likely. This coin is most significant in that the obverse die from which it was struck was used to strike a unique coin of similar iconography and with identical mint controls, bearing the name Ariarathes VII in the legend ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ APIAPAΘOY ΦIΛOMHTOPOΣ (image below). This die linkage (only recognized in 2002) confirmed that many of the Antiochos VII issues previously attributed to Syria were posthumous issues made by the Cappadocian Kings commencing with Ariathes VI and continuing through the reigns of Ariarathes VII – IX and Ariobazanes I.

Ariarathes VII who was responsible for the striking of this coin was a hapless pawn in the power struggle for control of Cappadocia between Mithradates VI of Pontus and Nikomedes III of Bithynia. Ariarathes VII was the product of the marriage of Mithradates older sister Laodike to Ariarathes VI. When the latter began to exhibit a degree of independence, Mithradates had him murdered, then appointed Laodike as regent for her young son Ariarathes VII. When Laodike married Nikomedes III of Bithynia, Mithradates expelled her and the Bithynian army from Cappadocia and placed his young nephew Ariarathes VII directly on the throne of Cappadocia. Later, when Ariarathes VII rejected Mithradates offer of his confidant Gordius as an advisor, Mithradates moved with his army to depose Ariarathes VII. The armies of Mithradates and Ariarathes met prepared for battle. At this point Mithradates called for an unarmed discussion meeting with his nephew Ariarathes in the middle ground of the battlefield. In front of the two assembled armies, Mithradates drew a concealed blade and slit his nephew’s throat, thus avoiding battle and clearing the way for a new puppet, his stepson, to be appointed as King Ariarathes VIII.
2 commentsLloyd T
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Chabakta - AE5 viewsc. 100-85 BC
times of Mithradates VI Eupator
head of Perseus right wearing Phrygian helmet
drinking pegasos left
XABAKTΩN / (AΦP) / ?
SNG Stancomb 714; SNG Cop 204; SNG BM 1258; Rec Gen p. 77, 1
Johny SYSEL
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Datames, Satrap of Cilicia and Cappadocia, Stater42 viewsCILICIA, Tarsos. Datames, Satrap of Cilicia and Cappadocia. 384-362 BC. AR Stater (21.3 x 25.6mm, 9.89 gm). Struck 378-372 BC.
O: Baaltars seated right, torso facing, holding grain ear and grape-bunch in left hand, eagle-tipped sceptre in right arm; 'BLTRZ' in Aramaic to left, thymiaterion to right; all within crenellated wall
R: Ana, nude, and Datames standing facing each other, both have their right arms raised; thymiaterion and 'TRDMW' (Datames) in Aramaic between them; all within square dotted border within linear border.
- SNG Levante 83; SNG France 292; BMC Lycaonia pg. 168, 35; SNG Copenhagen 300; SNG von Aulock 5943.

Datames, the son of Kamisares and a Scythian mother, served as a member of the Persian king's bodyguard before he became satrap of Cilicia and Cappadocia upon his father's death in 384 BC. Throughout his early career, he put down a revolt in Lydia, defeated the rebel governor Thyos in Paphlagonia, and briefly occupied the city of Sinope. Because of these successes, the Persian king placed him in charge of the second war against Egypt, along with Pharnabazos and Tithraustes, satrap of Caria.
When Datames' enemies in Artaxerxes' court accused him, perhaps falsely, of intending to revolt against the Great King, he then became, in fact, the first of the Satraps to revolt. His initial success in this endeavor prompted the revolt of other satraps across the empire. Datames' success, however, was short-lived. Distrust among the satraps disintegrated their rebellion and his own son's desertion to Artaxerxes was the beginning of the end. Datames himself was assassinated by Mithradates, the son of Ariobarzanes, satrap of Phrygia, in 362 BC.
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Dioskourias - AE2 viewstimes of Mithradates VI Eupator
105-90 BC
caps of the Dioskouroi (pilei) surmounted by stars
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ΔI_OΣ / KOV_PIA / Δ_OΣ
SNG BM 1021
ex Solidus
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EB0114 Mithradates VI / Stag8 viewsKingdom of Pontos. Mithradates VI Eupator AR Drachm. May-August 95 BC.
Obverse: Diademed head of Mithradates to right.
Reverse: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ EYΠATOPOΣ above and below Stag feeding to left; star within crescent to left, date and monogram in exergue; all within wreath.
References: Callata˙ D2/R1e; SNG von Aulock 6684. Extremely Rare, see this article by Roma Numismatics: http://romanumismatics.com/articles/article/kingdom-of-pontos-one-of-eleven-known-drachms-of-mithradates-vi.
Diameter: 19mm, Weight: 3.855g.
Ex: JSD Ancient Coins.
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EB0116 Mithradates II / Archer6 viewsMithradates II 123-88 BC, PARTHIAN KINGDOM, Ecbatana mint, AR Drachm.
Obverse: Medium bearded bust left wearing diadem, pellet-ended torque; behind bust, monogram [~~]; circular border of pellets.
Reverse: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ, beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on omphalos, holding bow in right hand; no border.
References: Shore 76, Sell. 24.30.
Diameter: 22mm, Weight: 3.684g.
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EB0117 Mithradates II / Archer5 viewsEB0117 Mithradates II
Mithradates II 123-88 BC, PARTHIAN KINGDOM, AR Drachm, Rhagae mint.
Obverse: Diademed bust left.
Reverse: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ, 5-line legend around archer.
References: Shore 87, Sell. 27.1.
Diameter: 23mm, Weight: 3.936g.
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EB0118 Mithradates II / Archer7 viewsMithradates II 123-88 BC, PARTHIAN KINGDOM, AR Drachm, Ekbatana mint.
Obverse: Bust, left, w/tiara and diadem, knot and 2 ribbons; mustache, long tapering beard; tiara w/earflap and 3 rows of pellets enclosing a six-pointed star; [earring], multi-turn torque w/2-pellet finial; cuirass.
Reverse: Archer, right, on throne, w/bow in 1 hand; exergual line; 5-line legend forming a square: BAΣIΛEΩΣ BAΣIΛEΩN MEΓAΛoY APΣAKoY EΠIΦANoYΣ.
References: Shore 97, Sell. 28.3, Seaby 7372.
Diameter: 19mm, Weight: 4.014g.
See Best of Type:http://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-142418
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EB0119 Mithradates II / Archer4 viewsMithradates II 123-88 BC, PARTHIAN KINGDOM, AR Drachm, Ekbatana mint.
Obverse: Bust, left, w/tiara and diadem, knot and 2 ribbons; mustache, long tapering beard; tiara w/earflap and 3 rows of pellets enclosing a six-pointed star; earring, multi-turn torque w/2-pellet finial; cuirass.
Reverse: Archer, right, on throne, w/bow in 1 hand; exergual line; 5-line legend forming a square: BAΣIΛEΩΣ BAΣIΛEΩN MEΓAΛoY APΣAKoY EΠIΦANoYΣ.
References: Shore 97, Sell. 28.3, Seaby 7372.
Diameter: 21mm, Weight: 4.131g.
Ex: Alex G. Malloy.
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EB0120 Mithradates II / Archer4 viewsMithradates II 123-88 BC, PARTHIAN KINGDOM, AR Drachm.
Obverse: Bust, left, w/tiara and diadem.
Reverse: 5-line legend around archer.
References: Shore 99?, Sell. 28.7?
Diameter: 19mm, Weight: 3.600g.
EB
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EB0121 Mithradates II / Archer4 viewsMithradates II 123-88 BC, PARTHIAN KINGDOM, AR Drachm.
Obverse: Bust of king left.
Reverse: 5-line legend around archer.
References: -.
Diameter: 21mm, Weight: 3.86g.
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EB0206 Perseus / Pegasos7 viewsMithradates VI, Amisos, PONTOS, AE 25, 120-63 BC.
Obverse: Head of Mithradates VI, as Perseus, right.
Reverse: Pegasos standing left, drinking; ΑΜΙΣΟΥ in exergue.
References: SG 2639; Waddington, RG 32; SNG BM Black Sea 1217; SNG Cop. 158.
Diameter: 25.5mm, Weight: 11.081g.
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EB0210.1 Perseus / Cornucopiae10 viewsAmisos, PONTOS, AE 17, time of Mithradates VI, 120-63 BC.
Obverse: Draped bust of Mithradates as Perseus right, wing at his temple.
Reverse: AMIΣOY, Cornucopiae between two pilei (caps of the Dioskuri) each surmounted by a star.
References: SNG vA 70; SNG Stockholm 1848; SNG Cop. 161; BMC 65; Waddington 32.
Diameter: 17.5mm, Weight: 4.182g.
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EB0210.3 Dionysos / Cista Mystica7 viewsAmisos, PONTOS, AE21, 88-65 BC.
Obverse: Head of Mithradates VI as Dionysos right wreathed with ivy.
Reverse: AMIΣOY below Cista Mystica covered with a panther's skin, thyrsos and bell behind. HTΡK monogram in upper left field.
References: BMC 51; Malloy 26c; RecGen 24.6; BMC Black Sea 1205-1206.
Diameter: 21mm, Weight: 8.006g.
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EB0229 Mithradates II / Horse head7 viewsMithradates II, PARTHIAN KINGDOM, AE 18 (dichalkon), 123-88 BC.
Obverse: Bearded bust left wearing diadem; behind bust, monogram ??; circular border of pellets.
Reverse: Horse head right; no border; square four-line Greek inscription with guide lines = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ.
References: Cf. Shore 92, Sell. 26.28, 24.39; see Seaby 7376.
Diameter: 18mm, Weight: 4.412g.
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EB0313 Mithradates II / Horse head4 viewsMithradates II, Parthia, AE Dichalkon, 123-88 BC.
Obverse: Bust left.
Reverse: Horse head right within 5-line legend.
References: Sell 27/6 or 7.
Diameter: 17mm, Weight: 3.026g.
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FH-G-0518 views
Pontos, Amisos; Mithradates VI; 120-63 BC; Bronze AE20

- Head of young Ares right, wearing helmet.

- ΑΜΙ-ΣΟϒ
- AMI-SOY
- Sword in sheath with strap. IB Monogram in upper right, star and crescent in upper left, ΠΛK-K monogram in lower left.

7.60gm / 20.70mm / Axis: 0

References:
SNG BMC Black Sea 1162
BMC Pontus, 48

Notes: Jan 6, 16 - Coin is thoroughly pitted but reverse legends and monograms are all at least partially recognizable in hand. – compare to similar coin found here: http://www.wildwinds.com/coins/greece/pontos/amisos/t.html
Jonathan P
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Gepaepyris, wife of Aspurgus, with stepson, Mithradates.190 viewsBosphorus Kingdom. Ć 12 nummia (24 mm).
Obv: BACILEWC MIQRADATOU, Diad. hd. of Mithradates, r.
Rev: BACILLICCHC GHPAPUREWC, Diad., dr. bust of Queen Gepaepyris, r.; before IB. SNG XI 968. Similar to
Anokhin Bosphorus 331; SGI 5433; BMC 13.51, 5.
EmpressCollector
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Greece, Delos - Temple of Issis249 viewsThe Cycladic island of Delos was revered in antiquity as the birthplace of Apollo and Artemis. During the early Classical era it was a sacred religious precinct dedicated to the worship of these gods. In the late fifth century BC, at the peak of its role as a religious sanctuary, neither birth nor death was permitted to occur on the island. However, commercial imperatives were soon to over ride this religious taboo. Delos occupied a central position with respect to the trade routes of the Mediterranean, so that by the late 3rd century BC commercial activity overtook its role as a religious sanctuary. The sacred character of the island dissipated, displaced by a cosmopolitan trading centre. By the 2nd century BC it had evolved to become the centre of the Mediterranean slave trade. Strabo recorded that up to 10,000 people per day were trafficked through its slave market. This role continued into the early Roman era, until in 88 BC Mithradates VI, King of Pontus, decimated the population in an attack on the island. In 69 BC the pirates of Athenodoros destroyed what remained of the commercial centre of Delos and it fell into decline, to be effectively abandoned by the 6th century AD.Lloyd T
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Greek, Ariobarzanes I Philoromaios. Cappadocian Kingdom. AR Drachm.283 viewsCirca 96-63 B.C. AR Drachm (17mm, 3.92g, 1h). Simmoneta 9a. Obverse diademed head of Ariobarzanes to right. Reverse BASILEUS ARIOBARZANOU PHILOROMAIOU Athena standing left, holding Nike and spear and shield; to left monogram; to right, A; in exergue, gamma. Extremely Fine, beautifully toned. Ex Nomos AG 6th Price List Sale, lot 44.
Ariobarzanes I, nicknamed Philoromaios or “Lover of Rome” in the literal sense but should be translated as “Friend of Rome,” was a client king of Cappadocia during Roman expansion and hegemony in Asia Minor. He was elected by his people with the backing of Lucius Cornelius Sulla. He was removed several times by either Mithradates IV of Pontus or Tigranes II of Armenia but reinstated by the Roman Senate each time. He eventually abdicated and was replaced by his son, Ariobarzanes II.

The detail and artistry is surprisingly elegant on this small coin with a diameter of only 17mm. It is a masterpiece of miniature numismatic portraiture: most of Ariobarzanes’ coins are of inferior quality and finding one with fine portraiture of good style, such as this, is rarely encountered.

2 commentsJason T
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GREEK, Cappadocian Kingdom, Ariarathes VII ca 110-99 BC, AR Tetradrachm in the name of Antiochos VII (138-129 BC)242 viewsDiademed head of Antiochos VII right, fillet border. / ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΝΤΙΟΧΟΥ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ Athena standing half-left in crested helmet on short ground line, confronting Nike held in right hand and with left arm balancing a spear while holding a grounded shield decorated with a Gorgoneion head, primary controls ΔI (in ligature) over A in outer left field, secondary controls O-Λ in inner fields, laurel crown around.
Lorber and Houghton, NC 2006, ser. 1, iss. 3 (A1/P1 - coin 12 - this coin); HGC 9 1069; SC 2148; SMA 298; SNG Spaer 1873 (same obverse die).
Uncertain Cappadocian mint, probably Ariaratheia or Eusebeia-Tyana.
From the same obverse die as the first issue to bear a reverse legend in the name of Ariarthes VII with the same O-Λ mint controls.
(28 mm, 16.63 gm, 12h)
ex- Commerce (‘Antiochus VII Posthumous’ Hoard) 2005

Ariarathes VII was the nephew of Mithradates VI Eupator of Pontus and a hapless pawn in the developing power struggle of his uncle with Bithynia and later Rome to control Asia Minor. After rebuffing Mithradates VI's 'advice and assistance' the armies of Mithradates and Ariarathes met prepared for battle. At this point Mithradates called for an unarmed discussion meeting with Ariarathes in the middle ground of the battlefield. In front of the two assembled armies, Mithradates drew a concealed blade and slit his nephew's throat, thus avoiding battle and clearing the way for a new puppet, his stepson, to be appointed ultimately as King Ariarathes IX.
8 commentsLloyd T
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Greek, Mithradates I (171-138 BC), AR Drachm164 viewsAn exceptional portrait of an aging but still formidable ruler. Most Parthian coin portraits are fairly pedestrian but this artist captures the tangled beard and wrinkled eyes and brow of Mithridates I in what must be the last years of his reign.

Sellwood 11.1
daverino
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Greek, Mithridates VI (The Great) as Herakles192 viewsPontic Kingdom, Thrace, Odessos, Mithridates VI Megas, 120-63 BC, AR Tetradrachm in the name of Alexander the Great, struck ca. 88-86 BC.
Head of Mithridates VI (the Great) as Herakles, wearing lion's skin headdress / ΒΑΣIΛΕΩΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡOΥ.
(Reverse is of Zeus seated left, legs draped, confronting eagle held on outstretched right arm and grasping lotus-tipped sceptre, ΛAK before, OΔΗ (Odessos ethnic) in exergue.)
Callata˙ Group 3; Price 1192. Odessos ca. 88-86 BC
(30 mm, 16.04 gm, 1h)

This is amongst the last of the coinages in the style of Alexander the Great to be minted. In this final incarnation the portrait of Herakles was adapted to the features of Mithridates VI the Great, to the extent that the image of Herakles is in fact a portrait of Mithridates. Comparison with his portrait on tetradrachms minted in Pontus proves this point.
1 commentsLloyd T
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GREEK, Pontic Kingdom, Mithradates VI, c. 120 - 63 B.C., Lysimachos Type, Gold stater22 viewsSH12093. Gold stater, SNG Cop 1089 var. (monogram), Choice EF, weight 8.232 g, maximum diameter 23.0 mm, die axis 0o, Byzantium (Istanbul, Turkey) mint, c. 100 - 85 B.C; obverse diademed head of Alexander the Great (with the features of Mithradates VI), wearing the horn of Ammon; reverse BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΛYΣIMAXOY, Athena enthroned left, holding Nike and resting left arm on shield, transverse spear against her side, BY on throne, AP monogram under right arm, trident and two dolphins in exergue; fantastic style with superb portrait of Mithradates as Alexander the Great!Joe Sermarini
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GREEK, Pontos, Amisos, AE 27, ca. 120-95 BC140 viewsMale head (youthful Mithradates VI?) wearing bashlyk (Persian leather cap) right.
AMI-ΣOY either side of quiver with strap.
HGC 7, 236; SNG BMC Black Sea 1135-8; SNG Stancomb 669; SNG Copenhagen 131; SNG von Aulock 57-58; Laffaille 414; Callata˙ p. 248, n. 19, pl. XLVIII, A–B.
Struck circa 120-111 or 100-95 BC.
(27 mm, 21.54 g, 12h)
1 commentsLloyd T
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GREEK, Pontos, Amisos, Mithridates VI43 viewsPontos, Amisos - Circa 125-100 BC. Ć (19mm, 8.63 g). Struck under Mithradates VI, circa 120-111 BC or 110-100.
Bust of Artemis right, wearing stephane; bow and quiver over shoulder / Tripod.
SNG BM Black Sea 1139-40; HGC 7, 240.
3 commentsgapalp
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Iran, Bisitun33 viewsAlong the path to the main attraction there are two badly preserved Parthian reliefs, most likely from the first cent. BC and the first cent. AD. They show king Mithradates II (ca. 123 - 90 BC) receiving a delegation of four dignitaries (to the left of the defacing 17. cent. AD Safavid plate). The inscription on top of the Mithradates’ relief is in Greek.
Schatz
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Iran, Bisitun, Kermanshah Province31 viewsMithradates II depicted receiving dignitaries. The relief is partly erased by the 17th cent. Safavid addition.

Sorry, the Bisitun pics are in reverse order. The Herakles sculpture should be the first of the bunch.
Schatz
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Kingdom of Bosporos, Asander, Anokhin 2242 viewsAsander as Archon, 47-43 BC
AE 26 (Obol), 13.12g, 25.81mm, 0°
obv. Head of Apoll (Asander?), diademed, r., below chin c/m 8-pointed star in circular incus, between 2 rays Delta
rev. [ARXONTOC] - [A]CANDR[OV]
Prora, [r. before Trident], below c/m 8-pointed star in circular incus, between 2 rays Delta
ref. Anokhin 224; cf. MacDonald 193 (ASANDROV with Sigma); RPC I, 1848; Natwoka 12-14; SNG Copenhagen (with
same c/m)
rare, F, brown patina, some corrosion

These are usually overstrucked on coins of Bosporos or Pontic bronzes from the time of Mithradates Eupator.
Jochen
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Kingdom of Bosporus, Mithradates III, Anokhin 33013 viewsMithradates III, AD 39/40-44/45
AE 21, 4.26g, 20.87mm, 315°
obv. BACILEWC MIQRADATOV
diademed head r.
rev. Club with lion's skin between quiver with bow and trident
beneath IB (= 12, value mark)
ref. Anokhin 330; MacDonald 313; cf. SGI 5432
about VF
Jochen
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Kings of Cappadocia. Ariobarzanes I Philoromaios. AR Drachma.58 viewsCirca 96-63 B.C. AR Drachm (17mm, 3.92g, 1h). Simmoneta-9a. Obverse diademed head of Ariobarzanes to right. Reverse BASILEUS ARIOBARZANOU PHILOROMAIOU Athena standing left, holding Nike and spear and shield; to left monogram; to right, A; in exergue, gamma. Extremely Fine, beautifully toned.

Ex Nomos AG 6th Price List Sale, lot 44.

Ariobarzanes I (nicknamed Philoromaios or “Lover of Rome” in the literal sense but should be properly translated as “Friend of Rome”) was a client king of Cappadocia during Roman expansion and hegemony in Asia Minor. He was elected by his people with the backing of Lucius Cornelius Sulla. He was removed several times by either Mithradates IV of Pontus or Tigranes II of Armenia but reinstated by the Roman Senate each time. He eventually abdicated and was replaced by his son, Ariobarzanes II.

The detail and artistry is surprisingly elegant on this small coin with a diameter of only 17mm. It is a masterpiece of miniature numismatic portraiture: most of Ariobarzanes’ coins are of inferior quality and finding one with fine portraiture of good style, such as this, is rarely encountered.
3 commentsJason T
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KINGS of PARTHIA. Mithradates II. 121-91 BC. Ć Dichalkon 16mm.9 viewsKINGS of PARTHIA. Mithradates II. 121-91 BC. Ć Dichalkon
Obv. Diademed and draped bust left; M behind.
Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ , Horse’s head right.
Ref. Sellwood 24.37
Lee S
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Kolchis, Mithradates VI, AE16.7 viewsDioskourias 105-90 B.C. 4.50g - 16.4mm, Axis 12h.

Obv: Caps of the Dioscuri surmounted by stars, the 1st cap is off flan.

Rev: ΔIOΣKOYPIAΔOΣ - Thyrsos.

SNG BM Black Sea 1021; SNG Stancomb 638; SNG Copenhagen 102-3.
Christian Scarlioli
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L. Farsuleius Mensor, Crawford 392/1b75 viewsL. Farsuleius Mensor, gens Farsuleia
AR - denar, 18 mm, 3.96 gm.
Rome 75 BC
obv. Diademed and draped bust of Libertas r., wearing ear-rings and necklace.
S C and pileus behind
MENSOR before
rev. Armed and helmeted warrior, holding spear, takes togated person into his
biga, driving r.
CXV under horses
L. FARSVLEI in exergue.
Crawford 392/1b; Sydenham 789; Farsuleia 2
about VF, obv. slightly excentric
ex Lakeview coll.

The reverse depiction is heavily propagandistic. It could be related to the 'Lex Iulia de civitate sociis dandi', introduced by the consul L. Caesar (not Julius Caesar!) in 90 BC and offering Roman citizenship to all citizens of Italian municipia who had not raised arms against Rome in the Italian War (Social War).

Another possibilitiy is that it is related to to the recruitment of military troops needed for the wars in Spain (against Sertorius) and against Mithradates in Asia.

In the 1st case it is Roma taking the Roman allies in her biga, in the other case it could be Mars taking the Roman citizens in his war chariot.
2 commentsJochen
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L. Manlius Torquatus and L. Cornelius Sulla55 viewsL. Manlius Torquatus and L. Cornelius Sulla (82 BC). AR denarius 3.99 g. Military military mint with Sulla.
O: Helmeted bust of Roma right, with peaked visor, cruciform earring and necklace, hair in three locks; L MANLI before; PRO•Q behind
R: Sulla, togate, driving triumphal quadriga right, holding branch and reins; above, Victory flying left crowning Sulla with laurel wreath; L•SVLLA•IM in exergue. - Crawford 367/5. Sydenham 757. Manlia 4.
Fine style, light golden toning.

As consul for the year 88 BC, Sulla was awarded the coveted assignment of suppressing the revolt of Mithradates VI of Pontus, but political maneuvers resulted in this assignment being transferred to Marius. In response, Sulla turned his army on Rome, captured it, and reclaimed his command against Mithradates. His prosecution of the first Mithradatic War was successful, but he spared the Pontic king for personal gain. In 83 BC, Sulla returned to Italy as an outlaw, but he was able to win the support of many of the leading Romans. Within a year, he fought his way to Rome, where he was elected dictator. It was during this campaign to Rome that this denarius was struck. The obverse type represents Sulla's claim to be acting in Rome's best interest. The reverse shows Sulla enjoying the highest honor to which a Roman could aspire: the celebration of a triumph at Rome.

We learn from Plutarch that L. Manlius Torquatus was one of Sulla’s generals. This type was struck during Sulla’s political campaign to be elected dictator, following his return to Rome after his victory against Mithridates. Prior to the Mithridatic Wars, L. Manlius Torquatus had been Sulla’s quaestor - a post he had resigned to assume his military role; hence on this issue he is proquaestor.
1 commentsNemonater
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Lakonia, Lakedaimon (Sparta), ca. 85 BC, AR Hemidrachm - in the style of the Achaian League 12 viewsLaureate head of Zeus right.
Central AX monogram; pilei of the Dioskouri flanking, ΛAI monogram above and ΩΠMY monogram below, all within laurel wreath.

HGC 5, 643 (S); Clerk 319; BCD Peloponnesos 865.4; SNG Cop 320.

(13 mm, 2.36 g, 6h).
Classical Numismatic Group, August 2007; from BCD Collection (not in LHS sale); ex-Johan Christian Holm (Denmark) 1976.

Although this coin is in the style of the Achaian League style, it was issued at a time when Sparta was not a member of the League. It is believed that the issue of this coin type was a “voluntary” contribution to the Roman campaign when Sulla was fighting Mithradates VI. This issue was struck the style of the coinage of the League, which was more acceptable to the Greek mercenaries who received it as pay while engaged by Rome. Sparta also issued autonomous silver coinage (example below) around the same time and for the following thirty years.
n.igma
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Maximinus I - AE Sestertius8 viewsIII 235 - I 236 AD
Rome
laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right from behind
IMP MAXIMINVS PIVS AVG
Victory advancing right holding wreath and palm
VICTORIA AVG
S C
RIC IV 67
Johny SYSEL
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Mithradates I61 viewstetradrachm, 171 - 138 BC
Sellwood 13.2
1 commentsRobert L3
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Mithradates I71 viewsdrachm, 171 - 138 BC
Sellwood 10.1

Also listed at http://coinproject.com/coin_detail.php?coin=233304
2 commentsRobert L3
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Mithradates I44 viewsobol, 171 - 138 BC
Sellwood 9.7
Robert L3
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Mithradates I40 viewsdrachm, 171 – 138 BC
Sellwood 13.6 or 13.10

Ex-David Sellwood Collection
Robert L3
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Mithradates I32 viewsobol, 171 - 138 BC
Sellwood 12.4

Ex-Van't Haaff Collection; Ex-Gonnella Collection; Posted at Parthia.com as PDC 39892

Robert L3
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Mithradates I (Sellwood); Phriapatius to Mithradates I (Assar)37 viewsobol, 171 - 138 BC
Sellwood 10.19

Ex-David Sellwood Collection
Also listed at https://www.acsearch.info/search.html?id=2311996

Mitchiner ACW, #473 (this coin)
Robert L3
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Mithradates I., 164 - 132 BC31 viewsAR dr., 3,45gr., 19,45mm;
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; earring, necklace; scarf; reel and pellet border 7 - 12h;
rev: archer, right, on omphalos w/bow in extended arm; exergual line; 3- line legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛoY APΣAKoY; double strike;

ex: Baldwin’s Auction 100, lot 353 (3-coin lot), ex D. Sellwood Collection..
Schatz
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Mithradates I., 164 - 132 BC43 viewsFourrée dr., 3,63gr., 20,45mm;
mint: Rhagai ?, axis: 12h;
Sellw. 11.1 type, Shore 24 type, Sunrise -;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem, knot, and ribbon; med.-long, cap like hair, long beard tapering to a point; earring, one-turn torque w/pellet ends; scarf; complete reel and pellet border; outside left monogr. of Rhagai?; 2 large and 3 small areas w/o silver leaf;
rev.: archer, right, on omphalos, w/bow in extended hand; exergual line; 3-line legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛoY APΣAKoY; 3 large and 5 small areas w/o silver leaf;

ex: Baldwin’s Auction 100, lot 353 (3-coin lot); ex: D. Sellwood Collection.
Schatz
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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 commentsSchatz
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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 commentsSchatz
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Mithradates I., 171 - 131 BC,25 viewsAE chalkos, 2,64gr, 17mm; Sellwood 8.2, Shore 22, Sunrise --;
mint: Hekatomphylos, axis: 12h;
obv.: beardless bust, left, in bashlyk w/chin strap and neck guard; 3 forelocks; earring;
rev.: horse, right, prancing; legend above head: (A)PΣAK (OY)in mirror image;

ex: J. Jencek
Schatz
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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 commentsSchatz
IMGP0375Mith1combo_copy~0.jpg
Mithradates I., 171-138 BC9 views
AR dr., 4,49gr, 20,4mm; Sellwood 10.1, Shore 12,13,
mint: Hekatopmhylos, axis: 12h;
obv.: beardless bust, left, w/bashlyk, diadem w/triangular loop and 2 ribbons, bashlyk w/2 neck straps and 3 in the back; hair fringe or ornamental cap edge; triangular eye socket; earring;
rev.: archer, right, on omphalos, w/bow; three line legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛOY
APΣAKOY; exergual line.

ex: Busso Peus Auction 386/387
Schatz
IMGP0379Mith1combo~0.jpg
Mithradates I., 171-138 BC8 views
AR dr., 4,03, 19,6mm; Sellwood 10.1, Shore 12, 13, Sunrise 254;
mint: Hekatomphylos, axis: 12h;
obv.: beardless bust, left, w/bashlyk tied under chin and diadem w/knot and bow, bashlyk squared off at top; 3 forelocks; not a flattering portrait either;
rev.: archer, right, on omphalos, w/bow in right hand; 3-line legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛoY AIΣAKoY; double strike;

ex: H. Hass, Germany
Schatz
IMGP0912Mith1_combo.jpg
Mithradates I., 171-138 BC,23 viewsAR dr., 3,88gr, 20,6mm; Sellwood 11.2var., Shore --;
mint: Hekatompylos; axis:
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem and ribbon; medium long hair, long beard, complete dotted border; unusually small bust; tooled;
rev.: archer, right, on omphalos, w/bow in right hand; 3-line legend: BΛΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓΛΛOY ΛPΣΛKOY; exergual line; rev. image normal size;

ex: Peus Auction 388/389, ex: Sammlung R. Gonnella;
ex: Peus Auction 376, # 585;
in: Parthika.fr, Les Différents Types
Schatz
IMGP0904Mith1_combo.jpg
Mithradates I., 171-138 BC,14 viewsAR dr., 4,01gr, 19,6mm; Sellwood 11.1, Shore 24;
mint: Hekatomphylos, axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, in diadem w/knot and 2 ribbons; earring and necklace ending in 2 pellets; medium long hair, long beard; complete reel and pellet border;
rev.: archer, right, on omphalos, w/bow in right hand; 3-line legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ (illegible) (M)EΓAΛOY APΣAKOY;

ex: Busso Peus Auction 386/387
Schatz
IMGP0385Mith_1combo.jpg
Mithradates I., 171-138 BC,23 viewsAR 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
Schatz
IMGP2650Mith1combo.jpg
Mithradates I., 171-138 BC,13 viewsAR dr., 3,91gr, 19mm; Sellwood 12.3, Shore 29, Sunrise --;
mint: uncertain, axis: 5h;
obv.: bare-headed, right, w/diadem, knot and ribbons; medium long hair, long pointed beard; dotted border 7 to 14h;
rev.: archer, right, on omphalos, w/bow; 3-line legend: (B)AΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛ(OY) APΣAKoY;

ex: David Sellwood Collection (Baldwin's Auction 90).
Schatz
IMGP1304Mith1_combo.jpg
Mithradates I., 171-138 BC,55 viewsAR tdr., 15,47gr, 16,6mm; Sellwood 13.2, Shore 35, Sunrise 260;
mint: Seleukia, axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, right, w/diadem; medium long hair, medium long beard; no jewelry visible; reel-and-pellet border 11 to 16h;
rev.: Herakles, left, w/club and lion skin, standing, holding cup; 4-line legend, two on each side: BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛOY APΣAKOY ΦIΛEΛΛHNOΣ in exergue composite symbol;

ex: CNG 66
1 commentsSchatz
IMGP0922Mith1_combo.jpg
Mithradates I., 171-138 BC,11 viewsAR dr., 3,82gr, 16mm; Sellwood 13.6, Shore --, Sunrise 263;
mint: Seleukia, axis: 12:30h;
obv.: bare-headed, right, w/diadem, knot, and 2 ribbons; medium long hair; medium long beard; torque or necklace; reel-and-pellet border 11 to 13h;
rev.: Zeus (?), left, on throne, eagle on left arm, sceptre in right hand; 3-line legend staring on the right side: BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛOY APΣAKOY; exergual line, exergual monogram off flan;

ex: Busso Peus Auction 404/405.
Schatz
IMGP0375Mith1combo_copy.jpg
Mithradates I., 171-138 BC,23 viewsAR dr., 4,49gr, 20,4mm; Sellwood 10.1, Shore 12,13,
mint: Hekatopmhylos, axis: 12h;
obv.: beardless bust, left, w/bashlyk, diadem w/triangular loop and 2 ribbons, bashlyk w/2 neck straps and 3 in the back; hair fringe or ornamental cap edge; triangular eye socket; earring;
rev.: archer, right, on omphalos, w/bow; three line legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛOY
APΣAKOY; exergual line.

ex: Busso Peus Auction 386/387
Schatz
IMGP0369Mith1o_r.jpg
Mithradates I., 171-138 BC, 26 viewsAR dr., 4,04gr, 19,8mm; Sellwood 9.3, Shore: --, Sunrise: -- ;
mint: ?? , axis: 12h;
obv.: beardless bust, left, w/bashlyk, diadem and 2 ribbons; 3 forelocks, neck hair; earring and necklace; beaded border 12-16h;
rev.: archer, right, on omphalos, w/bow; 2-line legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ APΣAKOY; exergual line below which the monogram Σ
Possibly a forgery. A second coin exists with identical flan shape and die positioning. Obv. and rev. dies most likely identical as well.

ex: Münzen und Medaillen Auktion 29, # 2583.
Schatz
IMGP0861copy.jpg
Mithradates I., 171-138 BC,16 viewsAR dr., 3,78gr, 20mm , Sellwood 9.1, Shore 7, 8, Sunrise 251, 252;
mint: Hekatomphylos or Nisa, axis: 12h;
obv.: beardless bust, left, w/bashlyk, diadem w/knot and 2 ribbons; 3 forelocks; earring, necklace w/2 opposing pellet finials; beaded border 7-11:30h;
rev.: archer, right, on omphalos, w/bow; 2-line legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ left, APΣAKOY right; exergual line.

ex: M&M Auction 29
Schatz
IMGP1423Mith1_combo.jpg
Mithradates I., 171-138 BC,12 viewsAR dr., 3,92gr, 20,5mm; Sellwood 10.1, Shore 12,13, Sunrise 254;
mint: Hekatomphylos, axis: 12h;
obv.: beardless head, left, w/bashlyk and diadem w/bow and 2 ribbons; fringe of hair on forehead; earring ?;
rev.: archer, right, on omphalos, w/bow; 3-line legend: (BA)ΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛOY
APΣAKOY (2x retrograde Σ); exergual line.

ex: Triton XVI
Schatz
IMGP0888_Mith1combo.jpg
Mithradates I., 171-138 BC,12 viewsAR dr., 3,09gr, 19,7mm; Sellwood 10.1, Shore 12,13, Sunrise 254;
mint: Hekatomphylos, axis: 12h;
obv.: beardless bust, left, in bashlyk w/2 chin straps, knot and 2 ribbons, 1 large and 2 small forelocks; smiling?
rev.: archer, right, w/bow in right hand, on omphalos; 3-line legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛOY ARΣAKOY;
both sides have rough surfaces, probably from removed horn silver.

ex: H. Hass, Germany
Schatz
IMGP0379Mith1combo.jpg
Mithradates I., 171-138 BC,24 viewsAR dr., 4,03, 19,6mm; Sellwood 10.1, Shore 12, 13, Sunrise 254;
mint: Hekatomphylos, axis: 12h;
obv.: beardless bust, left, w/bashlyk tied under chin and diadem w/knot and bow, bashlyk squared off at top; 3 forelocks; not a flattering portrait either;
rev.: archer, right, on omphalos, w/bow in right hand; 3-line legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛoY AIΣAKoY; double strike;

ex: H. Hass, Germany
Schatz
IMGP0894Mith1combo.jpg
Mithradates I., 171-138 BC,16 viewsAR dr., 3,99gr, 20,3mm; Sellwood 10.9, Shore --, Sunrise 255;
mint: uncertain, axis:12h;
obv.: beardless head, left, in bashlyk w/chin straps, diadem w/2 ribbons; fringe of hair on forehead; complete dotted border;
rev.: archer, right, on omphalos, w/bow in right hand; 3-line legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛOY APΣAKOY; in left field symbol Θ in right field composite monogram;

in: Parthika.fr, Les Différentes Types;
ex: Busso Peus Auction 386/387.
Schatz
IMGP1950Mith1_combo.jpg
Mithradates I., 171-138 BC,13 viewsAR dr., 4,12gr, 20.2mm; Sellwood 10.6var.. Shore 15var., Sunrise --, possibly unique;
mint: Hekatomphylos, axis 11:30h;
obv.: beardless bust, left, in bashlyk w/chin straps, diadem w/ribbons; dotted border 5:30 to 12h; weak die, weak strike, lots of flow and strike lines;
rev.: archer, right, on omphalos, w/bow in right hand; 3-line legend: (B)ΛΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓΛΛOY ΛPΣΛKOY; under bow symbol resembling a note key;

ex: NB Numismatics, Belgium, ex: Pars Coins, ex: Baldwin Auction 1995, ex: Peus 388 (ex: R. Gonnella Collection).
Schatz
IMGP0890_Mith1combo.jpg
Mithradates I., 171-138 BC,14 viewsAR dr., 4,12gr, 20mm; Sellwood 10.4, Shore 9, Sunrise --,
mint: Nisa, axis: 12h;
obv.: beardless head, left, in bashlyk w/2 chin straps, neck guard; diadem w/knot and 2 ribbons; 4 forelocks; fish eye;
rev.: archer, right, on omphalos, w/bow in right hand; 3-line legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛOY APΣAKOY, letter N in exergue, exergual line;

ex: Vienna, VA, Coin Show
Schatz
IMGP0436Mith1_combo.jpg
Mithradates I., 171-138 BC,12 viewsAR dr., 3,83gr, 20mm; Sellwood 10.2, Shore --, Sunrise --;
mint: uncertain, axis: 12h;
obv.: beardless head, left, in bashlyk w/chin straps, diadem w/knot and ribbons; fringe of hair; earring, necklace; prominent nose; worn die;
rev.: archer, right, on omphalos, w/bow in right hand; 3-line legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛOY APΣAKOY; in right field outside of legend the letter I, in exergue ε over M;

ex: Coincraft, London, UK
Schatz
IMGP0886Mith1combo.jpg
Mithradates I., 171-138 BC,18 viewsAR dr., 4,25gr, 18,5mm; Sellwood 10.9, Shore --, Sunrise --;
mint: uncertain, axis: 12h;
obv.: beardless bust, left, in bashlyk w/chin straps and neck guard, diadem w/knot and 2 ribbons; 4 forelocks; earring, necklace;
rev.: archer, right, on omphalos, w/bow in right hand; 3-line legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛOY APΣAKOY; exergual line.

ex: H. Hass, Germany
Schatz
IMGP0902Mith1_combo.jpg
Mithradates I., 171-138 BC,10 viewsAR dr., 3,3gr, 20,5mm; Sellwood 11.1, Shore 25;
mint: Hekatomphylos, axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem, knot, and 2 ribbons; medium long hair, long beard, earring;
rev.: archer, right, on omphalos, w/bow in right hand; 3-line legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛOY APΣAKOY;

ex: CNG E-auction
Schatz
IMGP0906Mith1_combo.jpg
Mithradates I., 171-138 BC,20 viewsFourree dr., 3,96gr, 20mm; Sellwood 11.1var., Shore 24var., Sunrise --;
mint: uncertain, axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed head, left, w/diadem, knot and 2 ribbons; medium long hair, long beard; earring, necklace w/pellet finials; reed and pellet border 8-16h;
rev.: archer, right, on omphalos, w/bow in right hand; 3-line legend: BΛΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓΛΛoY ΛPΣΛKoY;

ex: M&M Auction 29
Schatz
IMGP1954Mith1_combo.jpg
Mithradates I., 171-138 BC,12 viewsAR dr., 3,89gr, 18,9mm; Sellwood 11.1, Shore 25, Sunrise --;
mint: Hekatomphylos, axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem, knot and 2 ribbons; medium long hair, long beard; eating, necklace w/opposing pellet finials; scarf; reed and pellet border 7-13h;
rev.: archer, right, on omphalos, w/bow in right hand, 3-line legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛOY APΣAKOY; exergual line;
Schatz
IMGP1956Mith1_combo.jpg
Mithradates I., 171-138 BC,11 viewsAR dr., 3,63gr, 18,2mm; Sellwood 11.1, Shore 24, Sunrise --;
mint: Hekatomphylos, axis 12:30h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem, knot, and 2 ribbons; medium long hair, long beard; earring, necklace w/opposing pellet finials, scarf; reed and pellet border 5 to 7h;
rev.: archer, right, on omphalos, w/bow in right hand; 3-line legend: BΛΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓΛΛOY ΛPΣΛKOY; exergual line;
Schatz
IMGP0914Mith1_combo.jpg
Mithradates I., 171-138 BC,11 viewsAR dr., 3,6gr, 19,7mm; Sellwood 11.2, Shore --
mint: Ekbatana ?; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem, knot and 2 ribbons; medium long hair, long beard; earring, necklace; scarf?; dotted border 16 to 19h;
rev.: archer, right, on omphalos, w/bow in right hand; 3-line legend: BΛΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓΛΛoV ΛPΣΛKoV; exergual line;

ex: Classical Coins, Goleta, CA.
Schatz
IMGP2033Mith1_combo.jpg
Mithradates I., 171-138 BC,9 viewsAR dr., 4,06gr, 20,5mm; Sellwood 11.2var., Shore --;
mint: unknown, Eastern? ; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem, knot and 2 ribbons; medium long hair, long, trimmed beard; necklace; reed-and-pellet border 9 to 17h,; small bust;
rev.: archer, right, on omphalos, w/bow in right hand; 3-line legend: BΛΣΛEΩΣ MEΓΛΛOY ΛPΣΛKOY; exergual line; rev. image regular size;

ex: Pegasi Numismatics
Schatz
IMGP0918Mith1_combo.jpg
Mithradates I., 171-138 BC,13 viewsAR dr., 3,68gr, 18,6mm; Sellwood 11.3, Shore 26;
mint: Nisa, axis: 12h;
AR dr., 3,68gr, 18.56mm;
Sellwood 11.3, Shore 26;
mint: Nisa, axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem and ribbons; necklace w/2 opposing pellet finials; laurel wreath border 10 to 16h;
rev.: archer, right, on omphalos, w/bow in right hand; 3-line legend: BΛΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓΛΛoY ΛPΣΛKoY; exergual line;

ex: Busso Peus Auction 386/387
Schatz
IMGP1269Mith1_combo.jpg
Mithradates I., 171-138 BC,12 viewsAR obol, 0,63gr, 0,8mm; Sellwood 12.5, Shore 31;
mint: Ekbatana axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, right, w/diadem and 1 ribbon; medium long hair, long beard; reel and pellet border 11 to 17h;
rev.: head, right, in bashlyk w/wide chin straps; prominent shoulder pad; visible legend: (BA)CIΛEΩ(C) MEΓA ... ;

ex: H. Hass, Germany
Schatz
IMGP1938_Phricombo.jpg
Mithradates I., 171-138 BC, or Phriapatios , 185-170 BC(Assar)11 viewsAR dr., 3,49gr, 18,8mm; Sellwood 8.1 (Mithradates I.), Shore 5,6 (Mithradates I.), Sunrise 248 (Phriapatios);
mint: Hekatomphylos or Nisa; axis: 12h;
obv.: beardless bust, left, w/bashlyk and diadem w/loop and 2 ribbons; 2 or 3 forelocks; earring;
rev.: archer, right, on omphalos, w/bow; 1-line legend: APΣAKOY left field; exergual line;
surfaces slightly granular.

ex: Vienna, VA Coins Show
Schatz
IMGP0006Art1brcombo2.jpg
Mithradates I., 178 - 138 BC28 viewsAE dichalkous, 3,08gr., 17mm;
Sellw. 11.6, Shore 28;
mint: Hekatomphylos, axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem, knot and 2 ribbons; medium-long cap-like hair, medium-long beard; 2-layer necklace; complete reed-and-pellet border;
rev.: horse, right, prancing; 3-line legend starting behind the horse: BAΣIΛEΩΣ BAΣIΛEΩN (APΣAKOY).

ex: Vienna Coin Show, Vienna, VA
Schatz
Sellwood_24_4v_Mithradates_II_tetradrachm.jpg
Mithradates II63 viewstetradrachm, 123 - 88 BC
Sellwood 24.4v
1 commentsRobert L3
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Mithradates II39 viewsSeleukia on the Tigris mint. Struck circa 119-109 BC. Sellwood 24.5; Sunrise 282; Shore 68.

Ex. CNG 105, Lot 483
2 commentsThatParthianGuy
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Mithradates II22 viewsRhagai mint. Struck circa 109-96/5 BC. Sellwood 27.1; Sunrise 293; Shore 85.2 commentsThatParthianGuy
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Mithradates II (121 - 91 B.C.)34 viewsAR Drachm
O:  Long-bearded bust left wearing diadem.
R: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ − ΒΑΣΙ − ΛΕΩΝ − ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ / ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ / ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ Archer (Arsakes I) seated right on throne, holding bow.
Ekbatana mint. Struck 109-96/5 B.C.
4.13g
21mm
Sellwood 27.2; Sunrise 294; Shore 86.
4 commentsMat
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Mithradates II (123-88 B.C.)28 viewsAR Drachm 3.88g (PDC 39564)
Mint: Rhagae
Obv: long-bearded bust left wearing tiara (T28vii) with eight-point star; griffin-ended torque; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; no border; five-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ

Weight : 3.88 g.
Size : 21 mm.
1 commentsBritanikus
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Mithradates II - AR drachm14 viewsEcbatana
119-109 BC
bearded diademed bust left
archer without beard, with cloak and bashlyk seated on throne, holding bow
ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ
Sellwood 26.1; Shore 77
ex Roma numismatics
1 commentsJohny SYSEL
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Mithradates II, 121 - 91 BC22 viewsAE tetrachalkous, 7,3gr., 22,3mm,
Sellw. 24.33, Shore 91var. (no obv. monogr.),
mint: Rhagai, axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem and 2 ribbons; medium-long, cap-like hair, mustache, long pointed beard, distinct eyebrow; multi-layer necklace;
rev.: horse, right, stepping, in square frame of 4-line legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛOY APΣAKOY (EΠIΦANOYΣ) , monogr. A above back;

ex: Vienna Coin Show, VA.
Schatz
IMGP1096Mith2_combo.jpg
Mithradates II, 121 - 91 BC15 viewsAR dr., 4,09gr, 21,2mm; Sellwood 24.10, Shore 70, Sunrise --;
mint: Ekbatana or Rhagai, axis 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem, knot and 2 ribbons; short cap-like hair, mustache, medium-long beard; earring, torque w/griffin or horse finial; dotted border 9 to 14h;
rev.: archer, right, on omphalos, w/bow in right hand; 4-line legend beginning on left and forming square: BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛoY APΣAKoY EΠIΦANoY(Σ); exergual line;
iridescent "rainbow" tone;

ex: Coin India
Schatz
IMGP1718Mith2_combo.jpg
Mithradates II, 121 - 91 BC10 viewsAR dr., 4,02gr, 22,1mm; Sellwood 24.16, Shore72, Sunrise --,
mint: Rhagai, axis: 13h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem, knot and ribbons; short cap like hair, mustache, medium-long beard; earring, multi-turn torque w/finial; cuirass; dotted border 10 to 16h; traces of monograms in right field (removed?);
rev.: archer, right, on omphalos,/w/bow in right hand; 4-line legend beginning left and forming square: BAΣIΛE(ΩΣ) MEΓAΛoY AI(sic)ΣAK(oY) EΠIΦAN(oYΣ) in guide lines;

ex: CNG Triton XIII (ex: T. Ballen Collection)
ex: Peus Auction 388 (ex: R. Gonnella Collection).
Schatz
IMGP1107Mith2combo.jpg
Mithradates II, 121 - 91 BC14 viewsAR dr., 4,09 gr, 21mm; Sellwood 24.15, Shore --, Sunrise --;
mint: Rhagai, axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem and 2 ribbons; short cap like hair, mustache, medium-long beard; cuirass; complete dotted border, in right field monograms AP and ΛP, stacked;
rev.: archer, right, on omphalos, w/bow in right hand; 4-line legend beginning left and forming rectangle: BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛo(Y) AI(sic)ΣAK(oY) EΠIΦAN(oYΣ) in guide lines;

ex: B. Kritt
Schatz
IMGP1105Mith2_combo.jpg
Mithradates II, 121 - 91 BC14 viewsAR dr., 3,95gr, 19,5mm; Sellwood 24.14; Shore --, Sunrise --;
mint: Rhagai, axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem, knot and 2 ribbons; short cap like hair, mustache, medium-long beard; earring, torque; dotted border 10 to 16h; in right field composite monogram;
rev.: archer, right, on omphalos, w/bow in right hand; 4-line legend beginning left and forming square: BAΣIλEΩΣ MEΓAΛoV APΣAKoV EΠIΦANoY(Σ);

ex: Jean Elsen Auction V 69.
Schatz
IMGP1133Mith2_combo.jpg
Mithradates II, 121 - 91 BC,10 viewsAR dr., 3,87gr, 20,2mm; Sellwood 26.14, Shore 82, Sunrise --;
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; dotted border 9:30 to 15h; behind head composite monogram 20;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in both hands; 4-line legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛoY APΣAKoY EΠIΦAN(retrograde)(oY)Σ in left field outside legend the letter E;
Schatz
IMGP1124Mith2_combo.jpg
Mithradates II, 121 - 91 BC,15 viewsAR dr., 4,2gr, 20,9mm; Sellwood 26.4var., Shore 80, Sunrise --;
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; dotted border 11:30 to 16h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in both hands; 4-line legend forming square: BAΣI&Lamda;EΩΣ MEΓAΛoY APΣAKoY EΠIΦANoYΣ exergual line; behind archer monogram 19;

ex: H. Hass, Germany
Schatz
IMGP1139Mith2_combo.jpg
Mithradates II, 121 - 91 BC,14 viewsAR dr., 4,07gr, 21,1mm; Sellwood 26.21, Shore --, Sunrise --;
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; dotted border 10 to 16h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in both hands; 4-line legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛoY APΣAKoY EΠII(sic)ANoYΣ; short exergual line; in right field outside legend the letter I;
in: Parthika.fr, Les Différents Types;

ex: H. Hass, Germany.
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Mithradates II, 121 - 91 BC,10 viewsAR dr., 4,05gr, 19mm; Sellwood 26 type, Shore --, Sunrise --;
mint: ? ; axis: 11h;
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 w/star on chest; dotted border 12 to 15h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne w/bow in one hand; 4-line legend forming square: BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛOY APΣAKOY EΠIΦANOYΣ exergual line; under bow composite monogram (K in a rectangle);
in: Parthika.fr, Les Différents Types;

ex: CNG eAuction 246.
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Mithradates II, c. 123 - 88 B.C. Silver drachm12 viewsParthian Empire, Mithradates II, c. 123 - 88 B.C. Silver drachm, Sellwood 29.2 var (different tiara: six-point star and third row from outside is linear rather than pearls), EF, nicely toned, Rhagae? mint, 4.051g, 21.0mm, 0o, obverse long-bearded bust left wearing tiara with four rows of pearls and seven-point star; single or double pellet-ended torque; circular border of pellets; reverse “ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΚΑΙ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝ”, beardless archer enthroned right, wearing bashlyk and cloak, bow in right; six-line inscription; no border. Ex FORVMPodiceps
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Mithradates II, ca. 123 - 88BC, AR Drachm. 44 viewsMithradates II, ca. 123 - 88BC, AR Drachm. The obverse with the long-bearded bust of the king facing left, wearing diadem; border of dots; the reverse with a beardless archer, seated, facing right on throne holding bow in right hand, inscription: [B]ASILEWS / BASILEWN / MEGALOU / ARSAKOU / EPIFANOU[S]. Reference: Sellwood 27.1, Shore 85.

*Bought on Ebey without garantee of being original. So, it can be fake.
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Mithradates II, Drachm28 views4.10 gr

This one is now in Alwin's wonderful parthian collection
Potator II
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Mithradates II, Drachm30 views4.09 grPotator II
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Mithradates II. 121 - 91 BC11 viewsAR dr., 3,69gr, 20,2mm; Sellwood 28.3var., Shore 97var., Sunrise 298var.;
mint: Ekbatana, axis: 12h;
obv.: head, left, w/tiara (iii, but w/8 point star) and diadem, 2 ribbons; mustache, long beard; earring, multi-turn torque w/ pellet finial; cuirass; complete bust;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow, 5-line legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ BAΣIΛEΩN MEΓAΛoY APΣAKoY EΠIΦANoYΣ exergual line;

ex: Guy Clark, VA.
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Mithradates II. 121- 91 BC11 viewsAR tdr., 15,64gr, 30,5mm; Sellwood 24.3var. (no palm branch), Shore 66, Sunrise --;
mint: Seleukia, axis 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem, knot and 2 ribbons; short cap-like hair, mustache, medium long beard, earring, multi-turn torque w/double pellet finial; complete dotted border;
rev.: archer, right, on omphalos, w/bow in right hand; 4-line legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓALOY APΣAKOY EΠΦANOY(Σ); below exergual line: TV;

ex: ArtCoins Roma, Auction 6.
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Mithradates II. 121- 91 BC17 viewsAR tdr., 15,9gr, 20,1mm; Sellwood 24.4, Shore 67, Sunrise 284;
mint: Seleukia, axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem, knot and 2 broad ribbons, short cap-like hair, mustache, medium long beard; earring, multi-turn torque; cuirass; complete dotted border;
rev.: archer, right, on omphalos, w/bow in right hand; 4-line legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛOY APΣAKOY EΠiΦANOYΣ palm branch in right field, below exergual line: TV;

ex: B. Kritt.
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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
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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).
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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).
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Mithradates II., 121 - 91 BC39 viewsAE chalkous, 1,79gr., 14,05mm;
Sellw. 26.29, Shore 493;
mint: Ekbatana, axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, 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.
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Mithradates II., 121 - 91 BC34 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;
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Mithradates II., 121 - 91 BC10 viewsAR dr., 4,11gr, 19mm; Sellwood 26 type, Shore --, Sunrise --;
mint: Eastern ?; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem and 2 ribbons; short cap like hair, mustache, long beard; earring, torque;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one hand; illegible legend consisting of dots and barbells;
contemporary forgery or Sakaraucan issue (Peus) ?;

ex: Busso Peus Auction 404/405, part of multi-coin lot.
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Mithradates II., 121 - 91 BC12 viewsAR dr., 3,66gr, 19,2mm; Sellwood 27.3, Shore 85, Sunrise --;
mint: Rhagai, axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem, knot and ribbons; short cap like hair, mustache, long beard; earring, multi-turn torque w/griffin finial; cuirass w/star on chest; dotted border 11:30 to 16:30;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in right hand; 5-line legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ BAΣIΛEΩN MEΓAΛOY APΣAKOY EΠΦANOYΣ short exergual line;

ex: W. Derfler, Germany.
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Mithradates II., 121 - 91 BC9 viewsAR dr., 3,98gr, 19,6mm; Sellwood 27.5, Shore 88, Sunrise --;
mint: Rhagai, axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem and ribbons; short cap like hair, mustache, long beard; earring, multi-turn torque w/animal finial; cuirass w/star on chest;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one hand; monogram 53 (?) behind back of throne; 5-line legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ BAΣIΛEΩN MEΓAΛOY APΣAKOY EΠIΦANOYΣ; short exergual line;

ex: H. Hass, Germany.
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Mithradates II., 121 - 91 BC24 viewsfourrée dr., 2,71gr, 18,6mm; Sellwood type 27;
mint: ?, axis 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem and 2 ribbons; short hair, mustache, long beard; earring, partial necklace; cuirass;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow; 5-line illegible script forming square;

most likely a contemporary Eastern forgery;

ex: H. Hass, Germany.
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Mithradates II., 121 - 91 BC13 viewsAr dr., 3,92gr, 19,43mm; Sellwood 28.3, Shore 97, Sunrise 298, 299;
mint: Ekbatana, axis: 12h;
obv.: head, left, w/tiara and diadem, 2 ribbons; mustache, long beard; earring, torque w/2-pellet finial; cuirass; nicely centered;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in right hand; 5-line legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ BAΣIΛEΩN MEΓAΛoY APΣAKoY EΠII(sic!)ANoY(Σ); exergual line;

ex: M. Breitsprecher, MN.
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Mithradates II., 121 - 91 BC15 viewsAR dr., 4,12gr, 19,8mm; Sellwood 28.3, Shore 97, Sunrise 298,299;
mint: Ekbatana, axis: 12h;
obv.: head, left, w/tiara iii and diadem w/2 ribbons; mustache, long beard; earring, necklace w/2 consecutive pellet finial; cuirass; very well centered portrait;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in right hand; 5-line legend: BΛΣIΛEΩΣ BΛΣIΛEΩ(N) MEΓΛΛoY APΣAKoY EΠIΦANoV(Σ); exergual line;
the legends are showing more and more Lambdas instead of Alphas,- a sign for the celators' fading command of Greek;

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Mithradates II., 121 - 91 BC16 viewsAr dr., 4,25gr, 19mm; Sellwood 28.2var., Shore 96var., Sunrise 297var.;
mint: Ekbatana; axis 12h;
obv.: bust, left, w/tiara (ii, but w/8-point star), diadem and 2 ribbons; mustache, long beard; earring, multi-turn torque w/griffin finial (instead of pellets); cuirass; dotted border 11 to 14:30h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne (has no back rest), w/bow in right hand; 5-line standard legend for type 28 but somewhat garbled; short exergual line;

ex: H. Hass, Germany.
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Mithradates II., 121 - 91 BC16 viewsAR dr., 4,21gr, 21,2mm; Sellwood 29.2var., Shore 103,104var., Sunrise 305 (Gotarzes I. 91 - 87 BC);
mint: Rhagai ?, axis: 12h;
obv.: head, left, w/tiara (variation of i and ii) and diadem w/knot and 2 ribbons; mustache, medium-long beard; earring, multi-turn torque w/single pellet finial; cuirass; dotted border 12 to 17h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in right hand; 6-line legend, 1 each at top and bottom, 2 on either side: BAΣIΛEΩΣ BAΣIΛEΩN; APΣAKoY ΔIKAIoY EVEPΓEToV KAIΦIΛEΛΛH(N); exergual line;
this is a first for the epithets ΔIKAIOΣ (just) and ΦIΛEΛΛHN (friend of the Greeks);

ex: S. Hagadorn, TX, ex: CNG eAuction 78.
also in: Parthia .com, Mithradates II., Sellwood type 29.
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Mithradates II., 121 - 91 BC18 viewsAR dichalkos, 5,68gr, 17,5mm; Sellwood 23.4, Shore 90, Sunrise --;
mint: Seleukia, axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem and ribbons; short cap like hair, mustache, medium long beard;
rev.: cornucopia; traces of legend in left field;

ex: G. Clark, VA.
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Mithradates II., 121 - 91 BC22 viewsAE dichalkous, 3,51gr., 19,07mm;
Sellw. 26.28var.(no obv. monogr.), Shore 92var.(no obv. monog.);
mint: Ekbatana, axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem; short cap-like hair, medium-long beard; multi-layer necklace; traces of monogr. M? dotted border 6:30 - 14h;
rev.: horse’s head, right, 4-line legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAOY (A)P(Σ)A(K)OY (EΠIΦA)NOY(Σ).

ex: Vienna Coin Show, VA.
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Mithradates II., 121 - 91 BC23 viewsAE chalkous, 1,3gr., 12,7mm,
Sellw. 23type, Shore 488,
mint: ?, axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, right, w/diadem and ribbon; medium-long, cap-like hair, long beard; dotted border 9 - 15h;
rev.: bow in case, framed by three-line legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ BAΣIΛEΩN APΣAKOY.

ex: Vienna Coin Show, Vienna, VA.
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Mithradates II., 121 - 91 BC21 viewsAE dichalkous, 2,02 gr., 15,95mm;
Sellw. 28.11, Shore 108 (this coin);
mint: Ekbatana, axis 12h;
obv.: head, left, w/tiara and ribbons, long ear flap and star on side; mustache, long beard, cuirass; dotted border 9 - 16h;
rev.: Nike walking, right, w/wreath and palm branch in extended hands, framed by 5-line legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ BAΣIΛEΩN MEΓAΛOY APΣAKOY EΠIΦANOY;

ex: CNG 90, #30,
CNG 36, #108

Shore plate coin: Fred B. Shore, Parthian Coins & History, Classical Numismatic Group, Inc., 1993, p. 95.
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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.
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Mithradates II., 121 - 91 BC, 32 viewsAR dr., 3,83gr, 19,7mm; Sellwood 26.24, Shore 84, Sunrise --;
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 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.
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Mithradates II., 121 - 91 BC,13 viewsAR dr., 4,18gr, 20,3mm; Sellwood 28.5var., Shore 98var., Sunrise --;
mint: Rhagai; axis: 12h;
obv.: head, left, w/tiara (star has 7 points) and diadem w/knot and 2 ribbons; mustache, long beard; earring, torque w/single pellet finial; cuirass; complete bust;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in right hand; 5-line legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ BAΣIΛEΩN MEΓAΛoY APΣAKoY EΠIΦANoYΣ
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Mithradates II., 121 to 91 BC14 viewsAR dr., 3,98gr, 19,3mm; Sellwood 28 type, Shore --, Sunrise --;
mint: Rhagai ?, axis: 12h;
obv.: head, left, w/tiara (not in Sellwood's typology) and diadem w/knot and 2 ribbons; mustache, long beard; earring, multi-turn torque w/griffin finial; cuirass; dotted border 7 to13h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in right hand; 5-line legend: BΛΣIΛEΩΣ BΛΣIΛEΩN MEΓΛΛoY APΣAKoY EΠIΦANoYΣ
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Mithradates II., 121-91 BC12 viewsAR dr., 4,21gr, 19,8mm; Sellwood 28.1, Shore 95, Sunrise 296;
mint: Rhagai, axis: 12h;
obv.: bust, left, w/tiara (8-point star, 6 crescents between 2 rows of pellets), diadem, knot and 2 ribbons; long earflap; mustache, long beard; earring, multi-turn torque w/griffin finial ?; cuirass; dotted border 10 to 12h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in right hand; long empty sleeve ending in pellet; 5-line legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ BAΣIΛEΩ(N) MEΓAΛo(Y) APΣAKo()Y EΠIΦANo(YΣ); short exergual line.

The Sellwood 28.1 type for the first time shows a Parthian ruler with an ornate tiara. Sellwood identifies 7 different styles of this headgear, but there are variations of each of those.
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Mithradates II., 123-88 BC6 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
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Mithradates II., 121 - 91 BC11 viewsAR dr., 4,04gr, 20,5mm; mix of Sellwood type 27 and 24.30 for monogram, Shore --, Sunrise --;
mint : Ekbatana ?, axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem and ribbons; short cap like hair, mustache, long beard; earring, multi-turn torque w/griffin finial; cuirass; monogram 101 ? behind head;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one hand; 5-line legend beginning on the left side: BAZIΛEΩΣ BAΣIΛEΩN MEΓAΛOY APΣΛKOY EΠIΦAN(OY)Σ

ex: CNG Triton XIII (ex: T. Ballen Collection), ex: Freeman & Sear Mail Bid Auction 12.
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Mithradates II., 121 - 91 BC10 viewsAR dr., 4,19gr, 19,1mm; Sellwood 28.1var., Shore 95var., Sunrise 296var.;
mint: ? axis: 12h;
obv.: bust, left, w/tiara (6-point star, row of 5 crescents and pellets between 2 rows of pellets), diadem, knot and 2 ribbons; long ear flap; earring, necklace ending in 2 vertical pellets; mustache, long beard; cuirass; dotted border 9 to 12h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in right hand; short empty sleeve; 5-line legend: BAΣIΛE(ΩΣ) BA(ΣI)Λ E(ΩN) (-------) ΛRΣAKo(Y) MEΓΛΛo(Y) - the Σ is represented by 4 dots, the A by Λ, one line makes no sense, the third line has moved to position 5;
the crude style and the corrupted legend make an Eastern mint probable;

ex: H. Hass, Germany.
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Mithradates II., 121 - 91 BC12 viewsAR dr., 3,88gr, 19,7mm; Sellwood 28.2, Shore 96, Sunrise 297;
mint: Ekbatana, axis: 12h;
obv.: bust, left, w/tiara (6-point star, 3 rows of pellets, solid crest line), diadem and 2 ribbons, long earflap; mustache, long beard; earring, multi-turn torque w/2 pellet finial; cuirass; dotted border 8 to 12h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne w/bow in right hand; long empty sleeve ending in point; 5-line legend: (B)AΣIΛEΩΣ BAΣIΛEΩ(N) (MEΓΛoY) ARΣAKoY EΠΦANoY(Σ); exergual line;

ex: M. Breitsprecher, MN.
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Mithradates II., 121 - 91 BC10 viewsAR dr., 4,11gr, 18,9mm; Sellwood 26 type, Shore --, Sunrise --;
mint: Eastern ?; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem and ribbons; short cap like hair, mustache, long beard; earring, multi-turn torque; dotted border 8 to 12h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one hand; 4-line blundered legend ; under bow a monogram resembling the mint mark of Rhagai;

ex: Pars Coins
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Mithradates II., 121 - 91 BC9 viewsAR dr., 4,23gr, 23,1mm; Sellwood 27.2, Shore 86, 87, Sunrise 297;
mint: Ekbatana, axis 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem and 2 ribbons; short cap like hair, mustache, long beard; earring, multi-turn torque w/finial; cuirass; dotted border 10 to 13h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in right hand; 5-line standard legend for Sellwood 27 types barely readable because of bad rev. strike;
unusually large flan, there are speculations that this is a festive issue;

ex: CNG Shop, ex: T. Ballen Collection;
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Mithradates II., 121 - 91 BC10 viewsAR dr., 4,15gr, 24,5mm; Sellwood 27.2, Shore 86,87, Sunrise 294;
mint: Ekbatana; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem, knot and ribbons; short cap like hair, mustache, long beard; earring, multi-turn torque w/griffin finial; cuirass; dotted border 7 to 14h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in right hand; empty sleeve ending in point just below throne seat; 5-line legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ BAΣIΛEΩN MEΓAΛOY APΣAKOY EΠIΦANOYΣ exergual line;
a very large flan, perhaps a special issue;

ex: H. Hass, Germany.
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Mithradates II., 121 - 91 BC7 viewsAR dr., 3,95gr, 18,5mm; Sellwood 28.3var., Shore 97var., Sunrise 298var.;
mint: ?, axis: 12h;
obv.: head, left,w/tiara (III, but solid instead of dotted lines and 8-point star) and diadem w/knot and 3 ribbons; mustache, long beard; earring, torque w/2 consecutive pellet finial; cuirass;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in right hand; 5-line legend: BΛΣIΛEΩΣ BΛΣ(I)ΛEΩN M:ΓΛΛoY APΣΛKoY (illegible);
the faulty legend and the very crude portrait point to a mint less accomplished than Ekbatana or Rhagai;

ex: Jean Elsen, Belgium, auction V 78;
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Mithradates II., 121 - 91 BC,10 viewsAR dr., 4,15gr, 20,3mm; Sellwood 26.7, Shore --, Sunrise --;
mint: ?, axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem, knot, 2 ribbons; short cap like hair, mustache, long beard; earring, multi-turn torque w/griffin finial; cuirass; dotted border 9 to 13h;
obv.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in both hands; 4-line legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ (M)EΓAΛoY APΣAKoY (E)ΠIΦANoY(Σ); monogram 63 behind throne; exergual line;

ex: H. Hass, Germany
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Mithradates II., 121 - 91 BC,7 viewsAR dr., 4,14gr, 20,8mm; Sellwood 26.16, Shore --, Sunrise --;
mint: Rhagai, axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem, knot and ribbons; short cap like hair, mustache, long beard; earring, multi-turn torque w/ griffin finial; cuirass; dotted border 10-14h; behind head inside border composite monogram; slight double strike;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in both hands; 4-line legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓΛoY APΣAKoY EΠiΦAN(retrograde)o(YΣ); short exergual line; outside of legend monogram C.
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Mithradates II., 121 - 91 BC,18 viewsAR dr., 4,1gr, 19,8mm; Sellwood 26 type, Shore --, Sunrise --,
mint: Eastern ?; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem, knot and 2 ribbons; short cap like hair, mustache, long beard (intricate hair detail); earring, multi-turn torque w/griffin finial; dotted border 9:30 to 11:30h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one hand; 4-line legend forming square: BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛOY APΣAKOY EΠIΦANOYΣ under bow composite monogram (K in rectangle);

ex: Pars Coins
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Mithradates II., 121 - 91 BC,12 viewsAR dr., 4,07gr, 20,8mm; 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; dotted border 8 to 16h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in right hand; very long empty sleeve; 5-line legend: (B)AΣIΛEΩΣ BAΣIΛEΩN MEΓAΛoY APΣAKoY EΠIΦANoYΣ;
with issue Sellwood 27 the title 'King of Kings' appears for the first time; also, the legends are becoming more and more sloppy - the celators seem to have particular difficulties cutting the letter B, the overly long horizontal bar of the letter Γ begins to appear frequently; the bottom line, here: 'MEΓAΛOY', must be read from the inside.

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Mithradates II., 121 - 91 BC,13 viewsAR 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

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Mithradates II., 121 - 91 BC,10 viewsAR dr., 4,13gr, 19,9mm; Sellwood 27.3var.(the Σ), Shore --, Sunrise --;
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;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in right hand; 5-line legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ BAΣIΛEΩN MEΓAΛoY APΣAKoY EΠIΦANoYΣ; short sleeve; exergual line;

ex: Spink, London, UK.
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Mithradates II., 121 - 91 BC,9 viewsAR dr., 4,13gr, 20,7mm; 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; large nose;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one hand; long empty sleeve; 5-line legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ (B)AΣIΛEΩN MEΓAΛoY APΣAKoY EΠIΦANoYΣ; exergual line;

ex: H. Hass, Germany.
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Mithradates II., 121 - 91 BC,13 viewsAR dr., 4,1gr, 20,2mm; Sellwood 27.3var.(the Σ), Shore --, Sunrise --;
mint: ?; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, on throne, w/diadem, knot and 2 ribbons; short cap like hair, mustache, long beard; earring, multi-turn torque w/griffin finial; dotted border 6 to 11:30h; floating bust;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one hand; short sleeve; 5-line legend: (B)AΣIΛEΩΣ BAΣIΛE(ΩN) (M)EΓAΛoY APΣAKoY EΠIΦANoYΣ; exergual line;

ex: H. Hass, Germany
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Mithradates II., 121 - 91,12 viewsAR dr., 3,87gr, 20,5mm; Sellwood 26.2, Shore 78, Sunrise --;
mint: Ekbatana, axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem, knot and ribbons; short cap like hair, mustache, long beard; earring, multi-turn torque w/griffin finial; cuirass; dotted border 9:30 to 14:30;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow and arrow in one hand; 4-line legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛoY APΣAKoY EΠIΦANoY(Σ); symbol 18 in left field;
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Mithradates II., 121 to 91 BC10 viewsAR dr., 4,13gr, 21mm; Sellwood 27.1, Shore 85, Sunrise --;
mint: Ekbatana, axis: 12:30;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem, knot and ribbons; short cap like hair, mustache, long beard in 3 layers; earring, multi-turn torque w/griffin finial; cuirass; dotted border 5:30 to 16h; complete bust;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in right hand; elaborate bashlyk; long empty sleeve ending in pellet and reaching well below seat; 5-line legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ BAΣIΛEΩN MEΓAΛOY APΣAKOY EΠIΦANOYΣ exergual line;
a fine piece of craftsmanship;

ex: CNG eAuction 263.
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Mithradates II., 121-91 BC 14 viewsAR 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)
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Mithradates II., 121-91 BC 11 viewsAR dr., 3,91gr, 18,8mm; Sellwood 24.20var., Shore 75, Sunrise --;
mint: Rhagai; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem, knot and ribbons; short cap like hair, mustache, short beard; earring, 3-turn torque w/griffin or horse finial; cuirass or tunic; dotted border 10:30 to 14h; in right field composite monogram 15;
rev.: archer, right, on ophalos, w/bow in right hand; 4-line legend beginning left and forming square, guide lines: BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛoY APΣAKoY EΠIΦANoY(Σ); monogram 15 behind archer's back, monogram 10 in exergue;

ex: Jean Elsen, Belgium.
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Mithradates II., 121-91 BC 10 viewsAR dr., 4,29gr, 21,4mm; Sellwood 24.10, Shore 70, Sunrise --;
mint: Ekbatana or Rhagai, axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem, knot and 2 broad ribbons; short cap-like hair, mustache, medium-long beard, earring, multi-turn torque w/griffin or horse finial; cuirass or tunic; dotted border 10 to 14:30h; a fine portrait;
rev.: archer, right, on omphalos, w/bow in right hand; 4-line legend beginning on left and forming square: P(sic)AΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛOY (A)PΣAKY(sic) EΠIΦAN ...; exergual line.
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Mithradates II., 121-91 BC 13 viewsAR dr., 4,58gr, 19,5mm; Sellwood 24.10, Shore 70, Sunrise --;
mint: Ekbatana; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem, knot and 2 ribbons; short cap-like hair, mustache, medium-long beard; earring, multi-turn torque w/ horse or griffin finial; cuirass or tunic; unfinished looking die: no upper lip, no back of neck;
rev.: archer, right, on omphalos, w/bow in right hand; 4-line legend beginning on left and forming square: BAΣIΛEΩΣ (M)EΓAΛoV AIΣAKoV EΠIΦANoY(Σ) (N and Y inverted);
exergual line; very heavy for issue;

ex: H. Hass, Germany
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Mithradates II., 121-91 BC 12 viewsAR dr., 3,98gr, 20,3mm; Sellwood 24.11, Shore --, Sunrise --;
mint: Rhagai, axis:12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem, knot and 2 ribbons; short cap like hair, mustache, medium-long beard; earring, 2-turn torque w/pellet finial; weak die;
rev.: archer, right, on omphalos, w/bow in right hand; 4-line legend beginning on left forming square: BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛoV APΣAKoV EΠIΦANoV(Σ); guide lines for letters;
in: Parthika.fr;

ex: Freeman & Sear 18, ex: A. Lynn Collection.
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Mithradates II., 121-91 BC 13 viewsAR dr., 3,54gr, 20,2mm; Sellwood 24.9, Shore 69, Sunrise 286;
mint: Ekbatana or Rhagai, axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem, knot and ribbons; short cap-like hair, mustache, medium-long beard; earring, torque; cuirass; dotted border 8 to 14:30; curiously sloppy obv. compared with rev.;
rev.: archer, right, on omphalos, w/bow in right hand; 4-line legend beginning on left and forming square: BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛOY (AP)ΣAKOY EΠIΦANOY(Σ);

ex: H. Hass, Germany;
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Mithradates II., 121-91 BC 11 viewsAr dr., 3,86 gr, 19,9mm; Sellwood 25.1, Shore --, Sunrise --;
mint: Ekbatana, axis 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem, knot and 1 broad ribbon; short cap like hair, mustache, short beard; earring, torque; dotted border 9:30 to 17:30;
rev.: archer, right, on omphalos,w/bow in right hand; 4-line legend beginning left and forming square: BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛoY APΣAKoY (Σ)ΩTHR(OΣ), exergual line;
very rare 4th line: ΣΩTHP is the Greek word for 'saviour';

ex: David Sellwood Collection (Baldwin's Auction 90).
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Mithradates II., 121-91 BC 15 viewsAR dr., 4,01gr, 23,6mm; Sellwood 24.18, Shore--, Sunrise --;
mint: Rhagai, axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem, knot and ribbons; short cap like hair, mustache, medium-long beard; warring, torque w/ pellet finial; Cuirass; dotted border 4 to 13:30h; composite monogram in right field; complete bust;
rev.: archer, right, on omphalos, w/bow in right hand; 4-line legend beginning left and forming square in guidelines: BAΣIΛE&(ΩΣ) MEΓΛoY AI(sic)ΣAKoY EΠΦANo(YΣ); behind archer's back monogram resembling A;

ex: CNG EAuction 196.

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Mithradates II., 121-91 BC 13 viewsAR dr., 4,47gr, 20,8mm; Sellwood 24.9, Shore 69 Sunrise 286;
mint: Ekbatana or Rhagai, axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem, knot and 2 broad ribbons; short cap-like hair, mustache, medium-long 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 beginning on left side and forming square: BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛoY APΣAKoY EΠIΦANoY(Σ); exergual line;
unusually heavy for issue;

ex: H. Hass, Germany
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Mithradates II., 121-91 BC 24 viewsAR dr., 3,81gr, 20mm; Sellwood 24.9, Shore 69, Sunrise 286;
mint: Ekbatana or Rhagai, axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem, knot and 2 broad ribbons; short cap-like hair, mustache, medium long trimmed beard; earring, multi-turn torque; cuirass; complete dotted border; striking resemblance to portraits on tdrs;
rev.: archer, right, on omphalos, w/bow in right hand; 4-line legend starting on the left side and forming square: BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛOY APΣAKoY EΠIΦANoYΣ exergual line;

ex: W. Derfler, Germany; ex: B. Peus Auktion 376 (Oct 2003), #616e.
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Mithradates II., 121-91 BC 24 viewsfourrée dr., 3,29g; Sellwood 24.9 type, Shore 69 type;
mint: ??, axis 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem, knot and ribbons; short cap-like hair, mustache, medium-long beard; earring, torque w/pellett finial; cuirass; dotted border 8 to 12;
rev.: archer, right, on omphalos, w/bow in right hand; 4-line legend beginning on left and forming square: (BA)ΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛoY APΣAKoY EΠIΦAN...;
contemporary official forgery?

ex: H. Hass, Germany.
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Mithradates II., 121-91 BC10 viewsAR dr., 4,2gr, 21,1mm; Sellwood 26.1 (with this coin the Achaemenid throne is introduced in the coinage replacing the omphalos), Shore 77, Sunrise 290, 291;
mint: Ekbatana; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem and broad ribbons; short cap like hair, mustache, long beard; earring, multi-turn torque w/griffin finial; cuirass; dotted border 10 to 17h;
rev.: very detailed archer, right, on throne, w/bow and arrow in one hand; 4-line legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛOY APΣAKoY EΠIΦANoY(Σ); long exergual line;

ex: V-Auction 252 (ex: B. Campgate Collection)
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Mithradates II., 121-91 BC or Mithradates I, 178-138 BC14 viewscontemporary imitation AR dr., 3,61gr, 20mm;
mint: Eastern?, axis: 11h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem, knot and ribbons; short cap like hair, mustache and medium-long beard; earring, multi-turn torque; complete dotted border; double strike;
rev.: archer, left, on omphalos, w/bow in left hand; 4-line fantasy legend forming square; exergual line;

ex: Vienna, VA, Coin Show.
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Mithradates II., 121-91 BC,8 viewsAR dr., 4,22gr, Sellwood 26.3, Shore 79, Sunrise --;
mint: Ekbatana, axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem, knot and ribbons; short cap like hair, mustache, long beard; earring, multi-turn torque w/ griffin finial; cuirass; dotted border 8 to 14h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow and arrow in both hands; 4-line legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛoY APΣAKoY EΠIΦAN(oYΣ); behind throne back monogram 87.


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Mithradates II., 121-91 BC,11 viewsAR dr., 4,02 gr, 20,5mm; Sellwood 26.1, Shore 77, Sunrise --;
mint: Ekbatana, axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem, knot and broad ribbons; short cap like hair, mustache, long beard; earring, multi-turn torque w/griffin finial; cuirass, star on chest; dotted border 10:30 to 17h;
rev.: archer, right , on throne, w/bow and arrow in one hand; 4-line legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛOY APΣAKOY EΠIΦANOY(Σ); exergual line;

ex: H. Hass, Germany.
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Mithradates II., 121-91 BC.,9 viewsAR dr., 3,84 gr, 21,5mm; Sellwood 26.1, Shore 77, Sunrise --,
mint: Ekbatana; axis: 13h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem, knot and 2 ribbons; short cap like hair, mustache, long beard; earring, multi-turn torque; dotted border 7 to 17; prominent nose;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one hand; 4-line legend: BAΣIΛEωΣ MEΓAΛOY APΣAKOY EΠiΦANOY(Σ);

ex: H. Hass, Germany.
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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
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Mithradates II., 123-88 BC17 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)
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Mithradates II., 123-88 BC or Mithradates I, 178-138 BC9 views
contemporary imitation AR dr., 3,61gr, 20mm;
mint: Eastern?, axis: 11h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem, knot and ribbons; short cap like hair, mustache and medium-long beard; earring, multi-turn torque; complete dotted border; double strike;
rev.: archer, left, on omphalos, w/bow in left hand; 4-line fantasy legend forming square; exergual line;

ex: Vienna, VA, Coin Show.
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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.
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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).
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Mithradates III (87 - 80 B.C.) 25 viewsAR Drachm
O: Diademed bust of king left, wearing tiara decorated with 6 pointed star.
R: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡ−ΣΑΚΟΥ ΑΥΤΟΚΡΑΤΟΡΟΣ ΦΙΛΟΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ, 7-line legend around archer.
Rhagai mint
3.74g
20mm
Sellwood 31.6 (Orodes I); Sunrise –; Shore 123 (Orodes I)
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Mithradates III - AR drachm10 viewsSelwood's Orodes I
Ecbatana
87-79 BC
bearded bust with tiara
archer without beard, with cloak and bashlyk seated on throne, holding bow
ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΑΥΤΟΚΡΑΤΟΡΟΣ ΦΙΛΟΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ
Δ above foot
Sellwood 31.5 (Orodes I); Shore 123 (Orodos I); SGCV II 7389 (Orodos I); BMC Parthia p. 42, 4 (Sinatruces); Sunrise 308 var. (legend arrangement)
4,017g 20-19,5 mm
Johny SYSEL
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Mithradates III, 57 - 54 BC5 viewsAR dr., 3,65gr, 19mm; Sellwood 40.15, Shore --, Sunrise: --;
mint: Areia, axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/2-tier diadem, knot, and 3 ribbons; medium-long hair in 5 waves, mustache, short beard; segmented necklace; dotted border 11 to 13h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one hand; monogram below bow; 7-line legend: (BA)ΣIΛEH M(on its side)CΛΓΛO APΣAKOV oPoΣ IΛ ΘEOVEVΠΛ (last 2 lines to be read from the inside) ..IΦVNoVΣ(retrograde) left outside line even more garbled; exergual line;
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Mithradates III. 57 - 54 BC21 viewsAE 14, 2,2gr., 14,28mm;
Sellw.40.19, Shore 207;
mint: Ekbatana, axis : 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem; medium-long hair in 5 waves, mustache, short beard; segmented necklet w/ central medallion;
rev.: horse’s head, right, framed by 7-line illegible legend;

ex: Canmoose, CAN.
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Mithradates III. 57 - 54 BC10 viewsAR dr., 4,07gr, 20,7mm; Sellwood 41.14var., Shore --, Sunrise --;
mint: Court at Ekbatana, axis: 11:30h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/broad diadem, knot and 3 ribbons; medium-long hair in 4 waves, mustache, short beard; segmented necklace w/center medallion; star in right upper field; dotted border 11:30 to 14h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one hand and monogram below bow; 8-line legend: BΛCIΛEΩretrograde C BΛCIΛEΩN ΛPCΛKoV M(E)ΓΛΛoV ΔIKΛIoV EΠIΦΛNoV(Σ) ΘEoVEVΠΛToPoC ΦIΛEΛΛHNoC;

ex: Pars Coins, ex: Triskeles Auction 6.
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Mithradates III., 57 - 54 BC22 viewsAR dr., 3,97gr, 19,5mm; Sellwood 40 type, Shore --, Sunrise --;
mint: Court at Mithradatkart, axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/broad diadem, knot and 3 ribbons joined at the ends; medium-long hair in 5 waves, mustache, short beard; segmented necklace; cuirass; dotted border 11:30 to 16:30h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one hand; monogram below bow and a second monogram resembling the letter Φ above the bow; 7-line legend: BΛΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓΛΛoY ΛPΣΛKoY EΠIΦΛNoY ΛOI retrogradeNΛIoY (perhaps for: ΔIKAIOY) ΘEoYE(Y)ΠΛToRoΣ KAIΦIΛEΛΛHNoΣ
in: Parthika.fr, Les Différents Types, as Sellw. 40.4var.
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Mithradates III., 57 - 54 BC10 viewsAR dr., 3,77gr, 20mm; Sellwood 40.13var., Shore 199var., Sunrise --;
mint: Margiane; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/broad diadem, 2 knots, and 3 broad ribbons; medium-long hair, mustache, short beard; no necklace discernible; dotted border 9 to 15h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one hand, below bow monogram; 7-line legend composed of dots: (B)ΛCIΛEΩ(Σ) MEΓΛΛoY ΛPCΛKoY ΔIKΛIoY EVΠ(on its head)ΛToIo (last 2 lines to be read from the outside); the 2 outside left lines are difficult to read;

ex: Pars Coins, CA.
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Mithradates III., 57 - 54 BC12 viewsAR dr., 4,03gr, 20,2mm; Sellwood 41.8var., Shore --, Sunrise ---;
mint: Court at Rhagai; axis: 14h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/broad diadem and 3 ribbons; medium-long hair in 4 waves, mustache, short beard; segmented necklace w/center medallion; cuirass; dotted border 8 to 16h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one hand, monogram under bow; behind the top of the throne a second monogram, a circle dissected by a vertical line; 8-line legend: BΛCIΛEΩΣ BΛCIΛEΩN APΣΛKoV MEΓΛoV ΔIKΛIoV ΘEoVEVΠΛT(o)P(o)Σ ΦIΛEΛΛΗ(N)oC;
in: Parthika.fr, Les Différents Types;

ex: Javeed, UK.
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Mithradates III., 57 - 54 BC10 viewsAR dr., 3,95gr, 20,8mm; Sellwood 41.16, Shore --, Sunrise --;
mint: Mithradatkart, axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/3-tier diadem and 3 ribbons; medium-long hair in 5 waves, mustache, short beard; segmented necklace w/center medallion; in upper right field crescent above star; dotted border 9 to 15h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one hand and monogram below bow; 8-line legend: PΛCIΛEΩC (B)ΛC(I)ΛEωN ΛPCΛKoV MEΓΛ(o)V the 2 bottom lines and the 2 lines on the left side are very garbled;

ex: H. Lanz, Germany
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Mithradates III., 57 - 54 BC17 viewsAR dr., 4,09gr, 19mm; Sellwood 41.2 (?), Shore --, Sunrise --;
mint: Ekbatana, axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/broad diadem, 3 ribbons; medium-long hair, mustache, short, wavy beard; segmented necklace w/center medallion; dotted border 14:30 to 15:30; in the right upper field are traces of erasure of possibly a star, which would make this coin a Sellwood 41.12ff. type. The portrait also resembles those of some of the S.41.12ff. coinage.
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one hand, monogram below bow; 8-line legend: BΛCIΛCΩ(Σ) BΛCIΛCΩN ΛPCΛ(KOY) MEΓΛoV ΔIKΛIOV EΠIΦΛN(OYΣ) ΘEOVEVΠΛTOP(OΣ) ΦIΛEΛΛHN(OΣ);
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Mithradates III., 57 - 54 BC14 viewsAE16, 3,70gr., 16,44mm;
Sellw. 41.20, Shore 208;
mint: Rhagai, axis: 12mm;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem and ribbons joined at the end;medium-long hair in 4 waves, mustache, short beard; segmented necklace w/center medallion; star (or sun) in upper right field; dotted border 11 - 17:30h;
rev.: elephant standing, right, framed by 8-line legend: BACIΛEC BACIΛEΩN APCAKoV MEΓAΛoV ΔIKAIoV EΠIΦANoVC ΘEoV EVΠAToPoC ΦIΛEΛΛHNoC;

ex: G. Clark, VA.
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Mithradates III., 57 - 54 BC16 viewsAR dr., 3,65gr, 19mm; Sellwood 40.15, Shore --, Sunrise: --;
mint: Areia, axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/2-tier diadem, knot, and 3 ribbons; medium-long hair in 5 waves, mustache, short beard; segmented necklace; dotted border 11 to 13h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one hand; monogram below bow; 7-line legend: (BA)ΣIΛEH M(on its side)CΛΓΛO APΣAKOV oPoΣ IΛ ΘEOVEVΠΛ (last 2 lines to be read from the inside) ..IΦVNoVΣ(retrograde) left outside line even more garbled; exergual line;

ex: S. Album, CA.
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Mithradates III., 57 - 54 BC16 viewsAR dr., 4,08gr., 21mm; Sellwood 41.5, Shore 200, Sunrise 356 (Mithradates IV.);
mint: Mithradatkart (?), axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed. left, w/broad diadem, knot and 3 ribbons (connected at the end); medium-long hair in 5 waves, mustache, medium-long beard in 3 rows of curls; segmented necklace w/center medallion; cuirass; dotted border 11 to 17h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one hand, monogram below bow; 8(?)-line legend on previously used flan: BΛCIΛ(EΩΣ) BΛCIΛ(EΩN) the 2 lines on the right side are illegible, CIIHVretrogradeNV ΛI retrograde NVo (for: ΔIKAIOY?) ΘEoVEΠΛTC (K)ΛIΦIΛEΛΛHNo ;

ex: H. Lanz, Germany.
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Mithradates III., 57 - 54 BC 9 viewsAR dr., 4,00gr, 19,6mm, Sellwood 41.12 or 14, Shore 201or 202, Sunrise --;
mint: Court at Rhagai or Ekbatana, axis: 12h;
obv.: bare headed, left, w/broad diadem, knot and 3 ribbons; medium-long hair in 4 waves, mustache, short beard; segmented necklace w/center medallion; star in upper right field; dotted border 9 to 14:30h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one hand and monogram below bow; partial 8-line legend: BΛCIΛEΩC BΛCIΛEΩN ΛRCΛK(OY) MEΓΛΛ(OY) EΠIΦΛNo(YΣ) 6th line off flan ΘEoVEΠΛToP(OΣ) KΛIΦIΛEΛΛΗ(NOΣ);

ex: D. Grotjohann, Germany.
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Mithradates III., 57 - 54 BC14 viewsAE 16, 3,28gr., 16,24mm;
Sellw. 41.20, Shore 208;
mint: Rhagai, axis 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem and 3 ribbons; medium-long hair in waves, mustache, short beard; segmented necklet w/center medallion; star (or sun) in upper right field; rev.: elephant standing right, 7-line illegible legend;

ex: CNG at Baltimore Coin Show.
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Mithradates IV., 140 AD27 viewsAR dr., 3,75gr, 18,57mm; Sellwood 82.1, Shore 425 , Sunrise 450 (Mithradates V.);
mint: Ekbatana ; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/broad diadem and 2 ribbons; long pointed triangular beard, mustache; hair in 3 waves; earring, 3-layer necklace; dotted border 8 to 14h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one outstretched hand and mint monogram below; below the right thigh + (representing leg and foot?); throne back has 4 cross bars, no seat; 4 lines of legend visible: (⧠)ΛIIΛͰΛͶ ΛIIΛN⧠ ΛIXΛI⧠V (to be read from the inside) +ΛͶ⧠V; top line in Aramaic/Pahlavi is off flan;

ex: CNG shop.
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Mithradates IV., 140 AD28 viewsAR dr., 3,79gr, 18,57mm; Sellwood 82.1var., Shore 425var. , Sunrise 450var. (Mithradates V.);
mint: Ekbatana ; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/broad diadem and 2 ribbons; long pointed triangular beard, mustache; hair in 3 waves; earring, 3-layer necklace; dotted border 8 to 15h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one outstretched hand and mint monogram below; below the right thigh + (representing leg and foot?); throne back has 4 cross bars, seat ( - ); 5 lines of legend visible: Aramaic/Pahlavi for Mithradates King (⧠)ΛIIΛͰΛH ΛIIΛN⧠ ΛIXΛI⧠ (to be read from the inside) +ΛN⧠V;

ex: H. Hass, GER.
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Mithradates IV., 140 AD27 viewsAR dr., 3,75gr, 19,26mm; Sellwood 82.1, Shore 425 , Sunrise 450 (Mithradates V.);
mint: Ekbatana ; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/broad diadem and 2 ribbons; long pointed triangular beard, mustache; hair in 3 waves; earring, 3-layer necklace; dotted border 8 to 14:30h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one outstretched hand and mint monogram below; under the right thigh + (representing leg and foot?); throne back has 4 cross bars, no seat; 4 lines of legend readable: Aramaic/Pahlavi for Mithradates King (⧠)ΛIIΛͰΛͶ ΛIIΛN⧠ ΛIXΛI⧠V (to be read from the inside);

ex: Vienna Coin Show, VA.
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Mithradates Odessos coins from de Callatay3 viewsGroup 3 coins from Odessos showing the changes in the Herekles image. cicerokid
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Mithradates Odessos tetradrachm 3rd war (c 74-63 BC).Coin comparison2 viewsCoin is group 3

D5 R7a
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Mithradates V1 Eupator 89/88 BC Tetradrachm7 viewsObs: Diademed head of Mithradates Eupator right
Pontus Mint 16.31 gm 30mm
Rev: Drinking Pegasos left
Mint mark RF , above,date ΘΣ
6 rayed star in crescent LF
de Callatay Obs: D55 Rev: not in plates
ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΙΘΡΑΔΑΤΟΥ ΕΥΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ
All surrounded by a Dionysic wreath of ivy & fruit
cicerokid
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Mithradates V1 Eupator 89/88 BC Tetradrachm5 viewsObs: Diademed head of Mithradates Eupator right
Pontus Mint 16.31 gm 30mm
Rev: Drinking Pegasos left
Mint mark RF , above,date ΘΣ
6 rayed star in crescent LF
de Callatay: Obs: D55 Rev:Not in plates/NEW
ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΙΘΡΑΔΑΤΟΥ ΕΥΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ
All surrounded by a Dionysic wreath of ivy & friut
cicerokid
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Mithradates V1 Eupator Tetradrachm c 119- 63 BC4 viewsObverse-Mithradates as Herakles wearing lionskin.
Probably minted 88-72 B.C
16.22gm 30.18mm
Amongst the last tetradrachms to be "of King Alexander " type made.
Reverse- Zeus seated holding eagle.
Inscription under arm : ΛΑΚΩ
Exergue OΔΗ = Odessos Pontus
ΒΑΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ
Price 1192 de Callatay D5 R7a
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Mithradates V1 tetradrachms8 viewsMithradates young ( ish) and oldcicerokid
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Mithradates VI Eupator, AE19.11 viewsAmisos 85-65 B.C. 8.56g - 19mm, Axis 12h.

Obv: Laureate head of Zeus right.

Rev: AMIΣOY - Eagle standing left on thunderbolt, head turned right; PA monogram left.

SNG Cop 134.
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Mithradates VI? Ca 125 - 00 BC.16 viewsBlack Sea Region, time of Mithradates VI? Ca 125-00 BC.
Uncertain mint.


Obv: Jugate heads of the Dioskouroi(?)

Rev: Cornucopiae between pileoi of the Dioskouroi;

[...] LIA - DW [...] below.

Diameter: 15 mm. / Weight: 1,59 gms. / Material: Ć-Bronze

Refs: CNG 84-516

Unpublished.
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Mithridates VI Eupator 79 viewsMithridates VI Eupator Bronze AE 20
Amisos mint c.85-65 BC
8.517g 20.9mm
Obv: Head Mithridates as dionysos right,
wearing ivy wreath
Rev: AMIEOY, cista mystica on which rests
panther skin and thyrsos, monogram upper
left (htpk?)
SNG BM 1205, SNG Stancomb 698,
SNGvA 59, BMC Pontius p.18,53,
SGCV II 3640
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Mn. Aquillius - AR denarius8 viewsRome
˛c. 106 BC
ą109-108 BC
radiate head of Sol right
X
Luna in biga right, crescent and three stars above, star below
(MN)·AQVIL
ROMA
ąCrawford 303/1, Sydenham 557, BMCRR Italy 645, RSC I Aquillia 1, SRCV I 180
˛Mark Passehl - Roman moneyer & coin type chronology, 150 – 50 BC
3,9g
ex Rauch


Moneyer was son of Manius Auillius consul 129 BC. He would become a Roman general, and consul in 101 B.C. He successfully put down a revolt of the slaves in Sicily but was accused of extortion in the province. He was acquitted on account of his military services, although there was little doubt of his guilt. In the First Mithridatic War he was defeated and taken prisoner in 88 B.C. Mithradates treated him with great cruelty, and is said to have put him to death by pouring molten gold down his throat. The method of his execution became famous and, according to some accounts, was repeated by Parthian contemporaries to kill Marcus Licinius Crassus who was at the time the richest man in Rome and a member of the First Triumvirate.
Johny SYSEL
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Nicomedes 1V Philopator tetradrachm 88/7 BC5 viewsObv: Diademed head of Nicomedes 11 right
Rev: Zeus Stratios standing in Himeiton holding wreath in LH and Sceptre in other.
Eagle on thunderbolt under Left arm, below monogram, below ΙΣ date Bithynian-Pontic era 210 = 88/7 BC
ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ NIKOMHΔOY
16.19g 34.4 mm
de Callatay: NEW
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Odessos Thrace Silver Tetradrachm41 viewsPontos, Mithradates VI AR Tetradrachm in name of Alexander III. Odessos mint, ca 125-65 BC. 16,40 grams.
Head of Mithradates as Herakles right in lionskin headdress / BASILEWS right, ALEXANDROU left of Zeus seated left with eagle & sceptre; LA to left, ODH in ex.
Price 1191
Antonivs Protti
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Oriental Greek. Kings of Parthia. Mithradates II "the Great" AR Drachma.49 viewsCirca 121-91 B.C. (3.86g, 19mm, 12h). Sellwood-24.17; Shore-71; BMC Parthia-; MACW-. Rhagae Mint. Struck circa 119-109 B.C. Obverse diademed bust of Mithradates left; neck torque ends in pellet, monogram behind. Reverse BASILEUS MEGALOU ARSAKOU EPIPHANOU Arsakes I seated right on omphalos, holding bow; guide lines in legend. Well struck from high relief dies. Light even porosity. Good style. Choice aEF, toned. Very rare type (R2).

This rare type drachm of Mithradates meticulously follows the design of the much larger silver tetradrachmai of the ruler. One could be easily misled to think this particular coin to be a tetradrachm if the dimension and weight are not mentioned. This attests to the detail and artistry put into the coin.
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Orodes I. 90 - 77 BC19 viewsAR dr., 3,86gr, 21,8mm; Sellwood 31.5, Shore 122, Sunrise 308 (Mithradates III.);
mint: Ekbatana, axis: 12h;
obv.: head, left, w/tiara (3 rows of pellets, six-point star as side ornament, long flap) and diadem w/knot and 2 ribbons; mustache, short beard; earring, torque w/single pellet finial; cuirass; dotted border 8 to 14:30h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one hand; seemingly an eight-line pretty garbled legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ BAΣIΛ MeΓAΛoV (APΣ)AKoV, next line mostly off flan, ΦIΛoΠATo(PoΣ) EΠIΦANoVΣ (ΦIΛ)EΛΛΗNo(Σ); the top line is most likely a leftover from an earlier, re-used flan or the result of a bad strike;
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Orodes I. 90 - 77 BC26 viewsAR dr., 4,05gr, 20,6mm; Sellwood 31.5, Shore 122, Sunrise 308 (Mithradates III.);
mint: Ekbatana, axis: 12h;
obv.: head, left, w/tiara (3 rows of pellets, six-point star as side ornament, long ear flap) and diadem w/knot and ribbon; mustache, short beard; earring, torque w/pellet finial, cuirass w/star (?) on chest; dotted border 7 to 11:30h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in right hand; 7-line legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓΛΛoV ΛPΣΛKoV ΛVToKPΛT(oPoΣ) (ΦI)ΛoΠΛT(oPoΣ) EΠIΦΛNoVΣ (ΦIΛ E)ΛΛΗNo(Σ); exergual line;

ex: T. Cederlind
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Orodes I. 90 - 77 BC21 viewsAR tdr., 16,16gr, 29,4mm; Sellwood 31.1, Shore --, Sunrise 306 (Mithradates III, 87-80 BC);
mint: Seleukia, axis: 12h;
obv.: head, left, w/tiara (3rows of pellets, 6-point star as side decoration, long ear flaps) and diadem w/knot and 2 ribbons; mustache, medium-long beard; earring, torque w/single pellet finial; cuirass w/star on chest; dotted border almost complete;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in right hand; 7-line legend: BΛCIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛoY ΛPΣΛKoY ΛYToKPΛTo(PoC) ΦIΛoΠΛToPoC EΠIΦΛNoYC ΦIΛEΛΛΗNoC; exergual line;

ex: New York Sale XXXIV (Baldwin's), David Sellwood Collection; also in: Parthia.com, Orodes I; Michael Mitchiner, ACW, p. 112, #531, Orodes I., plate coin.

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Orodes I. 90 - 77 BC14 viewsAR tdr., 16,03gr, 28,8mm; Sellwood 31.2var., Shore 121var., Sunrise 307var. (Mithradates III, 87-80 BC);
mint: Seleukia, axis: 12h;
obv.: head, left, w/tiara (3 rows of pellets, 7-pointed star as side decoration, long ear flap) and diadem w/knot and 2 ribbons; mustache, short beard; earring, torque w/single pellet finial; cuirass; the 7-point star is a variation;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in right hand; below bow A-like symbol; 7-line legend: BAΣIΛCΩΣ MEΓAΛoV APΣAKoV AVToKPAToPoΣ ΦIΛoΠAToPoΣ EΠIΦANoVΣ ΦIΛEΛΛΗNoΣ; exergual line;

ex: CNG 75; also in: Parthia.com, Orodes I, and in: Parthika.fr, Les Différents Types.
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Orodes I. 90 - 77 BC, (Mithradates III)13 views
AR tdr., 16,16gr, 29,4mm; Sellwood 31.1, Shore --, Sunrise 306 (Mithradates III, 87-80 BC);
mint: Seleukia, axis: 12h;
obv.: head, left, w/tiara (3rows of pellets, 6-point star as side decoration, long ear flaps) and diadem w/knot and 2 ribbons; mustache, medium-long beard; earring, torque w/single pellet finial; cuirass w/star on chest; dotted border almost complete;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in right hand; 7-line legend: BΛCIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛoY ΛPΣΛKoY ΛYToKPΛTo(PoC) ΦIΛoΠΛToPoC EΠIΦΛNoYC ΦIΛEΛΛΗNoC; exergual line;

in: David Sellwood The Coinage of Parthia, Spink, 1980, # 31.1 and 1971, # 31/4; also in: Parthia.com, Orodes I; also in: Michael Mitchiner, The Ancient and Classical World, Hawkins, 1971 p. 112, #531.
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Orodes II., 57 - 38 BC21 viewsBI tdr., 15,02gr, mm; Sellwood 44.1, Shore - , Sunrise 355 (Mithradates IV);
mint: Seleukia; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/ broad diadem, 2 loops and 2 ribbons; medium-long hair in 5 waves, mustache, short beard; multi-turn torque w/pellet finial; cuirass; dotted border 7 to 15h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one hand; 5-line legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ BAΣIΛEΩN (M)EΓAΛOV APΣAKOV KAI KTIΣT(OV); exergual line; KTIΣTOΣ meaning: founder - S. 44.1 is the only coin using this epithet (to my knowledge);

ex: the David Sellwood Collection, Baldwin's Auction #90. A SELLWOOD PLATE COIN (David Sellwood, The Coinage of Parthia, second edition, 1980).
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Orodes II., 57 - 38 BC (Mithradates IV)9 views
BI tdr., 15,02gr, mm; Sellwood 44.1, Shore - , Sunrise 355 (Mithradates IV);
mint: Seleukia; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/ broad diadem, 2 loops and 2 ribbons; medium-long hair in 5 waves, mustache, short beard; multi-turn torque w/pellet finial; cuirass; dotted border 7 to 15h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one hand; 5-line legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ BAΣIΛEΩN (M)EΓAΛOV APΣAKOV KAI KTIΣT(OV); exergual line; KTIΣTOΣ meaning: founder - S. 44.1 is the only coin using this epithet (to my knowledge);

in: David Sellwood , The Coinage of Parthia, Spink 1980, #44.1
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Paphlagonia, Amastris45 viewsAE20, Mithradates VI, 120-63BC
Obverse: Aegis with Gorgons head at center
Reverse: AMASTRIEWN, Nike advancing right with wreath and palm.
Sear 3675
20mm, 7.2gm
1 commentsJerome Holderman
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Paphlagonia, Sinope, ca. 120-100 BC, Ć Obol 20 viewsMale head (youthful Mithradates VI?) right wearing bashlyk.
ΣINO-ΠHΣ either side of quiver and unstrung bow.

SNG BM 1523; SNG Stancomb 792. Probably struck ca. 120-111 BC.

(25 mm, 21.1 g, 12h).
Mike R. Vosper Coins.
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Parthia - Mithradates I (171-138 BCE)28 viewsMetal/Size: AR21; Weight: 3.56 grams; Denomination: Drachm; Mint: Hekatompylos; Date: 171-138 BCE; Obverse: Diademed bust of clean-shaven king left, wearing bashlyk and diadem with two ribbons. Reverse: Archer (Arsaces) seated right on omphalos holding bow and wearing bashlyk with diadem. Words ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ" or Great King Arsaces" surround. References: Sellwood 10.1v; Shore #12.museumguy
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Parthia - Mithradates I (171-138 BCE)22 viewsMetal/Size: AR19; Weight: 3.74 grams; Denomination: Drachm; Mint: Hekatompylos; Date: 171-138 BCE; Obverse: Diademed bust of clean-shaven king left, wearing bashlyk and diadem with two ribbons. Reverse: Archer (Arsaces) seated right on omphalos holding bow and wearing bashlyk with diadem. Words ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ" or King Arsaces" surround. References: Sellwood 9.1v; Shore #7-8; Sunrise #251.1 commentsmuseumguy
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Parthia - Mithradates II (123-88 BCE)36 viewsMetal/Size: AR20; Weight: 4.19 grams; Denomination: Drachm; Mint: Ecbatana; Date: 123-88 BCE; Obverse: King facing left with long beard and prominent nose, torque ending in griffin, bare-headed with diadem and earring. Circular border of pellets running left to right above but not below. Reverse: Beardless archer (probably founder Arsaces) wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow and arrow in right hand; no border; square four-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ (Great King Arsaces the Noble). References: Sellwood #26.1; Shore #59.museumguy
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Parthia - Mithradates II (123-88 BCE)17 viewsMetal/Size: AR21; Weight: 3.8 grams; Denomination: Drachm; Mint: Rhaga; Date: 123-88 BCE; Obverse: Long-bearded bust of king left wearing diadem, torque ending in sea horse (hippocamp), earring, circular border of pellets. Reverse: Beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak, seated right on omphalos, holding bow- no border - square five-line Greek inscription (ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ) (Great King of Kings Arsaces God Manifest). References: Sellwood #27.1; Shore #85.museumguy
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Parthia - Mithradates II (123-88 BCE)16 viewsMetal/Size: AR19; Weight: 4.11 grams; Denomination: Drachm; Mint: Ecbatana; Date: 123-88 BCE; Obverse: Long-bearded bust left wearing tiara (T28iii) with six-pointed star and earflap; torque with single or double pellet finial; earring. This portrait shows a pointed rather than bulbous nose. No border. Reverse: Beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; no border; five-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ (Great King of Kings Arsaces God Manifest). Reference: Sellwood #28.3.museumguy
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Parthia - Mithradates II (123-88 BCE)16 viewsSize/Metal: AR17; Weight: 4.0 grams; Mint: Rhagae; Denomination: Drachm; Date: 123-88 BCE; Obverse: Bust of king left, wearing tiara with 8-pointed star and beaded decoration. King has long beard, diadem, and torque ending with pellet; earring. Reverse: Seated archer wearing bashlyk right holding bow. 5 line legend - ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ (Of the Great King of Kings Arsaces, the Noble). References: Sellwood #28.6 variant; Shore 94ff.
museumguy
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Parthia - Mithradates II (123-88 BCE)32 viewsMetal/Size: AR20; Weight: 3.3 grams; Denomination: Drachm; Mint: Ecbatana; Date: 121-91 BCE; Obverse: Diademed bust left, wearing pellet-ending torque around neck, long full beard, circle of pellets. Reverse: Beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on omphalos, holding bow in right hand; no border; square four-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ (Great King Arsaces God Manifest). References: Sellwood #24.9; Shore #69.1 commentsmuseumguy
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Parthia - Mithradates II (123-88 BCE)22 viewsMetal/Size: 17.7 mm; Weight: 3.70 grams; Denomination: Dichalkon Mint: Ecbatana Date: 123-88 BCE; Obverse: King facing left with long beard and wearing diadem. Possible "M" behind head. Reverse: Horse head right; no border; square four-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ. ("Great King Arsaces the Noble"). References: Sellwood #26.28.1 commentsmuseumguy
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Parthia - Mithradates II (123-88 BCE)22 viewsSize/Metal: AR20; Weight: 3.80 grams; Mint: Rhagae; Denomination: Drachm; Date: 123-88 BCE; Obverse: Bust of king left, wearing diadem and earring. King has long beard and torque ending with pellet; Reverse: Seated archer wearing bashlyk right holding bow. 4 line linear legend with additional words on a curve to left - ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ (Of the Great King of Kings Arsaces, the Noble). References: Sellwood #27.1; Shore 85.1 commentsmuseumguy
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Parthia - Mithradates II (123-88 BCE)25 viewsMetal/Size: AR20; Weight: 4.18 grams; Denomination: Drachm; Mint: Rhagae; Date: 109-96/5 BCE; Obverse: Diademed bust left, wearing pellet-ending torque around neck, long full beard, circle of pellets. Reverse: Beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on omphalos, holding bow in right hand; no border; square five-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ (Great King of Kings Arsaces God Manifest). References: Sellwood #27.1; Shore #85; Sunrise #293.2 commentsmuseumguy
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Parthia - Mithradates II (123-88 BCE)11 viewsMetal/Size: AR20; Weight: 4.0 grams; Denomination: Drachm; Mint: Ecbatana; Date: 123-88 BCE; Obverse: King's head left w/tiara iii with six-pointed star and three rows of beads with earflap and diadem with two ribbons; mustache, long beard, earring, necklace with two consecutive. pellet finial; cuirass. Reverse: Archer (Arsaces), right, on throne, w/bow in right hand; 5-line legend: BΛΣIΛEΩΣ BΛΣIΛEΩ(N) MEΓΛΛoY APΣAKoY EΠIΦANoV(Σ) (Great Arsaces King of Kings, God-like). References: Sellwood #28.3; Shore #97; Sunrise #414.museumguy
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Parthia - Mithradates II (123-88 BCE)17 viewsMetal/Size: AR20; Weight: 3.9 grams; Denomination: Drachm; Mint: Rhagae; Date: 123-88 BCE; Obverse: Bust of king left, wearing tiara with ear flap and eight-pointed star. Tiara has two rows of beads with half-moon designs between rows. Double-banded diadem with two ribbons attached. Long beard, earring and torque with hippocamp. Reverse: Archer (Arsaces) wearing bashlyk and seated right holding bow - five lines of text ("Great King of Kings Arsaces, the Noble"). Reference: Sellwood #28.1.1 commentsmuseumguy
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Parthia - Mithradates II (123-88 BCE)11 viewsMetal/Size: AR20; Weight: 4.1 grams; Denomination: Drachm; Mint: Eastern Imitation; Date: 123-88 BCE; Obverse: Long-bearded bust left wearing tiara (T28i) with eight-pointed star, no circle design below diadem; griffin-ended (?) torque. Reverse: Beardless archer (Arsaces) wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; no border, five line Greek inscription. References: Sellwood #28.1v; Shore #94ff.museumguy
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Parthia - Mithradates II (123-88 BCE)11 viewsMetal/Size: AE20; Weight: 3.20 grams; Denomination: Dichalkon; Mint: Rhagae; Date: 123-88 BCE; Obverse: Diademed draped bust of King left with symbols in Greek behind bust. Reverse: Head of horse right; square 5-line Greek inscriptions around - ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ (Great King of Kings Arsaces the Noble). Reference: Sellwood #27.10.museumguy
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Parthia - Mithradates II (123-88 BCE)9 viewsMetal/Size: AE16; Weight: 2.29 grams; Denomination: Chalkous; Mint: Susa; Date: 123-88 BCE; Obverse: King sports long beard and wears tiara (with earflap)with 2(?) rows of pellets around 8(?)-pointed star along with diadem containing two flowing ribbons. King has earring and wears torque around neck. Reverse: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ (Great King of Kings Arsaces God Manifest), Nike standing r., holding wreath and palm branch. Reference: Sellwood #28.21(?).museumguy
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Parthia - Mithradates II (123-88 BCE)27 viewsMetal/Size: AR20; Weight: 4.18 grams; Mint: Ecbatana; Denomination: Drachm; Date: 123-88 BCE; Obverse: Long-bearded bust left wearing tiara (T28vii) with eight-point star, ear flaps and griffin-ended torque; wears diadem underneath tiara with two ribbons. Reverse: Beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; no border; five-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ (Of the Great King of Kings Arsaces, the Noble). References: Sellwood #28.7; Shore #99.1 commentsmuseumguy
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Parthia - Mithradates III (57-54 BCE)14 viewsMetal/Size: AR16; Weight: 3.9 grams; Denomination: Drachm; Mint: Ecbatana; Date: 57-54 BCE; Obverse: Short-bearded and short-haired bust left wearing double-banded diadem and segmented necklet with medallion; circular border of pellets. Reverse: Beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; behind archer's head, B; above throne back, T; below bow, monogram [~]; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΘΕΟΥ ΕΥΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ (Of the) Great King Arsaces, the Just, the Noble, Friend of the Greeks. Reference: Sellwood #40.2.museumguy
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Parthia - Mithradates III (57-54 BCE)41 viewsMetal/Size: AR19; Weight: 4.12 grams; Denomination: Drachm; Mint: Mithradatkart; Date: 57-54 BCE; Obverse: Short-bearded, mustachioed bust of king left, wearing double-banded diadem, segmented necklet with a medallion. Hair in five rows. Reverse: Archer (Arsaces) seated right on throne, holding bow and wearing bashlyk - monogram below. Legend possibly: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΘΕΟΥ ΕΥΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ (Of the) Great King Arsaces, the Just, the Noble, God-like, Friend of the Greeks. Reference: Sellwood #40.3; Shore #190.1 commentsmuseumguy
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Parthia - Mithradates III (57-54 BCE)10 viewsMetal/Size: AR20; Weight: 3.94 grams; Denomination: Drachm; Mint: Kangavar; Date: 57-54 BCE; Obverse: Short-bearded, mustachioed bust of king left, wearing double-banded diadem, segmented necklet with a medallion. Circular border of pellets. Reverse: Beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; below bow, monogram [~]; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΘΕΟΥ ΕΥΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ ((Of the) Great King Arsaces, the Just, the Noble, God-like, Friend of the Greeks). Reference: Sellwood #40.9; Shore #197.museumguy
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Parthia - Mithradates IV (129-140 AD)9 viewsMetal/Size: AR18; Weight: 3.7 grams; Denomination: Drachm; Mint: Ecbatana; Date: 129-140 AD; Obverse: King's bust facing left, wearing diadem with extra lines with loop at back. Also wears earring and has long pointed beard with torque (no finial) around neck. Hair in two waves. Reverse: Archer seated right on throne holding bow, monogram 26 below bow; six line Greek inscription; left side inscription reads from outside. Aramaic inscription on top line. Reference: Sellwood #82.3; Shore #425; Sunrise #450.museumguy
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Parthia - Orodes I (90-80 BCE) or Mithradates III (87-80 BCE)12 viewsMetal/Size: AR20; Weight: 3.9 grams; Denomination: Drachm; Mint: Ecbatana; Date: 90-80 BCE or 57-54 BCE); Obverse: Bearded bust left wearing tiara (T31i) with six-pointed star and ear flap; pellet-ended torque; circular border of pellets. Reverse: Beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak, seated right on omphalos, holding bow in right hand - no border - square five-line Greek inscription ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΑΥΤΟΚΡΑΤΟΡΟΣ ΦΙΛΟΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ (Of the) Great King Arsaces, the Autocrat, the Father-Loving, the Greek-Loving, the Noble. References: Sellwood #31.5; Shore #122; Assar (Mithradates III).museumguy
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Parthia - Orodes I (90-80 BCE) or Mithradates III (87-80 BCE)33 viewsMetal/Size: AR19; Weight: 4.09; Mint: Margiane; Denomination: Drachm; Date: 90-80 BCE; Obverse: Bust of king left with medium length beard left wearing tiara with star and pellet-ended torque around neck - border of pellets; diadem. Reverse: Archer (Arsaces) seated right holding bow - seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΑΥΤΟΚΡΑΤΟΡΟΣ ΦΙΛΟΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ (Of the Great King Arsakes, Autocrat, the Father-Loving, the Noble, the Greek-Loving.) Reference: Sellwood #31.9.1 commentsmuseumguy
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Parthia - Orodes I (90-80 BCE) or Mithradates III (87-80 BCE)22 viewsMetal/Size: AR 19; Weight: 3.96 grams; mint: Rhaga; Year: 90-80 BCE; Obverse: King left with medium-length beard wearing a tiara with ear flap and with six pointed star and three rows of beads, diadem, earring, torque ending in pellet. Reverse: Beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cload seated right on a throne, holding a bow "BASILEWS MEGALOY APSAKOY AYTOKPATOPOS FILOPATOROS FILELLENOS EPIFANOYS" (Of the Great King Arsakes, Autocrat, the Father-Loving, the Noble, the Greek-Loving.) Reference: Sellwood 31.6?museumguy
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Parthia, Mithradates II AR Drachm38 viewsMithradates II. 121-91 BC. AR Drachm (20mm, 4.17 g, 12h). Ekbatana mint. Struck circa 120/19-109 BC. Diademed bust left / Archer (Arsakes I) seated right on throne, holding bow. Sellwood 26.1; Sunrise 290-1; Shore 77 In NGC encapsulation graded Ch AU, Strike: 5/5; Surface: 4/5.

Ex Dr. Patrick H.C. Tan Collection. Ex Roma E-Sale 14 (27 December 2014), lot 252.
1 commentsCurtis H2
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Parthia, Mithradates II Drachm, Sellwood 27.1 variant 55 viewsRhagae mint, Mithradates II Drachm, 123-88 B.C. AR, 20mm 3.87g, Sellwood 27.1 variant
O: long-bearded bust left wearing diadem; circular border of pellets
R: five-line Greek inscription but with retrograde E in EPIFANOYE = BAEILEWE BAEILEWE MEGALOY APEAKOY EPIFANOYE, beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; empty cloak arm indefinite ending at seat; no border

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Parthia, Mithridates III18 viewsParthia, Mithridates III (sold as Orodes I). 87-80/79 BC. AR Drachm (3.61 gm). Bust of Mithridates III r. wearing smooth-topped cap with decorated ear pieces. / Archer king enthroned, r. with bow outstretched. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜEΓAΛOY ARΣAKOY AYTOKPATOPOΣ ΦΙΛΟΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ ΣΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛEΛΛHNΟΣ. VF. This issue has traditionally been assigned to Orodes I, but has been reattributed to Mithradates III by Assar. Sellwood 31.5 (Orodes I); Shore 124 (Orodes I); SGC 7389; ZDZ89.Christian T
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Parthia, Sellwood 28.4., Mithradates II. (123-88 B.C.), AR-Drachm, Archer right on throne, #164 viewsParthia, Sellwood 28.4., Mithradates II. (123-88 B.C.), AR-Drachm, Archer right on throne, #1
avers: Long-bearded bust left wearing a tiara (T28iv) with six-point star, torque end single or double peller, circular border of pellets.
reverse: Beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding a bow in the right hand, no border,five-line Greek inscription: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 19,0-20,5mm, weight: 4,11g, axes: 0h,
mint: Ecbatana, date: 123-88 B.C., ref: Sellwood 28.4, Shore --,
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans
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Parthia, Sellwood 40.3var.(legend!), Mithradates III. (57-54 B.C.), AR-Drachm, Archer right on throne, #1120 viewsParthia, Sellwood 40.3var.(legend!), Mithradates III. (57-54 B.C.), AR-Drachm, Archer right on throne, #1
avers: Short-bearded bust left wearing double-banded diadem and segmented necklet with medallion; circular border of pellets
reverse: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding a bow in the right hand, below the bow, monogram, no border, seven-line Greek inscription: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΘΕΟΥ ΕΥΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ ΚΑΙ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝ
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 19,0-20,0mm, weight: 3,55g, axes: 0h,
mint: Mithradatkart, date: 57-54 B.C., ref: Sellwood 40.3 (legend !), Shore --0,
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PARTHIA/PERSIA, Mithradates I (c. 171 - 138 B.C.), AE Chalkos9 viewsWeight: 2,90 g
Size: 12 mm
Condition : VF/VF
Minted in Hekatomjoylos
Obv: Bust left.
Rev: Horse walking right, three lines legend.
Ref: Sellwood 11.6 ; Unlisted in Shore
Rarity: R2
Value: 375
Jorge C
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PARTHIA/PERSIA, Mithradates I (c. 171 - 138 B.C.), AR Drachm21 viewsWeight: 3.41 g
Size: 21 mm
Condition: VF/VF
Minted in Hecatompylos
Obv: beardless bust left, wearing bashlyk; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on
omphalos, holding bow in right hand; exergual line; no border; three-
line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ
Ref: Sellwood 10.1 ; Shore not listed
Rarity: Scarce
Jorge C
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PARTHIA/PERSIA, Mithradates I (Sellwood); Phriapatius to Mithradates I (Assar)51 viewsAR obol
c. 171 - 138 BC
0.62 gm.
Hekatompylos mint?
Obv: Diademed bust left in bashlyk, wearing single turn torque, dotted border
Rev: Archer seated right on omphalos, three-line inscription ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟY ΑΡΣΑΚΟY
Sellwood 10.19, Mitchiner ACW, #473 (this coin, page 108 of "Oriental Coins and Their Values, Vol. 2: The Ancient and Classical World" by Michael Mitchiner, published by Hawkins Publications, 1978)
Ex-David Sellwood Collection
Robert L3
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PARTHIA/PERSIA, Mithradates II (c. 123 - 88 B.C.), AE Dichalkos12 viewsWeight: 3.90 g
Size: 17.89 mm
Condition: gF/gF
Minted in Rhegium
Obv: Bearded bust left, behind M.
Rev: Horses head right, four lines legend i, guidelines.
Ref: Sellwood 24.37 ; Shore 490
Rarity: Common
Value: 35
Jorge C
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PARTHIA/PERSIA, Mithradates II (c. 123 - 88 B.C.), AR Drachm33 viewsWeight: 4.19 g
Size: 19 mm
Condition: VF/VF
Minted in Ecbatana
Obv: medium bearded bust left wearing diadem, pellet-ended torque; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on omphalos, holding bow in right
hand; no
border; square four-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ
Ref: Sellwood 24.9 ; Shore 85
Rarity: Common
1 commentsJorge C
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PARTHIA/PERSIA, Mithradates II, ca. 123 - 88 BC76 viewsAR dr., 4,18gr, 20,45mm;
Sellw. 28.3, Shore 97, Sunrise 299;
mint: Ekbatana, axis: 12h;
obv.: bust, left, w/tiara and diadem, knot and 2 ribbons; mustache, long tapering beard; tiara w/earflap and 3 rows of pellets enclosing a six-pointed star; earring, multi-turn torque w/2-pellet finial; cuirass;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in 1 hand; exergual line; 5-line legend forming a square: BAΣIΛEΩΣ BAΣIΛEΩN MEΓAΛoY APΣAKoY EΠIΦANoYΣ;
an impressive portrait of the aging king.

ex: Nisa Collection.
3 commentsSchatz
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PARTHIA/PERSIA, Mithradates II, AR drachm110 viewsEcbatana
119-109 BC
bearded diademed bust left
archer without beard, with cloak and bashlyk seated on throne, holding bow
ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ
Sellwood 26.1; Shore 77
2 commentsJohny SYSEL
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PARTHIA/PERSIA, Mithradates II, ca. 123 - 88 BC, or Gotarzes I, 91 - 87 BC67 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 commentsSchatz
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PARTHIA/PERSIA, Mithradates II, ca.123-88 BC79 viewsAR dr., 4,09gr, 21,2mm; Sellwood 24.10, Shore 70, Sunrise --;
mint: Ekbatana or Rhagai, axis 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem, knot and 2 ribbons; short cap-like hair, mustache, medium-long beard; earring, torque w/griffin or horse finial; dotted border 9 to 14h;
rev.: archer, right, on omphalos, w/bow in right hand; 4-line legend beginning on left and forming square: BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛoY APΣAKoY EΠIΦANoY(Σ); exergual line;
iridescent "rainbow" tone;
a portrait of the young king who was probably the greatest of the Parthian rulers.
3 commentsSchatz
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PARTHIA/PERSIA, Mithradates IV (c. A.D. 129 - 140), AE Chalkos10 viewsWeight: 0,95 g
Size: 11,41 mm
Condition: aVF/aVF
Minted in Ecbatana
Obv: Bust left.
Rev: Bull's head facing, circular dotted border.
Ref: Sellwood 82.6 ; Shore 630
Rarity: Scarce
Value: 50
Jorge C
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PARTHIA/PERSIA, Mithradates IV (c. A.D. 129 - 140), AR Drachm27 viewsWeight: 2.98
Size: 17 mm
Condition: EF/EF
Mited in Ecbatana
Obv: bare-headed bust left with long, pointed beard wearing diadem with loop at the top and two ends; earring visible
Rev: beardless archer seated right on throne holding bow, monogram 26 below bow; archer's seat omitted. Blundered
Greek legend. Aramaic inscription on top line
Ref: Sellwood 82.1 ; Shore 425
Rarity: Scarce
Jorge C
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PARTHIA/PERSIA, Parthian Empire, Mithradates II, c. 121 - 91 B.C.41 viewsSH86429. Silver tetradrachm, Sellwood 24.4, BMC 3, Boston MFA 2216, Sunrise 284, Shore 67 var., EF, fantastic high relief bust, well centered on a tight flan, slightest die wear, slightest porosity, weight 15.696 g, maximum diameter 28.2 mm, die axis 0o, Seleukeia on the Tigris mint, c. 119 - 109 B.C.; obverse diademed bust of Mithradates to left, long beard, wearing torc and elaborate robes; reverse BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛOY APΣ-AKOY EΠIΦANOYΣ / TY (square clockwise, ending in exergue)), Arsakes I seated right on omphalos, bow in right hand, palm branch right; ex Pars (2008), ex Antiqua Inc. (2000)1 commentsJoe Sermarini
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Parthian Empire, Mithradates II, c. 123 - 88 B.C.53 viewsSilver drachm; SGCV 7372, (Selwood 28.3); Weight 4.1gr., Max Diameter 20.38 mm. Obv: long-bearded, cuir. bust l. wearing tiara with six-point star, circular border of pellets, Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; no border; five-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ. Slightly toned, concave from the rev. side hard strike.

Background info;
Mithradates II was the eighth and one of the greatest Parthian kings. He defeated all Seleukid attempts to reclaim their Eastern territories and made Parthia a formidable, unified empire. He adopted the title Epiphanes, "god manifest". He made contact with Rome and introduced new designs on his extensive coinage. Late in his reign he exerted influence in Armenia, taking as hostage a prince who would become Tigranes the Great of Armenia. -- www.parthia.com

Steve E
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Parthian Empire: Mithradates II (121-91 BCE) AR Drachm, Ekbatana (Sellwood 26.2; Shore 78)21 viewsObv: Long bearded bust left wearing diadem, griffin-ended torque; circular border of pellets
Rev: Beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow and arrow in right hand; in field left, monogram Δ; no border; square four-line Greek inscription - ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ
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Parthian Empire: Mithradates II (121-91 BCE) AR Drachm, Ekbatana (Sellwood 27.2; Sunrise 294; Shore 86)30 viewsObv: Long-bearded bust left wearing diadem; circular border of pellets
Rev: Beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; empty cloak arm ending in a point; flan widespread and design much larger than usual; no border; five-line Greek inscription - ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ − ΒΑΣΙ − ΛΕΩΝ − ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ / ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ / ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ
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Parthian Empire: Mithradates II (121-91 BCE) AR Drachm, Ekbatana (Sellwood 28.2; Sunrise 297; Shore 96)15 viewsObv: Long-bearded bust left wearing tiara with six-point star; torque end single or double pellet; circular border of pellets
Rev: Beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; no border; five-line Greek inscription - ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ
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Parthian Empire: Mithradates IV (58/7-55 BCE) Ć Tetrachalkon, Rhagai (Sellwood 41.20; Shore 208)16 viewsObv: Short-bearded bust left wearing double-banded diadem and segmented necklet with medallion; behind bust, star; circular border of pellets
Rev: Elephant standing right; no border; ΚΑΙ omitted from eight-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΘΕΟΥ ΕΥΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ ΚΑΙ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
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PARTHIAN KINGDOM. Mithradates II (ca. 121-91 BC). AR drachm (21mm, 4.04 gm, 12h). Choice XF13 viewsPARTHIAN KINGDOM. Mithradates II (ca. 121-91 BC). AR drachm (21mm, 4.04 gm, 12h). Choice XF. Ecbatana, ca. 120/19-109 BC. Diademed, draped bust of Mithradates II left, wearing long pointed beard / ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜEΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣ-ΑΚΟΥ EΠIΦANOYΣ, archer in Parthian dress (Arsaces I) enthroned right, holding bow outward, cloak ends in pellet under throne; Δ in outer left field. Sunrise -. Shore 78. Sellwood 26.2.

Ex H. Schulman, private sale (June 1965).
Mark R1
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Parthian Kingdom: Mithradates II, 123 - 88 BC25 viewsObv: No legend, cuirassed bust of Mithradates II with long pointed beard facing left, wearing a round tiara ornamented with a six-point star.

Rev: BAΣIΛEΩΣ top, BAΣIΛEΩN right, MEΓAΛOV exergue, APΣAKOV / EΠIΦANOVΣ in two lines on the left; an archer seated on a throne holding a bow.

Silver Drachm, Ecbatana mint

4.1 grams, 20 mm, 0°

GCV 7372, Sellwood 28/3
SPQR Matt
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Phraates II27 viewsAR Drachm (21mm, 3.83 g, 12h). Ekbatana mint. Struck circa 128-127 BC. Diademed bust left / BAΣIΛ EΩΣ/MEΓ AΛOY downward to right, APΣAKOV/ΘΕΟΠATOPΣ (sic) downward to left, archer (Arsakes I) seated right on omphalos, holding bow. Sellwood 16.1; Shore 41; Sunrise 269.

As a minor son of the Great Mithradates, Phraates II began his reign as a co-ruler with his mother, Riinu. The scanty evidence from this period reveals Phraates’ preoccupation with fighting the Seleukids under their king, Antiochus VII, in the west and the Sacae in the east. However, the presence of silver and copper coins from Susa indicate that he began his rule consolidating Parthian hegemony in Elam; a task that had already started in the closing months of his father’s reign. Although successful against the Seleukids (see below), his struggle against the Sacae was a protracted and severe conflict which began favorably but ultimately concluded in his defeat and death (from CNG).

Published in David Sellwood's "An Introduction to the Coinage of Parthia" (1971)
ThatParthianGuy
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Pontic Bronze Coin of Mithridates VI13 viewsA Pontic bronze coin of Mithridates VI minted in Amisos, Pontus between 100-85 BC. 20mm, 7.6g.chuy1530
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Pontic Kingdom, Mithradates VI, 120-63 BC, Ć 25 - Smyrna 88-86 BC13 viewsDiademed head of Mithradates VI of Pontos right.
ZMYPNAIΩN right, EPMOΓENHΣ/ΦPIΞOΣ to left of Nike standing right, palm frond over shoulder while crowning the city’s ethnic with wreath.

Milne, Autonomous Smyrna 340; Callata˙ pl. LI, P-Q; SNG Copenhagen 1206; BMC 118; McClean 8286, pl. 287, 6; Winterthur 3148.
Smyrna 88-86 BC.

(25 mm, 14.86 g, 12h).
Gorny & Mosch.
n.igma
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Pontic Kingdom, Mithradates VI, Eupator, the Great, c. 120-63 BC50 viewsGold Stater, 8.23g, EF
Restoring the Lysimachos type
Diademed head of Alexander the Great (with the features of Mithradates VI), wearing the horn of Ammon / BAΣIΛEΩΣ LYΣIMAXOY, Athena enthroned left, holding Nike and resting left arm on shield, transverse spear against her side, BY on throne, AP monogram under right arm, trident and two dolphins in ex
Ex: Forvm Ancient Coins
SNG Cop 1089 var
2 commentsLawrence Woolslayer
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PONTIC KINGDOM—PAPHLAGONIA, SINOPE16 viewsca 85-65 BC (time of Mithradates VI)
Ć 21mm, 7.84 g
O: Laureate head of Zeus right
R: Eagle, left with head reverted and wings slightly open, standing on thunderbolt; EA monogram to left, star to right, ΣINΩΠΗΣ below
PAPHLAGONIA, Sinope; SNG BM Black Sea 1543; SNG Copenhagen 304; HGC 7, 421.
laney
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PONTOS, AMISOS52 viewsLate 2nd-Early 1st Century BC (Time of Mithradates)
AE 21.5 mm 6.82 g
O: (No legend), Aegis with gorgon's head at center
R: AMI-SOY, Nike advancing right, long palm branch in both hands over shoulder, Monograms in left and right fields
1 commentslaney
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Pontos, Amisos10 viewsSear 3642; SNG Copenhagen 170 (monogram on left also not visible); cf. SNG BM 1177 ff.; SNG Stancomb 688 ff.; BMC Pontus p. 19, 69 ff.

AE unit, 7.49 g., 19.97 mm. max., 0°

Struck during reign of Mithradates VI Eupator, circa 85-65 B.C.

Obv: Aegis with facing head of gorgoneion in center.

Rev: AMI−ΣOY, Nike advancing right, holding palm frond across shoulders behind, AMTE monogram to lower right.

Mithradates VI, king of Pontos (c. 120 to 63 B.C.), was of both Greek and Persian origin, claiming descent from both Alexander the Great and King Darius I of Persia. He was one of Rome's most formidable and successful enemies. Amisos was a rich commercial center under the kings of Pontos, a royal residence and fortress of Mithridates.
Stkp
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PONTOS, Amisos7 viewsĆ24, 12.2g, 1h; Struck under Mithradates VI, c. 85-65 BC.
Obv.: Head of Mithradates VI as Perseus right, wearing diadem and Phrygian helmet.
Rev.: Pegasos grazing left; ΑΜΙΣΟΥ, monogram in exergue.
Reference: Malloy 33b; HGC 7, 239 / 17-140-55
John Anthony
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PONTOS, AMISOS 12 viewsca 120-63 BC
Time of Mithradates VI Eupator
AE 19X22.5 mm, 7.78 g
O: Head of young Ares right, wearing helmet
R: ΑΜΙ-ΣΟY, sword in sheath, monogram to lower left, lower right and upper right, star in crescent to upper left.
SNG BM 1163; SNG Stancomb 681.
laney
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Pontos, Amisos Brass Æ2129 viewsPontos, Amisos Brass Ć21. Time of Mithradates VI,
ca 85-65 BC. Head of young Ares right in crested
helmet / AMI-SOU, sheathed sword. SNG BMC
Black Sea 1161. Coin #610
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Pontos, Amisos, Mithradate19 viewsPontos, Amisos, Mithradates VI Eupator, 120-63 BC, AE18 (8.09gm, 1h), struck c. 100-85 BC. Helmeted head of Ares right / AMI-ΣOY, sword in sheath, monograms in field. SNG BM Black Sea 1162. Good Fine, brown patina, adjustment marks across reverse field as made.Randygeki(h2)
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Pontos, Amisos, BMC 120867 viewsAE 21, 7.33g
struck under Mithradates VI, AD 120-63
obv. (anepigraphic)
Youthfull head of Dionysos, wreathed with ivy, r.
rev. Cista mystica, thyrsos behind, with taenia and panther-skin
beneath AMYSOY
monogram in l. field
BMC 1208; SNG Copenhagen 146; Sear GIC 3640
about VF, earthen highlights on the devices
1 commentsJochen
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Pontos, Amisos, ca. 125-100 BC, Ć Obol - Struck under Mithradates VI 36 viewsMale head right, wearing bashlyk.
AMI-ΣOY either side of quiver and unstrung bow.

HGC 7, 236; SNG BMC Black Sea 1135-8; SNG Stancomb 669; SNG Copenhagen 131; SNG von Aulock 57-58; Laffaille 414; Callata˙ p. 248, n. 19, pl. XLVIII, A–B.
Probably struck ca. 120-111 BC.

(25 mm, 21.62 g, 12h).
Classical Numismatic Group electronic Auction 341, 17 December 2014, 170.

Nicely detailed and amongst the best preserved examples of the type.
2 commentsn.igma
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Pontos, Amisos, ca. 125-100 BC, Ć Obol – Struck under Mithradates VI8 viewsMale head wearing bashlyk r.
AMI-ΣOY either side of quiver and unstrung bow.

HGC 7, 236; SNG BM Black Sea 1135-8; SNG Stancomb 669; SNG Copenhagen 131; SNG von Aulock 57-58; Laffaille 414; Callata˙ p. 248, n. 19, pl. XLVIII, A–B. Probably struck ca. 120-111 BC.

(27 mm, 21.54 g, 12h).
Pars Coins.
n.igma
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PONTOS, AMISOS, Circa 111-105 BC44 viewsAE20, 20mm, 8.13 g, 11h
Struck under Mithradates VI

O. Bust of Artemis right, wearing stephane; [bow and quiver over shoulder]
R. AMI-ΣOY, Tripod; no symbols or monograms

HGC 7, 240; SNG BM Black Sea 1139-40
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PONTOS, AMISOS, MITHRADATES VI THE GREAT19 viewsAE21
Wreathed head of Mithradates VI right as Dionysos
AMIΣOY, Panther skin and thyrsos on cista mystica, monograms to left and right
Ex Harlan J. Berk with tag. Ex Lockett collection with tag
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Pontos, Amisos, Time of Mithradates VI. Eupator. (cc. 85-65 B.C.), AE-19, SNG BM Black Sea 1154-5, AMI-ΣOY, Sword in sheath,132 viewsPontos, Amisos, Time of Mithradates VI. Eupator. (cc. 85-65 B.C.), AE-19, SNG BM Black Sea 1154-5, AMI-ΣOY, Sword in sheath,
avers:- Helmeted head of Mars or Ares right.
revers:- AMI-ΣOY, Sword in sheath, monograms flanking, AT left, AMTE(?) right.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 18,5-19,5mm, weight: 8,23g, axes: 0h,
mint: Pontos, Amisos , date: cc. 85-65 B.C., During the reign of Mithridates VI.,
ref: SNG BM Black Sea 1154-5, SNG Copenhagen 150.,
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Pontos, Amisos. Mithradates VI Eupator34 viewsPontos, Amisos. Mithradates VI Eupator, 120-63 BC, AE21 (7.06gm), struck c. 85-63 BC. Aegis with Gorgoneion / Nike. SNG BM Black Sea 1177ff; BMC 25, p. 19, 69-71. Fine, adjustment marks as made.2 commentsRandygeki(h2)
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Pontos, Amisos: Time of Mithradates VI Eupator (ca. 100-85 BCE) AE Unit (RG 15; HGC 7, 237)30 viewsObv: Laureate head of Zeus right
Rev: AMIΣOY; Eagle, head right, with wings spread, standing left on thunderbolt; monogram to left
1 commentsQuant.Geek
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Pontos. Amyntos.11 viewsSear 3640; Malloy 26c; Hoover GC 7, 243; SNG British Museum Black Sea 1205-7; SNG Stancomb 697-698; SNG von Aulock 59.

AE unit, 7.74 g., 21.16 mm. max., 0°

Struck during reign of Mithradates VI Eupator, circa 85-65 B.C.

Obv.: Head of Mithradates VI as Dionysus, wearing ivy wreath.

Rev: Thyrsos (staff carried by Dionysus ) leaning against cista mystica (basket housing sacred snakes in connection with the initiation ceremony into cult of Dionysos) draped with panther’s skin, ΑΜΙΣΟΥ below, monogram to left.

Mithradates VI, king of Pontos (c. 120 to 63 B.C.), was of both Greek and Persian origin, claiming descent from both Alexander the Great and King Darius I of Persia. He was one of Rome's most formidable and successful enemies. Amisos was a rich commercial center under the kings of Pontos, a royal residence and fortress of Mithridates.
Stkp
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Pontos. Amisos (Circa 85-65 BC)39 viewsBronze AE

30mm, 19.53 g

Struck under Mithradates VI.

Obverse: Helmeted head of Athena right

Reverse: Perseus standing facing, holding harpa and head of Medusa; body of Medusa at feet, monograms to left and right.

HGC 7, 238

This coin depicts two figures from the legend of Medusa, who was once a beautiful young maiden who dared to challenge Athena's beauty. As punishment for her impiety, Medusa’s hair was turned into hissing serpents and condemned to turn every living thing which gazed upon her to turn to stone. Perseus, son of Zeus and the mortal Danae, was given the task of slaying this monster. He was aided, in part, by Athena who gave her shield to him for the task. In the context of the period which this coin is from, Perseus and Medusa could be representations of Mithradates VI and Rome, respectively.
1 commentsNathan P
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Pontos. Amisos, Mithradates VI Eupator (ca. 120-63 B.C.)6 viewsSear GICV 3643; HGC 7 241; SNG BM Black Sea 1147-1149

AE unit. ca. 100-85 B.C. 6.41 g., 18.77 mm. max., 0°

Obv: Head of Ares right in crested helmet.

Rev: Sword in sheath with strap, AMI−ΣOY divided across field, no momograms.

The coin looks much better (and is attractive) in hand.
Stkp
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PONTOS: Amisos10 viewsAE 20, Pontos, Amisos, c. 105-90 BC or 90-85 BC (?), Obv: Aegis facing forward, Struck under Mithradates VI, c. 105-90 BC. Rev: ΑΜΙ−ΣΟΥ around Nike holding palm, monograms around, F. SNG BMC Black Sea 1177-1191, Hoover HGC 7, 242 (C).Molinari
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Pontus, Gorgon and Nike AE2011 viewsObverse; Gorgon's head in Ageis. Reverse; Nike advancing right, fern over left shoulder. 1st to 2nd century BC. Mithradaties VI, Kabiera mint.Banjaxed
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Pontus, Sinope ca. 85 - 65 B.C.14 viewsPontus (Paphlagonia) Sinope. ca. 120 - 63 B.C. Time of Mithradates VI. Sinope mint, c. 85 - 65 B.C. Ae19.3~20.8mm 7,60g. Obv: Aegis with facing Gorgon's head at centre. Rev: ΣΙΝ/ΩΠΗΣ, Nike walking right, holding palm tied with fillet over left shoulder, with both hands. M monogram lower right. SNG Black Sea 1536; BMC Paphlagonia p. 100, 47; SNG Cop 308 - 309 var (monogram); SGCV II 3709.ddwau
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Pontus, Sinope ca. 85 - 65 B.C.12 viewsPontus (Paphlagonia) Sinope. ca. 120 - 63 B.C. Time of Mithradates VI. Sinope mint, c. 85 - 65 B.C. Ae19.0~20.0mm 7,65g. Obv: Helmeted head of Ares r. Rev: ΣΙΝΩ/ΠΗΣ, sword in sheath. SNG BM Black Sea 1528-30; SNG Copenhagen 310-1.ddwau
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Pontus, Sinope ca. 85 - 65 B.C.17 viewsPontus (Paphlagonia) Sinope. ca. 120 - 63 B.C. Time of Mithradates VI. Sinope mint, c. 85 - 65 B.C. Ae 20.0mm 8.25g. Obv: Helmeted head of Ares r. Rev: ΣΙΝΩ/ΠΗΣ, sword in sheath. SNG BM Black Sea 1528-30; SNG Copenhagen 310-1.ddwau
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Price 119345 viewsAlexander III the great
Tetradrachm After 80 b.c
Odessus

Obverse:Head of Mithradates VI of Pontus
Reverse:Zeus Aetophoros on throne;BASILEOS ALEXANDROU; LAK left throne ;ODI under

29.92mm 15.88g



A good chronological pointer is provided with this type,whice transform the head of Alexander(Herakles) into a portrait of Mithradates VI of Pontus.No earlier than 80 b.c

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Pseudo-Athenian New Style Tetradrachm c86-84 BC6 viewsObs: Fine style head of Athena Parthenos with prominent highly artistic horse protomes.
Rev: Owl standing on panathenaic amphora
2 Monograms of Roman official Marcus Lucullus: Quaestor
MAPKOY TAMIOY
Name and office
!6.40gm 28.5mm
Thompson Sulla ll Obs: 1315 Rev: NEW?
All surrounded by olive wreath
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Q. Sicinius45 viewsMoneyer issues of Imperatorial Rome. Q. Sicinius. Early 49 BC. AR Denarius, 18mm, 4.02 g. Rome mint.
O: Diademed head of Fortuna right, wearing cruciform earring and hair collected into a knot behind, two locks falling down her neck; P • R to left, FORT to right
R: Palm frond and winged caduceus, bound with fillet, in saltire; wreath with fillet above; III • VIR across field; Q • SICINIVS below. Crawford 440/1; CRI 1; Sydenham 938; Kestner 3509; BMCRR Rome 3947; Sicinia 5

While Pompey himself did not strike coinage, his supporters struck coins throughout 49 BC, using mints that travelled with the general. The last issue of denarii prior to the Caesarian occupation of the Rome, this coin was struck by a supporter of Pompey at a time when Caesar was gathering in the north prior to cross the Rubicon and, according to Sear (p. 5), “...clearly refers to Pompey himself, his past achievements, and his anticipated success against Caesar should matters come down to a trial of strength.”

The palm-branch refers to Pompey’s numerous victories; the caduceus to the restoration of commerce after the destruction of the fleets of the Cilician pirates, the golden chaplet conferred on him by the citizens of Rome specifically for his defeat of Mithradates VI in 63 BC. These great deeds were effected by the special favour of the goddess Fortuna.

This was the last normal issue of denarii before Caesar's occupation of Rome, at which time Sicinius fled east along with the rest of the Pompeians.
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Rhodes. AE28mm . C.120-84 BC. 17.86 g40 viewsObv. Radiate head of Helios right
Rev. P - O flanking Rose, helmet left, palm branch right.
Ref.SNG Copenhagen 851-7 (different symbols); cf. SNG von Aulock 2834 (same), SNG Keckman 731-737 ( same )

It is believed this coinage was struck during Mithradates VI's failed six-month siege of Rhodes in 88 BC. Unable to produce enough silver for military expenditures, the Rhodians resorted to a fiduciary bronze coinage. (See R. Ashton, “Rhodian Bronze Coinage and the Siege of Mithradates VI” in NumChron 2001.)
1 commentsLee S
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ROMAN REPUBLIC, L. Cornelius Sulla, AR Denarius - Crawford 359/214 viewsRome, The Republic.
L. Cornelius Sulla, 84-83 BCE.
AR Denarius (3.88g; 21mm).
Military Mint.

Obverse: L·SVLLA; diademed head of Venus facing right; before, Cupid holding palm to left.

Reverse: IMPER – ITERV; two trophies with jug and lituus between them.

References: Crawford 359/2; Sydenham 761a; BMCRR East 3; Cornelia 30.

Provenance: Ex Nomisma 58 (6 Nov 2018) Lot 76.

These coins were struck in the east, just before Sulla’s march on Rome. The fabric and style of these coins are certainly different from other Roman Republican denarii of the era, more eastern than Roman. Perhaps not obvious from my photo, the obverse is struck in very high relief and the reverse has pronounced cupping (from a convex reverse die, which more efficiently drives the metal into the high relief obverse die). The obverse honors Venus, whom Sulla considered his protectress. The jug and lituus on the reverse are suggestive of the office of Augur, but Crawford did not think Sulla was an Augur at the time these coins were produced. The implements may refer to an ancestor of Sulla that was an Augur, or, as Crawford surmises, to Sulla’s imperium. The trophies on the reverse refer to Sulla’s victories in the east against Mithradates. Two trophies were also used by Sulla in an issue of tetradrachms in the Athenian “New Style” form.

Sulla’s seizure of dictatorial power following his march on Rome (leading an army that was loyal to him, rather than to the state) became a paradigm for Roman political struggles thereafter. Julius Caesar would initiate similar consequences when he crossed the Rubicon at the head of his army 30+ years later. Unlike Sulla, Caesar showed no interest in resigning his power. Also unlike Sulla, Caesar would strike coins bearing his own likeness. Sulla’s portrait did not appear on a Roman coin until 25 years after Sulla’s death (See, Crawford 434/1).
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Seleukid Empire. Antiochos VII Euergetes. AR Tetradrachm.83 viewsCirca 138-129 B.C. AR Tetradrachm (30mm, 16.77g, 1h). Antioch on the Orontes Mint. SC-2061.1a; HGC-9, 1067d. Obverse diademed head of Antiochos right. Reverse Athena Nikephoros standing left, resting hand on shield, and propping spear on her arm; to outer left, mint monogram above O; all within wreath. Fine style portrait. Extra fine, attractively toned.

Ex CNG.

Antiochos Euergetes (“the Benefactor”), nicknamed Sidetes (“from Side”), is said to be the last effective ruler of the Seleukid Empire. Starting 138 B.C., in beginning of his reign, he briefly restored much of the former territories of Babylonia, Mesopotamia and Media that had been lost from the Parthians and killing the aging Parthian King Mithradates I in the process. However, Antiochos was killed when the Parthians under the new king Phraates II ambushed him in Media nine years later. Some said he committed suicide to prevent his capture.

The coins of Antiochos are relatively common. Most in the series follow a very precise but monotonous design. Surprisingly, this type of coin didn’t follow that norm. It could be surmised that fine-style coins of Antiochos were created during its greatest territorial extent mimicking the earlier portrait coins of Alexander the Great, showing renewed confidence and power of the king and empire. The reverse of the coin with Athena Nikephoros alludes to the victory of Antiochos over the Parthians. Undoubtedly, the engraver of the dies who created this coin was an accomplished artist attempting to uphold and maintain the artistic ideals of Hellenistic civilization in its waning days.
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Thrace, Odessos, ca. 80-72/1 BC, AR Tetradrachm - Mithradatic alliance issue 21 viewsHead of Herakles right, with the features of Mithradates VI of Pontos, wearing a lion skin headdress.
ΒΑΣIΛΕΩΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡOΥ, Zeus Aëtophoros seated left, ΛAK before, OΔΗ (Odessos ethnic) in exergue.

Price 1192; de Callata˙ Group 3 (obverse die D2).
Odessos, Mithradatic alliance issue struck ca. 80-72/1 BC.

(30 mm, 16.04 g, 1h).
Freeman & Sear.
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Tiridates, 29 - 26 BC15 viewsBI tdr., 13,64gr, 26,3mm; Sellwood 55.11var. (second A), Shore 310var.(second A), Sunrise 399var.(second A) Mithradates;
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 dashes;
rev.: king, left, seated on throne w/bow in right hand and monogram above bow, the left hand holding lance or staff behind him; A between throne legs and a second smaller A between the kings legs; 7-line legend: (BACIΛEΩΣ) BACIΛEΩ(N) APΣAKO(Y) EVEIΓETO(Y) ΔIKAIoY (A)PTEM(IΣTIOV); ΦΛ NO (ΦIΛEΛΛHNOΣ); no year; exergual line.

ex: Windsor Antiquities, ex: CNG 36.
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Tiridates, 29 - 26 BC18 viewsBI tdr., 10,37gr, 28,4mm; Sellwood 55.10var.(no A), Shore 310var.(no A), Sunrise 399var.(no A) Mithradates;
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 dashes;
rev.: king, left, seated on throne w/bow in right hand and monogram above bow, the left hand holding lance or staff behind him; 7-line legend: BACIΛEΩ(Σ) BACIΛEΩN APΣAKOY EVEIΓEToY ΔIKAIoY (A)PTEM(IΣTIOV) (E)ΠIΦΛNOVΣ (ΦIΛ)EΛΛHN(OΣ); exergual line.
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Vologases III30 views78-120 CE. Ekbatana mint. Diademed bust left wearing tiara, with long pointed beard / Archer seated right, holding bow; below bow, monogram.Greek script around. 21.7 mm, 3.47 g. ref: Sellwood 78.4; Shore 413.

Vologases III entered the field of contenders for the kingship late in the reign of Pakoros II, and achieved dominance by 105 AD. His reign, long by the standards of this period of Parthian history, was primarily consumed with defending his position from a number of challengers, many of whom struck their own coins: Osroes I, Mithradates V, and an unknown king (see lots 497, 500, and 501, respectively). Osroes proved a strong challenge, securing Mesopotamia for himself, and relegating Vologases to his base in Iran. In 129 AD, Vologases appears to have finished with Osroes, but then Mithradates IV siezed control of Iran. He was succeeded in 147 by Vologases IV, apparently a son of Mithradates V.
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YEAR-END REVIEW OF GREEK COLLECTION (OBVERSE)109 viewsClick on picture for bigger resolution.

Top row from left to right: MYSIA, PERGAMMON. Eumenes I AR Tetradrachm. Circa 263-241 BC **ILLYRIA, DYRRHACHION. AR Stater. Circa 340-280 BC**IONIA, SMYRNA. AR “Stephanophoric” Tetradrachm. Circa 150-145 BC** PELOPONNESOS, SIKYON. AR Stater. Circa 335-330 BC**ATTICA, ATHENS. “New style” Tetradrachm. Circa 169 BC.

Sixth row: BACTRIA, Antialkidas. AR Drachm. Circa 145-135 BC**CAPPADOCIA. Ariobarzanes I AR Drachm. Circa 96-63 BC**THRACE, ABDERA. AR Tetrobol. Circa 360-350 BC**THRACE, CHERSONESSOS. AR Hemidrachm. Circa 386-338 BC.

Fifth row: IONIA, EPHESOS. AR Tetradrachm. Circa 405-390 BC**CILICIA, TARSOS. Mazaios AR Stater. Circa 361-334 BC **MACEDONIA. Kassander AR Tetradrachm. Circa 317-315 BC**AKARNANIA, LEUKAS. AR Stater. Circa 320-280 BC**PAMPHYLIA, ASPENDOS. AR Stater. Circa 330-300 BC.

Fourth row: SELEUKID SYRIA. Antiochos VI AR Drachm. Circa 144-143 BC**LUCANIA, METAPONTION. AR Stater. Circa 340-330 BC**LUCANIA, VELIA. AR Stater. Circa 280 BC**PARTHIA. Mithradates II AR Drachm. Circa 121-91 BC.

Third row: AEOLIS, MYRINA. AR "Stephanophoric" Tetradrachm. Circa 150 BC**CARIA. Pixodaros AR Didrachm. Circa 341-335 BC**THRACE. Lysimachos AR Tetradrachm. Circa 297-281 BC**CILICIA, TARSOS. Pharnabazos AR Stater. Circa 380-374 BC**THRACE, MARONEIA. AR Tetradrachm. Mid 2nd cent. BC.

Second Row: LUCANIA, METAPONTION. AR Stater. Circa 510-480 BC** THESSALIAN LEAGUE. AR Stater. Circa 196-146 BC**CAMPANIA, NEAPOLIS. AR Nomos. Circa 275-250 BC**LYCIA, PRE-DYNASTIC. AR Stater. Circa 520-460 BC.

Bottom row: SELEUKID SYRIA. Antiochos Euergetes VII AR Tetradrachm. Circa 138-129 BC**MACEDON. Alexander III AR Tetradrachm. Circa 325-315 BC**CILICIA, AIGEAI. AR Tetradrachm. Circa 30 BC**PAIONIA. Patraos AR Tetradrachm. Circa 335-315 BC**PAMPHYLIA, SIDE. AR Tetradrachm. Circa 155-36 BC.
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YEAR-END REVIEW OF GREEK COLLECTION (REVERSE)116 viewsTHE LESS OFTEN DISPLAYED SIDE OF MY COINS.
Please click on picture for bigger resolution.

Top row from left to right: MYSIA, PERGAMMON. Eumenes I AR Tetradrachm. Circa 263-241 BC **ILLYRIA, DYRRHACHION. AR Stater. Circa 340-280 BC**IONIA, SMYRNA. AR “Stephanophoric” Tetradrachm. Circa 150-145 BC** PELOPONNESOS, SIKYON. AR Stater. Circa 335-330 BC**ATTICA, ATHENS. “New style” Tetradrachm. Circa 169 BC.

Sixth row: BACTRIA, Antialkidas. AR Drachm. Circa 145-135 BC**CAPPADOCIA. Ariobarzanes I AR Drachm. Circa 96-63 BC**THRACE, ABDERA. AR Tetrobol. Circa 360-350 BC**THRACE, CHERSONESSOS. AR Hemidrachm. Circa 386-338 BC.

Fifth row: IONIA, EPHESOS. AR Tetradrachm. Circa 405-390 BC**CILICIA, TARSOS. Mazaios AR Stater. Circa 361-334 BC **MACEDONIA. Kassander AR Tetradrachm. Circa 317-315 BC**AKARNANIA, LEUKAS. AR Stater. Circa 320-280 BC**PAMPHYLIA, ASPENDOS. AR Stater. Circa 330-300 BC.

Fourth row: SELEUKID SYRIA. Antiochos VI AR Drachm. Circa 144-143 BC**LUCANIA, METAPONTION. AR Stater. Circa 340-330 BC**LUCANIA, VELIA. AR Stater. Circa 280 BC**PARTHIA. Mithradates II AR Drachm. Circa 121-91 BC.

Third row: AEOLIS, MYRINA. AR "Stephanophoric" Tetradrachm. Circa 150 BC**CARIA. Pixodaros AR Didrachm. Circa 341-335 BC**THRACE. Lysimachos AR Tetradrachm. Circa 297-281 BC**CILICIA, TARSOS. Pharnabazos AR Stater. Circa 380-374 BC**THRACE, MARONEIA. AR Tetradrachm. Mid 2nd cent. BC.

Second Row: LUCANIA, METAPONTION. AR Stater. Circa 510-480 BC** THESSALIAN LEAGUE. AR Stater. Circa 196-146 BC**CAMPANIA, NEAPOLIS. AR Nomos. Circa 275-250 BC**LYCIA, PRE-DYNASTIC. AR Stater. Circa 520-460 BC.

Bottom row: SELEUKID SYRIA. Antiochos Euergetes VII AR Tetradrachm. Circa 138-129 BC**MACEDON. Alexander III AR Tetradrachm. Circa 325-315 BC**CILICIA, AIGEAI. AR Tetradrachm. Circa 30 BC**PAIONIA. Patraos AR Tetradrachm. Circa 335-315 BC**PAMPHYLIA, SIDE. AR Tetradrachm. Circa 155-36 BC.
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