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EB0124 Orodes I / Archer6 viewsOrodes I 90-80 BC, PARTHIAN KINGDOM, AR Drachm, Rhagae mint.
Obverse: Diademed bust of king left.
Reverse: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΑΥΤΟΚΡΑΤΟΡΟΣ ΦΙΛΟΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ, 7-line legend around archer.
References: Shore 122, Sell. 31.5, Seaby 7389.
Diameter: 20mm, Weight: 3.722g.
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EB0125 Orodes I / Archer6 viewsOrodes I 90-80 BC, PARTHIAN KINGDOM, AR Drachm, Rhagae mint.
Obverse: Diademed bust of king left.
Reverse: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡ−ΣΑΚΟΥ ΑΥΤΟΚΡΑΤΟΡΟΣ ΦΙΛΟΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ, 7-line legend around archer.
References: Shore 123, Sell. 31.6, Seaby 7390.
Diameter: 21mm, Weight: 4.156g.
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EB0126 Orodes II / Archer8 viewsOrodes II 57-38 BC, PARTHIAN KINGDOM, AR Drachm, Ecbatana mint.
Obverse: Diademed bust of king left.
Reverse: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ, 7-line legend around archer monogram.
References: Shore 223, Sell. 45.10.
Diameter: 20.5mm, Weight: 3.465g.
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EB0126.2 Orodes II / Archer7 viewsOrodes II 57-38 BC, PARTHIAN KINGDOM, AR Drachm, Ecbatana mint.
Obverse: Short-bearded bust left wearing diadem and pellet-ended torque, crescent behind; (usually) no wart visible on forehead; 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 ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ.
References: Shore 222, Sell. 46.18.
Diameter: 21mm, Weight: 3.917g.
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EB0127 Orodes II / Archer7 viewsOrodes II 57-38 BC, PARTHIAN KINGDOM, AR Drachm, Ecbatana mint.
Obverse: Diademed bust of king left.
Reverse: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ, 7-line legend around archer monogram.
References: Shore 223, Sell. 45.10?
Diameter: 20mm, Weight: 3.845g.
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EB0128 Orodes II / Archer9 viewsOrodes II 57-38 BC, PARTHIAN KINGDOM, AR Drachm, Tambrax mint.
Obverse: Short-bearded bust left wearing diadem and pellet-ended torque, star before and crescent behind; no wart visible on forehead; circular border of pellets.
Reverse: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; below bow, monogram TM; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ.
References: Shore -, Sell. 47.19.
Diameter: 20.5mm, Weight: 3.647g.
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EB0129 Orodes II / Archer9 viewsOrodes II 57-38 BC, PARTHIAN KINGDOM, AR Drachm, Ecbatana mint.
Obverse: Bust left with pointed beard wearing diadem and griffin-ended torque; star before, crescent above star behind; wart visible on forehead; circular border of pellets.
Reverse: Beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; behind archer, anchor (A48iv); below bow, monogram AT; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ.
References: Shore 261, Sell. 48.9.
Diameter: 20mm, Weight: 3.603g.
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EB0320 Unknown King / Queen Ulfan3 viewsElmais, First indeterminate King (de Morgan's Orodes IV), AE 14, (c. A.D. 200?).
Obverse: Bust left.
Reverse: Bust of Queen Ulfan or Artemis-Tyche (?), left.
References: De Morgan 57; PLV, 22; Sear GIC 5917v.
Diameter: 14.5mm, Weight: 2.498g.
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ELYMAIAN KINGDOM: Kamnaskires-Orodes80 viewsElymaian Kingdom: Kamnaskires-Orodes. Early-mid 2nd century A.D. Æ tetradrachm (29 mm, 15.18 g). Bearded facing bust, wearing diadem with tuft of hair on top of head; in right field, star-in-crescent above anchor; small pellet between anchor and hair / Dashes. Van’t Haaff 12.1, subtype 1-3D; Alram 481. Brown patina. Very fine.

Ex. Triskeles Auctions, Auction 7, Lot 64.
Thanks, Barry!
3 commentsMolinari
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Elymais -- Orodes II., 1st half of 2nd cent. AD,39 viewsAE dr., 3,59gr., 14,47mm;
Van’t Haaff 13.1.1-2, Alram 478;
mint: ? ; axis: 12h
obv.: bare-headed, facing, w/2-strand , diadem, 1 loop and ribbons; emblem in center of top hair, large, grape like bunch of hair on either side, the vertical lines of dots pointing upward, mustache, med.-long beard; double necklace; in right field anchor w/2 crossbars, crescent w/ pellet above, traces of border above crescent;
rev: radiate (?) bust of Belos w/2 horns, side bunches; Aramaic or Pahlavi legend around rim meaning King Orodes son of Orodes;

ex: J. Elsen, BEL.
1 commentsSchatz
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Elymais - Kamnaskires-Orodes III (late 2nd C) - AE drachm26 viewsBust facing, pellet in crescent and anchor
Chaldeo-Pehlvi legend : Kumaskir Urud Malka , bust of Artemis facing

(the rev. is upside-down on this photo, I'll correct this)
Sear 5907
Ginolerhino
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Elymais - Kamnaskires-Orodes III (late IInd C) - AE drachm24 viewsBust facing, pellet in crescent, anchor
Reverse filled with dashes

Sear 5910
Ginolerhino
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Elymais - Kamnaskires-Orodes III (late IInd C) - AE drachm24 viewsBust facing, pellet in crescent, anchor
Reverse filled with dashes

Sear 5910
Ginolerhino
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Elymais - Kamnaskires-Orodes III (late IInd C) - AE drachm16 viewsBust of king facing, pellet in crescent, anchor
Reverse filled with irregular dashes

(Is it Kamnaskires-Orodes III ? The portrait style does not fit, and the diadem looks different)
Sear 5910 ?
Ginolerhino
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Elymais - Kamnaskires-Orodes III (late IInd C) - AE drachm19 viewsBust of king facing, pellet in crescent, anchor
Chaldeo-Pehlvi legend , bust of Artemis facing (upside down on this pic)

Sear 5907-5909
(can anyone read the legend ?)
Ginolerhino
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Elymais - Kamnaskires-Orodes III (late IInd C) - AE drachm20 viewsBust of king facing, pellet in crescent, anchor
Reverse filled with dashes

Sear 5910
Ginolerhino
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Elymais - Orodes I (1st half of IInd C) - AE drachm13 viewsbust of king left, wearing tiara ornamented with star in crescent, pellet in crescent, anchor
rev. filled with dashes

Sear 5896
Ginolerhino
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Elymais - Orodes I (1st half of IInd C) - AE drachm15 viewsBust of king left, pellet in crescent, anchor
Greek legend : YPωΔHC BACIΛEVC (?) , bust of Artemis right wearing calathos

Sear 5892
Ginolerhino
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Elymais - Orodes I (1st half of IInd C) - AE drachm8 viewsBust of king left, pellet in crescent, anchor
Blundered Greek legend supposed to be YPωΔHC BACIΛEVC , bust of Artemis right

Sear 5892
Ginolerhino
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Elymais - Orodes I (1st half of IInd C) - AE drachm14 viewsBust of king left, pellet in crescent, anchor
Reverse filled with dashes

Sear 5896
Ginolerhino
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Elymais - Orodes I or Phraates (IInd C) - AE drachm10 viewsBust of king left, pellet in crescent, anchor
illegible reverse
Ginolerhino
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Elymais - Orodes II (2nd half of IInd C) - AE drachm17 viewsBust facing, pellet in crescent, anchor
Chaldeo-Pehlvi legend , Bust of Artemis facing

Sear 5904
Ginolerhino
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Elymais - Orodes V (early IIIrd C) - AE drachm12 viewsBust left
Bust of Artemis left

Sear 5917
Ginolerhino
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Elymais - Orodes V (early IIIrd C) - AE drachm12 viewsBust of king left
Bust of Artemis left

Sear 5917
Ginolerhino
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Elymais -- Orodes III., 2nd cent. AD28 viewsAE 14, 3,30gr.,
Van’t Haaff 16.2.1-2A;
mint; Susa, axis: 12h;
obv.: bust, left, w/anchor adorned tiara, row of pellets as crest, 2-strand diadem, knot, and ribbon; mustache, med.-long beard; earring, necklace w/center medallion; in right field anchor w/1 upper and 1 lower crossbar, crescent and pellet above; dotted border 3 - 10h;
rev.: bust of Belos w/necklace, left; garment held by fibula; in right field cornucopia; complete dotted border;
verdigris patina on obv. and rev.
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Elymais -- Orodes III., 2nd cent. AD30 viewsAE 13, 4,05gr,
Van’t Haaff 16.1.1-1, Alram 469 (Orodes I.);
mint; Susa, axis: 12h;
obv.: bust, left, w/anchor adorned tiara, row of pellets as crest, 2-strand diadem, knot, and ribbon; mustache, med.-long beard; very large eye; earring, necklace; in right field anchor w/1 upper crossbar, crescent and pellet above; dotted border 7 - 13h;
rev.: radiate bust of Artemis wearing kalathos, right; corrupted Greek lettering around rim; dotted border 11:30 - 15:30h;
almost black patina;

Civitas Galleries, WI.
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Elymais -- Orodes III., 2nd cent. AD32 viewsAE 13, 3,08gr.,
Van’t Haaff 16.2.1-2A;
mint; Susa, axis: 12h;
obv.: bust, left, w/anchor adorned tiara, row of pellets as crest, 2-strand diadem, knot, and ribbon; mustache, med.-long beard; necklace; tunic/cuirass; in right field anchor w/1 upper and 1 lower crossbar, crescent above; dotted border 8 - 13h;
rev.: bust of Belos w/necklace, left; garment held by fibula; in right field cornucopia; complete dotted border;
verdigris patina on obv. and rev.
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Elymais -- Orodes III., 2nd cent. AD29 viewsAE 14, 3,28gr., 13,76mm;
Van’t Haaff 16.2.1-2Ba;
mint; Susa, axis: 12h;
obv.: bust, left, w/anchor adorned tiara, row of pellets as crest, diadem, knot, and ribbon; mustache, med.-long beard; necklace; tunic/cuirass; in right field anchor w/1 upper crossbar, crescent and pellet above; dot between anchor and ribbon; dotted border 8:30 - 10h;
rev.: bust of Belos w/necklace, left; garment held by fibula over shoulder; in right field cornucopia; dotted border 8 - 10h, 13 - 19h;
almost black patina on obv. and rev.;

ex: Jean Elsen, BEL.
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Elymais -- Orodes III., 2nd cent. AD32 viewsAE 14, 3,28gr., 13,76mm;
Van’t Haaff 16.2.1-1;
mint; Susa, axis: 12h;
obv.: bust, left, w/anchor adorned tiara, row of pellets as crest, 2-strand diadem,loop, and ribbon; mustache, beard; tunic/cuirass; in right field anchor w/1 upper crossbar, crescent and pellet above; dotted border 8 - 11:30h;
rev.: bust of Belos w/necklace and earring, right; in left field cornucopia; dotted border 4 - 11h;
almost black patina on obv. and rev.;

ex: Jean Elsen, BEL.
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Elymais -- Orodes III., 2nd cent. AD29 viewsAE 21, 3,87gr., 20,72mm;
Van’t Haaff 16.3.2-1A;
mint; Susa, axis: 12h;
obv.: bust, left, w/anchor adorned tiara, row of pellets as crest, 2-strand diadem, knot, and ribbon; mustache, beard; tunic/cuirass; in right field anchor w/1 upper and 1 lower crossbar, crescent and pellet above; dotted border 13 - 19h;
rev.: upright anchor w/1 upper and 1 lower crossbar in field of vertical dashes;
verdigris patina on obv. and rev.
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Elymais -- Orodes III., 2nd cent. AD34 viewsAE 17, 3,56gr., 16,9mm;
Van’t Haaff 16.3.2-2Ac;
mint; Susa, axis: 12h;
obv.: bust, left, w/anchor adorned tiara, row of pellets as crest, 2-strand diadem, knot, and ribbon; mustache, fringe like beard; tunic/cuirass; in right field anchor w/1 upper crossbar, crescent and pellet above; dotted border 7 - 12h; tip of nose missing;
rev.: upside down anchor w/1 upper and 1 lower crossbar in field of vertical dashes;
some verdigris patina on obv. and rev.
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Elymais -- Orodes III., 2nd cent. AD45 viewsAE tdr, 14,43gr., 29,8mm;
Alram 467,468 (Orodes I.), Van’t Haaff 16.4.1-1a (Orodes III.);
mint; Susa, axis: 12h;
obv.: bust, left, w/anchor adorned tiara, row of pellets as crest, 2-strand diadem w/ 2 ribbons; mustache, med.-long beard cut square at bottom; necklace, earring; tunic/cuirass; in left field Aramaic legend ‘King Orodes’, in right field anchor w/1 upper crossbar, crescent and pellet above, star between anchor and ribbons; dotted border 8 - 16h;
rev.: field of vertical dashes;
some verdigris patina on obv. and rev.
1 commentsSchatz
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Elymais -- Orodes III., 2nd cent. AD,43 viewsAE 13, 3,68 gr., 13,1mm
Van’t Haaff 16.1.1-1
mint; Susa, axis: 12h;
obv.: bust, left, w/anchor adorned tiara, row of pellets as crest, 2-strand diadem, knot, and ribbon; mustache, long beard; very large eye; earring, necklace; in right field anchor w/1 upper crossbar, crescent and pellet above; dotted border 7 - 13h;
rev.: radiate bust of Artemis wearing kalathos, right; corrupted Greek lettering around rim; dotted border 11:30 - 17h;
almost black patina;

ex: Jean Elsen, BEL.
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Elymais -- Orodes IV. and Ulfan, 2nd half of 2nd cent. AD 26 viewsAE 14, 3,26gr., 14,16mm;
Van’t Haaff 17.1.1-1a,b, Alram 488;
mint: Susa, axis: 12h;
obv.: head, left, w/2-strand diadem and 2 ribbons; hair tied in a large bun on top, side hair brushed back, mustache, med.-long pointed beard; necklace; traces of lettering in lower left field; dotted border 6 - 7:30h;
rev.: female bust w/hair tied in a long braid; necklace; garment w/shoulder pads; in left field Aramaic letters meaning ‘Ulfan’; dotted border 7:30 - 14h;
black patina on both sides;

ex: Jean Elsen, BEL.
Schatz
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Elymais -- Orodes IV., 2nd half of 2nd cent. AD25 viewsAE 14, 2,78gr, 13,9mm;
Van't Haaff 17.2.1-2, Alram - ;
mint: Susa, axis: 13h;
obv.: bare-headed bust, facing, w/1-strand diadem, 2 loops, and 2 ribbons over right shoulder; mustache, med.-long beard consisting of 4 dots, 2 large curly buns represented by dots, top hair 2 rows of dots; necklace; tunic; dotted border11 - 14:30, 15 - 19h;
rev.: bust of Artemis, left, w/helmet or tiara, dotted crest; necklace; garment collar consisting of dots; small anchor in right field (?); dotted border16 - 18h;

ex: G. Clark, VA.
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Elymais -- Orodes IV., 2nd half of 2nd cent. AD16 viewsAE dr, 3,32gr,
Van’t Haaff 17.3.1-2Bb, Alram -;
mint: Susa, axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed male bust, facing, w/2-strand diadem and 2 ribbons over right shoulder; mustache, med.-long beard consisting of 2 rows of dots, 2 large curly buns consisting of dots on either side, top hair 1 row of dots above the diadem whose lower strand appears to have a center medallion; necklace; tunic; parts of Aramaic lettering (YUX ...) in right field;
rev: 1- crossbar anchor surrounded by wreath or diadem.
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Elymais -- Orodes V., late 2nd to early 3rd cent. AD21 viewsAE 13, 2,04gr, 12,53mm;
Van’t Haaff 18.1.1-2a-d, Alram 490;
obv.: male bust, left, w/2-strand diadem, loop, and 2 ribbons; top hair on a stilted bun, 2 ties floating in the back, mustache, short, pointed beard; necklace; tunic; dotted border 12:30 to 16:30h;
rev.: female bust (Artemis?) w/diadem, loop, and 2 ribbons; double necklace w/center medallion in the lower ring, earring; tunic w/shoulder pad;
black patina on obv. and rev.;

ex: J. Elsen, BEL.
Schatz
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Elymais -- Kamnaskires Orodes, 1st half of 2nd cent. AD18 viewsAE dr., 4,08gr., 15,09mm;
Van’t Haaff 12.3-1.2Ac-e, Alram 482 -485 var. (rev.);
mint: ? ; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, facing,w/diadem and ribbons; small tuft in center of top hair, mustache, med.-long beard, large bunch of hair on either side, the vertical dotted lines pointing upward; necklace w/center medallion; in right field anchor w/2 crossbars and crescent w/pellet above, pellet left of anchor; dotted border 6 - 11h;
rev.: circle of slashes surrounding 2 large vertical center slashes;

ex: J. Elsen, BEL.
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Elymais -- Kamnaskires Orodes, 1st half of 2nd cent. AD19 viewsAE dr., 4,04gr., 15,23mm;
mint: ? , axis: 12H;
Van’t Haaff 12.2.1.-1B, Alram 482-485var. (rev.);
obv.: bare-headed, facing, w/2-strand diadem, 2 loops and ribbons; large, grape like bunch of hair on either side of head, mustache, med.-long beard; double necklace w/center medallions; tunic; in right field anchor w/2 crossbars, crescent w/pellet above;
rev.: field of seemingly random letters and symbols.
Schatz
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Elymais -- Kamnaskires Orodes, 1st half of 2nd cent. AD,15 viewsAE dr., 3,97gr., 15,02mm;
Van’t Haaff 12.3.1-2A1c-e; Alram 482-485var. (rev.);
mint: ? , Axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, facing, w/diadem; small tuft in center of top hair, large, grape like bunch of hair on either side, the vertical lines of dots pointing upward, mustache, med.long beard; necklace; in right field anchor w/2 crossbars and crescent w/pellet above; left of anchor pellet (and unidentified object below?); dotted border 5 - 14:30h;
rev.: vertical slashes;

ex: Vienna Coin Show, VA.
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Elymais -- Kamnaskires Orodes, 1st half of 2nd cent. AD,19 viewsAE tdr., 14,80gr., 28,72mm;
Van’t Haaff 12.1.1-1B or C, Alram 479;
mint: Seleukia on the Hedyphon, axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, facing, w/diadem, 2 loops, and ribbons; large, grape like bunch of hair on either side of head, mustache, med.-long beard; double necklace; tunic; in right field anchor w/2 crossbars, crescent w/star above; from 7:30 - 12:30h Aramaic or Pahlavi legend meaning King Kamnaskires Orodes son of King Orodes; traces of dotted border on right rim;
rev.: severely degenerated head w/surrounding legend;

ex: H.D. Rauch, Summer Auction 2009, Lot 321.
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Elymais -- Kamnaskires Orodes, 1st half of 2nd cent. AD18 viewsAE dr., 3,33gr, 14,52mm;
Van't Haaff 12.3.1-2A1a; Alram 482-485var.;
mint: ? , axis: 12h;
obv.: head, facing, w/2-strand diadem and hair tuft above, large hair buns on sides rep. by rising dotted lines, mustache, fanning vertical dotted lines as beard; necklace; pellet in crescent in upper right field, single crossbar anchor below;
rev.: 7 vertical dashes in 2 rows;

ex: J. Elsen, BEL.
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Elymais -- Kamnaskires Orodes, 1st half of 2nd cent. AD,38 viewsAE tdr., 15,23gr., 26,96mm;
Van’t Haaff 12.1.1-1Ab (this coin), Alram 479;
mint: Seleukia on the Hedyphon, axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, facing, w/diadem, 2 loops and ribbons; hair in large grape like bunches on either side of head, mustache, medium size rounded beard; double necklace; tunic; in right field anchor w/2 crossbars, crescent and star above; 7:30 - 13:30 Aramaic or Pahlavi legend meaning King Kamnaskires Orodes; dotted border 11 - 15h;
rev.: dashes and v’s strewn over entire surface;

ex: Triton VII,, CNG, lot 534; ex: Vecchi 8 (12/97), lot 147.
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Elymais -- Orodes I., late 1st to early 2nd cent. AD42 viewsAE tdr., 15,61gr, 27,44mm;
mint: Susa (?)
Van’t Haaff 11.1.1-1a (this coin), Alram p. 146, #466, NB3;
obv.: bare-headed bust, left, w/2-strand diadem, loop, 2 ribbons; straight top hair running across head, side hair combed backwards, mustache, long pointed curly beard, multi-turn torque ending in pellet; cuirass w/shoulder pads; in right lower filed anchor w/2 upper and 2 lower cross bars, crescent and pellet above; in lower left field Aramaic legend ‘Orodes’; dotted border 10 - 12h;
rev.: head, left, w/diadem surrounded by 4 lines of blundered letters;

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

ex: CNG, Triton VII, # 532, ex: Bellaria Collection; ex: CNG 60, # 1041; ex: Gorny and Mosch 96, # 252.
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Elymais -- Orodes I., late 1st to early 2nd cent. AD11 views
AE tdr., 15,61gr, 27,44mm;
mint: Susa (?)
Van’t Haaff 11.1.1-1a (this coin), Alram p. 146, #466, NB3;
obv.: bare-headed bust, left, w/2-strand diadem, loop, 2 ribbons; straight top hair running across head, side hair combed backwards, mustache, long pointed curly beard, multi-turn torque ending in pellet; cuirass w/shoulder pads; in right lower filed anchor w/2 upper and 2 lower cross bars, crescent and pellet above; in lower left field Aramaic legend ‘Orodes’; dotted border 10 - 12h;
rev.: head, left, w/diadem surrounded by 4 lines of blundered letters;

in: P.A. Van't Haaff, Catalogue of Elymaean Coinage, CNG 2007, p. 92, type 11.1.1-1a; also in: Parthia.com.
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Elymais -- Orodes II., early mid-2nd cent. AD20 viewsAE dr., 4,22gr;
Van't Haaff 13.2.1-2Ba,e, Alram 478;
mint: Susa, axis: 13:30h;
obv.: head, facing, w/tiara, mustache, long beard; in upper right field crescent w/pellet, below anchor w/top and bottom crossbar; dotted border 9 - 16h;
rev.: radiate bust of Belos w/hair tufts on both sides, circular Aramaic legend meaning King erodes, son of Orodes;
verdigris on both sides of coin;
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Elymais -- Orodes II., early mid-2nd cent. AD38 viewsAE tdr., 14,48gr, 27,98mm;
Van't Haaff 13.3, Alram 477 and pl. 16, 477;
mint: Susa, axis: 12h
obv.: head, facing, w/tiara, hooks over crest, row of pearls below, dotted center line, 2-strand diadem; ears; mustache, med.-long fan like beard; in right field double crossbar anchor, crescent with star above; along left rim 'King Orodes' in Parthian script; dotted border 8 - 9:30 and 14 - 17h;
rev.: field of vertical dashes;

ex: CNG e-Auction 146, #81, ex: David P. Herman Collection of Facing Heads on Greek Coins.
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Elymais -- Orodes IV. and Ulfan, 2nd half of 2nd cent. AD20 viewsAE 13, 2,64gr., 12,5mm;
Van’t Haaff 17.1.1-2b, Alram 489;
mint: Susa, axis: 12h;
obv.: head, left, w/2-strand diadem and 2 ribbons; hair tied in a large bun on top, side hair brushed back, mustache, med.-long beard, all hair represented by dots; necklace; in left field anchor w/1 upper and 1 lower crossbar;
rev.: female bust w/hair tied in a long braid; necklace; garment w/shoulder pads; in left field traces of Aramaic lettering; dotted border 2 - 7h;
black patina on both sides;

ex: Jean Elsen, BEL.
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Elymais -- Orodes IV. and Ulfan, 2nd half of 2nd cent. AD26 viewsAE 13, 2,85gr, 12,58mm;
Van’t Haaff 17.1.1-2c, Alram 488/9;
obv.: head, left, w/ 2-strand diadem and 2 ribbons; hair tied in a large bun on top, side hair brushed back, mustache and beard off flan;
rev.: female bust, left, w/curly hair and long braid; necklace; garment w/shoulder pad; lettering in left field;
black patina on obv. and rev.;

ex: G. Clark, VA.
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Elymais SG 589213 viewsKINGDOM OF ELYMAIS
ORODES I
AE Drachm, 100-150 A.D.

O: Orodes cuir. bust l. with long beard, wearing diad. tiara ornamented with pellet and crescent. Pellet within crescent and anchor behind bust.

R: Greek Legend, Radiate and draped bust of Artemis r., wearing kalanthos.

Sear 5892. VF

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Elymais SG 589318 viewsKINGDOM OF ELYMAIS
ORODES I
AE Drachm, 100-150 A.D.

O: Orodes cuir. bust l. with long beard, wearing diad. tiara ornamented with pellet and crescent. Pellet within crescent and anchor behind bust.

R: Radiate and draped bust of Artemis l., wearing kalanthos, cornucopia behind.

Sear 5893. VF (scarce)

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Elymais SG 589411 viewsKINGDOM OF ELYMAIS
ORODES I
AE Drachm, 100-150 A.D.

O: Orodes cuir. bust l. with long beard, wearing diad. tiara ornamented with pellet and crescent. Pellet within crescent and anchor behind bust.

R: Radiate and draped bust of Artemis r., wearing kalanthos, cornucopia behind.

Sear 5894. F

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Elymais SG 589510 viewsKINGDOM OF ELYMAIS
ORODES I
AE Drachm, 100-150 A.D.

O: Orodes cuir. bust l. with long beard, wearing tiara ornamented with anchor. Pellet, crescent and anchor behind.

R: Anchor, on a field covered with vertical dashes.

Sear 5895

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Elymais SG 589617 viewsKINGDOM OF ELYMAIS
ORODES I
AE Drachm, 100-150 A.D.

O: Orodes cuir. bust l. with long beard, wearing diad. tiara ornamented with pellet and crescent. Pellet within crescent and anchor behind bust.

R: Field covered with dashes.

Sear 5896

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Elymais SG 58988 viewsKINGDOM OF ELYMAIS
PHRAATES (SON OF ORODES I)
AE Drachm, ~150 A.D.

O: Phraates cuir. bust facing with long beard, wearing diad. tiara with ornamented with crescents and pellets, crescent and anchor to r..

R: ΠΡΑΑΤΗC ΒΑCΙΛΕVC, Artemis standing r., drawing from quiver and holding bow.

Sear 5898.

Ex Frank Robinson
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Elymais SG 589916 viewsKINGDOM OF ELYMAIS
PHRAATES (SON OF ORODES I)
AE Drachm, ~150 A.D.

O: Phraates cuir. bust l. with long beard, wearing diad. tiara with ornamented with crescent and pellet, crescent and anchor to r..

R: ΠΡΑΑΤΗC ΒΑCΙΛΕVC, Artemis standing r., drawing from quiver and holding bow.

Sear 5899. VF/F

Ex Frank Robinson
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Elymais SG 590211 viewsKINGDOM OF ELYMAIS
PHRAATES (SON OF ORODES I)
AE Drachm, ~150 A.D.

O: Phraates cuir. bust l. with long beard, wearing diad. tiara ornamented with anchor, pellet, crescent and anchor behind.

R: Field covered with dashes.

Sear 5902

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Elymais SG 590414 viewsKINGDOM OF ELYMAIS
ORODES II (SON OF ORODES I)
AE Drachm, ~250 A.D.

O: Orodes II cuir. bust facing with long beard, wearing diad. tiara with crest ornamented with line of dots, crescent and anchor to r.

R: Bust of Artemis facing, Chaldeo-Pahlavi legend Kumaskir Urud Malka Bari Urud (King –Orodes, son of Orodes)

Sear 5904. F/F

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Elymais SG 590510 viewsKINGDOM OF ELYMAIS
ORODES II (SON OF ORODES I, BROTHER OF PHRAATES)
AE Drachm, ~150–200 A.D.

O: Orodes II cuir. bust facing with long beard, wearing diad. tiara with crest ornamented with line of dots, crescent with pellet inside and anchor to r..

R: Field filled with dashes

Sear 5905. VF

Ex Frank Robinson
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Elymais SG 590715 viewsKINGDOM OF ELYMAIS
ORODES III
(SON OF ORODES II)
AE Drachm, ~275 A.D.

O: Orodes II cuir. bust facing with long beard, wearing diad. tiara with crest ornamented with line of dots, crescent and anchor to r..

R: Bust of Artemis facing, Chaldeo-Pahlavi legend Kumaskir Urud Malka (King Kamanaskires-Orodes)

Sear 5907. VF/F

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Elymais, van't Haaff 12.3.1-1A, Arsacid dynasty. Kamnaskires-Orodes (early-mid 2nd Century A.D.), AE-Drachm, Parallel dashes, #172 viewsElymais, van't Haaff 12.3.1-1A, Arsacid dynasty. Kamnaskires-Orodes (early-mid 2nd Century A.D.), AE-Drachm, Parallel dashes, #1
avers: Bust facing forward without small hair tuft on top, and large curly hair tufts on each side in horizontally-oriented rows, to right pellet within crescent above anchor with two crossbars at the top, the border of dots.
reverse: Field of regular, parallel dashes, no border.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 13,5-16,5mm, weight: 3,85g, axes: 6h,
mint: , date: early-mid 2nd Century A.D., ref: van't Haaff 12.3.1-1A, De Morgan 50, BMC plate XLI, 4-9, Sear GICV 5910, Alram ??,
Q-001
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Elymais, van't Haaff 12.3.1-2A1, Arsacid dynasty. Kamnaskires-Orodes (early-mid 2nd Century A.D.), AE-Drachm, Parallel dashes, #179 viewsElymais, van't Haaff 12.3.1-2A1, Arsacid dynasty. Kamnaskires-Orodes (early-mid 2nd Century A.D.), AE-Drachm, Parallel dashes, #1
avers: Bust facing forward without small hair tuft on top, and large curly hair tufts on each side in horizontally-oriented rows, to right pellet within crescent above anchor with two crossbars at the top, the border of dots.
reverse: Field of regular, parallel dashes, no border.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 14,5-15,5mm, weight: 3,89g, axes: h,
mint: , date: early-mid 2nd Century A.D., ref: van't Haaff 12.3.1-2A1, De Morgan 50, BMC plate XLI, 4-9, Sear GICV 5910, Alram ??,
Q-001
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Elymais, van't Haaff 13.2.1-1B, Arsacid dynasty. Orodes II. (early-mid 2nd century A.D.), AE-Drachm, Small radiate bust of Belos facing forward, 122 viewsElymais, van't Haaff 13.2.1-1B, Arsacid dynasty. Orodes II. (early-mid 2nd century A.D.), AE-Drachm, Small radiate bust of Belos facing forward,
avers: Bust facing forward, with no large hair tufts at sides, wearing tiara with central vertical line and dots at rim, diadem band below tiara; to right dot within crescent above anchor with one crossbar at top; pellet border.
revers: Small radiate bust of Belos facing forward with no facial features, with hair tufts on sides and two horns; Aramaic legend URUD MALKA BARI URUD (= King Orodes, Son of Orodes) reading counter clockwise; pellet border.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 14,0-15,0mm, weight: 3,4g, axes: h,
mint:Elymais, (Under Parthian Authority), date: early-mid 2nd century A.D. (undated), ref: van't Haaff 13.2.1-1B, De Morgan 44-45, BMC plate XL, 10, Sear GICV 5904; Alram 478,
Q-001
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Elymais, Van´t Haaff 12.2-1-1D, Kamnaskires-Orodes, Belos21 viewsKingdom of Elymais
Kamnaskires-Orodes
Æ Drachm
Obv.: bearded bust with side tufts, anchor right
Rev.: bust of Belos, Legend around
AE, 3.50g, 14.9mm
Ref.: Van´t Haaff Type 12.2, Subtype 1-1D
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Elymais, Van´t Haaff 12.3-1-1A, Kamnaskires-Orodes, Dashes13 viewsKingdom of Elymais
Kamnaskires-Orodes
2nd century AD
Æ Drachm
Obv.: bearded bust with side tufts, pellet in crescent, anchor with two crossbars right
Rev.: parallel dashes
Æ, 3.65g, 13.8x17.6mm
Ref.: Van´t Haaff Type 12.3, Subtype 1-1A
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Elymais, Van´t Haaff 12.3-1-1B, Kamnaskires-Orodes, Dashes13 viewsKingdom of Elymais
Kamnaskires-Orodes
2nd century AD
Æ Drachm
Obv.: Bust with side tufts, one crossbars on anchor.
Rev.: Irregular dashes or crude head
Æ, 3.8g
Ref.: Van't Haaff 12.3, Subtype 1-1B
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Elymais, Van´t Haaff 12.3-1-2B1d, Kamnaskires-Orodes, Dashes 19 viewsKingdom of Elymais
Kamnaskires-Orodes
2nd century AD
Æ Drachm
Obv.: Bust with top Hair tuft. Dotted side Hair-Tufts; 2 Crossbars
Rev.: Irregular Dashes
Æ, 3.75g, 15mm
Ref.: Van't Haaff 12.3, Subtype 1-2B1d THIS COIN
Ex Van't Haaff Collection
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Elymais, Van´t Haaff 13.3-1-2b, Orodes II, Dashes20 viewsKingdom of Elymais
Orodes II
Early-Mid 2nd Cent AD
Æ Tetradrachm
Obv.: Facing Bust in Tiara with crest of rays and central line; 2 Crossbars on anchor
Rev.: Dashes
Æ, 16.12 g., 23x25 mm.
Ref.: Van´t Haaff Type 13.3, Subtype 1-2b THIS COIN
Ex CNG TritonVI, 1580 (part of)
Ex Van't Haaff Collection
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Elymais, Van´t Haaff 13.3-2-2A, Orodes II, dashes30 viewsKingdom of Elymais
Orodes II
Æ Drachm
Obv.: bearded bust; to right, pellet in crescent above anchor with one cross bar, Tiara without crest of rays
Rev.: parallel dashes
AE, 3.56g, 15.9mm
Ref.: Van´t Haaff Type 13.3, Subtype 2-2A
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Elymais, Van´t Haaff 16.1-3Aa, Orodes III, Artemis8 viewsKingdom of Elymais
Orodes III
2nd century AD
Æ Drachm
Obv.: Bust in Tiara with Anchor; Side Anchor with 1 Crossbar
Rev.: Artemis to right; Legend retrograde
Æ, 3.98g, 13mm
Ref.: Van´t Haaff Type 16.1, Subtype 3Aa THIS COIN
Ex Van't Haaff Collection
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Elymais, Van´t Haaff 16.2-1-2B, Orodes III, Belos13 viewsKingdom of Elymais
Orodes III
Æ Drachm, 2nd century AD
Obv.: Cuirassed bust of Orodes with long beard left, wearing tiara. Anchor with one crossbar behind bust. Pellet in crescent above.
Rev.: bust of Belos with bead necklace and cornucopia left
AE, 3.02g, 13.1x14.7mm
Ref.: van´t Haaff Type 16.2, Subtype 1-2B
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Elymais, Van´t Haaff 16.3-2-1A, Orodes III, Anchor13 viewsKingdom of Elymais
Orodes III
Æ Drachm, 2nd century AD
Obv.: Cuirassed bust of Orodes with long beard left, wearing tiara. Anchor with one crossbar behind bust. Pellet in crescent above.
Rev.: Anchor dashes
AE, 3.49g, 15.4x14.4mm
Ref.: van´t Haaff Type 16.3, Subtype 2-1A
Ex Kenneth W. Dorney
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Elymais, Van´t Haaff 16.3-2-1A, Orodes III, Anchor8 viewsKingdom of Elymais
Orodes III
2nd century AD
Æ Drachm
Obv.: Slender Bust to left. 1 Crossbar on Anchor
Rev.: Anchor & Dashes
Æ, 3.22 g, 14x15 mm
Ref.: Van't Haaff Type 16.3 Subtype 2-1A THIS COIN
Ex Van't Haaff Collection
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Elymais, Van´t Haaff 16.3-2-1A, Orodes III, Anchor11 viewsKingdom of Elymais
Orodes III
2nd century AD
Æ Drachm
Obv.: Slender Bust to left. 1 Crossbar on Anchor
Rev.: Anchor & Dashes
Æ, 3.20g, 15mm
Ref.: Van't Haaff Type 16.3 Subtype 2-1A
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Elymais, Van´t Haaff 16.4-2-1Aa, Orodes III, Dashes8 viewsKingdom of Elymais
Orodes III
2nd Cent AD
Æ Drachm
Obv.: Bust facing left; 1 cross bar on Anchor
Rev.: Dashes
Æ, 3.72 gr. 14x15 mm
Ref.: Van´t Haaff Type 16.4, Subtype 2-1Aa, THIS COIN
Ex Van't Haaff Collection
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Elymais, Van´t Haaff 17.1-1-1c, Orodes IV, Female Bust 18 viewsKingdom of Elymais
Orodes IV
2nd half 2nd Century
Æ Drachm
Obv.: Bust facing left Large Hair tufts at Top and Side of Head; Legend "KING ORODES"
Rev.: Female Bust to left; Long Hair lock falling down; Legend "ULFAN"
Æ, 3.71 g, 14mm.
Ref.: Van´t Haaff Type 17.1, Subtype 1-1c THIS COIN
Ex Van't Haaff Collection
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Elymais, Van´t Haaff 17.1-1-1d, Orodes IV, Female Bust3 viewsKingdom of Elymais
Orodes IV
2nd half 2nd Century
Æ Drachm
Obv.: Bust facing left Large Hair tufts at Top and Side of Head; Legend "KING ORODES"
Rev.: Female Bust to left; Long Hair lock falling down; Legend "ULFAN"
Æ, 2.60g, 14mm.
Ref.: Van´t Haaff Type 17.1, Subtype 1-1d?
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Elymais, Van´t Haaff 17.2-1, Orodes IV, Artemis12 viewsKingdom of Elymais
Orodes IV
Æ Drachm, 2nd century AD
Obv.: Diademed and draped bust of Orodes facing
Rev.: Bust of Artemis left, anchor behind
AE, 3.23g, 15mm
Ref.: van´t Haaff Type 17.2, Subtype 1
Canaan
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Elymais, Van´t Haaff 17.2-1, Orodes IV, Artemis?13 viewsKingdom of Elymais
Orodes IV
Æ Drachm, 2nd century AD
Obv.: Diademed and draped bust of Orodes facing
Rev.: Bust of Artemis? left, anchor behind
AE, 3.23g, 15mm
Ref.: van´t Haaff Type 17.2, Subtype 1
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Elymais, Van´t Haaff 17.2-1-1b, Orodes IV, Artemis23 viewsKingdom of Elymais
Orodes IV
2nd half 2nd CentAD
Æ Drachm
Obv.: Facing Bust, small hair tuft on top, 2 hair tufts left & right
Rev.: Bust of Artemis left, in low Tiara with crest of dots; anchor with 1 cross bar
Æ, 3.22 gr. 12x14 mm.
Ref.: Van´t Haaff Type 17.2, Subtype 1-1b, THIS COIN
Ex Van't Haaff Collection
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Elymais, Van´t Haaff 18.1, Orodes V, Artemis16 viewsKingdom of Elymais
Orodes V
Late 2nd-Early 3rd Cent
Æ Drachm
Obv.: Bust to left
Rev.: Bust of Artemis left, wearing tiara
Æ, 2.57g, 13mm
Ref.: Van´t Haaff Type 18.1, uncertain subtype
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Elymais, Van´t Haaff 18.1-1-2B, Orodes V, Artemis27 viewsKingdom of Elymais
Orodes V
Late 2nd-Early 3rd Cent
Æ Drachm
Obv.: Bust to left, no legend, no anchor
Rev.: Bust of Artemis left, wearing tiara, anchor behind
Æ, 3.1g
Ref.: Van´t Haaff Type 18.1, Subtype 1-2B
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Elymais. Arsacid dynasty. Orodes II (early-mid 2nd century A.D.)23 viewsvan't Haaff 13.2.1-1B; De Morgan 44-45; BMC plate XL, 10; Sear GICV 5904; Alram 478

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

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

Rev: Small radiate bust of Belos facing forward with no facial features, with hair tufts on sides and two horns; Aramaic legend URUD MALKA BARI URUD (= King Orodes, Son of Orodes) reading counter clockwise; pellet border.
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Elymais. Arsacid dynasty. Orodes II (early-mid 2nd century A.D.)18 viewsvan't Haaff 13.2.1-2B; De Morgan 44-45, BMC plate XL, 10; Sear GICV 5904; Alram 478

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

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

Rev: Small radiate bust of Belos facing forward with no facial features, with hair tufts on sides and two horns; Aramaic legend URUD MALKA BARI URUD (= King Orodes, Son of Orodes) reading counter clockwise; pellet border.
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Elymais. Arsacid dynasty. Orodes II (early-mid 2nd century A.D.)14 viewsvan't Haaff 13.3.2-2A; De Morgan 46; BMC plate XL, 13; Sear GICV 5905; Alram --

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

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

Rev: Dashes with regular pattern; no border.
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Elymais. Arsacid dynasty. Orodes II (early-mid 2nd century A.D.)17 viewsvan't Haaff 13.1.1-1; De Morgan 49; BMC plate XLI, 2; Sear GICV 5908-5909; Alram 485

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

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

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

According to van't Haaff, the side tufts on the coins with two crossbars above the anchor are comprised of two vertical rows of dots, yet this coins has three irregular rows of dots.
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Elymais. Arsacid dynasty. Orodes II (early-mid 2nd century A.D.)18 viewsvan't Haaff 13.3.2-2B; De Morgan 46; BMC plate XL, 13; Sear GICV 5905; Alram --

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

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

Rev: Dashes with regular pattern; no border.
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Elymais. Arsacid dynasty. Orodes III (2nd century A.D.)10 viewsvan't Haaff 16.4.2-1A; De Morgan 28; BMC plate XL, 6-7; Sear GICV 5896 (Orodes I); Alram --

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

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

Rev: Field of regular, parallel dashes.
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Elymais. Arsacid dynasty. Orodes III (2nd century A.D.)17 viewsvan't Haaff 16.1.1-3A; De Morgan 23-24; BMC plate XXXIX, 12-16; Sear GICV 5892 (Orodes I); Alram 469-470 (Orodes I)

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

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

Rev: Bust of Artemis right, wearing calathus; around her neck corrupted Greek legend, BACIΛEYK on the left, reading outside-in, YPωΔHC (= Orodes) on the right, reading inside-out; pellet border.
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Elymais. Arsacid dynasty. Orodes III (2nd century A.D.)17 viewsvan't Haaff 16.3.2-1A; De Morgan 27; BMC plate XL, 1-5; Sear GICV 5895 (Orodes I); Alram --

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

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

Rev: Anchor in field of regular parallel dashes; no border.
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Elymais. Arsacid dynasty. Orodes III (2nd century A.D.)14 viewsvan't Haaff 16.2.1-2A; De Morgan 25-26; BMC plate XXXIX, 17-20, page 257 46-47; Sear GICV 5893-5894 (Orodes I); Alram --

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

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

Rev: Bust of Belos, left, with bead necklace and earings; cornucopia behind; pellet border.
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Elymais. Arsacid dynasty. Orodes III (2nd century A.D.)16 viewsvan't Haaff 16.1.1-1; De Morgan 23-24; BMC plate XXXIX, 12-16; Sear GICV 5892; Alram 469-470

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

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

Rev: Bust of Artemis right, wearing calathus; around her corrupted Greek legend, YPωΔHC (= Orodes) on the left, reading inside-out, BACIΛEYK on the right, reading outside-in; pellet border.
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Elymais. Arsacid dynasty. Orodes III (2nd century A.D.)19 viewsvan't Haaff 16.3.2-1_; De Morgan 27; BMC plate XL, 1-5; Sear GICV 5895; Alram --

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

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

Rev: Anchor in field of irregular, perpendicular V-shaped and inverted T-shaped marks; no border.
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ELYMAIS_16_2_1-1_Orodes_III.jpg
Elymais. Arsacid dynasty. Orodes III (2nd century A.D.)20 viewsvan't Haaff 16.2.1-1; De Morgan 25-26; BMC plate XXXIX, 17-20, page 257 46-47; Sear GICV 5893-5894; Alram --

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

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

Rev: Bust of Belos, right, with bead necklace and earrings; cornucopia behind; pellet border.
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ELYMAIS_17_2_1-1_Orodes_IV.jpg
Elymais. Arsacid dynasty. Orodes IV (ca. 2nd half of 2nd century A.D.)22 viewsvan't Haaff 17.2.1-1; de Morgan 54; BMC plate XLII, 2; Sear GICV 5914; Alram --

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

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

Rev: Bust of Artemis facing left, wearing low tiara with crest of dots; to right, anchor with one crossbar on top; pellet border.
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ELYMAIS_17_3_1-1_Orodes_IV.jpg
Elymais. Arsacid dynasty. Orodes IV (ca. 2nd half of 2nd century A.D.)16 viewsvan't Haaff 17.3.1-1; de Morgan 55; BMC plate XLII, 1; Sear GICV 5915; Alram --

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

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

Rev: Anchor with pellet-in-crescent to either side; all within wreath; no border.
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ELYMAIS_17_1_1-2_Orodes_IV.jpg
Elymais. Arsacid dynasty. Orodes IV (ca. 2nd half of 2nd century A.D.)34 viewsvan't Haaff 17.1.1-2; de Morgan 52-53; BMC plate XLII, 5-6; Sear GICV 5912-5913; Alram 488-489

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

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

Rev: Bust of female (Queen Ulfan) left, hair tied above, with long braid falling behind; to left incomplete Aramaic legend (wip'n = Ulfan); pellet border.
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ELYMAIS_17_1_1-1_Orodes_IV.jpg
Elymais. Arsacid dynasty. Orodes IV (ca. 2nd half of 2nd century A.D.)19 viewsvan't Haaff 17.1.1-1; de Morgan 52-53; BMC plate XLII, 5-6; Sear GICV 5912-5913; Alram 488-489

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

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

Rev: Bust of female (Queen Ulfan) left, hair tied above, with long braid falling behind; to left incomplete Aramaic legend (wip'n = Ulfan); pellet border.
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GRK_Elymais_SGICV_5917_Orodes_V.jpg
Elymais. Arsacid dynasty. Orodes V (late 2nd -- early 3rd centuries A.D.)18 viewsvan't Haaff 18.1.1-2A; de Morgan 56-57 (Orodes IV); BMC plate XLII, 7-8, page 282, 1, 6; Sear GICV 5916-5917; Alram 490

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

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

Rev: Bust of Artemis facing left, wearing low tiara with crest of dots; pellet border.
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ELYMAIS_18_1_1-2A_Orodes_V_2.jpg
Elymais. Arsacid dynasty. Orodes V (late 2nd -- early 3rd centuries A.D.)14 viewsvan't Haaff 18.1.1-2A; de Morgan 56-57 ((Orodes IV); BMC plate XLII, 7-8, page 282, 1, 6; Sear GICV 5916-5917; Alram 490

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

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

Rev: Bust of Artemis facing left, wearing low tiara with crest of dots; pellet border.
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ELYMAIS_18_1_1-1A_Orodes_V.jpg
Elymais. Arsacid dynasty. Orodes V (late 2nd -- early 3rd centuries)16 viewsvan't Haaff 18.1.1-1A; de Morgan 56-57 (Orodes IV); BMC plate XLII, 7-8, page 282, 1, 6; Sear GICV 5916-5917; Alram 490

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

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

Rev: Bust of Artemis facing left, wearing low tiara with crest of dots; pellet border.
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IMGP3826ElAEtdrcombo2.jpg
Elymais: Orodes I., mid/late 1st cent. AD16 viewsAE tdr., 14,53gr., 30mm;
Van’t Haaff 11.2.1-1a, Alram p. 146, #466, 3var.; pl. 15, NB3var.;
mint: ? axis: 12h;
obv.: bare headed, left, w/diadem, loop, and ribbons; med.-long, large bunch of hair, mustache, very long pointed beard; earring, necklace; cuirass; in right field traces of anchor w/crescent and star above;
rev.: traces of small portrait;

almost black tone;

ex: Javeed Coins, UK.
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IMGP3820ElAEtdrcombo2.jpg
Elymais: Orodes I., mid/late 1st cent. AD35 viewsAE tdr., 15,61gr., 27,44mm;
Van’t Haaff 11.1.1c (this coin), Alram p.146 #466, pl. 15, NB3;
mint: axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/2-strand diadem, loop and 2 ribbons; med.-long bushy hair brushed back over the ear, mustache, long tapering beard cut off at the end; earring, multi-layer torque ending in pellet; cuirass; in right field 2-crossbar anchor w/crescent and star above, in left field Aramaic or Pahlavi MLK’ or part of it; dotted border 11 - 13h;
rev.: traces of small portrait surrounded by 4 lines of ‘Greek’ originally being BAΣIΛEΩΣ YPΩΔHΣ;

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

ex: Harlan Berk, Ill.; CNG 51, #647.
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ELYMAIS: Kamnaskires-Orodes23 viewsAE Drachm, 3.88g, Kamnaskires-Orodes, 2nd Century AD, Obv: Crowned bust facing with various symbols about field. Rev: Series of dashes, aXF. V.H. 12.3, subtype 1-1BMolinari
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Elymais: Orodes I., mid/late 1st cent. AD42 viewsAE tdr. w/silver wash, 14,93gr., 27,73mm;
Van’t Haaff 11.2.1-1a, Alram p. 146, #466, 3; pl. 15 NB3;
mint: ? axis: 14h;
obv.: bare-headed, left,w/diadem, knot, loop, and ribbons; med.-long large bunch of curly hair over ear, mustache, med.-long pointed beard; earring, necklace; in right field single crossbar anchor w/crescent and star above; border 8 - 13h;
rev.: trace of a small portrait and lettering;

ex: G. Clark, VA.
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IMGP3820ElAEtdrcombo2~0.jpg
Elymais: Orodes I., mid/late 1st cent. AD14 views
AE tdr., 15,61gr., 27,44mm;
Van’t Haaff 11.1.1c (this coin), Alram p.146 #466, pl. 15, NB3;
mint: axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/2-strand diadem, loop and 2 ribbons; med.-long bushy hair brushed back over the ear, mustache, long tapering beard cut off at the end; earring, multi-layer torque ending in pellet; cuirass; in right field 2-crossbar anchor w/crescent and star above, in left field Aramaic or Pahlavi MLK’ or part of it; dotted border 11 - 13h;
rev.: traces of small portrait surrounded by 4 lines of ‘Greek’ originally being BAΣIΛEΩΣ YPΩΔHΣ;

in: P.A. Van't Haaff, Catalogue of Elymaean Coinage, CNG 2007, p.92, 11.1.1-1c; also in: Parthia.com, Coins of Elymais;
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Elymais: Queen Ulfan and Orodes IV, 2nd half of 2nd cent. AD40 viewsAE 14, 3,26gr., 14,16mm;
Van’t Haaff 17.1.1-1a,b, Alram 488;
mint: Susa, axis: 12h;
obv.: head of Orodes IV facing left, w/2-strand diadem and 2 ribbons; hair tied in a large bun on top, side hair brushed back, mustache, med.-long pointed beard; necklace; traces of lettering in lower left field; dotted border 6 - 7:30h;
rev.: bust of Queen Ulfan w/hair tied in a long braid, facing left; necklace; garment w/shoulder pads; in left field Aramaic letters meaning ‘Ulfan’; dotted border 7:30 - 14h;
black patina on both sides.
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Van__t_Haaff_12_3_1-1B_Kamnaskires-Orodes_drachm~0.jpg
Kamnaskires-Orodes33 viewsAE drachm, early to mid 2nd century AD
Van't Haaff 12.3.1-1B
Robert L3
t_Haaff_12_1_1-3_Kamnaskires-Orodes_tetradrachm.jpg
Kamnaskires-Orodes121 viewsAE tetradrachm, early to mid 2nd century AD
Van't Haaff 12.1.1-3
2 commentsRobert L3
Van__t_Haaff_12_3_1-2A2_e_Kamnaskires-Orodes_drachm.jpg
Kamnaskires-Orodes82 viewsAE drachm, early to mid 2nd century AD
Van't Haaff 12.3.1-2A2.e
1 commentsRobert L3
Van__t_Haaff_12_3_1_1_1B_e_Kamnaskires-Orodes_drachm.jpg
Kamnaskires-Orodes92 viewsAE drachm, early to mid 2nd century AD
Van't Haaff 12.3.1-1B.e (this coin)

Ex-Van't Haaff Collection
2 commentsRobert L3
Van__t_Haaff_12_1_1-3E_Kamnaskires-Orodes_tetradrachm.jpg
Kamnaskires-Orodes87 viewsAE tetradrachm, early to mid 2nd century AD
Van't Haaff 12.1.1-3E
3 commentsRobert L3
Van__t_Haaff_12_3_1-2A1_Kamnaskires-Orodes_drachm_b.jpg
Kamnaskires-Orodes35 viewsAE drachm, early to mid 2nd century AD
Van't Haaff 12.3.1-2A1
Robert L3
ELYMAIS_TOGETHER.jpg
Kamnaskires-Orodes18 viewsKamnaskires-Orodes..13-15mm/3.6gr
Early to mid 2nd century AD
Van’t Haaff 12.3.1-2A2
Obv: Bust with top hair tuft, upward side tufts, one crossbar on anchor, pellet within crescent at upper right
Rev: Dashes with regular pattern

Attributed by BobL
1 commentsPaul R3
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Kamnaskires-Orodes20 viewsAE drachm, early to mid 2nd century AD
Van’t Haaff 12.3.1-1B
Robert L3
8__Kamnaskires-Orodes_drachm_VH_12_3_1-1B_f.jpg
Kamnaskires-Orodes26 viewsAE drachm, early to mid 2nd century AD
Van’t Haaff 12.3.1-1B.f
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21__Kamnaskires-Orodes_VH_12_2-1-1B-D.jpg
Kamnaskires-Orodes23 viewsAE drachm, early to mid 2nd century AD
Van’t Haaff 12.2.1-1B-D
Robert L3
Van__t_Haaff_12_1_1-3E_Kamnaskires-Orodes_tetradrachm_2c.jpg
Kamnaskires-Orodes42 viewsAE tetradrachm, early to mid 2nd century AD
Van't Haaff 12.1.1-3E
4 commentsRobert L3
Kamnaskires-Orodes.jpg
Kamnaskires-Orodes - AE Drachm4 viewsElymais - Susa or Seleukeia on Hedyphon
early - mid 2nd century AD
diademed, long bearded bust facing; pellet inside crescent and double crossbar anchor right
dashes
vant Haaff 12.3.1-2A2; BMC Arabia p. 270, 90 ff. (Kamnaskires-Orodes II); SGICV 5910 var. (Kamnaskires-Orodes III, double crossbar)
ex Lanz
Johny SYSEL
OrodesIIIArt2.jpg
Kamnaskires-Orodes, AE Dachm58 viewsKamnaskires-Orodes, Early-mid 2nd Century A.D., AE Drachm

Obv: Bearded bust facing, hair in thick and curly tufts on the side of the head. Pellet and crescent above an anchor, with a double cross bar, to the right.
Rev: Draped full-face bust of Belos, with horns on forehead and lateral tufts of hair. Circular legend around.

Weight: 3.3 grams

van't Haaff 12.2.1-1B
de Morgan 48
Sear GIC 5907
Alram 482ff
BMC 28 267 64ff (listed under Orodes II)
Howard Cole
OrodesIIIdash.jpg
Kamnaskires-Orodes, AE Drachm36 viewsKamnaskires-Orodes, Early-mid 2nd Century A.D., AE Drachm

Obv: Bearded bust facing, hair in thick and curly tufts on the side of the head. Pellet and crescent above an anchor, with one cross bar, to the right.
Rev: Dashes

Weight: 3.7 grams

van't Haaff 12.3.1-1B
de Morgan 50
Sear GIC 5910
BMC 28 268 71ff (listed under Orodes II)
Mitchiner ACW 718-719
Howard Cole
OrodesIIIdash9.jpg
Kamnaskires-Orodes, AE Drachm41 viewsKamnaskires-Orodes, Early-mid 2nd Century A.D., AE Drachm

Obv: Bearded bust facing, hair in thick and curly tufts on the side of the head, with a small tied tuft at the top of the head. Pellet and crescent above an anchor, with one cross bar, to the right.
Rev: Dashes

Weight: 3.4 grams
Die axis 1 o'clock

van't Haaff 12.3.1-2A2
de Morgan 50
Sear GIC 5910
BMC 28 270 98ff (listed under Orodes II)
Mitchiner ACW 718-719
Howard Cole
OrodesIIIdash8.jpg
Kamnaskires-Orodes, AE Drachm56 viewsKamnaskires-Orodes, Early-mid 2nd Century A.D., AE Drachm

Obv: Bearded bust facing, hair in thick and curly tufts on the side of the head, with a small tied tuft at the top of the head. Pellet and crescent above an anchor, with one cross bar, to the right.
Rev: Dashes

Weight: 3.5 grams
Die Axis 10 o'clock

van't Haaff 12.3.1-2B2
de Morgan 50
Sear GIC 5910
BMC 28 270 98ff (listed under Orodes II)
Mitchiner ACW 718-719
1 commentsHoward Cole
OrodesIIIdash7.jpg
Kamnaskires-Orodes, AE Drachm36 viewsKamnaskires-Orodes, Early-mid 2nd Century A.D., AE Drachm

Obv: Bearded bust facing, hair in thick and curly tufts on the side of the head. Pellet and crescent above an anchor, with two cross bars, to the right.
Rev: Dashes

van't Haaff 12.3.1-1A
de Morgan 50
Sear GIC 5910
BMC 28 270 98ff (listed under Orodes II)
Mitchiner ACW 718-719
Howard Cole
OrodesIIIdash6.jpg
Kamnaskires-Orodes, AE Drachm35 viewsKamnaskires-Orodes, Early-mid 2nd Century A.D., AE Drachm

Obv: Bearded bust facing, hair in thick and curly tufts on the side of the head. Pellet and crescent above an anchor, with two cross bars, to the right.
Rev: Dashes

Weight: 3.3 grams
Die axis 12 o'clock

van't Haaff 12.3.1-1A
de Morgan 50
Sear GIC 5910
BMC 28 268 71ff (listed under Orodes II)
Howard Cole
OrodesIIIdash5.jpg
Kamnaskires-Orodes, AE Drachm30 viewsKamnaskires-Orodes, Early-mid 2nd Century A.D., AE Drachm

Obv: Bearded bust facing, hair in thick and curly tufts on the side of the head. Pellet and crescent above an anchor, with two cross bars, to the right.
Rev: Dashes

van't Haaff 12.3.1-1A
de Morgan 50
Sear GIC 5910
BMC 28 268 71ff (listed under Orodes II)
Howard Cole
OrodesIIIdash4.jpg
Kamnaskires-Orodes, AE Drachm36 viewsKamnaskires-Orodes, Early-mid 2nd Century A.D., AE Drachm

Obv: Bearded bust facing, hair in thick and curly tufts on the side of the head. Pellet and crescent above an anchor, with two cross bars, to the right.
Rev: Dashes

Weight: 3.5 grams
Die axis 2 o'clock

van't Haaff 12.3.1-1A
de Morgan 50
Sear GIC 5910
BMC 28 268 71ff (listed under Orodes II)
Howard Cole
OrodesIIIdash3.jpg
Kamnaskires-Orodes, AE Drachm16 viewsKamnaskires-Orodes, Early-mid 2nd Century A.D., AE Drachm

Obv: Bearded bust facing, hair in thick and curly tufts on the side of the head. Pellet and crescent above an anchor, with one cross bar, to the right.
Rev: Dashes

van't Haaff 12.3
de Morgan 50
Sear GIC 5910
BMC 28 270 98ff (listed under Orodes II)
Mitchiner ACW 718-719
Howard Cole
OrodesIIIdash2.jpg
Kamnaskires-Orodes, AE Drachm19 viewsKamnaskires-Orodes, c. Second Half of the Second Century AD, AE Drachm

Obv: Bearded bust facing, hair in thick and curly tufts on the side of the head, with a small tied tuft at the top of the head. Pellet and crescent above an anchor, with one cross bar, to the right.
Rev: Dashes

Weight: 3.6 grams
Die axis 2 o'clock

van't Haaff 12.3.1-2A2
de Morgan 50
Sear GIC 5910
BMC 28 270 98ff (listed under Orodes II)
Mitchiner ACW 718-719
Howard Cole
OrodesIIIdash1.jpg
Kamnaskires-Orodes, AE Drachm39 viewsKamnaskires-Orodes,Early-mid 2nd Century A.D., AE Drachm

Obv: Bearded bust facing, hair in thick and curly tufts on the side of the head, with a small tied tuft at the top of the head. Pellet and crescent above an anchor, with two cross bars, to the right.
Rev: Dashes

Weight: 3.5 grams
Die axis 2 o'clock

van't Haaff 12.3.1-2A1
de Morgan 50
Sear GIC 5910
BMC 28 268 71ff (listed under Orodes II)
Howard Cole
OrodesIIIArt4.jpg
Kamnaskires-Orodes, AE Drachm33 viewsKamnaskires-Orodes, Early-mid 2nd Century A.D., AE Drachm

Obv: Bearded bust facing, hair in thick and curly tufts on the side
of the head. Pellet and crescent above an anchor to the right.
Rev: Draped bust of Belos, full-faced, radiate, wearing horns and hair tied with lateral tufts.

van't Haaff 12.2.1-1
de Morgan 48
Sear GIC 4907
Alram 485
BMC 28 267 64ff (listed under Orodes II)
Mitchiner ACW 716-717
Howard Cole
OrodesIIItetra.jpg
Kamnaskires-Orodes, AE Tetradrachm56 viewsKamnaskires-Orodes, Early-mid 2nd Century A.D., AE Tetradrachm

Obv: Bearded bust of king facing wearing diadem, bunches of hair to each side of head. Star within crescent, above anchor, to right. Chaldeo-Pahlavi legend to left.
Rev: Dashes

13.69 grams
Size 28mm

van't Haaff 12.1.1-3C (Same die?)
de Morgan 47
Sear GIC 5906
BMC 28 266 59ff (attributed to Orodes II)
Alram 479
Mitchiner ACW 714-715

Bell believes this king followed Orodes I as Kamnaskires-Orodes, c. 40's to 30's BC.

Ex-CNG, Online auction 146, Lot 80, From the David P. Herman Collection of Facing Heads on Greek Coins.

Howard Cole
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Kingdom fo Elymais - Orodes IV and Ulfan, AE drachm, c 150 AD23 viewsOrodes IV and Ulfan
Kingdom of Elymais
AE drachm – 15mm
c. 150 AD
Diademed and cuirassed bust with forked beard and large bunch of hair on top
Chaldeo-Pahlavi legend to left.
Bust of Queen Ulfan or Artemis-Tyche (?), left; diadem (?) behind.
Partial Chaldeo-Pahlavi legend to left
Alram 488; SGIC 5916v.
Ardatirion
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KINGDOM OF ELYMAIS , Orodes IV., AE (3.1 g.), 1st-2nd century AD26 viewsObv. frontal ruler's bust.
Rev .: Bust of Artemis with radiate wreath n. L. Behind it an anchor.
Reference: Van't Haaff 17.2.1-1.
3.1 grams
Canaan
Kamnaskires-Orodes,_AE_drachm,_c_180_AD.JPG
Kingdom of Elymais - Kamnaskires-Orodes25 viewsKingdom of Elymais - Kamnaskires-Orodes (c. 100+120 AD?) AE drachm – 16mm. Obv.: Diademed bust facing; to right, pellet within crescent and anchor with two crossbars. Rev.: Dashes in irregular pattern. Reference: Van’t Haaff Type 12.3/1-1A; Klein 746. Ex Ardatirion collection.dpaul7
Kamnaskires-Orodes,_AE_drachm,_c_180_AD.JPG
Kingdom of Elymais - Kamnaskires-Orodes, AE drachm, c 180 AD28 viewsKamnaskires-Orodes
Kingdom of Elymais
AE drachm – 16mm
Early-mid 2nd century AD
Diademed bust facing; to right, pellet within crescent and anchor with two crossbars
Dashes in irregular pattern
Van’t Haaff Type 12.3/1-1A; Klein 746
Ardatirion
Orodes_IV_and_Ulfan,_AE_drachm,_c_150_AD.JPG
Kingdom of Elymais - Orodes IV and Ulfan23 viewsKingdom of Elymais - Orodes IV and Ulfan (C. 140-160 AD?) AE drachm – 15mm. Diademed and cuirassed bust with forked beard and large bunch of hair on top. Chaldeo-Pahlavi legend to left. Rev.: Bust of Queen Ulfan or Artemis-Tyche (?), left; diadem (?) behind. Partial Chaldeo-Pahlavi legend to left. Reference: Alram 488; SGIC 5916v. Ex Ardatirion collection.
dpaul7
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Kingdom of Elymais, Orodes II Arsacid Dynasty, AE 15 Drachm, Circa 100 AD.15 viewsAncient Greek, Kingdom of Elymais, Orodes II Arsacid Dynasty, AE 15 Drachm, Circa (100 AD)

Obverse: Facing diademmed head of Orodes II, long beard, anchor to right, star within crescent above.

Reverse: Field with dashes and dots.

Reference: Van't Haaff 13.3 subtype 2-2A

Ex: Sphinx Numismatics
Gil-galad
ELYMAIS_12_3_1-2A2_kamnaskires-orodes.jpg
Kingdom of Elymais. Arsacid dynasty. Kamnaskires-Orodes (early mid 2nd Century A.D.)12 viewsvan't Haaff 12.3.1-2A2; De Morgan 50; BMC plate XLI, 4-9; Sear GICV 5910 (Kamnaskires-Orodes III); Alram --

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

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

Rev: Dashes; no border.
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ELYMAIS_12_3_1-1A_Kamnaskires-Orodes.jpg
Kingdom of Elymais. Arsacid dynasty. Kamnaskires-Orodes (early mid 2nd Century A.D.)20 viewsvan't Haaff 12.3.1-1A; De Morgan 50; BMC plate XLI, 4-9; Sear GICV 5910; Alram --

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

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

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

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

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

Rev: Radiate bust of Belos facing forward, with large hair tufts, on each side two horns and tied hair tuft; Aramaic legend (knmkyr wrwd MLK = King Kamnaskires-Orodes) starting at three o'clock, reading counter clockwise.
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GRK_Elymais_SRICV_5910_Kamnaskires-Orodes.JPG
Kingdom of Elymais. Arsacid dynasty. Kamnaskires-Orodes (early-mid 2nd century A.D.)22 viewsvan't Haaff 12.3.1-2A1; De Morgan 50; BMC plate XLI, 4-9; Sear GICV 5910 (Kamnaskires-Orodes III); Alram --

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

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

Rev: Dashes; no border.
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GRK_Elymais_SRICV_5910_Kamnaskires-Orodes_1-bar.jpg
Kingdom of Elymais. Arsacid dynasty. Kamnaskires-Orodes (early-mid 2nd century A.D.)19 viewsvan't Haaff 12.3.1-1B; De Morgan 50; BMC plate XLI, 4-9; Sear GICV 5910 (Kamnaskires-Orodes III); Alram --

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

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

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

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

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

Rev: Dashes; no border.
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ELYMAIS_12_3_1-2B1g_Kamnaskires-Orodes.jpg
Kingdom of Elymais. Arsacid dynasty. Kamnaskires-Orodes (early-mid 2nd century A.D.) 15 viewsvan't Haaff 12.3.1-2B1 var. g; De Morgan 50; BMC plate XLI, 4-9; Sear GICV 5910 (Kamnaskires-Orodes III); Alram --

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

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

Rev: Dashes; no border.
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EJYMAIS_12_3_1-2B1_Kamnaskires-Orodes.jpg
Kingdom of Elymais. Arsacid dynasty. Kamnaskires-Orodes (early-mid 2nd century A.D.)14 viewsvan't Haaff 12.3.1-2B1; De Morgan 50; BMC plate XLI, 4-9; Sear GICV 5910 (Kamnaskires-Orodes III); Alram --

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

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

Rev: Dashes; no border.
Stkp
Orodes_II_k.jpg
KINGS OF PARTHIA. Orodes II, c. 57-37 BC6 viewsAR drachm, 18mm, 3.3g, 6h; Ekbatana mint.
Obv.: Diademed bust left, stars and crescent above.
Rev.: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ APΣAKY EYEPΓETOY ΔIKAIOY EΠIΦANOYΣ ΦIΛEΛΛHNOΣ, Arsakes I seated right on throne, holding bow; anchor behind, monogram below bow.
Reference: Sellwood 48.9 / 17-80-125
John Anthony
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Mithradates III (87 - 80 B.C.) 23 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)
1 commentsMat
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Mithradates III - AR drachm7 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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Orodes I (ca. 90-80 BCE) drachm (AR)34 viewsObv.: Bearded bust left wearing tiara with eight-pointed star, pellet ended torque Rev.: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΑΥΤΟΚΡΑΤΟΡΟΣ ΦΙΛΟΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ (Beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand) Weight: 4.17 g. Diameter: 21.84 mm. Reference: Sellwood 31.62 commentsNick.vdw
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Orodes I (Sellwood's Unknown King)105 viewstetradrachm, 90 - 77 BC
Sellwood 30.2

This coin referenced in "The Celator," Vol. 23, No. 11, November 2009 ("97% of Lots Sell in Robinson Auctions")
3 commentsRobert L3
Sellwood_30_2_Unknown_King_(Orodes_I)_tetradrachm_b.jpg
Orodes I (Sellwood's Unknown King)46 viewstetradrachm, 90 - 77 BC
Sellwood 30.2
Robert L3
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Orodes I, AE Tetradrachm165 viewsOrodes I, AE Tetradrachm, Late 1st Century to early 2nd Century A.D.

Obv. Diademed Bust left with a pointed bread and bushy hair behind head. Star and crescent above anchor with a double bar to left of bust. Inscription before bust, either "wrwd" or "urud".
Rev. Blundered legend around a crude bust left.

Weight 15.58 grams
Die axis 11 o'clock

van't Haaff 11.1.1-1
Alram NB3 var.
BMC 28 252 31

This is one of the coins that caused the change in the chronology of Elymais coins, because of the inscription in front of the bust. See Bell's article in The Celator, Vol. 16, No. 4, April 2002.

Ex. Superior Stamp & Coin, The New York International Numismatic Convention Auction, December 3 & 4, 1999, Lot 1647. Ex Goldberg Coins and Collectibles, September 17, 2007.
3 commentsHoward Cole
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Orodes I, Drachm, Archer1 viewsAR Drachm
Orodes I
21.0mm 3.90gr 0h
O: NO LEGEND; Diademed bust, left; star on tiara's side; dotted border.
R: Greek legend; Archer, sitting right, with bow.
Tamco Numismatics/Georges Tambakopoulos ANA-Chicago
8/16/19 9/9/19
Nicholas Z
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Orodes I, Drachm, Artemis4 viewsAE Drachm
15.0mm 4.13gr
Orodes I
Circa: 100AD
O: NO LEGEND; Bust left, with long beard and wearing diademed tiara ornamented with anchor. Pellet within crescent above anchor with one bar to right.
R: Bust of Artemis, right.
SGI 5892
zurqieh-dubai 391028553871
2/24/16 1/21/17
Nicholas Z
IMGP3064Orod1combo.jpg
Orodes I. 90 - 77 BC31 viewsAR dr., 4,04gr, 19,6mm; Sellwood 31.5 type, Shore 122 type, Sunrise 308 type;
mint: ?, axis: 12h;
obv.: head, left, w/tiara (3 rows of pellets, six-point star as side ornament, long ear flaps) and diadem w/2 ribbons; mustache, short beard; earring, multi-turn torque w/single pellet finial; cuirass; dotted border 10 to 15h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, /bow in one hand; seven-line legend: PΛΣIΛEΩΣ HEΓΛΛoV APΣΛKoV ΛVToKPΛToPoΣ ΦIΛoΠΛToPoΣ last two lines garbled; small exergual line; very peculiar style;

ex: CNG Triton XIII (T. Ballen Collection)
Schatz
IMGP3079Orod1combo.jpg
Orodes I. 90 - 77 BC10 viewsAR dr., 4,09gr, 21,9mm; Sellwood 31.8, Shore --, Sunrise --;
mint: Ekbatana, axis; 12h;
obv. head, left, w/tiara (3 rows of pellets, eight point star as side decoration, long ear flaps) and diadem w/knot and 2 ribbons; mustache, short beard; earring, multi-turn torque w/griffin finial; cuirass; dotted border 8 to 15h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in right hand; 7-line legend: BAΣIΛEΩ(Σ) MEΓAΛoV APΣAKoV AVToKPAToPoΣ ΦIΛoΠAToPoV EΠIΦANoVΣ ΦIΛEΛΛΗNoΣ; exergual line.
Schatz
IMGP3077Orod1combo.jpg
Orodes I. 90 - 77 BC26 viewsAR dr., 4,11gr, 20,5mm; Sellwood 31.6, Shore 123,124, Sunrise --;
mint: Rhagai, axis: 12h;
obv.: head, left, w/tiara (3 rows of pellets, eight-point star, long ear flap) and diadem w/knot and 2 ribbons; mustache, short beard; earring, multi-turn torque w/single pellet finial; cuirass; dotted border 8 to 12h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in right hand; seven-line legend: BΛΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓΛΛoV ΛPΣΛKoV AVToKPΛTo(P); ΦIΛoΠΛToPoΣ EΠIΦΛKoVΣ(sic) ΦIΛEΛΛΗNoΣ; exergual line;

ex: H. Hass, Germany
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IMGP3083Orod1combo.jpg
Orodes I. 90 - 77 BC23 viewsAR dr., 3,91gr, 19mm; Sellwood 31/6 type, Shore 123,124 type, Sunrise --;
mint: ?, axis: 13:30;
obv.: head, left, w/tiara (3 rows of pellets, eight-point star as side decoration, long ear flap) and diadem w/ribbon; mustache, short beard; earring?; cuirass; dotted border 10:30 to 14:30h; style of portrait and die quality suggest a contemporary imitation;
rev>: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one hand; seven-line legend: BAΣIΛEΩ(Σ) MEΓAΛoV APΣAKoV AVToKPAToPoΣ ΦIΛoΠAToP; EΠIΦANoVΣ ΦIΛEΛΛΗNoΣ; exergual line;

ex: H. Hass, Germany.
Schatz
IMGP3058Orod1combo.jpg
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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IMGP3060Orod1combo.jpg
Orodes I. 90 - 77 BC25 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
Schatz
IMGP3066Orod1combo.jpg
Orodes I. 90 - 77 BC20 viewsAR dr., 4,16gr, 20,5mm; Sellwood 31.6, Shore 124var., Sunrise --;
mint: Rhagai, axis: 12h;
obv.: head, left, w/tiara (3 rows of pellets, eight-point star as side decoration, long ear flaps) and diadem w/knot and 2 ribbons; mustache, short beard; earring(s?), multi-turn torque w/single pellet finial; cuirass; dotted border 11 to 16;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in right hand; seven-line legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛoV APΣAKoV AVToKPAToPoΣ ΦIΛoΠAToPoΣ ΦIλoΠAToPoΣ EΠIΦANoVΣ ΦIΛEΛΛΗNoΣ; exergual line;

ex: T. Cederlind
Schatz
IMGP2797Orod1tdr.jpg
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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IMGP2059Mith3tdr_combo_2.jpg
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.
Schatz
IMGP3081Orod1combo.jpg
Orodes I. 90 - 77 BC25 viewsAR dr., 4,20gr, 19,8mm; Sellwood 31.6, Shore 123,124, Sunrise --;
mint: Rhagai, axis: 12h;
obv.: head, left, w/tiara (3 rows of pellets, eight-point star as side decoration, long ear flap) and diadem w/knot and 2 ribbons; mustache, short beard; earring(s?), multi-turn torque w/single pellet finial; cuirass, dotted border 9to 14h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in right hand; 7-line legend: BAΣIΛEΩ(Σ) MEΓAΛoV APΣAKoV AVToKPAToPoΣ ΦIΛoΠAToP EΠIΦANoVΣ ΦIΛEΛΛΗNoΣ; exergual line;

ex: H. Hass, Germany.
Schatz
IMGP3069Orod1combo.jpg
Orodes I. 90 - 77 BC24 viewsAR dr., 3,97gr, 20mm; Sellwood 31.6, Shore 123, 124, Sunrise --;
mint: Rhagai, axis: 12h;
obv.: head, left, w/tiara (3 rows of pellets, eight-point star as side decoration, long ear flaps) and diadem w/knot and ribbons; mustache, short beard; earring, multi-turn torque; dotted border 10 to 13h;
rev.: archer, right , on (backless ?) throne, w/bow in right hand; seven-line legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛoV APΣAKoV (A)VToKPA(ToPoΣ) (Φ)IΛoΠAToPoΣ EΠIΦANoVΣ (ΦIΛ)EΛΛΗNoΣ; exergual line;

ex: P. Pavlou, UK.
Schatz
IMGP3081Orod1combo~0.jpg
Orodes I. 90 - 77 BC10 views
AR dr., 4,20gr, 19,8mm; Sellwood 31.6, Shore 123,124, Sunrise --;
mint: Rhagai, axis: 12h;
obv.: head, left, w/tiara (3 rows of pellets, eight-point star as side decoration, long ear flap) and diadem w/knot and 2 ribbons; mustache, short beard; earring(s?), multi-turn torque w/single pellet finial; cuirass, dotted border 9to 14h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in right hand; 7-line legend: BAΣIΛEΩ(Σ) MEΓAΛoV APΣAKoV AVToKPAToPoΣ ΦIΛoΠAToP EΠIΦANoVΣ ΦIΛEΛΛΗNoΣ; exergual line;

ex: H. Hass, Germany.
Schatz
IMGP3064Orod1combo~0.jpg
Orodes I. 90 - 77 BC9 views
AR dr., 4,04gr, 19,6mm; Sellwood 31.5 type, Shore 122 type, Sunrise 308 type;
mint: ?, axis: 12h;
obv.: head, left, w/tiara (3 rows of pellets, six-point star as side ornament, long ear flaps) and diadem w/2 ribbons; mustache, short beard; earring, multi-turn torque w/single pellet finial; cuirass; dotted border 10 to 15h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, /bow in one hand; seven-line legend: PΛΣIΛEΩΣ HEΓΛΛoV APΣΛKoV ΛVToKPΛToPoΣ ΦIΛoΠΛToPoΣ last two lines garbled; small exergual line; very peculiar style;

ex: CNG Triton XIII (T. Ballen Collection)
Schatz
IMGP3083Orod1combo~0.jpg
Orodes I. 90 - 77 BC6 views
AR dr., 3,91gr, 19mm; Sellwood 31/6 type, Shore 123,124 type, Sunrise --;
mint: ?, axis: 13:30;
obv.: head, left, w/tiara (3 rows of pellets, eight-point star as side decoration, long ear flap) and diadem w/ribbon; mustache, short beard; earring?; cuirass; dotted border 10:30 to 14:30h; style of portrait and die quality suggest a contemporary imitation;
rev: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one hand; seven-line legend: BAΣIΛEΩ(Σ) MEΓAΛoV APΣAKoV AVToKPAToPoΣ ΦIΛoΠAToP; EΠIΦANoVΣ ΦIΛEΛΛΗNoΣ; exergual line;

ex: H. Hass, Germany.
Schatz
Mith3-Or2tdr_combo.jpg
Orodes I. 90 - 77 BC, (Mithradates III)12 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.
Schatz
IMGP3075Orod1combo.jpg
Orodes I., 90 - 77 BC18 viewsAR dr., 4,01gr, 19,1mm; Sellwood 31.6, Shore 123, 124, Sunrise --;
mint: Rhagai, axis: 12h;
obv.: head, left, w/tiara (three rows of pellets, eight-point star as side decoration, long ear flaps) and diadem, knot and ribbons; mustache, short beard; earrings, multi-turn torque w/single pellet finial; cuirass; dotted border 9 to 12h; a remarkably ugly portrait;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in right hand; 7-line legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓΛoV APΣAKoV AVToKPAToPOΣ ΦIΛoΠAToPoΣ EΠIΦANoVΣ ΦIΛEΛΛΗNoΣ; exergual line;
Schatz
IMGP3075Orod1combo~0.jpg
Orodes I., 90 - 77 BC11 views
AR dr., 4,01gr, 19,1mm; Sellwood 31.6, Shore 123, 124, Sunrise --;
mint: Rhagai, axis: 12h;
obv.: head, left, w/tiara (three rows of pellets, eight-point star as side decoration, long ear flaps) and diadem, knot and ribbons; mustache, short beard; earrings, multi-turn torque w/single pellet finial; cuirass; dotted border 9 to 12h; a remarkably ugly portrait;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in right hand; 7-line legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓΛoV APΣAKoV AVToKPAToPOΣ ΦIΛoΠAToPoΣ EΠIΦANoVΣ ΦIΛEΛΛΗNoΣ; exergual line;
Schatz
Sellwood_46_5-6v_Orodes_II_tetradrachm.jpg
Orodes II75 viewstetradrachm, 57 - 38 BC
Sellwood 46.5 - 6v

Also listed at http://parthia.com/orodes2.htm#Type_46
1 commentsRobert L3
Van’t_Haaff_13_3_2-1A_Orodes_II_drachm.jpg
Orodes II43 viewsAE drachm, early to mid 2nd century AD
Van't Haaff 13.3.2-1A
Robert L3
Van__t_Haaff_13_3_1-3B_Orodes_II_tetradrachm.jpg
Orodes II39 viewsAE tetradrachm, early to mid 2nd century AD
Van't Haaff 13.3.1-3B
1 commentsRobert L3
Sellwood_47_4v_Orodes_II_tetradrachm.jpg
Orodes II52 viewstetradrachm, 57 – 38 BC
Sellwood 47.4 variant

Ex-David Sellwood Collection
Also listed (erroneously, as a S.46.5v) at
http://parthia.com/orodes2.htm#Type_47 (PDC 23354)
Robert L3
Sellwood_48_1_Orodes_II_tetradrachm.jpg
Orodes II60 viewstetradrachm, 57 – 38 BC
Sellwood 48.1

Ex-David Sellwood Collection
1 commentsRobert L3
Van__t_Haaff_13_3_1-2A_Orodes_II_tetradrachm.jpg
Orodes II27 viewsAE tetradrachm, early to mid 2nd century AD
Van't Haaff 13.3.1-2A
Robert L3
OrodesII~0.jpg
Orodes II30 viewsAR Drachm (20mm, 3.91 g, 12h). Rhagai mint. Diademed and draped bust left, wearing torque ending in pellet / BΛCIΛEΩC/BΛKIΛEΩH ΛP CΛKOY EVEPΓETOV/ΔIKΛ• •Y EΠIΦΛNOYΣ/ΦIΛEΛΛNI• •C (sic), archer (Arsakes I) seated right on throne, holding bow; ΓP monogram below bow; quadrate Cs in legend. Sellwood 45.12; cf. Shore 224 (for type); Sunrise –.

My first Parthian coin, published in David Sellwood's "An Introduction to the Coinage of Parthia" (1971)
ThatParthianGuy
Sellwood_47_1-4_Orodes_II_tetradrachm.jpg
Orodes II29 viewstetradrachm, 57 - 38 BC
Sellwood 47.1-4

Also listed at: https://www.acsearch.info/search.html?id=4244943
Robert L3
Van__t_Haaff_13_3_2-2A_Orodes_II_drachm_2.jpg
Orodes II18 viewsAE drachm, early to mid 2nd century AD
Van't Haaff 13.3.2-2A
Robert L3
Sellwood_48_15_Orodes_II_obol.jpg
Orodes II20 viewsobol, 57 – 38 BC
Sellwood 48.15

Ex-Parthicus Collection
Also listed at: https://www.acsearch.info/search.html?id=3752042
Robert L3
ELY4_TOGETHER.jpg
Orodes II10 viewsOrodes II
Early to mid 2nd century AD 13-15.5mm/3.6gr
Van’t Haaff 13.3.2-2A
Obv: Bust facing forward, wearing tiara with no crest, vertical line and dots at rim (worn away here), pellet within crescent and anchor with one crossbar to right
Rev: Dashes with regular pattern

Attributed by BobL
Paul R3
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Orodes II18 viewsAE drachm, early to mid 2nd century AD
Van’t Haaff 13.3.2-1A.d
Robert L3
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Orodes II13 viewsAE drachm, early to mid 2nd century AD
Van’t Haaff 13.3.2-1B
Robert L3
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Orodes II34 viewstetradrachm, 57 - 38 BC
Sellwood 48.4
2 commentsRobert L3
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Orodes II10 viewsarash p
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Orodes II24 viewsdiobol, 57 – 38 BC
Sellwood 48.14v (Mithradatkart mint)
1 commentsRobert L3
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Orodes II (57 - 38 B.C.)25 viewsAR Drachm
O: Diademed and draped bust left, wearing medium beard.
R: IΛΣIΛEΩΣ IΛΣIΛEΩN (EV)EPΓEToVEΠIΦΛNoVΣ (Φ)IΛEΛΛHNoΣ, Archer (Arsakes I) seated right on throne, holding bow; monogram below bow.
Ekbatana (Ecbatana) or Rhagae Mint
3.5g
20mm
Sellwood 46.9 (Ecbatana) or 46.11 (Rhagae)
2 commentsMat
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Orodes II - AE Drachm4 viewsElymais - Susa or Seleukeia on Hedyphon
early - mid 2nd century AD
bearded head facing, wearing tiara; pellet inside crescent and anchor with double crossbar right
dashes
vant Haaff 13.3.2-1A; BMC Arabia p. 262, 19; SGICV 5905
ex Lanz
Johny SYSEL
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Orodes II - AR drachm7 viewsEcbatana
57-38 BC
bearded and diademed bust left, wart on forehead, torque ends in griffin, star left, crescent over star right
archer seated on throne right, wearing balshyk and cloak, holding bow, anchor with trident-like end behind
BAΣIΛEΩΣ BAΣIΛEΩN APΣAKOY EYEPΓETOY ΔIKAIOY EΠIΦANOYΣ ΦIΛEΛΛHNOΣ
(TA)
Shore 261, Sellwood 48.9, Sunrise 381, SNG Cop 96; BMC Parthia p. 91, 195
ex Rauch
Johny SYSEL
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Orodes II Sellwood 48.9137 viewsDrachm, 21x18mm, 4.05g.

Obverse: Bareheaded bust L, pointed beard, wearing diadem, royal wart on forehead, star L, crescent and star R, wearing torque with horse's head end.

Reverse: Archer seated R on throne, anchor-like symbol L, monogram below bow.

Blundered inscription recogniseable as:

BASILEWS BASILEWN/ARSAKOU/EUERGETOU DIKAIOU/EPIFANOUS FILELLHNOS

The letters of the inscription are only about 1mm high, which may well explain the minor blundering; some Parthian celators, especially under the later rulers, were clearly illiterate in Greek, and substituted patterns for writing, but the meaning of this one is apparent.

Orodes II was the king who destroyed Crassus and his army at Carrhae in 53 BC.
2 commentsRobert_Brenchley
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Orodes II Tetradrachm7 viewsarash p
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Orodes II, 57 - 38 BC12 viewsAR dr., 3,85gr, 18,6mm; Sellwood 48.8, Shore 260, Sunrise -;
mint: Ekbatana; axis: 13h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/broad diadem, knot and 3 ribbons; medium-long hair in 5 waves, mustache, short pointed beard in 2 rows of curls; wart on forehead; pointed nose; multi-turn torque w/sea-horse finial; tunic collar(?) visible; star in left, crescent and star in right upper field; dotted border 9 to 14h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one hand and monogram below; behind throne double anchor; 7-line legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ BAΣIΛEΩ(N) ΛPCΛK(OV) (E)VEPΓET(oV off flan) ΔIKΛIoY (EΠI)ΦANoVC outside left line off flan;
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Orodes II, AE Dachm93 viewsOrodes II, Early-mid 2nd Century A.D., AE Drachm

Obv: Bearded bust facing, hair in thick and curly tufts on the side of the head, with a small tied tuft at the top of the head. Pellet and crescent above an anchor, with one cross bar, to the right.
Rev: Draped full-face bust of Belos, with horns on forehead and lateral tufts of hair. Circular legend around.

According to van't Haaff this is a transition type between Kamnaskires-Orodes and Orodes II.

Weight: 3.5 grams

van't Haaff 13.1.1-2
de Morgan 49
Sear GIC 5908 or 5909
Alram 482ff
BMC 28 267 66ff (listed under Orodes II)
Howard Cole
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Orodes II, AE Dachm45 viewsOrodes II, Early-mid 2nd Century A.D., AE Drachm

Obv: Bearded bust facing, hair in thick and curly tufts on the side of the head, with a small tied tuft at the top of the head. Pellet and crescent above an anchor, with one cross bar, to the right.
Rev: Draped full-face bust of Belos, with horns on forehead and lateral tufts of hair. Circular legend around.

According to van't Haaff this is a transition type between Kamnaskires-Orodes and Orodes II.

Weight: 3.7 grams
Die axis 12 o'clock

van't Haaff 13.1.1-2
de Morgan 49 (Kamnashires-Ordes III)
Sear GIC 5908 or 5909
Alram 485
BMC 28 267 66ff (listed under Orodes II)
Mitchiner ACW 716-717
Howard Cole
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Orodes II, AE Drachm46 viewsOrodes II, Early-mid 2nd Century A.D., AE Drachm

Obv: Bearded bust facing, wearing a diadem tiara with two dotted crescents on it. Pellet and crescent above an anchor, with one cross bar, to the right.
Rev: Dashes

Weight: 3.7 grams

van't Haaff 13.3.2-2A
Howard Cole
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Orodes II, AE Drachm43 viewsOrodes II, Early-mid 2nd Century A.D., AE Drachm

Obv: Bearded bust facing, wearing a diadem tiara. Pellet and crescent above an anchor, with one bar, to the right.
Rev: Full-faced bust of Belos with horns on forehead. Circular legend around.

Weight: 3.5 grams
Die axis 12 o'clock

van't Haaff 13.2.1-2B
de Morgan 44
Sear GIC 5904
Alram 478
BMC 28 261 7ff
Howard Cole
OrodesIIArt2.jpg
Orodes II, AE Drachm40 viewsOrodes II, c. Early-mid 2nd Century A.D., AE Drachm

Obv: Bearded bust facing, wearing a tiara. Star and crescent above an anchor, with one bar, to the right.
Rev: Full-faced bust of Belos, with horns on forehead. Circular legend around.

Weight: 3.6 grams
Die axis 1 o'clock

van't Haaff 13.2.1-2B
de Morgan 44
Sear GIC 5904
Alram 478
BMC 28 261 7ff
Howard Cole
OrodesIIArt1.jpg
Orodes II, AE Drachm51 viewsOrodes II, Early-mid 2nd Century A.D., AE Drachm

Obv: Bearded bust facing,wearing a tiara adorned by dots and crest. Pellet and crescent above an anchor, with two bars, to the right.
Rev: Draped full-face bust of Belos, with horns on forehead and lateral tufts of hair. Circular legend around.

Weight: 3.3 grams
Die axis 7 o'clock

van't Haaff 13.2.1-1B
de Morgan 45
Sear GIC 5904
BMC 28 261 4ff
Howard Cole
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Orodes II, AE Drachm56 viewsOrodes II, Early-mid 2nd Century A.D., AE Drachm

Obv: Bearded bust facing, wearing a diadem tiara with dots on it. Pellet and crescent above an anchor, with one bar, to the right.
Rev: Dashes

van't Haaff 13.3.2-2A
de Morgan 46
Sear GIC 5905
BMC 28 263 29ff
1 commentsHoward Cole
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Orodes II, AE Drachm29 viewsOrodes II, Early-mid 2nd Century A.D., AE Drachm

Obv: Bearded bust facing, wearing a diadem tiara with dots. Pellet and crescent above an anchor, with two bars, to the right.
Rev: Dashes

van't Haaff 13.3.2-1A
de Morgan 46
Sear GIC 5905
BMC 28 263 23
Howard Cole
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Orodes II, AE Drachm29 viewsOrodes II, Early-mid 2nd Century A.D., AE Drachm

Obv: Bearded bust facing, wearing a diadem tiara with dots. Pellet and crescent above an anchor, with one bar, to the right.
Rev: Dashes

van't Haaff 13.3.2-2A
de Morgan 46
Sear GIC 5905
BMC 28 263 29ff
Howard Cole
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Orodes II, AE Drachm26 viewsOrodes II, Early-mid 2nd Century A.D., AE Drachm

Obv: Bearded bust facing, wearing a diadem tiara with dots and crest of rays. Pellet and crescent above an anchor, with one bar, to the right.
Rev: Dashes

van't Haaff 13.3.2-2B
de Morgan 46
Sear GIC 5905
BMC 28 263 29ff
Howard Cole
OrodesIIdash1.jpg
Orodes II, AE Drachm35 viewsOrodes II, Early-mid 2nd Century A.D., AE Drachm

Obv: Bearded bust facing, wearing a diadem tiara with dots. Pellet and crescent above an anchor, with one bar, to the right.
Rev: Dashes

Weight: 3.9 grams

van't Haaff 13.3.2-2A
de Morgan 46
Sear GIC 5905
BMC 28 263 29ff
Howard Cole
OrodesIIdash.jpg
Orodes II, AE Drachm61 viewsOrodes II, Early-mid 2nd Century A.D., AE Drachm

Obv: Bearded bust facing, wearing a diadem tiara with dots. Pellet and crescent above an anchor, with two bars, to the right.
Rev: Dashes

Weight: 3.8 grams
Die axis 3 o'clock

van't Haaff 13.3.2-1B
de Morgan 46
Sear GIC 5905
BMC 28 262 19ff
Howard Cole
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Orodes II, AE Drachm54 viewsOrodes II, Early-mid 2nd Century A.D., AE Drachm

Obv: Bearded bust facing, wearing a diadem tiara with dots. Pellet and crescent above an anchor, with one bar, to the right.
Rev: Dashes

Weight: 3.3 grams

van't Haaff 13.3.2-2A
Howard Cole
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Orodes II, AE tetradrachm66 viewsOrodes II, Early-mid 2nd Century A.D., AE Tetradrachm

Obv: Bearded facing bust, wearing diademed tiara. Star within crescent, above an anchor with two bars, to the right. Chaldeo-Pahlavi legend to left.
Rev: Dashes

van't Haaff 13.3.1
Sear GIC 5903
de Morgan 42
Sear CIG 5903
Alram 477
BMC 28 260 1ff
Mitchiner ACW 711-712
Howard Cole
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Orodes II, Drachm, Archer with Bow8 viewsAR Drachm
Orodes II
King: 57 - 38BC
19.5 x 18.0mm 3.60gr 1h
O: NO LEGEND; Diademed bust left, wearing pointed beard, star on either side, crescent to right.
R: BAΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΥ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ; Arsakes I as stylized archer, seated right on throne, holding bow, anchor behind.
Ecbatana Mint
Sellwood 48.9; Shore 261.
Time Machine/Mark Reid
Chicago Coin Expo
4/18/18 4/27/18
Nicholas Z
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Orodes II, Tetradrachm45 views14.89 gr1 commentsPotator II
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Orodes II., 57 - 3833 viewsAR dr., 3,68gr, 19,5mm; Sellwood 43.2, Shore -, Sunrise -;
mint: Court at Ekbatana; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/broad diadem, knot and 2 or 3 ribbons; medium-long hair in 4 waves, mustache, short beard in 2 rows of curls; multi-turn endless torque; dotted border 9:30 to 15h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one hand and monogram below; 7-line legend: BΛCIΛC(ΩC) BΛCIΛE(ΩN) ΛICΛ(KoV) (ΦIΛo)ΠΛToIoC ΔIKΛIoV (the last 2 lines to be read from the inside) EΠIIΛNoVC (Φ)IΛEΛΛNNoC.
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Orodes II., 57 - 38 BC80 viewsBI tdr., 13,92 gr, mm; Sellwood 45.6, Shore 209, Sunrise -;
mint: Seleukia; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/broad diadem, 2 broad ribbons; medium-long hair in 4 waves, possibly no facial hair; multi-turn torque ending in something other than pellet; ear ring; cuirass w/star on chest; dotted border 8 to 16h;
rev.: king on throne, left, extending right arm to receive hand of kneeling Tyche; symbol between heads; 7-line legend: BAΣIΛEΩ(Σ) BAΣIΛEΩN APΣAKOY (blurred) EVEPΓETOV ΔIKAIOV EΠIΦANOVΣ ΦIΛEΛΛHNOΣ in exergue: ΠA = Panimou;

ex: the David Sellwood Collection, Baldwin's Auction 90; A SELLWOOD PLATE COIN (David Sellwood, The Coinage of Parthia, second edition, 1980 and first edition, 1971). Also in: Parthia.com.
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Orodes II., 57 - 38 BC35 viewsAR dr., 3,88gr, 21,7mm; Sellwood 47.14., Shore -, Sunrise -;
mint: Kangavar; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/ broad diadem, 2 or 3 ribbons; medium-long hair in 5 waves, mustache, short beard in 2 rows of curls; multi-turn torque w/double pellet finial; crescent in upper right field, star in upper left; dotted border 9 to 15h;
rev.: archer, right, on seatless throne, w/bow in one hand and monogram below; 7-line barely readable legend: BACIΛEΩC BACIΛEΩN ΛICΛKV EVEIΓETV ΔIKΛIV (the two bottom lines to be read from the inside) EΠIΦΛNOVC ΛΛEΛΛHN;

ex: Persepolis Gallery, UK.
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Orodes II., 57 - 38 BC49 viewsAR dr., 3,93gr, 24,5mm; Sellwood 43.9var., Shore -, Sunrise -;
mint: Traxiane; axis 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/broad diadem and 2 or 3 ribbons joined at the ends; medium-long hair in 4 waves, mustache, short beard in 2 rows of curls; multi-turn endless torque; dotted border 8 to 16h; floating bust; oval flan;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one hand and monogram below; 7or 8-line totally garbled legend in beautifully formed letters - the middle of the 3 top lines is probably a leftover from an earlier strike;

ex: H. Lanz, Germany.
1 commentsSchatz
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Orodes II., 57 - 38 BC31 viewsAR dr., 3,85gr, 19,3mm; Sellwood 43.1, Shore 214, Sunrise 361;
mint: Ekbatana; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/broad diadem, 2 or 3 ribbons: medium-long hair in 4 waves, mustache, short beard in 2 rows of curls; multi-turn endless torque; cuirass; dotted border 8 to 14h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one hand and monogram below; 7-line legend: BΛCIΛEΩΣ BΛCIΛCΩN ΛIΣΛKoY (ΦI)ΛOΠΛToIOC ΔIKΛIOV (the last 2 lines to be read from the inside) EIIIΦΛNNC (ΦIΛ)EΛΛHNo(C);
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Orodes II., 57 - 38 BC51 viewsAR dr., 4,01gr, 20,8mm; Sellwood 42.2, Shore 219; Sunrise 360;
mint: Court at Ekbatana; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/broad diadem, 2 or 3 ribbons; medium-long hair in 4 waves, mustache, short beard in 2 rows of curls; multi-turn endless torque; cuirass; in right field large goddess (Nike?) offering diadem; dotted border 9 to 15:30h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one hand and monogram below; 7-line legend: BΛCIΛEΛ(C) BΛCIΛCΩN Λ:ΣΛKYo ΦIΛoΠΛTo:oC ΔIKΛIoV(the 2 last lines to be read from the inside) (CΠI)ΦΛNoVC (ΦIΛ)CΛΛHNoC;

ex: Pars Coins
1 commentsSchatz
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Orodes II., 57 - 38 BC30 viewsAR dr., 3,96gr, 18,7mm; Sellwood 47.30, Shore 255, Sunrise -;
mint: Margiane; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/broad diadem and 3 ribbons; medium-long hair in 4 waves, mustache, short beard in 2 rows of curls; multi-turn torque w/ single pellet finial; star in left, crescent in right upper field; dotted border 10 to 13h.

rev.: archer, right, on seatless and backless throne, w/bow in one hand and monogram below; behind throne anchor; 7-line legend: ΛCI BΛCIΛ - the remainder of the legend is nonsensical;
in: Parthika.fr, Les Différent Types;

ex: B. Peus Auction 388, #167 (Robert Gonnella Collection) ; ex: B. Peus Auction 338, #471.
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Orodes II., 57 - 38 BC11 viewsAR dr., 3,95gr, 18,8mm; Sellwood 47.32var. ( monogram), Shore -, Sunrise -;
mint: Nisa; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/broad diadem, knot and 3 ribbons; medium-long hair in 4 waves, mustache, short beard in 2 rows of curls; wart on forehead; multi-turn torque w/ single pellet finial; star in left, crescent in right upper field; dotted border 9 to 14h.

rev.: archer, right, on seatless and backless throne, w/bow in one hand and monogram (retrograde NI) below; behind throne anchor; 7-line legend: ΛCI BΛCIΛ , 4 nonsensical lines, and the last line on the outside left: (ΦI)ΛEΛΛHNC;

ex: Classical Coins, CA.
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Orodes II., 57 - 38 BC10 viewsAR dr., 3,95gr, 18,8mm; Sellwood 47.32var., Shore -, Sunrise -;
mint: Nisa; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/broad diadem, knot and 3 ribbons; medium-long hair in 5 waves, mustache, short beard in 2 rows of curls; large wart on forehead; multi-turn torque w/ single pellet finial; star in left, crescent in right upper field; dotted border 11 to 14h;

rev.: archer, right, on seatless throne, w/bow in one hand and monogram (NI) below; behind throne anchor; 7-line legend: ΛCI BΛCIΛ , 4 nonsensical lines, and the last line on the outside left: (ΦI)ΛEΛΛHN;

ex: H. Lanz, Germany.
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Orodes II., 57 - 38 BC10 viewsAR dr., 3,70gr, 19,3mm; Sellwood 47.24var. (Θ behind head), Shore -, Sunrise -;
mint: Susa; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/ broad diadem, knot and 3 ribbons; medium-long hair in 4 waves, mustache, short beard; multi-turn torque w/double pellet finial; cuirass; crescent in upper right field, star in upper left; dotted border 11 to 15h;

rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one hand, Θ behind head and monogram below bow; 7-line legend: IΛCIΛLΩ IΛCIΛΩ ΛPCΛoV, CICP... ΔIKAIoV (the 2 bottom lines read from the inside), the 2 left lines are indecipherable;
in: Parthika.fr, Les Différents Types;

ex: Pars Coins, CA.
Schatz
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Orodes II., 57 - 38 BC12 viewsAR dr., 4,03gr, 20,8mm; Sellwood 46.12var. (torque), Shore 234var., Sunrise 370var.;
mint: Mithradatkart; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/ broad diadem, knot and 2 or 3 ribbons; medium-long hair in 5 waves, mustache, short beard in 3 rows of dashes; endless torque; wart the base of the nostril; cuirass; crescent in upper right field; border 7 to 14h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one hand and monogram below; 7-line legend : BΛΣIΛEΩC (BΛ)ΣIΛEΩ retrograde N VPCΛVo(V), the 2 bottom lines are garbled as is the inner left line, (ΦIΛE)ΛΛHN (OC);

ex: H. Lanz, Germany.
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Orodes II., 57 - 38 BC17 viewsAR dr., 4,02gr, 22,2mm; Sellwood 45.20, Shore -, Sunrise -,
mint: Court at Susa; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/broad diadem knot and 2 ribbons; medium-long hair in 4 waves, mustache, short beard in 3 rows of curls; multi-turn torque w/single pellet finial; cuirass w/star on chest; dotted border 8 to 10h; floating bust;
rev.: archer, right, on seatless throne, w/bow in one hand and monogram below; 7-line legend: IΛΣIΛEΩΣ IΛΣIΛEΩN right side line illegible (EV)EPΓEToV illegible (the 2 bottom lines to be read from the inside) EΠIΦΛNoVΣ (Φ)IΛEΛΛHNoΣ;

ex: D. Grotjohann, Germany.
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Orodes II., 57 - 38 BC6 viewsAR dr., 3,43gr, 19,1mm; Sellwood 47.28, Shore 253, Sunrise -;
mint: Susa; axis: 11h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/broad diadem, knot and 2 broad ribbons; medium-long hair in 5 waves, mustache, short beard; royal wart on forehead; torque; star in left, crescent in right upper field; dotted border 9:30 to 13h; double strike around nose and chin;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow and monogram above and below it; 7-line legend: BΛCIΛEΩ(C) BΛCIΛCΩ(N) ΛPCΛKo(V) next line illegible ΛIX-IOV(to be read from the inside) (E)ΠIΦΛNoVC ....ΛΛH...

ex: J. Elsen, auction V 74.
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Orodes II., 57 - 38 BC10 viewsAR dr., 3,55gr, 20,1mm; Sellwood 47.9, Shore 241, Sunrise 373;
mint: Mithradatkart; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/ broad diadem, 2 or 3 ribbons; medium-long hair in 5 waves, mustache, short beard in 3 rows of curls; multi-turn torque w/triple pellet finial; crescent in upper right field, star in upper left; cuirass; dotted border 8:30 to 13h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one hand and monogram below; 7-line legend: BACIΛEΩC BACIΛEΩ retrograde N VPCAY, the 2 bottom lines to be read from the inside but senseless) inner left line garbled, EΛΛNH;

ex: H. Hass, Germany
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Orodes II., 57 - 38 BC9 viewsAR dr., 4,08gr, 20mm; Sellwood 46.12, Shore 234, Sunrise 370 ;
mint: Mithradatkart; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/ broad diadem, knot and 2 or 3 ribbons; medium-long hair in 5 waves, mustache, short beard in 3 rows of curls; multi-turn torque w/double pellet finial; wart at the base of the nostril; cuirass; crescent in upper right field; dotted border 7 to 14h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one hand and monogram below; 7-line legend : (B)ΛCIΛEΩC (BΛ)CIΛEΩ retrograde N VPΣΛVoV, the 2 bottom lines are garbled as is the inner left line, (ΦI)ΛEΛΛHN (oC);

ex: H. Lanz, Germany.
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Orodes II., 57 - 38 BC11 viewsAR dr., 3,99gr, 20,8mm; Sellwood 43.10var. (legend), Shore -, Sunrise -;
mint: Areia; axis: 13h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/broad diadem and 2 ribbons joined at the ends; medium-long hair in 5 waves, mustache, short beard in 2 rows of curls; multi-turn endless torque; cuirass; dotted border 8 to 14h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one hand and monogram below; 7-line blundered legen of which the first 2 and the last line are legible: BΛΣIΛCΩΣ BΛΣIΛCΩΣ ... ΦIΛCΛΛ(H)NOΣ
in: Parthika.fr, Les Différents Types;

ex: CNG eAuction 243.
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Orodes II., 57 - 38 BC15 viewsAR dr., 3,88gr, 19,3mm; Sellwood 45.29, Sh -, Sunrise -;
mint: Ekbatana? Areia? looks more like a coin from a smaller Eastern mint; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/broad diadem, knot and 3 ribbons; medium-long hair in 4 waves, mustache, short beard ; endless torque; cuirass; dotted border 8 to 11h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one hand and monogram above and below; 7-line legend: ΠΛCIΛ(EΩC) BΛCIΛEΛ(N) ΛPCΛK(OV) (EVE)IΓEYoV ΔIKΛIoV EΠIΦΛN retrograde KC (ΦI)ΛEΛΛH retrograde N OC.

ex: The David Sellwood Collection, (Baldwin’s Auction 90).
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Orodes II., 57 - 38 BC49 viewsAR dr., 3,58gr, 19,6mm; Sellwood 46.24, Shore -, Sunrise -;
mint: Areia; axis: 13h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/ broad diadem, knot and 2 broad ribbons w/closed ends; medium-long hair in 5 waves, mustache, short beard in 3 rows of dashes; necklet w/center medallion! crescent in upper right field; cuirass; reed-and-pellet border 11 to 15h; -- while the head is turned left the torso is facing!
rev.: archer, right, on seatless throne, w/bow in one hand and monogram below; 7-line legend: BACIΛ(EΩC) BACIΛE(ΩN) APCA(KOV) ΔIKAIOC EVEPΓETOC (the 2 bottom lines to be read from the outside) EΠIΦΛNOVC, (K)AIΦIΛHNO(C);


Schatz
IMGP3337Orod2combo.jpg
Orodes II., 57 - 38 BC12 viewsAR dr., 4,03gr, 21,3mm; Sellwood 45.14, Shore 225, Sunrise 364;
mint: Mithradatkart; axis: 14h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/broad diadem, knot and 2 or 3 ribbons; medium-long hair in 5 waves, mustache, short beard in 3 rows of curls; multi-turn torque w/double pellet finial rising at a right angle; distinct wart at the base of the nostril; dotted border 12 to 15:30h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one hand and monogram below; 7-line legend: BΛCIΛEΩC (B)ΛCIΛEΩretrograde N VPCΛVoV bottom 2 lines illegible, inside left line illegible (ΦI)ΛEΛΛNH(oC), the 2 left lines to be read from the outside;

ex: H. Lanz, Germany.
Schatz
IMGP3335Orod2combo.jpg
Orodes II., 57 - 38 BC11 viewsAR dr., 4,02gr, 22,3mm; Sellwood 45.14, Shore 225, Sunrise 364;
mint: Mithradatkart; axis: 14h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/broad diadem, knot and 2 or 3 ribbons; medium-long hair, mustache, short beard in 3 rows of curls; multi-turn torque ending in a steep curve w/double pellet finial; wart at the base of the nostril; cuirass; dotted border 8 to 14h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one hand and monogram below; 7-line heavily garbled legend;

ex: H. Lanz, Germany.
Schatz
IMGP3314Orod2combo.jpg
Orodes II., 57 - 38 BC12 viewsAR dr., 4,10gr, 18,8mm; Sellwood 43.9, Shore - , Sunrise -;
mint: Traxiane; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/broad diadem, knot and 2 or 3 ribbons; medium-long hair in 4 waves, mustache, short beard in 2 rows of curls; multi-turn endless torque; cuirass; dotted border 10 to 13h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one hand and monogram below; 7-line legend of which only the first two lines make sense: BΛΣIΛEΩC BΛΣIΛEΩN ...;
in: Parthika.fr, Les Différents Types,

ex: VAuctions, Sale # 249;
Schatz
IMGP1191Orod2combo.jpg
Orodes II., 57 - 38 BC12 viewsAR dr., 3,70gr, 20,2mm; Sellwood 45.9, Shore 222, Sunrise -;
mint: Ekbatana; axis: 12:30h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/broad diadem and 2 or 3 ribbons; medium-long hair in 4 waves, mustache, short beard in 2 rows of curls; multi-turn torque w/double pellet finial; cuirass; dotted border 9:30 to 12:30h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one hand and monogram below; 7-line legend: BΛCIΛCΩC BΛCIΛCΩN ΛPCΛKoV ΔIKΛIoV (E)VEIΓEToV (the last 2 lines to be read from the inside) EΠIIΛNoV (Φ)IΛEΛΛHNo(C);
Schatz
IMGP3331Orod2combo.jpg
Orodes II., 57 - 38 BC9 viewsAR dr., 4,11gr, 20,7mm; Sellwood 45.10var. (legend), Shore -, Sunrise -;
mint: Court at Ekbatana; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/broad diadem and 3 ribbons; medium-long hair in 5 waves, mustache, short beard in 3 rows of curls; multi-turn torque w/single pellet finial; wart at the base of the nostril; dotted border 8:30 to 14:30;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one hand and monogram below; 7-line legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ BAΣIΛEΩN VPΣVKoY, the next 2 lines are garbled, EΠIΦANoYΣ (ΦIΛ)EΛΛNHoI;

ex: H. Lanz, Germany.
Schatz
IMGP3333Orod2combo.jpg
Orodes II., 57 - 38 BC11 viewsAR dr., 4,04gr, 20mm; Sellwood 45.14, Shore 225, Sunrise 364;
mint: Mithradatkart; axis: 14h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/broad diadem, knot and 2 or 3 ribbons; medium-long hair in 5 waves, mustache, short beard in 3 rows of curls; multi-turn torque ending in steep rise w/double pellet finial; wart at the base of the nostril; dotted border 9 to 13h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one vise-like hand and monogram below; 7 line legend, mostly garbled;

ex: H. Lanz, Germany.
Schatz
IMGP3341Orod2combo2~0.jpg
Orodes II., 57 - 38 BC12 viewsAR dr., 3,74gr, 20,5mm; Sellwood 45.16, Shore 227, Sunrise -;
mint: Susa; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/broad diadem, knot and 2 broad ribbons; medium-long hair in 4 waves, mustache, short beard in 3 rows of curls; multi-turn torque w/single pellet finial; cuirass;
rev.: archer, right, on seatless throne, w/bow in one hand and monogram above (Θ)and below; 7-line legend: :IACIΛ(EΩC) :IACIΛE(Ω)N Λ:ICAKO
EVEPΓEToV ΔIKΛIOV, the 2 bottom lines to be read from the inside, (E)ΠIΦΛNOVC (ΦIΛ)EΛΛHNOC.
in: Parthika.fr, Les Différents Types.
Schatz
IMGP3359Orod2combo.jpg
Orodes II., 57 - 38 BC21 viewsAR dr., 3,9gr, 19,7mm; Sellwood 45.28var., Shore 232var., Sunrise -;
mint: Areia; axis: 13:30h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/broad diadem, knot and 3 ribbons; medium-long hair in 5 waves, mustache, short beard in 2 rows of curls; wart at the base of the nostril; torque w/single pellet finial; cuirass; dotted border 10 to 13h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one hand and monogram above and below; 7-line legend:
BACIΛE(ΩC) BACIΛΕUN ΛPCΛKoU ΔIKΛIoV EVEPΓETo(V) (the 2 bottom lines to be read from the outside) EΠIΦΛNoVC (K)ΛIΦEΛHNoVC;
Schatz
IMGP3361Orod2combo.jpg
Orodes II., 57 - 38 BC10 viewsAR dr., 3,00gr, 20,4mm; Sellwood 45.30, Shore 231, Sunrise -;
mint: Ekbatana; axis: 13h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/ broad diadem, knot and 2 or 3 ribbons; medium-long hair in 4 waves, mustache, short beard represented by dashes; multi-turn torque w/o finial(?); cuirass; dotted border 12 to 16h;
rev.: archer, right, on seatless throne, w/bow and monogram above and below; 7-line legend: BΛCIΛEΩC BΛCIΛEΩN ΛICΛKoV first bottom line illegible ΔIKΛIoV (the 2 bottom lines to be read from the inside) CΠIΦΛNoVC ΦIΛCΛΛHNoC;

ex: H. Hass, Germany.
Schatz
IMGP3365Orod2combo.jpg
Orodes II., 57 - 38 BC12 viewsAR dr., 3,9gr, 19,2mm; Sellwood 45.32, Shore -, Sunrise - ;
mint: Kangavar; axis: 11h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/ broad diadem, knot and 2 or 3 ribbons; medium-long hair in 5 waves, mustache, short beard represented by dashes; multi-turn torque w/pellet finial; cuirass; dotted border 10 to 15h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow and monogram above and below; 7-line legend: BΛΣIΛEΩC BΛCIΛEΩN ΛPCΛKoV EVEPΓEToV a garbled: ΔIKΛIoV (the 2 bottom lines to be read from the inside) CΠIΦΛNoV ΦIΛCΛΛHN(o)C;
in: Parthika.fr, Les Différents Types.
Schatz
IMGP3373Orod2combo.jpg
Orodes II., 57 - 38 BC11 viewsAR dr., 3,55gr, 20,5mm; Sellwood 46.10, Shore -, Sunrise - ;
mint: Rhagai; axis: 13:30h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/ broad diadem, small loop and 2 or 3 ribbons; medium-long hair in 4 waves, mustache, short beard represented by dashes; multi-turn torque w/pellet finial; goiter?; cuirass; crescent in upper right field; dotted border 9 to 13h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one hand and monogram below; 7-line legend garbled and partly illegible;

ex: H. Hass, Germany.
Schatz
IMGP3375Orod2combo.jpg
Orodes II., 57 - 38 BC9 viewsAR dr., 3,93gr, 21mm; Sellwood 46.12, Shore 234, Sunrise 370;
mint: Mithradatkart; axis: 12h:30;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/ broad diadem, knot and 2 or 3 ribbons; medium-long hair in 5 waves, mustache, short beard in 3 rows of dots and dashes; multi-turn torque; w/double pellet finial; wart at the base of the nostril; cuirass; crescent in upper right field; traces of border 10 to 13h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one hand and monogram below; 7-line legend : BΛΣIΛEΩC (BΛ)ΣIΛEΩ retrograde N VPCΛVV, the 2 bottom lines are garbled or illegible as is the inner left line, (Φ)IEΛΛNHY;

ex: CNG eAuction 246;
Schatz
IMGP3379Orod2combo.jpg
Orodes II., 57 - 38 BC16 viewsAR dr., 3,98gr, 21mm; Sellwood 46.13, Shore -, Sunrise -;
mint: Margiane; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/ broad diadem, knot and 2 or 3 ribbons joined at the ends; medium-long hair in 5 waves, mustache, short beard in 2 rows of curls; multi-turn torque; w/single pellet finial; cuirass; crescent in upper right field; dotted border 11 to 16h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one hand and monogram below; 7-line garbled legend;

ex: H. Hass, Germany;
Schatz
IMGP1491Orod2combo.jpg
Orodes II., 57 - 38 BC19 viewsAR dr., 3,51gr, 19,4mm; Sellwood 46.17, Shore 237, Sunrise -;
mint: Kangavar; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/ broad diadem and 2 broad ribbons; medium-long hair in 5 waves, mustache, short beard in 2 rows of curls; multi-turn torque; w/double pellet finial; cuirass; crescent in upper right field; dotted border 8 to 11h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one hand and monogram below, o behind archer’s head; 7-line legend: first line off flan, BΛΣIΛE(ΩN) (Λ)PCΛK(o)V EVEPΓETo(V) ΔIKΛIIo (E)ΠIΦΛNoVC (ΦIΛ)EΛΛHNo(C);

ex: H. Hass, Germany;
Schatz
IMGP3387Orod2combo.jpg
Orodes II., 57 - 38 BC12 viewsAR dr., 3,93gr, 19mm; Sellwood 46.20, Shore -, Sunrise -;
mint: Susa; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/ broad diadem and 2 or 3 ribbons; medium-long hair in 5 waves, mustache, short beard in dots and dashes; multi-turn torque; w/single pellet finial; cuirass; crescent in upper right field; dotted border 11:30 to 12:30h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one hand and a monogram above and below; 7-line legend: first 2 lines garbled, right line: (Λ)PCΛKoV, the 2 bottom lines garbled, (E)ΠIΦΛN:ooC (ΦI)ΛEΛΛHNo(C);

ex: CNG eAuction 264.
Schatz
IMGP3411Orod2combo.jpg
Orodes II., 57 - 38 BC27 viewsFourrée dr., 3,53gr, 22,1mm; Sellwood 47.13var., Shore -, Sunrise -;
mint: Areia (?); axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/ broad diadem, 2 or 3 ribbons; medium-long hair in 5 waves, mustache, short beard in 2 rows of curls; multi-turn torque; crescent in upper right field, star in upper left; reed-and-pellet border 8 to 16h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one hand and monogram below; 7-line barely readable legend: BACIΛEΩC BACIΛEΩN ΛPCAK, the 2 bottom lines illegible as are the 2 left lines;

ex: M. Breitsprecher, MN.
Schatz
IMGP3415Orod2combo.jpg
Orodes II., 57 - 38 BC11 viewsAR dr., 3,73gr, 18,5mm; Sellwood 47.22., Shore 249, Sunrise 374;
mint: Susa; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/ broad diadem, knot and ribbon; medium-long hair in 4 waves, mustache, short beard; crescent in upper right field, star in upper left;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one hand and monogram above and below; 7-line legend: BΛCIΛLΩ BΛCILΩ ΛPCΛ, the 2 bottom lines are illegible, EΠIΦΛLI IIOCΛΛII;

ex: B. Peus, Auction 388.
Schatz
IMGP1509Orod2_combo.jpg
Orodes II., 57 - 38 BC8 viewsAR dr., 3,73gr, 19,7mm; Sellwood 47.23., Shore 250, Sunrise -;
mint: Susa; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/ broad diadem, knot and 3 ribbons; medium-long hair in 5 waves, mustache, short beard in 2 rows of curls; multi-turn torque w/single pellet finial; crescent in upper right field, star in upper left; dotted border 9 to 15h;

rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one hand, x above and monogram below; 7-line legend: IΛCIΛLΓΩC IΛCILΓΩN ΛPCΛ, the 2 bottom lines are illegible, CΠIILΓIΩ IΛCΛΠΩ;

ex: H. Hass, Germany.
Schatz
IMGP3435Orod2combo.jpg
Orodes II., 57 - 38 BC7 viewsAR dr., 3,99gr, 21mm; Sellwood 47.29var.(σ above bow; torque), Shore 254var.(no wart on forehead; torque), Sunrise -;
mint: Mithradatkart; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/broad diadem, knot and 3 ribbons; medium-long hair in 5 waves, mustache, short beard in 2 rows of curls; wart next to nose; multi-turn segmented(?) torque w/ pellet finial; star in left, crescent in right upper field;

rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one hand and monogram σ above and mint mark below; behind throne back anchor; 7-line legend: BΛCIΛEΩΣ BΛCIΛEΩN (Λ)PΣΛKoO, the 2 bottom lines nonsense; EΠIΛ:(retrograde)N ΛEΛΛHNo;

ex: Pars Coins, CA..
Schatz
IMGP3453Orod2combo.jpg
Orodes II., 57 - 38 BC30 viewsAR dr., 4,03gr, 20mm; Sellwood 48.7, Shore 259, Sunrise 380;
mint: Ekbatana; axis: 13h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/broad diadem and 3 ribbons; medium-long hair in 5 waves, mustache, short beard in 3 rows of curls; wart on forehead; multi-turn torque w/sea-horse finial; cuirass or tunic; star in left, crescent and star in right upper field; dotted border 11:30 to 13h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one hand and monogram below; behind throne anchor; 7-line legend: BACIΛEΩC BAΣIΛEΩN ΛPCΛK(OV), bottom 2 lines off flan, (E)ΠIΦANoVC (ΦIΛ)EΛΛH(NOC);

ex: Pars Coins, CA.
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IMGP3431Orod2combo.jpg
Orodes II., 57 - 38 BC9 viewsAR dr., 4gr, 21mm; Sellwood 47.29var., Shore 254var., Sunrise -;
mint: Mithradatkart; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/broad diadem, knot and 3 ribbons; medium-long hair in 5 waves, mustache, short beard in 2 rows of curls; royal wart on forehead and wart next to nose; multi-turn torque w/double pellet finial; star in left, crescent in right upper field; dotted border 9:30 to 14h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one hand and monogram below; behind throne back achor; 7-line legend: BΛCIΛEΩΣ BΛCIΛEΩN ΛOCΛ, the 2 bottom lines illegible; EΠIΠIN EΛCΛΛNII; struck over an earlier coin;

ex: Pars Coins, CA..
Schatz
IMGP3427Orod2combo.jpg
Orodes II., 57 - 38 BC4 viewsAR dr., 3,07gr, 20mm; Sellwood 47 type, Shore -, Sunrise -;
mint: unknown; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/broad diadem and 1 ribbon; medium-long hair in 5 waves, mustache, short beard; royal wart on forehead (?); multi-turn torque; star in left, crescent in right upper field; dotted border 10 to 15h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, bow not visible and monogram off flan; 7-line legend: BΛCI.... BΛCI.... right side line off flan, the 2 bottom lines too weakly struck, EΠIΦΛNoVM ΦIΛEΛΛHNoC;

ex: B. Peus auction 404/405, part of multi-coin lot.
Schatz
IMGP3433Orod2combo.jpg
Orodes II., 57 - 38 BC5 viewsAR dr., 3,93gr, 21,2mm; Sellwood 47.29var. (no σ above bow), Shore 256var. (no wart on forehead), Sunrise -;
mint: Mithradatkart; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/broad diadem, knot and 3 ribbons; medium-long hair in 5 waves, mustache, short beard in 2 rows of curls; no royal wart on forehead but wart next to nose; multi-turn torque w/double pellet finial; star in left, crescent in right upper field;

rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one hand and monogram σ above and mint mark below; behind throne back anchor; 7-line legend: BΛCIΛEΩΣ :ΛCIΛEΩN ΛPCΛVoO, the 2 bottom lines nonsense; EΠIΛIN ΛCΛΛNN;

ex: Pars Coins, CA..
Schatz
IMGP1545Orod2_combo.jpg
Orodes II., 57 - 38 BC13 viewsAR dr., 3,84gr, 20,7mm; Sellwood 47.34, Shore 257, Sunrise -;
mint: Traxiane; axis: 13h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/broad diadem, knot and 3 ribbons; medium-long hair in 4 waves, mustache, short beard; multi-turn torque w/ single pellet finial; star in left, crescent in right upper field; dotted border 9 to 17h; copper deposits in left field;

rev.: archer, right, on seatless and backless throne, w/bow in one hand and monogram T below; behind throne anchor; 7-line legend: IIΛCIΛΛ IIΛCIΛI ΛPV 4 nonsensical lines;
in: Parthika.fr, Les Différents Types;

ex: H. Hass, Germany.
Schatz
IMGP3449Orod2combo.jpg
Orodes II., 57 - 38 BC12 viewsAR dr., 4,15gr, 19,2mm; Sellwood 48 type, Shore -, Sunrise -;
mint: Mithradatkart; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/broad 4-layer diadem and 3 ribbons; medium-long hair in 5 waves, mustache, pointed beard in 3 rows of curls; wart on forehead, multi-turn torque w/ sea-horse finial; cuirass or tunic; star in left, crescent and star in right upper field; dotted border 10:30 to 13:30h;

rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one hand and monogram below; no anchor; 7-line legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ BAΣIΛEΩN APΣAKo(Y), the 2 bottom lines are garbled, (EΠIΦ)ANoC (ΦI)ΛEΛΛHNO(Σ);
this appears to be a mule issue with an S.48 obverse and an early S.47 reverse; what is more likely is that it is a forgery.

ex: H. Hass, Germany.
Schatz
IMGP3447Orod2combo+.jpg
Orodes II., 57 - 38 BC26 viewsAR dr., 4,11gr, 19,8mm; Sellwood 48 type, Shore 264, Sunrise -;
mint: Mithradatkart; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/broad diadem and 4 ribbons; medium-long hair in 5 waves, mustache, medium-long beard in 3 rows of curls; fierce portrait; multi-turn torque w/single pellet finial; cuirass or tunic; star in left, crescent and star in right upper field; dotted border 9 to 14h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one hand and monogram below; no anchor; 7-line legend: IAΣIΛEΩΣ (BA)ΣIΛEΩH APΣAKo(Y), the 2 bottom lines are garbled, inner left line garbled (ΦI)ΛEΛΛHNO(Σ);
this appears to be a mule issue with an S.48 obverse and an early S.47 reverse; but cf. previous coin: there is a strong possibility of this being a forgery.


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IMGP3451Orod2combo.jpg
Orodes II., 57 - 38 BC8 viewsAR dr., 3,83gr, 20,1mm; Sellwood 48.6, Shore 258, Sunrise 378;
mint: Ekbatana; axis: 13h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/broad diadem and 3 ribbons; medium-long hair in 5 waves, mustache, short beard; wart on forehead, multi-turn torque w/sea-horse finial; cuirass or tunic; star in left, crescent and star in right upper field; dotted border 11:30 to 13h;
rev.: archer, right, on seatless throne, w/bow in one hand and monogram below; behind throne anchor; 7-line legend: BAC(IΛEΩC) BAΣIΛ(EΩC) right line off flan, (E)VERΓEToV ΔIKAIOY (E)ΠIΦANoYΣ (Φ)IΛEΛΛHNO(Σ);

ex: Pars Coins, CA.
Schatz
IMGP3455Orod2combo.jpg
Orodes II., 57 - 38 BC13 viewsAR dr., 3,85gr, 18,6mm; Sellwood 48.8, Shore 260, Sunrise -;
mint: Ekbatana; axis: 13h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/broad diadem, knot and 3 ribbons; medium-long hair in 5 waves, mustache, short pointed beard in 2 rows of curls; wart on forehead; pointed nose; multi-turn torque w/sea-horse finial; tunic collar(?) visible; star in left, crescent and star in right upper field; dotted border 9 to 14h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one hand and monogram below; behind throne double anchor; 7-line legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ BAΣIΛEΩ(N) ΛPCΛK(OV) (E)VEPΓET(oV off flan) ΔIKΛIoY (EΠI)ΦANoVC outside left line off flan;

ex: Pars Coins, CA.
Schatz
IMGP3462Orod2combo.jpg
Orodes II., 57 - 38 BC7 viewsAR dr., 4,05gr, 19,3mm; Sellwood 48.9, Shore 261, Sunrise 381;
mint: Ekbatana; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/broad diadem, knot and 3 ribbons; medium-long hair in 5 waves, mustache, medium-long pointed beard in 2 rows of curls; wart on forehead; multi-turn torque w/sea-horse finial; tunic collar(?) visible; star in left, crescent and star in right upper field; dotted border 10 to 14h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one hand and monogram below; behind throne anchor; 7-line legend: BACIΛE(rest of line off flan) BΛCIΛEΩ(N) right side line blurred, bottom line mostly off flan ΔIKΛIoY EΠIΦANoVC ΦIΛEΛΛHN(rest off flan);

ex: Pars Coins, CA.
Schatz
IMGP3468Orod2combo.jpg
Orodes II., 57 - 38 BC7 viewsAR dr., 4,09gr, 19,8mm; Sellwood 48.10, Shore 262, Sunrise 382;
mint: Rhagai; axis: 14h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/broad 3-layer diadem, knot and 3 ribbons; medium-long hair in 5 waves, mustache, short beard in 3 rows of curls; wart on forehead; multi-turn torque w/sea-horse finial; star in left, crescent and star in right upper field; dotted border 9:30 to 12h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one hand and monogram below; behind throne anchor; 7-line legend: BACIΛEΩC BΛCIΛEΩN ΛPCΛKOV EYEPΓETo(Y) ΔIKΛ(I)oY inner left line totally blundered (off flan)EΛΛHN(off flan);

ex: Pars Coins, CA.

Schatz
IMGP3472Orod2combo.jpg
Orodes II., 57 - 38 BC10 viewsAR dr., 4,09gr, 19,8mm; Sellwood 48.11, Shore 263, Sunrise 382;
mint: Rhagai; axis: 14h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/broad 3-layer diadem, knot and 3 ribbons; medium-long hair in 5 waves, mustache, short beard in 2 rows of curls; wart on forehead; multi-turn torque w/sea-horse finial; cuirass; star in left, crescent and star in right upper field; dotted border 9:30 to 11h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one hand and monogram below; behind throne anchor; 7-line legend: PACIΛEΩC (BΛ)CIΛEΩN ΛPCΛK(OV) EYEPΓ(EToY) ΔIKΛIoY both left lines totally blundered

ex: Pars Coins, CA.

Schatz
IMGP3458Orod2hemicombo.jpg
Orodes II., 57 - 38 BC14 viewsAR obol., 0,53gr, 11,8mm; Sellwood 48.17, Shore -, Sunrise 386;
mint: Rhagai; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/broad diadem and 2 wide ribbons; medium-long hair in 4 waves, mustache, short beard in 3 rows of curls; wart on forehead; multi-turn torque w/sea-horse(?) finial; dotted border 10 to 17h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one hand and monogram below; 4-line legend: BΛCIΛEΩC BΛCIΛEΩN ΛPCΛKV VPΩΔOY, the last line being the name of the king.
Schatz
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Orodes II., 57 - 38 BC17 viewsAE 16, 3,67gr., 16,23mm;
Sellw.47type, Shore --;
mint: Ekbatana, axis : 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem; medium-long hair in 4 waves, mustache, short beard; 3-layer necklace; dotted border 10 - 16h;
rev.: stag w/large antlers, right, framed by 7-line legend: BACIΛEΩC BACIΛEΩN APCAKOY, bottom line illegible, EΠIΦANoY(C) (Φ)IΛEΛΛHN(oC); monogramm 34 at bottom right, monogr. 63 above stag’s rump;

ex: Persepolis Gallery, UK.
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Orodes II., 57 - 38 BC15 viewsAE18, 3,75gr., 17,56mm;
Sellw. 43.13var. (no monogr.), Shore --;
mint: Ekbatana, axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem; medium-long hair in 4 waves, mustache, short beard; multi-layer necklace, pointed nose; dotted border 8:30 - 15:30h;
rev.: winged Pegasus gallopping or flying, right, framed by 8-line unreadable legend;

ex: Iranart, IR.
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Orodes II., 57 - 38 BC18 viewsAE 9, 0,82gr., 8,94mm;
Sellw. 48type, Shore 532var.;
mint: ?, axis 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem; medium-long hair in 4 waves, mustache, short beard; star (or sun) and crescent in upper right field;
rev.: eagle standing, right, illegible legend;

ex: Canmoose Coin, CAN.
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Orodes II., 57 - 38 BC19 viewsAE11, 1,3gr., 11mm;
Sellw. 47 type, Shore --;
mint: Ekbatana, axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem; medium-long hair in 4 waves, mustache, short beard; multi-layer necklace; star (sun?) in upper left, crescent in upper right field;
rev.: winged Nike walking, right, monogr. 34 at her feet on the right, 5 lines of illegible legend visible.
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Orodes II., 57 - 38 BC15 viewsAR tdr., 15,29gr., 29,26mm;
Sellw. 46.4, Shore --, Sunrise --, PDC 41932;
mint: Seleukia, axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed bust, left, w/broad diadem and 3 ribbons; hair in 5 med.-long corkscrew curls, mustache, short beard; multiple turn torque w/sea horse finial; studded tunic or cuirass w/star emblem on left chest; dotted border 10:30 to 16h; obv. portrait (imho) strongly resembles those of S. 45 tdrs;
rev.: king seated right on throne, facing standing Tyche w/palm wand in extended right hand and conucopia in left arm; 8-line legend forming square around the pair: BAΣIΛEΩ(Σ) BAΣIΛEΩ(N) APΣAKOY EVEPΓETOY ΔIKAIOY EΠIΦANOYΣ ΦIΛEΛΛHNOΣ, bottom line ΞAN(ΔIKOY).

ex: Nisa Collection in CNG E-Auction 397, #249.
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Orodes II., 57 - 39 BC42 viewsAE18, 3,64gr., 17,64mm,
Sellw. 42.3, Shore 220;
mint: Ekbatana, axis: 13h;
obv. : bare-headed, left, w/diadem and 3 ribbons joined at bottom; medium-long hair in 4 waves, mustache, short beard; 3-layer torque; cuirass; on right side Nike w/diadem; almost complete dotted border;
rev.: eagle standing right, framed by 7-line legend: BΛCIΛEΩC BΛCIΛEΩN ΛPCΛKoY (ΦIΛ)oΠΛToPoC ΔIKΛIoY EΠIΦΛNoYC ΦIΛEΛΛHNoC; in front of eagle’s feet monogr. 34;

ex: Vienna Coin Show, VA.
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Orodes II., 57 -38 BC9 viewsAR dr., 3,96gr, 20,2mm; Sellwood 43.7, Shore 217, Sunrise -;
mint: Rhagai; axis: 11h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/broad diadem and 2 or 3 ribbons; medium-long hair in 4 waves, mustache, short beard in 2 rows of curls; cuirass; dotted border 9 to 15h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one hand and monogram below; 7-line corrupted legend, blemish (test punch?) in left field;
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Orodes II., 57 -38 BC11 viewsAR dr., 3,33gr, 19,1mm; Sellwood 47.21., Shore 248var., Sunrise -;
mint: Susa; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/ broad diadem, knot and 2 or 3 ribbons; medium-long hair in 5 waves, mustache, short beard; multi-turn torque w/single pellet finial; crescent in upper right field, star in upper left;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one hand and monogram above and below; 7-line legend: totally garbled;

ex: B. Peus, Auction 388, ex: H. Berk, List 82.
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Orodes II., 57 -38 BC14 viewsAR dr., 3,75gr, 20,3mm; Sellwood 47.17., Shore 241, Sunrise -;
mint: Laodikeia; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/ broad diadem, knot and 2 or 3 ribbons; medium-long hair in 5 waves, mustache, short beard in 2 rows of curls; multi-turn torque w/single pellet finial; crescent in upper right field, star in upper left; dotted border 11 to 14:30h;
rev.: archer, right, on seatless throne, w/bow in one hand and monogram below; 7-line legend: BACIΛE(Ω)C BACIΛEΩN ΛICΛK (the two bottom lines are illegible) EΠIΦΛHOVC ΦIΛLΛΛNN.
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Orodes II., 57 -38 BC16 viewsAR dr., 3,74gr, 18,6mm; Sellwood 47.26, Shore -, Sunrise -;
mint: Court at Ekbatana; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/ broad diadem, loop and 3 ribbons; medium-long hair in 5 waves, mustache, short beard in 3 rows of curls; multi-turn torque w/single pellet finial; wart on forehead; cuirass; crescent in upper right field, star in upper left;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one hand and monogram below bow; 7-line legend: BΛCIΛE BΛCIΛEΩΣ ΛPCΛK YEPΓETOV ΔIXΔIOY (the 2 bottom lines have to be read from the inside), IΠIΦΛNOY (Φ)IΛEΛΛHNo;

ex: H. Hass, Germany.
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Orodes II., 57 -38 BC12 viewsAR dr., 4,00gr, 20mm; Sellwood 45type (unlisted mint) Shore -, Sunrise - ;
mint: Nisa; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/ broad diadem, knot and 2 or 3 ribbons; medium-long hair in 5 waves, mustache, short beard in 3 rows of curls; multi-turn torque w/pellet finial; dotted border 9 to 15h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one hand and monogram below; 7-line legend completely blundered.

ex: Den of Antiquity, UK.
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Orodes II., 57 -38 BC12 viewsAR dr., 3,92gr, 21mm; Sellwood 46.10var., Shore -, Sunrise - ;
mint: Rhagai; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/ broad diadem, small loop and 2 or 3 ribbons; medium-long hair in 4 waves, mustache, short beard represented by dashes; multi-turn torque w/pellet finial; cuirass; in upper right field traces of removal of crescent;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one hand and monogram below; 7-line legend: BACIΛEΩC BΛCIΛEΩN APCΛKo(V)EVEPIIETo(V) ΛIoIΛoIV (the 2 bottom lines to be read from the inside) EΠIΦΛNoV:C ΦIΛE:ΛΛNoYII;

ex: CNG eAuction 246.
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Orodes II., 57 -38 BC13 viewsAR dr., 3,82gr, 21,7mm; Sellwood 46.22, Shore 238, Sunrise -;
mint: Susa; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/ broad diadem and 2 or 3 ribbons; medium-long hair in 4 waves, mustache, short beard in 1 row of longer dashes; multi-turn torque; w/single pellet finial; crescent in upper right field; dotted border 8 to 13:30h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one hand and a monogram above (ΘE ligate) and below; 7-line legend: IΛCIΛEΩC IΛCIΛEΩN ΛICΛKoV EVEIΓEToV ΛIKAIoV (the 2 bottom lines to be read from the inside) EΠIΦΛNoVC (ΦIΛEΛΛ)HNoC

ex: CNG Auction 84.
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Orodes II., 57 38 BC47 viewsAR tdr., 15,19gr, 29,3mm; Sellwood 48.1, Shore 212, Sunrise 375 - 377;
mint: Seleukia; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/broad diadem, knot and 2 broad ribbons; medium-long hair in 3 waves, mustache, short beard; wart in center of forehead; multi-turn torque w/ horse(?) finial; star in left; cuirass w/griffin on chest; dotted border 14:30 to 20h;
rev.: king, left, seated on throne, holding staff in left hand; pellet between throne legs; on king’s outstretched arm Nike offering diadem; 7-line legend: BACIΛE(ΩC) BACIΛEΩ(N) APCAKO(Y) EVERΓEToY ΔIKAIOY EΠIΦANOC ΦIΛEΛΛHNOC; long exergual line.
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Orodes II., 57 to 38 BC16 viewsAR dr., 3,89gr, 19,8mm; Sellwood 45.19, Shore 229var., Sunrise - ;
mint: Susa; axis: 13h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/broad diadem, knot and 2 or 3 ribbons; medium-long hair in 4 waves, mustache, short beard in 3 rows of curls; multi-turn torque w/ single pellet finial; cuirass;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one hand, x above and monogram and dot below; 7-line legend: ΒΛCIΛΕΩC BΛCΙΛΕΩΝ ΛΡCΛKoV EVEPΓEToV ΔIKΛIoV EΠIΦΛNoVC ΦIΛEΛΛHN(o)C; almost uncirculated;

ex: M Cohen, Israel.
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Orodes II., 57 to 38 BC17 viewsAR dr., 3,72gr, 20mm; Sellwood 45.27, Shore -, Sunrise - ;
mint: Traxiane; axis: 12h;
AR dr., 3,82gr, 18,1mm; Sellwood 45.27, Shore -, Sunrise -;
mint: Traxiane; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/broad diadem, knot and 2 ribbons; medium-long hair in 4 waves, mustache, short beard in 2 rows of curls; multi-turn torque w/single pellet finial; cuirass; dotted border 10 to 13h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in both hands and monogram below; 7-line legend:
BΛCIΛEΛC BACIΛE(ΩN) ΛPCΛ..., the 2 bottom lines are illegible, EΠIΦΛ retrograde NoV (ΦI)ΛEΛH retrograde No(C);

ex: Pars Coins
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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 BC32 viewsAR dr., 2,99gr, 18,34mm; Sellwood 42.2, Shore 219, Sunrise 360;
mint: Court at Ekbatana; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/ broad diadem, knot and 2 broad ribbons joined at the ends; medium-long hair in 4 waves, mustache, short beard in 2 rows of curls; multi-turn endless torque; cuirass; in right field large goddess (Nike?) offering diadem; dotted border 10 to 14h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow and monogram below; 7-line legend: BΛCIΛCΩC BΛCIΛLΩN Λ:ΣΛKoY ΦIΛoΠΛTo:oC ΔIKΛIoY (the last 2 lines to be read from the inside) (C)ΠIΦΛNoVC (ΦI)ΛCΛΛHNoC;

ex: B. Peus Auction 382/383.
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Orodes II., 57 - 38 BC12 viewsAR dr., 4,12gr, 20mm; Sellwood 43.5, Shore 216, Sunrise 362;
mint: Court at Mithradatkart; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/broad diadem and 2 or 3 ribbons; medium-long hair in 5 waves, mustache, short beard in 2 rows of curls; multi-turn endless torque; cuirass; dotted border 10 to 17;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one hand and monogram below; 7-line legend: IΛΣIΛEΩΣ :ΛΣIΛEΩN (Λ)PΣΛKoY EVoΛVΓTo(retrograde)Σ ΔIIΛVMoE(to be read from the inside) EMoIΦVEΛE ΦIΛEΛΛHNoΣ
in: Parthika.fr, Les Différents Types;

ex: CNG eAuction 246.
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Orodes II., 57 - 38 BC9 viewsAR dr., 4,06gr, 19mm; Sellwood 45.15var. (legend), Shore -, Sunrise -;
mint: Court at Mithradatkart; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/broad diadem, knot and 2 or 3 ribbons; medium-long hair in 5 waves, mustache, short beard in 3 rows of curls; multi-turn torque w/double pellet finial at a sharp upward angle; distinct wart the base of the nostril; cuirass; dotted border 7 to 13h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one hand and monogram below; 7-line legend: BΛCIΛEΩC BΛCIΛEΩN VPCVKoV VΛE retrograde ΓPTEV HΛETV, the 2 bottom lines to be read from the inside, EEIΛΦNoVΣ (ΦIΛ)EΛΛNNoVΣ

ex: D. Grotjohann, Germany.
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Orodes II., 57 - 38 BC33 viewsAR dr., 4,02gr, 19,8mm; Sellwood 45.12, Shore -, Sunrise -;
mint: Rhagai; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/broad diadem and 2 or 3 ribbons; medium-long hair in 4 waves, mustache, short curly beard; multi-turn torque w/single pellet finial; cuirass; dotted border 9:30 to 13h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one hand and monogram below; 7-line legend: BΛCIΛEΩC BΛCIΛEΩN ΛPCΛKoV EVEPΓET(oV) ΔIKΛIoV (the last 2 lines to be read from the inside) EΠIΦΛNo(V)C (Φ)IΛEΛΛHNoC;
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Orodes II., 57 - 38 BC20 viewsAR dr., 3,70gr, 19,22mm; Sellwood 48.12, Shore -, Sunrise -;
mint: Areia; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/broad diadem, knot and 3 ribbons; medium-long hair in 5 waves, mustache, short beard in 2 rows of curls; wart on forehead; multi-turn torque w/sea-horse(?) finial; star in left, crescent and star in right upper field; dotted border 10 to 15h;
rev.: archer, right, on legless throne, w/bow in one hand and monogram below; behind throne anchor; 7-line legend: ΛIΛHΠH ΛIΛHΛI IIVH IIHΛIΛHI IIΛIΛH IINΛIΛHI HVIHH IVONIUH;
apparently an issue of an Eastern mint or a copy thereof;

ex: Pars Coins, CA.
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Orodes II., 57 - 38 BC 16 views
BI tdr., 13,92 gr, mm; Sellwood 45.6, Shore 209, Sunrise -;
mint: Seleukia; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/broad diadem, 2 broad ribbons; medium-long hair in 4 waves, possibly no facial hair; multi-turn torque ending in something other than pellet; ear ring; cuirass w/star on chest; dotted border 8 to 16h;
rev.: king on throne, left, extending right arm to receive hand of kneeling Tyche; symbol between heads; 7-line legend: BAΣIΛEΩ(Σ) BAΣIΛEΩN APΣAKOY (blurred) EVEPΓETOV ΔIKAIOV EΠIΦANOVΣ ΦIΛEΛΛHNOΣ in exergue: ΠA = Panimou;

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

in: David Sellwood , The Coinage of Parthia, Spink 1980, #44.1
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Orodes II., 57 - 39 BC14 viewsAE16, 2,38gr., 16,35mm;
Sellw. 42.3, Shore 220;
mint: Ekbatana, axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem and 3 ribbons joined at bottom; medium-long hair in 4 waves, mustache, short beard; 3-layer torque; cuirass; on right side Nike w/diadem; dotted border 9 - 16h;
rev.: eagle standing right, framed by 7-line legend: BΛCIΛEΩC BΛCIΛEΩN (ΛPCΛKoY) (ΦIΛoΠΛToPoC) (ΔIKΛIoY) EΠIΦΛNoYC ΦIΛEΦΛHNoC;

ex: Intercollecteur, FRA.
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Orodes II., 57 -38 BC17 viewsAR dr., 3,93gr, 20mm; Sellwood 45type, unlisted mint, Shore -, Sunrise - ;
mint: Margiane; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/ broad diadem, knot and 2 or 3 ribbons; medium-long hair in 5 waves, mustache, short beard represented by 3 lines; multi-turn torque w/o finial; dotted border 10 to 14:30h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one hand and monogram above and below; 7-line legend: BΛCIΛEΩC BΛCIΛEΩN ΛENOC (right line to be read from the outside) ΠVEΠΦIΛO OVCKIΦICY (to be read from the outside) ΛPCΛKΠVCΛO ΛTOPOCΛIKΛ - beautifully executed letters but after the first 2 lines total nonsense;

ex: Pars Coins.
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Orodes III24 viewsAE drachm, 2nd century AD
Van’t Haaff 16.1.1-1
Robert L3
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Orodes III38 viewsAE drachm, 2nd century AD
Van't Haaff 16.2.1-2A variant
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Orodes III33 viewsAE tetradrachm, 2nd century AD
Van't Haaff 16.4.1-1
Robert L3
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Orodes III17 viewsAE drachm, 2nd century AD
Van’t Haaff 16.3.2-1A
Robert L3
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Orodes III25 viewsAE drachm, 2nd century AD
Van’t Haaff 16.1.1-3A
Robert L3
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Orodes III, 2nd Century A.D., AE Drachm26 viewsOrodes III, 2nd Century A.D., AE Drachm 3.5 grams
Obv: Bearded bust facing left, wearing a diademed tiara ornamented with anchor. Pellet and crescent above an anchor to the right.
Rev: Radiate and draped bust of Artemis right. Greek legend around bust retrograde
van't Haaff 16.1.1-3A

Attributed by BobL
2 commentsPaul R3
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Orodes III, 2nd Century A.D., AE Drachm11 viewsOrodes III, 2nd Century A.D., AE Drachm
Obv: Bearded bust facing left. Pellet and crescent above an anchor to the right.
Rev: Anchor with irregular dashes.
van't Haaff 16.3.2-1A
Attributed by BobL
Paul R3
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Orodes III, AE Drachm53 viewsOrodes III, 2nd Century A.D., AE Drachm

Obv: Bearded bust facing left, wearing a diadem tiara with an anchor on it. Pellet and crescent above an anchor to the right.
Rev: Belos right, wearing kalathos and cornucopia behind

van't Haaff 16.2.1-1
de Morgan 26 (Orodes I)
Sear GIC 5894
Howard Cole
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Orodes III, AE Drachm22 viewsOrodes III, 2nd Century A.D., AE Drachm

Obv: Bearded bust facing left, wearing a diadem tiara with an anchor on it. Pellet and crescent above an anchor to the right.
Rev: Unrecognizable (Possibly Belos right)

van't Haaff 16.2.1-1?
de Morgan 26? (Orodes I)
Sear GIC 5894?
Howard Cole
O1blank1.jpg
Orodes III, AE Drachm24 viewsOrodes III, 2nd Century A.D., AE Drachm

Obv: Bearded bust facing left, wearing a diadem tiara with an anchor on it. Pellet and crescent above an anchor to the right.
Rev: Blank (Possibly Belos right)

van't Haaff 16.2.1-1?
de Morgan 26? (Orodes I)
Sear GIC 5894?
Howard Cole
O1artr4.jpg
Orodes III, AE Drachm31 viewsOrodes III, 2nd Century A.D., AE Drachm

Obv: Bearded bust facing left, wearing a diadem tiara with an anchor on it. Pellet and crescent above an anchor to the right.
Rev: Belos right, wearing kalathos and cornucopia behind

Weight: 2.2 grams

van't Haaff 16.2.1-1
de Morgan 26 (Orodes I)
Sear GIC 5894
Howard Cole
O1anchor8.jpg
Orodes III, AE Drachm34 viewsOrodes III, 2nd Century A.D., AE Drachm

Obv: Bearded bust facing left, wearing a diadem tiara with an anchor on it. Pellet and crescent above an anchor to the right.
Rev: Anchor in a field of dashes

Weight: 3.2 grams

van't Haaff 16.3.2-2A
de Morgan 27 (Orodes I)
Sear GIC 5895
BMC 28 258 49ff
Howard Cole
O1anchor7.jpg
Orodes III, AE Drachm20 viewsOrodes III, 2nd Century A.D., AE Drachm

Obv: Bearded bust facing left, wearing a diadem tiara with an anchor on it. Pellet and crescent above an anchor to the right.
Rev: Anchor in a field of dashes

van't Haaff 16.3.2-2A
de Morgan 27 (Orodes I)
Sear GIC 5895
BMC 28 258 49ff
Howard Cole
O1anchor6.jpg
Orodes III, AE Drachm22 viewsOrodes III, 2nd Century A.D., AE Drachm

Obv: Bearded bust facing left, wearing a diadem tiara with an anchor on it. Pellet and crescent above an anchor to the right.
Rev: Anchor in a field of dashes

van't Haaff 16.3.2-1A
de Morgan 27 (Orodes I)
Sear GIC 5895
BMC 28 258 49ff
Howard Cole
O1anchor5.jpg
Orodes III, AE Drachm22 viewsOrodes III, 2nd Century A.D., AE Drachm

Obv: Bearded bust facing left, wearing a diadem tiara with an anchor on it. Pellet and crescent above an anchor to the right.
Rev: Anchor in a field of dashes

Weight: 3.3 grams
Die axis: 11 o'clock

van't Haaff 16.3.2-1A
de Morgan 27 (Orodes I)
Sear GIC 5895
BMC 28 258 49ff
Howard Cole
O1anchor4.jpg
Orodes III, AE Drachm28 viewsOrodes III, 2nd Century A.D., AE Drachm

Obv: Bearded bust facing left, wearing a diadem tiara with an anchor on it. Pellet and crescent above an anchor to the right.
Rev: Anchor in a field of dashes

van't Haaff 16.3.2-1A
de Morgan 27 (Orodes I)
Sear GIC 5895
BMC 28 258 49ff
Howard Cole
O1anchor3.jpg
Orodes III, AE Drachm16 viewsOrodes III, 2nd Century A.D., AE Drachm

Obv: Bearded bust facing left, wearing a diadem tiara with an anchor on it. Pellet and crescent above an anchor to the right.
Rev: Anchor in a field of dashes

van't Haaff 16.3.2-2A
de Morgan 27 (Orodes I)
Sear GIC 5895
BMC 28 258 49ff
Howard Cole
O1anchor2.jpg
Orodes III, AE Drachm16 viewsOrodes III, 2nd Century A.D., AE Drachm

Obv: Bearded bust facing left, wearing a diadem tiara with an anchor on it. Pellet and crescent above an anchor to the right.
Rev: Anchor in a field of dashes

Weight: 3.9 grams
Die axis: 10 o'clock

van't Haaff 16.3.2-1A
de Morgan 27 (Orodes I)
Sear GIC 5895
BMC 28 258 49ff
Howard Cole
O1anchor1.jpg
Orodes III, AE Drachm14 viewsOrodes III, 2nd Century A.D., AE Drachm

Obv: Bearded bust facing left, wearing a diadem tiara with an anchor on it. Pellet and crescent above an anchor to the right.
Rev: Anchor in a field of dashes

van't Haaff 16.3.2-1A
de Morgan 27 (Orodes I)
Sear GIC 5895
BMC 28 258 49ff
Howard Cole
O1artr2.jpg
Orodes III, AE Drachm42 viewsOrodes III, 2nd Century A.D., AE Drachm

Obv: Bearded bust facing left, wearing a diadem tiara with an anchor on it. Pellet and crescent above an anchor to the right.
Rev: Belos right, wearing kalathos and cornucopia behind

van't Haaff 16.2.1-1
de Morgan 26 (Orodes I)
Sear GIC 5894
Howard Cole
O1artr1.jpg
Orodes III, AE Drachm19 viewsOrodes III, 2nd Century A.D., AE Drachm

Obv: Bearded bust facing left, wearing a diadem tiara with an anchor on it. Pellet and crescent above an anchor to the right.
Rev: Belos right, wearing kalathos and cornucopia behind

Weight 3.2 grams

van't Haaff 16.2.1-1
de Morgan 26 (Orodes I)
Sear GIC 5894
Howard Cole
O1dash2.jpg
Orodes III, AE Drachm16 viewsOrodes III, 2nd Century A.D., AE Drachm

Obv: Bearded bust facing left, wearing a diadem tiara with an anchor on it. Pellet and crescent above an anchor to the right.
Rev: Dashes in the shape of V's

van't Haaff 16.4.2-1Bd
de Morgan 28 (Orodes I)
Sear GIC 5896
BMC 28 259 68ff
Howard Cole
O1dash1.jpg
Orodes III, AE Drachm32 viewsOrodes III, 2nd Century A.D., AE Drachm

Obv: Bearded bust facing left, wearing a diadem tiara with an anchor on it. Pellet and crescent above an anchor to the right.
Rev: Field of dashes

Weight: 3.4 grams
Die axis: 11 o'clock

van't Haaff 16.4.2-1A
de Morgan 28 (Orodes I)
Sear GIC 5896
BMC 28 259 68ff
Howard Cole
O1blank4.jpg
Orodes III, AE Drachm16 viewsOrodes III, 2nd Century A.D., AE Drachm

Obv: Bearded bust facing left, wearing a diadem tiara with an anchor on it. Pellet and crescent above an anchor to the right.
Rev: Unrecognizable (maybe bust of Belos?)

van't Haaff 16.2
Howard Cole
O1artl1.jpg
Orodes III, AE Drachm91 viewsOrodes III, 2nd Century A.D., AE Drachm

Obv: Bearded bust facing left, wearing a diadem tiara with an anchor on it. Pellet and crescent above an anchor to the right.
Rev: Radiate and draped bust of Artemis right. Greek legend around bust

Weight: 3.5 grams

van't Haaff 16.1.1-1
de Morgan 23 (Orodes I)
Sear GIC 5892
BMC 28 254 16ff
2 commentsHoward Cole
O1Art5.jpg
Orodes III, AE Drachm34 viewsOrodes III, 2nd Century A.D., AE Drachm

Obv: Bearded bust facing left, wearing a diadem tiara with an anchor on it. Pellet and crescent above an anchor to the right.
Rev: Unrecognizable (maybe bust of Belos left?}

Weight: 3.5 grams

van't Haaff 16.2.1-2?
Howard Cole
O1anchor9.jpg
Orodes III, AE Drachm41 viewsOrodes III, 2nd Century A.D., AE Drachm

Obv: Bearded bust facing left, wearing a diadem tiara with an anchor on it. Pellet and crescent above an anchor to the right.
Rev: Anchor in a field of dashes

van't Haaff 16.3.2-1A
de Morgan 27 (Orodes I)
Sear GIC 5895
BMC 28 258 49ff
Howard Cole
IMGP3688Orod3tdrcombo.jpg
Orodes III. 6 - 8 AD48 viewsAR tdr., 14,58gr, 27,25mm; Sellwood 59.1, Shore 327, Sunrise 405;
mint: Seleukia; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/4-strand diadem and 3 ribbons; medium-long hair in 3 waves, lock on temple, mustache, long tapered beard; 4-turn necklace; cuirass w/star on chest; dotted border 8 to 10h;
rev.: king, left, on throne, w/bow in right hand and spear or staff in left; 7-line legend: (B)ACIΛCΩ(C) BACIΛCΩ(N) APCAK(OY) CVCPΓCTOV (Δ)IKAIO(V) (the bottom line to be read rom the inside), (CΠI)ΦΛNOY(C) (ΦIΛCΛΛHNOΣ off flan); the year ZIT (5 AD) and the month off flan;

ex: New York Sale XXXIV (2015), # 306, (Baldwin’s), ex: The David Sellwood Collection
2 commentsSchatz
Van__t_Haaff_17_1_1_2a_Orodes_IV_drachm.jpg
Orodes IV38 viewsAE drachm, c. 2nd half of 2nd century AD
Van’t Haaff 17.1.1-2a (this coin)

Ex-Van't Haaff Collection
Robert L3
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Orodes IV38 viewsAE drachm, c. 2nd half of 2nd century AD
Van’t Haaff 17.1.1-1c
1 commentsRobert L3
Van__t_Haaff_type_17_2_bOrodes_IV_drachm.jpg
Orodes IV35 viewsAE drachm, second half of 2nd century AD
Van't Haaff type 17.2
1 commentsRobert L3
OrodesIVUlfan2.jpg
Orodes IV, AE Drachm48 viewsOrodes IV and Ulfan, c. 2nd half of 2nd Century A.D, AE Drachm

Obv: Bust facing left with a pointed beard. Double diadem, necklace and earrings, hair divided into tufts, one at top of head and at the side of the head. Legend in mixture Chaldeo-Pahlavi and Pahlavi-Sasanid writing to the left.
Rev: Draped bust of Ulfan, left, wearing necklace and long braid of hair. Legend in front of bust.

Weight: 3.8 grams
Die axis 12 o'clock

van't Haaff 17.1.1-1
de Morgan 52
Sear GIC 5912
Alram 488
BMC 28 281 13 (listed under Orodes III)
Howard Cole
OrodesIVUlfan.jpg
Orodes IV, AE Drachm34 viewsOrodes IV and Ulfan, c. 2nd half of 2nd Century A.D, AE Drachm

Obv: Bust facing left with a pointed beard. Double diadem, necklace and earrings, hair divided into tufts, one at top of head and at the side of the head. Anchor to left of bust.
Rev: Draped bust of Ulfan, left, wearing necklace and long braid of hair. Legend in front of bust.

Weight: 2.8 grams
Die axis 1 o'clock

van't Haaff 17.1.1-2
de Morgan 53
Sear GIC 5913
Alram 489
BMX 28 281 12 (listed under Orodes III)
Howard Cole
OrodesIVArt2.jpg
Orodes IV, AE Drachm30 viewsOrodes IV, c. 2nd half of 2nd Century A.D, AE Drachm

Obv: Bust of Orodes facing, wearing a pointed beard and heavy mustache. Hair divided into three tufts, two on the sides and one on top of the head.
Rev: Bust of Artemis left, wearing necklace of large beads, hair falling on forehead, and the head adorned with a low tiara covered with beads. Anchor, with one bar, to the right of the bust

van't Haaff 17.2.1-1
de Morgan 54
Sear GIC 5914
BMC 28 280 2ff (listed under Orodes III)
Mitchiner ACW 724 (listed as Prince C)
Howard Cole
OrodesIVArt1.jpg
Orodes IV, AE Drachm33 viewsOrodes IV, c. 2nd half of 2nd Century A.D, AE Drachm

Obv: Facing bust of Orodes, wearing a pointed beard and heavy mustache, hair divided into three tufts, two on each side and one on top of the head.
Rev: Bust of Artemis left, wearing necklace of large beads, hair falling on forehead, and the head adorned with a tiara covered with beads. In the field to the right an anchor, with one cross bar.

Weight: 2.8 grams
Die axis 1 o'clock

van't Haaff 17.2.1-1
de Morgan 54
Sear GIC 5914
BMC 28 280 2ff (listed under Orodes III)
Mitchiner ACW 724 (listed as Prince C)
Howard Cole
OrodesIVArt.jpg
Orodes IV, AE Drachm47 viewsOrodes IV, c. 2nd half of 2nd Century A.D, AE Drachm

Obv: Facing bust of Orodes, wearing a pointed beard and heavy mustache, hair divided into three tufts, two on each side and one on top of the head.
Rev: Bust of Artemis left, wearing necklace of large beads, hair falling on forehead, and the head adorned with a tiara covered with beads. In the field to the right an anchor, with one cross bar.

van't Haaff 17.2.1-1
de Morgan 54
Sear GIC 5914
BMC 28 280 2ff (listed under Orodes III)
Mitchiner ACW 724 (listed as Prince C)
1 commentsHoward Cole
OrodesIVanchor1.jpg
Orodes IV, AE Drachm34 viewsOrodes IV, c. 2nd half of 2nd Century A.D., AE Drachm

Obv: Facing bust of Orodes, wearing a pointed beard and heavy mustache, hair divided into three tufts, two on each side and one on top of the head.
Rev: Anchor, flanked by two dotted crescents, all within upward crossed cornucopias.

Weight: 3.2 grams
Die axis 2 o'clock

van't Haaff 1-2A
de Morgan 55
Sear GIC 5915
BMC 28 280 1 (listed under Orodes III)
Howard Cole
OrodesIVanchor.jpg
Orodes IV, AE Drachm52 viewsOrodes IV, c. 2nd half of 2nd Century A.D, AE Drachm

Obv: Facing bust of Orodes, wearing a pointed beard and heavy mustache, hair divided into three tufts, two on each side and one on top of the head.
Rev: Anchor, flanked by two dotted crescents, all within upward crossed cornucopias.

Weight: 2.9 grams
Die axis 11 o'clock

van't Haaf 17.3.1-2A
de Morgan 55
Sear GIC 5915
BMC 28 280 1 (listed under Orodes III)
1 commentsHoward Cole
t_Haaff_18_1_1-2B_Orodes_V_drachm.jpg
Orodes V65 viewsAE drachm, late 2nd to early 3rd century AD
Van't Haaff 18.1.1-2B
2 commentsRobert L3
OrodesVArt57c.jpg
Orodes V, Drachm57 viewsOrodes V, End 2nd to early 3rd Centuries A.D., AE Drachm

Obv: Bust of Orodes left wearing long beard divided into two points. Tuft of hair on top of head. Double diadem with ties falling on the back.
Rev: Bust of Artemis left. Head adorned with a tiara surmounted by a row of beads. Anchor in left field.

Weight: 2.8 grams
Die axis 1 o'clock

van't Haaff 18.1.1-2A
de Morgan 57
Sear GIC 5917
BMC 28 282 6ff (listed for Orodes IV)
Howard Cole
OrodesVArt57b.jpg
Orodes V, Drachm108 viewsOrodes V, End 2nd to early 3rd Centuries A.D., AE Drachm

Obv: Bust of Orodes left wearing long beard divided into two points. Tuft of hair on top of head. Double diadem with ties falling on the back.
Rev: Bust of Artemis left. Head adorned with a tiara surmounted by a row of beads. Anchor in left field.

van't Haaff 18.1.1-2B
de Morgan 57
Sear GIC 5917
BMC 28 282 6ff (listed for Orodes IV)
1 commentsHoward Cole
OrodesVArt57a.jpg
Orodes V, Drachm82 viewsOrodes V, End 2nd to early 3rd Centuries A.D., AE Drachm

Obv: Bust of Orodes left wearing long beard divided into two points. Tuft of hair on top of head. Double diadem with ties falling on the back.
Rev: Bust of Artemis left. Head adorned with a tiara surmounted by a row of beads. Anchor in left field.

Weight: 1.9 grams
Die axis 2 o'clock

van't Haaff 18.1.1-2A
de Morgan 57
Sear GIC 5917
BMC 28 282 6ff (listed for Orodes IV)
Howard Cole
PARTHIA_ORODES_I_DRACHM.jpg
PARTHIA - Orodes I26 viewsPARTHIA - Orodes I (90-80 B.C.) AR drachm – 19mm., Rhagae mint. Obv.: Bearded bust left, wearing tiara with eight-pointed star; pellet ended torque; circular border of pellets. Rev.: Beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; no border. ΒΑΣΙΛΕ2Σ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡ−ΣΑΚΟΥ ΑΥΤΟΚΡΑΤΟΡΟΣ ΦΙΛΟΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ. Reference: Sellwood 31.6. Ex-Ardatirion collection.dpaul7
Orodes_I_or_Mithradates_III_FORVM.jpg
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)30 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
Orodes_II_FORVM_copy.jpg
Parthia - Orodes II (57-38 BCE) 10 viewsMetal/Size: AR 20; Weight: 3.8 grams; Denomination: Drachm; Date: 57-38 BCE; Mint: Rhaga; Obverse: Bust left with short beard wearing diadem and hippocamp or griffin-ended torque; star before, crescent behind head; wart visible on forehead; hair just below jaw-line in five waves; circular border of pellets. Reverse: Beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; behind archer, anchor (A48v); below bow, monogram [?]; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ. Reference: Sellwood #48.10.museumguy
Orodes_II_FORVM_II.jpg
Parthia - Orodes II (57-38 BCE) 12 viewsMetal/Size: AR 19; Weight: 3.9 grams; Denomination: Drachm; Mint: Mithradatkart; Date: 57-38 BCE; Obverse: Short-bearded bust left wearing diadem and pellet-ended torque, star before and crescent behind; wart is visible on forehead; circular border of pellets. Reverse: Archer seated right, holding bow; anchor behind, monogram before. Reference: Sellwood #47.31.museumguy
Orodes_II_FORVM.jpg
Parthia - Orodes II (57-38 BCE) 15 viewsMetal/Size: AR 20; Weight: 3.89 grams; Denomination: Drachm; Mint: Ecbatana; Date: 57-38 BCE. Bust left with short beard wearing diadem and hippocamp or griffin-ended torque; star before, crescent above star behind; wart visible on forehead; hair just below jaw-line in five waves. Reverse: Beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; behind archer, anchor (A48i); below bow, monogram [~]; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ ("King of Kings Arsacid, Beneficent, Just, Illustriously born, Lover of Greece"). References: Sellwood #48.6; Shore #258.museumguy
Orodes_II_FORVM_copy_3.jpg
Parthia - Orodes II (57-38 BCE)21 viewsMetal/Size: AR19; Weight: 4.03 grams; Mint: Mithradatkart; Denomination: Drachm; Date: 57-38 BCE; Obverse: Diademed bust of Orodes left, wearing torque ending in pellet. He exhibits short beard on weak chin. Hair is medium length in five waves; circular border of pellets. Reverse: Beardless archer (Arsaces) wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; Mithradatkart monogram below; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ ("King of Kings Arsacid, Beneficent, Just, Illustriously born, Lover of Greece"). References: Sellwood #45.14; Shore #225.1 commentsmuseumguy
Orodes_II_(2).jpg
Parthia - Orodes II (57-38 BCE)14 viewsMetal/Size: AR20; Weight: 3.97 grams; Mint: Ecbatana; Denomination: Drachm; Date: 57-38 BCE; Obverse: Diademed bust of king left, wearing torque with no upper end, short beard, hair in five waves, diadem-beads around upper perimeter. Reverse: Beardless archer (Arsaces) wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; Ecbatana monogram below; seven-line Greek inscription References: Sellwood #45.10; Sunrise #366v.museumguy
Orodes_II_(3).jpg
Parthia - Orodes II (57-38 BCE)8 viewsMetal/Size: AE 14; Weight: 1.5 grams; Denomination: Chalkous; Date: 57-38 BCE; Mint: Mithradatkart; Obverse: Bust left with pointed beard and wavy hair, wearing diadem, circular border of pellets. Reverse: Arsacid symbol and monogram at right; no border. Reference: Sellwood #47.46.museumguy
Orodes_II.jpg
Parthia - Orodes II (57-38 BCE)7 viewsMetal/Size: AR22; Weight: 3.98 grams; Mint: Margiane; Denomination: Drachm; Date: 57-38 BCE; Obverse: Diademed bust of Orodes left, wearing torque with no upper end, moustache, short beard, diadem joined at the ends, hair falls in four waves. Reverse: Archer (Arsaces) seated right on throne, holding bow - monogram of Margiana below bow. References: Sellwood #46.13; Sunrise #361-366v.museumguy
Orodes_II~0.jpg
Parthia - Orodes II (57-38 BCE)11 viewsMetal/Size: AR19; Weight: 4.0 grams; Mint: Ecbatana; Denomination: Drachm; Date: 57-38 BCE; Obverse: Bust left, beard pointed, wart on forehead, torque ends in sea-horse, behind crescent above star, in front star-beads across top, diadem with two/three ribbons, hair in five rows. Reverse: Archer (Arsakes) seated right holding bow, anchor IV in Sellwood, legend ii in Sellwood, below bow A with bar across top, symbol of Ecbatana. References: Sellwood #48.9.museumguy
Orodes_II~1.jpg
Parthia - Orodes II (57-38 BCE)8 viewsMetal/Size: AR20; Weight: 3.9 grams; Mint: Ecbatana; Denomination: Drachm; Date: 57-38 BCE; Obverse: Diademed and cuirassed bust left, with short beard. Torque ends in sea-horse. Wart evident on far head. Two stars and crescent frame bust. Face, mostly seen in nose and chin is very angular. Reverse: Archer seated right on throne, holding bow, monogram beneath; above, ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ on right ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩN on right , APΣAKOV in exergue, EVEPΓETOV / ΔΙΚΑΙΟY on left, ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟVΣ / ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ. Anchor #3 in Sellwood appears to be closest. References: Sellwood #48.8.museumguy
Orodes_II_Camel.jpg
Parthia - Orodes II (57-38 BCE)16 viewsMetal/Size: AE12; Weight: 3.0 grams; Mint: Unknown; Denomination: Chalkous; Date: 57-38 BCE; Obverse: Short-bearded bust left wearing diadem and pellet-ended torque; circular border of pellets; hair in 4/5 rows, wart present on brow. Reverse: Double-humped camel sitting right; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ (("King of Kings Arsaces, Beneficent, Just, Illustriously born, Lover of Greece"). References: Sellwood #45 variant.1 commentsmuseumguy
Van__t_Haaff_12_3_1_1_1B_e_Kamnaskires-Orodes_drachm~0.jpg
Parthia, Elymais, Kamnaskires-Orodes64 viewsAE drachm
Early to mid 2nd Century AD
15 mm., 3.68 gm.
Obv: Facing bust with large hair tufts at both sides, one crossbar on anchor, small symbol between bust and anchor
Rev: Dashes
Van’t Haaff 12.3.1-1B.e (this coin, page 101 of the “Catalogue of Elymaean Coinage” by P.A. van’t Haaff, published by CNG, Inc., 2007)
Ex-Van’t Haaff Collection
Robert L3
Van__t_Haaff_17_1_1_2a_Orodes_IV_drachm~0.jpg
Parthia, Elymais, Orodes IV88 viewsSecond half of 2nd Century AD
12 mm., 2.60 gm.
Obv: Bust left, hair tuft at top and at back, anchor in left field
Rev: Female bust to left, hair tuft falling at back right
Van’t Haaff 17.1.1-2a (this coin, page 140 of the “Catalogue of Elymaean Coinage” by P.A. van’t Haaff, published by CNG, Inc., 2007)
Ex-Van’t Haaff Collection
Robert L3
Parthia_MithridatesIII_Sellwood35_1.jpg
Parthia, Mithridates III12 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
Orodes-I__(90-77_BC),_AR-Drachm,_Sellwood_31-6-,_Q-001,_0h,_18,3-20mm,_4,05g-s.jpg
Parthia, Orodes I. (90-77 B.C.), AR-Drachm, Sellwood 31-6 (???), Archer right on throne, #271 viewsParthia, Orodes I. (90-77 B.C.), AR-Drachm, Sellwood 31-6 (???), Archer right on throne, #2
avers: King head, left, w/tiara (3 rows of pellets, eight-point star as side decoration, long ear flap) and diadem w/ribbon, mustache, short beard; earring(???), cuirass, dotted border 8 to 14h.
reverse: Archer, right, on the throne, w/bow in the right hand. 7-line legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ/ MEΓAΛoY/ APΣAKoY /AVToKPAToPoΣ /ΦIΛoΠAToPoΣ /EΠIΦANoYΣ /ΦIΛEΛΛΗNoΣ, exergual line.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 18,3-20,0mm, weight: 4,05g, axes: 0h,
mint: Ekbatana (???), date: (???) B.C., ref: Sellwood 31-6, (???)
Q-002
2 commentsquadrans
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Parthia, Orodes I. (90-77 B.C.), AR-Drachm, Sellwood_31-6 (???), Archer right on throne, #1154 viewsParthia, Orodes I. (90-77 B.C.), AR-Drachm, Sellwood_31-6 (???), Archer right on throne, #1
avers: King head, left, w/tiara (3 rows of pellets, eight-point star as side decoration, long ear flap) and diadem w/ribbon, mustache, short beard; earring(???), cuirass, dotted border 8 to 14h.
revers: Archer, right, on throne, w/bow in right hand. 7-line legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ/ MEΓAΛoY/ APΣAKoY /AVToKPAToPoΣ /ΦIΛoΠAToPoΣ /EΠIΦANoYΣ /ΦIΛEΛΛΗNoΣ, exergual line.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 19,4-21,3mm, weight: 3,91g, axes: 0h,
mint: Ekbatana (???), date: (???) B.C., ref: Sellwood_31-6, (???)
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans
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PARTHIA, Orodes II37 viewsRhagai mint. Diademed and draped bust left, wearing torque ending in pellet / BΛCIΛEΩC/BΛKIΛEΩH ΛP CΛKOY EVEPΓETOV/ΔIKΛ• •Y EΠIΦΛNOYΣ/ΦIΛEΛΛNI• •C (sic), archer (Arsakes I) seated right on throne, holding bow; ΓP monogram below bow; quadrate Cs in legend. Sellwood 45.12; cf. Shore 224 (for type); Sunrise –.

Published in "An Introduction to the Coinage of Parthia" (1971) by David Sellwood. Plate number 5, identified as 45/10.
ThatParthianGuy
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Parthia, Persia, Orodes II king of Parthia (55/54–37/36 BC) 15 viewsOrodes II (57-38 B.C.)
AE Tetrachalkous 3.66g 20mm (PDC 6465)
Mint: Ecbatana
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem and pellet-ended torque, crescent behind; (usually) no wart visible on forehead; circular border of pellets
Rev: Tyche walking right holding wreath in extended right hand; below wreath, monogram [~]; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ Coin #656
cars100
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Parthia. Orodes II (57-38 B.C.)23 viewsAR Drachm, Nisa mint, 18 mm.

Sear 7442, Sellwood Type 46_, Shore 233 var. (per dealer's attribution)

Obv: Short-bearded bust left wearing diadem and pellet-ended torque, crescent behind; wart not visible on forehead; circular border of pellets cannot be confirmed.

Rev: Beardless archer (Arsakes I) wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; _______ behind archer; NI below bow [mintmark]; no border; seven-line Greek inscription (ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ [above] ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ [to right] ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ [below] ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ [to left]) (= Of the King of Kings, Arsakes [founder of the Arsacid Dynasty] ...).

Orodes was a son of Phraates III, whom he murdered in 57 B.C., with the assistance of his brother Mithridates III. In the power struggle that ensued, Mithridates allied himself with Rome, but was captured and slain in 54 B.C. In 53 B.C., Marcus Licinius Crassus invaded Parthia in belated support of Mithridates, but was defeated at the Battle of Carrhae and killed. His severed head was presented to Orodes II during a performance of Euripides' tragedy, The Bacchae, where it was used as a prop, carried by one of the actors in the play.
Stkp
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PARTHIA/PERSIA, Autonomous Coinage, Elymais, Orodes I, AE Drachm106 viewsObv: Bust of Orodes I left, with long beard, wearing diad. tiara ornamented with anchor; behind pellet within crescent over anchor
Rev: Bust of Artemis right, wearing kalathos. Retrograde Greek legend
Struck first half of 2nd Century A.D. at Elymais
GICV 5892
Note: Elymais was a small kingdom occupying the hilly region between Babylonia and Persis, maintaining a quasi-independence of its powerful neighbor, the Arsacid Kingdom of Parthia. With the fall of the Arsacids, however, Elymais was conquered by Ardashir and became a province of that prince's new Sassanian Empire. Very little is known of the history and chronology of this kingdom other than the information yielded by the coins themselves. (taken from Sear's GREEK IMPERIAL COINS AND THEIR VALUES)
1 commentsJericho
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PARTHIA/PERSIA, Kingdom of Elymais, Kamnaskires-Orodes, Early - Mid 2nd Century A.D., Bronze Drachm18 viewsGB87423. Bronze drachm, vant Haaff 12.3.1-2A2, e.; SGICV 5910 (Kamnaskires-Orodes III), BMC Arabia p. 268, 74 ff. (Kamnaskires), VF, dark patina with highlighting earthen deposits, weight 3.610g, maximum diameter 16.2mm, die axis 0o, obverse long bearded cuirassed bust facing, large tufts of upward-oriented hair at sides, wearing diademed tiara; to right, pellet inside crescent above anchor; reverse irregular dashesJoe Sermarini
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PARTHIA/PERSIA, Kingdom of Elymais, Kamnaskires-Orodes, Mid 2nd Century A.D., Bronze Drachm16 viewsGB14570. Bronze drachm, vant Haaff 12.3.1-2A; SGICV 5910 (Kamnaskires-Orodes III); BMC Arabia 28 p. 268, 71 ff. (Orodes II), VF, weight 3.397g, maximum diameter 14.9mm, obverse long bearded diademed bust facing, bunches of hair at sides and on top; to right, pellet inside crescent above anchor with double crossbar; reverse irregular dashesJoe Sermarini
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PARTHIA/PERSIA, Kingdom of Elymais, Orodes III, 2nd Century A.D., Bronze Drachm22 viewsGB87421. Bronze drachm, vant Haaff 16.4.2-1A, b.; SGICV 5906 ff.; BMC Arabia p. 276, 44, VF, dark blue-green patina with highlighting buff earthen deposits, edge cracks, weight 3.259g, maximum diameter 15.2mm, die axis 0o, 2nd Century A.D.; obverse long bearded bust left wearing tiara ornamented with anchor; to right, pellet inside crescent above anchor with one crossbar; reverse parallel dashesJoe Sermarini
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PARTHIA/PERSIA, Orodes I (90-80 BC), AR Drachm30 viewsOrodes I (90-80 B.C.)
AR Drachm

Obv: bearded bust left wearing tiara with six-pointed star; pellet ended torque; circular border of pellets

Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡ−ΣΑΚΟΥ ΑΥΤΟΚΡΑΤΟΡΟΣ ΦΙΛΟΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ

Ref: Sellwood 31.6 variant (tiara 6-point star) ?
Sylvianus
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PARTHIA/PERSIA, Orodes II (c. 57 - 38 B.C.), AE Dichalkos9 viewsWeight: 3,36 g
Size: 13 mm
Condition: VF/VF
Minted in Mithradatkart
Obv: Short bearded bust left, crescent behind and star in front.
Rev: Stag standing right.
Ref: Sellwood 47.38 ; Unlisted Shore
Rarity: Common
Value: 50
Jorge C
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PARTHIA/PERSIA, Orodes II (c. 57 - 38 B.C.), AR Drachm12 viewsWeight: 4.37 g | Size: 18 mm | Minted in Mithradatkart
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem and torque with no upper end visible; circular border of
pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; below
bow,
monogram [ΑΤ]; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ
ΦΙΛΟΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ
ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Ref: Sellwood 43.1; Shore 214
Rarity: Common
Originally uploaded by Jorge C
*Alex
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PARTHIA/PERSIA, Orodes II., 57 - 38 BC51 viewsAR dr., 3,89gr, 19,8mm; Sellwood 45.19, Shore 229var., Sunrise - ;
mint: Susa; axis: 13h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/broad diadem, knot and 2 or 3 ribbons; medium-long hair in 4 waves, mustache, short beard in 3 rows of curls; multi-turn torque w/ single pellet finial; cuirass;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one hand, x above and monogram and dot below; 7-line legend: ΒΛCIΛΕΩC BΛCΙΛΕΩΝ ΛΡCΛKoV EVEPΓEToV ΔIKΛIoV EΠIΦΛNoVC ΦIΛEΛΛHN(o)C; almost uncirculated;
one of the most beautiful Parthian portraits of a young king.
1 commentsSchatz
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PARTHIA/PERSIA, Unknown King, 80 - 70 BC 86 viewsAR tdr., 15,85gr, 29,5mm; Sellwood 30.7, Shore 130 (Orodes I.), Sunrise 313 (Arsakes XVI.);
mint; Seleukia, axis: 13h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem, knot and 2 broad ribbons; hair medium long in 4 waves; mustache w/turned-up ends, short beard; torque w/single pellet finial; cuirass; complete dotted border;
rev.: archer, right, w/bow in right hand; above bow a monogram consisting of K in a circle; 7-line legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛOV APΣAKOV (Θ)EOΠATOPOΣ EVERΓETOV EΠIΦANOVΣ ΦIΛEΛΛΗNOΣ; exergual line.

3 commentsSchatz
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Parthian Empire - Orodes I AR drachm, Rhagae mint, 90-80 BC33 viewsOrodes I
Parthian Kingdom
AR drachm – 19mm
Rhagae, 90-80 BC
bearded bust left wearing tiara with eight-pointed star; pellet ended torque; circular border of pellets
beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; no border
ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡ−ΣΑΚΟΥ ΑΥΤΟΚΡΑΤΟΡΟΣ ΦΙΛΟΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Sellwood 31.6
Ardatirion
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Parthian Empire - Orodes II18 viewsParthian Empire - Orodes II (57-28 BC) AE dichalkous – 14mm. Ecbatana mint, 57-38 BC. Obv.: Short-bearded bust left wearing diadem and pellet-ended torque; circular border of pellets. Rev.: Fort with two tall and two short towers; above left; no border. Legend: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ Reference: Sellwood 45.40. Ex Ardatirion collection.dpaul7
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Parthian Empire - Orodes II AE dichalkous, Ecbatana, 57-38 BC35 viewsOrodes II
Parthian Empire
AE dichalkous – 14mm
Ecbatana, 57-38 BC
short-bearded bust left wearing diadem and pellet-ended torque; circular border of pellets
fort with two tall and two short towers; above left; no border
Sellwood 45.40
Ardatirion
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Parthian Empire: Orodes II (57-38 BCE) AE Tetrachalkous, Mithradatkart (Sellwood-45.37)13 viewsObv: Short-bearded bust left wearing diadem and pellet-ended torque; circular border of pellets
Rev: Nike walking right; in front, monogram; no border; seven-line Greek inscription - ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Quant.Geek
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Parthian Empire: Orodes II (57-38 BCE) AR Drachm, Rhagai (Sunrise-382)19 viewsObv: Diademed bust left, wart on forehead, close-cropped beard, cervical torque ending in sea horse, star before, crescent over star behind
Rev: Diademed archer enthroned right, examining bow, anchor behind

1 commentsSpongeBob
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Parthian- Orodes35 viewsOrodes II or Phraates IV

It does seem to resemble coins of Orodes II, Phraates IV or thereabouts; they issued a chalkous of similar size; and the reverse seems a good chance.

King Orodes II of Parthia (also called Hyrodes) ruled the Parthian Empire from 57 to 38 BC. He was the son of Phraates III, whom he murdered in 57 BC, assisted by his brother Mithridates

Size: 10 mm

I don't collect this series, but a look at www.parthia.com gives more information.
John Schou
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Phraates III9 viewsarash p
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Phraates IV (38-2 B.C.)10 viewsSear 7472, Sellwood 52.10, Shore 276-278

AR Drachm, Ekbatana mint, 3.54 g., 17.69 mm. max., 0°

Obv: Bare headed bust with medium-long hair in five waves wearing broad three-layered diadem and three ribbons, moustache, long beard bent back at the tip and wart on forehead facing left, eagle offering diadem in upper right field.

Rev: Beardless archer (Arsakes I) wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; monogram 26 below bow [mintmark ?]; seven-line Greek inscription: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ / ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ (above) ΑΡΣΑΚ[ΟΥ] (to right) ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ / ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ (below) ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝ[ΟΣ] (to left) (= Of the King of Kings, Arsakes [founder of the Arsacid Dynasty]).

Son of Orodes II, Phraates was appointed successor to the throne in 37 B.C., after the death of his brother Pacorus I. He soon murdered his father and all his thirty brothers.
Stkp
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Sinatrukes, 77 - 70 BC13 viewsAR dr., 3,81gr, 20,5mm; Sellwood 34.2var. (erased fleur de lys), Shore --, Sunrise 309 (Orodes I. 80-75 BC);
mint: Ekbatana, axis: 12h;
obv.: head, left, w/tiara (3 rows of pellets, row of double pellets on stalks on crest, long ear flaps) and diadem w/knot and 2 broad ribbons; mustache, medium-long beard; earring, multi-turn torque w/single pellet finial; cuirass; anchor symbol in right field; dotted border 8 to 16h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in right hand; short empty right sleeve; 6-line legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ (ME)ΓAΛoV APΣAKoV EVEPΓEToV (to be read from the inside) EΠIΦANoVΣ ΦIΛEΛΛΗNoΣ; exergual line;

ex: CNG eAuction 155.
Schatz
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Unknown King, 80 - 70 BC10 viewsAR dr., 4,10gr, 20,65mm; Sellwood 30.21, Shore 141 (Orodes I.), Sunrise 316 (Arsakes XVI. 78/7-62/1);
mint: Margiane, axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem, knot and 2 ribbons; medium-long hair in 4 waves, mustache, short beard; torque w/single pellet finial; cuirass; complete bust; dotted border 13 to 17h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in right hand; 6-line legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ MΛPΓIΛNΗ MEΓΛΛoV ΛPΣΛKoV ΘEoΠΛToPoΣ EVEPΓET(oV);

Schatz
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Unknown King, 80 - 70 BC92 viewsAR tdr., 15,85gr, 29,5mm; Sellwood 30.7, Shore 130 (Orodes I.), Sunrise 313 (Arsakes XVI.);
mint; Seleukia, axis: 13h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem, knot and 2 broad ribbons; hair medium long in 4 waves; mustache w/turned-up ends, short beard; torque w/single pellet finial; cuirass; complete dotted border;
rev.: archer, right, w/bow in right hand; above bow a monogram consisting of K in a circle; 7-line legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛOV APΣAKOV (Θ)EOΠATOPOΣ EVERΓETOV EΠIΦANOVΣ ΦIΛEΛΛΗNOΣ; exergual line.
2 commentsSchatz
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Unknown King, 80 - 70 BC16 viewsAR dr., 4,18gr, 21mm; Sellwood 30.28, Shore 144 (Orodes I.), Sunrise 316 (Arsakes XVI., 78/7-62/1);
mint: traveling mint axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/broad diadem. knot and broad ribbon closed at end; medium-long hair, mustache, short beard; multi-turn torque w/single pellet finial; cuirass; complete bust; dotted border 10 to 17h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in right hand; 6-line legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ KATAΣTPATEIA MEΓAΛoV APΣAKoV ΘEoΠAToPoΣ EVEPΓEToV;
Schatz
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Unknown King, 80 - 70 BC21 viewsAR dr., 4,02gr, 20,1mm; Sellwood 30.22, Shore 142 (Orodes I.), Sunrise 316 (Arsakes XVI. 78/7-62/1);
mint: Traxiane, axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/broad diadem, 2 knots and 2 ribbons; medium-long hair in 4 waves, mustache, short beard; multi-turn torque w/single pellet finial; complete bust;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in right hand; 6-line legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ TPAΞIANΗ MEΓAΛoV APΣAKoV θEoΠAToPoΣ EVEPΓEToV; exergual line;

ex: CNG eAuction 229.
Schatz
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Unknown King, 80 - 70 BC20 viewsAR dr., 4,20gr, 19,2mm; Sellwood 30.26, Shore 139 (Orodes I. 90-77 BC), Sunrise --;
mint: Ekbatana, axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/broad diadem, knot and 2 ribbons; medium-long hair in 4 waves, short beard; torque w/single pellet finial; cuirass; complete bust; dotted border 11:30 to 13h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in right hand; 5-line legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ (M)EΓAΛoY MAo retrograde KAΣo oEoΠAToPoΣ EVEPΓEToV; exergual line;

ex: W. Derfler, Germany: ex: B. Peus Auktion 376 (Oct. 2003), #639.
Schatz
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Unknown King, 80 - 70 BC13 viewsAR dr., 3,95gr, 20,6mm; Sellwood 30.20, Shore 138 (Orodes I. 90-77 BC), Sunrise --;
mint: Margiane? , axis: 12h;
obv.: bare headed, left, w/double diadem, 2 knots and 2 ribbons; medium-long hair in 4 waves, mustache, short beard; multi-turn torque w/single pellet finial; cuirass;
rev.: archer, right, on 3-legged throne, w/bow; 5-line legend: (BΛ)ΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓΛΛoV (ΛP)ΣΛE(sic)oV (to be read from the inside) ΘEoΠΛToPoΣ EVEPΓEToV (both also to be read from the inside); exergual line;

ex: H. Hass, Germany.
Schatz
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Unknown King, 80 - 70 BC15 viewsAR dr., 3,86gr, 20mm; Sellwood 30.16, Shore 133 (Orodes I. 90-77BC), Sunrise: --;
mint: Rhagai ?, axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/broad diadem, knot and 2 ribbons; medium-long hair in limp waves, mustache, short beard; multi-turn torque w/single pellet finial; cuirass w/letters (?) CV on chest; dotted border 6:30 to 13h; complete bust, but heavily tooled;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one hand; 5-line legend: BΛΣIΛEΩ(Σ) MEΓΛΛ(o)V ΛPZΛKoV (to be read from the inside) ΘEoΠΛToPo(Σ) (E)VEPΓEToV; short exergual line;

ex: The New York Sale XXXIV (Baldwin) The David Sellwood Collection.
Schatz
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Unknown King, 80 - 70 BC15 viewsAR dr., 4,40gr, 19,9mm; Sellwood 30.16, Shore 133-35 (Orodes I. 90-77BC), Sunrise --;
mint: Rhagai, axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/broad diadem, knot and 2 ribbons; medium-long hair in 7 waves, mustache, medium-long beard; multi-turn torque w/single pellet finial; cuirass; dotted border 10 to 17h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in both (?) hands; 5-line legend using dots to form letters: BAΣIΛEΩ(Σ) MEΓAΛoV APΣAKoV ΘEoΠAToPoΣ EVEPΓEToV; long exergual line;

ex: H. Hass, Germany.
Schatz
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Unknown King, 80 - 70 BC13 viewsAR dr., 3,88gr, 19,7mm; Sellwood 30.14, Shore 131 (Orodes I. 90-77 BC), Sunrise --;
mint: Ekbatana, axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem, knot and 2 ribbons; medium-long hair in 3 waves, mustache, short beard; multi-turn torque w/single pellet finial; cuirass; dotted border 10 to 14h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in right hand; 5-line legend: BAΣIΛE(ΩΣ) (ME)ΓAΛoY APΣAKoY ΘEoΠAToPoΣ EYEPΓEToY, exergual line;
Schatz
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Unknown King, 80 - 70 BC11 viewsAR dr., 4,02gr, 21,3mm; Sellwood 30.16, Shore 134 (Orodes I. 90-77 BC), Sunrise --;
mint: Rhagai, axis: 12h;
obv: bare-headed, left, w/diadem, knot and 2 ribbons; medium-long hair in 3 waves, mustache, short beard; multi-turn torque w/single pellet finial; cuirass; dotted border 8 to 16h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in right hand; 5-line legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ M(EΓ)AΛoV APΣAK(oV) ΘE(o)ΠAToPoΣ EVEPΓETo(V); short exergual line;

ex: CNG eAuction 256.
Schatz
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Unknown King, 80 - 70 BC16 viewsAR dr., 4,16gr, 19,6mm; Sellwood 30.16, Shore 133 (Orodes I. 90-77 BC), Sunrise --;
mint: Rhagai, axis: 12h; obv.: bare-headed, left, w/broad diadem, knot and 2 ribbons; medium-long hair in 3 waves, mustache, short beard; multi-turn torque w/ single pellet finial; cuirass; dotted border 9 to 16h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in right hand; 5-line legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛoY APΣAKoY ΘEoΠAToPoΣ EYEPΓEToY; short exergual line;

ex: Vienna Coin Show, VA.
Schatz
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Unknown King, 80-70 BC17 viewsAR dr., 4,07gr, 19,4mm; Sellwood 30.16, Shore 134 (Orodes I. 90-77BC), Sunrise --;
mint: Rhagai; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/broad diadem, knot and 2 ribbons; medium-long hair in 3 waves, mustache, short beard; multi-turn torque w/ single pellet finial; cuirass; dotted border 9 to 15h; unusual style of portrait, more typical of Eastern mints;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in both (?) hands; blundered 5-line legend; short exergual line;

ex: CNG eAuction 90, ex: Classical Numismatic Auctions XXI.
Schatz
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Unknown King, 80-70 BC24 viewsAR dr., 4,02gr, 20,4mm; Sellwood 30.15, Shore 136 (Orodes I. 90-77 BC), Sunrise --;
mint: Rhagai, axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem, knot and 2 ribbons; medium-long hair in 4 waves, mustache, short beard in 2 rows of curls; multi-turn torque w/single pellet finial and griffin finial; cuirass w/heavy studs; dotted border 7 to 15h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in right hand; 5-line legend: BΛΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓΛΛoV AIΞΛKoV ΘEoΠΛToPoΣ EVEPΓETo(V); exergual line;

ex: Vienna Coin Show, VA.
Schatz
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Unknown King, 80 - 70 BC8 views
AR dr., 3,95gr, 20,6mm; Sellwood 30.20, Shore 138 (Orodes I. 90-77 BC), Sunrise --;
mint: Margiane? , axis: 12h;
obv.: bare headed, left, w/double diadem, 2 knots and 2 ribbons; medium-long hair in 4 waves, mustache, short beard; multi-turn torque w/single pellet finial; cuirass;
rev.: archer, right, on 3-legged throne, w/bow; 5-line legend: (BΛ)ΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓΛΛoV (ΛP)ΣΛE(sic)oV (to be read from the inside) ΘEoΠΛToPoΣ EVEPΓEToV (both also to be read from the inside); exergual line;

ex: H. Hass, Germany.
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Unknown King, 80-70 BC8 viewsAr dr., 4,13gr, 17,6mm; Sellwood 30.16, Shore 133-135 (Orodes I, 90-77 BC), Sunrise --;
mint; Rhagai, axis: 13h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/broad diadem, knot and 2 ribbons; medium-long hair in 3 waves, mustache, short beard; multi-turn torque w/single pellet finial; cuirass; dotted border 8 to 12h; unusual portrait for S.30 series drachms;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in right hand; 3 visible lines of legend: APΣAKoV (Θ)EoΠAToPoΣ (EV)EPΓEToV; exergual line;
Schatz
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Unknown King, 80-70 BC5 views
AR dr., 4,07gr, 19,4mm; Sellwood 30.16, Shore 134 (Orodes I. 90-77BC), Sunrise --;
mint: Rhagai; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/broad diadem, knot and 2 ribbons; medium-long hair in 3 waves, mustache, short beard; multi-turn torque w/ single pellet finial; cuirass; dotted border 9 to 15h; unusual style of portrait, more typical of Eastern mints;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in both (?) hands; blundered 5-line legend; short exergual line;

ex: CNG eAuction 90, ex: Classical Numismatic Auctions XXI.
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Unknown Ruler, 80 - 70 BC14 viewsAR dr., 4,15gr, 19,8mm; Sellwood 30.16, Shore 135 (Orodes I. 90-77BC), Sunrise --;
mint: Rhagai, axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem, knot and 2 ribbons; medium-long hair in 3 waves, mustache, short beard; multi-turn torque w/double pellet finial; cuirass; complete bust; dotted border 13 to 14:30h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one hand; blundered 5-line legend;

ex: H. Hass, Germany.
Schatz
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Vologases III. 105 - 147 AD, AR drachm46 viewsVologases III. 105 - 147 AD, AR drachm, 3.76 g; 21 mm.
Av.: stylized bust of the king with long pointed beard left, earring visible.
Rv.: archer sitting right. Under the bow monogram (AΓT). Unreadable inscription in seven lines.
Sear (Greek Imperials) 5831; Sellwood 78.2; BMC 23. 186.66
about EF

Since Orodes II (ca. 57-38 BC) the revers inscription was taken over identically. The dies cutters' decreasing knowlege of Greek language led to increasingly blundered legends, until they were not eligible any more.
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