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

ex: CNG 64
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Dareios of Media Atropatene (?), ca. 70 BC103 viewsAR dr., 4,14gr, 20,1mm; Sellwood 35.7, Shore 165 (Phraates III.), Sunrise 330;
mint: Rhagai; axis: 12h
obv.: bare-headed, facing, w/broad diadem, 1 ribbon each between hair and bust; 2 puffy long hair tufts in 5 waves on either side of head, mustache, short beard; necklet w/center medallion; cuirass; dotted border 11 to 17h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one hand; monogram below bow; 7-line legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛOV APΣAKoV KAIΦAEΛΛHN(OΣ) EΠIΦANoΣ(last 2 lines to be read from the inside) Θ(EO)ΠAToPoΣ EVEPΓEToV; exergual line.

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Unknown King, 80 - 70 BC99 viewsAR tdr., 15,82gr., 28,2mm;
Sellw. 30.4, Sh --, Sunrise 312 (this coin)(Arsakes XVI., 78/77 - 62/61 BC);
mint: Seleukia, axis: 12H;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem, knot, and ribbon; medium-long hair in 4 waves, mustache, short beard; cuirass; dotted border 18:30 - 13h; young face;
rev: archer, right, on throne, w/bow; monogr. above bow; 7-line legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛOY APΣAKOY (ΘEO)ΠATOPOΣ (EY)EPΓETOY EΠIΦANOYΣ ΦIΛEΛΛHNO(Σ);

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

A Sunrise plate coin, also in: Parthia.com, and in: Parthika.fr, Les Différents Types.
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Unknown King, 80 - 70 BC93 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.
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Orodes II., 57 - 38 BC82 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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Mithradates II. 121- 91 BC74 viewsAR tdr., 15,5gr, 31,7mm; Sellwood 24.5, Shore 68, Sunrise 282;
mint: Seleukia, axis: 12h;
onv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem, knot and 2 broad ribbons; short cap-like hair, mustache, long trimmed beard; earring, multi-turn torque w/triple pellet finial; cuirass or tunic w/ornamental border; complete dotted border;
rev.: archer, right, on omphalos, w/bow in right hand, behind back compound monogram #9, 4-line legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛOY APΣAKOY EΠIΦANOYΣ palm branch in right field; exergual line;

ex: Pars Coins
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Mithradates II. 121- 91 BC 73 viewsAR tdr., 16,01gr, 29,9mm; Sellwood 23.2, Shore --, Sunrise 280 (Arsakes X., 122-121 BC);
mint: Seleukia, axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, right, w/diadem, knot and 2 ribbons; short cap-like hair in 5 waves, very short beard; earring, multi-turn torque; reel-and-pellet border 10 to 7h;
rev.: goddess (Demeter?) left, on throne, w/winged goddess offering diadem on outstretched right hand, cornucopia in left arm; 4-line legend in 2+2 format: BAΣIΛEΩΣ APΣAKOY EΠiΦANOYΣ (Φ)IΛEΛΛHNOΣ 2 symbols below exergual line: TV and composite monogram;

ex: David Sellwood Collection (The New York Sale XXXIV, Baldwin's).
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Arsakes I., 247-211 BC67 viewsAR dr., 4,24gr., 18mm; Sellwood 1.1, Shore 1, Sunrise 234;
mint: Mithradatkart, axis: 11h;
obv.: beardless bust, right, w/bashlyk, 2 ribbons in back, loose cap tie down the side of the neck; neck hair; earring;
rev.: archer, left, w/bow in right hand; two-line legend: APΣAKOY right, (A)VTOKPATORO(Y) left;

ex: David Sellwood Collection; Sellwood, The Coinage of Parthia, 1980, plate coin. (The New York Sale, Auction XXXIV, Baldwin's)
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Unknown King, 80 - 70 BC64 viewsAR tdr., 15,65gr, 29,2mm; Sellwood 30.2, Shore --, Sunrise 311 (Arsakes XVI. 78/77-62/1);
Mint: Seleukia, axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/ diadem, knot and 1 broad ribbon; mustache, medium-long hair in 3 waves; torque w/single pellet finial; cuirass; dotted border 8-15:30h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in right hand; composite monogram above bow; 7-line legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛOY APΣAKOY ΘEOΠATOPOΣ EYEPΓETOY EΠIΦANOYΣ ΦIΛEΛΛΗNOΣ; exergual line;

ex: CNG Triton VII, ex: Schweizerischer Bankverein 33.
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Musa and Phraatakes, 2 - 4 AD64 viewsBI tdr., 12,56gr, 28,1mm; Sellwood 58.1var.(month), Shore 323, Sunrise 403var.;
mint: Seleukia; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/broad 4 layer diadem and ribbon; at the ribbon end year date BIT(?)=1 AD; short hair in 2 waves, mustache, medium-long tapered beard; wart; earring, multiple necklace; cuirass w/collar adorned by a suite of opposing dashes; traces of goddess in the right and left upper field; legend: BACI ΛEΩ C BACI ΛEΩ N only partially visible; dotted border 8 to 10:30h;
rev.: female head, right, w/tiara and double diadem below, 2 loops and 2 ribbons; the tiara consists of 5 large pearls in a row, above a row of 8 smaller pearls and above them another row of medium-sized pearls - the remainder of the tiara is off the flan; earrings and a pearl necklace, multiple necklace below, 2 more strings of pearls across the breast, the shoulders are covered by a folded robe; between the diadem ribbons and the neck the letters ΔAI=ΔAIΣIOY (May); legend: Θ EAC O(YPANIAC MOYCHC) BACI
Λ ICHC; dotted border 5 to 10h; very dark patina;

ex: The New York Sale XXXIV (2014)
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Parthia: Arsakes I., 247-211 BC59 viewsAR dr., 4,09gr. 18mm; Sellwood 3.2, Shore 2var., Sunrise -- ;
mint: Mithradatkart/Nisa ?; axis: 12h;
obv.: beardless bust, left, w/bashlyk; lock of hair on forehead, bunch of hair in neck; earring;
rev.: archer, left, on backless throne, w/bow in right hand; one-line legend right field: APΣAKOY, letters KRNY left field;

ex: Triton XIII, ex: Todd Ballen coll., ex: Peus 376, ex: W. Derfler Collection, ex: Dr. Busso Peus, Auction 376, # 562.
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Artabanos II., 10 - 63 AD55 viewsBI tdr., 12,68gr., 26,31mm;
Sellw. 63.4, Shore 335, Sunrise 411var.;
mint: Seleukia, axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, facing, w/3-strand diadem and 2 broad ribbons; long wavy hair, droopy mustache,med.-long beard cut square at end; double necklace; cuirass; dotted border 4 - 7h;
rev.:on the right side king on horseback, left, facing goddess w/palm branch in right hand, long scepter or lance in left hand, between heads T, behind king’s head Λ, above horse’s tail N = year 27 AD, month symbol 52 for Holoos (July); a 4-line legend is visible: BΛCIΛEΩ(C) ΛPCΛK(OY), under hte exergual line (ΔIKΛIOY) (EΠ)IΦΛNOYC;

ex: CNG Auction 103, # 453.
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Arsakes II., 211 - 185 BC; Artabanos I. (Assar)55 viewsAR dr., 4,7gr., 16,22mm;
Sellw. 6.1, Shore 4, Sunrise 242 (Artab. I.)
mint: Ragai Arsakia, axis: 12h;
obv.: beardless bust, left, w/bashlyk w/untied chin and neck straps and diadem tied in a bow behind head; med.-long hair over ear and 6 locks on forehead; beardless; earring ?;
rev.: archer, right, w/bashlyk, bow in left hand, seated on backless throne; on left side Greek inscription APΣAKoY; dotted border 12 - 14h and 6 - 7h;
at bottom of right field eagle looking left;

ex: CNG 103, lot 437; ex: Atrek hoard 1965 (IGCH 1978).
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Mithradates I., 171-138 BC,55 viewsAR tdr., 15,47gr, 16,6mm; Sellwood 13.2, Shore 35, Sunrise 260;
mint: Seleukia, axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, right, w/diadem; medium long hair, medium long beard; no jewelry visible; reel-and-pellet border 11 to 16h;
rev.: Herakles, left, w/club and lion skin, standing, holding cup; 4-line legend, two on each side: BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛOY APΣAKOY ΦIΛEΛΛHNOΣ in exergue composite symbol;

ex: CNG 66
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Persis54 viewsArdaxšir IV, late 2.cent.- early 3.cent.AD, AR dr., 2,17 gr., 19mm;
Alram 651, Sunrise 674, K&M 5/19;
mint: Persepolis, axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed bust, left, w/diadem, loop and 2 ribbons; hair tied in bunch on top of head, long hair in 5 waves over ear, mustache, long beard in 5 waves; double necklace w/pellets in between; tunic/cuirass; in right field monogr. 13;
rev.: bust, left, w/turret crown, diadem and ribbon; long hair in 4 waves, mustache, med.-long beard; necklace (?); tunic/cuirass; Aramaic letters along left rim, top, and right rim;

ex: CNG eAuction 301, #135.
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Mithradates I., 164 - 132 BC52 viewsAR dr., 3,40gr., 19mm;
mint: Nisa or Hekatomphylos, axis: 12h;
Sellw.: 11.1, Shore 24, Sunrise -;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem, knot, and 2 ribbons; med.-long cap like hair, mustache, and long beard tapering to a point; beaky nose; earring, one-turn torque ending in pellets, 2 more pellets in the center; complete reed and pellet border;
rev.: archer, right, on omphalos, w/bow in extended hand; exergual line; 3-line legend: B,inverted A,ΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛo(Y) APΣAKoY;
dark cabinet tone;

ex: Baldwin’s Auction 100, lot 353 (3-coin lot), ex: D. Sellwood Collection.
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Elymais -- Kamnaskires II. Nikephoros, ca. 145 - 139 BC52 viewsAR tdr., 15,38gr., 26,92mm;
Alram 431, Van’t Haaff type 2.1.1-4,
mint: Susa, axis: 6h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem and ribbons; short hair in curls, thin mustache, cheek hair, no beard; monogr. ∊ over A in left field, reel and pellet border 7 - 14;
rev.: naked Apollo, left, w/bow and arrow, seated on pineapple like omphalos, exergual line, dotted border 13 - 17:30h; 3-line legend: KAMNAΣKIP(OY) BAΣIΛEΩΣ (N)IKΗΦOPOY;
roughness and corrosion on both sides;

ex: CNG 66, #831, ex: Bellaria Collection; ex: B. Peus 343, # 215.
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Mithradates II., 121 - 91 BC52 viewsAR tdr., 15,43gr., 30,53mm;
Sellw. type 24, Shore 66-69var., Sunrise 281-285var.;
mint: Seleukia, axis: 12h
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem, knot, and 2 ribbons; short, cap-like hair, mustache, long full beard; earring, multi-turn torque w/flattened end; cuirass; complete dotted border;
rev.: archer, right, on omphalos w/bow in extended hand, exergual line, behind archer’s back mongr. ΔI; 4-line legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛOY APΣAKOY EΠIΦANOYΣ, monogr. TV in exergue;

ex: CNG Auction 386, #384.
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Artabanos I. 127-124 BC52 viewsAR dr., 4,1gr, 20,3mm; Sellwood 19.2var., Shore 58var., Sunrise --;
mint: Ekbatana (?), axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem, knot and 2 ribbons; short cap like hair in 5 waves, side lock (?), medium long beard; earring, multi-turn torque; eastern portrait (?); dotted border 9 to 13:30;
rev.: archer, right, on omphalos, w/bow in right hand; 4-line legend in 2+2 format: (B)AΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛOY APΣAKO(Y) ΘEOΠATOPO(Σ); exergual line;

ex: Pars Coins
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Orodes II., 57 - 38 BC52 viewsAR dr., 4,01gr, 20,8mm; Sellwood 42.2, Shore 219; Sunrise 360;
mint: Court at Ekbatana; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/broad diadem, 2 or 3 ribbons; medium-long hair in 4 waves, mustache, short beard in 2 rows of curls; multi-turn endless torque; cuirass; in right field large goddess (Nike?) offering diadem; dotted border 9 to 15:30h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one hand and monogram below; 7-line legend: BΛCIΛEΛ(C) BΛCIΛCΩN Λ:ΣΛKYo ΦIΛoΠΛTo:oC ΔIKΛIoV(the 2 last lines to be read from the inside) (CΠI)ΦΛNoVC (ΦIΛ)CΛΛHNoC;

ex: Pars Coins
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Elymais -- Phraates, early to mid 2nd cent. AD52 viewsAE dr., 3,82 gr,
Van't Haaff 14.6.1-3, Alram 473;
mint: Susa, axis: 12h;
obv.: bust, left, w/anchor adorned tiara and row of pellets over crest; 2-strand diadem, knot, and ribbon; mustache, long beard; necklace, earring; cuirass or tunic; on the left rim inside the beaded border (9-15 h) the Greek letters ΓPA, in right field anchor w/ 1 upper and 1 lower crossbar, crescent and pellet above;
rev.: Artemis, standing right, w/bow in extended left hand, the right hand reaching over the shoulder for arrow in quiver; circular Greek legend probably BACIΛEΩC ΦPAATEC;

ex: Jean Elsen, BEL.
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Sinatrukes, 77 - 70 BC50 viewsAR dr., 3,89gr, 22,2mm; Sellwood 34.4, Shore 146, Sunrise --;
mint: Rhagai, axis: 12h;
obv.: head, left, w/tiara (4 rows of pellets, flour de lys as side ornament, row of double pellets on stalks on crest, long ear flaps) and diadem w/knot and 2 ribbons; mustache, medium-long beard; earring, torque w/single pellet finial; cuirass; anchor in right field; dotted border 8:30 to 17:30;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one hand; 6-line legend: BΛΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓΛΛo(V) APΣΛKoV (EV)EPΓE(ToV) to be read from the inside EΠIΦΛNoVΣ; exergual line; reverse double struck or overstruck;

ex: CNG 66, ex: Peus 326.
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Orodes II., 57 - 38 BC50 viewsAR dr., 3,93gr, 24,5mm; Sellwood 43.9var., Shore -, Sunrise -;
mint: Traxiane; axis 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/broad diadem and 2 or 3 ribbons joined at the ends; medium-long hair in 4 waves, mustache, short beard in 2 rows of curls; multi-turn endless torque; dotted border 8 to 16h; floating bust; oval flan;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one hand and monogram below; 7or 8-line totally garbled legend in beautifully formed letters - the middle of the 3 top lines is probably a leftover from an earlier strike;

ex: H. Lanz, Germany.
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Daoi (Dahae), Unknown Ruler, ca. 250 -130 BC49 viewsAR scyphate hdr, 2,55gr., 16,5mm;
Mitch. ACW 351;
mint: ? ; axis: 6h;
obv.: bare head, right, possibly w/diadem; short, cap like hair, beardless (?); necklace (?); so-called Seleukid style;
rev.: horse’s head, right, w/bridle and rein; symbol in lower right field;

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

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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);


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Elymais -- Uncertain King, late 1st cent. BC to early 1st cent. AD49 viewsAE tdr., 16,2gr., 30,3mm;
Van’t Haaff 10.3.1-2A; Alram p. 146, #466, 1var., pl. 15, NB1var.;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/2-strand diadem, knot, and 2 ribbons; hair protruding from under diadem, mustache, long tapering curly beard, long twisted bunch of hair or lock in back of neck; ear ring, multi-turn torque ending in pellet in right field; cuirass; 2-bar anchor w/pellet to the left, star and crescent above; dotted border 8 - 14:30;
rev: corrupted image and corrupted lettering;

ex: CNG 66, lot 836.
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Persis48 viewsDarev II , 1. cent. BC, AR dr., 4,03gr., 18mm;
Alram 564, Sunrise 569, 570, K&M 4/4;
mint: Persepolis, axis: 5h;
obv.: bust, left, w/Parthian style tiara and diadem, knot and 2 ribbons, tiara has 3 rows of pellets across the top and a crescent on the side, long neck guard; mustache w/twirled up ends, med.-long pointed beard; earring, triple necklace or torque; tunic/cuirass;
rev.: fire altar with king, right, sacrificing to the right w/sceptre in extended hand; framed by 4 lines of Aramaic lettering;

ex: CNG eAuction 301, #125.
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Artabanos III., 80 - 90 AD48 viewsAR tdr., 13,48gr, 26,6mm; Sellwood 74.3, Shore -, Sunrise 441 (Artabanos V, 79/80-ca.85) AD); Sinisi Type I, p.104
mint: Seleukia; axis: 12h; date: November (?) 80 AD
obv.: bare-headed, left, 4-layer broad diadem, 1 loop and 2 broad ribbons; medium-long hair in 4 waves, mustache, med.-long beard gently rounded off; earring, 3-layer necklace; tunic w/ornamental fishbone border;
rev.: king, left, on throne, facing goddess w/staff or sceptre offering untied diadem in right hand; dagger on left side(?); 6 lines of legend visible: (B)ACIΛ(EΩN) (PTA)BAN(OY) ΔIKΛIOY (A)ΠE (ΛAIOY?) EΠIΦΛNOYC (ΦIΛEΛΛHNOC); year between the heads BΦT (80/81 AD); exergual line;
In F. Sinisi, SNP, plate coin, cf. Plate 50, Artabanos III Type I/1(1), #844A.
ex: Kűnker Auktion 153
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Musa and Phraatakes, 2 - 4 AD48 viewsAR dr., 3,66gr, 18,8mm; Sellwood 58.9, Shore 324, Sunrise 404;
mint: Ekbatana; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/4-layer diadem and 3 ribbons; medium-long hair in 5 waves, mustache, medium-long beard squared off at the end; multiple necklace; goddess offering diadem in left and right upper field; dotted border 8 to 14h;
rev.: female head, right, w/3-tier tiara and double diadem below, 2 loops and 2 ribbons; tiara consisting of 2 layers of decorated with different size pearls topped off by a crown-like arrangement of 3 pearls; the hair is swept over the ear to form a bun-like tuft; multiple necklaces, the top one w/a center medallion; legend in front of and behind head: MOUCHC BAC(IΛICHC) ΘEAC OYPANIA(C); mint monogram in lower left field;

ex: Stack’s, NY.
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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
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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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0sroes I., 109 - 129 AD45 viewsAE15, 3,50gr., 14,8mm;
Sellw. 80.12-15var., Shore 623;
mint: Seleukia, axis : 14h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem, loop, and 4 ribbons; hair in side bun w/concentric curls, top bun off flan, mustache, long pointed beard; 2-layer necklace; traces of letters in left field; dotted border 4-11:30h;
rev.: goddess, right, w/turreted crown; large tuft of hair in the back; dotted border 7 - 10h;

ex: Vienna Coin Show, VA.
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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.
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Artabanos II., 10 - 38 AD45 viewsAE10, 1,0gr., 9,7mm;
Sellw. 63.25, Shore 578;
mint: Ekbatana
obv.: bare-headed, left; mustache, medium-long beard represented by 5 vertical lines, medium-long straight hair, 3-layer necklace, earring;
rev.: possibly amphora;

This coin is difficult to attribute because of the rev. It could either be an amphora jug or a 3/4 goddess with a chunky torso. Open to reassignment.
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Elymais -- Phraates, early to mid 2nd cent. AD,45 viewsAE 14, 3,63 gr.,
Van’t Haaff 14.7.2-1
mint; Susa, axis: 12h;
obv.: bust, left, w/anchor adorned tiara, 2-strand diadem, knot, and ribbon; mustache, long beard; earring, necklace; collar of cuirass or tunic w/ shoulder pad (?); in right field anchor w/1 upper and 1 lower crossbar, crescent and pellet above;
rev.: field of dots;

ex: Jean Elsen, BEL.
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Persis44 viewsVahšir (Oxathres), 1.cent. BC - 1.cent. AD, AR dr., 3,9gr., 17,7mm;
Alram 582, Sunrise 605var., K&M 4/20;
mint: Persepolis, axis: 13h;
obv.: bare-headed bust, left, w/diadem and ribbons; med.-long hair in 3 waves over ear, mustache, short beard; triple necklace; tunic/cuirass;
rev.: fire altar in right field, ruler, right, to the left sacrificing; scene surrounded by Aramaic lettering;

ex: Triskeles Auction 9, #47.
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Mithradates I., 164 - 132 BC43 viewsFourrée dr., 3,63gr., 20,45mm;
mint: Rhagai ?, axis: 12h;
Sellw. 11.1 type, Shore 24 type, Sunrise -;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem, knot, and ribbon; med.-long, cap like hair, long beard tapering to a point; earring, one-turn torque w/pellet ends; scarf; complete reel and pellet border; outside left monogr. of Rhagai?; 2 large and 3 small areas w/o silver leaf;
rev.: archer, right, on omphalos, w/bow in extended hand; exergual line; 3-line legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛoY APΣAKoY; 3 large and 5 small areas w/o silver leaf;

ex: Baldwin’s Auction 100, lot 353 (3-coin lot); ex: D. Sellwood Collection.
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Persis43 viewsUncertain King, 1.-2. cent. AD, AR hdr., 1,41gr.,
Alram 619var., Sunrise 646var., K&M --;
mint: Persepolis, axis: ?
obv.:head, left, w/tiara and diadem, 2 loops, ribbon, over tiara crest a row of pellets, 1 pellet on the side, long earflaps and very long neck guard; short beard, mustache; double necklace w/pellet medallion; in right field triskeles w/2 pellets above;
rev.: 2 concentric circles (diadem?) surrounded by dashes forming third circle;

ex: Pegasi Coins, Baltimore Coin Show.
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Gotarzes I. 95 - 87 BC or Sinatrukes 93 - 70 BC;43 viewsAR dr., 4,1gr, 21,1mm; Sellwood 33.4, Shore 113-115, Sunrise 302 (Sinatrukes);
mint: Rhagai, axis 12h;
obv.: head, left, w/tiara (3 rows of pellets, stags on crest, horn as side decoration, long ear flap) and diadem w/knot and ribbons; mustache, long beard; earring, torque w/single pellet finial; cuirass; dotted border 8 to 12h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one hand; 5-line legend (Sellwood type ii): BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛOV APΣAKOV ΘEOΠATOPOV NIKATOPOΣ; exergual line;

ex: H. Lanz, Germany.
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Elymais -- Orodes I., late 1st to early 2nd cent. AD43 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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Vologases II., 77 - 80 AD43 viewsAE diobol or chalkous, 1,18gr, 13,22mm; Sellwood -, Shore-, Sunrise-; Sinisi -;
mint: probably Persis; axis: 12h;
obv.: head, left, w/tiara(?) and diadem, 2 loops and 2 ribbons; 2 rows of dots over the crest of the headgear beginning w/1 oversized dot, 1 row of medium-sized dots over the crest and between the 2 layers of the diadem, mustache, med.-long tapered beard squared at the end; 2-layer necklace; dotted border 9-15:30h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in outstretched hand; degenerate circular legend of rounded letters;

this coin is considered possibly undocumented and very rare;

ex: H. Hass, Germany; ex: Hauck & Aufhäuser Auktion 14 (10/98).

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Pakoros II., 77/78 - 105 AD43 viewsAR dr., 3,60gr, 20,4mm; Sellwood 73.11, Shore 395, Sunrise 431 (Pakoros I, 78-120 AD), Sinisi Type Va, p. 89;
mint: Court at Ekbatana; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/4 layer diadem, 2 loops and 3 ribbons; medium-long hair in 3 waves, beardless; earring, 3 layer necklace; dotted border 8 to 14:30h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one hand and monogram below bow; left lower leg missing; 5-line legend visible: OΛIIΛIΛC OΛIIΛIΛN IΛIͶO(V) ΛIXHVI (the bottom line is illegible), EΠIXΛHOC ΦIAHΛO;

ex: S. Album, Sale 15, Fall 2012, #20.
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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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Persis42 viewsManuchtir II, 2.cent. AD, AR hdr, 1,4gr., 13mm;
Alram 635, Sunrise 661, K&M --;
mint: Persepolis, axis:
obv.: bust, left, w/Parthian style tiara, diadem w/loop and 2 ribbons, tiara has 2 rows of pellets over the crest of the head and a crescent w/pellet on the side, outline of lower tiara decorated w/pellets; mustache, long pointed beard, long hair emerging from under tiara’s neck guard; necklace w/center medallion(?); tunic/cuirass; Aramaic letters on right rim;
rev.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem; similar but beardless profile to that on the obv.; 4 Aramaic letters in left field;

ex: Triskeles Auction 9, #51.
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Artabanos III., 80 - 90 AD42 viewsAR dr., 3,82gr, 20.24mm; Sellwood 74.6, Shore 404var., Sunrise 442var. (Artabanos V, 79/80-ca. 85 AD); Sinisi Type II var., p. 105;
mint: Ekbatana (?; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/broad 4-layer diadem, double loop and 3 ribbons; long, almost straight hair, mustache, medium-long straight , slightly tapered beard; earring, 3-layer necklace; tunic/cuirass w/ornamental (triangle pattern) border; dotted border 8 to 14:30h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one outstretched hand and monogram below bow; left lower leg missing; 6 lines of legend readable: OΛIIΛEΛC OΛIIΛEΛN ΛPIΛIIO ΔIXΛIOV (EΠI)ΦΛNOV (ΦIΛ)EΛΛHN(OC);

ex: B. Peus Auktion 304/305, #395 (Artabanos II).
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Artabanos III., 80 - 90 AD42 viewsAR tdr., 13,48gr, 26,6mm; Sellwood 74.3, Shore -, Sunrise 441 (Artabanos V, 79/80-ca.85) AD); Sinisi Type I, p.104
mint: Seleukia; axis: 12h; date: November (?) 80 AD
obv.: bare-headed, left, 4-layer broad diadem, 1 loop and 2 broad ribbons; medium-long hair in 4 waves, mustache, med.-long beard gently rounded off; earring, 3-layer necklace; tunic w/ornamental fishbone border;
rev.: king, left, on throne, facing goddess w/staff or sceptre offering untied diadem in right hand; dagger on left side(?); 6 lines of legend visible: (B)ACIΛ(EΩN) (PTA)BAN(OY) ΔIKΛIOY (A)ΠE (ΛAIOY?) EΠIΦΛNOYC (ΦIΛEΛΛHNOC); year between the heads BΦT (80/81 AD); exergual line;

in: Fabrizio Sinisi, Sylloge Nummorum Parthicorum, Oesterreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien, 2013, cf. Plate 50, Artabanos III Type I/1(1), #844A.
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Arsakes II., 211-191 BC; Artabanos I. (Assar)42 viewsAR dr., 4,36gr., 18 mm, Sellwood 6.1var., Shore 4,
mint: Rhagai/Arsakeia ? axis: 12h,
obv.: beardless bust w/bashlik, diadem w/knot and 2 ribbons; earring; lock of hair on forehead; pointed nose, pointed bashlik;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow; eagle at foot right; one-line legend left field: ARΣAKOY
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Musa and Phraatakes, 2 - 4 AD42 viewsBI dr., 3,14gr, 19mm; Sellwood 58.11, Shore -, Sunrise -;
mint: Susa(?); axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/3-layer diadem, knot and 2 ribbons; medium-long hair in 4 waves, mustache, medium-long beard squared off at the end; necklace; goddess offering diadem in right upper field; dotted border 8 to 14h;
rev.: female head, right, w/3-layer diadem, and 2 ribbons; probably no tiara; the hair is swept over the ear to form a bun-like tuft; double necklace; palm branch in upper left field, below a horizontal bar; traces of legend on left rim;
in: Parthika.fr, Les Différentes Types;

ex: The David Sellwood Collection in Baldwin’s Auction 90 (2014).
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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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Osroes II., 190 AD42 viewsAR dr., 3,82gr, 17,7mm; Sellwood 85.1, Shore 437, Sunrise 453;
mint: Ekbatana ; axis: 12h;
obv.: head, left, w/tiara, 4-strand diadem, 2 loops, and 4 ribbons; tiara decorated w/linked pellets on stalks over crest and side, long ear flaps; long pointed beard of converging vertical lines, mustache; earring, segmented necklace; dotted border 8 to 16h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one outstretched hand, mint monogram Ā below; left leg and foot represented by 𝝠, throne back w/2 cross bars; top Aramaic/Pahlavi line reading ‘King Osroes’, 3 lines of illegible ‘Greek’ legend;

ex: H. Hass, GER.
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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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Artabanos III., 80 - 90 AD41 viewsAR tdr., 11,57gr, 27,22mm; Sellwood 74.2-5, Shore -, Sunrise 441 (Artabanos V, 79/80-ca. 85 AD); Sinisi Type I, p. 104;
mint: Seleukia; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, 4-layer broad diadem, 1 loop and 2 broad ribbons; medium-long hair in 4 waves, mustache, med.-long beard gently rounded off; earring, 3-layer necklace; tunic w/ornamental fishbone border; dotted border 14 to 16h;
rev.: king, left, on throne, facing goddess w/staff or sceptre offering untied diadem in right hand; dagger on left side(?); 4 lines of legend visible: BACIΛE(ΩN) ΔIK(ΛIOV) EΠIΦΛNO(VC) (Φ)ΛIEΛΛHN(OC); year between the heads BΦT (80/81 AD), exergual line;

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

ex: B. Kritt, MD.
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Artabanos I., 127 - 124 BC40 viewsAR tdr., 16,02gr., 28,9mm;
Sellw. 21.2, Shore --, Sunrise 275-277var.;
mint: Seleukia, axis: 13h;
obv.: bare-headed, right, w/ diadem, knot, and 2 ribbons; short, cap-like hair, mustache, med.-long pointed beard; earring, multi-turn torque w/flattened end; cuirass; reel-and-pellet border 7 - 13h;
rev: goddess, left, on throne, cornucopia cradled in left arm and winged goddess w/diadem on extended right hand; right and left 2-line legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ APΣAKOV; below goddess’ right arm monogr. Θ, in outer left field composite monogr., in exergue HΠP (year 125 BC);

ex: CNG Auction 103, # 441.
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Interregnal Issue (Bagasis), 126 BC 40 viewsAR tdr., 15,26gr., 29,4mm;
Sellw. 18.1, Shore - , Sunrise 273 (Artabanos II.);
mint: Seleukia, axis : 12h;
bare-headed, right, w/diadem, knot, and 4 ribbons; short hair longer in the neck, the neck portion framed by a braid, mustache, long beard; no jewelry visible; reel and pellet border 9 - 17h;
rev.: Demeter, seated on throne supported by winged Tritoness, holding cornucopia in left arm and receiving wreath from diminutive Nike on her outstretched right arm; 2-line legend BAΣIΛEΩΣ (right) APΣAKOV (left); exergual line;

ex: H. Berk, IL.
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Mithradates I., 171 - 138 BC;40 viewsAE tetrachalkous, 6,89gr, 17,7mm; Sellwood 12.10, Shore --, Sunrise --;
mint: Ekbatana, axis: 15h;
obv.: bare-headed, right, w/diadem and ribbons; helmet like short hair, long beard; in left field composite monogram; dotted border 6 to 14h;
rev.: Dioskuri galloping right; 2-line legend , one on top, one on bottom: BAΣIΛEΩ(Σ) APΣAK(OY);

ex: CNG eAuction 90; ex: Spink & Son;
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Dareios of Media Atropatene (?), ca. 70 BC40 viewsAR dr., 3,99gr, 19,6mm; Sellwood 35.1var., Shore --, Sunrise 326 (Phraates III.);
mint: Ekbatana; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, facing, w/broad diadem and 1 broad ribbon on each side of the neck; large puffy tuft of hair in 4 waves on either side of head; mustache, short beard; necklet w/center medallion; cuirass; dotted border 8:30 to 14:30;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one hand; monogram below bow; 7-line legend: BΛΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓΛΛoV APΣ(retrograde)ΛKo(V) (Θ)EoΠΛToPOΣ(retrograde)(last 2 lines to be read from the inside) ΣVEPΓEToV EΠIΦΛNoVΣ (Φ)ΛEΛΛHNoΣ;

There is a possibility that this coin is a forgery

ex: Gorny & Mosch Auction 204, # 1627; ex: B. Peus Auction 311, 1984, #415.
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Phraates IV., 38 - 2 BC40 viewsAR dr., 3,98gr, 20,1mm; Sellwood 51.44, Shore 275, Sunrise -;
mint: Ekbatana; axis: 11h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/ broad 4-layer diadem, loop and 3 ribbons joined at the ends; medium-long hair in 5 waves, mustache, medium-long pointed beard; segmented necklace w/center medallion; wart on forehead; cuirass w/star on chest
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one hand and monogram below bow; 7-line legend: OACIΛEΩO OACIΛEΩV ΛPΣΛK EVEPΓETo >IKΛIoY EΠIΦANoVΣ (Φ)IΛEΛΛHNo(Σ);
a Sellwood plate coin;

ex: Baldwin’s Auction 90 (ex: David Sellwood Collection).
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Vardanes II., 55 - 58 AD40 viewsAR tdr., 14,48gr, 26,68mm; Sellwood 69 type, Shore 382, Sunrise 420var. (year); Sinisi, Sylloge, p. 80, II.3.2.1 and 2;
mint: Seleukia; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/broad diadem, and loop; medium-long hair in 4 waves, bangs, mustache, short beard; wart on forehead; multi-layer necklace; cuirass/tunic w/ornamental border; dotted border 9 - 13;
rev.: king, right, on throne, facing goddess offering diadem in outstretched right hand while holding staff/sceptre in left arm; between head year Ϛ(Stigma)ΞT ( 366 = 54/5 AD); 6 lines of legend visible: (BAΣIΛEΩΣ) (B)AΣIΛ(EΩN) (APΣAKOV off flan) (EV)EPΓ(ETOV) ΔIKAIOV (the bottom line to be read from the inside), EΠIΦΛNO(VΣ) (ΦIΛ)EΛΛHN(OΣ); exergual line;
this coin is also shown in Parthia.com, 'Vardanes II. Tetradrachms Dated 366' (http://www.parthia.com/vardanes2_366.htm);

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

ex: H. Hass, GER.
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Elymais -- Kamnaskires Orodes, 1st half of 2nd cent. AD,39 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 II., early mid-2nd cent. AD39 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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Mithradates II., 121 - 91 BC39 viewsAE chalkous, 1,79gr., 14,05mm;
Sellw. 26.29, Shore 493;
mint: Ekbatana, axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem and 2 ribbons; short cap-like hair, mustache, medium-long beard; earring, 3-layer torque ending in 2 pellets; cuirass; monogr. M in right field; complete dotted border;
rev.: bow in inclined case w/2 arrows framed by 4-line legend: BAΣIΛE(ΩΣ) (M)EΓAΛO(Y) (AP)ΣAKOY (EΠIΦ)ANO(YΣ)

ex: Vienna Coin Show, VA.
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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.
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Daoi (Dahae), Unknown Ruler (Hyrkodes of Soghd?), between 130 - 1 BC38 viewsAR hdr, 1,38gr., 14,2mm;
MACW 355-59; Alram 1236-37, ECCA 32ff.
obv.: bare-headed, right, diadem, med.-long hair combed straight back, mustache, long beard; earring, necklace; along left rim the letters cKω; almost East Asian features;
rev.: deconstructed archer/soldier;

ex: Forum Ancient Coins.
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Roman Empire: Augustus, 27 BC - 14 AD38 viewsRoman Empire: Augustus, 27 BC - 14 AD,
AR denarius, 3,89gr, 17,43mm;
RIC I, 288; BMCRE 14; RSC 484;
mint: Rome, P. Petronius Turpilianus, moneyer, date: 18 BC, axis: 12 h;
Obv.: diademed and draped bust of Feronia, right w/pearl necklace; legend: TVRPILIANVS III VIR, and: FE ROV in exergue;
rev.: Parthian, neeling right, on exergual line, in typical Parthian attire, presenting Roman standard w/attached x-marked vellum; legend: CAESAR AVGVSTVS SIGN RECE;
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Artabanos I. 127-124 BC38 viewsAR dr., 3,32gr, 18,6mm; Sellwood 19.2var., Shore 58var., Sunrise --; PDC 5889 (this coin)
mint: Ekbatana (?), axis:
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem, knot and 2 ribbons; short, cap like hair in 5 waves, long beard, side lock(?); earring, necklace; strange, eastern(?) portrait; dotted border 8 to 14;
rev.: archer, right, on omphalos, w/bow in right hand; 4-line legend in 2+2 format: (B)AΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛOY APΣAKOY ΘEOΠATOP(O)Σ exergual line;

ex: CNG Triton XIII, # 545 (T. Ballen Collection); ex: Gorny & Mosch 155/156, #1547, ex: Gorny & Mosch 152, # 1501.
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Artabanos I. 127-124 BC38 viewsAR dr., 3,39gr, 19,3mm; Sellwood 20.1; Shore 59; Sunrise 278 (Artabanos III, 126-122);
mint: Ekbatana, axis 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem, knot and ribbons; cap like short hair in 5 waves, long beard; earring with 3-pearl pendant, multiple-turn torque w/pellet finial; dotted border 9 to 14h;
rev.: archer, right, w/bow in right hand, on omphalos; 4 line legend in 2+2 format: BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛOY APΣAKOY,
ΦIΛAΔEΛΦOY;
AU condition;

Ex: Jean Elsen Auction V 70, ex: Peus Auction 370/371;
also in: Parthika.fr
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Arsakes II., 211-191 BC; Artabanos I. (Assar)38 viewsAR dr., 3,96gr; Sellwood 6.1, Shore 4, Sunrise 243 (Artabanos I.)
mint: Rhagai/Arsakeia, axis: 12h;
obv.: beardless bust, left, w/bashlyk and diadem w/ribbons; fringe of hair on forehead, tuft in neck; large earring;
rev.: archer, right, on backless throne, w/bow in left hand; eagle at his feet right, 1-line legend left: APΣAKOY;

ex: Triton VII, ex: Bellaria Collection.
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Phraates II., 138-127 BC, 38 viewsAR tdr., 16,07gr, 29mm; Sellwood 17.1, Shore --, Sunrise 267;
mint: Seleukia, Axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, right, w/diadem, knot and 2 ribbons; short hair, longer in neck short beard; small earring, no necklace visible; reel -and-pellet border 16:30 to 14h;
rev.: male bearded deity, left, on throne, holding cornucopia in left arm, Nike (?) w/wreath on right extended arm; 4-line legend in 2+2 format: BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛOY APΣAKOY NIKHΦOPOY; 2 composite monograms below exergual line;

ex: CNG EAuction 150, ex: R. Winokur Collection; ex: CNG 54.
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Gotarzes I. 95 - 87 BC or Sinatrukes 93 - 70 BC;38 viewsAR dr., 3,91gr, 19,8mm; Sellwood 33.1, Shore 110, Sunrise --;
mint: Ekbatana, axis: 12h;
obv.: head, left, w/tiara (3 rows of pellets, stags on crest, horn as side decoration, long ear flaps) and diadem w/ribbons; long beard, mustache; earring, torque w/single pellet finial; cuirass;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one hand; 5-line legend (Sellwood type i): BΛΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓΛΛoV ΛPΣΛKoV ΘEoΠΛToPoΣ NIKΛToPoΣ; exergual line;
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Elymais -- Uncertain King, late 1st cent. BC to early 1st cent. AD38 viewsAE tdr., 15,33gr., 29,24mm;
Van’t Haaff 10.3.1var., Alram p. 146, NB1var.;
mint: Seleukia on the Hedyphon, axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/2-strand diadem, knot, and 2 ribbons; hair protruding from under diadem, elongated hair bunch in back of neck, mustache, long beard; earring, torque; cuirass; anchor w/3 crossbars in right field, dot and crescent above, in right field in front of beard a pellet; dotted border 12 - 16h;
obv.: shadow of a bust, left, surrounded by three lines of meaningless letters;

ex: J. Elsen, Vente 70, lot 335, BE.
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Artabanos II. 10 - 38 AD38 viewsAR dr., 3,65gr, 19,4mm; Sellwood 63.12, Shore 347, Sunrise - ;
mint: Mithradatkert; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/4-strand diadem, 2 loops and 3 ribbons;medium-long, almost straight hair, mustache, long square-cut beard; earring, 3-turn necklace; tunic/cuirass; star over crescent in left upper field; dotted border 9 - 14h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in outstretched hand; below bow monogram; 4-line legend composed of V’s and Λ’s;

ex: J. Elsen, BEL, Vente 70, #321
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Sogdiana (Samarkand), Unknown Ruler, 4.-5. cent. AD37 viewsAR scyphate obol, 0,36gr., 9,94mm;
MACW 346;
obv. : bare headed, left, w/5 lines for top hair and 3 lines for neck hair, mustache; nose and forehead one curved line; large dot behind head in upper right field; line at bottom for necklace (?);
rev.: headless and footless archer, facing, w/tunic and belt, holding bow w/arrow (?) in left hand, right arm resting on belt;

ex: R. Thun, FL.
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Artabanos III., 80 - 90 AD37 viewsAR dr., 3,80gr, 20.81mm; Sellwood 74.6, Shore 404, Sunrise 442 (Artabanos V, 79/80-ca. 85 AD); Sinisi Type II, p. 105;
mint: Ekbatana (?; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/broad 4-layer diadem, double loop and 3 ribbons; long, almost straight hair, mustache, medium-long straight beard sqare-cut at the end; earring, 2-layer necklace; dotted border 8 to 14h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one outstretched hand and monogram below bow; left lower leg missing; 6 lines of legend readable: OΛII(ΛEΛC) OΛIIΛEΛN ΛPIΛ(IIOV) ΔIXΛIOV(to be read from the inside) (EΠI)ΦΛNO(V) (ΦI)ΛIΛΛHNO(C);

ex: H. Hass, Germany.
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Phraates II., 138-127 BC, 37 viewsAR dr., 3,61gr, 19,5mm; Sellwood 16.6, Shore 45, Sunrise 271;
mint: Nisa, axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed,left, w/diadem, knot and 2 ribbons; short hair long in the neck, short beard; earring, necklace; dotted border 8 to 14h; letters NI in right field;
rev.: archer, right, on omphalos, w/bow in right hand; 4-line legend in guide lines: BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛOY APΣAKOY ΘEOΠATOPOΣ, exergual line;

ex: David Sellwood Collection
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Phraates IV., 38 - 2 BC37 viewsAR dr., 3,82gr, 18,53mm; Sellwood 54.12var.(mint monogram), Shore -, Sunrise -;
mint: Nisa; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/3-layer diadem and 3 ribbons, each with a knot and fastened at the top, the middle, and the bottom of the head; medium-long hair in 5 waves, mustache, medium-long beard; warts on forehead and next to nostril; in the right upper field eagle w/diadem, in the left crescent and star; dotted border 10 to 14h; -- a portrait like a modern drawing;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one hand: monogram behind throne, monogram NI below bow; 3-line meaningless legend;
in: Parthika.fr, Les Différents Types, as Sellw. 56.14 (Phraatakes).
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Vonones I. 8 - 12 AD37 viewsAR tdr., 13,81gr, 27,92mm; Sellwood 60.4, Shore 328, Sunrise 406;
mint: Seleukia; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/ 4-strand diadem, 2 loops and 4 ribbons; medium-long hair in 2 waves, mustache, long tapered beard cut at end; earring, 3-turn necklace; tunic w/ornate border; traces of circular inscription on rim (BACIΛE.. on left, ..ΩNHC on right side);
rev.: winged goddess walking left w/diadem in left hand; below year ΓΚΤ (10 AD), month probably AΠEΛΛAIOV= November; 7-line legend: CΛCIΛ CACIΛE EVEIΓCTo ΔIKΛIo (the bottom line to be read from the inside) month ΠCIΛΛ EΠIΦΛN(reversed)OYC (ΦI)ΛHΛΛ(H)NO(C); signs of overstrike on rev.;

ex: Pars Coins, CA.

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Artabanos II., 10 - 38 AD37 viewsAR tdr., 13,79gr, 25, 4mm; Sellwood 62.1.; Shore 331, Sunrise 410 (Artabanos IV.);
mint: Seleukia; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem, 2 loops and 4 ribbons; medium-long hair in 3 waves, mustache, long tapered beard cut at end; 4-turn necklace; tunic or cuirass; dotted border 4:30 to 6h;
rev.: king, left, on throne, facing goddess w/palm branch in outstretched hand; between heads ΔΛT; in front of goddess small kneeling figure, right, offering diadem to king; exergual line; 4 lines of legend visible: from the left side: ΛPCΛKO(Y) right side: (B)ΛCIΛC(ΩN) in exergue: CYCPΓCT(OY) to be read from the inside, (A)PTCMIC(TIOY); dated April 23 AD;

ex: Vienna Coin Show, VA.
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Tiridates, 29 - 26 BC37 viewsBI tdr., 12.78gr; 26,7mm; Sellw. 55type, Shore 306, Sunrise -;
mint: Seleukia; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/broad diadem and 3 ribbons; medium-long hair in 3 waves, mustache, short pointed beard; earring, 3 layer necklace; tunic/cuirass w/ornamental border, star on chest; dotted border 12 - 14:30;
rev.: king, right, on throne w/outstretched right arm, facing goddess, left, w/palm branch in outstretched right hand and conucopia in left arm; no year; exergual line; 6 lines of legend visible: (BACIΛCΩC) BACIΛE(ΩN) (APCAKOY) (E)VEPΓETOV ΔIKAIOV (to be read from the inside) OLΩIOV (July) (E)ΠIΦANOVC (ΦIΛ)EΛΛHNOC;
Probably a Phraates IV tdr despite the missing wart;

ex: Baldwin’s Auction 96 (09/15), multiple coin lot (ex David Sellwood Collection).
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Pakoros II., 77/78 - 105 AD37 viewsAR dr., 3,69gr, 17mm; Sellwood -, Shore -, Sunrise 437 (Pakoros I, 78-120 AD), Sinisi -;
mint: uncertain; axis: 12h;
obv.: head, left, w/tiara and 3-layer diadem, double loop and 2 ribbons; over the crest of the tiara a row of several slashes, and 2 rows of dots (pearls?), 1 row of dots above the diadem; mustache, short pointed beard; earring, triple necklace;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one outstretched hand and monogram below bow; missing left lower leg: meaningless legend consisting of different Greek letters;

ex: B. Peus Auktion 404(11/11), #2438.
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Artabanos IV., 216 - 224 AD, or Tiridates III., 224 - 228 AD (?)37 viewsAR dr., 3,46gr, 17,75mm; Sellwood 89.4 (Artabanos IV.), Shore -, Sunrise - ;
mint: Ekbatana; axis: 12h;
obv.: head, left, w/tiara and 2-layer diadem, double loop, 2 ribbons, and neck flap; over the crest of the tiara a row of 18 pellets on stalks, 4 pellets on stalks on the side, ear flap w/4 pellets; mustache, med.-long forked beard; large eye, molded cheek, crease from nose to corner of mouth; double necklace; complete dotted border;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one extended hand and monogram Ā w/dot below bow; archer has legs crossed; throne seat as ⊼ w/dot; peculiar vertical line behind throne (upholstered back?); 5 lines of legend visible the top 2 lines in Aramaic/Pahlavi, the other 3 lines in ‘Greek’, Sellwood later reads the second line as tr’dt = Tiridates;
crudely cut rev. die;

ex: The New York Sale XXXIV (2015), # 470 (Baldwin’s), ex: David Sellwood Collection.
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Elymais -- Kamnaskires V., ca. 54/3 - 33/32 BC36 viewsBi tdr., 14,66gr., 26,3mm;
Alram 463, Van’t Haaff type 9.1.1.7, Sunrise 481;
mint: Seleukia on the Hedyphon; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem and 2 ribbons; short hair, mustache, long, full beard cut square at the end; earring, necklace; anchor w/star above in right field; cuirass; dotted border 10 - 14h;
rev.: small bare-headed bust to the left, w/diadem and ribbons; short hair, beardless or short beard, surrounded by 4-line meaningless legend;

ex: Persepolis Galleries, UK.
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Achaemenid Empire36 viewsUnknown ruler, 5th - 4th cent. BC, AR siglos, 5,55gr,
SNG Cop 281-283
mint: Sardes, axis: 12h;
obv.: king, bare-headed, w/diadem, advancing in kneeling-running stance, w/lance and bow, long hair, long beard; long tunic;
rev: incuse punch;

ex: G. Clark, VA.
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Gotarzes I. 95 - 87 BC or Sinatrukes 93 - 70 BC;36 viewsAR dr., 3,99gr, Sellwood 33.2, Shore 111, Sunrise 303 (Sinatrukes);
mint: Rhagai, axis: 12h;
obv.: head, left, w/tiara (3 rows of pellets, stags on crest, horn as side decoration, long ear flap) and diadem w/ribbons; mustache, long beard; earring, torque w/ double pellet finial; cuirass; dotted border 10 to 15h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one hand; 5-line legend (Sellwood type i): BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛoY APΣAKoY ΘEoΠAToPoΣ NIKAToPoΣ; exergual line;
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Artabanos I. 127-124 BC36 viewsAR dr., 3.6gr, 19,9mm; Sellwood 19.2, Shore 58 (this coin), Sunrise --;
mint: Ekbatana or Rhagai(?), axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem, knot and 2 ribbons; cap like hair in 5 waves, long pointed beard; earring, 3-turn torque; dotted border 10 to 17h, test cut at 8h;
rev.: archer, right, on omphalos, w/bow in right hand, 4-line legend in 2+2 format: BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛOY APΣAKOY ΘEOΠATOP(OΣ);

plate coin #58 in: Fred Shore, Parthian Coins & History.
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Phraates IV., 38 - 2 BC36 viewsAR tdr., 14,79gr, 30,9mm; Sellwood 52.4, Shore 273, Sunrise 391var. (date);
mint: Seleukia; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/ 4-layer broad diadem and 3 ribbons; medium-long hair in 4 waves, mustache, medium-long beard squared at the end; wart on side of forehead; multi-turn torque; cuirass w/ eagle on shoulder and star on chest; dotted border 8:30 to 15h;
rev.: king, right, on throne, facing helmeted goddess offering diadem in outstretched right hand while holding lance in left arm; dot between throne legs; 7-line legend: (B)AΣIΛC(ΩΣ) BAΣIΛCΩ(N) APΣAKOY CVCPΓCTV ΔIKAIOV (the bottom line to be read rom the inside), (C)ΠIΦΛNOYΣ (ΦIΛ off flan)CΛΛHNOΣ ; below bottom line in exergue the year HΠΣ (25 BC) and the month ΠANHMO(V) (June);

ex: Pars Coins.
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Orodes II., 57 - 38 BC36 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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Phraates IV., 38 - 2 BC36 viewsAR tdr., 15,29gr, 30mm; Sellwood 51 type, Shore 269, Sunrise 388;
mint: Seleukia; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/ 4-layer broad diadem and 4 ribbons; medium-long hair in 4 waves, mustache, short beard; wart on temple; multi-turn torque w/sea-horse finial; dotted border 10 to 14:30h;
rev.: king, right, on throne, facing goddess offering palm branch in outstretched right hand while holding cornucopia in left arm; dot under throne seat, crescent above goddess; 7-line legend: BACIΛ(EΩC off flan) BACIΛEΩN (APCAKOV off flan) EYEPΓET(OY off flan) (ΔI off flan)KAIOY (the bottom line to be read rom the inside), EΠIΦΛNOYC ΦIΛEΛΛHNOC; exergual line; month in exergue illegible, between throne legs the year AΠC (281 Sel.= 32 BC).
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Vologases III., 105 - 147 AD36 viewsBI tdr., 13,6gr; 28mm; Sellw. 79.14, Shore -, Sunrise 447;
mint: Seleukia; axis: 12h; date: EΛY (123/124 AD);
obv.: head, left, w/tiara and 4-strand diadem, 1 loop and 2 broad ribbons; tiara w/row of dots and 4 single and 1 double upright hooks on crest; 1 lock of hair on temple, 2+2 curls below loop, mustache, short beard in 2 rows of curls; earring, 3-layer necklace; tunic/cuirass w/ornamental border; dotted border 7 to 9h and 13 to 16h; in right field a large B;
rev.: king, left, on throne, receiving wreath or diadem from facing goddess in long robe, holding staff/sceptre; between the heads the year EΛY; exergual line; 5 lines of legend legible: (B)ACIΛE(ΩN) OΛAΓA(COY) ΔIKAIO(Y) EΠIΦANO(YC), name of month off flan;

ex: J. Elsen Vente 69, # 298.
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Artabanos II., 10 - 38 AD36 viewsAR dr., 3,65gr, 19,6mm; Sellwood 61.7, Shore 337, Sunrise -;
mint: Ekbatana; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/4-strand diadem, 2 loops and 3 ribbons; long hair in 2 flowing waves, mustache, long pointed beard; 3-turn necklace; dotted border 12 - 14:30h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in vise-like outstretched hand; monogram A w/dot below bow; 7-line legend:
BΛCILE(ΩC) BΛCIΛEΩ(N) (ΛP)CΛNO(Y) EYEPΓETO(Y) ΔIXΛIOY (E)ΠIΦΛNOYC) ΦIΛEΛΛHXO(C); the capital letters Beta and Omikron are identical and represented by an upright rectangle. Sigma becomes C.

ex: Vienna Coin Show, VA.
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Osroes I. (?), 109 - 129 AD36 viewsAR hemidr., 2,95gr, 19,3mm; 12,7mm; Sellwood Num. Chron. 1989, pl. 42, fig.9; Shore -, Sunrise -;
mint: Persis (?); axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/ large bunch of hair in the back, mustache, med.-long beard squared off at the bottom; necklace; dotted border 9 to 14h;

rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one hand, monogram below; large dot at the bottom of the rear throne leg; 4 lines of legend visible consisting of meaningless Greek letters.

ex: H. .Hass, GER.
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Persis35 viewsUncertain King, ca. 1.cent. AD, AR hdr., 1,46gr., 12mm;
Alram 619, Sunrise 646, K&M --;
mint: Persepolis, axis: ?;
obv.: bust, left, w/tiara and diadem, 2 loops and 2 ribbons, crescent on side of tiara, very long neck guard; mustache, short beard; double necklace;
rev.: 2 concentric circles w/2 ribbons in the center (diadem?); along the lower half of the rim Aramaic letters;

ex: Peus Auction 404/405, part of a multi-coin lot.
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Gotarzes I. 95 - 87 BC or Sinatrukes 93 - 70 BC;35 viewsAR dr., 3,51gr, 18,3mm; Sellwood 33.3var., Shore 112, Sunrise --;
mint: Rhagai ? or, as seller assumes, a mint in Sakastan, axis: 12h;
obv.: head, left, w/tiara (3 rows of pellets, stags on crest, horn as side decoration, long ear flap) and diadem w/ribbons; mustache, long beard; earring, torque w/double pellet finial; cuirass; dotted border 11 - 17h; the only younger looking portrait of this ruler that I have come across;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one hand; 5-line legend (Sellwood type ii): (BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛOV) APΣAKOV ΘEOΠATPOV NIKATOPOΣ

ex: Pars Coins.
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Artabanos II., 10 - 38 AD35 viewsAE dr., 3,59gr, 17,7mm; Sellwood 63.16, Shore-, Sunrise - , Koch Gr. 4, 18-21
mint: Margiane; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem, 2 loops and 3 ribbons; medium-long, straight hair, mustache, long beard squared at the end; earring; star over crescent in left upper field; dotted border 11-16h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in outstretched hand; below bow monogram Π; meaningless legend;

ex: Pars Coins, CA.
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Arsakes II., 211-191 BC, Artabanos I (Assar)35 viewsAR dr., 4,10gr, 16,7mm, Sellwood 6.1, Shore 4, Sunrise 241, 242 (Artabanos I.);
mint: Rhagai/Arsakeia ? Mithradatkart ? axis: 12h;
obv.: beardless bust, right, in bashlyk w/diadem, 1 bow, 2 ribbons; earring; loose cap ties down cheek; small bust, beautiful style;
rev.: archer, right, on backless throne, bow in left hand; eagle at foot right; one-line legend right: ARΣAKOY
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Phraatakes, 2 BC - 4 AD35 viewsAR dr., 3,48gr, 18,7mm; Sellwood 56.7, Shore 318, Sunrise -;
mint: Mithradatkart; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/3 layer diadem and 3 ribbons; medium-long hair in 5 waves, mustache, long beard in 2 rows of curls; 3-turn necklace; crescent and star in left, Nike offering diadem in right upper field; dotted border 11 to 16h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one hand and monogram below; behind archer’s head +; totally stylized meaningless legend.

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

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

ex: Harlan Berk, Ill.; CNG 51, #647.
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Artabanos II., 10 - 38 AD35 viewsAR dr., 3,34gr, 20,3mm; Sellwood 63.6, Shore 341, Sunrise 412 (Artabanos IV);
mint: Ekbatana; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/4-strand diadem, 2 loops and 3 ribbons; medium-long, almost straight hair, mustache, long square-cut beard; earring, 3-turn necklace; tunic/cuirass; dotted border 8:30 - 15h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in vise-like outstretched hand; below bow monogram; 7-line legend: BΛCIΛEΩC BΛCIΛEΩN ΛPCΛNOΔ EVEPΓETO(V) ΔIXAIOV (E)ΠIΦΛNOYC ΦIΛEΛΛXOC.
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Osroes II., 190 AD35 viewsAR dr., 2,58gr, 20mm; Sellwood 85.1, Shore 437, Sunrise 453;
mint: Ekbatana ; axis: 12h;
obv.: head, left, w/tiara, 4-strand diadem, 2 loops, and 4 ribbons; tiara decorated w/pellets on stalks over crest and side, and long ear flaps; long pointed beard of vertical lines, mustache; earring, segmented necklace; dotted border 7 to 16h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one outstretched hand, mint monogram Ā below; left leg and foot represented as 𝝠 throne back w/2 cross bars; top Aramaic/Pahlavi line reading ‘King Osroes’mostly off flan, 3 lines of illegible ‘Greek’ legend;

ex: CNG eAuction 141 (06/06), # 122.
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Vardanes II., 55 - 58 AD35 viewsAE9, 1,11gr., 9,2mm;
Sellw. 69.15, Shore 600;
mint: Ekbatana, axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/broad diadem, loop, and 2 ribbons; mustache, medium-long slightly wavy hair, short beard w/semicircular bottom; 3-layer necklace, earring;
rev.: winged goddess, right w/large diadem in extended right hand in an upright rectangular frame;

also in: Parthika.fr, Les Differéntes Types;
ex: Sphinx Numismatics, CAN.
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Artabanos III., 80 - 90 AD35 viewsAE9, 1,00gr., 9,37mm;
Sellw. 74.9, Shore 605;
mint: Ekbatana, axis: 12:30h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/broad diadem and loop; medium-long straight hair, bottom of face not on flan;
rev.: Tyche, right, visible from waist upward, w/palm branch in right hand;

ex: Intercollecteur, FRA.
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Sogdiana (Samarkand), Unknown Ruler, 4.-5. cent. AD34 viewsAR scyphate obol,, 0,35gr., 10,05mm;
MACW 348; some green deposits;
obv.: bare-headed, left, 1 circle and 4 curved vertical lines for top hair and 3 vertical lines for neck hair, beardless; necklace (?); remnants of possible legend at bottom;
rev.: headless and footless, heavily stylized archer facing, holding bow and arrow in right hand, dressed in tunic w/belt;

ex: R. Thun, FL.
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Artabanos I. 127 -124 BC34 viewsAR dr., 3,67gr, 19,15mm; Sellwood type 22 var.; Shore 65, Sunrise --;
mint: unknown eastern, perhaps Areia or Traxiane; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/ diadem w/ ribbon; hair style resembling knitted cap, medium long, pointed beard; necklace or torque, no earring visible; dotted border 10 to 14h;
rev.: archer, right, w/bow in right hand, on omphalos, 4-line legend composed of dots in 2+2 format, illegible;

ex: Peus Auction 384/385;
also in: Parthia.com
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Orodes II., 57 - 3834 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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Phraatakes, 2 BC - 4 AD34 viewsAR dr., 3,57gr, 20mm; Sellwood 56.6, Shore 317, Sunrise -;
mint: Mithradatkart; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/3 layer diadem and 3 ribbons; medium-long hair in 5 waves, mustache, long beard in 2 rows of curls; 3-turn necklace; crescent and star in left, Nike offering diadem in right upper field; dotted border 11 to 14:30h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one hand and monogram below; totally stylized meaningless legend.

ex: David Sellwood Collection in Baldwin’s Auction 90, multiple coin lot.
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Phraatakes, 2 BC - 4 AD34 viewsAR dr., 3,97gr, 20,7mm; Sellwood 57.13, Shore 322, Sunrise 402;
mint: Ekbatana; axis: 13h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/4-layer diadem and 3 ribbons; medium-long hair in 5 waves, mustache, medium-long beard squared off at the end; multiple necklace; goddess offering diadem in left and right upper field;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one hand and monogram below; 7-line legend: BACIΛ(EΩC) BACIΛEΩ(N) (A)PCAKOY EVEPΓETOY ΔIKAIOY (the 2 bottom lines to be read from the inside) EΠIΦAKOC ΦIΛEΛΛHKOC;

ex: CNG Triton IX.
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Artabanos II., 10 - 38 AD34 viewsAR tdr., 12,65gr, 31,1mm; Sellwood 62.1.; Shore 331, Sunrise 410 (Artabanos IV.);
mint: Seleukia; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/4-strand diadem, 2 loops and 4 ribbons; medium-long hair in 3 waves, mustache, long curly beard; earring, 3 or 4-turn necklace; tunic or cuirass; in left field ΔΛT;
rev.: king, left, on throne, facing goddess w/palm branch in outstretched hand; between heads ΔΛT(22/23 AD); in front of goddess small kneeling figure, right, offering diadem to king; exergual line; 5 lines of legend visible: from the left side: (Λ)PCΛKO(Y) (BΛCIΛ)CΩ(C) BΛCIΛCΩ(N) CYCP(ΓCTOY) to be read from the inside, month name illegible;

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

ex: Pars Coins.
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Gotarzes II., 40 - 51 AD34 viewsAR dr., 3,62gr, 20.1mm; Sellwood 65.33-35, Shore 364, Sunrise -;
mint: Ekbatana (?); axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/ broad 3-strand diadem, 2 loops and 3 ribbons; medium-long almost straight hair, medium-long straight beard of 6 lines and squared at the end; wart on forehead; earring; 3 turn necklace; dotted border 7 to 14h w/ extra dot above 12h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one outstretched hand (vise grip) and monogram AI below bow; 6 lines of meaningless legend visible;

ex: CNG Trition XIII (Jan. 2010), # 737, (ex: T.Ballen Coll.), ex: B. Peus Auction 388, #599, (ex: R. Gonnella Coll.).
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Phraatakes and Musa, 2-4 AD34 viewsBI dr., 3,61gr, 17,35mm; Sellwood 58.11, Shore -, Sunrise -;
mint: Susa?; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem and 2 ribbons; med.-long hair in 5 waves, mustache, med.- long tapered beard; segmented necklace; tunic;
rev.: female head, left, w/turret crown; long side hair swirled up in a bun over the ear; necklace; a number of illegible letters in left field;
Almost black toning w/small silver areas visible;

ex: Baldwin’s Auction 96 (0/9/15), The David Sellwood Collection, multiple coin lot.
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Elymais -- Phraates, early to mid 2nd cent. AD34 viewsAE 14, 3,33 gr.,
Van’t Haaff 14.7.2-1c
mint; Susa, axis: 12h;
obv.: bust, left, w/anchor adorned tiara, 2-strand diadem, knot, and ribbon; mustache, long beard; earring; in right field anchor w/1 upper and 1 lower crossbar, crescent and pellet above;
rev.: field of vertical dashes;

ex: Jean Elsen, BEL.
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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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Sogdiana (Samarkand), Unknown Ruler, 4.-5. cent. AD33 viewsAR scyphate obol, 0,36gr., 9,72mm;
MACW 350var.;
obv.: bare-headed, left; retrograde 6 and 5 crescent shaped lines for hair, beardless; in bottom and left field possibly traces of inscription;
rev.: headless, heavily stylized archer, facing, w/bow and arrow in left hand, right arm resting on tunic belt, short sword on left side (?);

ex: Xinjiang Coins (Silk Road).
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Artabanos I. 127-124 BC33 viewsAR dr., 4,16gr, 19,7mm; Sellwood 20.1, Shore 59, Sunrise 278 (Artabanos III, 126-122 BC);
mint: Ekbatana, axis 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem, knot and broad ribbon; short, cap like hair in 5 waves, long beard; earring, torque; cuirass;
rev.: archer, right, w/bow in right hand, on omphalos; 4-line legend in 2+2 format: BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛOY APΣAKOY
ΦIΛAΔELΦOY; exergual line;
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Mithradates II. 121- 91 BC33 viewsAR tdr., 16,28gr, 29.9mm; Sellwood 24.3, Shore 66, Sunrise --;
mint: Seleukia, axis: 11:30
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem, knot and 2 broad ribbons; short cap-like hair, mustache, medium-long trimmed beard; earring, multi-turn torque w/pellet finial; cuirass; complete dotted border;
rev.: archer, right, on omphalos, w/bow in right hand; 4-line legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛOY APΣAKOY EΠIΦANOYΣ in right field, palm branch;
older type, not from the latest hoard;

ex: David Sellwood Collection (New York Sale XXXIV, Baldwin's).
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Dareios of Media Atropatene (?), ca. 70 BC33 viewsAR dr., 3,74gr, 22,2mm; Sellwood 36.10, Shore 156 (Phraates III.), Sunrise --;
mint: Court at Rhagai; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/broad diadem, knot and 2 ribbons; medium-long hair in 5 waves, mustache, short beard; multi-turn torque w/pellet finial; cuirass w/star on chest; dotted border 11 to 17h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one hand; monogram below bow; 7-line legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛoV APΣAKoV EΠIΦANoVΣ (K)AIΦIΛEΛΛHNoΣ ΦIΛoΠAToPoΣ EVEPΓEToV;
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Orodes II., 57 - 38 BC33 viewsAR dr., 2,99gr, 18,34mm; Sellwood 42.2, Shore 219, Sunrise 360;
mint: Court at Ekbatana; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/ broad diadem, knot and 2 broad ribbons joined at the ends; medium-long hair in 4 waves, mustache, short beard in 2 rows of curls; multi-turn endless torque; cuirass; in right field large goddess (Nike?) offering diadem; dotted border 10 to 14h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow and monogram below; 7-line legend: BΛCIΛCΩC BΛCIΛLΩN Λ:ΣΛKoY ΦIΛoΠΛTo:oC ΔIKΛIoY (the last 2 lines to be read from the inside) (C)ΠIΦΛNoVC (ΦI)ΛCΛΛHNoC;

ex: B. Peus Auction 382/383.
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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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Unknown King, ca. 80 - 70 BC (Arsakes XVI.)33 viewsAR tdr., 15,82gr., 28,2mm;
Sellw. 30.4, Sh --, Sunrise 312 (this coin)(Arsakes XVI., 78/77 - 62/61 BC);
mint: Seleukia, axis: 12H;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem, knot, and ribbon; medium h-long hair in 4 waves, mustache, short beard; cuirass; dotted border 18:30 - 13h; young face;
rev: archer, right, on throne, w/bow; monogr. above bow; 7-line legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛOY APΣAKOY (ΘEO)ΠATOPOΣ (EY)EPΓETOY EΠIΦANOYΣ ΦIΛEΛΛHNO(Σ);

in: Numismatic Art of Persia, The Sunrise Collection, CNG 2011, p.182, #312.

also in: Parthika.fr, Les Différents Types.
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Elymais -- Orodes III., 2nd cent. AD33 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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Pakoros II, ca. 78 - 120 AD32 viewsSellw. 77.1 (type), Shore --, Sunrise 435;
mint: Seleukia, axis: 12h, date: AD 92/3 (Sel. 404);
obv.: bust, left, w/tiara and 4-strand diadem w/loop and 2 broad ribbons, tiara has hooks along pearl-studded crest and a horn or turned-up ear flap as well as eight-point star on the side; mustache, short beard, temple lock and 4 neck curls; ear ring, double necklace; tunic/cuirass; letter A in right field; dotted border 10 to 15h;
rev.: king, left, w/short sword, seated on throne receiving wreath or diadem from facing Tyche; between the heads ΔY = 404 Sel.; exergual line; 6 partially visible lines of legend surrounding figures: (BA)CIΛE(ΩC) BACIΛEΩ(N) APCAK(OY)
ΠAKOP(OY) EΠIΦANOY(C) (ΦI)ΛEΛΛHN(OC).

ex: CNG 105, #515.
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Gotarzes I. 95 - 87 BC or Sinatrukes 93-70 BC;32 viewsAR dr., 4,15gr, Sellwood 33 type, Shore --, Sunrise --;
mint: Ekbatana?, axis 12h;
obv.: head, left, w/tiara (3 rows of pellets, horn as side decoration, long ear flap, stags on crest erased), diadem w/ribbons; mustache, long beard; earring, multi-turn torque w/double pellet finial; cuirass; beaded border 11 to 13:30;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one hand; 5-line legend (Sellwood type i): BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛoV APΣAKoV ΘEoΠAToPoΣ NIKAToPoΣ; exergual line;

ex: Amphora Coins
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Mithradates II., 121 - 91 BC, 32 viewsAR dr., 3,83gr, 19,7mm; Sellwood 26.24, Shore 84, Sunrise --;
mint: Rhagai; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem, knot and 2 ribbons; short cap like hair, mustache, long beard; earring, multi-turn torque w/griffin finial; cuirass or tunic; dotted border 8:30 to 15:30h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in both hands; 4-line legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛoY (A)PΣAKoY EΠIΦANoYΣ short exergual line; under bow the letter A over the letter E;

ex: H. Hass, Germany.
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Vologases VI., 208 - 228 AD32 viewsBI tdr., 12,32gr; 25,44mm; Sellw. 88.3, 4 or 7, Shore 451, Sunrise 458var.;
mint: Seleukia; axis: 12h;
obv.: head, left, w/tiara and 4-strand diadem, loop, and 3 ribbons, tiara has extra long ear flap and horn on the side; mustache, long tapered beard; earring, 2-layer necklace; cuirass/tunic border w/fishbone pattern; in right field a large B, dotted border 14 to 16h;
rev.: king, left, on throne, faced by goddess in long robe; between the heads the year AKΦ (209/210); partial left line EΠIΦ(ANOVC), exergual line;
nice dark tone;

ex: S. Album, CA.
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Dareios of Media Atropatene (?), ca. 70 BC32 viewsAR dr., 3,93gr, 21,2mm; Sellwood 36.13var. (legend), Shore --, Sunrise 324 (Phraates III.);
mint: court mint at Rhagai; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/broad diadem, knot and 2 ribbons joined at the ends; medium-long hair in 5 waves, mustache, short beard; multi-turn torque w/pellet finial; cuirass; dotted border 7 to 15;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one hand; monogram below bow; 7-line legend: BΛΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓΛΛ ΛPΣΛKoV EΠ(I)ΦΛNoVΣ ΦIΛEΛ(Λ)HNoΣ(to be read from the inside) ΦIΛoΠΛToPoΣ EVEPΓEToV;

S. Album Auction No 20.
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Orodes II., 57 - 38 BC32 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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Phraates IV., 38 - 2 BC32 viewsAR dr., 3,83gr, 17,7mm; Sellwood 52.10, Shore 276, Sunrise -;
mint: Ekbatana; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/ broad 3-layer diadem and 3 ribbons; medium-long hair in 5 waves, mustache, long beard bent back at the tip; necklace; wart on forehead; in right upper field eagle offering diadem; a very Eastern looking portrait from Ekbatana;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one hand and monogram below bow; 7-line legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ BΛΣIΛEΩN APΣAK(oV) ΔIKAIoV (E)VEPΓETo(V) (the 2 previous lines to be read from the inside) EΠIΦANoVΣ (ΦI)ΛEΛΛHN(oΣ);

ex: H. Hass, Germany.
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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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Sasanian Empire: Ardashir I, 224 - 242 AD31 viewsBI tdr, 13,89gr., 25,75mm;
Sel. 5, Mitchener 784, Sunrise 700;
mint: C (Ktesiphon), axis: 15h;
obv.: bust, right, w/Parthian style tiara, star decoration, braid or ribbon in back; mustache, long beard; triple necklace; cuirass; legend inside dotted border: MaZDISN BaGI ARTAHShATR MaLKAN MaLKA AIRAN;
rev.: large fire altar in center flanked by 2 altar pillars; inside the complete dotted border legend in the upper left and right field;

ex: Vienna Coin Show, VA.
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Mithradates I., 164 - 132 BC31 viewsAR dr., 3,45gr., 19,45mm;
mint: Nisa or Hekatomphylos, axis 12h;
Sellw. 11.1, Shore 24, Sunrise -;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem, knot, and 2 ribbons; med.-long cap like hair, mustache, and long beard tapering to a point; earring, necklace; scarf; reel and pellet border 7 - 12h;
rev: archer, right, on omphalos w/bow in extended arm; exergual line; 3- line legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛoY APΣAKoY; double strike;

ex: Baldwin’s Auction 100, lot 353 (3-coin lot), ex D. Sellwood Collection..
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Mithradates II., 121 - 91 BC31 viewsAR dr., 4,13gr, 20,3mm; Sellwood 28.4, Shore -, Sunrise --;
mint: Ekbatana, axis: 12h;
obv.: head, left, w/tiara iv and diadem w/knot and 2 ribbons; mustache, long beard; earring, torque w/2 consecutive pellets; cuirass; dotted border 6 to 10h; complete bust;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in right hand; 5-line legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ BAΣIΛEΩN MEΓAΛOY APΣAKOY EΠIΦANOYΣ exergual line;

ex: CNG Triton XIII (ex: T. Ballen Collection), ex: Busso Peus Auction 376;
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Artabanos I. 127-124 BC31 viewsAR dr., 3,59gr, 19,5mm; Sellwood 20.1, Shore 59, Sunrise 278;
mint: Ekbatana, axis 14:30h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem, knot and 3 ribbons, pellet on center ribbon; short, cap like hair, medium long, pointed beard; earring, multiple turn torque; dotted border 8 to 16h;
rev.: archer, right, w/bow in right hand, on omphalos; 4-line legend in 2+2 format: BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛOY APΣAKOY
(ΦIΛ)AΔEΛ(ΦOY);

ex: Classical Coins, Goleta, CA
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Arsakes II., 211-191 BC, Arsakes I (Assar)31 viewsAR dr., 4,08 gr, 17mm;
Sellwood 5.1, Shore 3 , Sunrise 240 (Arsakes I.),
mint: Hekatomphylos ? axis: 12h,
obv.: beardless bust, left, w/bashlyk, diadem w/knot and ribbons, loose cap ties; earring; relatively large, 'blind' bust;
rev.: archer, right, on backless throne; eagle at foot, right; one-line legend left field: APΣAKOY.
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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)
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Orodes II., 57 - 38 BC31 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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Phraates IV., 38 - 2 BC31 viewsAR tdr., 14,1gr, 30mm; Sellwood 50.2var., Shore 268var., Sunrise 387;
mint: Seleukia; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/ 4-layer broad diadem, loop and 4 ribbons; medium-long hair in 6 perpendicular spirals, mustache, short beard in 3 rows of curls; multi-turn torque w/sea-horse finial; cuirass w/star on shoulder and griffin or bird on chest; dotted border 7:30 to 12h;
rev.: king, right, on throne, facing goddess offering diadem in outstretched right hand while holding cornucopia in left arm; 7-line legend: BACIΛEΩ(C off flan) BACIΛEΩN APCAKOV EYEPΓEToV ΔIXΔIOV (the bottom line to be read rom the inside), EΠIΦΛNOYC (Φ off flan)IΛEΛΛHNOC; exergual line; below bottom line the month ΓOPΠ (Gorpiaios), between throne legs the year EoC (275 Sel.= 36/35 BC);

ex: New York Sale XXXIV (Baldwin’s) ex: David Sellwood Collection.
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Elymais -- Kamnaskires V., 54/53 -33/32 BC31 viewsBI tdr., 14,96gr., 23,92mm;
Alram 463, Van’t Haaff 9.1.1.7, Sunrise 481;
mint: Seleukia on the Hedyphon, axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem and 2 ribbons; short hair, mustache, long, full beard cut square at the end; earring, multi-turn torque; cuirass; anchor w/star above in right field;
rev.: bare-headed, bust w/diadem, left, short hair, beardless or short beard, surrounded by meaningless 4-line legend;

ex: W. Derfler, GER.
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Gotarzes II., 40 - 51 AD31 viewsAR dr., 3,71gr, 19.1mm; Sellwood 66.4, Shore 366, Sunrise -;
mint: Ekbatana ; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/ broad 3-strand diadem, 2 loops and 3 ribbons; medium-long almost straight hair, medium-long straight beard of 6 lines and squared at the end; line on forehead; earring; 3 turn necklace; dotted border 8 to 15h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one outstretched hand (vise grip) and monogram below bow; 7 lines of legend visible: OΛCΛI(EΩC) OΛCΛIEΩN ΛPCΛNO(V) VΛCNOEΛ HUOCKEV.ΛΛ(the last 2 lines to be read from the inside) ΓΩTERZH(Σ) PTΛOΛNOV;
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Unknown King, 140 AD31 viewsAR dr., 3,73gr, 20,38mm; Sellwood 83.1var., Shore 426var. , Sunrise - ; Assar: Parthamaspates (116-117) ?
mint: Ekbatana ; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/4-strand diadem, 3 loops, and 4 ribbons; very long pointed triangular beard, mustache; hair in 3 waves; earring, 3-layer necklace; dotted border 7 to 16h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one outstretched hand and mint monogram below, next to it I between 2 dots (instead of Arsakes line?); under the right thigh 3 dots (representing leg and foot?); throne back has 3 cross bars; 6 lines of double-struck, totally meaningless Greek legend visible;

ex: Vienna Coin Show, VA.
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Pakoros II., 78 - 105 AD31 viewsAE11, 0.92gr., 11,33mm;
Sellw. 73.16, Shore 601;

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

ex: Vienna Coin Show, VA.
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Sakastan, late 1st cent. BC - early 1st cent. AD, unknown ruler over Phraates IV30 viewsAR dr., 3,55gr, 19,25mm
Sellw. 91.12, Shore 472, Senior 1991 D;
mint: Margiane or Sogdiana, axis: 12h; Sakastan, AR dr., late 1. cent. BC - early 1. cent. AD, AR dr., 3,55gr, 19,25mm;
obv.: bare-headed bust of Phraates IV, left, (Sellw.52.19); diadem, knot, and 2 broad ribbons joined at the end; med.-long hair in 5 waves, mustache, short pointed beard; royal wart; in upper right field eagle carrying wreath or diadem; on left shoulder oval countermark w/Eukratides style helmeted bust, right, surrounded by beads; host coin has BB 12 - 18h;
rev.: archer,right, on throne, w/bow and monogr. Π; 5 lines of corrupted ‘Greek’ legend visible;

ex: CNG Auction 398, #370.

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Phraates IV., 38 - 2 BC30 viewsAR tdr., 14,14gr, 26.7mm; Sellwood 51.1-6., Shore 270., Sunrise 388;
mint: Seleukia; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/ 3-layer broad diadem and ribbons; medium-long hair in 3 waves, mustache, short beard; wart on temple; multi-turn torque w/sea-horse finial; cuirass w/star on shoulder; dotted border 9 to 14h;
rev.: king, right, on throne, facing goddess offering palm branch in outstretched right hand while holding cornucopia in left arm; dot under throne seat; 7-line legend: BACIΛEΩΣ BACIΛEΩN APΣAK(OY off flan) EYEPΓETO(Y off flan) ΔIKAIOY (mostly off flan, the bottom line to be read rom the inside), EΠIΦΛNOY(Σ) ΦIΛEΛΛHN(OΣ last letters of both left lines off flan); exergual line; between throne legs the year HoC (278 Sel.= 35 BC);

ex: Triton VII auction (CNG), ex: Superior, June 1982 (Miguel Muñoz collection).
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Orodes II., 57 - 38 BC30 viewsAR dr., 4,03gr, 20mm; Sellwood 48.7, Shore 259, Sunrise 380;
mint: Ekbatana; axis: 13h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/broad diadem and 3 ribbons; medium-long hair in 5 waves, mustache, short beard in 3 rows of curls; wart on forehead; multi-turn torque w/sea-horse finial; cuirass or tunic; star in left, crescent and star in right upper field; dotted border 11:30 to 13h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one hand and monogram below; behind throne anchor; 7-line legend: BACIΛEΩC BAΣIΛEΩN ΛPCΛK(OV), bottom 2 lines off flan, (E)ΠIΦANoVC (ΦIΛ)EΛΛH(NOC);

ex: Pars Coins, CA.
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Pakoros II., 77/78 - 105 AD30 views
AR tdr., 13,44gr, 25,8mm; Sellwood 75.4, Shore -, Sunrise -, Sinisi Type II, p. 86;
mint: Seleukia; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/facing torso; 4-layer broad diadem, 1 loop and 2 broad ribbons; medium-long hair in 4 waves of curls, beardless; 3-layer necklace; tunic w/ornamental border; in upper right field Δ;
rev.: king, left, on horseback, facing goddess w/staff or sceptre offering diadem in right hand behind her male figure w/untied diadem(?); 1 line of legend readable: (BACIΛEΩC) (BACIΛEΩN) (APCAKOY) ΠΛKO(POV) (EΠIΦANOVC) (ΦIΛEΛΛHNOC); exergual line; year between the heads and month in exergue unreadable;

in: Fabrizio Sinisi, Sylloge Nummorum Parthicorum, Verlag der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, p. 60, # 1114.
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Phraatakes and Musa, 2-4 AD30 viewsBI dr., 3,68gr, 19,02mm; Sellwood 58.12, Shore -, Sunrise -;
mint: Susa?; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem and 3 ribbons; med.-long hair in 4 waves, med.- long tapered beard, mustache; in upper right and left fields goddess w/extended arm;
rev.: female head, left, w/turret crown, knot, and diadem w/2 ribbons; long side hair swirled up in a bun over the ear; legends in left and upper right fields: (BΛ)CIΛIC-HC ΘEA(C) MO(VCΛC)
Almost black toning w/small silver areas visible;

ex: Baldwin’s Auction 96 (0/9/15), The David Sellwood Collection, multiple coin lot;
a Sellwood (1980) plate coin, # 58.12.

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Vologases II., 77 - 80 AD30 viewsAR diobol, 1,26gr, 11,8mm; Sellwood Num. Chron. 1989, pp. 164, 165, plate 42, Type 3, Shore 390 (this coin), Sunrise-; Sinisi -;
mint: probably Persis; axis: 12h;
obv.: head, left, w/tiara(?) and diadem, 2 loops and 2 ribbons, all w/dotted line in between; 1 row of dots over the crest of the headgear beginning w/1 oversized dot, 1 row of medium-sized dots above and 1 below the crest, mustache, long beard; tunic/cuirass w/ornamental border (row of dots between 2 lines); dotted border 13:30 to 16h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in outstretched hand; degenerate circular legend of rounded letters;

this diobol is a Shore plate coin;

ex: Vienna Coin Show, VA.

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Vologases II., 77 - 80 AD30 views
AR dr., 3,53gr, 20.9mm; Sellwood 72.9, Shore 389 (this coin), Sunrise -; Sinisi II.1.4.a, # 1321, (Vologases I), pp. 112, 113;
mint: Ekbatana (?); axis: 12h;
obv.: head, left, w/ tiara, broad 4-layer diadem, double loop and 3 ribbons, on the crest of the tiara a row of 6 hooks and 1 central double hook, diadem w/1 side hook (horn?), side lock (hook) on temple, mustache, medium-long straight pointed beard rounded on the sides; earring, 3-layer necklace; in upper right field the 3 Aramaic letters for mwl; tunic/cuirass w/ornamental border; dotted border 9:30 to 14:30h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one outstretched hand and monogram below bow; 4 lines of legend readable: OΛIIΛ invertedE(ΛC) OΛIIΛ inverted E Λ(Ͷ) ΠOIXVHOΛO XIVIVVHX;
the style deviates completely from the two former coins, the metal is not silver, it has a distinct bronze sheen. Sinisi lists it under ‘Uncertain Coins and Forgeries’. This coin may be a contemporary imitation;

in: Fred B. Shore, Parthian Coins and History, CNG 1993, p. 150, # 389.
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Artabanos IV., 216 - 224 AD30 viewsAR dr., 3,45gr, 17,65mm; Sellwood 89.1var., Shore 464var., Sunrise 461var. (Artabanos VI., 212-224/7) ;
mint: Ekbatana; axis: 12h;
obv.: head, left, w/tiara and 2-layer diadem, double loop, 2 ribbons, and neck flap; over the crest of the tiara a row of 17 pellets on stalks, 4 pellets on stalks on the side, ear flap w/5 pellets; mustache, med.-long forked beard; large eye, molded cheek; double necklace; in upper right field abbreviation of the king’s name in Aramaic/Pahlavi >y; dotted border 7 to 16h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one extended hand and monogram Ā below bow; archer has legs crossed; throne seat as ⊼; peculiar vertical line behind throne (upholstered back?); 3 lines of legend visible (the top line in Aramaic/Pahlavi is off flan), the showing 3 lines in ‘Greek’;

ex: D. Grotjohann, GER., ex: Gorny & Mosch.
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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. AD30 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 -- Kamnaskires V., 54/53 - 33/32 BC29 viewsAR hemidr., 1,93gr., 11,93mm;

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

ex: Guy Clark, VA.
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Indo-Parthians: Pakoros, mid to late 1st cent. AD, Gondopharid Dynasty29 viewsAE unit, 10,26gr, 26mm;
Senior 269 1aT
mint: unknown in Arachiosa, axis: 13h;
obv.: bust, left, w/diadem and 2 ribbons linked at end; large tuft of top hair, large bunch of curls in back of neck, mustache, med.-long beard; 2-stand necklace w/center medallion; padded (?) shoulder armor; around rim Greek legend: BAΣIΛE ... rest barely legible;
rev: winged Nike, standing right, holding out diadem; ‘gi’ in Karoshti to left, ‘pu’ to right; around rim Karoshti legend;
black surfaces on both sides;

ex: CNG e-Auction 409, # 358; ex: Dr. Wilfried Pieper Collection.
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Phraates II., 138-127 BC,29 views
AR dr., 3,87gr, 19,4mm; Sellwood 16.13, Shore 53, Sunrise --;
mint: Epardos; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem, knot and ribbon; short helmet like hair with curly fringe, longer in neck, short beard consisting of 2 rows of curls; necklace w/opposing pellet finials; dotted border 7:30 to 15h; in right field inside border the letters EΠA;
rev.: archer, left, on omphalos, w/bow in right hand; 2+2 line legend: BAΣIΛEΩ(Σ) MEΓAΛoY APΣAKoY ΘEoΠAToPo(Σ); gide lines and exergual line;

in: David Sellwood , The Coinage of Parthia, Spink 1980, plate coin #16.13.
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Phraates II., 138-127 BC, 29 viewsAR dr., 4,01gr , 18,2mm; Sellwood 16.17, Shore 54, Sunrise --;
mint: Saramana ?; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem, knot and 3 ribbons; short, helmet like hair, longer in the neck, short beard, mustache, enormous eyebrow, no discernible jewelry; dotted border 8 to 13h; in right field inside border the letters Σ?A;
rev.: archer, right, on omphalos,W/bow in right hand; 2+2 line legend: (B)AΣIΛEΩ(Σ) MEΓAΛoV APΣAKoV ΘEoΠAToPo:; no guide lines, but exergual line;

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

ex: Vienna Coin Show, VA.
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Osroes I. Forgery 29 viewsFORGERY!! AR dr., 3,76gr, 19.9mm; after Sellwood 80.1, Shore 422, Sunrise 443,
mintmark of Ekbatana; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/ 4-strand diadem (the bottom strand has a nick), 2 floating bun ties and 3 ribbons; top hair in a tied large bun, side hair in large bun consisting of 4 concentric circles of dots around a central dot, 1 dot in the inner circle is missing; long pointed triangular beard; earring, 1-layer necklace; dotted border 9 to 15h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one hand and monogram below bow; throne has seat (-), throne back has 5 cross bars; 6-line legend: ⧠ΛIIΛͰ ⧠ΛIIΛͰΛͶ ΛͰΛN⧠ ΛIXΛI⧠ IIΓ.II (last two to be read from the inside), I+ΛͶ⧠V;

bought as forgery from a collector.

There are numerous copies of this type (cf. the following coin) in circulation, and surprisingly they appear again and again for sale as genuine, not only on Ebay. Obv. and rev. are always the same as in this sample: The obv. shows only 1 necklace layer, a nick in the bottom diadem strand, and a missing dot in the bun, the rev. has a throne seat (-) and 5 cross bars through the throne back.
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Unknown King, 140 AD29 viewsAR dr., 3,37gr, 19,64mm; Sellwood 83.1var., Shore 426var. , Sunrise - ; Assar: Parthamaspates (116-117)
mint: Ekbatana ; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/4-strand diadem, 3 loops, and 4 ribbons; very long pointed triangular beard, mustache; hair in 3 waves; earring, 3-layer necklace; dotted border 7 to 14:30h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one outstretched hand and mint monogram below, next to it I between 2 dots (instead of Arsakes line?); under the right thigh 4 dots (representing leg and foot?); throne back has 3 cross bars; 6 lines of totally meaningless Greek legend visible;

ex: J. Elsen Vente 116, # 268.
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Vologases III. 105 - 147 AD29 viewsAE17, 4,31gr., 17,1mm;
Sellw. 79.48var., Shore 421;
mint: Seleukia, axis: 12h;
obv.: head, left, w/tiara, diadem, loop, and ribbon, long curved and pointed ear flap; mustache, long beard; earring (?), 2-layer necklace; letters (ΔMV) (?) in left field; dotted border 10 - 15h;
rev: bust of goddess, right, w/crown or ornate headdress; in left field possibly a letter or monogram; dotted border 7 - 11h;

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

ex: Vienna Coin Show, Vienna, VA
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Kushan: Vima Takto (Soter Megas), ca. 80 - 113 AD28 viewsAE tdr., 8,19gr, 21,3mm,
Senior ISCH type 17.1 (rounded letters), MACW 2957
mint: Taxila, axis: 12h;
obv.: bust, right, w/ diadem, knot and 2 ribbons; five rays surrounding head; short hair, beardless; raised left arm and hand on lower rim holding sceptre; triple necklace; tamgha in left field; dotted border 14:30 - 20h.
rev.: figure mounted on horse, right, on exergual line; tamgha in right field; inscription BACIΛEΩN CΩT(HP) along lower half of rim;

G. Clark, VA.
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Sogdiana (Samarkand), Unknown Ruler, 4.-5. cent. AD28 viewsAR scyphate obol, 0,5gr., 10,9mm;
MACW 350, Rtveladze 36;
obv.: bare-headed, left, cicular line and 5 crescent shaped lines for top hair, 4 vertical lines for neck hair, beardless; necklace(?);
rev.: archer, left, facing, w/bow in left hand, short sword on left side(?), wearing tunic w/belt;

ex: Dmitry Markov Coins.
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Dareios of Media Atropatene or Phraates III., ca. 70 BC28 viewsAR tdr., 13,09gr., 29,15mm;
Sellw. 36.2, Shore 149var. (Phraates III), Sunrise 317 (Phraates III);
mint: Seleukia, axis 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/broad diadem, knot, and 2 ribbons; med.-long hair in 4 rows of curls, mustache, short curly beard;

multi-turn torque w/flattened end, cuirass w/star on chest; dotted border 4 - 13h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in extended hand, monogr. BA above bow, exergual line; 7-line legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛOV APΣAKOV ΦIΛOΠATOPOΣ EVEPΓETOV EΠIΦANOVΣ ΦIΛEΛΛHNOΣ;

ex: CNG Auction 386, # 389.
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Gotarzes I. 95 - 87 BC or Sinatrukes 93 - 70 BC;28 viewsAR dr., 3,84gr, 19mm; Sellwood 33.4, Shore 113-115, Sunrise 302 (Sinatrukes);
Rhagai, axis: 12h;
obv.: head, left, w/tiara (3 rows of pellets, stags on crest, horn as side decoration, long ear flap) and diadem w/ribbons; mustache, long beard; earring, torque w/single pellet finial; cuirass; dotted border 9 to 13:30h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one hand; 5-line legend (Sellwood type ii): BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛOY APΣAKOY ΘEOΠATOPOY NIKATOPOΣ

ex: H. Hass, Germany.
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Gotarzes I. 95 - 87 BC or Sinatrukes 93 - 70 BC;28 viewsAR dr., 4,11gr, Sellwood 33.4, Shore 112-115, Sunrise 302 (Sinatrukes);
mint: Rhagai, axis: 12h;
obv.: head, left, w/tiara (3rows of pellets, stags on crest, horn as side decoration, long ear flaps) and diadem w/2 ribbons; mustache, long beard; earring, multi-turn torque w/single pellet finial; cuirass; dotted border 10 to 14h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one hand; 5-line legend (Sellwood type ii): BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛOV APΣAKOV ΘEOΠATOPOV NIKATOPOΣ; exergual line;

ex: B. Murphy.
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Phraates IV., 38 - 2 BC28 viewsAR dr., 3,63gr, 18,35mm; Sellwood 52.22, Shore -, Sunrise -;
mint: Susa; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/ broad 4-layer diadem and 3 ribbons; medium-long hair in 5 waves, mustache, medium-long shaped beard; wart on forehead; segmented necklace w/center medallion; in the right upper field eagle on line offering diadem; dotted border 11 to 14h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one hand and monogram below bow, monogram H behind head; 6-line legend visible; OACIΛEΛC OACIΛE(ΛN) (E)VEIΓETOV ΔIKΛIOV (the 2 bottom lines to be read from the inside) EΠIΦANOYC (Φ)IΛEΛΛHNOC;

ex: Indus Valley Coins, UK.
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Elymais -- Uncertain King, late 1st cent. BC to early 1st cent. AD28 viewsAE tdr., 13,05gr, 29,8mm;
Van’t Haaff 10.3.1-1Aa, Alram p.146, #466;
mint: Seleukia on the Hedyphon, axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/2-strand diadem and 2 ribbons; hair protruding from under diadem, elongated hair bunch in back of neck, mustache, long curly beard squared off at the end; earring, torque; cuirass; in right
field 2-bar anchor, star and crescent above; border 12 - 15:30h;
rev: bare-headed bust, left, w/diadem and short beard, surrounded by 4 lines of letters the top one being BACIΛEΩC;

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

ex: H. Hass, GER.
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Elymais -- Prince A, late 2nd to early 3rd cent. AD28 viewsVan’r Haaff 19.1.1-1Ba, Alram - ;
mint: Susa, Axis 13h;
obv.: male bust w/diadem, loop, and 2 ribbons; top hair consisting of 1 row of dots, 1 rolled-up bun of hair in the back of the neck, side whiskers consisting of 1 row of dots, med.-long beard of 2 rows, mustache; tunic/cuirass w/shoulder pads; in right field anchor w/1 upper and 1 lower cross bar, crescent above on rim; dotted border 16 - 18h;
rev.: Artemis (?), right, w/bow in extended left hand while reaching over right shoulder for arrow with the right hand; wearing long tunic w/vertical stripes; in front of bow horizontal dash;
black patina on obv. and rev.;

ex: J. Elsen, BEL.
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Elymais -- Prince A, late 2nd to early 3rd cent. AD28 viewsAE 14, 2,31gr,;
Van’t Haaff 19.1.1-1Ae-h; Alram - ;
mint: Susa, axis: 12h;
obv.: male bust w/2-strand diadem; top hair consisting of 2 rows of dots and a small tuft in the front, side whiskers and med.-log beard consisting of 2 rows of dots, small bun in the back of the neck, mustache; necklace or collar of tunic; dotted border 9 - 14:30h;
rev.: Artemis (?) with large head gear, wearing long tunic; right arm reaching over shoulder for arrow; in left field crescent;
black patina on obv. and rev.;

ex: J. Elsen, BEL.
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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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Sogdiana (Samarkand), Unknown Ruler, 4.-5. cent. AD27 viewsAR scyphate obol, 0,32gr. , 9,5mm;
MACW 350;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/4 lines for top hair, 3 lines for neck hair; necklace (?) ;
rev.: headless and footless, heavily stylized archer, facing, w/bow and arrow in left hand, wearing tunic w/belt; large dot in left field, ∫ below;

ex: R. Thun, FL.
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Dareios of Media Atropatene (?), ca. 70 BC27 viewsAR dr., 3,9gr, 19,9mm; Sellwood 36.9var., Shore 155var.(Phraates III.), Sunrise 321var. (Phraates III; var. is earring);
mint: Rhagai; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/broad diadem, knot and 2 broad ribbons; medium-long hair in 4 waves, mustache, short beard; EARRING, multi-turn torque w/pellet finial; cuirass w/star on chest; dotted border 12 to 17h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one hand; monogram below bow; 7-line legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛoV APΣAKoV EIΠΦANoVE KAIΦIΛEΛΛHNoΣ ΦIΛOΠAToPoE EVEPΓEToV;

ex: Vienna, VA, Coin Show
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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.
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Orodes II., 57 - 38 BC27 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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Vologases I., 51 - 55, 59 - 78 AD27 viewsAR diobol, 1,20gr, 12,1mm; Sellwood Num. Chron. 1989, pp. 162/3, pl. 42, type 1, Shore 379/80, Sunrise 425; Sinisi -;
mint: probably Persis; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem, 2 loops and 2 ribbons; medium-long, curly hair, mustache, med.-long beard squared at the end; 2-layer necklace; dotted border 10-15:30h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in outstretched hand; circular legend: KVPI(O)VOΛIΓ(ACOV)TOV;

ex: CNG Electronic Auction 90.

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

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

ex: Vienna Coin Show, VA.
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Osroes II., 190 AD27 viewsAR dr., 3,37gr, 20,25mm; Sellwood 85 type, Shore -, Sunrise -;
mint: Ekbatana; axis: 12h;
obv.: head, left, w/tiara, 4-strand diadem, 2 loops, and 3 ribbons; crest and side of tiara decorated w/pellets on stalks; long ear flaps; long pointed beard of vertical lines, mustache; earring, segmented necklace; bust is completed at bottom of flan by curved line for neck, which is joined to the earring by a vertical line; dotted border 7 to 16h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, bow floating in the field, below mint monogram A w/top bar; throne back w/2 cross bars; archer appears headless except for 2 horizontal lines (the cap’s ties and 1 diagonal dash); no Aramaic/Pahlavi top line , 4 discernible lines of ‘Greek’ legend, plenty of dots instead of letters;

ex: Freeman & Sear Mail Bid Sale 17 (12/09) #46 (A. Lynn Collection),
ex: Superior NYCINC Auction (12/98) #1126,
cf. B. Peus Auction 384 # 408, same obv. and rev. dies, different coin.
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Artabanos IV., 216 - 224 AD27 viewsAR dr., 3,65gr, 20mm; Sellwood 89.1, Shore 464, Sunrise 461 (Artabanos VI., 212-224/7);
mint: Ekbatana; axis: 12h;
obv.: head, left, w/tiara and 2-layer diadem, double loop, 2 ribbons, and 1 neck flap; over the crest of the tiara a row of 18 pellets on stalks, 4 pellets on stalks on the side, ear flap w/4 pellets; mustache, med.-long forked beard; large eye, molded cheek; double necklace; in upper right field abbreviation of the king’s name in Aramaic/Pahlavi >y; dotted border 7 to 16h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one extended hand and monogram Ā w/dot between the legs below bow; archer has legs crossed; throne seat as ⊼; peculiar vertical line behind throne (upholstered back?); 5 entirely or partially visible lines of legend, the top line in Aramaic/Pahlavi, the other 4 in ‘Greek’;

ex: Vienna Coin Show, VA.
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Dareios of Media Atropatene or Phraates III., 70 - 57 BC27 viewsAE 14, 2,07gr., 13,8mm;
Sellw. 36.20 (Dareios), Shore 163 (Phraates III.);
mint: Ekbatana, axis: 12h;
obv: bare-headed, left, w/diadem, knot and a broad ribbon; medium-long hair in 4 waves, mustache, short beard; necklet w/center medallion; cuirass; on the right side Nike holding diadem;
rev.: winged Nike walking right, 6-line legend visible.
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Sanabares, 125 AD ?27 viewsAEdr., 3,41gr., 15,89mm;
Sellw. 93.1, Shore -, Koch 8, 49, 50;
mint: Margiane, axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem, ribbon, and triangular bow; long billowing hair in 3 waves, top comb like, medium-long beard, handlebar mustache, cheek hair; 3-layer necklace; large almond shaped eye; dotted border 11 - 15:30h; at 10h probably trace of crescent and star;
rev.: well-shaped archer, right, on seat, w/bow in left hand, mint mark Π below, random lettering around rim;

ex: H. Hass, GER.
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Elymais -- Orodes IV. and Ulfan, 2nd half of 2nd cent. AD27 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 -- Prince A, late 2nd to early 3rd cent. AD27 viewsAE hemidr., 1,47gr;
Van’t Haaff 19.1 type, Alram - ;
mint: Susa, axis: 12h;
obv.: male bust w/2-strand diadem and ribbon; top hair consisting of 1 row of dots, bun in back of neck, side whiskers 1 row of dots, med.-long beard 2 rows of dots, mustache; necklace; dotted border 8 - 11h;
rev.: Artemis (?) w/headgear and bow in extended left hand while reaching w/right arm over right shoulder for arrow; upper garment consisting of
4 flaps, lower garment of 3 large flaps.

ex: J. Elsen, BEL.
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Elymais -- Prince B, 3rd cent. AD27 viewsAE 13, 2,88gr., 12,68mm;
Van’t Haaff 20.1.1-1-2, Alram - ;
mint: Susa, axis: 12h;
obv.: bust, left, w/2-strand diadem; top hair tied to a mushroom like bunch, 2 floating ribbons, another bunch of equal size in the back of the neck, mustache, med.-long beard; necklace; collar of tunic/cuirass, shoulder pad; in left field half anchor w/1 upper and 1 lower crossbar, crescent and dot on top rim of coin; dotted border 7-11;
rev.: Athena, left, w/helmet and lance in right hand, left hand resting on shield; wearing 2-part garment w/2 flaps on the upper part; dotted border 10 - 12, 12:30 - 16h.

ex: J. Elsen, BEL.
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Roman Empire: Lucius Verus, 161 - 169 AD26 viewsAR denarius, 3,51gr, 18,7mm;
mint: Rome, date: 166 AD, axis: 13h;
RIC III, 548;
obv.: laureate bust, right, w/1 loop and 2 ribbons,; long curly beard, mustache, curly short hair; legend: LVERUS AVG ARM PARTH MAX; dotted border 6 - 10;
rev: Parthian captive, seated right, hands tied behind back, at feet quiver, bow, and weapons; exergual line; legend: TR P VI IMP III COS II; dotted border 2 - 10;

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

ex: Münzen und Medaillen Auktion 29, # 2583.
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Gotarzes I. 95 - 87 BC or Sinatrukes 93 - 70 BC;26 viewsAR dr., 3,99gr, 20,7mm; Sellwood 33.5, Shore 117, Sunrise --;
mint: Rhagai, axis: 12h;
obv.: head, left, w/tiara (3 rows of pellets, stags running to the right on crest, horn as side decoration, long ear flaps) and diadem w/knot and 2 ribbons; mustache, long beard; ear?, torque w/single pellet finial; cuirass; dotted border 8 to 14h;
rev.: archer, right, w/bow in one hand; 5-line legend (Sellwood type ii): BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛOV APΣAKOV ΘEOΠATOPOV NIKATOPOΣ; exergual line;

ex: H. Hass, Germany.
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Phraates II., 138-127 BC, 26 viewsAR tdr., 16,22gr, 30,06mm; Sellwood 17.1var., Shore --, Sunrise 268;
Mint: Seleukia; axis 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, right, w/diadem, knot and 2 ribbons; short hair, longer in neck, short beard; small earring, no necklace visible;
rev.: male bearded deity, left, on throne, on outstretched right arm winged goddess offering diadem, in left arm cornucopia w/grapes off the top; 4-line legend in 2+2 format: BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛOY APΣAKOY NIKHΦOPOY; below exergual line composite monogram, in left field outside legend second composite monogram;

ex: The New York Sale (Baldwin's).
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Orodes I. 90 - 77 BC26 viewsAR dr., 4,05gr, 20,6mm; Sellwood 31.5, Shore 122, Sunrise 308 (Mithradates III.);
mint: Ekbatana, axis: 12h;
obv.: head, left, w/tiara (3 rows of pellets, six-point star as side ornament, long ear flap) and diadem w/knot and ribbon; mustache, short beard; earring, torque w/pellet finial, cuirass w/star (?) on chest; dotted border 7 to 11:30h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in right hand; 7-line legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓΛΛoV ΛPΣΛKoV ΛVToKPΛT(oPoΣ) (ΦI)ΛoΠΛT(oPoΣ) EΠIΦΛNoVΣ (ΦIΛ E)ΛΛΗNo(Σ); exergual line;

ex: T. Cederlind
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Orodes I. 90 - 77 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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Phraates III., 70 - 57 BC26 viewsAR dr., 4,11 gr, 17,9mm; Sellwood 38.13, Shore 176; Sunrise 338;
mint: Artemita; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/broad diadem, 3 ribbons; long hair in 5 waves, mustache, long pointed beard; multi-turn torque w/sea-horse finial; cuirass w/star on chest; dotted border 8:30 to 14:30;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one hand; monogram below bow; 6-line legend mostly composed of dots and quite illegible: BΛΣIΛEΛ, the following 3 lines are garbled, EΠIΦANo(V)Σ ΦIΛEΛ(ΛHNoΣ);
in: Parthika.fr, Les Différents Types;

ex: B. Peus, Auction 388, ex: B. Peus, Auction 338.
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Artabanos II., 10 - 38 AD26 viewsAR dr., 3,46gr, 22,9mm; Sellwood 63.6, Shore 345, Sunrise 412 (Artabanos IV.);
mint: Ekbatana; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/4-strand diadem, 2 loops and 3 ribbons; medium-long, almost straight hair, mustache, long square-cut beard; earring, 3-turn necklace; tunic/cuirass w/star on chest; dotted border 9:30 - 13:30h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in vise-like outstretched hand; below bow monogram; 7-line legend: BΛCIΛEΩ(C) BΛCIΛEΩN ΛPCΛ(KOV) EVEPΓPETO(V) ΔIXAIOV (E)ΠIΦΛNOYC (ΦIΛE)ΛΛXOC, plus one extra line, (E)ΠIΦΛNOYC, on the left side - possibly a remnant of a previous strike;

ex: Intercollecteur, FRA; ex: J. Elsen, Vente 66, 2001, # 374.
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Osroes II., 190 AD26 viewsAR dr., 3,28gr, 18,25mm; Sellwood -, Shore -, Sunrise -;
mint: Ekbatana; axis: 12h;
obv.: head, left, w/tiara, 4-strand diadem, 2 loops, and 4 ribbons; crest and side of tiara decorated w/linked pellets on stalks; long ear flaps; long pointed beard of vertical lines, mustache; earring, 2-layer necklace; dotted border 7 to 14h;
rev.: archer, left, on throne, w/bow in extended hand, below mint monogram A w/top bar; throne back w/3 cross bars; top line off flan, 3 discernible lines of ‘Greek’ legend;

ex: Freeman & Sear Mail Bid Sale 17 (12/09) #47 (A. Lynn Collection),
ex: Superior NYCINC Auction (12/98) #1129,
cf. B. Peus Auction 388 # 705, same dies, different flan.
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Artabanos IV., 216 - 224 AD26 viewsAR dr., 3,42gr, 20,2mm; Sellwood 89.1, Shore 464, Sunrise 461 (Artabanos VI., 212-224/7) ;
mint: Ekbatana; axis: 12h;
obv.: head, left, w/tiara and 2-layer diadem, double loop, 2 ribbons, and neck flap; over the crest of the tiara a row of 18 pellets on stalks, 6 pellets on stalks on the side, ear flap w/4 pellets; mustache, med.-long forked beard; large eye, molded cheek; double necklace; in upper right field abbreviation of the king’s name in Aramaic/Pahlavi >y; complete dotted border;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one extended hand and monogram Ā w/dot between the legs below bow; archer has legs crossed; throne seat as ⊼; peculiar vertical line behind throne (upholstered back?); 5 lines of legend, the top line in Aramaic/Pahlavi, the other 4 in ‘Greek’;

ex: Vienna Coin Show, VA.
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Vardanes I., 40 - 45 AD26 viewsAE10, 1,0gr., 10,3mm;
Sellw. 64 type, Shore --;
mint: Mithradatkart (?)
obv.: bare-headed, left w/diadem and ribbons; mustache, long hair in waves, short rounded beard; earring, 2-layer necklace; dotted almost complete border;
rev.: monogram 30 in the center, surrounded by a spiral of dots;

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.
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Elymais -- Prince B, 3rd cent. AD26 viewsAE12, 2,41gr, 12,12mm;
Van’t Haaff 20.1.1.-1A, Alram - ;
mint; Susa/, axis: 13h;
obv.: bust, left, w/large 2-strand diadem and 2 loops; top hair tied to a mushroom like bunch, 2 floating ribbons, another large rolled up bun in the back of the neck, mustache, med.-long, fringe like beard; necklace (?); collar of tunic/cuirass and shoulder pad; dotted border 6 - 8:30h;
rev.: Athena, right, w/lance in right hand, left hand resting on shield; 2-part garment w/front flaps; dotted border 13 - 19h;

ex: J. Elsen, BEL.
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Elymais -- Unknown ruler, uncertain date26 viewsAE 8, hemidrachm, 1,14gr;
Van’t Haaff 21.1-1, Alram --;
obv.: primitive head/bust, left, w/diadem; large fish eye; short beard cons. of 4 spikes, hair in back of head also represented by spikes (5);
rev.: anchor w/single bottom cross bar;

ex: J. Elsen, BEL.
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Persis25 viewsUnknown Ruler, ca. 125 BC, AR dr., 3,85gr., 15,66mm;
Alram NB1, Sunrise 579, K&M 3/9, Mitchener ACW 737 ff.
mint: Persepolis, axis: 15h;
obv.: head, right, w/ diadem and kyrbasia surmounted by eagle and crescent; short beard; earring;
rev.: fire temple in center surmounted by Ahura Mazda, on left king standing right, on right eagle on standard;

ex: Vienna Coin Show, VA.
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Unknown King, 80-70 BC25 viewsAR tdr., 15,67gr, 30,7mm; Sellwood 30.2, Shore --, Sunrise 311 (Arsakes XVI., 78/77-62/61 BC); mint: Seleukia, axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem, knot and 2 ribbons; medium-long hair in 3 waves, short beard in vertical curls; multi-turn torque w/single pellet finial; cuirass; dotted border 7 to 14:30h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in right hand; composite monogram above bow; 7-line legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛOY APΣAKOY ΘEOΠATOPOΣ EYEPΓETOY EΠIΦANOYΣ ΦIΛEΛΛΗNOΣ; exergual line;

ex: Baldwin's Auction 90, David Sellwood Collection.
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Phraates II., 138-127 BC, 25 viewsAR dr., 3,87gr, 19,4mm; Sellwood 16.13, Shore 53, Sunrise --;
mint: Epardos; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem, knot and ribbon; short helmet like hair with curly fringe, longer in neck, short beard consisting of 2 rows of curls; necklace w/opposing pellet finials; dotted border 7:30 to 15h; in right field inside border the letters EΠA;
rev.: archer, left, on omphalos, w/bow in right hand; 2+2 line legend: BAΣIΛEΩ(Σ) MEΓAΛoY APΣAKoY ΘEoΠAToPo(Σ); gide lines and exergual line;

ex: David Sellwood Collection (New York Sale XXXIV), Sellwood 1980 ed. plate coin.
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Mithradates I., 171 - 131 BC,25 viewsAE chalkos, 2,64gr, 17mm; Sellwood 8.2, Shore 22, Sunrise --;
mint: Hekatomphylos, axis: 12h;
obv.: beardless bust, left, in bashlyk w/chin strap and neck guard; 3 forelocks; earring;
rev.: horse, right, prancing; legend above head: (A)PΣAK (OY)in mirror image;

ex: J. Jencek
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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.
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Dareios of Media Atropatene (?), ca.70 BC25 viewsAR dr., 4,11gr, 21mm; Sellwood 36.12var., Shore 158 (Phraates III.), Sunrise 322 (Phraates III.);
mint: Mithradatkart; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/broad diadem, knot and 2 ribbons joined at the ends; medium-long hair in 5 waves, mustache, short beard; multi-turn torque w/pellet finial; cuirass w/star on chest; dotted border 9 to 17h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one hand; monogram below bow; 7-line legend: BΛΣIΛEΩ(Σ) MEΓΛΛoV ΛPΣΛKoV ΦIΛEΛ(Λ)HNoV(Σ) EΠIΦΛNoV(to be read from the inside) ΦIΛoΠΛToPoΣ EVEPΓEToV;

ex: CNG eAuction 246.
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Vologases IV., 147 - 191 AD25 viewsBI tdr., 13,88gr; 28,06mm; Sellw. 84.13var., Shore 427, Sunrise 451var.;
mint: Seleukia; axis: 12h; date: ΔΞY, month AΠEΛΛAIOΣ ( Nov. 151 AD) ;
obv.: head, left, w/tiara and 4-strand diadem, 1 loop and 2 broad ribbons; tiara w/row of dots on crest and horn on the side; 1 lock of hair on temple, mustache, long beard w/squared-off tip; earring, 3-layer necklace; tunic/cuirass w/ornamental fishbone border, E and crescent on shoulder; dotted border 13 to 15h; in right field a large B;
rev.: king, left, on throne, receiving wreath or diadem from facing goddess in long robe; between the heads the year ΔΞY; exergual line; 5 lines of legend visible: BACIΛEΩ(N) OΛAΓACO(Y) AΠEΛΛ(AIOY) EΠIΦANOY(C) (ΦIΛEΛΛHN(OC);

ex: J. Elsen Vente 67, # 311.
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Phraatakes, 2BC - 4 AD25 viewsBI tdr., 9,66gr; 25,5mm; Sellw. 57.10-12 , Shore -, Sunrise -;
mint: Seleukia; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/4-strand diadem; medium-long hair in 5 rows of curls, mustache, med.-long pointed beard; 3-layer necklace (w/1 strange interrupted line running above and across); tunic/cuirass w/ornamental border; in upper left field goddess w/diadem, goddess in right field off flan; dotted border 10 to 13h.
rev.: king, right, on throne w/bow in outstretched right hand; below the year AIT = 1 AD; pellet between throne legs; exergual line; 6 lines of legend visible: (BΛCIΛEΩC) BΛCIΛE(ΩN) (ΛP)CΛK(OY) EYEPΓETO(Y) ΔIKΛIOV, no month, (E)ΠIΦΛNOVC (ΦIΛE)ΛΛHNO(C);

A Sellwood 1980 plate coin (57.10);

ex: Baldwin’s Auction 96 (09/15), multiple coin lot (ex David Sellwood Collection); Michael Mitchiner, ACW, p. 116, #601, plate coin.
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Osroes I. Forgery,25 viewsFORGERY!! AR dr., 4,45gr(!), 20,8mm; after Sellwood 80.1, etc., same dies as with the previous coin, but wrong weight;

bought from a now defunct Dutch seller as genuine.
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Artabanos IV., 216 - 224 AD25 viewsAR dr., 3,62gr, 19,59mm; Sellwood 89.3, Shore 465, Sunrise - ;
mint: Ekbatana; axis: 12h;
obv.: head, left, w/tiara and 2-layer diadem, double loop and 2 ribbons; over the crest of the tiara a row of 18 pellets on stalks, 4 pellets on stalks on the side, ear flap w/4 pellets; mustache, med.-long forked beard; large eye, molded cheek; double necklace; in upper right field abbreviation of the king’s name in Aramaic/Pahlavi >y; complete dotted border;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one extended hand and monogram X w/top bar below bow; archer has both legs; throne seat as ⊼; peculiar curved vertical line behind throne (upholstered back ?); 5 entirely or partially visible lines of legend, the top line in Aramaic/Pahlavi, the other 4 in ‘Greek’;

ex: CNG Triton VII (01/04), #509.
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Elymais -- Phraates, late 1st - early 2nd cent. AD25 viewsAE dr., 2,68gr, 12,45mm;
Van't Haaff 14.4.1-1Aa,b, Alram - ;
mint: Susa, axis: 13:30;
obv.: head, facing, w/tiara decorated w/pellets(pearls?) on crest and center line, and diadem; mustache, long beard (vertical lines fanning out); ears; in right field single crossbar anchor w/crescent and pellet above; dotted border 8 - 13h;
rev.: double diadem w/bow and 2 ribbons; in left and right field pellet in crescent.
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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 -- Prince B, 3rd cent. AD,25 viewsAE 13, 2,72gr, 13,42mm;
Van’t Haaff 20.1.1-1Ab, Alram - ;
mint: Susa, axis: 15h;
obv.: bust, left, w/2-strand diadem; top hair tied to a mushroom like bunch, 2 floating ribbons, another, smaller size bunch in the back of the neck, mustache, med.-long beard; collar of tunic/cuirass and shoulder pad; partial anchor in right field; dotted border 7 - 10h;
rev.: Athena, right, w/helmet/headdress, spear in right hand, leaning on shield in left hand; garment w/2 front flaps; dotted border 14 - 21h;

ex: J.Elsen, BEL.
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Elymais --Kamnaskires V., 54/53 - 33/32 BC25 viewsAR dr., 3,23gr., 15,05mm;
Alram 464var., Van’t Haaff 9.1.2-1a;
mint; Seleukia on the Hedyphon, axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem and ribbons; short cap-like hair, mustache, medium-long, full beard; earring, necklace; cuirass; in right field one-bar anchor w/star above; dotted border 11 - 15h;
rev.: bare-headed bust, left,w/diadem and ribbon; medium-long, full beard, surrounded by 4-line meaningless legend, bottom line only partially visible;

ex: S. Album, CA.
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Persis24 viewsVadfradad (Autophradates) II., 1st cent. BC, AR dr., 4,17gr.,16,74mm;
Alram (Vadfradad III.), Sunrise 585, K&M 4/1
mint: Persepolis, axis: 13h;
obv.: bare-headed bust, right, w/diadem and 2 ribbons; med.-long cap like hair, long full beard, mustache; earring, triple necklace; tunic/cuirass; crescent above head;
rev.: fire temple w/part of Ahura Mazda above; to left, king standing to right, right column surmounted by eagle standing left; Aramaic legend;

ex: CNG auction 301, #124.
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Elymais -- Kamnaskires V., 54/53 - 33/32 BC24 viewsAR dr., 3,0gr., 15,01mm;
Alram p. 146, #464var., Van’t Haaff 9.1.2 - 6 B var. (monogr.);
Mint: Seleukia on the Hedyphon; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem and ribbons; short, hat like hair, long, pointed full beard, mustache,; earring, necklace; cuirass;
rev.: small bare-headed bust surrounded by illegible inscription, monogr. A left in front of face;

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

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

most likely a contemporary Eastern forgery;

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

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

ex: H. Hass, Germany.
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Unknown King 80 - 70 BC24 viewsAR tdr., 15,35gr, 31,4mm; Sellwood 30.2, Shore --, Sunrise 311 (Arsakes XVI. 78/7-62/1 BC);
mint: Seleukia, axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem, knot and 2 ribbons; mustache, medium-long hair in 3 waves; multi-turn torque w/single pellet finial; cuirass; dotted border 8:30 to 15:30; perhaps the most beautiful of all Parthian ruler portraits;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in right hand, composite monogram above bow; 7-line legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓΛOV APΣAKOV ΘEOΠATOPOΣ EVEPΓETOV EΠIΦANOVΣ ΦIΛEΛΛΗNOΣ; exergual line;
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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.
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Pakoros II., 77/78-105 AD24 viewsAR tdr., 14,13gr, 26,5mm; Sellwood 73.2., Shore 394, Sunrise 430 (Pakoros I, 78-120 AD), Sinisi Type Ia, p. 84;
mint: Seleukia; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/ 4-layer broad diadem, 2 loops and 2 broad ribbons; medium-long hair in 4 waves of curls, beardless; 3-layer necklace; cuirass/tunic w/ornamental border; in upper right field A; dotted border 12:30 to 17:30h;
rev.: king, left, on throne, facing goddess w/staff or sceptre offering diadem in right hand; dagger on the left side(?); 4 lines of legend readable: ΔIKAIO(V) (A)PTE(MIΣIOV) EΠIΦANO(VC) (ΦIΛE)ΛΛHN(OC); exergual line; between the heads the year ΘΠT (= 77/78 AD)
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Pakoros II., 77/78 - 105 AD24 viewsAR tdr., 14,41gr, 28,3mm; Sellwood 73.7 or 8, Shore 394var., Sunrise 430var. (Pakoros I, 78-120 AD), Sinisi Type I var., p. 84;
mint: Seleukia; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/4-layer broad diadem, 1 loop and 2 broad ribbons; medium-long hair in 4 waves of curls, beardless; 3-layer necklace; in upper right field Γ; dotted border 8 to 16h;
rev.: king, left, on throne, facing goddess w/staff or sceptre offering diadem in right hand; dagger on the left side(?); 4 lines of legend readable: (BACIΛEΩC) (B)ACIΛ(EΩN) (APCAKOY) (Π)AK(OPOV) EΠIΦANO(VC) (ΦIΛ)EΛΛHN(OC); exergual line; between the heads the year ΦT (78 AD);

ex: H.D. Rauch 94. Auktion 2014.
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Vologases IV., 147 - 191 AD24 viewsBI tdr., 13,83gr; 25,62mm; Sellw. 84.49, Shore - , Sunrise - ;
mint: Seleukia; axis: 12h; date: ζΠY, month ΔIOΣ (Oct. 174 AD);
obv.: head, left, w/tiara and 4-strand diadem, 1 loop and 3 ribbons; tiara w/long ear flap; 1 lock of hair on temple, mustache, long beard (dashes) w/squared-off tip; earring, 2-layer necklace; tunic/cuirass w/ornamental fishbone border, on shoulder Ε and crescent; in right field a large B; border 12-16h;
rev.: king, left, on throne, receiving wreath or diadem from facing goddess in long robe; between the heads the year ζΠY; exergual line; parts of 5 lines of legend visible: (B)ACIΛ(EΩN) (OΛ)AΓA(COV) ΔIOV (Δ)IKA(IOV) EΠI+A(NOVC);

ex: B. Peus Auktion 388/89, # 689.
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Vologases III., 105 - 147 AD24 viewsAR dr., 3,32gr, 21,8mm; Sellwood 78.6, Shore -, Sunrise 439var. (Pakoros I., 78-120 AD);
mint: Ekbatana ; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w 3-strand diadem, 2 loops and 3 ribbons; long triangular beard, mustache; long hair in 3 waves; earring, 3-layer necklace; dotted border 7 to 15h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one outstretched hand and mint monogram below; throne seat (..) and 4 cross bars and 2 dots but no vertical throne back, archer is missing left lower leg, cross below right thigh for throne leg; most of the legend is unreadable;
Especially poor workmanship on a re-used flan - the obv. face has no upper lip, the diadem has only 3 strands, the rev. is hastily struck;

ex: H. Hass, GER.
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Artabanos IV., 216 - 224 AD24 viewsAR dr., 3,45gr, 19,7mm; Sellwood 90.1, Shore 464, Sunrise 462 (Artabanos VI., 212-224/7) ;
mint: Ekbatana; axis: 12h;
obv.: head, left, w/tiara and 3-layer diadem, double loop, 2 ribbons, and neck flap; over the crest of the tiara a row of 16 pellets on stalks, under the crest a row of dots, a six point star on the side, ear flap w/5 pellets; mustache, med.-long forked beard; large eye, molded cheek; double necklace w/row of pellets in the center (?); complete dotted border;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one extended hand and monogram X w/top bar below bow; archer has 2 legs; throne seat as ⊼; peculiar vertical line behind throne (upholstered back?); 4 lines of legend visible (the top line in Aramaic/Pahlavi ), the showing 3 lines in ‘Greek’;

ex: Baldwin’s Auction 90 (09/14), #1272 (The David Sellwood Collection).
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Elymais -- Prince A, late 2nd to early 3rd cent. AD24 viewsAE 13, 2,72gr, 13,4mm;
Van’t Haaff 19.1.1-1Ai, Alram - ;
mint: Susa, axis: 14h;
obv.: male bust, left, w/2-strand diadem, loop, and 2 ribbons; top hair consisting of 1 row of dots and a small tuft in the front, a large rolled-up bun in back of neck, no side whiskers,, med.-long beard consisting of 2 rows of dots, mustache; collar of tunic; dotted border 8 - 14h;
rev.: Artemis (?) w/elaborate head dress and bun of hair in the back of the neck; 3 dots in front of face; wearing belted tunic and holding bow in outstretched left hand while the right is reaching over the shoulder for an arrow; exergual line;
black patina on obv. and rev.;

ex: J. Elsen, BEL.
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Elymais -- Phraates, early to mid-2nd cent. AD,24 viewsAE dr., 3,15gr,
Van't Haaff 14.1.1-2A-C, Alram 474-476;
mint: Susa, axis: 12h;
obv.: head, facing, w/tiara, diadem and 2 ribbons right side, tiara has a pearl crest and 2 recents w/pellets to left and right of a dotted center line; in upper right field crescent w/pellet, below anchor w/top and bottom crossbar; on rim of left field FRA; dotted border13 - 16h;
rev.: helmeted figure, right, w/bow in left outstretched hand, the right hand taking arrow from quiver in back; circular corrupted Greek legend, inside out, meaning King Phraates; dotted border 8 - 11h, 14 - 17h;
verdigris on both sides of coin;

ex: Vienna Coin Show, VA.
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Elymais -- Unknown Ruler, uncertain date24 viewsAE 9, hemidrachm, 1,23gr;
Van’t Haaff 21.1-1, Alram --;
mint: unknown, axis: 12h;
obv.: bust, left, w/diadem, loop (?); top hair consisting of 1 row of curls, large bun in the back of the head, mustache, med.-long beard; collar or necklace;
rev.: anchor w/single upper bar;

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

ex: Busso Peus Auction 386/387
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Mithradates I., 171-138 BC,23 viewsAR dr., 4,03gr, 19,6mm; Sellwood 10.1, Shore 12,13, Sunrise 254;
mint: Hekatomphylos, axis: 12h
obv.: beardless bust, left, in bashlyk w/2 chin straps and diadem w/knot and 2 ribbons; 3 forelocks; earring; not exactly a flattering portrait;
rev.: archer, right, on omphalos, w/bow in right hand; 3-line legend: (BA)ΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛOY AΣAKOY (sic);

ex: H. Hass, Germany
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Unknown Ruler, 80 - 70 BC23 viewsAR tdr., 15,67gr, 30,7mm; Sellwood 30.2, Shore --, Sunrise 311 (Arsakes XVI., 78/77-62/61 BC); mint: Seleukia, axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem, knot and 2 ribbons; medium-long hair in 3 waves, short beard in vertical curls; multi-turn torque w/single pellet finial; cuirass; dotted border 7 to 14:30h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in right hand; composite monogram above bow; 7-line legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛOY APΣAKOY ΘEOΠATOPOΣ EYEPΓETOY EΠIΦANOYΣ ΦIΛEΛΛΗNOΣ; exergual line;
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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.
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Unknown King, 80 - 70 BC23 views
AR dr., 4,21gr, 20,5mm; Sellwood 30 type, Shore --, Sunrise --;
mint: probably Mithradatkart, axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/broad diadem, knot and 2 ribbons; medium-long hair in 4 waves, mustache, short beard; multi-turn torque w/single pellet finial; cuirass; traces of monogram in right field; complete bust;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one hand; garbled 5-line legend;
peculiar coin; cf. The New York Sale XXXIV, The David Sellwood Collection , #398, almost identical coin, there called 'unique';
in: Parthika.fr, Les Différents Types, as Sellw. 30.30;

ex: Vienna Coin Show, VA.
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Phraates IV., 38 - 2 BC23 viewsAR tdr., 14,19gr, 28mm; Sellwood 51.28(?)., Shore -, Sunrise -;
mint: Seleukia; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/ 4-layer broad diadem, knot and 3 ribbons; medium-long hair in 4 waves, mustache, medium-long pointed beard; wart on forehead; multi-turn torque; cuirass;
rev.: king, right, on throne, facing goddess offering palm branch in outstretched right hand while holding cornucopia in left arm; 7-line legend: BACIΛEΩ(C) BACIΛEΩN APΣAKO(V off flan) EYEPΓEToY ΔIKAIOY (the bottom line to be read rom the inside), EΠIΦΛNOYC (ΦIΛ off flan)EΛΛHNO(C off flan); exergual line; below bottom line in exergue the month XAN (Xandikou)and the year ZΠ(C) (287 Sel.= 26 BC);

ex: H. Lanz, Germany.
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Phraates IV., 38 - 2 BC23 viewsAR dr., 3,86gr, 17mm; Sellwood 53.6, Shore -, Sunrise -;
mint: Rhagai; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/4-layer diadem and 4 ribbons; medium-long hair in 5 waves, mustache, medium-long shaped beard; warts on forehead and next to nostril; segmented necklace; in the right upper field eagle on line w/diadem, in the left a star; dotted border 10 to 14h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one hand, monogram below bow, star behind head; 7-line meaningless legend;
in: Parthika.fr, Les Différents Types;

ex: W. Derfler, Germany.
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Pakoros II., 77/78 - 105 AD23 viewsAR tdr., 14,43gr, 27,91mm; Sellwood 73.2-5, Shore 394, Sunrise 430var. (Pakoros I, 78-120AD), Sinisi Type Ib, p. 84;
mint: Seleukia; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/ 4-layer broad diadem, 2 loops and 2 broad ribbons; medium-long hair in 4 waves of curls, beardless; 3-layer necklace; cuirass/tunic w/ornamental border; in upper right field B; dotted border 8 to 13:30h;
rev.: king, left, on throne, facing goddess w/staff or sceptre offering diadem in right hand; dagger on the left side(?); 6 lines of legend readable: BACIΛEΩ(C) BACIΛEΩ(N) APC(AKOY) ΠAKO(POV) EΠIΦAN(OVC) (ΦIΛ)EΛΛH(NOC); exergual line; between the heads the year ΘΠT (= 77/78 AD);

ex: Vienna Coin Show, VA.
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Pakoros II., 77/78 - 105 AD23 viewsAR tdr., 14,29gr, 25,84mm; Sellwood 76.1, Shore -, Sunrise 433 (Pakoros I, 78 - 120 AD); Sinisi, Type III, p. 87;
mint: Seleukia; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, torso facing, w/broad diadem and 2 broad ribbons; medium-long hair in 4 waves of curls, mustache, short beard; lock on temple; 4 layer necklace w/pendant(?); cuirass/tunic w/ornamental herringbone border; dagger on left side ?; dotted border 7:30 to 11:30;
rev.: king, right, on throne, dagger on his left(?), facing goddess offering diadem in right hand while holding staff/sceptre in left arm; between head year ΔY (= 92/93 AD); 6 lines of legend visible: (BACIΛEΩC) (B)ACIΛEΩ(N) APCAK(OY) ΠAKOPO(Y) ΔIKAIOY ΠANH(MOY)? EΠIΦANOY(C) (ΦIΛ)EΛΛHN(OΣ); exergual line;

a Sinisi (Sylloge Nummorum Parthicorum) plate coin, #1175A, plate 62;
also in: Parthia.com, Pakoros II., type 76; and in: Parthika.fr, Les Différentes Types;

ex: CNG Triton XIII (01/10), # 761 (ex: Todd Ballen Collection).
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Vologases IV., 147 -191 AD23 viewsBI (silver wash) tdr., 9,05gr; 25mm; Sellw. 84.125, Shore - , Sunrise - ;
mint: Seleukia; axis: 12h; date: BΦ, month ΔYΣTPOΣ (Febr. 190 AD);
obv.: head, left, w/tiara and 4-strand diadem, 1 loop and 3 ribbons; tiara w/ornamental horn on the side and long ear flap; 1 lock of hair on temple, mustache, long beard (dashes) w/squared-off tip; earring, 2-layer necklace; tunic/cuirass w/ornamental fishbone border; in right field a large B;
rev.: king, left, on throne, receiving wreath or diadem from facing goddess in long robe; between the heads the year BΦ; exergual line; parts of 1 line of legend in exergue readable: VCT;
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Vologases IV., 147 - 191 AD23 viewsBI tdr., 13,88gr; 24,74mm; Sellw. 84.48, Shore - , Sunrise - ;
mint: Seleukia; axis: 12h; date: EΠY, month ΔIOΣ(Oct. 173 AD);
obv.: head, left, w/tiara and 4-strand diadem, 1 loop and 4 ribbons; tiara w/long ear flap; 1 lock of hair on temple, mustache, long beard (dashes) w/squared-off tip; earring, 2-layer necklace; tunic/cuirass w/ornamental fishbone border; in right field a large B;
rev.: king, left, on throne, receiving wreath or diadem from facing goddess in long robe; between the heads the year EΠY; exergual line; parts of 4 lines of legend visible: BACI(ΛEΩN) ΔI(OV) IYEPΓE(TOV) (E)ΠI+A(NOVC);

ex: Vienna Coin Show, VA.
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Unknown King, 80 - 70 BC23 viewsAR tdr., 14,23gr, 30.37mm; Sellwood 30.5, Shore -, Sunrise -;
mint: Seleukia; 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/pellet finial; tunic; dotted border 7 - 14h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in extended right hand, below arm the letters AΠO, above bow monogram over the letters AΠO; exergual line; 7-line legend visible: BAΣIΛEΩΣ) MEΓAAOY APΣAKOY EYEP(ΓETOY) (month illegible) EΠIΦΛNOYΣ ΦIΛEΛΛHNO(Σ);

ex: Baldwin’s Auction 96 (09/15), #3113 (ex: David Sellwood Collection), also in : Parthia.com, Unknown King II, and in: Parthia.fr, Les Différents Types.
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Phraatakes, 2 BC - 4 AD 23 viewsBI tdr., 14,23gr; 27,26mm; Sellw. 57.2 , Shore -, Sunrise -;
mint: Seleukia; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/4-strand diadem and 3 ribbons; medium-long hair in 3 rows of curls, mustache, med.-long tapered beard cut at then end; 4-layer necklace; tunic/cuirass w/ornamental border; in upper left field goddess w/diadem, goddess in right field off flan;
rev.: king, right, on throne w/bow in outstretched right hand; below vertically the year AIT = 1 AD; exergual line; 7 lines of legend visible: (BΛCIΛCΩC) BΛCIΛC(ΩN) (ΛPΛK(OY) CYCPΓCTO(Y) ΔIKΛIOV(to be read from inside) ΛVΔ(Y)NΛIO(V) (E)ΠIΦΛNOVC (ΦIΛ)HΛΛHNO(C);

ex: Baldwin’s Auction 96 (09/15), multiple coin lot (ex David Sellwood Collection).
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Pakoros II., 77/78 - 105 AD23 viewsAR dr., 3,75gr, 21,52mm; Sellwood 75.7, Shore 398, Sunrise 432 (Pakoros I., 78 - 120 AD); Sinisi Type VI, p. 90;
mint: Ekbatana; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/broad 4-layer diadem, double loop and 3 ribbons; med.-long hair in 3 waves, mustache, short chin beard; earring, 3-layer necklace w/medallion-like addition to the center of the bottom ring; dotted border 9:30 to 14h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one outstretched hand and monogram below bow; left lower leg missing; 7 line legend: OΛIIΛE(ΛC) OΛIIΛEΛ(N) ΛPIΛͶOC ΔIXΛI OV(to be read from the inside) bottom line illegible CΠIΦΛHI IΛΛͶ;

ex: Vienna Coin Show, VA.
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Pakoros II., 77/78 - 105 AD23 viewsAR dr., 3,72gr, 17,5mm; Sellwood -, Shore -, Sunrise -, Sinisi -;
mint: Persis ?; axis: 12h;
obv.: head, left, w/tiara and 3-layer diadem, cross (knot or monogram?), double loop and 2 ribbons; over the crest of the tiara a row of 6 hooks, 1 double hook, and a row of dots (pearls?), 1 row of dots above the diadem; mustache, med.-long beard rounded on the sides, temple lock; earring, necklace;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one outstretched hand and monogram below bow; meaningless legend consisting mainly of the letters H and Λ;

in: Parthia.com under Pakoros II., Sellwood 𝘕𝑢𝑚 𝐶𝒉𝑟o𝒏 1989, type 6;

ex: CNG Triton XIII (01/10), #754 (ex: T. Ballen Coll.), ex: Peus Auktion 386, #438,
ex: Peus Auktion 363, # 5184.
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Mithradates II., 121 - 91 BC23 viewsAE chalkous, 1,3gr., 12,7mm,
Sellw. 23type, Shore 488,
mint: ?, axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, right, w/diadem and ribbon; medium-long, cap-like hair, long beard; dotted border 9 - 15h;
rev.: bow in case, framed by three-line legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ BAΣIΛEΩN APΣAKOY.

ex: Vienna Coin Show, Vienna, VA.
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Elymais -- Phraates, late 1st - early 2nd cent. AD23 viewsAE dr., 3,23gr, 14,4mm;
Van't Haaff 14.2.2-2Ac-e, Alram - ;
mint: Susa, axis: 12h;
obv.: head, facing, w/tiara; mustache, long beard; ears; in right field anchor w/top and bottom crossbar, crescent w/pellet above; dotted border 11 - 17h;
rev.: eagle standing, facing, but head turned left; dotted border 7 - 15h;

ex: Civitas Gallery, WI.
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Elymais -- Prince A, late 2nd to early 3rd cent.AD23 viewsAE 14, 2,60gr;
Van’t Haaff 19.1.1-1B, Alram - ;
mint: Susa, axis: 12h;
obv.: male bust, left, w/2-strand diadem, loop, and 2 ribbons;flat top hair (just 1 row of dots above diadem), rolled up bun in back of neck, mustache, side whiskers, med.-long beard consisting of 2 rows of dots; earring, necklace; cuirass; in right field anchor w/1 upper and 1 lower crossbar; above head cescent; dotted border 7 - 12:30 h;
rev.: Artemis (?)w/some kind of head dress in belted tunic, standing right holding bow in outstretched right hand, reaching over her shoulder w/left arm for arrow; dot in right field; dotted border 14 - 18:30 h;
black patina on obv. and rev.;

ex: J. Elsen, BEL.
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Roman Empire: Trajan, 98 - 117 AD22 viewsAE sest., 23,23gr., 32,9mm;
BMC 1046, Coh. 328, RIC 667, MIR 594;
mint: Rome, axis: 12h;
obv.: beardless draped bust, right, w/laurel wreath, surrounded by legend IMP CAES NER TRAIANO OPTIMO AVG GER DAC PARTHICO P M TR P COS VI P P;
rev.: king seated on sella castrensis on a dais w/ guard behind him, crowning Parthamaspates w/diadem and presenting him to the kneeling Parthia; legend on top half of rim REX PARTHIS DATUS, and in exergue SC;

ex: Künker Auctions 236-239, #1046; ex: Künker Auction 174, # 780.
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Mithradates III., 57 - 54 BC22 viewsAR dr., 3,97gr, 19,5mm; Sellwood 40 type, Shore --, Sunrise --;
mint: Court at Mithradatkart, axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/broad diadem, knot and 3 ribbons joined at the ends; medium-long hair in 5 waves, mustache, short beard; segmented necklace; cuirass; dotted border 11:30 to 16:30h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one hand; monogram below bow and a second monogram resembling the letter Φ above the bow; 7-line legend: BΛΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓΛΛoY ΛPΣΛKoY EΠIΦΛNoY ΛOI retrogradeNΛIoY (perhaps for: ΔIKAIOY) ΘEoYE(Y)ΠΛToRoΣ KAIΦIΛEΛΛHNoΣ
in: Parthika.fr, Les Différents Types, as Sellw. 40.4var.
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Artabanos I., 127 -124 BC;22 viewsAR tdr., 16,22gr, 20.54mm; Sellwood 21.4var., Shore --, Sunrise 275-277var.,
16,22gr, 20,54mm, undated issue;
mint: Seleukia, axis: 12:30h
obv.: bare-headed, w/diadem, knot and 2 wide ribbons; short, cap like hair, medium long beard; earring, torque ending in griffin(?); cuirass; complete barbell border;
rev.: Demeter (?) on throne, left, holding winged goddess on left outstretched arm, cornucopia in right arm; Nereid as left rear seat leg; 2 line legend in 1+1 format: BAΣIΛΩΣ APΣAKOY; below exergual line 2 composite monograms, in left outside field horse's head;

ex: CNG 63.
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Phraates III, 70 - 57 BC22 viewsAR dr, 3,35gr, 18,9mm; Sellwood 38.14, Shore --, Sunrise 339var.;
mint: Court at Artemita (?), axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/broad diadem, 2 ribbons; long hair in 5 waves, mustache, long pointed beard; multi-turn torque; cuirass; dotted border 10:30 to 16:30;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one hand; monogram below bow; 6-line very garbled legend: BΛΣIΛEΛ MEΓALoY (ΛP)ΣΛKoY EYEPΓEToY(to be read from the inside) the last 2 lines on the left side are illegible; exergual line;

ex: B. Peus, Germany, auction 388/389 (ex: R. Gonnella collection);
ex: B. Peus, Germany, auction 376, #664.
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Phraates III, 70 - 57 BC22 viewsAR dr., 4,17gr, 19mm; Sellwood 39.10, Shore 184, Sunrise 345;
mint: Nisa; axis: 12h;
obv.: head, right, w/tiara (8 deer or antelope across crest, 3 rows of pellets, horn as side ornament), diadem, knot and 2 ribbons; mustache, medium-long beard; multi-turn torque ending in pellet; cuirass; dotted border 9:30 to 14:30;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one hand; empty sleeve reaching below seat; monogram below bow; 6-line legend: (BΛCIΛEΩC) MEΓALoV ΛPCΛKoV EVEPΓEToV (E)ΠIΦΛNoVC ΦIΛEΛΛNoC;

ex: Den of Antiquities, UK.
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Vologases IV., 147 - 191 AD22 viewsBI (silver wash)tdr., 7.68gr; 25,16mm; Sellw. 84.124-26, Shore - , Sunrise - ;
mint: Seleukia; axis: 12h; date: BΦ (189/90 AD);
obv.: head, left, w/tiara and 4-strand diadem, 1 loop and 3 ribbons; tiara w/ornamental horn on the side and long ear flap; 1 lock of hair on temple, mustache, long beard (dashes) w/squared-off tip; earring, 2-layer necklace; tunic/cuirass w/ornamental fishbone border; in right field a large B;
rev.: king, left, on throne, receiving wreath or diadem from facing goddess in long robe; between the heads the year BΦ; exergual line; parts of 3 lines of legend visible: (B)ACIΛ(EΩN) OΛA(ΓACOV) (E)ΠI+(ANOVC);
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Vologases I., 51 - 55, 59 - 78 AD22 viewsAR dr., 3,66gr, 18,86mm; Sellwood 71.2, Shore 376, Sunrise 423; Sinisi type IVb, p.61;
mint: Ekbatana ; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w 4-strand diadem, 2 loops and 3 ribbons; long tapered beard cut at the end, mustache; med.-long hair in 5 waves; wart on forehead; earring, 3-layer necklace; behind head symbol 83; dotted border 8:30 to 14:30h;
rev.: archer w/distinct face but missing one lower leg, right, on throne, w/bow in one outstretched hand and monogram below bow; 7- line legend: OΛCIΛE(ΛC) OΛΣIΛEΛ(N) HIIΛHO ΛIXVΛOI VIEΛVOI EΠIΦΛHOVOC (ΦIΛ)E(reverse)ΛΛNXO(C);

ex: Vienna Coin Show, VA.
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Vologases III., 105 - 147 AD22 viewsAR dr., 3,64gr, 20,2mm; Sellwood 78.2, Shore 412, Sunrise-;
mint: Ekbatana ; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w 4-strand diadem, 2 loops and 3 ribbons; med.-long triangular beard, mustache; long hair in 3 waves; earring, no necklace visible; flan or die fault under beard looks like 2. beard; dotted border 8 to 14:30h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one outstretched hand and mint monogram below; throne has no seat and 3 cross bars through back, archer is missing left lower leg, cross below right thigh for seat and throne leg; 7 lines of legend ⧠ΛIIΛͰ(ΛC) ⧠ΛIIΛ ͰΛͰIX(OV) ΔIXΛIOV (to be read from the inside) bottom line illegible (E)ΠIΦΛNOVC (ΦIΛ)IΛΛHXO(C).
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Parthamaspates, 116 AD,22 viewsAR dr., 20,5mm; Sellwood 81.1., Shore 423, Sunrise 449 (Sanatrukes ?);
mint: Ekbatana; axis: 12h;
obv.: head, left, w/ tiara and broad diadem, 2 loop, 2 broad ribbons and a string of pearls; tiara adorned w/5-point star on the side and a pearl bow, a string of pearls (?) across the crest and 5 crescent shaped ornaments in between; short beard or stubble; earring behind tiara flap, 2 layer necklace; tunic w/ornamental border and shoulder pieces; dotted border 8 to 16h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one hand and monogram below; throne back has 5 cross bars, the seat is symbolized by a dash, the cross below the archer’s right thigh may stand for the missing left foot and lower leg or for the throne legs; 6 lines of legend visible: ⧠ΛIIΛͰΛC ⧠ΛIIΛͰΛͶ ΛͰIΛN⧠ (Λ)IVIIΓ.I ΔIXΛI⧠V (the 2 bottom lines are to be read from the inside), (EΠ)I+ΛͶ⧠V;

ex: B. Murphy, PA.
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Vologases IV., 147 - 191 AD22 viewsAR dr., 3,74gr, 19mm; Sellwood 84.129., Shore 434var.. , Sunrise 452var. ;
mint: Ekbatana ; axis: 12h;
obv.: head, left, w/tiara, 4-strand diadem, 2 loops, and 3 ribbons; tiara decorated w/pellets on stalks over crest and long ear flaps; long beard of vertical lines w/squared-off tip, mustache; earring, 3-layer necklace; complete dotted border;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one outstretched hand, mint monogram below, dot above bow; under the right thigh Δ for leg and foot; throne back has 3 cross bars; top line of legend king’s name in Pahlavi/Aramaic, then 5 lines of garbled Greek legend: ⧠IIΛII??, next line illegible, ΛXIΛ⧠V VIIΓ.ITO EΠXΛNOV TXΛIΛΛH⧠;

ex: H. Hass, GER.
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Mithradates II, 121 - 91 BC22 viewsAE tetrachalkous, 7,3gr., 22,3mm,
Sellw. 24.33, Shore 91var. (no obv. monogr.),
mint: Rhagai, axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem and 2 ribbons; medium-long, cap-like hair, mustache, long pointed beard, distinct eyebrow; multi-layer necklace;
rev.: horse, right, stepping, in square frame of 4-line legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛOY APΣAKOY (EΠIΦANOYΣ) , monogr. A above back;

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

ex: Vienna Coin Show, VA.
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Sanabares, 125 AD ?22 viewsAEdr., 3,82gr., 16mm;
Sellw. 93.1, Shore 477, Koch 7 or 8;
mint: Margiane, axis: 13:30h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/2-strand diadem; long hair in 4 waves, round crest, droopy mustache, cheek hair; very straight nose, straight eyebrow; necklace; in upper left field crescent and star; dotted border 6 - 12h;
rev.: well shaped archer, right, on stool, w/bow and mint mark Π below, circular legend: ΔACIΛEΩı CANA..PHC;

ex: Pars Coin, CA.
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Elymais -- Kamnaskires V., 54/53 - 33/32 BC22 viewsAR dr., 3,52gr., 15,97mm;
Alram 464, Van’t Haaff 9.1.3-4a;
mint: Seleukia on the Hedyphon (?), axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem and 2 ribbons; short, cap like hair, mustache,long, full beard cut square at the end; earring, multi-turn torque; cuirass;
rev.: bare-headed, small bust, left, w/diadem and ribbon, short, cap like hair, short beard, surrounded by meaningless 4-line legend;

ex: B. Peus Auction 404/405, part of 8-coin lot.
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Mithradates II., 121 - 91 BC21 viewsAE dichalkous, 2,02 gr., 15,95mm;
Sellw. 28.11, Shore 108 (this coin);
mint: Ekbatana, axis 12h;
obv.: head, left, w/tiara and ribbons, long ear flap and star on side; mustache, long beard, cuirass; dotted border 9 - 16h;
rev.: Nike walking, right, w/wreath and palm branch in extended hands, framed by 5-line legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ BAΣIΛEΩN MEΓAΛOY APΣAKOY EΠIΦANOY;

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

Shore plate coin: Fred B. Shore, Parthian Coins & History, Classical Numismatic Group, Inc., 1993, p. 95.
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Unknown Ruler, 80 - 70 BC21 viewsAE dichalkous, 2,82gr., 16,5mm;
Sellw. 30.31 (tetrachalkous), Shore 502;
mint: Ekbatana, axis: 14h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem and 2 ribbons; medium-long hair in 5 waves, short beard; multi-layer necklace; dotted border 8 - 12h;
rev.: horse, stepping, right, framed by visible part of 5-line legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛOY APΣAKOY (ΘE)OΠATO(POΣ).

ex: Vienna Coin Show, VA.
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Gotarzes I., 95 - 87 BC, or Sinatrukes, 93 - 70 BC21 viewsAE dichalkous, 2,2gr., 13,85mm;
Sellw. 33.13 (Gotarzes I), Shore 119 (Gotarzes I);
mint; Ekbatana, axis: 12h;
obv.: head, left, w/tiara ii decorated w/ stags on crest of tiara and horn on the side, ear flap, ribbons; mustache, long beard; dotted border 9:30 - 16h;
rev.: Nike walking, right, w/wreath and diadem in extended hand, framed by 5-line legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛoY (APΣAKoY) ΘEoΠAToP(oΣ) NIKAToP(oΣ).

ex: Canmoose Coins, CA.
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Mithradates III. 57 - 54 BC21 viewsAE 14, 2,2gr., 14,28mm;
Sellw.40.19, Shore 207;
mint: Ekbatana, axis : 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem; medium-long hair in 5 waves, mustache, short beard; segmented necklet w/ central medallion;
rev.: horse’s head, right, framed by 7-line illegible legend;

ex: Canmoose, CAN.
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Kushan: Kanishka, ca. 127 - 152 AD21 viewsAE unit, 8,53gr, 22,4mm; early series before language change;
MACW 3071, AICR 1191, MK 767, ANS Kushan 403-6, Donum Burns 146-7;
mint: Kapisha (Bagram ?), axis: 12h;
obv.: king w/tiara, standing left, w/long beard in long tunic/coat, holding goad and standard, sacrificing over altar; flame at shoulder; Greek legend : BACIΛEVC ... KOY;
rev.: goddess Nanaia standing right, w/diadem and bun in back of nack, 2 long ribbons in back, holding scepter and box; NANAIA in left field; tamgha in right field; dotted border 6:30 - 15h;

ex: CNG e-Auction 409, # 374; ex: Dr. Wilfried Pieper Collection.
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Mithradates I., 171-138 BC,21 viewsAR dr., 3,88gr, 20,6mm; Sellwood 11.2var., Shore --;
mint: Hekatompylos; axis:
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem and ribbon; medium long hair, long beard, complete dotted border; unusually small bust; tooled;
rev.: archer, right, on omphalos, w/bow in right hand; 3-line legend: BΛΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓΛΛOY ΛPΣΛKOY; exergual line; rev. image normal size;

ex: Peus Auction 388/389, ex: Sammlung R. Gonnella;
ex: Peus Auction 376, # 585;
in: Parthika.fr, Les Différents Types
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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.
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Pakoros II., 77/78 - 105 AD21 viewsAR tdr., 8,94gr, 26,8mm; Sellwood 73.10, Shore 394var., Sunrise 430var. (Pakoros I, 78-120 AD), Sinisi Type I d, p. 84;
mint: Seleukia; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/4-layer broad diadem, 1 loop and 2 broad ribbons; medium-long hair in 4 waves, beardless; 3-layer necklace; in upper right field E; dotted border 8 to 13h;
rev.: king, left, on throne, facing goddess w/staff or sceptre offering diadem in right hand; dagger on the left side(?); 4 lines of legend readable: (BACIΛEΩC) (B)ACIΛE(ΩN) (APCAKOY) (Π)AKOP(OV) EΠIΦANOV(C) (ΦIΛ)EΛΛH(NOC); exergual line; between the heads the year AΦT (79 AD);

ex: Zuzim Judea, Isr.
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Vologases I., 59 - 78 AD (second reign)21 viewsBI tdr., 14,06gr; 26,87mm; Sellw. 68.7 , Shore 371var., Sunrise -; Sinisi type II/2(1b), p.58,59;
mint: Seleukia; axis: 12h; date: 65/66AD (month illegible);
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/ 4-strand diadem, 1 loop and 2 ribbons; medium-long hair in 4 waves, mustache, short pointed beard; 3-layer necklace; tunic/cuirass w/ornamental border; dotted border 9:30 to 14:30;
rev.: king,left, on throne receiving palm branch from facing goddess; between the heads the year ZOT; exergual line; 5 lines of legend visible: (BACIΛEΩC) BACI(ΛEΩN) (APCAKOY) (EY)EPΓET(OY) ΔIKAIOY (illegible) EΠIΦANOYC (ΦI)ΛEΛΛHNOC;

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

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

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Orodes 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;
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Phraates IV., 38 - 2 BC21 viewsAR dr., 3,47gr, 19,1mm; Sellwood 50.15, Shore -, Sunrise -;
mint: Rhagai; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/ broad 4-layer diadem, knot and 4 ribbons; medium-long hair in 5 waves, mustache, long pointed beard; earring, torque; wart on forehead; large Nike holding diadem over king’s head in upper right field;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one hand and monogram below bow; 7-line completely blundered legend;
poor quality metal and workmanship for a special issue;

ex: CNG auction 66; ex: Spink 1987 (F. Assar Collection).
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Phraates IV., 38 - 2 BC21 viewsAR dr., 3,89gr, 19,7mm; Sellwood 53 type, Shore -, Sunrise -;
mint: Areia; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/broad diadem and 3 ribbons; medium-long hair in 5 waves, mustache, short beard; wart on forehead; necklace w/center medallion; in the right upper field eagle, in the left a star; dotted border 7:30 to 14:30h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one hand, monogram below bow, eagle w/diadem behind head; 7-line totally garbled legend;

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Phraatakes, 2 BC - 4 AD21 viewsAR dr., 3,72gr, 19mm; Sellwood 56.10, Shore -, Sunrise -;
mint: Mithradatkart; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/2 layer diadem and 3 ribbons; medium-long hair in 5 waves, mustache, long beard in 2 rows of curls; 3-turn necklace; crescent and star in left, Nike offering diadem in right upper field; dotted border 9 to 16h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one hand and monogram below; behind archer’s head o; totally stylized meaningless legend.

ex: Pars Coins, CA.
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Vologases IV., 147 - 191 AD21 viewsBI tdr. (silver wash?), 12,41gr; 24,73mm; Sellw. 84.57-60., Shore , Sunrise - ;
mint: Seleukia; axis: 12h; date: ΘΠ?;
obv.: head, left, w/tiara and broad diadem, 1 loop and 1 broad ribbon; tiara w/long ear flap; 1 lock of hair on temple, mustache, long beard w/squared-off tip; earring, necklace; tunic/cuirass w/ornamental fishbone border; in right field a large B;
rev.: king, left, on throne, receiving wreath or diadem from facing goddess in long robe; between the heads the year ΘΠ?; exergual line; 1 line of legend visible: EΠI+Λ(NOVC).
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Pakoros II., 77/78 - 105 AD21 viewsAR dr., 3,73gr, 20mm; Sellwood 73.11, Shore 395, Sunrise 431 (Pakoros I, 78-120 AD), Sinisi Type Va, p. 89;
mint: Court at Ekbatana; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/4 layer diadem, 2 loops and 3 ribbons; medium-long hair in 3 waves, beardless; earring, 3 layer necklace; dotted border 8 to 14:30h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one hand and monogram below bow; left lower leg missing; 5-line legend visible: OΛIIΛEΛC OΛIIΛEΛN ΛPIΛNO YEPΓETOV ΔIXΛIO(V) (the bottom line to be read from the inside), IΠIΦΛN(OV) (ΦIΛEΛΛHNOV);

ex: CNG eAuction 241, #161.
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Vologases IV., 147 - 191 AD21 viewsAR dr., 3,76gr, 21,95mm; Sellwood 84 type., Shore - , Sunrise - ;
mint: Ekbatana ; axis: 12h;
obv.: head, left, w/tiara, 4-strand diadem, 2 loops, and 3 ribbons; tiara decorated w/pellets on stalks over crest and long ear flaps; long beard of vertical lines w/squared-off tip, mustache; earring, 3-layer necklace; complete dotted border;
rev.: of the typical rev. only the archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one outstretched hand, mint monogram below and pellet above bow is discernible. It looks as if the rev. die was in such a deteriorated condition that crescent like marks were added by hand to the flan where the legend would have been.
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Vologases VI., 208 - 228 AD21 viewsAR dr., 3,51gr, 19,74mm; Sellwood 88.22, Shore -, Sunrise -;
mint: Ekbatana; axis: 12h;
obv.: head, left, w/tiara and 2-layer diadem, double loop and 2 ribbons; over the crest of the tiara a row of 15 pellets on stalks, 5 pellets on stalks on the side, long ear flap w/8 pellets, bent back at almost a right angle; mustache, long triangular beard composed of vertical lines; molded cheek, large eye w/separate eyebrow, line from nose to corner of mouth; double necklace w/an extra row of pellets; in upper right field ⧵⊃ (abbreviation of the king’s name); dotted border 6 to 15h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one extended hand and monogram ⊼ below bow; archer has both legs; 4 visible lines of legend, the top Aramaic/Pahlavi line is mostly off the flan, the other 4 in ‘Greek’;

in: Parthika.fr, Les Différents Types;
ex: H. Hass, GER., ex: Münzen und Medaillen Auktion 8, # 219.
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Osroes I., 109 - 129 AD21 viewsAE16, 4,23gr., 15,87mm;
Sellw. 80.6, Shore --;
mint: Seleukia, axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem and 4 ribbons; hair in large side bun w/concentric curls and large top bun w/curls, 2 additional ribbons between the 2 buns, mustache, long beard; necklace, earring; cuirass;
rev.: goddess, right, w/turreted crown; traces of monograms in right field;

ex: Civitas Galleries, WI.
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Elymais: Unknown King, late 1st cent. BC to early 1st cent. AD21 viewsAE dr., 3,20gr., 16,47mm;
Van’t Haaff 10.4.2-3, Alram, pl. 15, NB2;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem and ribbon; hair protruding from under diadem, long lock in back of neck, long tapering beard; earring, necklace; cuirass/tunic; in right field 1-crossbar anchor w/crescent and pellet above; dotted border 8 - 16h;
rev.: field of random dashes;

ex: J. Elsen, BEL.
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Elymais: Uncertain King, late 1st cent. BC to early 1st cent. AD21 viewsAE dr., 3,84gr., 15,19mm;
Van’t Haaff 10.4. 2-4Ac; Alram pl. 15, NB2;
obv.: bare-headed, w/diadem and ribbon; hair protruding from under diadem, large lock in back of head, mustache, long tapering beard; earring, necklace; cuirass/tunic; in right field 1-crossbar anchor w/ crescent and pellet above; dotted border 8 -10h;
rev.: field of thick random dashes;

ex: J. Elsen Auction 71, lot 357.
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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.
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Elymais -- Orodes IV. and Ulfan, 2nd half of 2nd cent. AD21 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 II., early mid-2nd cent. AD21 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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Mithradates I., 171-138 BC,20 viewsFourree dr., 3,96gr, 20mm; Sellwood 11.1var., Shore 24var., Sunrise --;
mint: uncertain, axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed head, left, w/diadem, knot and 2 ribbons; medium long hair, long beard; earring, necklace w/pellet finials; reed and pellet border 8-16h;
rev.: archer, right, on omphalos, w/bow in right hand; 3-line legend: BΛΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓΛΛoY ΛPΣΛKoY;

ex: M&M Auction 29
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Phraates II., 138-127 BC20 views
AR dr., 3,51gr, 20,6mm; Sellwood 16.1, Shore 42, Sunrise 269;
mint: Ekbatana; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem, knot and 2 ribbons; short hair w/end roll deep into neck, earring; cleaning scratches;
rev.: archer, right, on omphalos, w/bow in right hand; 2 lines of legend on either side of archer: BAΣIΛEΩ(Σ) MEΓAΛO(Y) APΣAKOY (Θ)EOΠATOPOΣ

ex: CNG 66 (ex: R. Bement, Jr collection)
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Mithradates II., 123 - 88 BC20 views
AR dr., 4,06gr, 19,3mm; Sellwood 27.1, Shore 85, Sunrise 293;
mint: Rhagai; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem, knot and 2 ribbons; short cap like hair, mustache, long beard; earring, multi-turn torque w/griffin finial; cuirass; enormous bulbous nose; the portrait from this issue on shows an old man;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one hand; long sleeve (goes below seat); 5 - line legend: (B)AΣIΛEΩ(Σ) (B)AΣIΛEΩ(N) MEΓAΛoY APΣAKoY (EΠ)IΦANoYI(sic); short exergual line;

ex: Vienna, VA, Coin Show
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Phraates II., 138-127 BC, 20 viewsAR tdr., 16,14gr, 28,62mm; Sellwood 17.1., Shore --, Sunrise 267;
mint: Seleukia, axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, right, w/diadem, knot and ribbons; short hair, longer in neck, short beard; small earring, no necklace visible; reel-and-pellets border 8 to 14h;
rev.: male bearded deity, left, on throne, w/cornucopia in left arm, on outstretched right arm winged goddess w/diadem; 4-line legend in 2+2 format: BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛOY APΣAKOY (N)IKHΦOPOY; below exergual line 2 composite monograms;

ex: David Sellwood Collection (New York Sale XXXIV, Baldwin's)
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Phraates II., 138 - 127 BC,20 viewsAR dr., 3,97gr, 18,5mm; Sellwood 16.12, Shore 52, Sunrise --;
mint: Apamea-Rhagai ?, axis: 13h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem, knot and 1 broad ribbon; short helmet like hair long in the neck, short beard consisting of 2 rows of curls, another row down the cheek; earring, necklace of opposing pellet finials; dotted border 13 to 19h; inside border the letters AΠA;
rev.: archer, right, on omphalos, w/bow in right ? hand, 4-line legend in 2+2 format: BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛoY APΣAKoY ΘEoΠAToPo(Σ); guide lines and exergual line;

ex: David Sellwood Collection (Baldwin's Auction 90).
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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
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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.
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Sinatrukes, 77-70 BC20 viewsAR dr., 4,09gr, 20,1mm; Sellwood 34.3, Shore 145, Sunrise --;
mint: Rhagai, axis: 12h;
obv.: head, left, w/tiara (3 rows of pellets, fleur de lys as side ornament, row of large pellets on stalks on crest, large ear flaps) and diadem w/knot and 2 ribbons; mustache, medium-long beard; earring, multi-turn torque w/ single pellet finial; anchor symbol in right field; dotted border 8 to 16h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in right hand; long empty right sleeve; 6-line legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛoV APΣAKoV EVEPΓEToV (to be read from the inside) EΠIΦANoVΣ ΦIΛEΛΛΗNoΣ; exergual line;

ex: CNG Triton VII (ex: Bellaria Collection).
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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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Phraates IV., 38 - 2 BC20 viewsAR dr., 3,51gr, 17,9mm; Sellwood 52.36, Shore 287, Sunrise -;
mint: Ekbatana; axis: 13:30h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/ broad 4-layer diadem and 3 ribbons; medium-long hair in 5 waves, mustache, medium-long shaped pointed beard in rows of curls; warts on forehead and next to nostril; necklace; in the right upper field eagle offering diadem; dotted border 11 to 14:30h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one hand, monogram below bow, eagle w/diadem behind head; 7-line legend: BAΣIΛEΩ(Σ) BAΣIΛEΩN AIΣAKoV EVEIΓCT(o)V ΔIKAIoV (the previous 2 lines to be read from the inside) EΠIΦANoVΣ (Φ)IΛEΛΛHN(oΣ)

ex: H. Hass, Germany.
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Vardanes I., 40 - 45 AD20 viewsAR tdr., 14,56gr, 27,77mm; Sellwood 64.7, Shore -, Sunrise 413 -;
mint: Seleukia; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/4-strand diadem, loop and 3 ribbons; medium-long hair in 4 waves, wart on temple, mustache, short pointed beard; 3-turn necklace; cuirass w/star, A, and a large E on its side on chest; dotted border 8 to 11:30h;
rev.: king, right, on throne, facing goddess w/cornucopia and receiving palm branch in extended hand; year ΓNT (41 AD); exergual line; 8-line legend: BACIΛE(ΩC) BACIΛEΩ(N) APC(AKOY) EVEPΓETO)Y) ΔIKAIOY(to be read from the inside) ΠANHM(OY) (E)ΠIΦΛNOY(C) (ΦI)ΛEΛΛHNOC ; date: June 41;

ex: Triton XIII, #723 (T. Ballen Collection), ex: B. Peus 358, # 576 (R. Gonnella Collection), ex: Monetarium FPL 58, 1992, # 90.
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Pakoros II., 77/78 - 105 AD20 viewsAR tdr., 13,36gr, 27,7mm; Sellwood 77 type, Shore -, Sunrise -; Sinisi, Type IVc, p. 88;
mint: Seleukia; axis: 12h;
obv.: head, left, w/tiara and 4-layer diadem, loop, and 1 broad ribbon; 6 hooks, 1 double hook and 1 row of dots (pearls?) on crest of tiara, medium-long hair in 2 waves of triple curls, mustache, short beard; lock on temple; earring, 4 layer necklace; cuirass/tunic w/ornamental herringbone border; dotted border 7 to 11h;
rev.: king, right, on throne, dagger on his left(?), facing goddess offering diadem in right hand while holding staff/sceptre in left arm; between head year ΔY (= 92/93 AD); 7 lines of legend visible: (BACIΛEΩC) BACIΛEΩ(N) APCAK(OY) ΠAKOPO(Y) (Δ)IKAIOY EΠIΦANO(YC) (ΦI)ΛEΛΛ(HNOC); exergual line;

ex: Baldwin’s Auction 90 (09/14), # 1115 (ex: The David Sellwood Collection).
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Vologases V., 191 - 208 AD20 viewsBI tdr., 7,49gr; 22,94mm; Sellw. 87 type, Shore 442 type, Sunrise 457 type;
mint: Seleukia; axis: 12h;
obv.: head, left, w/2-strand diadem, loop, and 4 ribbons; curly hair on top, side hair in a bun of concentric curls over the ear, mustache, long triangular beard ; earring, 2-layer necklace w/central medallion;
rev.: king, left, on throne, faced by goddess in long robe; between the heads illegible year;

the beakiest nose in my collection; rather degenerated die cutting craftsmanship;

ex: Pars Coins.
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Vologases I., 51 - 55, 59 - 78 AD20 viewsBI dr., 3,06gr, 18,04mm; Sellwood-, Shore-, Sunrise-; Sinisi type IVd, p.61;
mint: Eastern, perhaps Mithradatkart; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w 4-strand diadem, 2 loops and 1 ribbon; long tapered beard, mustache; med.-long hair in 5 waves; wart on forehead; earring, 2-layer necklace; behind head Aramaic letters for wl; in upper left field crescent cradling star; dotted border 9:30 to 14:30h;
rev.: large archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one outstretched hand and mint monogram off flan (?); behind throne monogram 80; meaningless legend around rim of flan;

ex: Pars Coins, CA.
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Pakoros II., 77/78 - 105 AD20 viewsAR dr., 3,42gr, 20,74mm; Sellwood 73.13, Shore 397, Sunrise-, Sinisi Type Vb, p. 89;
mint: Court at Ekbatana; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/ 4-strand diadem, 2 loops and 3 ribbons; medium-long hair in 3 waves, beardless; earring, 3 layer necklace; in upper right field above loops the Aramaic letters for pk; tunic border in fishbone pattern; dotted border 9 to 16h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one hand and monogram below bow; left lower leg missing; 7-line legend: OΛIIΛE OΛIIΛTΛN NIΛNOO ΛXIOV ΠNPΛII (last two to be read from the inside), EΠΦΛNOC ΦIAH ... (blurred letters);

ex: New York Sale XXXIV (2015), Baldwin’s Auction, #452 (The David Sellwood Collection). A Sellwood plate coin: David Sellwood, An Introduction to the Coinage of Parthia, Second Edition, Spink 1980, plate 73.13.
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Dareios of Media Atropatene, ca. 70 BC, or Phraates III., 70 - 57 BC20 viewsAE 17, 3,84gr., 16,61mm;
Sellw. 35.15, Shore 167.;
mint: Rhagai, axis: 12h
obv.: bare head and torso facing, diadem and 2 broad ribbons floating above shoulders; mustache, short beard, 2 large bunches of hair over ears; necklet w/center medallion; cuirass; goddess in right field (or corrosion); dotted border;
rev.: horse walking, right, 5(?) lines of legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛOY rest illegible;

ex: Civitas Galleries, WI.
Schatz
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Phraates IV., 38 - 2 BC20 viewsAE 10, 2,24gr., 10, 21mm;
Sellw. --, Shore --;
mint: Ekbatana or Mithradatkart, axis: 12h
obv.: bare-headed, right, w/ diadem; medium-long hair in 4 waves, mustache, medium-long pointed beard; royal wart; an eagle seems to be in the upper right field;
rev.: horse, right, standing; no legend visible but in the right field, the monogr. 30 seems to have been lost by corrosion or removal;

this coin appears to have a Sellw. 52 obv. combined with a Sellw. 51 rev.;

ex: Sphinx Numismatics, CAN.
Schatz
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Phraatakes, 2 BC - 4 AD20 viewsAE 14, 1,06gr., 14,04mm;
Sellw. 57.15, Shore 559;
mint: Ekbatana, axis: 12h
obv.: bare-headed, right, w/ diadem; medium-long hair in 4 waves, mustache, long, protruding beard; 3-layer necklace; eagles in left and right upper field; dotted border 5 - 8:30h;
rev.: king on horseback, right, monogr. A in lower right field; no legend; dotted border from 10 - 18h;
a large, thin frayed flan;

ex: art-archaic, NED.
Schatz
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Artabanos II., 10 - 38 AD20 viewsAE10, 1,88gr., 9,8mm;
Sellw. 63.24, Shore 577;
mint: Ekbatana, axis: 12mm;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem; medium-long straight hair, mustache, medium-long straight beard square-cut at the end; 3-layer necklace;
rev.: griffin or eagle head, left, with 1 horizontal and 2 upright feathers (?); dotted border 7 - 17h;
a very thick flan;

ex: art-archaic, NED.
Schatz
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Pakoros II., 78 - 105 AD20 viewsAE11, 0.81gr., 10,92mm;
Sellw. 77.13, Shore --;
mint: Ekbatana; axis: 12h;
obv.: head, left, w/tiara and 3-strand diadem, tiara crest decorated w/hooks; mustache, lock on temple; rest of face off flan; dotted border 10 - 13h; oval flan with flattened top;
rev.: eagle, facing w/head to left side, open wings;

ex: G. Clark, VA.
Schatz
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Charakene, Attembelos IV, ca. 53 - 64 AD19 viewsAE tdr, 15,01gr, 25,38mm,
SGIC 5924var. (Attambelos III.), Mitch. ACW 729var. (Attambelos III.),
mint: Charax Spasinou (?), axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, right, w/diadem and 2 ribbons; medium-long hair in 7 spiral locks, short beard; countermark monogram in neck area;
rev.: naked Herakles on rock or omphalos resting club on knee;
ex: Baltimore Coin Show.
Schatz
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Sasanian Empire: Shahpur I, 241 - 272 AD19 viewsSasanian Empire: Shahpur I, 241 - 272 AD
AR dr., 4,44 gr., 26,12mm;
Sel. 12ff., Göbl type I/1, Mitchener 811ff., Sunrise 741;
mint: I (Ktesiphon), axis: 15h;
obv.: bust, right, w/mural crown and korymbos, diadem, knot and ribbons; large undulated bunch of hair in back of the neck,
long curly beard tied into 2 segments; necklace; tunic; Pahlavi legend on the inside of complete dotted border;
rev.: fire altar in center, flanked by 2 attendants w/mural crowns and long bunched hair, both armed w/lance and sword; on the inside left and right of the complete dotted border Pahlavi legend;

ex: CNG.
Schatz
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Roman Empire: Caracalla, 198 - 217 AD;19 viewsAR denarius, 3,08gr, 18,52mm;
RIC IV-1, 144; C 658;
mint: Rome, year: 201 AD;
obv.: laureate draped bust, right, w/bow and 2 ribbons; short hair, beardless; legend: ANTONINVS PIVS AVG; complete dotted border;
rev.: Victoria striding, left, holding wreath in right and palm branch in left hand, on exergual line, legend: VICT PART MAX; dotted border 6 -13h.
Schatz
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Roman Empire: Septimius Severus, 193 - 211 AD19 viewsAR denarius, 3,55 gr, 18,62mm;
RIC 295, RSC 744, Sear 6372;
mint: Rome, year: 204 AD
obv.: laureate bust, right, w/bow and 2 ribbons; short curly hair, medium-long beard w/2 twirled ends; legend inside complete dotted border: SEVERVS PIVS AVG;
rev.: striding winged Victory on exergual line, left, holding palm branch in left and wreath in extended right hand; legend: VIC PART MAX; almost complete dotted border.
Schatz
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Roman Empire: Lucius Verus, 161 - 169 AD19 viewsAR denarius, 2,83gr, 17,65mm;
RIC 566;
mint: Rome, axis: 18h;
obv.: laureate bust, right, w/loop and 2 ribbons; mustache, med.-long curly beard, short curly hair; legend: LVERVS AVG ARM PART MAX; dotted border 2 - 8:30 h;
rev.: Victory standing, right, w/ palm branch in right hand, placing shield inscribed VIC PAR on palm tree; exergual line; legend: TR P VI IMP IIII COS II; dotted border 2 - 4h;
Schatz
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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
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Phraates II., 138-127 BC, 19 viewsAR dr., 3,84gr, 18,2mm; Sellwood 16.3, Shore 43, Sunrise 270;
mint: Ekbatana, axis: 12h;
bare-headed, left, w/diadem, knot and ribbon; short hair long in the neck, short curly beard, earring, 3-layer necklace (?); dotted border 8 to 14h, in right field letter A;
rev.: archer, right, on omphalos, w/bow in right hand; 4-line legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛoY APΣAKoY (Θ)EoΠAToPo(Σ); exergual line;
Schatz
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Gotarzes I. 95 -87 BC or Sinatrukes 93 - 70 BC;19 viewsAR dr., 4,13gr, Sellwood 33.4, Shore 112-115, Sunrise 302 (Sinatrukes);
mint: Rhagai, axis: 12h;
obv.: head, left, w/tiara (3rows of pellets, stags on crest, horn as side decoration, long ear flaps) and diadem w/2 ribbons; mustache, long beard; earring, multi-turn torque w/single pellet finial; cuirass; dotted border 12 to 18h; easily the ugliest of all Parthian ruler portraits;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one hand; 5-line legend (Sellwood type ii): BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛOV APΣAKOV ΘEOΠATOPOV NIKATOPOΣ; exergual line;

Ex: Vienna Coin Show, VA.
Schatz
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Orodes I. 90 - 77 BC19 viewsAR dr., 3,86gr, 21,8mm; Sellwood 31.5, Shore 122, Sunrise 308 (Mithradates III.);
mint: Ekbatana, axis: 12h;
obv.: head, left, w/tiara (3 rows of pellets, six-point star as side ornament, long flap) and diadem w/knot and 2 ribbons; mustache, short beard; earring, torque w/single pellet finial; cuirass; dotted border 8 to 14:30h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one hand; seemingly an eight-line pretty garbled legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ BAΣIΛ MeΓAΛoV (APΣ)AKoV, next line mostly off flan, ΦIΛoΠATo(PoΣ) EΠIΦANoVΣ (ΦIΛ)EΛΛΗNo(Σ); the top line is most likely a leftover from an earlier, re-used flan or the result of a bad strike;
Schatz
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Pakoros II., 77/78 - 105 AD19 viewsAR tdr., 13,44gr, 25,8mm; Sellwood 75.4, Shore -, Sunrise -, Sinisi Type II, p. 86;
mint: Seleukia; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/facing torso; 4-layer broad diadem, 1 loop and 2 broad ribbons; medium-long hair in 4 waves of curls, beardless; 3-layer necklace; tunic w/ornamental border; in upper right field Δ;
rev.: king, left, on horseback, facing goddess w/staff or sceptre offering diadem in right hand behind her male figure w/untied diadem(?); 1 line of legend readable: (BACIΛEΩC) (BACIΛEΩN) (APCAKOY) ΠΛKO(POV) (EΠIΦANOVC) (ΦIΛEΛΛHNOC); exergual line; year between the heads and month in exergue unreadable;

Sinisi plate coin # 1114, p. 60;

ex: Baldwin’s Auction 90 (09/14) (The David Sellwood Collection)
Schatz
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Elymais -- Uncertain King, late 1st cent. BC to early 1st cent. AD19 viewsAE tdr., 15,97gr., 28,5mm;
Van’t Haaff 10.3.1-1C, Alram p.146, #466, 1, pl. 15, NB1;
mint: Seleukia on the Hedyphon, Axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem, knot, and 2 ribbons; curly hair protruding from under diadem, elongated bunch of curly hair in back of neck, mustache, long tapering beard; ear ring, torque; cuirass; in right field 2-bar anchor, pellet above, and star and crescent at 13h;
rev.: primitive bare-headed bust w/short beard, surrounded by 4 illegible lines of letters;

ex: CNG eAuction 90, lot 72.
Schatz
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Elymais -- Uncertain King, late 1st cent. BC to early 1st cent. AD19 viewsAE tdr., 15,94gr., 31mm;
Van’t Haaff 10.3.1-1D, Alram p.146, #466, pl. 15, NB1var.;
mint: Seleukia on the Hedyphon, axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem, knot, and 2 ribbons; hair protruding from under diadem, elongated bunch of wavy hair in back of neck, mustache, long tapering beard; earring, multi-turn torque ending in pellet; cuirass; in right field 3-bar anchor, star and crescent above, possibly 3 pellets in left field in front of beard; dotted border 8:30 - 12:30;
rev.: small head, left, w/diadem and ribbon; top hair as large bun, short beard, cuirass or tunic, surrounded by 4 illegible lines of letters;

ex: Vienna Coin Show, VA.
Schatz
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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.
Schatz
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Artabanos II., 10 - 38 AD19 viewsAR dr., 3,26gr, 18,4mm; Sellwood 61.10, Shore -, Sunrise -;
mint: Mithradatkert; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/2-strand diadem, 2 loops and 3 ribbons; long, almost straight hair, mustache, long pointed beard; 3-turn necklace; tunic/cuirass; dotted border 12 - 18h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in vise-like outstretched hand; below bow monogram; legend only consisting of V’s and Λ’s:
1 commentsSchatz
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Pakoros II., 77/78 - 105 AD19 viewsAR diobol, 1,27gr, 14mm; Sellwood Num. Chron. 1989, pp. 164, 165, Type 8, Shore 402/403, Sunrise 436 (Pakoros I, 78-120 AD); Sinisi -;
mint: probably in Persis; axis: 12h;
obv.: head, left, w/tiara and 3-layer diadem, 2 loops and 2 ribbons; 1 row of dots over the crest of the headgear, 7 hooks on top of the tiara; mustache, long pointed beard; 3 or 4 layer necklace; dotted border 7 to 14:30h;
rev.: archer, right, on legless throne, w/bow in outstretched hand and monogram below; degenerate legend mainly of letters H and Λ;

ex: B. Peus Auktion 404/405 (11/11), multiple coin lot.
Schatz
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Osroes I., 109 - 129 AD19 viewsAR dr., 3,47gr, 19,7mm; Sellwood 80.1, Shore 422 , Sunrise 443 ;
mint: Ekbatana ; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/4 -strand diadem, 2 floating tie ends and 3 ribbons; long pointed triangular beard, mustache; hair in 1 top bun tied w/2 turns and 1 side bun consisting of 4 circles of dots around a central dot; earring, 3-layer necklace; dotted border 8 to 14h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one outstretched hand and mint monogram below; archer missing left lower leg and foot; below the right thigh +; throne back has 4 cross bars, no seat; 7 lines of legend visible: ⧠ΛIIΛͰΛC ⧠ΛIIΛͰΛͶ ΛͰIΛN⧠ ΛIXΛI⧠V IVIIΓ.I I+(ΛͶ⧠V) IΠI+ΛͶ⧠C (+IΛ)IΛΛH(N⧠C);

ex: CNG Triton VII (Jan. 2004), #497 (Bellaria Collection), ex: Peus Auktion 343 (Apr. 1995), #270.
Schatz
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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.
Schatz
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Artabanos II., 10 - 38 AD19 viewsAE9, 0,82gr., 9,2mm;
Sellw. 63.40, Shore --;
mint: Ekbatana, axis: 12mm;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem; medium-long straight hair, mustache, medium-long straight beard square-cut at the end;
rev.: fish standing upright;

ex: intercollecteur, FRA.
Schatz
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Vardanes II., 55 - 58 AD19 viewsAE10, 1,55gr., 10mm;
Sellw. 69.15, Shore 600;
mint: Ekbatana, axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem; mustache, medium-long hair in gentle wave, short beard w/semicircular bottom; multi-layer necklace, earring;
rev.: 3/4 statue of winged goddess, right w/large diadem in extended right hand in an upright rectangular frame;
Schatz
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Vonones II., 51 AD19 viewsAE13, 1,59gr., 13,2mm;
Sellw. 67.4var., Shore 594var.;
mint: Ekbatana, axis: 12:30h;
obv.: facing head, w/tiara, diadem and 2 ribbons, 2 large ear flaps on either side; mustache, beardless or very short beard; 2-layer necklace;
rev.: naked male, right, w/ eagle on his extended left hand, standing in ‘portico’;

this coin had about 50% of its flan cut off on both end of the left diagonal;

ex: Vienna Coin Show, VA.
Schatz
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Sanabares, 125 AD ?19 viewsAE dr., 2,81gr., 14,85mm;
Sellw. 93.1, Shore 477; Koch 7, 38 - 48;
mint: Margiane, axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/2-strand diadem; long hair in 3 waves, crest comb like, medium-long beard, droopy mustache, cheek hair; very straight nose, straight eyebrow; dotted border 7 - 12h;
rev.: plump archer, right, on stool, w/bow and mint mark Π below; circular legend around rim: ANABA⧠.
Schatz
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Vologases III., 105 - 147 AD19 viewsAE dr., 3,83gr., 15,07mm
Sellw. 78.12var. (weight), Shore 478, Koch 6, 31-37;
mint: Margiane, axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/2-strand diadem; long hair in 3 waves, no cheek hair, droopy mustache, long beard rounded off at the end, lower lip shown as dot; border 8 - 12h;
rev.: archer w/helmet, right, on stool like seat, w/bow and mint mark Π below; monogr. 83 in left field; top part of legend on flan: A BACI; figure of archer realistic;

ex: Pars Coins, CA.
Schatz
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Elymais: Uncertain King, late 1st cent. BC to early 1st cent. AD19 viewsAE dr. 3,50gr., 16,88mm;
Van’t Haaff 10.4.2-1A, Alram pl. 15, NB2var.;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem, knot, and ribbon; hair protruding from under diadem, long lock in back of neck, mustache, lang tapering beard; earring, triple necklace; cuirass/tunic; in right field 2-crossbar anchor w/crescent and pellet above; border 12 - 15h;
rev.: field of several dashes;

ex: J. Elsen, BEL.
Schatz
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Elymais -- Kamnaskires Orodes, 1st half of 2nd cent. AD19 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.
Schatz
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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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Osroes I., 109 - 129 AD18 viewsAE20, 6,52gr. 19,68mm;
Sellw. 80.18, Shore 625;
mint: Seleukia, axis: 12h;
obv.: head, left, w/tiara, hooks on crest, and long ear flap, diadem w/loop and ribbon; hair in rear concentric bun, mustache, long pointed beard; 3-layer necklace, earring; dotted border 7 - 16h;
rev.: 3/4 goddess w/turreted crown, right, holding palm branch, sceptre, and diadem (?), ΘAV in left field.
Schatz
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Sasanian Empire: Peroz I, 457 - 484 AD18 viewsAR dr., 4,16 gr., 33mm;
Göbl III/1, Sunrise 941var.;
mint: KL (Shirajan), axis: 15h;
obv.: bust, right, w/winged crown and korymbos set on crescent; large undulated bunch of hair in back of neck, short hair, mustache; earring, necklace; in left and right field curled ribbon (?); inside complete dotted border short Pahlavi legend on left, long on right side;
rev.: fire altar flanked by two attendants; next to alter base ribbons star and crescent to left and right of flames.

ex: Triskeles Auction 9, # 75;
Schatz
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Sasanian Empire: Khusrow II, 591 -628 AD18 viewsSasanian Empire: Khusrow II, 591 -628 AD
AR dr., 4,15 gr, 32mm;
Göbl II/3, Sunrise 979var.;
mint: BBA (court), date: 623 AD, axis: 14h;
obv.: bust, right, w/winged mural crown topped by star and crescent; small star on either side of crown; large undulated bunch of hair in back of neck, mustache, short beard; earring, necklace w/center medallion; in right lower field crescent; Pahlavi legend to left and right inside the borders, complete double dotted border, on outside rim at 3, 6, and 9h crescent and star;
rev.: fire altar flanked by 2 facing attendants, ribbons at base, star and crescent on sides of flames; triple dotted border, outside borders at 3, 6, 9, and 12h crescent and star.

ex: Triskeles Auction 9, #74.
Schatz
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Roman Empire: Caracalla, 198 - 217 D18 viewsAR denarius, 3,28gr, 19,33mm;
RIC IV-1, 54b, RSC 175, BMCRE 262-3;
mint: Rome; year: 201 AD;
obv: laureate draped bust, right, w/bow and 2 ribbons, short hair, beardless; dotted border 9 -17h; legend: ANTONINVS PIVS AVG;
rev.: trophy w/2 raised shields on exergual line, facing, w/2 sitting Parthian prisoners on each side; legend: PART MAX PONT RP IIII; dotted border 7 - 11h and 12:30 - 17h
Schatz
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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.
Schatz
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Mithradates I., 171-138 BC,18 viewsAR dr., 4,25gr, 18,5mm; Sellwood 10.9, Shore --, Sunrise --;
mint: uncertain, axis: 12h;
obv.: beardless bust, left, in bashlyk w/chin straps and neck guard, diadem w/knot and 2 ribbons; 4 forelocks; earring, necklace;
rev.: archer, right, on omphalos, w/bow in right hand; 3-line legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛOY APΣAKOY; exergual line.

ex: H. Hass, Germany
Schatz
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Artabanos II., 10 - 38 AD18 viewsAR tdr., 14,11gr, 26, 76mm; Sellwood 61.2.; Shore 330 var., Sunrise -;
mint: Seleukia; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/ 4-strand diadem and 2 loops; medium-long hair in 2 waves, mustache, long tapered beard cut at end; earring, 3-turn necklace; dotted border 8-13:30h;
rev.: king, right, on throne, facing goddess w/palm branch in outstretched hand; above arm ΓOP (ΓOPΠIAIOY?); exergual line; 7-line legend: BACIΛCΩ(C) BACIΛCΩN ΛPCΛK(OY) CYCPΓET(OY) (ΔIKAIOY) (...) (C)ΠIΦANO(YC) (ΦIΛEΛΛHNOC).
Schatz
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Vologases III. 105 - 147 AD18 viewsBI tdr., 11,85gr; 25,5mm; Sellw. 79.4var., Shore 406, Sunrise 445;
mint: Seleukia; axis: 12h; date: ΓΛY (121/122 AD);
obv.: head, left, w/tiara and 4-strand diadem, 1 hook-like loop and 3 ribbons; tiara w/row of dots and 4 single and 1 double upright hooks on crest; 1 lock of hair on temple, 2+2 curls below loop, mustache, short beard in 2 rows of curls; earring, 3-layer necklace; tunic/cuirass w/ornamental border; in right field a large Γ dotted border 11 to 14h;
rev.: king, left, on throne, receiving wreath or diadem from facing goddess w/turret crown (and beard?), long robe, holding staff/sceptre; between the heads the year ΓΛY; exergual line; 3 lines of legend legible: BACIA(EΩC) ΔIKAIO(Y) EΠIΦANOY(C), month and king’s name off flan;

ex: M. Vosper, UK.
Schatz
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Mithradates II., 121 - 91 BC,18 viewsAR dr., 4,1gr, 19,8mm; Sellwood 26 type, Shore --, Sunrise --,
mint: Eastern ?; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem, knot and 2 ribbons; short cap like hair, mustache, long beard (intricate hair detail); earring, multi-turn torque w/griffin finial; dotted border 9:30 to 11:30h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one hand; 4-line legend forming square: BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛOY APΣAKOY EΠIΦANOYΣ under bow composite monogram (K in rectangle);

ex: Pars Coins
Schatz
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Mithradates II., 121 - 91 BC18 viewsAR dichalkos, 5,68gr, 17,5mm; Sellwood 23.4, Shore 90, Sunrise --;
mint: Seleukia, axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem and ribbons; short cap like hair, mustache, medium long beard;
rev.: cornucopia; traces of legend in left field;

ex: G. Clark, VA.
Schatz
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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;
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Sinatrukes, 77 - 70 BC18 viewsAR dr., 4,06gr, 18,7mm; Sellwood 34.6var., Shore 147, Sunrise --;
mint: Rhagai, axis: 12h;
obv.: head, left, w/tiara (3 rows of pellets, flour de lys as side ornament, row of double pellets on stalks on crest, long ear flaps) and diadem w/knot and 2 broad ribbons; mustache, short beard; earring, torque; cuirass; anchor in right field was removed from die; dotted border 12 to 16h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one hand; 6-line legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ (M)EΓAΛ(oV) APΣAK(oV) (E)VEPΓEToV(Σ) (to be read from the inside) EΠIΦANoV ΦIΛEΛΛΗNoΣ; exergual line;
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Dareios of Media Atropatene (?), ca. 70 BC18 viewsAR dr., 3,88gr, 19,6mm; Sellwood 35.4var. (torque), Shore 166 (Phraates III.), Sunrise 328 (Phraates III.);
mint: Mithradatkart; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, facing, w/broad diadem and 1 broad ribbon on each side of neck; large puffy tuft of hair in 4 waves on either side of head, mustache, short beard; 4-turn torque instead of necklet; cuirass; dotted border 8 to 15h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one hand; monogram below bow; 7-line legend: BAΣIΛEΩ(Σ) MEΓAΛoY APΣAKoY (Θ)EIoΠAToPoΣ EYERIEToV(last 2lines to be read from the inside) EΠIΦANoYΣ (K)AIΦIΛEΛΛHNo(Σ);

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Phraates IV., 38 - 2 BC18 viewsAR tdr., 15,22gr, 30,2mm; Sellwood 54.6, Shore -, Sunrise -;
mint: Seleukia; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/ 4-layer broad diadem, knot and 3 ribbons; medium-long hair in 6 perpendicular spirals, mustache, short pointed beard; wart on side of forehead; multi-turn torque w/sea-horse finial; cuirass w/ star on shoulder; dotted border 9 to 16h;
rev.: king,l eft, on throne holding staff in his left hand, w/winged goddess on his outstretched right arm offering diadem; year ΠC (33 BC) between the legs of the throne ; 7-line legend: BACIΛEΩΣ BAΣIΛEΩN APΣAKOY EYEPΓETOY ΔIKAIOY (the bottom line to be read rom the inside), EΠIΦΛNOYC (ΦI)ΛEΛΛHNO(C); exergual line; below bottom line in exergue YΠEP (YΠEPBEPETAIOY = September);
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Phraates IV., 38 - 2 BC18 viewsAR dr., 3,66gr, 21,8mm; Sellwood 52.10, Shore 276, Sunrise -;
mint: Ekbatana; axis: 13h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/ broad 4-layer diadem and 3 ribbons; medium-long hair in 5 waves, mustache, medium-long pointed beard in 3 rows of curls; segmented necklace w/center medallion; wart on forehead; cuirass; in right upper field eagle on line offering diadem; dotted border 7 to 13h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one hand and monogram below bow; 7-line legend: BΛ(C)IΛEΩC BΛCI(Λ)EΩN ΛPΣΛ(KoV) ΔIKAIoV (E)VEPΓEToV (the 2 previous lines to be read from the inside) EΠIΦANoVΣ ΦIΛEΛΛHNo(Σ).
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Phraates IV., 38 - 2 BC18 viewsAR dr., 3,67gr, 18,6mm; Sellwood 54.14, Shore 301, Sunrise -;
mint: Mithradatkart; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem, knot and 3 ribbons; medium-long hair in 5 waves, mustache, medium-long beard in 2 rows of curls; warts on forehead and nostril; necklace; in the right upper field eagle on line w/diadem, in the left crescent, no star;
rev.: archer, right, on seatless throne, w/bow in one hand, monogram below bow, eagle behind throne; meaningless 5-line legend;

ex: J. Elsen Auction V 70.
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Tiridates, 29 - 26 BC18 viewsBI tdr., 15,12gr, 27,4mm; Sellwood 55.4, Shore 307var.(month), Sunrise 397(Uncertain usurper-Tiridates?);
mint: Seleukia; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/broad 4 layer diadem and 3 ribbons; medium-long hair in 4 waves, mustache, long pointed beard squared at the end; no wart; triple necklace; tunic/cuirass w/collar adorned by a suite of x's; dotted border 14 to 7h;
rev.: king, left, seated on throne w/Nike on outstretched right arm offering diadem, the left holding lance or staff behind him; year EΠΣ=27 BC between throne legs and the month APTE(MIΣTIOV)= April in exergue; 7-line legend: BACIΛ(EΩΣ) BACIΛ(EΩN) (AP)ΣA(KOY) EVERΓET(OY) ΔIKAIOY (E)ΠIΦANOYΣ (Φ)IΛEΛΛHNoΣ.

ex: CNG 36 (12/95).
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Tiridates, 29 - 26 BC18 viewsBI tdr., 10,37gr, 28,4mm; Sellwood 55.10var.(no A), Shore 310var.(no A), Sunrise 399var.(no A) Mithradates;
mint: Seleukia; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/broad 4 layer diadem and 4 ribbons; medium-long hair in 4 waves, mustache, long pointed beard squared at the end; no wart; triple necklace; tunic/cuirass w/collar adorned by a suite of dashes;
rev.: king, left, seated on throne w/bow in right hand and monogram above bow, the left hand holding lance or staff behind him; 7-line legend: BACIΛEΩ(Σ) BACIΛEΩN APΣAKOY EVEIΓEToY ΔIKAIoY (A)PTEM(IΣTIOV) (E)ΠIΦΛNOVΣ (ΦIΛ)EΛΛHN(OΣ); exergual line.
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Vologases I. 51 - 54/55 AD (first reign)18 viewsBI tdr., 14,06gr; 27,63mm; Sellw. 68.7 , Shore 370, Sunrise 419; Sinisi type I/1(1a), pp56ff.
mint: Seleukia; axis: 12h; date: Juli/August 52 AD;
obv.: bare-headed, head turned to the left, w/ diadem of 2 broad strands and 2 broad ribbons; medium-long hair in 4 rows of curls, mustache, short beard; 3-layer necklace w/ central medallion; tunic/cuirass w/ornamental border; dotted border 9 to 15;
rev.: king,left, on throne receiving diadem from facing goddess; between the heads the year ΓXT= 52 AD; exergual line; 5 lines of legend visible: (BACIΛEΩC) (B)ACI(ΛEΩN) (APCAKOY) (EYEPΓETOY) ΔIKAIOY(to be read from inside) ΩΛOI(OY) EΠIΦANOY(C) (ΦIΛ)EΛΛHNO(C);

ex: Pars Coins, CA.
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Artabanos II., 10 - 38 AD18 viewsAR dr., 3,26gr, 18,4mm; Sellwood 61.10, Shore -, Sunrise -;
mint: Mithradatkert; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/2-strand diadem, 2 loops and 3 ribbons; long, almost straight hair, mustache, long pointed beard; 3-turn necklace; tunic/cuirass; dotted border 12 - 18h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in vise-like outstretched hand; below bow monogram; legend only consisting of V’s and Λ’s:

ex: Triton XIII, #711 (ex: T. Ballen Collection), ex: B. Peus auction 384, # 394; ex: B. Peus Auction 349, #205.
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Artabanos II., 10 - 38 AD18 viewsAR dr., 3,73gr, 20,9mm; Sellwood 63.7, Shore 346, Sunrise - ;
mint: Rhagai (?); axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/4-strand diadem, 2 loops and 3 ribbons; short, straight hair, mustache, beard off flan; earring, 3-turn necklace; dotted border 9 - 15:30h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in vise-like outstretched hand; below bow monogram; 5-line meaningless legend; perhaps a contemporary local imitation;

ex: Zurquieh Coins, UAE.
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Vologases I., 51 - 55, 59 - 78 AD18 viewsAR diobol, 1,18gr, 12mm; Sellwood Num. Chron. 1989, pp. 162/3, pl. 42, type 1, Shore 380, Sunrise - ;
mint: probably Persis; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem, knot, 2 loops and 2 ribbons; medium-long, cap-like hair, mustache, med.-long beard squared at the end; earring; 2-layer necklace; dotted border 12-14:30h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in outstretched hand; circular legend: KYP(IOV)OΛIΓA(CEC) (TOV);

ex: H. Hass, GER.
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Pakoros II., 77/78 - 105 AD18 viewsAR dr., 3,45gr, 18,42mm; Sellwood NC (1989), plate 42, type 6, Shore 401, Sunrise -, Sinisi -;
mint: Persis ?; axis: 12h;
obv.: head, left, w/tiara and 3-layer diadem, hook (knot or monogram?), large double loop and 2 ribbons; over the crest of the tiara a row of 6 hooks, 1 double hook, and possibly a row of dots (pearls?), 1 row of dots above the diadem; mustache, med.-long beard rounded on the sides, temple lock; earring, 3-layer necklace;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one outstretched hand and monogram below bow; totally corrupted legend;

ex: Pars Coins, CA.
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Vologases III., 105 - 149 AD18 viewsAR dr., 3,73gr, 25mm; Sellwood 78.3, Shore 413, 414, Sunrise 439 (Pakoros I., 78-120 AD);
mint: Ekbatana ; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w 4-strand diadem, 2 loops and 3 ribbons; long triangular beard, mustache; long hair in 3 waves; earring, 3-layer necklace; tunic collar (v-pattern) complete dotted border;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one outstretched hand and mint monogram below; throne has no seat and 4 cross bars through back, archer is missing left lower leg, cross below right thigh for seat and throne leg; 7 lines of legend visible: ⧠ΛIIΛͰΛC ⧠ΛIIΛͰΛN ΛIIΛNO(V) ΔIXΛIOV (to be read from the inside) bottom line illegible (EΠIΦΛ)NOV(C) outside left line illegible;

ex: CNG eAuction 263 (09/11), #200.
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Osroes II., 190 AD18 viewsAR dr., 3,81gr, 19,33mm; Sellwood 85.2, Shore 438, Sunrise -;
mint: Ekbatana ; axis: 12h;
obv.: head, left, w/tiara, 4-strand diadem, 2 loops, and 4 ribbons; tiara decorated w/linked pellets on stalks over crest and side, and long ear flaps; long pointed beard of vertical lines, mustache; earring, segmented necklace; dotted border 7 to 15h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one outstretched hand, mint monogram Ā below, a dot above the archer’s hand; left leg and foot represented as 𝝠 throne back w/2 cross bars; top Aramaic/Pahlavi line reading ‘King Osroes’, 1 complete and 2 partial lines of illegible ‘Greek’ legend;

ex: H. Hass, GER.
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Vologases VI., 208 - 228 AD18 viewsAR dr., 3,86gr, 18,89mm; Sellwood 88.23, Shore 462, Sunrise 460;
mint: Ekbatana; axis: 12h;
obv.: head, left, w/tiara and 2-layer diadem, double loop and 2 ribbons; over the crest of the tiara a row of 14 pellets on stalks, 4 pellets on stalks and ∪ on the side, extra long ear flap w/11 pellets; mustache, long triangular beard composed of vertical lines; segmented necklace; dotted border 7:30 to 16h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one extended hand and monogram ⊼ below bow; archer has both legs; 5 entirely or partially visible lines of legend, the top line in Aramaic/Pahlavi, the other 4 in ‘Greek’;

ex: B. Peus Auktion 386/387 (04/06), # 437.
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Sakastan, ca. 20 BC, unknown ruler over Phraates IV18 viewsSakastan, AR dr., late 1.cent. BC - early 1. cent. AD, 3,25gr, ;
Sellw. 91.13, Shore 473, Mitch. V. #612;
mint: Margiane (?), axis: 12h;
obv.: imitation Phraates IV countermarked w/Eukratides like bust, right; eagle w/diadem in right upper field; the countermark is integrated in the die;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow, monogr. Π below; corrupted legend;

ex: B. Peus Auction 384/85, #412
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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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Artabanos II., 10 - 38 AD18 viewsAE13, 1,33gr., 12,71mm;
Sellw. 63.18, Shore 571/72;
mint: Ekbatana, axis: 12mm;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/broad diadem; medium-long straight hair, mustache, medium-long straight beard square-cut at the end;
rev.: king, left, w/tiara, diadem, loop, and ribbons; medium-long wavy(?) hair, medium -long pointed beard; dotted border 11 - 18h;

a part of the flan on the left side is missing;

ex: intercollecteur, FRA.
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Vologases IV., 147 - 191 AD18 viewsAE15, 3,09gr., 15,25mm;
Sellw. 84.155, Shore --;
mint: Seleukia,,, axis: 12h;
obv.: head, left, w/tiara, diadem, loop, and 1 ribbon, single long curved ear flap; mustache, long beard; 2-layer necklace; dotted border 3 - 6h; sprue handle at 11:30, flan split at 15h;
rev: goddess, left, seated on column; in left field large palm branch; dotted border 6:30 - 11h;
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Vologases VI., 208 - 228 AD18 viewsAE10, 1,20gr., 10,1mm;
Sellw. 88.29, Shore 640var.;
mint: Ekbatana, axis: 12h;
obv.: head, left, w/tiara decorated w/pellets on stalks on the crest and side, diadem w/2 loops; lower half of head off flan;
rev.: eagle, left, w/wings spread; dotted border 9 - 15h;

ex: Canmoose Coins, CAN.
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Sanabares, ca. 125 AD ?,18 viewsAE dr., 3,34gr., 22,63mm;
Sellw. 93type, Shore -; Koch 9, 10, 55-77;
mint: Margiane, axis: 15h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/2-strand diadem, loop; long hair in 3 waves, crest comb like, medium-long beard cut off at end, handlebar mustache, cheek hair; very straight nose, almond shaped eye, curved eyebrow;
rev.: plump archer, right, on stool, w/bow in left hand and mint mark Π below; traces of circular legend around rim;
tear shaped flan;

ex: H. Hass, GER.
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Unknown Ruler, ca. 150 - 200 AD,18 viewsAE dr., 3,35gr., 13,94mm;
Sellw. 93.10, Shore 480, Koch 12 F;
mint: Traxiane ?, axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/ 2-strand diadem and loop; med.-long hair, comb like crest, long beard, droopy mustache; straight nose; dotted border from 8 - 13h; no symbols;
rev.: partial archer, right, on left rim of flan, w/bow in, extended hand, mint mark Π over T below, letters ΛNNO starting at 11h
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Charakene, Mag'a, after 150 AD17 viewsAE tdr, 14,58gr, 26,19mm;
Alram 510, Mitch. ACW 735, De Morgan MNO #272;
mint: Charax Spasinou (?), axis 12h;
obv.: bust, right, w/tiara, diadem, loop, and 2 ribbons; mustache, pointed short beard, hair in rolls; necklace; cuirass; Aramaic lettering in fields;
rev.: bust, right, hair in 6 large rolls, mustache, short beard; Aramaic lettering in right field;

ex: H.D. Rauch summer auction ’09.
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Vologases IV., 147 -191 AD17 viewsBI tdr., 13,21gr., 28,4mm;
Sellw. 84.13, Shore 427, Sunrise --;
mint: Seleukia, axis: 12h;
obv.: head, left, w/tiara, complete set of hooks on crest and very long, backward bent ear flap, horn on side; temple lock, mustache, long beard clipped at end; 4-strand diadem w/loop and 2 broad ribbons; triple necklace w/center beads, earring; cuirass; B in right field; dotted border 8-11,13-16h;
rev: king on throne, left, receiving diadem from facing goddess; year ΔΞΥ (152 AD) between heads, month AΠΕΛΑΙ(ΟΥ)(Nov.) under exergual line. 5 of 7-line legend visible: BACIΛ(EΩΣ) BACIΛ(EΩN) (APCAKOY) (OLA)ΓACO(Y) ΔIKAI(OY) EΠIΦANOYC (ΦIΛEΛΛHNOC); test cut in center;

ex: Sphinx Numismatics, CAN
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Sasanian Empire: Ardashir I, 224 - 242 AD17 viewsAR dr., 4,56gr., 25mm;
Göbl type III/2/2, Sunrise 714; Sel. 10;
mint: C (Ktesiphon), axis 15h;
obv.: bust, right, w/diadem type G and korymbos over close fitting cap; long undulated hair and beard, mustache; Pahlavi legend on the inside of complete dotted border;
rev.: fire altar w/flames (type 3) and diadems (type G), flanked by 2 altar pillars; Pahlavi legend against the upper left and right complete dotted border;

ex: Vienna Coin Show, VA.
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Sasanian Empire: Shahpur II, 309 - 379 AD17 viewsAR dr., 4,19gr., 22mm;
Göbl Ia/6a, Sunrise 847;
mint: IX (Kabul), axis: 15h;
obv.: bust, right, w/mural crown and korymbos; bow and ribbon in back of head, large undulated bunch of hair in back of neck; earring, necklace; 2 horizontal lines across throat; long Pahlavi legend inside right of complete dotted border, short legend left;
rev.: fire altar topped by bust, right; ribbons to left and right of altar base; altar flanked by 2 attendants w/crowns, ribbons, and scepters (?);

ex: Triskeles Auction 9, #64.
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Turan, Ardamithra or Farn Sasan, ca. 220 AD17 viewsAE tdr, 6,12gr, 20,23mm;
Mitch. ACW 1259/60, Alram 1217 (Unknown King IV);
mint: ? , axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed bust, left, w/diadem; hair bunched to the side and back Pakores-style, beardless or short beard; double necklace; cuirass or tunic;
traces of lettering around the rim;
rev.: fire altar w/o fire and attendants surrounded by (illegible) lettering;

ex: Vienna Coin Show, VA.
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Roman Empire: Septimius Severus, 193 - 211 AD 17 viewsAR denarius, 2,94gr, 19,4mm;
mint: Rome, year: 201 AD
RIC IV 176, RSC III 370, BMCRE V 256;
obv.: laureate bust, right, w/bow and 2 ribbons; mustache, short beard w/twirled points, short hair in curls; legend: SEVERVS PIVS AVG; dotted border 5 - 15h;
rev.: trophy w/captured weapons on exergual line, at its base 2 captives w/felt caps, 1 Parthian, 1 Armenian (?) facing outwards and supporting their heads w/their arms; legend: PART MAX P M TR P VIII; dotted border 4 - 12h;

ex: Forum Ancient Coins.
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Roman Empire, Lucius Verus, 161 - 169 AD 17 viewsAR denarius, 3,33gr, 18,6mm;
RIC 561 (M. Aur.), BMCRE 426 (M. Aur.), RSC 126;
mint: Rome, Date: 166AD, axis: 12h;
obv.: laureate bust, right, w/loop and 2 ribbons; long curly beard, mustache; legend: LVERVS AVG ARM PART MAX; dotted border 7 - 11h;
rev.: Pax standing left on exergual line, holding olive branch and cornucopia, in left hand part of garment?; legend: TR P VI IMP IIII COS II, in exergue PAX; dotted border 8 - 17;

ex: Agora Auctions, sale 65, # 182; ex: H. Berk.
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Mithradates II. 121- 91 BC17 viewsAR tdr., 15,9gr, 20,1mm; Sellwood 24.4, Shore 67, Sunrise 284;
mint: Seleukia, axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem, knot and 2 broad ribbons, short cap-like hair, mustache, medium long beard; earring, multi-turn torque; cuirass; complete dotted border;
rev.: archer, right, on omphalos, w/bow in right hand; 4-line legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛOY APΣAKOY EΠiΦANOYΣ palm branch in right field, below exergual line: TV;

ex: B. Kritt.
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Mithradates II., 123-88 BC17 views
AR dr., 3,36gr, 18mm; Sellwood 24.10; Shore 69; Sunrise --;
mint: Eastern?, axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem, knot and 2 ribbons; short cap like hair, mustache, short beard; earring, torque w/ griffin or horse finial; cuirass or tunic; dotted border 10 to 17h;
rev.: archer, right, on omphalos, w/bow in right hand; 4-line legend beginning on left and forming square: BAΣIΛEΩZ (retrograde) (M)EΓΛΛoV ΛPΣΛKoV (E)ΠIΦΛNoY(Σ) (N and Y inverted); exergual line;

ex: David Sellwood Collection (Baldwin's 90)
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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.
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Mithradates III., 57 - 54 BC17 viewsAR dr., 4,09gr, 19mm; Sellwood 41.2 (?), Shore --, Sunrise --;
mint: Ekbatana, axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/broad diadem, 3 ribbons; medium-long hair, mustache, short, wavy beard; segmented necklace w/center medallion; dotted border 14:30 to 15:30; in the right upper field are traces of erasure of possibly a star, which would make this coin a Sellwood 41.12ff. type. The portrait also resembles those of some of the S.41.12ff. coinage.
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one hand, monogram below bow; 8-line legend: BΛCIΛCΩ(Σ) BΛCIΛCΩN ΛPCΛ(KOY) MEΓΛoV ΔIKΛIOV EΠIΦΛN(OYΣ) ΘEOVEVΠΛTOP(OΣ) ΦIΛEΛΛHN(OΣ);
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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 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 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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Phraates IV., 38 - 2 BC17 viewsAR dr., 2,97gr, 18,4mm; Sellwood 52.15var.(monogram)., Shore -, Sunrise -;
mint: Mithradatkart; axis: 12:30h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/ broad 3-layer diadem, knot and 3 ribbons; medium-long hair in 5 waves, mustache, short pointed beard; the eagle in the right upper field has been removed, possibly from the coin (cf. the two marks on the rev.); traces of dotted border 12 to 14h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one hand and monogram below bow; monogram (upside down T) behind head; 7-line blundered legend; top line mostly off flan, BΛCIΛCΩN, the rest is illegible;

ex: Windsor Antiquities, USA
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Phraates IV., 38 - 2 BC17 viewsAR dr., 3,49gr, 17,6mm; Sellwood 54.13, Shore -, Sunrise -;
mint: Rhagai; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/3-layer diadem, knot and 3 ribbons; medium-long hair in 5 waves, mustache, medium-long beard square-cut at the end; wart on nostril; in the right upper field eagle on line w/diadem, in the left crescent and star; dotted border 10 to 14h;
rev.: archer, right, on seatless throne, w/bow in one hand, monogram below bow; 7-line legend:
(B)ACIΛEΩ(C) BACIΛEΩN ΛIAK(OV) ΔIKIAIO, bottom line illegible, EΠIΦAN(OVC) (ΦIΛ off flan)ELLHN(OC off flan);
in: Parthika.fr, Les Différents Types;

ex: B. Peus Auction384/385.
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Tiridates, 29 - 26 BC17 viewsBI tdr., 14,61gr, 28,4mm; Sellwood 55.5var.(month), Shore 308var., Sunrise 398(Uncertain usurper - Tiridates?);
mint: Seleukia; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/broad 4 layer diadem and 4 ribbons; medium-long hair in 4 waves, mustache, long pointed beard squared at the end; no wart; triple necklace; tunic/cuirass w/collar adorned by a suite of x's; dotted border 11 to 16h;
rev.: king, left, seated on throne w/Nike on outstretched right arm offering diadem, the left holding lance or staff behind him; dot between feet; year EΠΣ=27 BC between throne legs and the month ΔAIΣI(OY)= May in exergue; 7-line legend: BACIΛE(ΩΣ) BACIΛEΩN APΣAKO(Y) EVEIΓETo(Y) ΔIKAIoY EΠIΦANOYΣ (ΦIΛ)EΛΛHN(OΣ).

ex: CNG 6 (05/04), ex: Nomisma (San Marino) 9 (05/97).

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Artabanos II., 10 - 38 AD17 viewsAR tdr., 14,74gr, 26, 4mm; Sellwood 61.2.; Shore 330 var., Sunrise -;
mint: Seleukia; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/ 4-strand diadem, 2 loops and 4 ribbons; medium-long hair in 4 waves, mustache, long tapered beard cut at end; 3-turn necklace; tunic or cuirass;
rev.: king, right, on throne, facing goddess w/palm branch in outstretched hand; above arm ΓOP (ΓOPΠIAIOY?); exergual line; 7-line legend: (BACIΛCΩC) (BACIΛCΩN) (ΛPCΛKOY) (CYCPΓETOY) ΔIKAIOY CTOYC (C)ΠIΦANOYC (ΦIΛ)EΛΛHNOC.

ex: Vienna Coin Show, VA; ex: Triton II, 12/98, #1380 (multiple coin lot).
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Artabanos II., 10 -38 AD17 viewsAR tdr., 14,54gr, 26mm; Sellwood 61.1var.; Shore -, Sunrise -;
mint: Seleukia; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/ 4-strand diadem, 2 loops and 4 ribbons; medium-long hair in 4 waves, mustache, long tapered beard cut at end; earring, 2-turn necklace; tunic w/ornate border;
rev.: king, right, on throne, facing goddess w/palm branch in outstretched hand; above arm BCT; exergual line; 7-line legend: (BACIΛCΩC) BACIΛC(ΩN) (A)PCAKO(Y) CYCPΓETO(Y) ΔIKAIOY (...)OYC(..) (CΠI)ΦANOYC (ΦIΛ)EΛΛH(NOC)

ex: Canmoose Coins, CAN.
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Gotarzes II., 40 - 51 AD17 viewsAR tdr., 14,24gr, 27,67mm; Sellwood 65.20, Shore 361, Sunrise -;
mint: Seleukia; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/4-strand diadem, loop and 3 ribbons; medium-long hair in 4 rows of circular curls, lock on temple (in stead of wart?), mustache, long beard; 4-turn necklace; cuirass/tunic w/ star on chest;
rev.: king, right, on throne, facing goddess w/cornucopia and receiving diadem; year XT (49 AD) between the heads; exergual line; 6-lines of legend visible: (BACIΛEΩC) (BA)CIΛEΩ(N) (A)PCAKO(Y) EVEPΓETO(Y) ΔIKAKOY(to be read from the inside) APTEMIC(IOY) EΠIΦΛNO(YC) (ΦIΛEΛΛHNOC) ; date: March/April 49 AD;

ex: Pars Coins, CA.
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Vardanes II., 55 - 58 AD17 viewsBI tdr., 12,78gr; 28,4mm; Sellw. 69.12 , Shore 383, Sunrise 420, Sinisi, Sylloge, p. 80-82, II.131&2, a) Type I;
mint: Seleukia; axis: 12h; date: 57/58 AD (month June);
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/ broad diadem, 1 loop and 2 ribbons; medium-long hair in 4 waves, bangs, mustache, short beard; wart on temple; 4-layer necklace; tunic/cuirass w/ornamental border; dotted border 9:30 to 14:30;
rev.: king,left, on throne receiving diadem from facing goddess holding staff/sceptre; between the heads the year ΘΞΓ; exergual line; 7 lines of legend visible: (BACIΛEΩC) BACIΛE(ΩN) (AP)CAK(OY) EYEPΓET(OY) ΔIKAIOY (to be read from the inside), ΠANIM(OY) EΠIΦANOY(C) (ΦIΛ)EΛΛHNO(C);

ex: Vienna Coin Show, VA., ex: CNG 60 (05/2000).


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Pakoros II., 77/78 - 105 AD17 viewsAR diobol, 1,12gr, 12mm; Sellwood Num. Chron. 1989, pp. 164, 165, Type 8, Shore 402/403, Sunrise 436 (Pakoros I, 78-120 AD); Sinisi -;
mint: probably Persis; axis: 12h;
obv.: head, left, w/tiara and 3-layer diadem, 2 loops and 2 ribbons; 1 row of dots over the crest of the headgear, 6 hooks on top of the tiara; mustache, long pointed beard; 2 visible layers of the necklace; dotted border 11 to 14:30h;
rev.: archer, right, on legless throne, w/bow in outstretched hand and monogram below; degenerate legend mainly of letters H and Λ;

ex: G. Clark, VA.
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Pakoros II., 77/78 - 105 AD17 views
AR dr., 3,42gr, 20,74mm; Sellwood 73.13, Shore 397, Sunrise-, Sinisi Type Vb, p. 89;
mint: Court at Ekbatana; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/ 4-strand diadem, 2 loops and 3 ribbons; medium-long hair in 3 waves, beardless; earring, 3 layer necklace; in upper right field above loops the Aramaic letters for pk; tunic border in fishbone pattern; dotted border 9 to 16h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one hand and monogram below bow; left lower leg missing; 7-line legend: OΛIIΛE OΛIIΛTΛN NIΛNOO ΛXIOV ΠNPΛII (last two to be read from the inside), EΠΦΛNOC ΦIAH ... (blurred letters);

ex: New York Sale XXXIV (2015), Baldwin’s Auction, #452 (The David Sellwood Collection). A Sellwood plate coin: David Sellwood, An Introduction to the Coinage of Parthia, Second Edition, Spink 1980, plate 73.13.
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Pakoros II., 77/78 - 105 AD17 viewsAR dr., 3,65gr, 18,42mm; Sellwood 77.8, Shore 399, Sunrise 434 (Pakoros I 78-120 AD); Sinisi Type VII, p. 90;
mint: Ekbatana; axis: 12h;
obv.: head, left, w/tiara and 4-layer diadem, hook (knot or monogram?), double loop and 3 ribbons; over the crest of the tiara a row of 6 hooks, 1 double hook, and a row of dots (pearls?), 1 row of dots above the diadem; mustache, med.-long beard rounded on the sides, temple lock; earring, 2 layers visible of necklace; dotted border 9:30 to 14h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one outstretched hand and monogram below bow; left lower leg missing; 7 line legend: OΛIIΛEΛC OΛIIΛEΛN ΛPIΛNO ΔIXΛIOV IVIIΓIT(OV)(last two to be read from the inside) (I)ΠIΦΛNOVC ΛIΛΛHY;

ex: G. Clark, VA.
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Vologases III., 105 - 147 AD17 viewsAR dr., 3,29gr, 18,5mm; Sellwood 78.10, Shore 419, Sunrise-;
mint: Ekbatana ; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w 4-strand diadem, 2 loops and 3 ribbons; long triangular beard, mustache; long hair in 3 waves; earring, 3-layer necklace; dotted border 7 to 17h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one outstretched hand and mint monogram below; small crescent between head and bow; 4 cross bars through throne back; 7 lines of legend visible: OΛIIΛͰ(ΛC) OΛCIIΛͰΛH IINO I+ΛIOV (to be read from the inside)IVIIΓIT (E)ΠIΦΛNO+ outside left line off flan;
under the seat small Ͱ probably remnant of the cross for the throne leg;
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Vologases III., 105 - 147 AD17 viewsAR dr., 3,77gr, 19,3mm; Sellwood 78.4, Shore - , Sunrise 439 (Pakoros I., 78-120 AD) ;
mint: Ekbatana ; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/4 -strand diadem, 2 loops and 3 ribbons; long triangular beard, mustache; long hair in 3 waves; earring, 3-layer necklace; dotted border 8 to 14h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one outstretched hand and mint monogram below; archer missing left lower leg and foot; below the right thigh +; throne back has 4 cross bars, 6 lines of legend visible: ⧠ΛIIΛͰΛC ⧠ΛIIΛͰΛͶ ΛͰIΛN⧠ ΛIXΛI⧠V IVIIΓ.I I+ΛͶ⧠V outside left line off flan.
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Vologases V., 191 - 208 AD17 viewsAR dr., 3,74gr, 18mm; Sellwood 86.3, Shore 448, Sunrise 455;
mint: Ekbatana; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, facing, w/2-strand diadem and 2 broad ribbons in lower left and right field, top bun ties in front of bun; hair in 3 bunches on top and sides, mustache, long triangular beard composed of dashes; double necklace; dotted border 9 to 14:30h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one extended hand, 2 complete legs, 2 arms, mint monogram A below bow; 2 lines of legend entirely visible, the first the king’s name in Aramaic/Pahlavi, the other in ‘Greek’;

ex: Vienna Coin Show, VA.
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Dareios of Media Atropatene, ca. 70 BC, or Phraates III., 70 - 57 BC 17 viewsAE tetrachalkous (?), 5,09gr., 16,17mm;
Sellw. 35.14, Shore 167var.;
mint: Ekbatana, axis: 12h;
obv.: bare head and torso facing, diadem and 2 broad ribbons floating above shoulders;
mustache, short beard, 2 large bunches of hair over ears; necklet w/center medallion;
cuirass; complete reed border;
rev: horse standing, right, framed by a 7-line mostly illegible square legend;

ex: CNG 90, #36,
ex: Spink Auction 08/05/83.


It becomes more and more difficult to assign denominations to Parthian bronzes. What is described as a tetrachalkous in Sellwood no longer meets the weight requirements and should be a dichalkous. Shore avoids the dilemma by using the approximate diameter of the coin for identification: AE16 in this case. I will follow his example in the following postings.
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Phraates III., 70 - 57 BC17 viewsAE 15, 3,13gr., 15,19mm;
Sellw. 38.19, Shore 186.;
mint: Ekbatana, axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/broad diadem and 2ribbons; mustache, medium-long beard; segmented necklace; cuirass;
rev.: Pegasus flying, right, 7(?) lines of legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛOY APΣAKOY, bottom line illegible, EΠIΦANOYΣ ΦIΛEΛΛHNOΣ; monogr. under horse’s front legs?

ex: Civitas Galleries, WI.
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Phraates IV., 38 - 2 BC17 viewsAE 10, 2,24gr., 9,69mm;
Sellw. 52.63, Shore 551;
mint: Laodikeia ?, axis: 12h
obv.: bare-headed, right, w/diadem; medium-long hair in 4 waves, mustache, short pointed beard; royal wart;
rev.: a crab viewed from above; traces of 2 lines of legend visible, but in the right field, the monogr. Λ is either faintly visible, off the flan, or not there;

ex: P. Pavlou, UK.
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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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Phraates IV., 38 - 2 BC17 viewsAE 14, 2,20gr., 14mm;
Sellw.--, (51type), Shore 305;
mint: Mithradatkart, axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/broad diadem and ribbons; mustache, medium-long pointed beard; segmented necklace; prominent royal wart, dotted border 7:30 - 14h;
rev.: head of panther, right, 4 lines of legend visible; monogr. 30 on right side;

ex: Persepolis Galleries, UK.
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Sanabares, ca. 125 AD ?17 viewsAEdr., 3,57gr., 14,87mm;
Sellw. 93.1or 2, Shore 477, Koch 7, 38 - 48;
mint: Margiane, axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem; long hair in 3 waves, medium-long beard, droopy mustache, cheek hair; very straight nose, straight eyebrow; necklace; dotted border 5 - 10h; possibility of crescent and star, mostly off flan, at 11h;
rev.: archer, right, seated on stool, w/bow and mint mark Π below, ΛE behind archer’s back, some letters of the surrounding legend: CA and traces of others;

ex: H. Hass, GER.
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Unknown Ruler, ca. 150 - 200 AD,17 viewsAE dr., 3,49gr., 14,3mm;
Sellw. 6-8, Shore 479var., Koch 12 A;
mint; Abarshahr, axis 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem and fancy loop; med.-long billowing hair, comb like crest, handlebar mustache, beard, no cheek hair; pointed nose, prominent cheek; no jewelry; dotted border from 12 - 16h;
rev.: helmeted archer, right, properly seated, w/bow in extended had, mint mark A over Π below; in left field ∐, traces of other letters around rim;
jagged, almost black flan;

ex: H. Hass, GER.
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Unknown Ruler 80 - 70 BC16 viewsAE dichalkous, 1,95gr., 15,2mm;
Sellw. 31.32var., Shore --;
mint: Rhagai, axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem and ribbons; short hair, mustache, short or no beard; necklace; cuirass;
rev.: elephant, right, framed by traces of legend;

ex: art-archaic, NE.
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Charakene, Unknown Ruler, 2nd cent. AD16 viewsAE tdr, 16,30gr, 26,26mm;
Alram , Mitch. ACW --, BMC1, De Morgan MNO #273;
mint: Charax Spasinou(?), axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed bust, right, w/diadem; med.-long hair in small curls, beardless face; necklace (?); cuirass or tunic, possibly traces of lettering in left field;
rev.: bare-headed bust, right; hair in small curls, beard (?); cuirass or tunic; possibly traces of lettering in right field;

ex: G. Clark, VA.
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Kushan: Vima Kadphises, ca. 113 - 127 AD16 viewsAE tdr., 16,31gr., 26,6mm;
MACW3033-3035, Goebl Kushan 762, 2nd bilingual series;
mint: Taxila; axis: 12h;
obv.: king w/headdress standing left, wearing v-neck long coat and baggy trousers; beard, mustache; altar and trident on left, club and tamgha on right; Greek lettering on left (KA)ΔΦICEC BACIΛEΩC BACIΛE(ΩN);
rev.: Shiva, standing facing next to the bull Nandi and holding trident; Karoshti legend around rim;
tamgha;
ex: G. Clark, VA.
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Kushan: Vasu Deva, ca. 192 - 225 AD16 viewsAE tdr., 8,78gr., 24,1mm
MACW 3471ff.
mint: Taxila, axis: 12h;
obv.: king, standing right, w/ raised left hand holding long trident, left hand resting on altar, tamgha above; tarces of bactrian legend in left field;
rev.: Siva, left, standing in front of bull Nandi, left, diadem (?) in left hand, trident in right, tamgha in right field; dotted border7:30 - 11:30h;

ex: G. Clark, VA.
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Roman Empire: Septimius Severus, 193 - 211 AD16 viewsAR denarius, 2,98gr, 17,42mm;
RIC IV, 62 (S), RSC III, 363, BMCRE V, p.40, 118, Hunter III, 14, SRCV II, 6322;
mint: Rome, year: 195 AD, axis: 18h;
obv.: laureate bust, right, w/bow and 2 ribbons; short curly hair, mustache, med.-log beard w/2 twirled ends; legend: SEPT SEV PERT AVG IMPV;
rev.: 2 Parthian captives sitting back to back on round shields, hands tied behind their backs; exergual line; legend: PART ARAB PART ADIAB, in exergue COS II PP;

ex: Forum Ancient Coins.
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Kushan: Vima Kadphises, ca. 113 - 127 AD16 viewsAE tdr, 17gr., 27,9mm;
MACW 3008ff. 1st bilingual series;
mint: Kapisa, axis: 13h;
obv.: king, standing left, w/tiara like headdress in long coat and baggy trousers; beard, mustache; altar and trident on left, club and tamgha on right; Greek legend on left half of rim;
rev.: Shiva, standing facing in front of bull Nandi and holding trident; Karoshti legend around rim;

ex: Vienna Coin Show, VA.
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Kushan: Huvishka, ca. 151 - 190 AD16 viewsAE unit, 11,4gr, 25,15mm;
MK 836, ANS Kushan 900, Donum Burns - ; AICR 1211 (this coin illustr.), MACW 3305 (?);
mint: Kapisha (Bagram ?), axis: 12h;
obv.: king, facing, w/necklace, reclining on couch, radiate torso;
rev.: goddess Mao standing left, extending hand in benediction (?) and holding hilt of sword; in short tunic and cape (?), halo (?); tamgha in left field, MAO in right field;

ex: CNG e-Auction 409, # 382; ex: Dr.Wilfried Pieper Collection.
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Mithradates II., 121 - 91 BC16 viewsAR dr., 4,21gr, 21,2mm; Sellwood 29.2var., Shore 103,104var., Sunrise 305 (Gotarzes I. 91 - 87 BC);
mint: Rhagai ?, axis: 12h;
obv.: head, left, w/tiara (variation of i and ii) and diadem w/knot and 2 ribbons; mustache, medium-long beard; earring, multi-turn torque w/single pellet finial; cuirass; dotted border 12 to 17h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in right hand; 6-line legend, 1 each at top and bottom, 2 on either side: BAΣIΛEΩΣ BAΣIΛEΩN; APΣAKoY ΔIKAIoY EVEPΓEToV KAIΦIΛEΛΛH(N); exergual line;
this is a first for the epithets ΔIKAIOΣ (just) and ΦIΛEΛΛHN (friend of the Greeks);

ex: S. Hagadorn, TX, ex: CNG eAuction 78.
also in: Parthia .com, Mithradates II., Sellwood type 29.
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Mithradates I., 171-138 BC,16 viewsAR dr., 3,78gr, 20mm , Sellwood 9.1, Shore 7, 8, Sunrise 251, 252;
mint: Hekatomphylos or Nisa, axis: 12h;
obv.: beardless bust, left, w/bashlyk, diadem w/knot and 2 ribbons; 3 forelocks; earring, necklace w/2 opposing pellet finials; beaded border 7-11:30h;
rev.: archer, right, on omphalos, w/bow; 2-line legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ left, APΣAKOY right; exergual line.

ex: M&M Auction 29
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Mithradates III., 57 - 54 BC16 viewsAR dr., 3,65gr, 19mm; Sellwood 40.15, Shore --, Sunrise: --;
mint: Areia, axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/2-tier diadem, knot, and 3 ribbons; medium-long hair in 5 waves, mustache, short beard; segmented necklace; dotted border 11 to 13h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one hand; monogram below bow; 7-line legend: (BA)ΣIΛEH M(on its side)CΛΓΛO APΣAKOV oPoΣ IΛ ΘEOVEVΠΛ (last 2 lines to be read from the inside) ..IΦVNoVΣ(retrograde) left outside line even more garbled; exergual line;

ex: S. Album, CA.
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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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Phraatakes, 2 BC - 4 AD16 viewsAE dr., 2,87gr, 16,9mm; Sellwood 56 type, Shore -, Sunrise -; unlisted type?
mint: unknown; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/3 layer diadem and 3 ribbons; medium-long hair in 5 waves, mustache, long tapered beard; 3-turn necklace; crescent and star in left, Nike offering diadem in right upper field; dotted border 10 to 14h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one hand, no monogram below; behind archer’s head star; totally stylized meaningless legend,

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

ex: H. Hass, Germany.
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Gotarzes I. 95 -87 BC or Sinatrukes 93 - 70 BC;16 viewsAR dr., 3,88gr, Sellwood 33.4, Shore 112-115, Sunrise 302 (Sinatrukes);
mint: Rhagai, axis: 12h;
obv.: head, left, w/tiara (3 rows of pellets, stags on crest, horn as side decoration, long ear flaps) and diadem w/ribbons; mustache, long beard; earring, torque w/single pellet finial; cuirass;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one hand; 5-line legend (Sellwood type ii): BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛOV APΣAKOV ΘEOΠATPOV NIKATOPOΣ; exergual line;

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

ex: H. Lanz, Germany.
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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 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 - 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;
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Phraates IV., 38 - 2 BC16 viewsAR dr., 3,58gr, 18,2mm; Sellwood 52.10, Shore 276, Sunrise -;
mint: Ekbatana; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/ broad 4-layer diadem and 3 ribbons joined at the ends; medium-long hair in 5 waves, mustache, long beard squared off at the tip; segmented necklace w/center medallion; wart on forehead; cuirass; in right upper field eagle offering diadem; stern looking face, transition to the Eastern looking series from Ekbatana;
rev.: archer, right, on legless and seatless throne, w/bow in one hand and monogram below bow; 7-line legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ BΛΣIΛEΩN APΣAKoV ΔIKAIoV EVEPΓETo(V) (the 2 previous lines to be read from the inside) EΠIΦANoVC (ΦI)ΛEΛΛHN(oC);

ex: H. Lanz, Germany.
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Phraates IV., 38 - 2 BC16 viewsAR dr., 4,06gr, 20,35mm; Sellwood 52.30, Shore 285, Sunrise -;
mint: court at Susa; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/ broad 4-layer diadem, knot and 3 ribbons; medium-long hair in 5 waves, mustache, medium-long shaped beard; wart on forehead; in the right upper field eagle offering diadem; dotted border 10 to 14h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one hand and monogram below bow, tree (or palm wand) behind throne; 6-line legend visible; ΛΛCIΛCΩC ΛΛCIΛEΩN ΛIC(ΛKoV off flan), bottom line missing, ΔIKΛIOV (the last line to be read from the inside) EΠIΦANOY ΦIΛEΛΛHN(OC off flan);

ex: H.D. Rauch Auction Summer 2010.
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Phraatakes, 2 BC - 4 AD16 viewsBI tdr., 14,34gr, 28,9mm; Sellwood 57 type, Shore 314var., Sunrise 401 type;
mint: Seleukia; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/broad 3 layer diadem and 3 ribbons; medium-long hair in 3 waves, mustache, medium-long tapered beard; wart; multiple necklace; tunic/cuirass w/collar adorned by a suite of dashes; goddess in the right and left upper field; dotted border 8 to 12:30h;
rev.: king, left, seated on throne w/bow in right hand, the year AIT (= 1 BC) twice; 7-line legend: BACIΛEΩC BACIΛEΩN APCAK(OY) EVEPΓE(TOY) ΔIKAIOY (to be read from the outside!) (E)ΠIΦ ΦIΛEANOY - the inner left line breaks off in the middle to make room for a drape (?) over the throne back and is then continued after the first 3 letters of the outside line; exergual line.

ex: Sphinx Numismatics.
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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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Vardanes I., 40 - 45 AD16 viewsAR dr., 3,79gr, 20.95mm; Sellwood 64.31,, Shore 353, Sunrise 414;
mint: Ekbatana; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/ broad 3-strand diadem, double loop and 3 ribbons;, medium-long hair in 3 waves, mustache, short pointed beard; earring, 3-turn necklace; V-shaped lines in center of forehead; dotted border 9 to 15;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one hand and monogram below bow; 7-line legend: (OACIΛEΩC) OACIΛE(ΩN) APIΛNO(V) ΔIXΛIOV E(3 stacked dots)VE(3 stacked dots)PΓETOV (EΠ)IΦΛNOVC (ΦIΛ)IΛΛXOC.

ex: Pegasi Numismatics, MI.
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Vonones II., 51 AD16 viewsAR dr., 3,63gr, 21.3mm; Sellwood 67.1, Shore 368, Sunshine 418 (Meherdates);
mint: Ekbatana ; axis: 12h;
obv.: head facing, w/ pearl-studded tiara w/ 2 horns in front and broad 4-strand diadem, 2 loops and 2 ribbons; beardless, mustache; wart on forehead; 3 layer necklace; tunic/cuirass; stars in upper right and left field; dotted border 8 to 14h; low center of portrait as is customary for many issues;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one outstretched hand and monogram below bow; 6 lines of legend readable: (O)ΛCIΛCΛC OΛCIΛCΛN ΛIIΛNOV ΛIXΛIOV IV(CI)ΓC(TOV) (CΠI)ΦΛNOVC (ΦIΛEΛΛNOC mostly off flan);)

ex: G. Clark, VA.
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Vardanes II., 55 - 58 AD16 viewsAR dr., 3,66gr, 20,1mm; Sellwood 69.13, Shore 384, Sunrise 421; Sinisi -;
mint: Ekbatana; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/ broad 4-layer diadem, double loop and 5 ribbons; medium-long hair in 3 waves, mustache, medium-long rounded beard; earring, 3-layer necklace; dotted border 8:30 to 15:30;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one outstretched hand and monogram below bow, one lower leg missing; 7-line complete legend: OΛCIΛCΛ(C) OΛCIΛCΛͶ ΛIIΛNO(C) ΔIXΛIOV (CVCIΓCTOV off flan) (C)ΠIΦΛNOVC (Φ)IΛIΛΛHXO(C)
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Vologases II., 77 - 80 AD16 viewsAR dr., 3,53gr, 20.9mm; Sellwood 72.9, Shore 389 (this coin), Sunrise -; Sinisi II.1.4.a, # 1321, (Vologases I), pp. 112, 113;
mint: Ekbatana (?); axis: 12h;
obv.: head, left, w/ tiara, broad 4-layer diadem, double loop and 3 ribbons, on the crest of the tiara a row of 6 hooks and 1 central double hook, diadem w/1 side hook (horn?), side lock (hook) on temple, mustache, medium-long straight pointed beard rounded on the sides; earring, 3-layer necklace; in upper right field the 3 Aramaic letters for mwl; tunic/cuirass w/ornamental border; dotted border 9:30 to 14:30h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one outstretched hand and monogram below bow; 4 lines of legend readable: OΛIIΛ invertedE(ΛC) OΛIIΛ inverted E Λ(Ͷ) ΠOIXVHOΛO XIVIVVHX;
the style deviates completely from the two former coins, the metal is not silver, it has a distinct bronze sheen. Sinisi lists it under ‘Uncertain Coins and Forgeries’. This coin may be a contemporary imitation;

a Shore plate coin;

ex: Vienna Coin Show, VA.
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Pakoros II., 77/78 - 105 AD16 viewsAR dr., 3,61gr, 19,2mm; Sellwood 73.11, Shore 395, Sunrise 431 (Pakoros I, 78-120 AD), Sinisi Type Va, p. 89;
mint: Court at Ekbatana; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/ 4-layer diadem, 2 loops and 3 ribbons; medium-long hair in 3 waves, beardless; earring, 3 layer necklace; dotted border 11 to 14:30h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one hand and monogram below bow; left lower leg missing; 5-line legend visible: OΛIIΛIΛC OΛIIΛIΛN IΛINI ΛIXOVI (the bottom line is illegible), EΠIXΛͶOC IAHΛ;

ex: Pars Coins, CA.
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Parthamaspates, 116 AD,16 viewsAR dr., 3,79gr, 20,5mm; Sellwood 81.1., Shore 423, Sunrise 449 (Sanatrukes ?);
mint: Ekbatana; axis: 12h;
obv.: head, left, w/ tiara and broad diadem, 2 loops, 2 broad ribbons, and a string of pearls; tiara adorned w/5-point star on the side and a pearl bow, a string of pearls (?) over the crest and 5 crescent shaped ornaments in between; short beard or stubble; earring behind tiara flap, 2 layer necklace; tunic border is a row of dots (pearls?); dotted border 8 to 15h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one hand and monogram below; throne back has 5 cross bars, the seat is symbolized by a dash, the cross below the archer’s right thigh may stand for the missing left foot and lower leg or for the throne legs; 5 lines of legend visible: ⧠ΛIIΛͰΛ(Ͷ) ΛͰIΛN⧠ ΛIVIIΓ.I ΔIXΛI⧠ (the 2 bottom lines are to be read from the inside), (EΠI)+ΛͶ⧠V;

ex: CNG, 12/2001.
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Vologases IV., 147 - 191 AD16 viewsAR dr., 3,30gr, 18,16mm; Sellwood 84.130., Shore 434var.. , Sunrise 452var. ;
mint: Ekbatana ; axis: 12h;
obv.: head, left, w/tiara, 4-strand diadem, 2 loops, and 3 ribbons; tiara decorated w/pellets on stalks over crest and long ear flaps; long beard of vertical lines w/squared-off tip, mustache; earring, 3-layer necklace; dotted border 7-15h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one outstretched hand, mint monogram below; under the right thigh Δ for leg and foot; throne back has 3 cross bars; top line of legend king’s name in Pahlavi/Aramaic, then 6 lines of garbled Greek legend;

ex: H. Hass, GER.
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Sakastan, late 1st cent.BC - early 1 cent. AD, unknown ruler over Phraates IV16 viewsAR dr., 3,84gr, 18,65mm; Sellw. 91.13var., Shore 473var., Mitch. V, #612, Alram --;
mint: (?), axis: 12h;
obv.: imitation Phraates IV. countermarked w/ Eukratides like bust, right; eagle in right upper field; countermark integrated in die;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow; 7-line corrupted legend;

ex: Vienna Coin Show, VA.
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Sakastan, Tanlis over Gotarzes I.16 viewsAR dr., after 95 BC, 3,89gr, 21,8mm;
genuine or imitation Sellw. 33type countermarked on obv. w/Tanlis bust facing right, surrounded by name TANΛIΣ;
axis: 12h;
rev: archer, right, on throne, w/bow; 5-line legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛoY APΣA(KoY) θEoΠAT(oPoΣ) NIKAToPoΣ

ex: Vienna Coin Show, VA.
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Phraates III., 70 - 57 BC16 viewsAE15, 1,59gr., 15,23mm;
Sellw. 38.27, Shore 187;
mint: Susa
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/broad diadem and ribbons; mustache, medium-long pointed beard in waves, medium-long hair in 4 waves, necklace or torque, cuirass;
rev.: horse’s head, right, monogr. not discernible; 4-line illegible legend;

ex: Vienna Coin Show, VA.
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Artabanos II., 10 - 38 AD16 viewsAE12, 1,22gr., 11,73mm;
Sellw. 61.12, Shore 566;
mint: Ekbatana, axis: 12mm;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem, loop and ribbons; medium-long straight hair, mustache, long pointed beard;
rev.: kantharos, the letter A on the left side;

ex: Baltimore Coin Show
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Artabanos II., 10 - 38 AD16 viewsAE13, 1,24gr., 12,81mm;
Sellw. 61.14, Shore --;
mint: Ekbatana, axis: 12mm;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem, loop and ribbons; medium-long straight hair, mustache, long pointed beard; 3-layer necklace; dotted border 9 - 12h;
rev.: crescent over star;

ex: art-archaic.
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Sanabares, 125 AD ?16 viewsAEdr., 3,11gr., 14,5mm;
Sellw. 93.1 or 3, Shore -, Koch 8, 49, 50;
mint: Margiane, axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem, ribbon and triangular bow; long billowing hair in 3 large waves, comb like top hair, cheek hair, handlebar mustache;
very straight nose, large almond shaped eye; dotted border 9 - 14h, intersecting the border at 10:30 possible trace of crescent and star;
rev.: curvy archer, seated on stool, w/bow in left hand, mint mark Π below; some lettering behind the back of the archer: EIT⊥;
this coin has an almost black tone;

ex: H. Hass, GER.
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Unknown Ruler, ca. 150 - 200 AD,16 viewsAEdr., 3,35gr., 14,75mm;
Sellw. 93.6-8, Shore 479, Koch 12 A;
mint: Abarshahr, axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem and triangular loop; long billowing hair, comb like crest, medium-long beard, cheek hair, handlebar mustache; earring cons. of 2 pellets in crescent;
rev.: archer w/helmet, right, against stool like seat, w/bow in extended hand, mint mark A over Π below, other letters around rim: E and L behind archer’s back;

ex: Pars Coins, CA.
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Unknown Ruler, ca. 150 - 200 AD,16 viewsAE dr., 3,68gr., 14,52mm;
Sellw. 93.6, Shore 479var., Koch 12, #128;
mint: Abarshahr, axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/2-strand diadem and triangular loop; med.-long billowing hair, crest comb-like, handlebar mustache, beard, no cheek hair; large eye, straight nose; no jewelry; dotted border from 7 - 14h is dissected by crescent at 10h;
rev.: helmeted archer, right, propped against stool like seat, w/bow in extended hand; mint mark A over Π below; in left field ∐ and traces of other letters;
almost black patina;

ex: H. Hass, GER.
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Unknown Ruler, ca. 150 - 200 AD,16 viewsAE dr., 3,45gr., 15,04mm;
Sellw. 93.9, Shore 480var., Koch, 12F, ##245,246;
mint: Traxiane ?, axis 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem; med.-long, puffy bunch of curls over ear, comb like crest, droopy mustache, med.-long beard; earring cons.of ring and pellet; no symbols; border from 7 - 13h;
rev.: archer, right, seated on stool, w/bow in extended hand, mint mark Π over T below; legend ACIVΛVE beginning under mint mark;

ex: H. Hass, GER.
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Unknown Ruler, 150 - 200 AD16 viewsAEdr., 3,47gr., very irregular flan w/sprue;
Sellw. 93.6-8, Shore 479, Koch 12;
mint: Abarshahr, axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem; long hair in large curls, medium-long beard cut off at end, cheek hair, handlebar mustache; earring cons. of pellet in crescent, 2-layer necklace w/central medallion; the torso is facing, the head is turned left; star and crescent in upper left field disecting border;
rev.: archer w/helmet, right, on seat, w/bow in extended right hand, mint mark A over Π below, other letters around rim: 2 v-shaped angles behind stool, E behind archer’s back, letters behind and in front of head only partial;

ex: H. Hass, GER.
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Unknown Ruler, ca. 150 - 200 AD,16 viewsAE dr., 3,46gr., 13,86mm;
Sellw. 93.7, Shore 479var. Koch 12A;
mint: Abarshahr, axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem and triangular loop; med.-long billowing hair, comb like crest, droopy mustache, med.-long shaped beard; necklace ?; large eye, pointed nose; border from 7 - 15h is dissected by star at 10h;
rev.: helmeted archer, right, against stool like seat, w/bow in extended hand, mint mark A over Π below; in left field V,E,L, and traces of other letters around rim;
almost black patina.
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Unknown Ruler, ca. 150 - 200 AD,16 viewsAE dr., 3,74gr., 14,52mm;
Sellw. 93.9, Shore 480var., Koch 12F, ## 245, 246;
mint: Traxiane ?, axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem; med.-long, limp hair, comb like crest, droopy mustache, med.-long beard; earring;
rev.: archer, right, seated on stool, w/bow in extended hand, mint mark Π over T below; traces of lettering around rim;

ex: Canmoose Coins, CAN. multiple coin lot.
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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 -- Kamnaskires Orodes, 1st half of 2nd cent. AD,16 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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Vologases I., 51 - 78 AD15 viewsAE9, 1,20gr., 8,9mm;
Sellw. 70.16, Shore 597;
mint: Ekbatana, axis 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem; medium-long hair in 4 waves, medium-long beard squared at the bottom; earring, necklace;
rev.: horse’s head, right, traces of monogram in right field; dotted border 5 - 11h;

ex: CNG E-Auction 90.
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Charakene, Mag'a, after 150 AD15 viewsAE tdr, 15,45gr, 25,92mm;
Alram 510, Mitch. ACW 735, De Morgan MNO #272;
mint: Charax Spasinou (?), axis: 12h;
obv.: bust, right, w/tiara, diadem, loop, and ribbons; mustache, pointed short beard; cuirass; trace of lettering in fields;
rev,: bust, right; hair in 6 large rolls, braid over crest of head (?), mustache, short pointed beard; necklace; Aramaic lettering in tight field;;

ex: H.D. Rauch summer auction ’09.
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Sasanian Empire: Hormizd II, 303 - 309 AD15 viewsAR dr., 4,51gr., 26mm;
Göbl I/1a, Sunrise 815var.;
axis: 15h;
obv.: bust, right, w/eagle crown, korymbos, and diadem w/knot and ribbons; short curly beard, long hair in undulated bunch in back of neck; earring, necklace w/center medallion; tunic; Pahlavi legend on inside of complete dotted border;
rev.: fire altar in center w/ flames surrounding a bust, right, flanked by two attendants, the left one w/korymbos headgear, the right one w/mural crown, the altar being adorned w/a diadem; complete dotted border;

ex: Triskeles Auction 9, #60.
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Roman Empire: Septimius Severus, 193 - 211 AD15 viewsAR denarius, 3,31gr, 18,03mm;
RIC IV-1, 514, RSC 741;
mint: Laodicea, date 198/9;
obv.: laureate bust, right, w/bow and 2 ribbons; short curly hair, curly medium-long beard w/2 twirled ends; legend: ... IMP XI PART MAX; dotted border 12 - 18h;
rev.: Victory, left, w/standard and palm branch in left, wreath in right extended hand on exergual line; small kneeling Parthian captive in front of her; legend: VICT PARTHICA; dotted border 7 - 12h.
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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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Kushan: Huvishka, ca. 151 - 190 AD15 viewsAE26, 11,25gr., 25,5mm;
MACW 3291;
mint: Taxila, axis: 12h,
obv.; king, riding elephant, right, in hand ankus, Bactrian legend;
rev.: Shiva holding trident; tamgha and legend;

ex: G. Clark, VA.
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Mithradates I., 171-138 BC15 views
AR dr., 4,03gr, 19,6mm; Sellwood 10.1, Shore 12,13, Sunrise 254;
mint: Hekatomphylos, axis: 12h
obv.: beardless bust, left, in bashlyk w/2 chin straps and diadem w/knot and 2 ribbons; 3 forelocks; earring; not exactly a flattering portrait;
rev.: archer, right, on omphalos, w/bow in right hand; 3-line legend: (BA)ΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛOY AΣAKOY (sic);

ex: H. Hass, Germany
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Kushan: Huvishka, ca. 151 - 190 AD15 viewsAE unit, 9,83gr., 23,7mm;
MK 911, Donum Burns 375, MACW 3290;
mint: ? , axis: 12h;
obv.: king, riding elephant, right, w/tiara, holding trident and goad, legend of round letters on rim;
rev.: god (Pharro?) standing left, w/halo, holding diadem and scepter, in short tunic; tamgha below diadem; legend on left rim: OΠ9O;

ex: CNG e-Auction, # 385; ex: Dr. Wilfried Pieper Collection.
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Roman Empire: Trajan, 98 - 117 AD;15 viewsAE sest., 27,14gr, 33,57mm;
RIC II, 642, Woytek 590v, Banti 29;
mint: Rome, axis: 6h;
obv.: beardless draped bust , right, w/laurel wreath, surrounded by legend IMP CAES NERV TRAIANO OPTIMO AVG GER DAC PARTHICO P M TR P COS VI P P;
rev.: Trajan, laureate and in military attire, standing right and holding reversed spear and parazonium; around his feet Mesopotamia sitting left, head right, and Euphrates and Tigris sitting facing each other, holding reeds and leaning against inverted urn from which water flows; black patina;

ex: CNG e-Auction 398, # 522.
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Mithradates II., 121 - 91 BC15 viewsAR dr., 4,12gr, 19,8mm; Sellwood 28.3, Shore 97, Sunrise 298,299;
mint: Ekbatana, axis: 12h;
obv.: head, left, w/tiara iii and diadem w/2 ribbons; mustache, long beard; earring, necklace w/2 consecutive pellet finial; cuirass; very well centered portrait;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in right hand; 5-line legend: BΛΣIΛEΩΣ BΛΣIΛEΩ(N) MEΓΛΛoY APΣAKoY EΠIΦANoV(Σ); exergual line;
the legends are showing more and more Lambdas instead of Alphas,- a sign for the celators' fading command of Greek;

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Mithradates I., 171-138 BC,15 viewsAR dr., 3,99gr, 20,3mm; Sellwood 10.9, Shore --, Sunrise 255;
mint: uncertain, axis:12h;
obv.: beardless head, left, in bashlyk w/chin straps, diadem w/2 ribbons; fringe of hair on forehead; complete dotted border;
rev.: archer, right, on omphalos, w/bow in right hand; 3-line legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛOY APΣAKOY; in left field symbol Θ in right field composite monogram;
in: Parthika.fr, Les Différents Types;

ex: Busso Peus Auction 386/387
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Phraates II., 138-127 BC, 15 viewsAR dr., 3,51gr, 20,6mm; Sellwood 16.1, Shore 42, Sunrise 269;
mint: Ekbatana; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem, knot and 2 ribbons; short hair w/end roll deep into neck, earring; cleaning scratches;
rev.: archer, right, on omphalos, w/bow in right hand; 2 lines of legend on either side of archer: BAΣIΛEΩ(Σ) MEΓAΛO(Y) APΣAKOY (Θ)EOΠATOPOΣ

ex: CNG 66 (ex: R. Bement, Jr collection)
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Mithradates II., 121-91 BC 15 viewsAR dr., 4,01gr, 23,6mm; Sellwood 24.18, Shore--, Sunrise --;
mint: Rhagai, axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem, knot and ribbons; short cap like hair, mustache, medium-long beard; warring, torque w/ pellet finial; Cuirass; dotted border 4 to 13:30h; composite monogram in right field; complete bust;
rev.: archer, right, on omphalos, w/bow in right hand; 4-line legend beginning left and forming square in guidelines: BAΣIΛE&(ΩΣ) MEΓΛoY AI(sic)ΣAKoY EΠΦANo(YΣ); behind archer's back monogram resembling A;

ex: CNG EAuction 196.

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

ex: Coin India
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Mithradates II, 121 - 91 BC,15 viewsAR dr., 4,2gr, 20,9mm; Sellwood 26.4var., Shore 80, Sunrise --;
mint: Rhagai ?, axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem, knot and 2 ribbons; short cap like hair, mustache, long beard; earring, multi-turn torque w/griffin finial; dotted border 11:30 to 16h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in both hands; 4-line legend forming square: BAΣI&Lamda;EΩΣ MEΓAΛoY APΣAKoY EΠIΦANoYΣ exergual line; behind archer monogram 19;

ex: H. Hass, Germany
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Vologases I., 51 - 55, 59 - 78 AD15 viewsAR diobol, 1,26gr, 12,6mm; Sellwood Num. Chron. 1989, p. 164, pl. 42, type 2, Shore 381, Sunrise - ; Sinisi -;
mint: probably Persis; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem, 2 loops and 2 ribbons; medium-long, curly hair, mustache, med.-long beard squared at the end; earring; 2-layer necklace w/row of pearls in between; dotted border 7-16h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in outstretched hand; circular legend: CVOIOΛIPOIVToC (= KYPIOY OLAΓACOY TOY).
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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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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.
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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.
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Phraates IV., 38 - 2 BC15 viewsAR tdr., 14,59gr, 30,9mm; Sellwood 52type, Shore 274var.(rev.), Sunrise 391var. (rev.);
mint: Seleukia; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/ 4-layer broad diadem and 3 ribbons; medium-long hair in 4 waves, mustache, medium-long beard squared at the end; wart on side of forehead; multi-turn torque; cuirass w/ star on chest; dotted border almost complete;
rev.: king, right, on throne, facing goddess (w/halo?) offering diadem in outstretched right hand while holding cornucopia in left arm; 7-line legend: BACIΛ(EΩC) BACIΛEΩ(N) APCAKO(V) EVEIΓEToV ΔIKAIOV (the bottom line to be read rom the inside), EΠIΦΛNoYC (Φ)IΛEΛΛHNo(C); exergual line; below bottom line in exergue illegible date;

Mule w/52 obv. and 51 rev.?

ex: Davies Mews, London, UK.
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Phraates IV, 38 - 2 BC15 viewsAR dr., 3,95gr, 24,3mm; Sellwood 52.11, Shore 279, Sunrise -;
mint: Rhagai; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/ broad 3-layer diadem, loop and 3 ribbons joined at the ends; medium-long hair in 5 waves, mustache, medium-long pointed beard in 3 rows of curls; segmented necklace; wart on forehead; cuirass; in right upper field eagle on line offering diadem; dotted border 9 to 18h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one hand and monogram below bow; the 7-line legend is illegible because of inadequate rev. flan preparation;

ex: B. Peus Auction 388/389, Germany.
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Tiridates, 29 - 26 BC15 viewsBI tdr., 13,64gr, 26,3mm; Sellwood 55.11var. (second A), Shore 310var.(second A), Sunrise 399var.(second A) Mithradates;
mint: Seleukia; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/broad 4 layer diadem and 4 ribbons; medium-long hair in 4 waves, mustache, long pointed beard squared at the end; no wart; triple necklace; tunic/cuirass w/collar adorned by a suite of dashes;
rev.: king, left, seated on throne w/bow in right hand and monogram above bow, the left hand holding lance or staff behind him; A between throne legs and a second smaller A between the kings legs; 7-line legend: (BACIΛEΩΣ) BACIΛEΩ(N) APΣAKO(Y) EVEIΓETO(Y) ΔIKAIoY (A)PTEM(IΣTIOV); ΦΛ NO (ΦIΛEΛΛHNOΣ); no year; exergual line.

ex: Windsor Antiquities, ex: CNG 36.
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Vologases I., 51 - 54/55 AD (first reign)15 viewsBI tdr., 14,66gr; 27,55mm; Sellw. 68.2 , Shore 370var., Sunrise 419; Sinisi type I/1(1a), p.56ff.
mint: Seleukia; axis: 12h; date: August 50 AD;
obv.: bare-headed, head turned to the left, w/ diadem of 2 broad strands and 3 broad ribbons; medium-long hair in 4 rows of curls, mustache, short beard; 3-layer necklace w/ central medallion; tunic/cuirass w/ornamental border; dotted border 11 to 16;
rev.: king,left, on throne receiving diadem from facing goddess; between the heads the year BXT= 51 AD; exergual line; 8 lines of legend: BACIΛ(EΩC) BACIΛEΩ(N) (AP)CAK(OY) EYEPΓET(OY) ΔIKAIOY(to be read from inside) (Γ)OPΠI(AIOY) EΠIΦANO(YC) (ΦI)ΛEΛΛHNO(C);

ex: Vienna Coin Show.
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Vardanes II., 55 - 58 AD15 viewsAR tdr., 14,53gr, 26,04mm; Sellwood 69 type, Shore 382var.(year), Sunrise 420var. (year); Sinisi, Sylloge, p. 80, II.3.2.1and 2;
mint: Seleukia; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/broad diadem, loop and 3 ribbons; medium-long hair in 4 waves, bangs, mustache, short beard; wart on forehead; 3 layer necklace; cuirass/tunic w/ornamental border;
rev.: king, right, on throne, facing goddess offering diadem in outstretched right hand while holding staff/sceptre in left arm; between head year ZΞT ( 367 = 55/56 AD); 4 lines of legend visible: (BAΣIΛEΩΣ) (BAΣIΛEΩN) (APΣAKOY) all off flan, (EV)EPΓE)TOY) ΔIKAIOY (the bottom line to be read rom the inside), EΠIΦΛNO(YΣ) (ΦIΛ)EΛΛHN(OΣ); exergual line;

ex: Jean Elsen Vente 67 (09/01)
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Artabanos II., 10 - 38 AD15 viewsAR dr., 3,73gr, 17,62mm; Sellwood 63.14, Shore 349, Sunrise - ;
mint: Nisa; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/4-strand diadem, 2 loops and 1 ribbon; long, straight hair, mustache, long beard; earring, necklace; star over crescent in left upper field; dotted border 9 - 15h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in outstretched hand; behind throne a crescent, below bow N(inverted) and I; meaningless legend consisting of V’s and Λ’s;
in: Parthika.fr, Les Différents Types;

ex: CNG e-Auction 215, # 316.
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Vonones II., 51 AD15 viewsAR dr., 3,77gr, 21.9mm; Sellwood 67.1, Shore 368, Sunrise 417 (Meherdates);
mint: Ekbatana ; axis: 12h;
obv.: head facing, w/ pearl-studded tiara w/ 2 horns in front and broad 4-strand diadem, 2 loops and 2 broad ribbons; beardless, mustache; wart on forehead; 3 layer necklace; stars next to ear flaps; dotted border 9 to 15h; low center of portrait as is customary for many issues;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one outstretched hand and monogram below bow; 7 lines of legend visible: OΛCIΛCΛC OΛCIΛCΛN ΛIIΛNO(V) (ΛI)XΛIOV (illegible) (C)ΠIΦΛNOVC (Φ)IΛEΛΛXOC;

ex: Vienna Coin Show, VA.

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Gotarzes II., 40 - 51 AD15 viewsAR dr., 3,82gr, 21.8mm; Sellwood 65.33, Shore 364, Sunshine -;
mint: Ekbatana; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/ broad 4-strand diadem, 2 loops and 3 ribbons; medium-long almost straight hair, medium-long straight beard of 6 lines and squared at the end; mark on forehead; earring; 3-urn necklace; tunic w/ornamental border; dotted border 7 to 14h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one outstretched hand (vise grip) and monogram below bow; 7-line legend: OΛCIΛC(ΩC) OΛCIΛEΩN ΛIIΛNOV ΔIXΔIOV IVIPΓETO(V) (E)ΠIΦΛNOVC (ΦIΛE)ΛΛHXOC;

ex: H. Hass, Germany.
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Vologases I., 51 - 55, 59 - 78 AD15 viewsAR dr., 3,48gr, 21,68mm; Sellwood 71.3, Shore 378, Sunrise -; Sinisi type IVc, p.61.
mint: Ekbatana ; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w 4-strand diadem, 2 loops and 3 ribbons; long tapered beard cut at the end, mustache; med.-long hair in 5 waves; wart on forehead; earring, 3-layer necklace; behind head Aramaic letters for wl; tunic/cuirass w/ornamental border; dotted border 8 to 15h;
rev.: archer w/distinct face but missing one lower leg, right, on throne, w/bow in one outstretched hand and monogram below bow; 7- line legend: OΛΣIΛEΛN OΛΣIΛEΛN HIIΛNOO ΛIVΛOI VIΛVOIX ΠΠIXΛNOVC (ΦIΛ)IΛΛHXOC.
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Vologases II., 77 - 80 AD15 viewsAR dr., 3,75gr, 18,41mm; Sellwood 72.8, Shore 388, Sunrise 428; Sinisi II.1.3.I.e. Type V, pp. 64,65 (Vologases I);
mint: Ekbatana; axis: 12h;
obv.: head, left, w/ tiara, broad 3-layer diadem, double loop and 3 ribbons, on the crest of the tiara a row of 6 hooks and 1 central double hook, below the last hook an extra loop (= knot?), a row of dots over the crest and over and under the diadem w/1 side hook (horn?), side lock (hook) on temple, eyebrow a long row of dots, mustache, medium-long straight beard rounded on the sides; earring, 3-layer necklace; in upper right field the Aramaic letters for wl; dotted border 9 to 14:30h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one outstretched hand and monogram below bow, one lower leg missing; 6 lines of legend visible: OΛIIΛEΛC OΛIIΛEΛͶ ΛIIΛNO(C) ΛIXIIOV ΛIIEI (E)ΠIΦΛNOVC (ΦIΛIΛΛHXOC);

ex: B. Peus Auction 382/83 (04/05), ex; Triton VII (10/04; Bellaria Collection); ex: M. Abgarians.
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Pakoros II., 77/78 - 105 AD15 viewsAR dr., 2,91gr, 20.8mm; Sellwood 75.7, Shore 398, Sunrise 432 (Pakoros I., 78-120 AD); Sinisi Type VI, p. 90;
mint: Ekbatana; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/broad 4-layer diadem, double loop and 3 ribbons; med.-long hair in 3 waves, mustache, short chin beard; earring, 2-layers of necklace visible; dotted border 9 to 15h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one outstretched hand and monogram below bow; left lower leg missing; 7 lines of legend readable: OΛIIΛE(ΛC) OΛIIΛEΛH ΛPIΛHO ΛI I⊓(to be read from the inside) EΠΦΛͶOVC AΛΛH;

ex: CNG eAuction 224 (12/09), #289.
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Vologases IV., 147 - 191 AD15 viewsAR dr., 3,84gr, 19mm; Sellwood 84.130., Shore 434var.. , Sunrise 452var. ;
mint: Ekbatana ; axis: 12h;
obv.: head, left, w/tiara, 4-strand diadem, 2 loops, and 3 ribbons; tiara decorated w/pellets on stalks over crest and long ear flaps; long beard of vertical lines w/squared-off tip, mustache; earring, 3-layer necklace; dotted border 7 to 16h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one outstretched hand and mint monogram below; under the right thigh Λ for leg and foot; throne back has 3 cross bars; top line of legend king’s name in Pahlavi/Aramaic, then 5 lines of double-struck, totally meaningless Greek legend;

ex: CNG, PA.
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Vologases IV., 147 - 191 AD15 viewsAR dr., 3,71gr, 18,94mm; Sellwood 84 type, Shore - , Sunrise - ;
mint: Ekbatana ; axis: 12h;
obv.: head, left, w/tiara, 4-strand diadem, 2 loops, and 3 ribbons; tiara decorated w/pellets on stalks over crest and long ear flaps; long beard of vertical lines w/squared-off tip, mustache; earring, 3-layer necklace; dotted border 7 to 15:30h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one outstretched hand, mint monogram below; no left foot; top Aramaic/Pahlavi line is garbled/off flan, 5 lines of ‘Greek’ legend cover most of the field; boxy chair back similar to Osroes II. rev.

ex: CNG Electronic Auction 91, # 79.
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Osroes II., 190 AD15 viewsAR dr., 3,40gr, 16,9mm; Sellwood 85.3, Shore 439, Sunrise -;
mint: Ekbatana ; axis: 12h;
obv.: head, left, w/tiara, 4-strand diadem, 2 loops, and 4 ribbons; tiara decorated w/ pellets on stalks over crest and side, and long ear flaps; long pointed beard of vertical lines, mustache; earring, 2-layer necklace; dotted border 7 to 17:30h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one outstretched hand, mint monogram Λ w/top bar below; left leg and foot missing, throne back w/out cross bars; top Aramaic/Pahlavi line reading ‘King Osroes’, 1 complete and 3 partial lines of illegible ‘Greek’ legend;

ex: G. Clark, VA.
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Osroes II., 190 AD15 viewsAR dr., 3,81gr, 19,33mm; Sellwood 85.2, Shore 438, Sunrise -;
mint: Ekbatana ; axis: 12h;
obv.: head, left, w/tiara, 4-strand diadem, 2 loops, and 4 ribbons; tiara decorated w/linked pellets on stalks over crest and side, and long ear flaps; long pointed (forked?) beard of vertical lines, mustache; earring, segmented necklace; dotted border 7 to 15:30h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one outstretched hand, mint monogram Λ w/top bar below; left leg and foot represented as 𝝠, throne back w/2 cross bars; top Aramaic/Pahlavi line reading ‘King Osroes’, 1 complete and 3 partial lines of illegible ‘Greek’ legend;

ex: G. Clark, VA.
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Osroes II., 190 AD15 viewsAR dr., 3,88gr, 19mm; Sellwood 85.3, Shore 439, Sunrise -;
mint: Ekbatana; axis: 12h;
obv.: head, left, w/tiara, 4-strand diadem, 2 loops, and 4 ribbons; crest and side of tiara decorated w/ pellets on stalks; long ear flaps; long pointed (and forked?) beard of vertical lines, mustache; earring, segmented necklace; dotted border 7 to 17:30h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one outstretched hand, mint monogram Λ w/top bar below; left leg and foot missing, throne back w/out cross bars; top Aramaic/Pahlavi line mostly off flan, 1 complete and 2 partial lines of illegible ‘Greek’ legend;

ex: H. Hass, GER.
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Osroes II., 190 AD15 viewsAR dr., 2,94gr, 18.33mm; Sellwood 85type, Shore 437var., Sunrise -;
mint: Ekbatana; axis: 12h;
obv.: head, left, w/tiara, 4-strand diadem, 2 loops, and 3 ribbons; crest and side of tiara decorated w/ linked pellets on stalks; long ear flaps; long pointed beard of vertical lines, mustache; earring, 2-layer necklace; dotted border 7 to 16h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one outstretched hand, below mint monogram A w/top bar and I next to it; left leg and foot missing, throne back w/2 cross bars; there is no top Aramaic/Pahlavi line, 7 lines of ‘Greek’ composed of Is, Vs, and the odd + and ⧠ make up the legend;
possibly unrecorded;

ex: H. Hass, GER.
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Vologases VI., 208 - 228 AD15 viewsAR dr., 3,83gr, 19,73mm; Sellwood 88.23, Shore 462, Sunrise 460;
mint: Ekbatana; axis: 12h;
obv.: head, left, w/tiara and 2-layer diadem, double loop and 2 ribbons; over the crest of the tiara a row of 14 pellets on stalks, 4 pellets on stalks and ∪ on the side, extra long ear flap w/pellets; mustache, long triangular beard composed of vertical lines; segmented necklace; dotted border 7 to 16h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one extended hand and monogram ⊼ below bow; throne seat as − , archer has both legs; 5 visible lines of legend, the top line in Aramaic/Pahlavi, the other 4 in ‘Greek’;

ex: B. Peus Auktion 384/385 (11/05), # 410.
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Vologases VI., 208 - 228 AD15 viewsAR dr., 3,80gr, 19,74mm; Sellwood 88.20var., Shore 459var., Sunrise -;
mint: Ekbatana; axis: 12h;
obv.: head, left, w/tiara and 2-layer diadem, double loop and 2 ribbons; over the crest of the tiara a row of 14 pellets on stalks, 4 pellets on stalks on the side, long ear flap w/ 9 pellets; mustache, long triangular beard composed of vertical lines, molded cheek, large eye; double necklace w/an extra row of pellets; in upper right field S⊃ (abbreviation of the king’s name); complete dotted border;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one outstretched hand and monogram ⊼ below bow; archer has both legs and 1 foot; 4 visible lines of legend, the top Aramaic/Pahlavi line is off the flan, the other 4 in ‘Greek’;

ex: CNG Triton XIII (01/10), #820, ex T. Ballen Collection.
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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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Artabanos II., 10 - 38 AD15 viewsAE13, 1,37gr., 13,44mm;
Sellw. 63.20, Shore 574;
mint: Ekbatana, axis: 12mm;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem, bow and 2 ribbons; medium-long straight hair, mustache, long beard; 3 layer necklace, earring; dotted border 10 - 13h;
rev.: queen bust, right, w/crown/tiara, 2-layer necklace; complete dotted border;
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Vologases III 105 - 147 AD, or Vardanes II. 55 - 58 AD15 viewsAE 13, 1,02gr., mm;
Sellw. 78.17 or 69.16, Shore --;
mint: Ekbatana, axis : 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem, loop, and 3 ribbons; medium-long hair in waves, mustache, short beard, either pointed or quadrant bottom originally; earring; dotted border 2 - 4h;
rev.: 3/4 winged goddess right, w/large diadem in right hand, standing in ‘portico’;

almost black tone; unfortunately, the end of the beard is difficult to make out. The style of the obv. would point to Vologases III., the rev. to Vardanes II.

ex: Jean Elsen, BEL.
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Vologases IV. 147 - 191 AD15 viewsAE14, 2,78gr., 13,62mm;
Sellw. 84.155, Shore --;
mint: Seleukia,,, axis: 12h;
obv.: head, left, w/tiara, diadem, loop, and 2 ribbons, single long curved ear flap; mustache, long beard; 2-layer necklace; sprue handle at 6h;
rev: goddess, left, seated on column or log; in left field large palm branch; dotted border 6:30 - 11h;
no discernible dates or monograms.
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Osroes II., ca. 190 AD15 views
AE8, 1,05gr., 8,42mm;
Sellw. 85.5, Shore 636;
mint: Ekbatana, axis: 12h;
obv.: head, left, w/tiara w/long ear flap, diadem, loop, and ribbons, top of tiara off flan; mustache, beard off flan; dotted border 13 - 14:30h;
rev.: goat or sheep w/larhe curved horns gallopping left; dotted border 11 - 17:30h;

ex: Canmoose Coins, CAN.
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Sanabares, ca. 125 AD ?,15 viewsAEdr., 3,14gr., 21,48mm;
Sellw. 93.1, Shore 477, Koch 7 or 8;
mint: Margiane, axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/2-strand diadem; long hair in 3 waves, beard, droopy mustache, cheek hair; very straight nose; crescent and star at 11h;
rev.: archer, right, seated on stool, w/bow and mint mark Π below, legend (C)ANABAP(EC) around top and front of the rim;

ex: Canmoose, CAN. multi-coin lot.
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Unknown Ruler, ca. 150 AD ?15 viewsAEdr., 3,50gr., 15,43mm;
Sellw. -, Shore -, Koch 11, 95-101;
mint: Areia ?, axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/2-strand diadem; medium-long hair in 1,5 waves, comb like crest, mustache; very straight nose, long, curved eyebrow, protruding lower lip; dotted border 8 - 11h;
rev.: headless archer w/1 leg and 1 arm, right, on stool, w/bow in extended hand, dot in both halves of bow, mint mark Π over partial A below, traces of circular legend.
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Sanabares, ca. 125 AD ?,15 viewsAEdr., 3,56gr., 14,58mm;
Sellw. -, Shore -, Koch 11, 78-128, esp. 88, 89;
mint: Margiane, axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/2-strand diadem; long hair in 3 puffy waves, comb like crest, droopy mustache; very straight nose, 2-layer necklace; dotted border 7 - 10h;
rev.: partial archer, right, on stool, w/bow and mint mark Π below, traces circular legend.
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Unknown Ruler, ca. 150 - 200 AD,15 viewsAE dr., 3,49gr., 15,5mm (bean shaped flan);
Sellw. 93.6-8, Shore 479, Koch 12E;
mint: Abarshahr, axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/ long billowing hair, medium-long beard cut square at end, cheek hair, upturned mustache; earring cons. of pellet and ring; border 8 - 12h;
rev.: headless archer, against stool like seat, w/bow in extended hand, mint mark A over Π below, in left field letters V, V, E, L;

ex: H. Hass, GER.
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Vologases III., 105 - 147 AD15 viewsAE dr., 3,55 gr., 14,2mm;
Sellw. 78.12var.(weight), 93.5(Sanabares), Shore 478, Koch 6, 31-37;
mint: Margiane, axis: 12h;
bare-headed, left, w/diadem; long hair in 3 waves, comb like crest, mustache, no cheek hair, long beard composed of vertical lines; earring; dotted border 8 - 13h;
rev.: archer, right, on stool like seat, w/bow in right hand, mint mark Π below, in left field part of monogr. 83, all letters off flan;
a remarkably detailed and lifelike representation of the archer, easily the best on all late Eastern drachms;

ex: H. Hass, GER.
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Vologases III., 105 - 147 AD15 viewsAEdr., 3,73gr., 14,43mm;
Sellw. 78.12var. (weight), 93.5var. (Sanabares), Shore 478, Koch 6, 31-37;
mint: Margiane, axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/2-strand diadem and loop; long hair in 3 puffy waves, crest comb like, mustache, long beard composed of vertical lines, no cheek hair; earring; border 7 - 12:30h;
rev.: archer, left, on stool like seat, w/bow and part of mint mark Π below; in left field monogr. 83, above monogr. 99; some letters around the rim: v∧c∧ı;
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Arsakes I., 247-211 BC14 viewsAR dr., 4,24gr., 18mm; Sellwood 1.1, Shore 1, Sunrise 234;
mint: Mithradatkart, axis: 11h;
obv.: beardless bust, right, w/bashlyk, 2 ribbons in back, loose cap tie down the side of the neck; neck hair; earring;
rev.: archer, left, w/bow in right hand; two-line legend: APΣAKOY right, (A)VTOKPATORO(Y) left;

in: David Sellwood, The Coinage of Parthia, Spink 1980, plate coin # 1.1.
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Mithradates III., 57 - 54 BC14 viewsAE 16, 3,28gr., 16,24mm;
Sellw. 41.20, Shore 208;
mint: Rhagai, axis 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem and 3 ribbons; medium-long hair in waves, mustache, short beard; segmented necklet w/center medallion; star (or sun) in upper right field; rev.: elephant standing right, 7-line illegible legend;

ex: CNG at Baltimore Coin Show.
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Mithradates III., 57 - 54 BC14 viewsAE16, 3,70gr., 16,44mm;
Sellw. 41.20, Shore 208;
mint: Rhagai, axis: 12mm;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem and ribbons joined at the end;medium-long hair in 4 waves, mustache, short beard; segmented necklace w/center medallion; star (or sun) in upper right field; dotted border 11 - 17:30h;
rev.: elephant standing, right, framed by 8-line legend: BACIΛEC BACIΛEΩN APCAKoV MEΓAΛoV ΔIKAIoV EΠIΦANoVC ΘEoV EVΠAToPoC ΦIΛEΛΛHNoC;

ex: G. Clark, VA.
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Roman Empire: Trajan, 98 - 117 AD14 viewsAE dupond., 15,8gr, 28,9mm;
RIC II, 676;
mint: Rome, axis: 18h;
obv.: radiate draped bust, right; beardless face, short hair; legend around rim: IMP CAES NERV TRAIANO (OPTIMO AVG GER DAC PARTHICO PM TR P COS VI PP);
rev.: emperor in soldier’s attire holding 2 trophies; legend around rim: SENATUS POPULUSQUE ROMANUM, and in exergue SC;
dark patina;

ex: Lanz, GER.
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Mithradates II., 121 to 91 BC14 viewsAR dr., 3,98gr, 19,3mm; Sellwood 28 type, Shore --, Sunrise --;
mint: Rhagai ?, axis: 12h;
obv.: head, left, w/tiara (not in Sellwood's typology) and diadem w/knot and 2 ribbons; mustache, long beard; earring, multi-turn torque w/griffin finial; cuirass; dotted border 7 to13h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in right hand; 5-line legend: BΛΣIΛEΩΣ BΛΣIΛEΩN MEΓΛΛoY APΣAKoY EΠIΦANoYΣ
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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.
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Mithradates I., 171-138 BC,14 viewsAR dr., 4,12gr, 20mm; Sellwood 10.4, Shore 9, Sunrise --,
mint: Nisa, axis: 12h;
obv.: beardless head, left, in bashlyk w/2 chin straps, neck guard; diadem w/knot and 2 ribbons; 4 forelocks; fish eye;
rev.: archer, right, on omphalos, w/bow in right hand; 3-line legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛOY APΣAKOY, letter N in exergue, exergual line;

ex: Vienna, VA, Coin Show
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Mithradates I., 171-138 BC,14 viewsAR dr., 4,01gr, 19,6mm; Sellwood 11.1, Shore 24;
mint: Hekatomphylos, axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, in diadem w/knot and 2 ribbons; earring and necklace ending in 2 pellets; medium long hair, long beard; complete reel and pellet border;
rev.: archer, right, on omphalos, w/bow in right hand; 3-line legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ (illegible) (M)EΓAΛOY APΣAKOY;

ex: Busso Peus Auction 386/387
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Mithradates II, 121 - 91 BC14 viewsAR dr., 3,95gr, 19,5mm; Sellwood 24.14; Shore --, Sunrise --;
mint: Rhagai, axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem, knot and 2 ribbons; short cap like hair, mustache, medium-long beard; earring, torque; dotted border 10 to 16h; in right field composite monogram;
rev.: archer, right, on omphalos, w/bow in right hand; 4-line legend beginning left and forming square: BAΣIλEΩΣ MEΓAΛoV APΣAKoV EΠIΦANoY(Σ);

ex: Jean Elsen Auction V 69.
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Mithradates II, 121 - 91 BC14 viewsAR dr., 4,09 gr, 21mm; Sellwood 24.15, Shore --, Sunrise --;
mint: Rhagai, axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem and 2 ribbons; short cap like hair, mustache, medium-long beard; cuirass; complete dotted border, in right field monograms AP and ΛP, stacked;
rev.: archer, right, on omphalos, w/bow in right hand; 4-line legend beginning left and forming rectangle: BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛo(Y) AI(sic)ΣAK(oY) EΠIΦAN(oYΣ) in guide lines;

ex: B. Kritt
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Mithradates II, 121 - 91 BC,14 viewsAR dr., 4,07gr, 21,1mm; Sellwood 26.21, Shore --, Sunrise --;
mint: Rhagai; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem, knot and 2 ribbons; short cap like hair, mustache, long beard; earring, multi-turn torque w/griffin finial; dotted border 10 to 16h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in both hands; 4-line legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛoY APΣAKoY EΠII(sic)ANoYΣ; short exergual line; in right field outside legend the letter I;
in: Parthika.fr, Les Différents Types;

ex: H. Hass, Germany.
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Artabanos II., 10 - 38 AD14 viewsAR dr., 3,70gr, 18,5mm; Sellwood 63.12 or 16, Shore 348, Sunrise - ;
mint: Mithradatkert (?); axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/4-strand diadem, 2 loops and 2 ribbons; medium-long, almost straight hair, mustache, long square-cut beard; earring, necklace; star over crescent in left upper field; dotted border 7 - 14:30h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in outstretched hand; below bow monogram (?); instead of legend dots all over;
an extraordinarily crude coin;

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

ex: CNG 75; also in: Parthia.com, Orodes I, and in: Parthika.fr, Les Différents Types.
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Mithradates II., 121-91 BC 14 viewsAR dr., 3,36gr, 18mm; Sellwood 24.10; Shore 69; Sunrise --;
mint: Eastern?, axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem, knot and 2 ribbons; short cap like hair, mustache, short beard; earring, torque w/ griffin or horse finial; cuirass or tunic; dotted border 10 to 17h;
rev.: archer, right, on omphalos, w/bow in right hand; 4-line legend beginning on left and forming square: BAΣIΛEΩZ (retrograde) (M)EΓΛΛoV ΛPΣΛKoV (E)ΠIΦΛNoY(Σ) (N and Y inverted); exergual line;

ex: David Sellwood Collection (Baldwin's 90)
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Mithradates II., 121-91 BC or Mithradates I, 178-138 BC14 viewscontemporary imitation AR dr., 3,61gr, 20mm;
mint: Eastern?, axis: 11h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem, knot and ribbons; short cap like hair, mustache and medium-long beard; earring, multi-turn torque; complete dotted border; double strike;
rev.: archer, left, on omphalos, w/bow in left hand; 4-line fantasy legend forming square; exergual line;

ex: Vienna, VA, Coin Show.
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Sinatrukes, 77 - 70 BC14 viewsAR dr., 4,11gr, 20,6mm; Sellwood 34.8 (anchor, row of stalks, and fleur de lys erased), Shore 147var., Sunrise --;
mint: Rhagai, axis: 12h;
obv.: head, left, w/tiara (4 rows of pellets) and diadem w/knot an 2 broad ribbons; mustache, short beard; earring, multi-turn torque w/single pellet finial; anchor and tiara decorations were obviously removed from the coin, not the die); cuirass;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in right hand; long empty right sleeve; 6-line legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛ(oV) APΣAK(oV) (EVEPΓ)EToV (to be read from the inside) EΠIΦANoVΣ ΦIΛEΛΛΗNoΣ; exergual line;

In: Parthika.fr, Les Différents Types.
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Phraates III., 70 - 57 BC14 viewsAR dr., 3,98gr, 18,5mm; Sellwood 38.15 (?), Shore 179var., Sunrise --;
mint: Susa (?); axis: 12h;
obv.: head, left, w/diadem and 2 ribbons; long hair in 4 waves, mustache, long pointed beard; torque;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one hand; monogram below bow; 6-line legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛoY APΣAKoY EYEPΓ(EToY) EΠIIANoY(Σ) ΦIΛEΛ(Λ)HNoΣ);

ex: W. Derfler, Germany.
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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.
Schatz
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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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Phraates IV., 38 - 2 BC14 viewsAR dr., 3,01gr, 18,2mm; Sellwood 53.4, Shore 294, Sunrise -;
mint: Kangavar; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/4-layer diadem and 3 ribbons; medium-long hair in 5 waves, mustache, medium-long beard; wart on forehead; segmented necklace; in the right upper field eagle w/diadem, in the left a star; dotted border 11 to 14h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one hand, monogram below bow, star behind head; 7-line legend of which only the 2 top lines are legible: BΛCIΛEΩ(C) BΛCIΛEΩ(N).
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Vologases III., 105 - 147 AD14 viewsBI tdr., 10,55gr; 26.7mm; Sellw. 79.4, Shore 407, Sunrise 446;
mint: Seleukia; axis: 12h; date: ΓΛY, month ΠEPITEIOY (Jan. 122 AD) ;
obv.: head, left, w/tiara and 4-strand diadem, 1 hook-like loop and 2 broad ribbons; tiara w/row of dots and 4 single and 1 double upright hooks on crest; 1 lock of hair on temple, 2+2 curls below loop, mustache, short beard in 2 rows of curls; earring, 3-layer necklace; tunic/cuirass w/ornamental fishbone border; dotted border 12 to 17h; in right field a large Δ;
rev.: king, left, on throne, receiving wreath or diadem from facing goddess in long robe; between the heads the year ΓΛY; exergual line; 7 lines of legend legible: (B)ACI(ΛEΩC) BACIΛE(ΩN) OΛAΓAC(OY) ΔIKAIOY ΠEPITEI(OY) EΠIΦANOY(C) (Φ)IΛEΛΛHN(OC);

Schatz
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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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Artabanos II., 10 - 38 AD14 viewsAR dr., 3,84gr, 18,98mm; Sellwood 61.9, Shore 338, Sunrise -;
mint: Rhagai; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/4-strand diadem, 2 loops and 3 ribbons; long, almost straight hair, mustache, long tapered beard cut off at the end; 3-turn necklace;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in vise-like outstretched hand; below bow monogram; 7-line legend: BΛCIL(EΩC) BΛCIΛEΩ(N) (ΛP)CΛKO(Y) EYEYΓIIT(OY) ΔIKIΛIOI EΠIΦΛKOYC (ΦI)ΛEΛΛHNO(C).

ex: Baldwin’s Auction 90, #1242 (ex: The David Sellwood Collection)
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Vologases I., 51 - 55, 59 - 78 AD14 viewsAR dr., 3,47gr, 21,63mm; Sellwood 71.1, Shore 377, Sunrise -; Sinisi type IVc, p. 61;
mint: Ekbatana ; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w 4-strand diadem, 2 loops and 3 ribbons; long tapered beard cut at the end, mustache; med.-long hair in 5 waves; wart on forehead; earring, 3-layer necklace; behind head Aramaic letters for wl; dotted border 8 to 15h;
rev.: archer w/distinct face but missing one lower leg, right, on throne, w/bow in one outstretched hand and monogram below bow; 7- line legend: OΛC(I)ΛCΛ(C) OΛCIΛEΛN HIIΛNO ΛIXΛIOV (illegible) IΠIΦΛHOVC ΦIΛIΛΛHNO(C);
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Phraatakes and Musa, 2-4 AD14 views
BI dr., 3,68gr, 19,02mm; Sellwood 58.12, Shore -, Sunrise -;
mint: Susa?; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem and 3 ribbons; med.-long hair in 4 waves, med.- long tapered beard, mustache; in upper right and left fields goddess w/extended arm;
rev.: female head, left, w/turret crown, knot, and diadem w/2 ribbons; long side hair swirled up in a bun over the ear; legends in left and upper right fields: (BΛ)CIΛIC-HC ΘEA(C) MO(VCΛC)
Almost black toning w/small silver areas visible;

in: David Sellwood, The Coinage of Parthia, Spink, 1980, # 5812, The Coinage of Parthia, Spink 1971, # 58/9.
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Phraatakes, 2-4 AD14 viewsBI dr., 3,68gr, 19,02mm; Sellwood 58.12, Shore -, Sunrise -;
mint: Susa?; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem and 3 ribbons; med.-long hair in 4 waves, med.- long tapered beard, mustache; in upper right and left fields goddess w/extended arm;
rev.: female head, left, w/turret crown, knot, and diadem w/2 ribbons; long side hair swirled up in a bun over the ear; legends in left and upper right fields: (BΛ)CIΛIC-HC ΘEA(C) MO(VCΛC)
Almost black toning w/small silver areas visible;

in: David Sellwood, The Coinage of Parthia, Spink, 1980, # 58.12
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Vonones II., 51 AD14 viewsAR dr., 3,66gr, 24mm; Sellwood 67.1, Shore 369, Sunsrise 417var. (Meherdates);
mint: Ekbatana ; axis: 12h;
obv.: head facing, w/ pearl-studded tiara w/ 2 horns in front and broad 4-strand diadem, 2 loops and 2 broad ribbons; beardless, mustache; wart on forehead; 3 layer necklace; tunic/cuirass /metal studs or ornaments; stars in left and right upper field; dotted border 8 to 15h; low center of portrait as is customary for many issues;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one outstretched hand and monogram below bow; 6 lines of legend: OΛCIΛCΛ(C) OΛCIΛCΛN ΛIIΛNO(V) ΛI(XΛI)OV (bottom line missing) CΠIΦΛNOVC (Φ)IΛIΛΛNOC;

ex: Vienna Coin Show, VA.
Schatz
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Vonones II., 51 AD14 viewsAR dr., 3,65gr, 21.3mm; Sellwood 67.1, Shore 368, Sunrise 417 (Meherdates);
mint: Ekbatana ; axis: 12h;
obv.: head facing, w/ pearl-studded tiara w/ 2 horns in front and broad 4-strand diadem, 2 loops and 2 broad ribbons; beardless, mustache; wart on forehead; 3 layer necklace; tunic/cuirass /metal studs or ornaments; stars in left and right field; dotted border 9 to 15h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one outstretched hand and monogram below bow; 7- line legend: OΛCIΛCΛ(C) OΛCIΛCΛN ΛIIΛNO(V) ΛIXΛIOV IVIIΓIT(OV) 2 last lines to be read from the inside, CΠIΦΛNOVC ΦIΛIΛΛNOC;

ex: Vienna Coin Show, VA.
Schatz
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Vologases II., 77 - 80 AD14 viewsAR dr., 3,62gr, 21mm; Sellwood 72.8, Shore 388, Sunrise 428; Sinisi II.1.3.I.e. Type V, pp. 64,65 (Vologases I);
mint: Ekbatana; axis: 12h;
obv.: head, left, w/ tiara, broad 3-layer diadem, double loop and 3 ribbons, on the crest of the tiara a row of 6 hooks and 1 central double hook, below the last hook an extra loop (= knot?), a row of dots over the crest and over the diadem w/1 side hook (horn?), side lock (hook) on temple, eyebrow a long row of dots, mustache, medium-long straight beard rounded on the sides; earring, 3-layer necklace; in upper right field the Aramaic letters for wl; tunic/cuirass w/ornamental border; dotted border 8 to 14:30h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one outstretched hand and monogram below bow, one lower leg missing; 6 lines of legend visible: OΛIIΛ(EΛC) OΛIIΛE(ΛͶ) (ΛIIΛNOC) ΛIXΛIOV VIIΓΛIT invertedΠ(C) EΠIΦΛNOVC (Φ)IΛHΛXOIV;

ex: Vienna Coin Show, VA.
Schatz
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Pakoros II., 77/78 - 105 AD14 viewsAR dr., 3,42gr, 20,74mm; Sellwood 73.12, Shore 396, Sunrise-, Sinisi Type Va, p. 89;
mint: Court at Ekbatana; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/ 4-strand diadem, 2 loops and 3 ribbons; medium-long hair in 3 waves, beardless; earring, 3 layer necklace; dotted border 8 to 15h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one hand and monogram below bow; left lower leg missing; 5-line legend visible: OΛCI(Λ)EΛC OΛCI(Λ)EΛN HIIN ΛIVΛO: IΛUO(last two to be read from the inside), IΦΛNOVC IΛΛHXO;
Schatz
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Pakoros II., 77/78 - 105 AD14 viewsAR dr., 3,80gr, 21,3mm; Sellwood 77.8, Shore 399, Sunrise 434 (Pakoros I 78-120 AD); Sinisi Type VII, p. 90;
mint: Ekbatana; axis: 12h;
obv.: head, left, w/tiara and 4-layer diadem, hook (knot or monogram?), double loop and 3 ribbons; over the crest of the tiara a row of 6 hooks, 1 double hook, and a row of dots (pearls?), 1 row of dots above the diadem; mustache, med.-long beard rounded on the sides, temple lock; earring, 2 layers visible of necklace; dotted border 7 to 14h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one outstretched hand and monogram below bow; left lower leg missing; 7 line legend: OΛIIΛEΛC OΛIIΛEΛN ΛPIΛNOV ΔIXΛIOV IVIIΓITO(V)(last two to be read from the inside) IΠIΦΛNOVC ΦIΛIΛHNOC;

ex: G. Clark, VA.
Schatz
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Vologases III., 105 - 147 AD14 viewsAR dr., 3,79gr, 20,63mm; Sellwood 78.4var., Shore -, Sunrise 439 (Pakoros I., 78-120 AD);
mint: Ekbatana ; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w 4-strand diadem, 2 loops and 3 ribbons; long triangular beard, mustache; long hair in 3 waves; earring, 3-layer necklace; tunic collar (v-pattern) dotted border 7 to 15h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one outstretched hand and mint monogram below; throne has no seat and 4 cross bars through back, archer is missing left lower leg, cross below right thigh for seat and throne leg; 7 lines of legend visible: ⧠ΛIIΛͰ(ΛC) ⧠ΛIIΛͰΛN ΛIIΛNO(V) ΔIXΛIOV (to be read from the inside) bottom line illegible (E)ΠIΦΛNOV(C) (ΦI)ΛIΛΛH(NOC);

ex: J. Elsen, BE.
Schatz
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Vologases III., 105 - 147 AD14 viewsAR dr., 2,81gr, 19,5mm; Sellwood 78.7, Shore 416, Sunrise 439var. (Pakoros I., 78-120 AD);
mint: Ekbatana ; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w 4-strand diadem, 2 loops and 3 ribbons; long triangular beard, mustache; long hair in 3 waves; earring, 3-layer necklace; dotted border 9 to 15h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one outstretched hand and mint monogram below; throne seat (⨅) and 4 cross bars through throne back, archer is missing left lower leg, cross below right thigh for throne leg; 6 lines of legend visible: ⧠ΛIIΛͰΛ(C) ⧠ΛCIIΛͰΛͶ ΛͰIΛNO(Y) ΔIXΛIOV (to be read from the inside) bottom line illegible (E)ΠIΦΛͶOV outside left line off flan;
Schatz
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Osroes II., 190 AD14 viewsAR dr., 3,62gr, 17,5mm; Sellwood 85.1, Shore 437, Sunrise 453;
mint: Ekbatana ; axis: 12h;
obv.: head, left, w/tiara, 4-strand diadem, 2 loops, and 4 ribbons; tiara decorated w/pellets on stalks over crest and side, and long ear flaps; long pointed beard of converging vertical lines, mustache; earring, 2-layer necklace; dotted border 8 to 16h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one outstretched hand, mint monogram Ā below; left leg and foot missing, throne back w/out cross bars; top Aramaic/Pahlavi line reading ‘King Osroes’, 2 lines of illegible ‘Greek’ legend;
Schatz
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Osroes II., 190 AD14 viewsAR dr., 3,66gr, 17,52mm; Sellwood 85.3, Shore 439, Sunrise -;<