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EB0115 Artabanus I, PARTHIAN KINGDOMArtabanus 1, PARTHIAN KINGDOM (unknown mint), drm., 127-124 BC
Obv: Bust of king L.
Rev: Archer & 4-line legend
References: Sell. 20.1, Shore 59
Diameter: 19.5mm, Weight: 3.649 grams
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EB0116 Mithradates II / ArcherMithradates II 123-88 BC, PARTHIAN KINGDOM, Ecbatana mint, AR Drachm.
Obverse: Medium bearded bust left wearing diadem, pellet-ended torque; behind bust, monogram [~~]; circular border of pellets.
Reverse: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ, beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on omphalos, holding bow in right hand; no border.
References: Shore 76, Sell. 24.30.
Diameter: 22mm, Weight: 3.684g.
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EB0117 Mithradates II / ArcherEB0117 Mithradates II
Mithradates II 123-88 BC, PARTHIAN KINGDOM, AR Drachm, Rhagae mint.
Obverse: Diademed bust left.
Reverse: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ, 5-line legend around archer.
References: Shore 87, Sell. 27.1.
Diameter: 23mm, Weight: 3.936g.
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EB0118 Mithradates II / ArcherMithradates II 123-88 BC, PARTHIAN KINGDOM, AR Drachm, Ekbatana mint.
Obverse: Bust, left, w/tiara and diadem, knot and 2 ribbons; mustache, long tapering beard; tiara w/earflap and 3 rows of pellets enclosing a six-pointed star; [earring], multi-turn torque w/2-pellet finial; cuirass.
Reverse: Archer, right, on throne, w/bow in 1 hand; exergual line; 5-line legend forming a square: BAΣIΛEΩΣ BAΣIΛEΩN MEΓAΛoY APΣAKoY EΠIΦANoYΣ.
References: Shore 97, Sell. 28.3, Seaby 7372.
Diameter: 19mm, Weight: 4.014g.
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EB0119 Mithradates II / ArcherMithradates II 123-88 BC, PARTHIAN KINGDOM, AR Drachm, Ekbatana mint.
Obverse: Bust, left, w/tiara and diadem, knot and 2 ribbons; mustache, long tapering beard; tiara w/earflap and 3 rows of pellets enclosing a six-pointed star; earring, multi-turn torque w/2-pellet finial; cuirass.
Reverse: Archer, right, on throne, w/bow in 1 hand; exergual line; 5-line legend forming a square: BAΣIΛEΩΣ BAΣIΛEΩN MEΓAΛoY APΣAKoY EΠIΦANoYΣ.
References: Shore 97, Sell. 28.3, Seaby 7372.
Diameter: 21mm, Weight: 4.131g.
Ex: Alex G. Malloy.
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EB0120 Mithradates II / ArcherMithradates II 123-88 BC, PARTHIAN KINGDOM, AR Drachm.
Obverse: Bust, left, w/tiara and diadem.
Reverse: 5-line legend around archer.
References: Shore 99?, Sell. 28.7?
Diameter: 19mm, Weight: 3.600g.
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EB0121 Mithradates II / ArcherMithradates II 123-88 BC, PARTHIAN KINGDOM, AR Drachm.
Obverse: Bust of king left.
Reverse: 5-line legend around archer.
References: -.
Diameter: 21mm, Weight: 3.86g.
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EB0122 Gotarzes I / ArcherGotarzes I 95-90 BC, PARTHIAN KINGDOM, AR Drachm.
Obverse: Diademed bust of king left.
Reverse: 5-line legend around archer.
References: Shore 112, Sell. 33.3.
Diameter: 20mm, Weight: 3.922g.
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EB0124 Orodes I / ArcherOrodes I 90-80 BC, PARTHIAN KINGDOM, AR Drachm, Rhagae mint.
Obverse: Diademed bust of king left.
Reverse: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΑΥΤΟΚΡΑΤΟΡΟΣ ΦΙΛΟΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ, 7-line legend around archer.
References: Shore 122, Sell. 31.5, Seaby 7389.
Diameter: 20mm, Weight: 3.722g.
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EB0125 Orodes I / ArcherOrodes I 90-80 BC, PARTHIAN KINGDOM, AR Drachm, Rhagae mint.
Obverse: Diademed bust of king left.
Reverse: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡ−ΣΑΚΟΥ ΑΥΤΟΚΡΑΤΟΡΟΣ ΦΙΛΟΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ, 7-line legend around archer.
References: Shore 123, Sell. 31.6, Seaby 7390.
Diameter: 21mm, Weight: 4.156g.
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EB0126 Orodes II / ArcherOrodes II 57-38 BC, PARTHIAN KINGDOM, AR Drachm, Ecbatana mint.
Obverse: Diademed bust of king left.
Reverse: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ, 7-line legend around archer monogram.
References: Shore 223, Sell. 45.10.
Diameter: 20.5mm, Weight: 3.465g.
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EB0126.2 Orodes II / ArcherOrodes II 57-38 BC, PARTHIAN KINGDOM, AR Drachm, Ecbatana mint.
Obverse: Short-bearded bust left wearing diadem and pellet-ended torque, crescent behind; (usually) no wart visible on forehead; circular border of pellets
Reverse: Beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; below bow, monogram [~]; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ.
References: Shore 222, Sell. 46.18.
Diameter: 21mm, Weight: 3.917g.
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EB0127 Orodes II / ArcherOrodes II 57-38 BC, PARTHIAN KINGDOM, AR Drachm, Ecbatana mint.
Obverse: Diademed bust of king left.
Reverse: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ, 7-line legend around archer monogram.
References: Shore 223, Sell. 45.10?
Diameter: 20mm, Weight: 3.845g.
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EB0128 Orodes II / ArcherOrodes II 57-38 BC, PARTHIAN KINGDOM, AR Drachm, Tambrax mint.
Obverse: Short-bearded bust left wearing diadem and pellet-ended torque, star before and crescent behind; no wart visible on forehead; circular border of pellets.
Reverse: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; below bow, monogram TM; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ.
References: Shore -, Sell. 47.19.
Diameter: 20.5mm, Weight: 3.647g.
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EB0129 Orodes II / ArcherOrodes II 57-38 BC, PARTHIAN KINGDOM, AR Drachm, Ecbatana mint.
Obverse: Bust left with pointed beard wearing diadem and griffin-ended torque; star before, crescent above star behind; wart visible on forehead; circular border of pellets.
Reverse: Beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; behind archer, anchor (A48iv); below bow, monogram AT; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ.
References: Shore 261, Sell. 48.9.
Diameter: 20mm, Weight: 3.603g.
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EB0130 Phraates IV / King and TychePhraates IV 38-2 BC, PARTHIAN KINGDOM, AR Tetradrachm, Seleucia mint.
Obverse: Bare-headed bust left with pointed beard, royal wart on brow, segmented necklet, wearing diadem.
Reverse: King seated right on throne, receiving a palm branch from Tyche left, holding a cornucopia; Greek inscription ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ / ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ / ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ / ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ.
References: Shore 272, Sell. 51, Seaby 7466.
Diameter: 28.5mm, Weight: 10.931g.
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EB0131 Phraates IV / King and TychePhraates IV 38-2 BC, PARTHIAN KINGDOM, AR Tetradrachm, Seleucia mint.
Obverse: Bare-headed bust left with pointed beard, royal wart on brow, segmented necklet, wearing diadem.
Reverse: King seated right on throne, receiving a palm branch from Tyche left, holding a cornucopia; Greek inscription ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ / ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ / ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ / ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ.
References: Shore 272, Sell. 51, Seaby 7466.
Diameter: 28.5mm, Weight: 12.358g.
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EB0132 Phraates IV / King and AthenaPhraates IV 38-2 BC, PARTHIAN KINGDOM, AR Tetradrachm, Seleucia mint.
Obverse: Diademed and draped bust left, wart on forehead.
Reverse: Phraates seated right on throne, Athena standing left before him, presenting diadem and holding scepter.
References: Sell. 52.5.
Diameter: 27mm, Weight: 10.783g.
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EB0133 Phraates IV / ArcherPhraates IV 38-2 BC, PARTHIAN KINGDOM, AR Tetradrachm, unknown mint.
Obverse: Bare-headed bust left with pointed beard, wart on brow, segmented necklet, wearing diadem; eagle with wreath behind, star above crescent in front.
Reverse: Beardless archer seated right on throne holding bow, below bow monogram #26 (AT); ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ / ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ / ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ / ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ.
References: Sell. 54.
Diameter: 20mm, Weight: 3.909g.
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EB0134 Phraates IV / ArcherPhraates IV 38-2 BC, PARTHIAN KINGDOM, AR Tetradrachm, possibly Mithradatkart mint.
Obverse: Bare-headed bust left with pointed beard, wart on brow, segmented necklet, wearing diadem; eagle behind head.
Reverse: Beardless archer seated right on throne holding bow, below bow monogram #28. 7-line legend.
References: Sell. 52 (possibly 52.6).
Diameter: 21.5mm, Weight: 3.826g.
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EB0135 Artabanus II / ArcherArtabanus II 10-38 AD, PARTHIAN KINGDOM, AR Drachm, Ecbatana mint.
Obverse: Bare-headed bust left with medium square cut beard, wearing diadem with loop at the top and three ends, hair almost straight, earring visible; border of dots.
Reverse: beardless archer, seated right on throne; in right hand, bow; below bow monogram #26 (AT). 7-line legend.
References: Sell. 63.6.
Diameter: 21.5mm, Weight: 3.727g.
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EB0136 Artabanus II / ArcherArtabanus II 10-38 AD, PARTHIAN KINGDOM, AR Drachm, Ecbatana mint.
Obverse: Bare-headed bust left with medium square cut beard, wearing diadem with loop at the top and three ends, hair almost straight, earring visible; border of dots.
Reverse: beardless archer, seated right on throne; in right hand, bow; below bow monogram #26 (AT). 7-line legend.
References: Shore 341, Sell. 63.6.
Diameter: 21.5mm, Weight: 3.737g.
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EB0137 Artabanus II / ArcherArtabanus II 10-38 AD, PARTHIAN KINGDOM, AR Drachm, Ecbatana mint.
Obverse: Bearded bust of king left, wearing diadem, diadem ends as three lines, long hair with no earring or ear visible; border of dots.
Reverse: Beardless archer seated right on throne wearing kyrbasia and cloak; in right hand, bow, below bow monogram #26 (AT). 7-line legend.
References: Sell. 61.6?
Diameter: 20.5mm, Weight: 3.753g.
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EB0138 Artabanus II / ArcherArtabanus II 10-38 AD, PARTHIAN KINGDOM, AR Drachm, Ecbatana mint.
Obverse: Bare-headed bust left with medium square cut beard, wearing diadem with loop at the top and three ends, hair almost straight, earring visible; border of dots.
Reverse: beardless archer, seated right on throne; in right hand, bow; below bow monogram #26 (AT). 7-line legend.
References: Shore 341, Sell. 63.6.
Diameter: 20.5mm, Weight: 3.719g.
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EB0139 Vardanes I / TycheVardanes I, 40-45 AD, PARTHIAN KINGDOM, Seleucia mint 43 AD.
Obverse: Bare-headed bust left with short pointed beard wearing diadem with loop at the top, hair in four waves, ear covered, wart on brow.
Reverse: King seated right on throne, receiving palm from Tyche holding cornucopia; 7-line legend; year date ΑΝΤ above palm (354 S.E. = A.D. 43), and month [ΔΥΣΤΡΟΥ] in exergue.
References: date illegible , Shore 351, Sell. 64.14
Diameter: 26.5mm, Weight: 13.957g.
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EB0140 Vonones II / ArcherVonones II 51 AD, PARTHIAN KINGDOM, AR Drachm, Ecbatana mint.
Obverse: Helmeted bust facing with short beard wearing diadem with loops at both sides; helmet with ornamentation (horns ?) and ear flaps. Royal wart on forehead; at each side six-pointed stars; border of dots.
Reverse: Beardless archer, seated right on throne; in right hand bow, below bow monogram #26 (AT); somewhat blundered 7-line Greek legend.
References: Shore 368, Sell. 67.1.
Diameter: 19.5mm, Weight: 3.754g.
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EB0141 Vonones II / ArcherVonones II 51 AD, PARTHIAN KINGDOM, AR Drachm, Ecbatana mint.
Obverse: Helmeted bust facing with short beard wearing diadem with loops at both sides; helmet with ornamentation (horns ?) and ear flaps. Royal wart on forehead; at each side six-pointed stars; border of dots.
Reverse: Beardless archer, seated right on throne; in right hand bow, below bow monogram #26 (AT); somewhat blundered 7-line Greek legend.
References: Shore 368, Sell. 67.1.
Diameter: 21mm, Weight: 3.622g.
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EB0142 Vologeses I / ArcherVologeses I 51-78 AD, PARTHIAN KINGDOM, AR Drachm, Ecbatana mint.
Obverse: Bare-headed bust left with beard tapering but square cut; [wart on brow]; wearing diadem with loop at the top; hair in five waves, ear ring visible. Beaded border. Aramaic inscription ( = wl ).
Reverse: Archer seated right on throne holding bow. Somewhat blundered 7-line legend, below bow monogram #26 (AT).
References: Shore 377, Sell. 71.1.
Diameter: 20mm, Weight: 3.449g.
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EB0143 Vardanes II / ArcherVardanes II 55-58 AD, PARTHIAN KINGDOM, AR Drachm, Ecbatana mint.
Obverse: Bust left with semicircular bottom to beard wearing diadem and three-band spiral torque with no visible end; medium length hair wavy with earring visible; diadem pendants shown as five lines; circular border of dots.
Reverse: Beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; below bow, monogram #26 (AT); seven-line legend; no border.
References: Shore 384, Sell. 69.13.
Diameter: 21mm, Weight: 3.653g.
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EB0144 Vardanes II / ArcherVardanes II 55-58 AD, PARTHIAN KINGDOM, AR Drachm, Ecbatana mint.
Obverse: Bust left with semicircular bottom to beard wearing diadem and three-band spiral torque with no visible end; medium length hair wavy with earring visible; diadem pendants shown as five lines; circular border of dots.
Reverse: Beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; below bow, monogram #26 (AT); seven-line legend; no border.
References: Shore 384, Sell. 69.13.
Diameter: 22.5mm, Weight: 3.745g.
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EB0145 Artabanus III / ArcherArtabanus III 80-90 AD, PARTHIAN KINGDOM, AR Drachm, Ecbatana mint.
Obverse: Bare-headed bust left with long square cut beard, wearing diadem with loop at the top and three ends, hair almost straight, earring visible; border of dots.
Reverse: Beardless archer, seated right on throne; in right hand, bow; below bow monogram #26 (AT); 7-line legend.
References: Shore 404, Sell. 74.6.
Diameter: 19mm, Weight: 3.659g.
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EB0146 Artabanus III ? / ArcherArtabanus III?? 80-90 AD, PARTHIAN KINGDOM, AR Drachm, Ecbatana mint.
Obverse: Bare-headed bust left with long triangular cut beard, wearing diadem with loop at the top and three ends, hair in three waves, earring visible; border of dots.
Reverse: Archer & 7-line legend, AT monogram #26.
References: Flip says "Shore 404, Sell. 74.6" but I have doubts.
Diameter: 20mm, Weight: 3.441g.
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EB0147 Vologeses III / ArcherVologeses III 105-147 AD, PARTHIAN KINGDOM, AR Drachm, Ecbatana mint.
Obverse: Bare-headed bust left with medium length beard wearing diadem with loop at the top and three ends; earring visible; border of dots.
Reverse: Archer seated right on throne holding bow, below bow monogram 26; 7-line legend.
References: Shore 412, Sell. 78.2.
Diameter: 20.5mm, Weight: 3.731g.
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EB0147.2 Vologeses III / ArcherVologeses III 105-147 AD, PARTHIAN KINGDOM, AR Drachm, Ecbatana mint.
Obverse: Bare-headed bust left with long, pointed beard wearing diadem with loop at the top and three ends; earring visible; border of dots.
Reverse: Archer seated right on throne holding bow, below bow monogram 26; 7-line legend.
References: Shore 413, Sell. 78.3.
Diameter: 20mm, Weight: 3.737g.
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EB0148 Parthamaspates / ArcherParthamaspates 116 AD, PARTHIAN KINGDOM, AR Drachm, Ecbatana mint.
Obverse: Bust left with short beard wearing tiara with ear flaps decorated on side with crescents and star; earring visible; diadem with loop and two wide ends plus pendent beaded decoration falling from tiara with diadem tails.
Reverse: Archer seated right on throne holding bow, below bow monogram #26 (AT); archer's seat represented as horizontal line, five horizontal bars to throne back. 7-line legend.
References: Shore 423, Sell. 81.1.
Diameter: 20.5mm, Weight: 3.312g.
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EB0149 Osroes II / ArcherOsroes II 190 AD, PARTHIAN KINGDOM, AR drachm, Ecbatana mint.
Obverse: Diademed and draped bust of Osroes II left, wearing tiara with hooks on crest and vertically on the side.
Reverse: Archer seated right on throne holding bow, below bow, AT monogram missing crossbar, thus making it Λ-T. Illegible legend.
References: Shore 439, Sell. 85.3.
Diameter: 18mm, Weight: 3.702g.
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EB0150 Vologases VI / TycheVologases VI 206-228 AD, PARTHIAN KINGDOM, Billon Tetradrachm, Seleucia mint 220 AD.
Obverse: Bust left with long, tapered beard wearing tiara with hooks on crest, horn on side and long, curved earflap and earring. Lock of hair on forehead representing royal wart; B behind head. Diadem with loop at top and three ends.
Reverse: King seated left on throne, Tyche standing right before him, giving him diadem and holding scepter; standard legend off the flan and severely blundered. Seleucid date ΦΚB above diadem.
References: Shore 453, Sell. 88.4.
Diameter: 25.5mm, Weight: 13.373g.
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EB0151 Vologases VI / TycheVologases VI 206-228, PARTHIAN KINGDOM, Billon Tetradrachm.
Obverse: Bust of king left.
Reverse: Tyche presenting wreath to king enthroned.
References: Sell. 88.1-17 (228 AD).
Diameter: 25mm, Weight: 10.885g.
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EB0152 Vologases VI / ArcherVologases VI 206-228, PARTHIAN KINGDOM, AR Drachm, Ecbatana mint.
Obverse: Bust left with long, pointed beard extending beyond beaded border; wearing tiara with ear flaps, pellets on stalks round crest and a line of pellets on stalks on side; lines coming out of crest and diadem with loop at the top and two ends. Monogram Shore 85 behind head (abbreviated king's name in Aramaic).
Reverse: Archer seated right on throne holding bow, below bow monogram #26.
References: Shore 455, Sell. 88.17.
Diameter: 19.5mm, Weight: 2.983g.
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EB0153 Vologases VI / ArcherVologases VI 206-228, PARTHIAN KINGDOM, AR Drachm, Ecbatana mint.
Obverse: Bust left with long, pointed beard extending beyond beaded border; wearing tiara with ear flaps, pellets on stalks round crest and a line of pellets on stalks on side; lines coming out of crest and diadem with loop at the top and two ends. Monogram Shore 85 behind head (abbreviated king's name in Aramaic).
Reverse: Archer seated right on throne holding bow, below bow monogram #26.
References: Shore 455, Sell. 88.18.
Diameter: 19.5mm, Weight: 3.781g.
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EB0229 Mithradates II / Horse headMithradates II, PARTHIAN KINGDOM, AE 18 (dichalkon), 123-88 BC.
Obverse: Bearded bust left wearing diadem; behind bust, monogram ??; circular border of pellets.
Reverse: Horse head right; no border; square four-line Greek inscription with guide lines = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ.
References: Cf. Shore 92, Sell. 26.28, 24.39; see Seaby 7376.
Diameter: 18mm, Weight: 4.412g.
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EB0230 Gotarzes II / holding palm branchGotarzes II, PARTHIAN KINGDOM, AE 13, 40-51 AD.
Obverse: Head of king left.
Reverse: King seated right, holding palm branch.
References: -.
Diameter: 13.5mm, Weight: 1.292g.
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EB0313 Mithradates II / Horse headMithradates II, Parthia, AE Dichalkon, 123-88 BC.
Obverse: Bust left.
Reverse: Horse head right within 5-line legend.
References: Sell 27/6 or 7.
Diameter: 17mm, Weight: 3.026g.
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EB0314 Kamnaskires VIKamnaskires VI (?), Billon Tdrm, c. late first cent AD.
Obverse: Diademed bearded bust left with trident or anchor behind with star and crescent.
Reverse: Stylized head left with legends around on four sides in corrupt Greek. The rev head could be Jupiter, Herakles or an unknown successor to Kamnaskires.
References: Cf. Mitchiner ACW 703-705 variant; BMC pl. XXXIX, 3.
Diameter: 30mm, Weight: 13.207g.
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EB0315 Phraates / DashesPhraates(?), Elmais, AE 15, ca 150 AD.
Obverse: Bearded bust left. Trident to right, crescent and star above.
Reverse: Pattern of dashes and dots?
References: Cf. De Morgan Pl. III, 6-8.
Diameter: 15.5mm, Weight: 3.423g.
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EB0316 Phraates / DashesPhraates(?), Elmais, AE 14, ca 150 AD.
Obverse: Bearded bust left. Trident to right, crescent and star above.
Reverse: Pattern of dashes and dots?
References: Cf. de Morgan 36.
Diameter: 14.5mm, Weight: 2.714g.
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EB0317 Phraates / ArtemisPhraates, Elmais, AE 17, ca 150 AD.
Obverse: Bearded bust left. Trident to right.
Reverse: Artemis, holding bow & plucking arrow from quiver; Greek legend.
References: de Morgan 35.
Diameter: 17mm, Weight: 3.448g.
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EB0318 Phraates / DashesPhraates, Elmais, AE 14, ca 150 AD.
Obverse: Bearded bust, facing. Trident to right, crescent and star above.
Reverse: Pattern of dashes.
References: De Morgan Pl. III, 5.
Diameter: 14.5mm, Weight: 3.738g.
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EB0319 Kamnaskires-Orades III / ArtemisKamnaskires-Orades III, Elmais, AE washed drm, (c. A.D. 180?).
Obverse: Bust facing with long beard wearing diademed tiara; to right, pellet within crescent above anchor with two bars.
Reverse: Unclear, possibly radiate bust of Artemis right; Chaldeo-Pahlavi legend around.
References: De Morgan 49.
Diameter: 15.5mm, Weight: 3.777g.
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EB0320 Unknown King / Queen UlfanElmais, First indeterminate King (de Morgan's Orodes IV), AE 14, (c. A.D. 200?).
Obverse: Bust left.
Reverse: Bust of Queen Ulfan or Artemis-Tyche (?), left.
References: De Morgan 57; PLV, 22; Sear GIC 5917v.
Diameter: 14.5mm, Weight: 2.498g.
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EB0326 Gondophares / AthenaGondophares, Indo Parthian, AE 12, 19-45 AD.
Obverse: Crowned and bearded head of king right.
Reverse: Athena standing right, brandishing spear and shield.
References:-.
Diameter: 12.5mm, Weight: 2.395g.
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