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Darius of Media Atropatene (c. 70 B.C.)

ΔΑΡΕΙΟΣ

See the genealogy chart. The coins on this site are attributed according to Sellwood, 2nd edition (1980). However:

A. B. Nikitin maintains that Sellwood's types 35 and 36 were actually minted by Phraates III during the lifetime of his father Sinatruces which, Nikitin postulates, was a regular practice among the Arsacids.1 Fred Shore gives the Sellwood types 35, 36 and 37 to Phraates III.2

Sellwood has suggested that Darius was only a provincial prince or governor and could not be responsible for the widespread issue of the type 35 and 36 coins from numerous mints. This must indicate these types were issued by another king with the requisite wider authority.3

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Notes:
1. Nikitin, "Early Parthian Coins of Margiana," 1998, p. 17.
2. Fred Shore, Parthian Coins and History (1993)
3. David Sellwood, conversation with Chris Hopkins, London,  30 May 1999

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Coins in the name of Arsaces
Attributed to Darius of Media Atropatene

The attributions and cataloging of Parthian coins used throughout this web site follow David Sellwood's An Introduction to the Coinage of Parthia (1980, 2nd edition) for consistency. The few exceptions to this policy are explained here.

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Sellwood Type 35

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AR Drachm (PDC 47536)
Mint: Ecbatana
Obv: short-bearded bust facing wearing diadem and necklet with medallion; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; below bow, monogram [~]; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΚΑΙ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΘΕΟΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ
- Sellwood 35.1 [2 in db]
- Sellwood ICP (1980), type 35.1 (this coin)
PDC 4750 Darius (70 B.C.)
AR Drachm 4.02g (PDC 4750)
Mint?
Obv: short-bearded bust facing wearing diadem and necklet with medallion; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; below bow, monogram [~]; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΘΕΟΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Photo by Dr. Busso Peus Nachf.
- Sellwood 35.1 variant (legend ii) [21 in db]
- Peus 363, Lot 5141 (this coin)
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AR Drachm (PDC 47537)
Mint: Ecbatana
Obv: short-bearded bust facing wearing diadem and necklet with medallion; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; below bow, monogram [~]; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΚΑΙ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΘΕΟΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ
- Sellwood 35.2 [0 in db]
PDC 24522 Darius (70 B.C.)
AR Drachm 4.018g (PDC 24522)
Mint?
Obv: short-bearded bust facing wearing diadem and necklet with medallion; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; below bow, monogram [~]; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΘΕΟΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Photo from A guide to the principal gold and silver coins of the ancients, from circ. B.C. 700 to A.D. 1 (1895), by Barclay V. Head
- Sellwood 35.2 variant (legend ii) [2 in db]
- Head, A guide to the principal gold and silver coins of the ancients, from circ. B. C. 700 to A. D. 1 (1881), p.110,22; pl.62,22 (Phraates III) (this coin)
PDC 42189 Darius (70 B.C.)
AR Drachm 3.54g 19mm (PDC 42189)
Mint?
Obv: short-bearded bust facing wearing diadem and necklet with medallion; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; below bow, monogram variant [~]; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΘΕΟΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 35.2 variant (monogram, legend ii) [7 in db]
- CNG E-Auction 156 (17 Jan 2007), lot 80 (this coin)
- Shore not listed
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AR Drachm (PDC 47538)
Mint: Ecbatana
Obv: short-bearded bust facing wearing diadem and necklet with medallion; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; below bow, monogram [~]; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΚΑΙ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΘΕΟΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ
- Sellwood 35.3 [0 in db]
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AR Drachm (PDC 31907)
Mint?
Obv: short-bearded bust facing wearing diadem and necklet with medallion; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; below bow, monogram [~]; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΘΕΟΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
- Sellwood 35.3 variant (legend ii) [2 in db]
- Sellwood, Drachms of the Parthian Dark Age (JRAS, 1976), pl. 3, 64 (this coin)
PDC 6350 Darius (70 B.C.)
AR Drachm 3.81g 20mm (PDC 6350)
Mint?
Obv: short-bearded bust facing wearing diadem and necklet with medallion; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; below bow, monogram [~] reversed; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΚΑΙ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΘΕΟΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ
Current collection: Bibliothèque nationale, Paris, nc 214
Photo by Chris Hopkins
- Sellwood 35.3 variant (monogram reversed) [2 in db]
PDC 6343 Darius (70 B.C.)
AR Drachm 3.13g (PDC 6343)
Mint: Mithradatkart
Obv: short-bearded bust facing wearing diadem and necklet with medallion; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; below bow, monogram [~]; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΘΕΟΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Current collection: Bibliothèque nationale, Paris, nc 207
Photo by Chris Hopkins
- Sellwood 35.4 [4 in db]
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AR Drachm 3.52g (PDC 8718)
Mint?
Obv: short-bearded bust facing wearing diadem and necklet with medallion; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; below bow, monogram [ΜΡ] with Greek letter Α below (as on S36.16); no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΘΕΟΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Current collection: Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna, 22989
Photo by Chris Hopkins
- Sellwood 35.4 type variant (rev monogram and Α) [1 in db]
- Traité 102
PDC 3755 Darius (70 B.C.)
AR Drachm 3.870g 21mm 11h (PDC 3755)
Mint: Mithradatkart
Obv: short-bearded bust facing wearing diadem and necklet with medallion; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; below bow, monogram [~]; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΘΕΟΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΚΑΙ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Previous collection: Col. Biddulph
Current collection: American Numismatic Society, 1944.100.82580
Photo by Chris Hopkins
- Sellwood 35.4 variant (legend iii) [26 in db]
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AR Drachm (PDC 47539)
Mint: Mithradatkart
Obv: short-bearded bust facing wearing diadem and necklet with medallion; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; below bow, monogram [~]; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΘΕΟΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
- Sellwood 35.5 [2 in db]
- Sellwood ICP (1980), type 35.5 (this coin)
PDC 32362 Darius (70 B.C.)
AR Drachm 4.13g 12h (PDC 32362)
Mint?
Obv: short-bearded bust facing wearing diadem and necklet with medallion; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; below bow, monogram [~]; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΘΕΟΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΚΑΙ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 35.5 variant (legend iii) [10 in db]
- Triton IX (9 Jan 2006), lot 1094 (this coin)
- Mitchiner ACW cf. 540 variant (ΘΕΟΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ)
- Shore cf. 166
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AR Drachm 4.09g (PDC 2826)
Mint: Mithradatkart
Obv: short-bearded bust facing wearing diadem and necklet with medallion; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; below bow, monogram [~]; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΘΕΟΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
- Sellwood 35.6 [1 in db]
- Shore 164 (this coin)
- CNG 36 (5-6 Dec 1995), lot 164 (this coin)
PDC 33978 Darius (70 B.C.)
AR Drachm 3.83g (PDC 33978)
Mint: Rhagae
Obv: short-bearded bust facing wearing diadem and necklet with medallion; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; below bow, monogram [~]; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΘΕΟΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΚΑΙ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Photo by Dr. Busso Peus Nachf.
- Sellwood 35.7 [7 in db]
- Peus 386 (26-28 April 2006), lot 405 (this coin)
- Shore 165
PDC 8324 Darius (70 B.C.)
AR Drachm 4.10g (PDC 8324)
Mint: Rhagae
Obv: short-bearded bust facing wearing diadem and necklet with medallion; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; below bow, monogram [~]; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΚΑΙ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΘΕΟΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ
Photo by Tkalec AG
- Sellwood 35.7 variant (legend i) [22 in db]
- Tkalec Auktion 2001, Lot 165 (this coin)
- Shore 165
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AR Drachm (PDC 47541)
Mint: Nisa
Obv: short-bearded bust facing wearing diadem and necklet with medallion; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; below bow, monogram [~]; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΚΑΙ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΘΕΟΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ
- Sellwood 35.8 [2 in db]
- Sellwood ICP (1980), type 35.8 (this coin)
PDC 2214 Darius (70 B.C.)
AR Drachm 3.46g (PDC 2214)
Mint?
Obv: short-bearded bust facing wearing diadem and necklet with medallion; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; below bow, monogram [~]; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΘΕΟΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Photo by Old Roman Coins (Henri Delger)
- Sellwood 35.8 variant (legend ii) [4 in db]
- Shore 166 variant
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AR Drachm (PDC 47542)
Mint: Nisa
Obv: short-bearded bust facing wearing diadem and necklet with medallion; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; below bow, Greek letters NI; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΚΑΙ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΘΕΟΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ
- Sellwood 35.9 [2 in db]
- Sellwood ICP (1980), type 35.9 (this coin)
PDC 31701 Darius (70 B.C.)
AR Drachm 4.06g (PDC 31701)
Mint?
Obv: short-bearded bust facing wearing diadem and necklet with medallion; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; below bow, Greek letters NI; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΘΕΟΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Photo by Dr. Busso Peus Nachf.
- Sellwood 35.9 variant (legend ii) [2 in db]
- Peus 384 (1 Nov 2005), Lot 387 (this coin)
- Shore not listed
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AR Drachm (PDC 47543)
Mint: Aria
Obv: short-bearded bust facing wearing diadem and necklet with medallion; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; below bow, Greek letter Α; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΚΑΙ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΘΕΟΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ
- Sellwood 35.10 [0 in db]
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AR Drachm (PDC 47544)
Mint: Traxiane
Obv: short-bearded bust facing wearing diadem and necklet with medallion; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; below bow, Greek letter Τ; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΚΑΙ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΘΕΟΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ
- Sellwood 35.11 [0 in db]
PDC 6928 Darius (70 B.C.)
AR Drachm 3.85g (PDC 6928)
Mint: Traxiane
Obv: short-bearded bust facing wearing diadem and necklet with medallion; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; below bow, Greek letter Τ; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΘΕΟΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Note: RRR
Previous collection: R.C. Senior
Current collection: Ashmolean Museum, Senior 5473
Photo by Chris Hopkins
- Sellwood 35.11 variant (legend ii) [1 in db]
PDC 559 Darius (70 B.C.)
AR Drachm (PDC 559)
Mint?
Obv: short-bearded bust facing wearing diadem and necklet with medallion; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; below bow, Greek letter Τ; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΘΕΟΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΚΑΙ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Photo by Smithsonian Institution
- Sellwood 35.11 variant (legend iii) [1 in db]
PDC 24406 Darius (70 B.C.)
AR Drachm 4.14g (PDC 24406)
Mint: Rhagae
Obv: short-bearded bust facing wearing diadem and spiral torque; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; below bow, monogram [~]; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΘΕΟΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΚΑΙ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Photo by Dr. Busso Peus Nachf.
- Sellwood 35.12 [4 in db]
- Peus 378 (28 Apr 2003), Lot 315 (this coin)
- Shore not listed
PDC 42038 Darius (70 B.C.)
AR Drachm 3.83g 19mm (PDC 42038)
Mint: Court at Rhagae
Obv: short-bearded bust facing wearing diadem and spiral torque; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; below bow, monogram [~]; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΘΕΟΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΚΑΙ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 35.13 [3 in db]
- CNG E-Auction 155 (3 Jan 2007), lot 113 (this coin)
- Triton IX (9 Jan 2006), lot 1095 (this coin)
- Triton XIII (5 Jan 2010), lot 610 (this coin)
PDC 13088 Darius (70 B.C.)
AR Drachm 3.85g (PDC 13088)
Mint: Rhagae
Obv: short-bearded bust facing wearing diadem and medallion necklet; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; below bow, monogram [~]; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΘΕΟΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΚΑΙ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Photo by Dr. Busso Peus Nachf.
- Sellwood 35.13 variant (medallion necklet) [4 in db]
- Peus 371, Lot 255 (this coin)
- Triton VI (14 Jan 2003), lot 510 (this coin)
PDC 3769 Darius (70 B.C.)
AE Tetrachalkous 4.110g 18mm 12h (PDC 3769)
Mint: Rhagae
Obv: short-bearded bust facing wearing diadem and necklet with medallion; circular border of pellets
Rev: horse standing right; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΚΑΙ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΘΕΟΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ
Previous collection: Dr. E. Herzfeld
Current collection: American Numismatic Society, 1944.100.82587
Photo by Chris Hopkins
- Sellwood 35.14 [17 in db]
PDC 3786 Darius (70 B.C.)
AE Dichalkous 2.570g 18mm 12h (PDC 3786)
Mint: Rhagae
Obv: short-bearded bust facing wearing diadem and necklet with medallion; circular border of pellets
Rev: horse standing right; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΚΑΙ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΘΕΟΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ
Current collection: American Numismatic Society, 1944.100.82583
Photo by Chris Hopkins
- Sellwood 35.14 variant (dichalkous) [1 in db]
PDC 24722 Darius (70 B.C.)
AE Dichalkous 2.43g (PDC 24722)
Mint?
Obv: short-bearded bust facing wearing diadem and necklet with medallion; circular border of pellets
Rev: horse standing right; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΘΕΟΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Photo by Frank L. Kovacs
- Sellwood 35.14 variant (dichalkous, legend ii) [7 in db]
PDC 3766 Darius (70 B.C.)
AE Tetrachalkous 4.460g 18mm 11h (PDC 3766)
Mint: Rhagae
Obv: short-bearded bust facing wearing diadem and necklet with medallion; circular border of pellets
Rev: horse standing right; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΘΕΟΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Previous collection: Col. Biddulph
Current collection: American Numismatic Society, 1944.100.3166
Photo by Chris Hopkins
- Sellwood 35.14 variant (legend ii) [12 in db]
PDC 3762 Darius (70 B.C.)
AE Tetrachalkous 4.640g 18mm 12h (PDC 3762)
Mint: Ecbatana
Obv: short-bearded bust facing wearing diadem and necklet with medallion; circular border of pellets
Rev: horse standing right; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΘΕΟΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΚΑΙ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Current collection: American Numismatic Society, 1944.86.7
Photo by Chris Hopkins
- Sellwood 35.14 variant (legend iii) [3 in db]
PDC 6345 Darius (70 B.C.)
AE Tetrachalkous 4.09g (PDC 6345)
Mint: Rhagae
Obv: short-bearded bust facing wearing diadem and necklet with medallion; circular border of pellets
Rev: horse walking right; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΘΕΟΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΚΑΙ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Previous collection: Petrowicz
Current collection: Bibliothèque nationale, Paris, nc 209
Photo by Chris Hopkins
- Sellwood 35.15 [18 in db]
- Ars Classica XII (1926), lot 2213 (24) (this coin)
PDC 9679 Darius (70 B.C.)
AE Dichalkous 2.42g (PDC 9679)
Mint?
Obv: short-bearded bust facing wearing diadem and necklet with medallion; circular border of pellets
Rev: horse walking right; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΘΕΟΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Previous collection: David Herman
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 35.15 variant (dichalkous, legend ii) [5 in db]
- CNG E-Auction 148 (20 Sep 2006), lot 241 (this coin)
PDC 6351 Darius (70 B.C.)
AE Tetrachalkous 3.11g 21mm (PDC 6351)
Mint?
Obv: short-bearded bust facing wearing diadem and necklet with medallion; circular border of pellets
Rev: horse walking right; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΚΑΙ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΘΕΟΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ
Previous collection: Petrowicz
Current collection: Bibliothèque nationale, Paris, nc 215
Photo by Chris Hopkins
- Sellwood 35.15 variant (legend i) [4 in db]
- Ars Classica XII (1926), lot 2213 (=27) (this coin)
PDC 3760 Darius (70 B.C.)
AE Dichalkous 1.550g 14mm 1h (PDC 3760)
Mint: Ecbatana
Obv: short-bearded bust facing wearing diadem and necklet with medallion; circular border of pellets
Rev: Nike walking right; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΚΑΙ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΘΕΟΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ
Previous collection: Dr. E. Herzfeld
Current collection: American Numismatic Society, 1944.100.82590
Photo by Chris Hopkins
- Sellwood 35.16 [7 in db]
PDC 3761 Darius (70 B.C.)
AE Dichalkous 2.450g 18mm 1h (PDC 3761)
Mint: Ecbatana
Obv: short-bearded bust facing wearing diadem and necklet with medallion; circular border of pellets
Rev: Nike walking right; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΘΕΟΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Current collection: American Numismatic Society, 1944.100.82588
Photo by Chris Hopkins
- Sellwood 35.16 variant (legend ii) [1 in db]
PDC 3765 Darius (70 B.C.)
AE Dichalkous 2.150g 16mm 12h (PDC 3765)
Mint: Ecbatana
Obv: short-bearded bust facing wearing diadem and necklet with medallion; circular border of pellets
Rev: Nike walking right; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΘΕΟΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΚΑΙ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Previous collection: Col. Biddulph
Current collection: American Numismatic Society, 1944.100.82589
Photo by Chris Hopkins
- Sellwood 35.17 [9 in db]
PDC 6347 Darius (70 B.C.)
AE Chalkous 0.89g 14mm (PDC 6347)
Mint?
Obv: short-bearded bust facing wearing diadem and necklet with medallion; circular border of pellets
Rev: Nike walking right; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΘΕΟΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΚΑΙ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Previous collection: Petrowicz
Current collection: Bibliothèque nationale, Paris, nc 212
Photo by Chris Hopkins
- Sellwood 35.17 variant (chalkous) [1 in db]
- Ars Classica XII (1926), lot 2213 (=28) (this coin)
PDC 3759 Darius (70 B.C.)
AE Chalkous 1.260g 28mm 1h (PDC 3759)
Mint: Ecbatana
Obv: short-bearded bust facing wearing diadem and necklet with medallion; circular border of pellets
Rev: elephant standing right; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΚΑΙ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΘΕΟΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ
Current collection: American Numismatic Society, 1944.100.82591
Photo by Chris Hopkins
- Sellwood 35.18 [4 in db]
PDC 3622 Darius (70 B.C.)
AE Chalkous 1.44g 15mm (PDC 3622)
Mint?
Obv: short-bearded bust facing wearing diadem and necklet with medallion; circular border of pellets
Rev: elephant standing right; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΘΕΟΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 35.18 variant (legend ii) [3 in db]
- CNG Online Coin Shop, item 716774 (Mar 2000) (this coin)

Sellwood Type 36

There is an interesting anomaly on the Type 36 coins of Darius. A small number of coins clearly bear an earring and a separate web page presents the known examples of these coins. Click here to view the "earring coins of Darius".

Type 36 bronzes range from 1.24 to 3.94 grams and from 12 to 20 millimeters. Arbitrarily:
     Chalkoi are 1.24 to 1.77 grams
     Dichalkoi are 1.80 to 2.13 grams
     Tetrachalkoi are 2.45 to 3.94 grams

PDC 13089 Darius (70 B.C.)
AR Tetradrachm 15.17g (PDC 13089)
Mint: Seleucia on the Tigris
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem and spiral torque; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; below bow, monogram HR; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΦΙΛΟΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Photo by Dr. Busso Peus Nachf.
- Sellwood 36.1 [7 in db]
- Peus 371, Lot 256 (this coin)
PDC 3773 Darius (70 B.C.)
AR Tetradrachm 14.380g 32mm 1h (PDC 3773)
Mint: Seleucia on the Tigris
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem and spiral torque; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; above bow, Greek letters ΒΑ; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΦΙΛΟΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Previous collection: Petrowicz coll.
Current collection: American Numismatic Society, 1944.100.82594
Photo by Chris Hopkins
- Sellwood 36.2 [2 in db]
- Ars Classica XII (1926), lot 2216 (this coin)
PDC 13375 Darius (70 B.C.)
AR Tetradrachm 15.61g 12h (PDC 13375)
Mint: Seleucia on the Tigris
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem and spiral torque; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; above bow, Greek letters ΒΑ; below bow, letter Ζ; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΦΙΛΟΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
- Sellwood 36.3 [2 in db]
- Leu 83 (May 2002), Lot 419 (this coin)
- CNG 36 (5-6 Dec 1995), lot 149 (this coin)
- Shore 149 (this coin)
PDC 23349 Darius (70 B.C.)
AR Tetradrachm 14.52g (PDC 23349)
Mint: Seleucia on the Tigris
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem and spiral torque; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; above bow, Greek letters ΒΑ; below bow, letter Ζ; no border; incorrect spelling ΦΙΛΟΠΑΤΡΟΣ in seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΦΙΛΟΠΑΤΡΟΣ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Current collection: David Sellwood, 2020 (Tray 2)
Photo by Chris Hopkins
- Sellwood 36.3 variant (legend ΦΙΛΟΠΑΤΡΟΣ) [1 in db]
PDC 23571 Darius (70 B.C.)
AR Drachm 4.09g (PDC 23571)
Mint: Ecbatana
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem and spiral torque; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; below bow, monogram [~]; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΚΑΙ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΟΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ
Current collection: David Sellwood, 992 (Tray 10)
Photo by Chris Hopkins
- Sellwood 36.4 [6 in db]
PDC 56910 Darius (70 B.C.)
AR Drachm 3.91g 20mm 12h (PDC 56910)
Mint: Ecbatana
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem and spiral torque; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; below bow, monogram [~]; no border; missing ΚΑΙ in seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ ΦΙΛΟΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 36.4 variant (no ΚΑΙ in legend) [1 in db]
- CNG E-Auction 196 (1 Oct 2008), lot 77 (this coin)
PDC 12005 Darius (70 B.C.)
AR Drachm 4.08g (PDC 12005)
Mint: Ecbatana
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem and spiral torque; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; below bow, monogram [~]; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΚΑΙ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ ΦΙΛΟΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 36.5 [11 in db]
- CNG E-Auction 43, lot 64915 (this coin)
- Shore 151
PDC 3772 Darius (70 B.C.)
AR Drachm 4.040g 22mm 11h (PDC 3772)
Mint: Ecbatana
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing earring, diadem and spiral torque; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; below bow, monogram [~]; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΚΑΙ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ ΦΙΛΟΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ
Note: holed
Current collection: American Numismatic Society, 1944.100.82595
Photo by Chris Hopkins
- Sellwood 36.5 variant (earring) [3 in db]
PDC 17184 Darius (70 B.C.)
AR Drachm (PDC 17184)
Mint: Ecbatana
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem and necklet with medallion; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; below bow, monogram [~]; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΚΑΙ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ ΦΙΛΟΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ
Photo by eBay seller barbara-essex
- Sellwood 36.6 [3 in db]
PDC 4871 Darius (70 B.C.)
AR Drachm (PDC 4871)
Mint?
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem and necklet with medallion; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; below bow, monogram [~]; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ ΦΙΛΟΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ
Photo by Numismatik Lanz München
- Sellwood 36.6 variant (legend iv) [23 in db]
- Lanz 80, lot 195 (this coin)
PDC 39598 Darius (70 B.C.)
AR Drachm 3.70g (PDC 39598)
Mint?
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem and necklet with medallion; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; below bow, monogram [~]; no border; bottom lines are transposed and read from inside in seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΟΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ
Previous collection: Robert Gonnella
Photo by Dr. Busso Peus Nachf.
- Sellwood 36.6 variant (legend iv, bottom lines transposed and read from inside) [5 in db]
- Peus 388 (1 Nov 2006), lot 401 (this coin)
- Giessener Münzhandlung 130 (2004), lot 1396 (this coin)
- MZ Köln 54, 1985, lor 445 (this coin)
- Sammlung Gonnella: Münzen Der Arsakiden (2008), 198 (this coin)
- Shore 150
PDC 28422 Darius (70 B.C.)
AR Drachm (PDC 28422)
Mint: Ecbatana
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem and necklet with medallion; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; below bow, monogram [~]; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΚΑΙ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ ΦΙΛΟΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ
Note: 2
Photo by Najaf Coins & Collectibles
- Sellwood 36.7 [4 in db]
PDC 17427 Darius (70 B.C.)
AR Drachm 4.12g (PDC 17427)
Mint: Ecbatana
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem and spiral torque; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; below bow, monogram [~]; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΚΑΙ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ ΦΙΛΟΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ
Photo by Youssef Mishriki
- Sellwood 36.8 [4 in db]
- Shore 154
PDC 29242 Darius (70 B.C.)
AR Drachm 4.15g 20mm (PDC 29242)
Mint: Rhagae
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem and spiral torque; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; below bow, monogram [~]; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΚΑΙ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ ΦΙΛΟΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 36.9 [24 in db]
- CNG E-Auction 113 (11 May 2005), lot 60 (this coin)
- Shore 155
PDC 13090 Darius (70 B.C.)
AR Drachm 4.13g (PDC 13090)
Mint: Rhagae
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing earring, diadem and spiral torque; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; below bow, monogram [~]; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΚΑΙ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ ΦΙΛΟΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ
Photo by Dr. Busso Peus Nachf.
- Sellwood 36.9 variant (earring) [6 in db]
- Peus 371, Lot 257 (this coin)
- Shore 155
PDC 59737 Darius (70 B.C.)
AR Drachm 4.03g 12h (PDC 59737)
Mint: Rhagae
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem and spiral torque; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; below bow, monogram [~]; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΚΑΙ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ ΦΙΛΟΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ
Previous collection: Todd A. Ballen
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 36.10 [5 in db]
- Triton XIII (5 Jan 2010), lot 612 (this coin)
- Peus 386 (26-28 April 2006), lot 403 (this coin)
- Shore 156
PDC 11220 Darius (70 B.C.)
AR Drachm 3.59g 20mm (PDC 11220)
Mint: Mithradatkart
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem and spiral torque; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; below bow, monogram [~]; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΚΑΙ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ ΦΙΛΟΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ
Photo by Wayne G. Sayles
- Sellwood 36.11 [3 in db]
- Wayne Sales Online Auction, lot 3304 (this coin)
- CNG 31 (1994), lot 474 (this coin)
- Shore 157
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AR Drachm 3.90g (PDC 2823)
Mint?
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem and spiral torque; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; below bow, monogram Μ; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΚΑΙ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ ΦΙΛΟΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ
- Sellwood 36.11 variant (monogram Μ below bow) [1 in db]
- Shore 161 (this coin)
- CNG 36 (5-6 Dec 1995), lot 161 (this coin)
PDC 5589 Darius (70 B.C.)
AR Drachm 3.98g (PDC 5589)
Mint: Mithradatkart
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem and spiral torque; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; below bow, monogram [~]; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΚΑΙ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ ΦΙΛΟΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ
Photo by Youssef Mishriki
- Sellwood 36.12 [5 in db]
- Shore 157
PDC 59738 Darius (70 B.C.)
AR Drachm 4.14g 12h (PDC 59738)
Mint: Mithradatkart
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing earring, diadem and spiral torque; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; below bow, monogram [~]; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΚΑΙ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ ΦΙΛΟΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ
Provenance: ex Pars Coins
Previous collection: Todd A. Ballen
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 36.12 variant (earring) [2 in db]
- Triton XIII (5 Jan 2010), lot 613 (this coin)
PDC 20814 Darius (70 B.C.)
AR Drachm 3.55g (PDC 20814)
Mint: Mithradatkart
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem and spiral torque; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; below bow, monogram [~]; no border; bottom lines are transposed, spelled ΦΙΛΕΛΗΝΟΣ and read from inside in seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΦΙΛΕΛΗΝΟΣ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΟΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ
Photo by Dr. Busso Peus Nachf.
- Sellwood 36.12 variant (legend iv spelled ΦΙΛΕΛΗΝΟΣ, bottom lines transposed and read from inside) [14 in db]
- Peus 376 (Oct 2003), Lot 660 (this coin)
- Shore 158
PDC 9316 Darius (70 B.C.)
AR Drachm 3.68g (PDC 9316)
Mint: Mithradatkart
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem and spiral torque; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; below bow, monogram [~]; no border; bottom lines indecipherable on seven-line Greek inscription
Note: Petrowicz Cond/Rarity: C1
Previous collection: Petrowicz
Current collection: Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna, plaster cast on glass plate for Samm. Petrowicz (1904)
Photo by Chris Hopkins
- Sellwood 36.12 variant (legend?) [1 in db]
- Petrowicz p.53,8; pl.VIII-10 (this coin)
PDC 31017 Darius (70 B.C.)
AR Drachm 3.01g 22mm (PDC 31017)
Mint: Mithradatkart
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem and spiral torque; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; below bow, monogram [~]; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΚΑΙ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ ΦΙΛΟΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ
Photo by Canmoose Coins
- Sellwood 36.13 [3 in db]
PDC 13651 Darius (70 B.C.)
AR Drachm 3.8g (PDC 13651)
Mint: Mithradatkart
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing earring, diadem and spiral torque; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; below bow, monogram [~]; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΚΑΙ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ ΦΙΛΟΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ
Photo by Sadollah Valavi
- Sellwood 36.13 variant (earring) [2 in db]
PDC 21563 Darius (70 B.C.)
AR Drachm 4.07g (PDC 21563)
Mint: Mithradatkart
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem and spiral torque; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; below bow, monogram [~]; no border; bottom lines are transposed, spelled ΦΙΛΕΛΗΝΟΣ and read from inside in seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΦΙΛΕΛΗΝΟΣ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΟΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ
Previous collection: Bellaria
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 36.13 variant (legend iv spelled ΦΙΛΕΛΗΝΟΣ, bottom lines transposed and read from inside) [4 in db]
- Triton VII (12 Jan 2004), lot 438 (this coin)
- BMC Parthia cf. p.59, 33 (Unknown king)
- Mitchiner ACW not listed
- Numismatic Fine Arts 22 (1 Jun 1989), lot 351 (this coin)
- Peus 376 (29 October 2003), cf. lot 659 (obv die match, different mint)
- Shore not listed
PDC 6357 Darius (70 B.C.)
AR Drachm 3.77g 20mm (PDC 6357)
Mint: Nisa
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem and spiral torque; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; below bow, monogram [~]; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ ΦΙΛΟΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ
Current collection: Bibliothèque nationale, Paris, Y 19681
Photo by Chris Hopkins
- Sellwood 36.14 [2 in db]
PDC 3780 Darius (70 B.C.)
AR Drachm 4.020g 21mm 11h (PDC 3780)
Mint: Court at Nisa
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem and spiral torque; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; below bow, monogram [~]; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ ΦΙΛΟΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ
Current collection: American Numismatic Society, 1944.100.82599
Photo by Chris Hopkins
- Sellwood 36.15 [3 in db]
PDC 6356 Darius (70 B.C.)
AR Drachm 3.81g 21mm (PDC 6356)
Mint?
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem and spiral torque; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; below bow, monogram [~]; no border; bottom lines are transposed, spelled ΦΙΛΕΛΗΝΟΣ and read from inside in seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΦΙΛΕΛΗΝΟΣ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΟΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ
Current collection: Bibliothèque nationale, Paris, nc 226
Photo by Chris Hopkins
- Sellwood 36.15 variant (spelled ΦΙΛΕΛΗΝΟΣ, bottom lines transposed and read from inside) [1 in db]
- Sellwood, Drachms of the Parthian Dark Age (JRAS, 1976), pl. 3, 70 (this coin)
PDC 2821 Darius (70 B.C.)
AR Drachm 3.98g (PDC 2821)
Mint: Margiane
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing earring, diadem and spiral torque; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; below bow, monogram [~]; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΚΑΙ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΟΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 36.16 variant (earring) [1 in db]
- Shore 159 (this coin)
- CNG 36 (5-6 Dec 1995), lot 159 (this coin)
PDC 24611 Darius (70 B.C.)
AR Drachm 4.10g (PDC 24611)
Mint: Margiane
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem and spiral torque; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; below bow, Greek letters Μ above Α ; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ ΦΙΛΟΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ
Previous collection: Bellaria
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 36.16 variant (legend iv) [1 in db]
- CNG 66 (19 May 2004), lot 783 (this coin)
- BMC Parthia not listed
- Mitchiner ACW not listed
- Peus 334 (4 Nov 1992), lot 579 (this coin)
- Shore 159
PDC 24407 Darius (70 B.C.)
AR Drachm 4.12g (PDC 24407)
Mint: Susa
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem and spiral torque; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; below bow, monogram [~]; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ ΦΙΛΟΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ
Note: reverse double struck
Photo by Dr. Busso Peus Nachf.
- Sellwood 36.17 [12 in db]
- Peus 378 (28 Apr 2003), Lot 316 (this coin)
- Shore 160
PDC 188 Darius (70 B.C.)
AR Drachm 4.082g 20mm 12h (PDC 188)
Mint?
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem and spiral torque; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; no monogram; no border; bottom lines are transposed, spelled ΦΙΛΕΛΗΝΟΣ and read from inside in seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΦΙΛΕΛΗΝΟΣ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΟΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ
Current collection: American Numismatic Society, 1987.124.1
Photo by Chris Hopkins
- Sellwood 36.17 variant (spelled ΦΙΛΕΛΗΝΟΣ, bottom lines transposed and read from inside) [2 in db]
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AR Drachm (PDC 28080)
Mint: Susa
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem and spiral torque; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; below bow, monogram [~]; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ ΦΙΛΟΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ
- Sellwood 36.18 [0 in db]
PDC 6353 Darius (70 B.C.)
AR Drachm 3.53g (PDC 6353)
Mint?
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem and spiral torque; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; below bow, monogram [~]; no border; bottom lines are transposed, spelled ΦΙΛΕΛΗΝΟΣ and read from inside in seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΦΙΛΕΛΗΝΟΣ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΟΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ
Current collection: Bibliothèque nationale, Paris, FdS 479
Photo by Chris Hopkins
- Sellwood 36.18 variant (spelled ΦΙΛΕΛΗΝΟΣ, bottom lines transposed and read from inside) [1 in db]
PDC 3774 Darius (70 B.C.)
AE Dichalkous 2.670g 17mm 12h (PDC 3774)
Mint: Ecbatana
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem and necklet with medallion, Nike behind flying left; circular border of pellets
Rev: horse walking right; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ ΦΙΛΟΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ
Previous collection: Gen. Staraselsky coll.
Current collection: American Numismatic Society, 1944.100.82602
Photo by Chris Hopkins
- Sellwood 36.19 variant (dichalkous) [10 in db]
PDC 6358 Darius (70 B.C.)
AE Dichalkous 2.78g 17mm (PDC 6358)
Mint: Ecbatana
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem and necklet with medallion, Nike behind flying left; circular border of pellets
Rev: horse walking right; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ ΦΙΛΟΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ
Previous collection: Petrowicz; Seymour de Ricci (?)
Current collection: Bibliothèque nationale, Paris, nc 227
Photo by Chris Hopkins
- Sellwood 36.19 variant (dichalkous) [10 in db]
- Ars Classica XII (1926), lot 2220 (this coin)
PDC 47592 Darius (70 B.C.)
AE Tetrachalkous 3.94g 15mm 12h (PDC 47592)
Mint: Mithradatkart
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem and necklet with medallion, no Nike; circular border of pellets
Rev: horse walking right; to right, retrograde [ΣΡ] monogram; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΚΑΙ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΟΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ
Current collection: Anne van't Haaff, 35
Photo by Anne van't Haaff
- Sellwood 36.19 variant (no Nike; ΣΡ monogram) [1 in db]
PDC 2256 Darius (70 B.C.)
AE Dichalkous 2.13g 13mm (PDC 2256)
Mint: Ecbatana
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem and necklet with medallion, Nike behind flying left; circular border of pellets
Rev: Nike walking right; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ ΦΙΛΟΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 36.20 [6 in db]
- CNG Online Coin Shop, item 715435 (Sep 1999) (this coin)
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AE Chalkous 1.24g 15mm (PDC 8716)
Mint: Ecbatana
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem and necklet with medallion, Nike behind flying left; circular border of pellets
Rev: Nike walking right; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ ΦΙΛΟΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ
Current collection: Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna, 30784
Photo by Chris Hopkins
- Sellwood 36.20 variant (chalkous) [2 in db]
- Traité 97
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AE Dichalkous (PDC 28081)
Mint: Mithradatkart
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem and necklet with medallion; no Nike; circular border of pellets
Rev: Nike walking right; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ ΦΙΛΟΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ
- Sellwood 36.21 [0 in db]
PDC 31815 Darius (70 B.C.)
AE Dichalkous 3.0g 17mm (PDC 31815)
Mint?
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem and spiral torque, no Nike; circular border of pellets
Rev: horse walking right; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ ΦΙΛΟΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ
Photo by eBay seller elishacoins or elzin1
- Sellwood 36.21 variant (dichalkous, spiral torque, horse) [3 in db]
PDC 3785 Darius (70 B.C.)
AE Chalkous 1.770g 15mm 12h (PDC 3785)
Mint: Ecbatana
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem and necklet with medallion, Nike behind flying left; circular border of pellets
Rev: club; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ ΦΙΛΟΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ
Previous collection: Col. Biddulph
Current collection: American Numismatic Society, 1944.100.82603
Photo by Chris Hopkins
- Sellwood 36.22 [4 in db]
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AE Chalkous (PDC 28082)
Mint: Susa
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem and spiral torque; no Nike; circular border of pellets
Rev: Nike standing left at altar; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ ΦΙΛΟΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ
- Sellwood 36.23 [0 in db]
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AE Chalkous (PDC 28083)
Mint: Susa
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem and spiral torque; no Nike; circular border of pellets
Rev: scorpion right; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ ΦΙΛΟΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ
- Sellwood 36.24 [0 in db]
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AE Chalkous (PDC 28084)
Mint: Susa
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem and spiral torque; no Nike; circular border of pellets
Rev: ear of corn; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ ΦΙΛΟΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ
- Sellwood 36.25 [0 in db]
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AE Chalkous (PDC 28085)
Mint: Susa
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem and spiral torque; no Nike; circular border of pellets
Rev: head of bull facing three-quarters right; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ ΦΙΛΟΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ
- Sellwood 36.26 [0 in db]
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AE Chalkous (PDC 28086)
Mint: Susa
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem and spiral torque; no Nike; circular border of pellets
Rev: crescent; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ ΦΙΛΟΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ
- Sellwood 36.27 [0 in db]

Sellwood Type 37

PDC 6352 Darius (70 B.C.)
AR Tetradrachm 14.01g 30mm (PDC 6352)
Mint: Seleucia
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing tiara (T37) decorated on side with horn; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; below bow, Greek letter Β; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΦΙΛΟΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Current collection: Bibliothèque nationale, Paris, nc 220
Photo by Chris Hopkins
- Sellwood 37.1 [2 in db]

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