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Mithradates II (c. 123 - 88 B.C.)

ΜΙΘΡΑΔΑΤΗΣ

Mithradates II was the eighth Parthian king. One of the greatest Parthian kings, he defeated all Seleucid attempts to reclaim their Eastern territories and made Parthia into a formidable, unified empire. He made contact with Rome and introduced new titles and designs on his extensive coinage. He adopted the title Epiphanes, "god manifest".

Late in his reign [Justin XLII.2.7], Mithradates II exerted his influence in Greater Armenia where he took as hostage the prince who was to become Tigranes the Great of Armenia.

See the genealogy chart.

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Coins in the name of Arsaces attributed to Mithradates II

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 23

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AR Tetradrachm 16.31g 28mm (PDC 8110)
Mint: Seleucia on the Tigris
Obv: short-bearded bust right wearing diadem, hair arranged in concentric waves; circular reel and pellet border
Rev: Demeter enthroned left, in extended right hand holds Nike, who crowns her to right; in left hand, cornucopia with fruits; nereid supporting throne; in exergue, Greek letters ΤΥ left and monogram [~] right; no border; four-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ
Note: Unique, the only known example of this coin type
Current collection: Boston Museum of Fine Arts, 36.448
Photo from Brett (1955), Catalogue of Greek Coins
- Sellwood 23.1 [1 in db]
- Brett, Boston MFA (1955), 2215 (this coin)
PDC 12380 Mithradates II (123-88 B.C.)
AR Tetradrachm 15.99g (PDC 12380)
Mint: Seleucia on the Tigris
Obv: short-bearded bust right wearing diadem, hair arranged in concentric waves; circular reel and pellet border
Rev: Demeter enthroned left, in extended right hand holds Nike, who crowns her to right; in left hand, cornucopia with fruits; nereid supporting throne; in exergue, Greek letters ΤΥ left and monogram [~] right; no border; four-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 23.2 [14 in db]
- Triton V (Jan 2002), lot 1603 (this coin)
PDC 8990 Mithradates II (123-88 B.C.)
Billon Drachm 3.83g 19.2mm (PDC 8990)
Mint: Mithradatkart
Obv: bearded bust left wearing diadem, behind bust, Greek letter Μ read from inside; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on omphalos, holding bow in right hand; no border; four-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Current collection: Institut für Numismatik und Geldgeschichte, Vienna, 8852
Photo by Chris Hopkins
- Sellwood 23.3 [3 in db]
- Loginov & Nikitin, Parthian Coins from Margiana (1996), no. 6
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AE Bronze unit (PDC 12647)
Mint: Mithradatkart
Obv: bearded bust left wearing radiate crown and diadem
Rev: Nike walking right; palm branch over shoulder and right hand carries wreath (leaves are visible) with two diadem ties; five-line Greek legend(?) = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Note: The earliest coin from a hoard of base metal "drachms" struck chiefly in the name of Sanabares, beginning about AD 50 in the neighborhood of Margiane or Merv.
Photo from David Sellwood, "Parthians & Scythians" in MacDowall, Ex Moneta (1998)
- Sellwood 23 type variant (obv radiate crown, rev Nike) [1 in db]
- David Sellwood, "Parthians & Scythians" (1998), fig. 3 (this coin)
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AE Dichalkous 5.11g 19mm (PDC 2752)
Mint: Seleucia on the Tigris
Dated 191 ΑϘΡ (BC 122-BC 121)
Obv: bearded bust right wearing diadem; circular border of pellets
Rev: cornucopia; in exergue ΑϘΡ (alpha-qoppa-rho); no border; two-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ
- Sellwood 23.4 [3 in db]
- Shore 90 (this coin)
- CNG 36 (5-6 Dec 1995), lot 90 (this coin)
PDC 32582 Mithradates II (123-88 B.C.)
AE Chalkous 20mm (PDC 32582)
Mint: Susa
Obv: bearded bust right wearing diadem; circular border of pellets
Rev: cornucopia; no border; two-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ
Photo by eBay seller Coinsold (Geoff Smith)
- Sellwood 23.5 [1 in db]
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AE Chalkous (PDC 28009)
Mint: Susa
Obv: bearded bust right wearing diadem; circular border of pellets
Rev: thunderbolt; no border; two-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ
- Sellwood 23.6 [0 in db]
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AE Chalkous (PDC 28010)
Mint: Susa
Obv: bearded bust right wearing diadem; circular border of pellets
Rev: club; no border; two-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ
- Sellwood 23.7 [0 in db]
PDC 34950 Mithradates II (123-88 B.C.)
AE Chalkous 1.35g 14mm 1h (PDC 34950)
Mint: Susa
Obv: bearded bust right wearing diadem; circular border of pellets
Rev: palm branch; no border; two-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ
Provenance: ex Najaf Coins & Collectibles
Photo by Chris Hopkins
- Sellwood 23.8 [2 in db]
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AE Chalkous (PDC 28012)
Mint: Susa
Obv: bearded bust right wearing diadem; circular border of pellets
Rev: anchor; no border; two-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ
- Sellwood 23.9 [0 in db]
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AE Hemichalkous (PDC 28013)
Mint: Nineveh
Obv: bearded bust left wearing diadem; circular border of pellets
Rev: horse walking right; no border; no inscription
- Sellwood 23.10 [0 in db]

Sellwood "Parthians and Scythians" (1998), fig. 3

PDC 59692 Mithradates II
AE Drachm 3.09g (PDC 59692)
Mint?
Obv: short-bearded bust left with radiate crown and diadem; no symbols; circular border of pellets
Rev: tripod; four-line Greek legend = [Β]ΑΣΙΛΕΟΣ / [Α]ΡΣΑΚΟΥ // [Ε]ΠΙ[ΦΑΝΟΥΣ] / [ΦΙ]ΛΕΛΛΗΝΟ[Σ]
Previous collection: Todd A. Ballen
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 1998.3 variant (rev. tripod) [1 in db]
- Triton XIII (5 Jan 2010), lot 581b (this coin)
- Sellwood, “Parthians and Scythians,” in Essays MacDowall, cf. fig. 3 (for obv. type)
- Shore not listed

Sellwood Type 24

PDC 12384 Mithradates II (123-88 B.C.)
AR Tetradrachm 15.49g (PDC 12384)
Mint: Seleucia on the Tigris
Obv: medium bearded bust left wearing diadem, pellet-ended torque; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on omphalos, holding bow in right hand; no symbols, no border; square four-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 24.1 [49 in db]
- Triton V (Jan 2002), lot 1607 (this coin)
PDC 57421 Mithradates II (123-88 B.C.)
AR Tetradrachm 15.74g (PDC 57421)
Mint: Seleucia on the Tigris
Obv: medium bearded bust left wearing diadem, pellet-ended torque; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on omphalos, holding bow in right hand; in exergue, monogram [~]; no border; square four-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ
Photo by Ponterio & Associates, Inc.
- Sellwood 24.2 [2 in db]
- Ponterio 148 (9 Jan 2009), lot 388 (this coin)
PDC 57265 Mithradates II (123-88 B.C.)
AR Tetradrachm 16.30g (PDC 57265)
Mint: Seleucia on the Tigris
Obv: medium bearded bust left wearing diadem, pellet-ended torque; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on omphalos, holding bow in right hand; in field right; palm branch, no border; square four-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ
Photo by Auktionshaus H.D. Rauch GMBH
- Sellwood 24.3 [34 in db]
- Rauch 83 (14-15 Nov 2008), lot 100 (this coin)
- Shore 66
PDC 23338 Mithradates II (123-88 B.C.)
AR Tetradrachm 13.3g (PDC 23338)
Mint?
Obv: medium bearded bust left wearing diadem, pellet-ended torque; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on omphalos, holding bow in right hand; in field right; palm branch, no border; crudely engraved square four-line Greek inscription
Current collection: David Sellwood, 2383 (Tray 2)
Photo by Chris Hopkins
- Sellwood 24.3 variant (crude legend) [1 in db]
PDC 12390 Mithradates II (123-88 B.C.)
AR Tetradrachm 15.94g (PDC 12390)
Mint: Seleucia on the Tigris
Obv: medium bearded bust left wearing diadem, pellet-ended torque; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on omphalos, holding bow in right hand; in field right, palm branch; in exergue, ΤΥ; no border; square four-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 24.4 [193 in db]
- Triton V (Jan 2002), lot 1613 (this coin)
PDC 12398 Mithradates II (123-88 B.C.)
AR Tetradrachm 15.66g (PDC 12398)
Mint: Seleucia on the Tigris
Obv: medium bearded bust left wearing diadem, pellet-ended torque; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on omphalos, holding bow in right hand; in exergue, ΤΥ; no border; square four-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 24.4 variant (no palm branch) [78 in db]
- Triton V (Jan 2002), lot 1621 (this coin)
PDC 12401 Mithradates II (123-88 B.C.)
AR Tetradrachm 15.78g (PDC 12401)
Mint: Seleucia on the Tigris
Obv: medium bearded bust left wearing diadem, pellet-ended torque; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on omphalos, holding bow in right hand, behind archer, Greek letters ΔΙ; in exergue, ΤΥ; no border; square four-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 24.4 variant (ΔΙ behind archer; no palm branch) [4 in db]
- Triton V (Jan 2002), lot 1624 (this coin)
PDC 11213 Mithradates II (123-88 B.C.)
AR Tetradrachm 15.98g 30mm (PDC 11213)
Mint: Seleucia on the Tigris
Obv: medium bearded bust left wearing diadem, pellet-ended torque; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on omphalos, holding bow in right hand; behind archer, monogram [ΑΡΤ] (not ΑΡ as in Sellwood 1980); in field right, palm branch; no border; square four-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ
Photo by Pars Coins
- Sellwood 24.5 corrigendum (monogram) [36 in db]
- Shore 68
PDC 12408 Mithradates II (123-88 B.C.)
AR Tetradrachm 15.73g (PDC 12408)
Mint: Seleucia on the Tigris
Obv: medium bearded bust left wearing diadem, pellet-ended torque; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on omphalos, holding bow in right hand; in exergue, monogram [ΑΡΤ] (not ΑΡ as in Sellwood 1980); in field right, palm branch; no border; square four-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 24.5 variant (monogram in exergue) [7 in db]
- Triton V (Jan 2002), lot 1631 (this coin)
PDC 39531 Mithradates II (123-88 B.C.)
AR Tetradrachm 16.02g (PDC 39531)
Mint: Seleucia on the Tigris
Obv: medium bearded bust left wearing diadem, pellet-ended torque; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on omphalos, holding bow in right hand; behind archer, monogram [ΑΡΤ] (not ΑΡ as in Sellwood 1980); in field right, palm branch; in exergue, ΤΥ; no border; square four-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ
Previous collection: Robert Gonnella
Photo by Dr. Busso Peus Nachf.
- Sellwood 24.6 corrigendum (monogram) [3 in db]
- Peus 388 (1 Nov 2006), lot 326 (this coin)
- Elsen 57 (1999), lot 1596 (this coin)
- Sammlung Gonnella: Münzen Der Arsakiden (2008), 69 (this coin)
- Shore not listed
PDC 39532 Mithradates II (123-88 B.C.)
AR Tetradrachm 16.30g (PDC 39532)
Mint: Seleucia on the Tigris
Obv: medium bearded bust left wearing diadem, pellet-ended torque; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on omphalos, holding bow in right hand; behind archer, monogram [ΑΡΤ] (not ΑΡ as in Sellwood 1980); in field right, palm branch; in exergue, ΤΥ and monogram [~]; no border; square four-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ
Previous collection: Robert Gonnella
Photo by Dr. Busso Peus Nachf.
- Sellwood 24.7 corrigendum (monogram) [3 in db]
- Peus 388 (1 Nov 2006), lot 327 (this coin)
- Sammlung Gonnella: Münzen Der Arsakiden (2008), 70 (this coin)
- Shore not listed
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AR Tetradrachm (PDC 28014)
Mint: Seleucia on the Tigris
Obv: medium bearded bust left wearing diadem, pellet-ended torque; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on omphalos, holding bow in right hand; below bow, Greek letters ΟΡ; in field right, palm branch and monogram [~]; in exergue, Greek letters ΚΔ; no border; square four-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ
- Sellwood 24.8 [0 in db]
PDC 5058 Mithradates II (123-88 B.C.)
AR Drachm 3.55g (PDC 5058)
Mint: Ecbatana
Obv: medium bearded bust left wearing diadem, pellet-ended torque; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on omphalos, holding bow in right hand; no border; square four-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ
Photo by Fritz Rudolf Künker Münzenhandlung
- Sellwood 24.9 [182 in db]
- Künker 115 (25-27 Sep 2006), lot 247 (this coin)
- Shore 69
PDC 6889 Mithradates II (123-88 B.C.)
AR Drachm 4.05g (PDC 6889)
Mint?
Obv: medium bearded bust left wearing diadem, pellet-ended torque; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on omphalos, holding bow in right hand; no border; square four-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ
Note: Corrupt legend & style - eastern type [More...?]
Previous collection: R.C. Senior
Current collection: Ashmolean Museum, Senior 5434
Photo by Chris Hopkins
- Sellwood 24.9 variant (eastern style) [2 in db]
PDC 12120 Mithradates II (123-88 B.C.)
AR Drachm 3.98g (PDC 12120)
Mint: Ecbatana
Obv: medium bearded bust left wearing diadem, pellet-ended torque; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow and arrow in right hand; no border; square four-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ
Photo by Pegasi Numismatics
- Sellwood 24.9 variant (mule with S26.1 rev) [1 in db]
- Shore 77 variant
PDC 33038 Mithradates II (123-88 B.C.)
AR Drachm 4.30g 20mm 12h (PDC 33038)
Mint: Ecbatana
Obv: medium bearded bust left wearing diadem, griffin-ended torque; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on omphalos, holding bow in right hand; no border; square four-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ
Previous collection: Richard Winokur
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 24.10 [71 in db]
- CNG Online Coin Shop, item 778263 (Oct 2006) (this coin)
- Shore 70
PDC 22189 Mithradates II (123-88 B.C.)
AR Drachm (PDC 22189)
Mint: Rhagae
Obv: medium bearded bust left wearing diadem, pellet-ended torque; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on omphalos, holding bow in right hand; no border; square four-line Greek inscription with guide lines = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ
Photo by Classical Coins (Dave Welsh)
- Sellwood 24.11 [4 in db]
- Shore 71
PDC 9244 Mithradates II (123-88 B.C.)
AR Drachm 4.14g (PDC 9244)
Mint: Rhagae
Obv: medium bearded bust left wearing diadem, pellet-ended torque; behind bust, Greek letters ΡΑ; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on omphalos, holding bow in right hand; no border; square four-line Greek inscription with guide lines = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ
Note: Petrowicz Cond/Rarity: C1, RR
Previous collection: Petrowicz
Current collection: Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna, plaster cast on glass plate for Samm. Petrowicz (1904)
Photo by Chris Hopkins
- Sellwood 24.12 [2 in db]
- Petrowicz p.24,18; pl.III-3 (this coin)
PDC 4209 Mithradates II (123-88 B.C.)
AR Drachm 4.030g 21mm 12h (PDC 4209)
Mint: Rhagae
Obv: medium bearded bust left wearing diadem, pellet-ended torque; behind bust, monogram ΡΑ; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on omphalos, holding bow in right hand; no border; square four-line Greek inscription with guide lines = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ
Current collection: American Numismatic Society, 1944.100.82173
Photo by Chris Hopkins
- Sellwood 24.13 [13 in db]
- Petrowicz p.23,12; pl.II-13 (this coin)
PDC 47569 Mithradates II (123-88 B.C.)
AR Drachm 3.38g 21mm 12h (PDC 47569)
Mint: Rhagae
Obv: medium bearded bust left wearing diadem, pellet-ended torque; behind bust, monogram ΡΑ; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on omphalos, holding bow in right hand; no border; square four-line Greek inscription with guide lines = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ
Previous collection: Gonnella
Current collection: Anne van't Haaff, 10
Photo by Anne van't Haaff
- Sellwood 24.13 variant (no guide lines) [1 in db]
- Peus 388 (1 Nov 2006), lot 331c (this coin)
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AR Drachm (PDC 28015)
Mint: Rhagae
Obv: medium bearded bust left wearing diadem, pellet-ended torque; behind bust, monogram [~~]; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on omphalos, holding bow in right hand; no border; square four-line Greek inscription with guide lines = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ
- Sellwood 24.14 [2 in db]
- Sellwood ICP (1980), type 24.14 (this coin)
PDC 59666 Mithradates II (123-88 B.C.)
AR Drachm 3.92g 12h (PDC 59666)
Mint: Rhagae
Obv: medium bearded bust left wearing diadem, pellet-ended torque; behind bust, monogram [~~]; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on omphalos, holding bow in right hand; no border; square four-line Greek inscription with guide lines = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ
Previous collection: Todd A. Ballen
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 24.14 [2 in db]
- Triton XIII (5 Jan 2010), lot 555 (this coin)
- Shore not listed
PDC 39536 Mithradates II (123-88 B.C.)
AR Drachm 3.99g (PDC 39536)
Mint: Rhagae
Obv: medium bearded bust left wearing diadem, pellet-ended torque; behind bust, monogram [~~]; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on omphalos, holding bow in right hand; no border; square four-line Greek inscription without guide lines = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ
Previous collection: Robert Gonnella
Photo by Dr. Busso Peus Nachf.
- Sellwood 24.14 variant (no guide lines) [1 in db]
- Peus 388 (1 Nov 2006), lot 332 (this coin)
- Sammlung Gonnella: Münzen Der Arsakiden (2008), 75 (this coin)
- Shore not listed
PDC 16597 Mithradates II (123-88 B.C.)
AR Drachm 3.857g (PDC 16597)
Mint: Rhagae
Obv: medium bearded bust left wearing diadem, pellet-ended torque; behind bust, Greek letters ΑΡ over ΛΡ; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on omphalos, holding bow in right hand; no border; square four-line Greek inscription with guide lines = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ
Current collection: Smithsonian, 1979.1216.0052
Photo by Smithsonian Institution
- Sellwood 24.15 [1 in db]
PDC 3915 Mithradates II (123-88 B.C.)
AR Drachm 4.240g 22mm 1h (PDC 3915)
Mint: Rhagae
Obv: medium bearded bust left wearing diadem, pellet-ended torque; behind bust, Greek letters ΑΡ above ΛΡ; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on omphalos, holding bow in right hand; no border; square four-line Greek inscription with guide lines = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ
Find spot: Media 1923|IGCH.1813
Current collection: American Numismatic Society, 1944.100.82141
Photo by Chris Hopkins
- Sellwood 24.16 [11 in db]
PDC 27139 Mithradates II (123-88 B.C.)
AR Drachm 4.07g 19mm (PDC 27139)
Mint: Rhagae
Obv: medium bearded bust left wearing diadem, griffin-ended torque; behind bust, Greek letters ΑΡ above ΛΡ; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on omphalos, holding bow in right hand; no border; square four-line Greek inscription with guide lines = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ
Previous collection: Bellaria
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 24.16 variant (griffin torque) [1 in db]
- CNG E-Auction 102 (24 Nov 2004), lot 47 (this coin)
- Shore 72 variant (Α behind Arsakes)
PDC 4159 Mithradates II (123-88 B.C.)
AR Drachm 4.210g 22mm 12h (PDC 4159)
Mint: Rhagae
Obv: medium bearded bust left wearing diadem, pellet-ended torque; behind bust, monogram [~~]; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on omphalos, holding bow in right hand; no border; square four-line Greek inscription with guide lines = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ
Find spot: Media 1923|IGCH.1813
Current collection: American Numismatic Society, 1944.100.82175
Photo by Chris Hopkins
- Sellwood 24.17 [4 in db]
PDC 16467 Mithradates II (123-88 B.C.)
AR Drachm 4.20g (PDC 16467)
Mint: Rhagae
Obv: medium bearded bust left wearing diadem, pellet-ended torque; behind bust, monogram [~~]; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on omphalos; behind archer, monogram [~], holding bow in right hand; no border; square four-line Greek inscription with guide lines = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ
Photo by Pars Coins
- Sellwood 24.18 [9 in db]
PDC 39539 Mithradates II (123-88 B.C.)
AR Drachm 4.00g (PDC 39539)
Mint: Rhagae
Obv: medium bearded bust left wearing diadem, pellet-ended torque; behind bust, monogram [~~] above [~~]; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on omphalos; behind archer, star left of monogram [~], holding bow in right hand; no border; square four-line Greek inscription with guide lines = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ
Previous collection: Robert Gonnella
Photo by Dr. Busso Peus Nachf.
- Sellwood 24.19 [12 in db]
- Peus 388 (1 Nov 2006), lot 335 (this coin)
- Baldwin 1995, lot 367 (this coin)
- Sammlung Gonnella: Münzen Der Arsakiden (2008), 78 (this coin)
- Shore 74
PDC 39911 Mithradates II (123-88 B.C.)
AR Drachm 4.02g 19mm 1h (PDC 39911)
Mint?
Obv: medium bearded bust left wearing diadem, pellet-ended torque; behind bust, monogram [~~] above [~~]; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on omphalos; behind archer, star left of monogram [~], holding bow in right hand; no border; square four-line Greek inscription without guide lines = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ
Previous collection: Robert Gonnella
Photo by Dr. Busso Peus Nachf.
- Sellwood 24.19 variant (no guide lines) [1 in db]
- Peus 388 (1 Nov 2006), lot 331e (this coin)
- Sammlung Gonnella: Münzen Der Arsakiden (2008), 80 (this coin)
- Shore not listed
PDC 1011 Mithradates II (123-88 B.C.)
AR Drachm 4.05g (PDC 1011)
Mint: Rhagae
Obv: medium bearded bust left wearing diadem, pellet-ended torque; behind bust, monogram [~~] above [~~]; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on omphalos; behind archer, star over monogram [~], holding bow in right hand; in exergue, monogram ΑΡ; no border; square four-line Greek inscription with guide lines = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 24.20 [5 in db]
- CNG eBay Product ID: 713781 (Jun 1999) (this coin)
PDC 13409 Mithradates II (123-88 B.C.)
AR Drachm 4.16g 22mm 12h (PDC 13409)
Mint: Rhagae
Obv: medium bearded bust left wearing diadem, pellet-ended torque; behind bust, monogram [~~] above [~~] (as on S24.19); circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on omphalos; behind archer, star over monogram [~], holding bow in right hand; in exergue, monogram ΑΡ; no border; square four-line Greek inscription with guide lines = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ
Photo by Bob Rives
- Sellwood 24.20 variant (obv monograms as on S24.19) [1 in db]
- Shore 75 variant
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AR Drachm (PDC 27981)
Mint: Rhagae
Obv: medium bearded bust left wearing diadem, pellet-ended torque; behind bust, monogram [~~] above [~~]; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on omphalos; behind archer, star left of monogram [~], holding bow in right hand; no border; square four-line Greek inscription with guide lines = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ
- Sellwood 24.21 [2 in db]
- Sellwood ICP (1980), type 24.21 (this coin)
PDC 31692 Mithradates II (123-88 B.C.)
AR Drachm 4.10g (PDC 31692)
Mint: Rhagae
Obv: medium bearded bust left wearing diadem, pellet-ended torque; behind bust, monogram [~~] above [~~]; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on omphalos; behind archer, no star left of monogram [~], holding bow in right hand; no border; square four-line Greek inscription with guide lines = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ
Photo by Dr. Busso Peus Nachf.
- Sellwood 24.21 variant (no star above rev monogram) [2 in db]
- Peus 384 (1 Nov 2005), Lot 378 (this coin)
Click here to help add this image Mithradates II (123-88 B.C.)
AR Drachm (PDC 28016)
Mint: Rhagae
Obv: medium bearded bust left wearing diadem, pellet-ended torque; behind bust, monogram [~~] above [~~]; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on omphalos; behind archer, monogram [~], holding bow in right hand; no border; square four-line Greek inscription with guide lines = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ
- Sellwood 24.22 [0 in db]
PDC 24802 Mithradates II (123-88 B.C.)
AR Drachm 4.16g 21mm (PDC 24802)
Mint: Rhagae
Obv: medium bearded bust left wearing diadem, pellet-ended torque; behind bust, monogram [~~] above variant monogram [~~]; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on omphalos; behind archer, monogram [~], holding bow in right hand; no border; square four-line Greek inscription with guide lines = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ
Previous collection: Bellaria
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 24.22 variant (obv lower monogram) [1 in db]
- CNG E-Auction 90 (26 May 2004), lot 15 (this coin)
- BMC Parthia not listed
- Shore not listed
PDC 4154 Mithradates II (123-88 B.C.)
AR Drachm 3.920g 21mm 1h (PDC 4154)
Mint: Rhagae
Obv: medium bearded bust left wearing diadem, pellet-ended torque; behind bust, monogram [~~] above [~~]; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on omphalos; behind archer, monogram [~], holding bow in right hand; no border; square four-line Greek inscription with guide lines = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ
Current collection: American Numismatic Society, 1905.37.13
Photo by Chris Hopkins
- Sellwood 24.23 [3 in db]
Click here to help add this image Mithradates II (123-88 B.C.)
AR Drachm (PDC 47313)
Mint: Rhagae
Obv: medium bearded bust left wearing diadem, pellet-ended torque; behind bust, monogram [~~]; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on omphalos, holding bow in right hand; no border; square four-line Greek inscription with guide lines = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ
- Sellwood 24.24 [0 in db]
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AR Drachm (PDC 28017)
Mint: Rhagae
Obv: medium bearded bust left wearing diadem, pellet-ended torque; behind bust, monogram [~~]; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on omphalos, holding bow in right hand; no border; square four-line Greek inscription with guide lines = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ
- Sellwood 24.25 [0 in db]
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AR Drachm (PDC 47314)
Mint: Rhagae
Obv: medium bearded bust left wearing diadem, pellet-ended torque; behind bust, monogram [~~]; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on omphalos; behind archer, monogram [~], holding bow in right hand; no border; square four-line Greek inscription with guide lines = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ
- Sellwood 24.26 [0 in db]
PDC 27898 Mithradates II (123-88 B.C.)
AR Drachm 3.78g (PDC 27898)
Mint: Rhagae
Obv: medium bearded bust left wearing diadem, pellet-ended torque; behind bust, monogram [~~]; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on omphalos; archer holding bow in right hand; no symbols; no border; square four-line Greek inscription without guide lines = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ
Photo by Fritz Rudolf Künker Münzenhandlung
- Sellwood 24.26 variant (no rev monogram, no guide lines) [1 in db]
- Künker 97 (Mar 2005), lot 971 (this coin)
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AR Drachm (PDC 28018)
Mint: Ecbatana
Obv: medium bearded bust left wearing diadem, pellet-ended torque; no symbol; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on omphalos, holding bow in right hand; in field left, monogram [~]; no border; square four-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ
- Sellwood 24.27 [0 in db]
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AR Drachm (PDC 28019)
Mint?
Obv: medium bearded bust left wearing diadem, pellet-ended torque; no symbol; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on omphalos, holding bow in right hand; in field left, Greek letter Ρ; no border; in exergue, Greek letter Σ; square four-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ
- Sellwood 24.28 [0 in db]
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AR Drachm (PDC 28020)
Mint: Ecbatana
Obv: medium bearded bust left wearing diadem, pellet-ended torque; behind bust, Greek letter Α; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on omphalos, holding bow in right hand; no border; square four-line Greek inscription lines = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ
- Sellwood 24.29 [2 in db]
- Sellwood ICP (1980), type 24.29 (this coin)
PDC 21544 Mithradates II (123-88 B.C.)
AR Drachm 4.29g (PDC 21544)
Mint: Ecbatana
Obv: medium bearded bust left wearing diadem, pellet-ended torque; behind bust, monogram [~~]; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on omphalos, holding bow in right hand; no border; square four-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ
Previous collection: Bellaria
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 24.30 [14 in db]
- Triton VII (12 Jan 2004), lot 419 (this coin)
- BMC Parthia p.25, 11
- Mitchiner ACW cf. 514 (for type)
- Shore 76
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AR Drachm (PDC 28021)
Mint: Ecbatana
Obv: medium bearded bust left wearing diadem, pellet-ended torque; behind bust, monogram [~~]; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on omphalos, holding bow in right hand; no border; square four-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ
- Sellwood 24.31 [0 in db]
PDC 23249 Mithradates II (123-88 B.C.)
AR Hemidrachm 1.91g (PDC 23249)
Mint: Ecbatana
Obv: medium bearded bust left wearing diadem, griffin-ended torque; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on omphalos, holding bow in right hand; no border; square four-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ
Current collection: David Sellwood, 23 (Tray 22)
Photo by Chris Hopkins
- Sellwood 24.32 [5 in db]
PDC 24803 Mithradates II (123-88 B.C.)
AR Obol 0.69g 11mm (PDC 24803)
Mint: Ecbatana
Obv: medium bearded bust left wearing diadem, griffin-ended torque; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on omphalos, holding bow in right hand; no border; square four-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ
Previous collection: Bellaria
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 24.32 variant (obol) [1 in db]
- CNG E-Auction 90 (26 May 2004), lot 16 (this coin)
- BMC Parthia not listed
- Peus 325 (15-16 Jun 1989), lot 1037 (Mithradates I) (part of) (this coin)
- Shore not listed
PDC 25149 Mithradates II (123-88 B.C.)
AE Tetrachalkous 7.4g 22mm (PDC 25149)
Mint: Ecbatana
Obv: medium bearded bust left wearing diadem; circular border of pellets
Rev: horse walking right; above flank Greek letters ΑΡ; no border; square four-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ
Photo by Canmoose Coins
- Sellwood 24.33 [3 in db]
- Shore 91
PDC 9247 Mithradates II (123-88 B.C.)
AE Tetrachalkous 8.30g (PDC 9247)
Mint: Rhagae
Obv: medium bearded bust left wearing diadem; circular border of pellets
Rev: horse walking right; above flank Greek letters ΑΡ; no border; square four-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ
Note: Petrowicz Cond/Rarity: C2, R
Previous collection: Petrowicz
Current collection: Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna, plaster cast on glass plate for Samm. Petrowicz (1904)
Photo by Chris Hopkins
- Sellwood 24.33 variant (mint Rhagae) [1 in db]
- Petrowicz p.24,23; pl.III-6 (this coin)
PDC 25138 Mithradates II (123-88 B.C.)
AE Tetrachalkous 7.9g 21mm (PDC 25138)
Mint: Ecbatana
Obv: medium bearded bust left wearing diadem; circular border of pellets
Rev: horse walking right; no Greek letters above flank; no border; square four-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ
Photo by Canmoose Coins
- Sellwood 24.33 variant (rev no ΑΡ) [1 in db]
- Shore 91
PDC 12453 Mithradates II (123-88 B.C.)
AE Tetrachalkous 8.74g 22mm (PDC 12453)
Mint: Rhagae
Obv: medium bearded bust left wearing diadem; behind bust, monogram [~~]; circular border of pellets
Rev: horse walking right; no border; square four-line Greek inscription with guide lines = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 24.34 [16 in db]
- Triton V (Jan 2002), lot 595 (this coin)
- BMC Parthia p.28, 45
- Laffaille not listed
- Shore not listed
PDC 21545 Mithradates II (123-88 B.C.)
AE Tetrachalkous 8.64g (PDC 21545)
Mint: Rhagae
Obv: medium bearded bust left wearing diadem; behind bust, Greek letters ΜΙ; circular border of pellets
Rev: horse walking right; above flank Greek letters ΑΡ; no border; square four-line Greek inscription with guide lines = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ
Previous collection: Bellaria
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 24.35 [4 in db]
- Triton VII (12 Jan 2004), lot 420 (this coin)
- BMC Parthia p.28, 39 variant (Μ not ΜΙ)
- Mitchiner ACW not listed
- Monetarium List 48 (Autumn 1987), lot 38 (this coin)
- Shore 35
PDC 2179 Mithradates II (123-88 B.C.)
AE Tetrachalkous 7.36g 23x22mm 12h (PDC 2179)
Mint: Rhagae
Obv: medium bearded bust left wearing diadem; behind bust, Greek letters ΜΙ; circular border of pellets
Rev: horse walking right; no Greek letters above flank; no border; square four-line Greek inscription with guide lines = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ
Photo by Thomas K. Mallon, The Coins and History of Asia
- Sellwood 24.35 variant (rev no ΑΡ) [1 in db]
PDC 39903 Mithradates II (123-88 B.C.)
AE Tetrachalkous 7.68g (PDC 39903)
Mint: Rhagae
Obv: medium bearded bust left wearing diadem; behind bust, Greek letters ΜΙ; circular border of pellets
Rev: horse walking right; above flank Greek letters ΜΙ; no border; square four-line Greek inscription with guide lines = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ
Note: Unpublished variant
Previous collection: Robert Gonnella
Photo by Dr. Busso Peus Nachf.
- Sellwood 24.35 variant (ΜΙ on rev) [4 in db]
- Peus 388 (1 Nov 2006), lot 308h (this coin)
- Sammlung Gonnella: Münzen Der Arsakiden (2008), 82 (this coin)
PDC 39900 Mithradates II (123-88 B.C.)
AE Tetrachalkous 8.17g (PDC 39900)
Mint: Rhagae
Obv: medium bearded bust left wearing diadem; behind bust, Greek letter Μ; circular border of pellets
Rev: horse walking right; above flank Greek letters ΑΡ; no border; square four-line Greek inscription with guide lines = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ
Previous collection: Robert Gonnella
Photo by Dr. Busso Peus Nachf.
- Sellwood 24.36 [1 in db]
- Peus 388 (1 Nov 2006), lot 308e (this coin)
- Hirsch 175 (1992), lot 549 (this coin)
- Sammlung Gonnella: Münzen Der Arsakiden (2008), 84 (this coin)
PDC 4047 Mithradates II (123-88 B.C.)
AE Dichalkous 3.170g 18mm 11h (PDC 4047)
Mint: Ecbatana
Obv: medium bearded bust left wearing diadem; behind bust, Greek letter Μ; circular border of pellets
Rev: horse head right; no border; square four-line Greek inscription with guide lines = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ
Current collection: American Numismatic Society, 1895.52.1
Photo by Chris Hopkins
- Sellwood 24.37 [17 in db]
PDC 21915 Mithradates II (123-88 B.C.)
AE Dichalkous (PDC 21915)
Mint: Rhagae
Obv: medium bearded bust left wearing diadem; behind bust, monogram [~~]; circular border of pellets
Rev: horse head right; no border; square four-line Greek inscription with guide lines = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ
Previous collection: Bellaria
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 24.38 [3 in db]
- Triton VII (12 Jan 2004), lot 1336-33 (this coin)
PDC 39904 Mithradates II (123-88 B.C.)
AE Dichalkous 4.30g 18mm 12h (PDC 39904)
Mint: Rhagae
Obv: medium bearded bust left wearing diadem; behind bust, monogram [~~]; circular border of pellets
Rev: horse head right; no border; square four-line Greek inscription with guide lines = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ
Previous collection: Robert Gonnella
Photo by Dr. Busso Peus Nachf.
- Sellwood 24.39 [12 in db]
- Peus 388 (1 Nov 2006), lot 308i (this coin)
- MZ Köln 68 (1990), lot 503 (this coin)
- Sammlung Gonnella: Münzen Der Arsakiden (2008), 87 (this coin)
PDC 27648 Mithradates II (123-88 B.C.)
AE Chalkous 1.8g 15mm (PDC 27648)
Mint: Rhagae
Obv: medium bearded bust left wearing diadem; behind bust, Greek letter Μ; circular border of pellets
Rev: bow in case; no border; square four-line Greek inscription with guide lines = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ
Previous collection: Bellaria
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 24.40 [22 in db]
- Triton VIII (10 Jan 2005), lot 1994M (this coin)
PDC 27781 Mithradates II (123-88 B.C.)
AE Chalkous 2.1g 13mm (PDC 27781)
Mint: Rhagae
Obv: medium bearded bust left wearing diadem; behind bust, Greek letter Μ; circular border of pellets
Rev: bow in case; no border; square four-line Greek inscription without guide lines = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ
Photo by Canmoose Coins
- Sellwood 24.40 variant (no guidelines) [3 in db]
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AE Chalkous (PDC 28022)
Mint: Susa
Obv: medium bearded bust right wearing diadem; circular border of pellets
Rev: Herm right; no border; two-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ
- Sellwood 24.41 [0 in db]
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AE Chalkous (PDC 28023)
Mint: Susa
Obv: medium bearded bust right wearing diadem; circular border of pellets
Rev: bearded diety standing right; no border; two-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ
- Sellwood 24.42 [0 in db]
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AE Chalkous (PDC 28024)
Mint: Susa
Obv: medium bearded bust right wearing diadem; circular border of pellets
Rev: Apollo walking right with bow and arrow; no border; two-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ
- Sellwood 24.43 [0 in db]
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AE Chalkous 2.70g 16mm (PDC 12129)
Mint: Susa
Obv: medium bearded bust right wearing diadem; circular border of pellets
Rev: tripod; no border; two-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ
Find spot: Giaur-qal'a in 1992
- Sellwood 24.44 [2 in db]
- Loginov & Nikitin, Parthian Coins from Margiana (1996), no. 8 (this coin)
PDC 4065 Mithradates II (123-88 B.C.)
AE Hemichalkous 0.760g 12mm 1h (PDC 4065)
Mint: Rhagae
Obv: medium bearded bust left wearing diadem; behind bust, Greek letter M; circular border of pellets
Rev: Nike walking right; no border; square four-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ
Current collection: American Numismatic Society, 1973.56.1579
Photo by Chris Hopkins
- Sellwood 24.45 [2 in db]
PDC 9249 Mithradates II (123-88 B.C.)
AE Chalkous 1.50g (PDC 9249)
Mint: Rhagae
Obv: medium bearded bust left wearing diadem; behind bust, Greek letter M; circular border of pellets
Rev: Nike walking right; no border; square four-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ
Note: Petrowicz Cond/Rarity: C2
Previous collection: Petrowicz
Current collection: Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna, plaster cast on glass plate for Samm. Petrowicz (1904)
Photo by Chris Hopkins
- Sellwood 24.45 variant (chalkous) [1 in db]
- Petrowicz p.25,27; pl.III-8 (this coin)
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AE Hemichalkous (PDC 28026)
Mint: Rhagae
Obv: medium bearded bust left wearing diadem; behind bust, monogram [~~]; circular border of pellets
Rev: Nike walking right; no border; square four-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ
- Sellwood 24.46 [2 in db]
- Sellwood ICP (1980), type 24.46 (this coin)

Sellwood Type 25

PDC 28414 Mithradates II (123-88 B.C.)
AR Drachm 3.7869g 19mm 12h (PDC 28414)
Mint: Ecbatana
Obv: medium bearded bust left wearing diadem, pellet-ended torque; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on omphalos, holding bow in right hand; no symbols, no border; square four-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΣΩΤΗΡΟΣ
Photo by Bob Rives
- Sellwood 25.1 [7 in db]

Sellwood Type 26

Sellwood (1980) classification disregards the length of beard on S24 to S26 drachms and considers all archer-on-throne reverses to be type 26. With very few exceptions, all types S26.10, .11, .16, .18 and .19 seen to date have medium length beards. When the change from S24 to S26 was made, there may have been S24 obverse dies on hand which continued in use. No study has been published to explain portrait differences on S26 coins.

PDC 23287 Mithradates II (123-88 B.C.)
AR Obol 0.57g (PDC 23287)
Mint?
Obv: long bearded bust left wearing diadem, griffin-ended torque; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow and arrow in right hand; no border; Greek inscription?
Note: unpublished
Current collection: David Sellwood, 2312 (Tray 24)
Photo by Chris Hopkins
- Sellwood 26 type variant (obol) [1 in db]
PDC 27553 Mithradates II (123-88 B.C.)
AR Drachm 4.18g 22mm 12h (PDC 27553)
Mint: Ecbatana
Obv: long bearded bust left wearing diadem, griffin-ended torque; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow and arrow in right hand; no border; square four-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ
Photo by Brad Nelson
- Sellwood 26.1 [158 in db]
- BMC Parthia 4
- de Morgan pl.IV, 6
- Mitchiner ACW 507
- Shore 59
Click here to help add this image Mithradates II (123-88 B.C.)
AR Drachm (PDC 12087)
Mint: Rhagae
Obv: long bearded bust left wearing diadem, griffin-ended torque; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow and arrow in right hand;monogram ΟΚ below bow; no border; square four-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ
Find spot: Zaranj
Photo Grenet & Bopearachchi, Une Nouvelle Monnaie en or d'Abdagases II (1999)
- Sellwood 26.1 variant (monogram ΟΚ below bow) [1 in db]
- Grenet & Bopearachchi, Une Nouvelle Monnaie en or d'Abdagases II (1999), fig 3a (this coin)
PDC 53187 Mithradates II (123-88 B.C.)
AR Drachm 4.13g 22mm (PDC 53187)
Mint: Ecbatana
Obv: long bearded bust left wearing diadem, griffin-ended torque; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow and arrow in right hand;monogram ΠΑ below bow; no border; square four-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ
Photo by Canmoose Coins
- Sellwood 26.1 variant (monogram ΠΑ below bow) [1 in db]
PDC 6241 Mithradates II (123-88 B.C.)
AR Drachm 4.20g (PDC 6241)
Mint: Ecbatana
Obv: long bearded bust left wearing diadem, griffin-ended torque; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow and arrow in right hand; in field left, monogram Δ; no border; square four-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ
Current collection: Bibliothèque nationale, Paris, 1972-44
Photo by Chris Hopkins
- Sellwood 26.2 [50 in db]
PDC 3917 Mithradates II (123-88 B.C.)
AR Drachm 3.850g 22mm 12h (PDC 3917)
Mint: Ecbatana
Obv: long bearded bust left wearing diadem, griffin-ended torque; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow and arrow in both hands; in field left, monogram Δ; no border; square four-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ
Current collection: American Numismatic Society, 1957.172.2114
Photo by Chris Hopkins
- Sellwood 26.2 variant (both hands) [1 in db]
PDC 4196 Mithradates II (123-88 B.C.)
AR Drachm 4.100g 22mm 11h (PDC 4196)
Mint: Ecbatana
Obv: long bearded bust left wearing diadem, griffin-ended torque; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow and arrow in right hand; in field left, monogram Δ with bisecting line; no border; square four-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ
Find spot: Media 1923|IGCH.1813
Current collection: American Numismatic Society, 1944.100.82223
Photo by Chris Hopkins
- Sellwood 26.2 variant (rev monogram) [1 in db]
PDC 6891 Mithradates II (123-88 B.C.)
AR Drachm 4.17g (PDC 6891)
Mint: Ecbatana
Obv: long bearded bust left wearing diadem, griffin-ended torque; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow and arrow in both hands; behind archer, Greek letter Α; no border; square four-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ
Previous collection: R.C. Senior
Current collection: Ashmolean Museum, Senior 5436
Photo by Chris Hopkins
- Sellwood 26.3 [47 in db]
PDC 22693 Mithradates II (123-88 B.C.)
AR Drachm 3.72g (PDC 22693)
Mint: Ecbatana
Obv: long bearded bust left wearing diadem, griffin-ended torque; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow and arrow in both hands; no symbol behind archer; no border; square four-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥ
Photo by Gorny & Mosch Giessener Münzenhandlung
- Sellwood 26.3 variant (no symbol behind archer) [6 in db]
- Gorny & Mosch Auktion 130, lot 1367 (this coin)
PDC 4031 Mithradates II (123-88 B.C.)
AR Drachm 4.210g 22mm 12h (PDC 4031)
Mint: Rhagae
Struck BC 123-BC 88
Obv: long bearded bust left wearing diadem, griffin-ended torque; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow and arrow in both hands; behind archer, monogram ΑΡ; no border; square four-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ
Find spot: Media 1923|IGCH.1813
Current collection: American Numismatic Society, 1944.100.82252
Photo by Chris Hopkins
- Sellwood 26.4 [3 in db]
PDC 46583 Mithradates II (123-88 B.C.)
AR Drachm 4.02g (PDC 46583)
Mint: Rhagae
Obv: long bearded bust left wearing diadem, griffin-ended torque; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow only in both hands; behind archer, monogram ΑΡ; no border; square four-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ
Previous collection: R. Sussmeyer
Photo by Jean Elsen s.a.
- Sellwood 26.4 variant (bow only in both hands) [5 in db]
- Elsen 93 (15 Sep 2007), lot 473 (this coin)
- Elsen list 125 (Jul 1990), lot 100 (this coin)
- Shore 80
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AR Drachm 4.02g 22mm 1h (PDC 53769)
Mint?
Obv: long bearded bust left wearing diadem, griffin-ended torque; behind, monogram ΑΡ; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow only in both hands; behind throne ΑΡ monogram; below bow, no symbol; no border; square four-line Greek inscription
Provenance: 1875 Prokesch-Osten
Previous collection: Prokesch-Osten
Current collection: Münzkabinett, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, 18208669
- Sellwood 26.4 variant (ΑΡ on obv and rev; bow only in both hands) [1 in db]
PDC 39547 Mithradates II (123-88 B.C.)
AR Drachm 4.13g (PDC 39547)
Mint?
Obv: long bearded bust left wearing diadem, griffin-ended torque; behind, monogram ΑΡ; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow and arrow in both hands; behind throne, monogram Ν(?); no border; square four-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ
Note: Unpublished S26 reverse with Ν? behind archer
Previous collection: Robert Gonnella
Photo by Dr. Busso Peus Nachf.
- Sellwood 26.4 variant (ΑΡ on obv; rev monogram Ν?) [1 in db]
- Peus 388 (1 Nov 2006), lot 343 (this coin)
- Sammlung Gonnella: Münzen Der Arsakiden (2008), 106 (this coin)
- Shore not listed
PDC 3898 Mithradates II (123-88 B.C.)
AR Drachm 4.160g 22mm 12h (PDC 3898)
Mint: Ecbatana
Obv: long bearded bust left wearing diadem, griffin-ended torque; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow and arrow in right hand; in field left, monogram [~]; no border; square four-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ
Find spot: Media 1923|IGCH.1813
Current collection: American Numismatic Society, 1944.100.82246
Photo by Chris Hopkins
- Sellwood 26.5 [2 in db]
PDC 23680 Mithradates II (123-88 B.C.)
AR Drachm 4.16g (PDC 23680)
Mint: Ecbatana
Obv: long bearded bust left wearing diadem, griffin-ended torque; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow and arrow in both hands; in field left, monogram [~]; no border; square four-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ
Photo by Chris Hopkins
- Sellwood 26.6 [1 in db]
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AR Drachm (PDC 47317)
Mint?
Obv: long bearded bust left wearing diadem, griffin-ended torque; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow only with one hand; behind archer, Greek letter Λ; no border; square four-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ
- Sellwood 26.7 [0 in db]
PDC 20772 Mithradates II (123-88 B.C.)
AR Drachm 4.21g (PDC 20772)
Mint: Rhagae
Obv: long bearded bust left wearing diadem, griffin-ended torque; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow only with both hands; in field left, monogram [~]; no border; square four-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ
Photo by Dr. Busso Peus Nachf.
- Sellwood 26.8 [3 in db]
- Peus 376 (Oct 2003), Lot 622 (this coin)
- Shore not listed
PDC 13410 Mithradates II (123-88 B.C.)
AR Drachm 3.9327g 22mm 12h (PDC 13410)
Mint?
Obv: long bearded bust left wearing diadem, griffin-ended torque; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow only with both hands; no border; square four-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ
Photo by Bob Rives
- Sellwood 26.8 variant (no rev symbol) [2 in db]
- Shore 77
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AR Drachm (PDC 28027)
Mint: Rhagae
Obv: long bearded bust left wearing diadem, griffin-ended torque; behind bust, Greek letters ΣΑ; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow only with both hands; no border; square four-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ
- Sellwood 26.9 [0 in db]
PDC 21859 Mithradates II (123-88 B.C.)
AR Drachm 4.32g 26mm (PDC 21859)
Mint: Rhagae
Obv: medium bearded bust left wearing diadem, griffin-ended torque; behind bust, monogram [~~]; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne with footstool, holding bow only with both hands; no border; square four-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ
Previous collection: Bellaria
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 26.10 [34 in db]
- Triton VII (12 Jan 2004), lot 1335-03 (this coin)
PDC 18875 Mithradates II (123-88 B.C.)
AR Drachm 3.43g (PDC 18875)
Mint: Rhagae
Obv: medium bearded bust left wearing diadem, griffin-ended torque; behind bust, monogram [~~]; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne with footstool, holding bow only with both hands; no border; square four-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ
Photo by Gorny & Mosch Giessener Münzenhandlung
- Sellwood 26.10 variant (eastern imitation?) [2 in db]
- Gorny & Mosch Auktion 122, lot 1529 (this coin)
- Shore 81
- Triton XIII (5 Jan 2010), lot 563 (this coin)
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AR Drachm (PDC 28028)
Mint: Rhagae
Obv: medium bearded bust left wearing diadem, griffin-ended torque; behind bust, monogram [~~]; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne with footstool, holding bow only with both hands; no border; square four-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ
- Sellwood 26.11 [0 in db]
PDC 6671 Mithradates II (123-88 B.C.)
AR Drachm (PDC 6671)
Mint: Rhagae
Obv: medium bearded bust left wearing diadem, griffin-ended torque; behind bust, monogram [~~]; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne with footstool, holding bow only with both hands; no border; square four-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ
Photo by Chris Hopkins
- Sellwood 26.11 variant (obv monogram) [1 in db]
PDC 24807 Mithradates II (123-88 B.C.)
AR Drachm 3.98g 21mm (PDC 24807)
Mint: Rhagae
Obv: long bearded bust left wearing diadem, griffin-ended torque; behind bust, monogram [~~]; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne with footstool, holding bow only with both hands; in field left, Greek letter lunate sigma; no border; square four-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ
Previous collection: Bellaria
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 26.12 [5 in db]
- CNG E-Auction 90 (26 May 2004), lot 20 (this coin)
- BMC Parthia not listed
- Shore not listed
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AR Drachm (PDC 28029)
Mint: Rhagae
Obv: long bearded bust left wearing diadem, griffin-ended torque; behind bust, monogram [~~]; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne with footstool, holding bow only with both hands; in field left, Greek letter Ι; no border; square four-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ
- Sellwood 26.13 [0 in db]
PDC 6890 Mithradates II (123-88 B.C.)
AR Drachm 4.25g (PDC 6890)
Mint: Rhagae
Obv: long bearded bust left wearing diadem, griffin-ended torque; behind bust, monogram [~~]; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne with footstool, holding bow only with both hands; in field left, Greek letter Ε; no border; square four-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ
Note: Monogram behind head, Ε on rev; £170
Previous collection: ex Woolf coll.; R.C. Senior
Current collection: Ashmolean Museum, Senior 5435
Photo by Chris Hopkins
- Sellwood 26.14 [20 in db]
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AR Drachm (PDC 28030)
Mint: Rhagae
Obv: long bearded bust left wearing diadem, griffin-ended torque; behind bust, monogram [~~]; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne with footstool, holding bow only with both hands; in field left, Greek letter square Ω; no border; square four-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ
- Sellwood 26.15 [0 in db]
PDC 4289 Mithradates II (123-88 B.C.)
AR Drachm 4.220g 22mm 11h (PDC 4289)
Mint: Rhagae
Obv: medium bearded bust left wearing diadem, griffin-ended torque; behind bust, monogram [~~]; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne with footstool, holding bow only with both hands; no border; square four-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ
Find spot: Media 1923|IGCH.1813
Previous collection: Dr. E. Herzfeld
Current collection: American Numismatic Society, 1944.100.82236
Photo by Chris Hopkins
- Sellwood 26.16 [1 in db]
PDC 3903 Mithradates II (123-88 B.C.)
AR Drachm 4.230g 22mm 11h (PDC 3903)
Mint: Rhagae
Obv: long bearded bust left wearing diadem, griffin-ended torque; behind bust, monogram [~~]; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne with footstool, holding bow only with both hands; in field left, Greek letter Ε; no border; square four-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ
Find spot: Media 1923|IGCH.1813
Previous collection: Dr. E. Herzfeld
Current collection: American Numismatic Society, 1944.100.82235
Photo by Chris Hopkins
- Sellwood 26.17 [1 in db]
PDC 9240 Mithradates II (123-88 B.C.)
AR Drachm 3.87g (PDC 9240)
Mint: Rhagae
Obv: long bearded bust left wearing diadem, griffin-ended torque; no symbols; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne with footstool, holding bow only with both hands; in field left, Greek letter Ε; no border; square four-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ
Note: Petrowicz Cond/Rarity: C1-2, R
Previous collection: Petrowicz
Current collection: Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna, plaster cast on glass plate for Samm. Petrowicz (1904)
Photo by Chris Hopkins
- Sellwood 26.17 variant (no obv symbol) [1 in db]
- Petrowicz p.26,36; pl.III-11 (this coin)
PDC 24808 Mithradates II (123-88 B.C.)
AR Drachm 4.10g 23mm (PDC 24808)
Mint: Rhagae
Obv: medium bearded bust left wearing diadem, griffin-ended torque; behind bust, monogram [~~]; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne with footstool, holding bow only with both hands; no border; square four-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ
Previous collection: Bellaria
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 26.18 [1 in db]
- CNG E-Auction 90 (26 May 2004), lot 21 (this coin)
- BMC Parthia p.27, 28
- Shore not listed
PDC 3965 Mithradates II (123-88 B.C.)
AR Drachm 4.180g 24mm 11h (PDC 3965)
Mint: Nisa
Obv: medium bearded bust left wearing diadem, griffin-ended torque; behind bust, Greek letters ΝΙ; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne with footstool, holding bow only with both hands; no border; square four-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ
Find spot: Media 1923|IGCH.1813
Current collection: American Numismatic Society, 1944.100.82238
Photo by Chris Hopkins
- Sellwood 26.19 [1 in db]
PDC 39546 Mithradates II (123-88 B.C.)
AR Drachm 4.19g (PDC 39546)
Mint: Nisa
Obv: medium bearded bust left wearing diadem, griffin-ended torque; behind bust, Greek letters ΝΙ; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne without footstool, holding bow only with both hands; Ε in rev field left; no border; square four-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ
Note: Rare variant
Previous collection: Robert Gonnella
Photo by Dr. Busso Peus Nachf.
- Sellwood 26.19 variant (Ε in rev field left, no footstool) [1 in db]
- Peus 388 (1 Nov 2006), lot 342 (this coin)
- Sammlung Gonnella: Münzen Der Arsakiden (2008), 95 (this coin)
- Shore not listed
PDC 4186 Mithradates II (123-88 B.C.)
AR Drachm 4.150g 22mm 11h (PDC 4186)
Mint: Rhagae
Obv: long bearded bust left wearing diadem, griffin-ended torque; no symbols; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne with footstool, holding bow only with both hands; in field left, Greek letter lunate Σ; no border; square four-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ
Find spot: Media 1923|IGCH.1813
Current collection: American Numismatic Society, 1944.100.82229
Photo by Chris Hopkins
- Sellwood 26.20 [1 in db]
PDC 3940 Mithradates II (123-88 B.C.)
AR Drachm 3.910g 22mm 12h (PDC 3940)
Mint: Rhagae
Obv: long bearded bust left wearing diadem, griffin-ended torque; no symbols; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne with footstool, holding bow only with both hands; in field left, Greek letter Ε; no border; square four-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ
Find spot: Media 1923|IGCH.1813
Current collection: American Numismatic Society, 1944.100.82239
Photo by Chris Hopkins
- Sellwood 26.20 variant (Ε in rev field left) [2 in db]
Click here to help add this image Mithradates II (123-88 B.C.)
AR Drachm (PDC 28031)
Mint: Rhagae
Obv: long bearded bust left wearing diadem, griffin-ended torque; no symbols; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne with footstool, holding bow only with both hands; in field left, monogram (or letter?) Ι; no border; square four-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ
- Sellwood 26.21 [0 in db]
PDC 23676 Mithradates II (123-88 B.C.)
AR Drachm 4.23g (PDC 23676)
Mint: Rhagae
Obv: long bearded bust left wearing diadem, griffin-ended torque; no symbols; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne with footstool, holding bow only with both hands; in field left, Greek letter square Σ; no border; square four-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ
Photo by Chris Hopkins
- Sellwood 26.22 [3 in db]
Click here to help add this image Mithradates II (123-88 B.C.)
AR Drachm 4.05g (PDC 2745)
Mint: Rhagae
Obv: long bearded bust left wearing diadem, griffin-ended torque; no symbols; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne with footstool, holding bow only with both hands; in field left, monogram (or letter?) Ι; in exergue Greek letter Ε; no border; square four-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥ
- Sellwood 26.23 [2 in db]
- Shore 83 (this coin)
- CNG 36 (5-6 Dec 1995), lot 83 (this coin)
Click here to help add this image Mithradates II (123-88 B.C.)
AR Drachm 4.17g (PDC 2746)
Mint: Rhagae
Obv: long bearded bust left wearing diadem, griffin-ended torque; no symbols; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne with footstool, holding bow only with both hands; below bow, Greek letters ΑΕ aligned vertically; no border; square four-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥ
- Sellwood 26.24 [3 in db]
- Shore 84 (this coin)
- CNG 36 (5-6 Dec 1995), lot 84 (this coin)
Click here to help add this image Mithradates II (123-88 B.C.)
AR Drachm 4.05g (PDC 8639)
Mint?
Obv: long bearded bust left wearing diadem, griffin-ended torque; no symbols; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne without footstool, holding bow only with both hands; below bow, Greek letter square O; no border; square four-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ
Note: Rv-Bz!
Current collection: Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna, 22949
Photo by Chris Hopkins
- Sellwood 26.24 variant (squared Ο below bow) [1 in db]
- BMC Parthia cf. p.26, 21 variant
PDC 3945 Mithradates II (123-88 B.C.)
AE Tetrachalkous 6.250g 23mm 12h (PDC 3945)
Mint: Ecbatana
Obv: long bearded bust left wearing diadem, griffin-ended torque; behind bust, Greek letter Μ; circular border of pellets
Rev: horse walking right; above flank Greek letters ΜΡ; no border; square four-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ
Current collection: American Numismatic Society, 1971.254.1
Photo by Chris Hopkins
- Sellwood 26.25 variant (obv letter Μ) [3 in db]
PDC 22135 Mithradates II (123-88 B.C.)
AE Tetrachalkous 5.47g 21mm (PDC 22135)
Mint: Ecbatana
Obv: long bearded bust left wearing diadem, griffin-ended torque; behind bust, Greek letters ΜΙ; circular border of pellets
Rev: horse walking right; no border; square four-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ
Photo by Atlantis, Ltd.
- Sellwood 26.25 variant (rev no ΜΡ) [2 in db]
- Shore 91 variant
PDC 4152 Mithradates II (123-88 B.C.)
AE Tetrachalkous 7.340g 23mm 12h (PDC 4152)
Mint: Ecbatana
Obv: long bearded bust left wearing diadem, griffin-ended torque; behind bust, Greek letters ΜΙ; circular border of pellets
Rev: horse walking right; above flank Greek letters ΜΙ; no border; square four-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ
Current collection: American Numismatic Society, 1944.100.82262
Photo by Chris Hopkins
- Sellwood 26.25 variant (rev ΜΙ) [5 in db]
PDC 27251 Mithradates II (123-88 B.C.)
AE Tetrachalkous 5.6784g 19mm 12h (PDC 27251)
Mint: Rhagae
Obv: long bearded bust left wearing diadem, griffin-ended torque; circular border of pellets
Rev: Pegasus flying right; no border; square four-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ
Photo by Bob Rives
- Sellwood 26.26 [27 in db]
PDC 4205 Mithradates II (123-88 B.C.)
AE Dichalkous 2.420g 17mm 12h (PDC 4205)
Mint: Rhagae
Obv: long bearded bust left wearing diadem, griffin-ended torque; circular border of pellets
Rev: Pegasus flying right; no border; square four-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ
Previous collection: Valentine coll.
Current collection: American Numismatic Society, 1944.100.82282
Photo by Chris Hopkins
- Sellwood 26.26 variant (dichalkous) [2 in db]
PDC 20195 Mithradates II (123-88 B.C.)
AE Tetrachalkous 18mm (PDC 20195)
Mint: Nisa
Obv: long bearded bust left wearing diadem, griffin-ended torque; behind bust, Greek letter Ν; circular border of pellets
Rev: Pegasus flying right; no border; square four-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ
Provenance: Presented by Mr. Alexander Grant
Photo from Catalogue of the Coins of Parthia (BMC Parthia, 1903)
- Sellwood 26.27 [1 in db]
- BMC Parthia, p. 29, 57; plate 7, no. 3 (Mithradates II) (this coin)
PDC 9001 Mithradates II (123-88 B.C.)
AE Dichalkous 3.475g 17.3mm 1h (PDC 9001)
Mint: Ecbatana
Obv: long bearded bust left wearing diadem; behind bust, Greek letter Μ; circular border of pellets
Rev: horse head right; no border; square four-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ
Current collection: Institut für Numismatik und Geldgeschichte, Vienna, 8863
Photo by Chris Hopkins
- Sellwood 26.28 [27 in db]
Click here to help add this image Mithradates II (123-88 B.C.)
AE Dichalkous 4.27g 18mm (PDC 2754)
Mint: Ecbatana
Obv: bearded bust left wearing diadem; behind bust, no symbols; circular border of pellets
Rev: horse head right; no border; square four-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥ
- Sellwood 26.28 variant (no obv symbol) [1 in db]
- Shore 92 (this coin)
- CNG 36 (5-6 Dec 1995), lot 92 (this coin)
PDC 3891 Mithradates II (123-88 B.C.)
AE Dichalkous 3.860g 17mm 1h (PDC 3891)
Mint: Ecbatana
Obv: bearded bust left wearing diadem; behind bust, Greek letters ΜΙ; circular border of pellets
Rev: horse head right; no border; square four-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ
Current collection: American Numismatic Society, 1944.100.82266
Photo by Chris Hopkins
- Sellwood 26.28 variant (ΜΙ on obv) [1 in db]
PDC 3929 Mithradates II (123-88 B.C.)
AE Chalkous 1.600g 15mm 1h (PDC 3929)
Mint: Ecbatana
Obv: bearded bust left wearing diadem; behind bust, Greek letter Μ; circular border of pellets
Rev: bow in case; no border; square four-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ
Previous collection: Dr. E. Herzfeld
Current collection: American Numismatic Society, 1944.100.82275
Photo by Chris Hopkins
- Sellwood 26.29 [32 in db]
Click here to help add this image Mithradates II (123-88 B.C.)
AE Chalkous (PDC 28032)
Mint: Susa
Obv: bearded bust right wearing diadem; behind bust, circular border of pellets
Rev: anchor and dolphin entwined; no border; two-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ
- Sellwood 26.30 [0 in db]
PDC 10859 Mithradates II (123-88 B.C.)
AE Chalkous (PDC 10859)
Mint: Susa
Obv: bearded bust right wearing diadem; behind bust, circular border of pellets
Rev: radiate bust of Artemis facing; no border(?) two-line Greek inscription(?)
Photo by Youssef Mishriki
- Sellwood 26.31 [2 in db]
PDC 34954 Mithradates II (123-88 B.C.)
AE Chalkous 1.62g 17mm 12h (PDC 34954)
Mint: Susa
Obv: bearded bust right wearing diadem; behind bust, circular border of pellets
Rev: Athena stands facing, holding spear and shield; no border(?) two-line Greek inscription(?)
Note: 38
Provenance: ex Najaf Coins & Collectibles
Photo by Chris Hopkins
- Sellwood 26.32 [3 in db]
PDC 4304 Mithradates II (123-88 B.C.)
AE Hemichalkous 0.860g 12mm 11h (PDC 4304)
Mint: Ecbatana
Obv: bearded bust left wearing diadem; behind bust, Greek letter Μ; circular border of pellets
Rev: Nike walking right; no border; square four-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ
Previous collection: Dr. E. Herzfeld
Current collection: American Numismatic Society, 1944.100.82277
Photo by Chris Hopkins
- Sellwood 26.33 [3 in db]
PDC 2253 Mithradates II (123-88 B.C.)
AE Chalkous 3.24g 17mm (PDC 2253)
Mint: Ecbatana
Obv: bearded bust left wearing diadem; behind bust, Greek letter Μ; circular border of pellets
Rev: Nike walking right; no border; square four-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 26.33 variant (chalkous) [1 in db]
- CNG Online Coin Shop, item 715433 (Sep 1999) (this coin)

Sellwood Type 27

PDC 23250 Mithradates II (123-88 B.C.)
AR Hemidrachm 1.92g (PDC 23250)
Mint?
Obv: long-bearded bust left wearing diadem; [border ?]
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; empty cloak arm ending at seat level; no border; [legend ?] = traces of the reverse inscription are legible: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ (top), ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ (right), ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ (bottom)
Note: unpublished
Current collection: David Sellwood, 2089 (Tray 22)
Photo by Chris Hopkins
- Sellwood 27 type variant (hemidrachm) [1 in db]
PDC 39548 Mithradates II (123-88 B.C.)
AR Drachm 4.18g (PDC 39548)
Mint: Rhagae
Obv: long-bearded bust left wearing diadem; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; empty cloak arm ending in pellet well below seat; no border; five-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ
Previous collection: Robert Gonnella
Photo by Dr. Busso Peus Nachf.
- Sellwood 27.1 [589 in db]
- Peus 388 (1 Nov 2006), lot 345 (this coin)
- Sammlung Gonnella: Münzen Der Arsakiden (2008), 108 (this coin)
- Shore 85
PDC 41981 Mithradates II (123-88 B.C.)
AR Drachm (PDC 41981)
Mint: Rhagae
Obv: long-bearded bust left wearing diadem; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; empty cloak arm indefinite ending at seat; no border; five-line Greek inscription has retrograde ΡΣ in ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ
Note: 2 of 12 coins
Photo by The Holyland for Ancient Coins & Antiques
- Sellwood 27.1 variant (retrograde ΡΣ in ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ) [1 in db]
PDC 42092 Mithradates II (123-88 B.C.)
AR Drachm 4.1g 19mm (PDC 42092)
Mint: Rhagae
Obv: long-bearded bust left wearing diadem; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; empty cloak arm indefinite ending at seat; no border; five-line Greek inscription but with retrograde Σ in ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ
Photo by Indus Numismatic Gallery
- Sellwood 27.1 variant (retrograde Σ in ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ) [2 in db]
PDC 10922 Mithradates II (123-88 B.C.)
AR Drachm 4.12g 12h (PDC 10922)
Mint: Ecbatana
Obv: long-bearded bust left wearing diadem; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; empty cloak arm ending in a point; flan widespread and design much larger than usual; no border; five-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ − ΒΑΣΙ − ΛΕΩΝ − ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ / ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ / ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ.
Photo by Numismatik Lanz München
- Sellwood 27.2 [75 in db]
- Lanz 102, lot 317 (this coin)
- Künker 67 (9 Oct 2001), lot 504 (this coin)
- Shore 087
PDC 39553 Mithradates II (123-88 B.C.)
AR Drachm 4.10g (PDC 39553)
Mint: Nisa?
Obv: long-bearded bust left wearing diadem; circular border of pellets; style very coarse
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; empty cloak arm has no definite end finishing at seat level; square sigmas in inscription; style very coarse; no border; five-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ
Previous collection: Robert Gonnella
Photo by Dr. Busso Peus Nachf.
- Sellwood 27.3 [21 in db]
- Peus 388 (1 Nov 2006), lot 351 (this coin)
- Lanz 48 (1989), lot 403 (this coin)
- Sammlung Gonnella: Münzen Der Arsakiden (2008), 114 (this coin)
- Shore not listed
- Triton XIII (5 Jan 2010), lot 569 (this coin)
PDC 29056 Mithradates II (123-88 B.C.)
AR Drachm 4.17g 21mm (PDC 29056)
Mint: Nisa?
Obv: long-bearded bust left wearing diadem; circular border of pellets; style very coarse
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; empty cloak arm has no definite end finishing at seat level; normal four-bar sigmas in inscription; style very coarse; no border; five-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ
Photo by Glenn W. Woods, Numismatist
- Sellwood 27.3 variant (four-bar Σ in legend) [2 in db]
PDC 39554 Mithradates II (123-88 B.C.)
AR Drachm 4.14g (PDC 39554)
Mint: Rhagae
Obv: long-bearded bust left wearing diadem; in front, monogram [~~]; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; empty cloak arm ending in pellet well below seat; no border; five-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ
Note: One of two known examples
Previous collection: Robert Gonnella
Photo by Dr. Busso Peus Nachf.
- Sellwood 27.4 [1 in db]
- Peus 388 (1 Nov 2006), lot 352 (this coin)
- Sammlung Gonnella: Münzen Der Arsakiden (2008), 115 (this coin)
- Shore not listed
- Triton XIII (5 Jan 2010), lot 570 (this coin)
PDC 39555 Mithradates II (123-88 B.C.)
AR Drachm 4.21g (PDC 39555)
Mint: Rhagae
Obv: long-bearded bust left wearing diadem; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; empty cloak arm ending in pellet well below seat; behind archer, Greek letter Α; no border; five-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ
Previous collection: Robert Gonnella
Photo by Dr. Busso Peus Nachf.
- Sellwood 27.5 [6 in db]
- Peus 388 (1 Nov 2006), lot 353 (this coin)
- Sammlung Gonnella: Münzen Der Arsakiden (2008), 116 (this coin)
- Shore 88
- Triton XIII (5 Jan 2010), lot 571
PDC 24812 Mithradates II (123-88 B.C.)
AE Tetrachalkous 6.64g 25mm (PDC 24812)
Mint: Ecbatana
Obv: long-bearded bust left wearing diadem; behind bust, Greek letter Μ; circular border of pellets
Rev: horse walking right; no border; five-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ
Previous collection: Bellaria
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 27.6 [9 in db]
- CNG E-Auction 90 (26 May 2004), lot 25 (this coin)
- BMC Parthia p.32, 82
- Shore not listed
PDC 34938 Mithradates II (123-88 B.C.)
AE Tetrachalkous 3.32g 18mm 12h (PDC 34938)
Mint: Rhagae
Obv: long-bearded bust left wearing diadem; circular border of pellets
Rev: Pegasus flying right; no border; five-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ
Note: 22
Provenance: ex Najaf Coins & Collectibles
Photo by Chris Hopkins
- Sellwood 27.7 [33 in db]
Click here to help add this image Mithradates II (123-88 B.C.)
AE Tetrachalkous (PDC 12130)
Mint: Nisa
Obv: long-bearded bust left wearing diadem; circular border of pellets
Rev: Nike standing right; no border; five-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ / ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ / ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Find spot: Giaur-qal'a
- Sellwood 27.8 [2 in db]
- Loginov & Nikitin, Parthian Coins from Margiana (1996), no. 9 (this coin)
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AE Dichalkous 3.88g 18mm (PDC 42589)
Mint: Ecbatana
Obv: long-bearded bust left wearing diadem; behind bust, Greek letters ΜΙ; circular border of pellets
Rev: horse head right; no border; five-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ
Previous collection: Shore
- Sellwood 27.9 [3 in db]
- Shore 495 (this coin)
PDC 22096 Mithradates II (123-88 B.C.)
AE Dichalkous (PDC 22096)
Mint: Ecbatana
Obv: long-bearded bust left wearing diadem; no symbol behind bust; circular border of pellets
Rev: horse head right; no border; five-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ
Photo by Auktionshaus H.D. Rauch GMBH
- Sellwood 27.9 variant (no obv symbol) [2 in db]
- Rauch 7th Coin Mail Bid Sale (23 Jan 2004), lot 1082 (this coin)
PDC 4145 Mithradates II (123-88 B.C.)
AE Dichalkous 3.000g 18mm 1h (PDC 4145)
Mint: Ecbatana
Obv: long-bearded bust left wearing diadem; behind bust, Greek letters Μ; circular border of pellets
Rev: horse head right; no border; five-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ
Current collection: American Numismatic Society, 0000.999.52787
Photo by Chris Hopkins
- Sellwood 27.9 variant (obv letter Μ) [9 in db]
PDC 39556 Mithradates II (123-88 B.C.)
AE Dichalkous 4.95g (PDC 39556)
Mint: Rhagae
Obv: long-bearded bust left wearing diadem; behind bust, Greek letters ΜΙ above monogram [~~]; circular border of pellets
Rev: horse head right; no border; five-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ
Previous collection: Robert Gonnella
Photo by Dr. Busso Peus Nachf.
- Sellwood 27.10 [28 in db]
- Peus 388 (1 Nov 2006), lot 355 (this coin)
- Sammlung Gonnella: Münzen Der Arsakiden (2008), 122 (this coin)
PDC 4013 Mithradates II (123-88 B.C.)
AE Dichalkous 1.130g 20mm 11h (PDC 4013)
Mint: Ecbatana
Obv: long-bearded bust left wearing diadem; circular border of pellets
Rev: Nike walking right; no border; five-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ
Current collection: American Numismatic Society, 1944.100.82429
Photo by Chris Hopkins
- Sellwood 27.11 [6 in db]
PDC 39557 Mithradates II (123-88 B.C.)
AE Chalkous 2.15g (PDC 39557)
Mint: Ecbatana
Obv: long-bearded bust left wearing diadem; behind bust, Greek letters MI; circular border of pellets
Rev: bow in case; no border; five-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ
Previous collection: Robert Gonnella
Photo by Dr. Busso Peus Nachf.
- Sellwood 27.12 [20 in db]
- Peus 388 (1 Nov 2006), lot 356 (this coin)
- Grün 14 (1995), lot 307 (this coin)
- Sammlung Gonnella: Münzen Der Arsakiden (2008), 125 (this coin)
PDC 39938 Mithradates II (123-88 B.C.)
AE Chalkous 1.78g (PDC 39938)
Mint: Ecbatana
Obv: long-bearded bust left wearing diadem; behind bust, Greek letters MI; circular border of pellets
Rev: bow in case with elements (?) above; no border; five-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ
Note: reverse overstrike
Previous collection: Robert Gonnella
Photo by Dr. Busso Peus Nachf.
- Sellwood 27.12 variant (bowcase design) [1 in db]
- Peus 388 (1 Nov 2006), lot 354h (this coin)
- Sammlung Gonnella: Münzen Der Arsakiden (2008), 123 (this coin)
PDC 39558 Mithradates II (123-88 B.C.)
AE Chalkous 1.25g (PDC 39558)
Mint?
Obv: long-bearded bust left wearing diadem; no symbol; circular border of pellets
Rev: club; no border; five-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ
Note: Unpublished?
Previous collection: Robert Gonnella
Photo by Dr. Busso Peus Nachf.
- Sellwood 27.12 variant (no obv symbol, rev club) [1 in db]
- Peus 388 (1 Nov 2006), lot 357 (this coin)
- Sammlung Gonnella: Münzen Der Arsakiden (2008), 144 (this coin)
PDC 4229 Mithradates II (123-88 B.C.)
AE Chalkous 2.020g 17mm 12h (PDC 4229)
Mint: Rhagae
Obv: long-bearded bust left wearing diadem; behind bust, Greek letters ΜΙ above monogram [~~]; circular border of pellets
Rev: bow in case; no border; five-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ
Previous collection: Col. Biddulph
Current collection: American Numismatic Society, 1944.100.82300
Photo by Chris Hopkins
- Sellwood 27.13 [6 in db]
Click here to help add this image Mithradates II (123-88 B.C.)
AE Chalkous (PDC 28035)
Mint: Susa
Obv: long-bearded bust right wearing diadem; circular border of pellets
Rev: bust of Artemis facing; [no border?]; three-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ
- Sellwood 27.14 [0 in db]
PDC 8571 Mithradates II (123-88 B.C.)
AE Chalkous 1.25g (PDC 8571)
Mint: Susa
Obv: long-bearded bust right wearing diadem; circular border of pellets
Rev: crescent points upward; circular border of pellets; three-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ
Photo by Najaf Coins & Collectibles
- Sellwood 27.15 [3 in db]
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AE Chalkous (PDC 28036)
Mint: Susa
Obv: long-bearded bust right wearing diadem; circular border of pellets
Rev: six-petalled flower; [border?]; three-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ
- Sellwood 27.16 [0 in db]
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AE Chalkous (PDC 28037)
Mint: Susa
Obv: long-bearded bust right wearing diadem; circular border of pellets
Rev: six-petalled flower; [border?]; three-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ
- Sellwood 27.17 [0 in db]
PDC 8374 Mithradates II (123-88 B.C.)
AE Chalkous (PDC 8374)
Mint: Susa
Obv: long-bearded bust right wearing diadem; circular border of pellets
Rev: head of bull facing; circular border of pellets; three-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ
Photo by Najaf Coins & Collectibles
- Sellwood 27.18 [1 in db]
PDC 8343 Mithradates II (123-88 B.C.)
AE Chalkous 12mm (PDC 8343)
Mint: Susa
Obv: long-bearded bust right wearing diadem; circular border of pellets
Rev: eagle stands right; circular border of pellets; three-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ
Photo by Youssef Mishriki
- Sellwood 27.19 [1 in db]
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AE Chalkous 1.00g 11mm (PDC 12132)
Mint: Susa
Obv: long-bearded bust right wearing diadem; circular border of pellets
Rev: a caduceus; [border?]; three-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ
Find spot: Giaur-qal'a
- Sellwood 27.20 [2 in db]
- Loginov & Nikitin, Parthian Coins from Margiana (1996), no. 11 (this coin)
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AE Chalkous (PDC 28039)
Mint: Susa
Obv: long-bearded bust right wearing diadem; circular border of pellets
Rev: lion head right; [border?]; three-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ
- Sellwood 27.21 [0 in db]
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AE Chalkous (PDC 28040)
Mint: Susa
Obv: long-bearded bust right wearing diadem; circular border of pellets
Rev: a thunderbolt; [border?]; three-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ
- Sellwood 27.22 [0 in db]
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AE Chalkous (PDC 28041)
Mint: Susa
Obv: long-bearded bust right wearing diadem; circular border of pellets
Rev: bunch of grapes; [border?]; three-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ
- Sellwood 27.23 [0 in db]
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AE Chalkous (PDC 28042)
Mint: Susa
Obv: long-bearded bust right wearing diadem; circular border of pellets
Rev: bow in case; [border?]; three-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ
- Sellwood 27.24 [0 in db]
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AE Chalkous (PDC 47318)
Mint: Susa
Obv: long-bearded bust right wearing diadem; circular border of pellets
Rev: elephant head right; [border?]; three-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ
- Sellwood 27.25 [0 in db]
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AE Chalkous (PDC 28043)
Mint: Susa
Obv: long-bearded bust right wearing diadem; circular border of pellets
Rev: a corn grain; [border?]; three-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ
- Sellwood 27.26 [0 in db]
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AE Chalkous (PDC 28044)
Mint: Susa
Obv: long-bearded bust right wearing diadem; circular border of pellets
Rev: Apollo seated right on omphalos; [border?]; three-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ
- Sellwood 27.27 [0 in db]
PDC 20201 Mithradates II (123-88 B.C.)
AE Hemichalkous 11mm (PDC 20201)
Mint: Rhagae
Obv: long-bearded bust left wearing diadem; behind bust, Greek letters MI above monogram [~~]; circular border of pellets
Rev: Nike walking right on omphalos; [border?]; five-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ
Previous collection: Lincoln
Photo from Catalogue of the Coins of Parthia (BMC Parthia, 1903)
- Sellwood 27.28 [1 in db]
- BMC Parthia, p. 32, 81; plate 7, no. 9 (Mithradates II) (this coin)

Sellwood Type 28

Type 28 drachms are principally identified by the obverse tiara and torque designs. There is normally a griffin-ended torque on S28.1, 28.6 and 28.7 while others have a single or double pellet. The tiara usually has a six-pointed star on S28.1 through 28.4, but eight points on S28.5 through 28.7. However, there are several variants of these design elements.

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AR Drachm 4.26g (PDC 2763)
Mint: Rhagae
Obv: long-bearded bust left wearing tiara (T28i) with anchor instead of star, no circle design below diadem; griffin-ended torque; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; no border; five-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥ
- Sellwood 28 type variant (anchor tiara) [1 in db]
- Shore 101 (this coin)
- CNG 36 (5-6 Dec 1995), lot 101 (this coin)
PDC 23017 Mithradates II (123-88 B.C.)
AR Drachm (PDC 23017)
Mint?
Obv: long-bearded bust left wearing tiara (T28i) with eight-point star, no circle design below diadem; griffin-ended(?) torque; circular border of pellets, crude design
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; no border; five-line Greek inscription
Note: Obverse die match with two coins in Assar collection
Photo by Michael Levitsky
- Sellwood 28 type variant (Eastern imitation) [2 in db]
PDC 31325 Mithradates II (123-88 B.C.)
AR Drachm 4.14g 20mm 1h (PDC 31325)
Mint?
Obv: long-bearded bust left wearing tiara with two rows of large pearls, eight-point star; griffin-ended torque; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; no border; five-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 28 type variant (large pellet tiara) [3 in db]
- CNG E-Auction 124 (12 Oct 2005), lot 120 (this coin)
- ANS cf. 1944.100.82463
PDC 1102 Mithradates II (123-88 B.C.)
AR Drachm 4.17g (PDC 1102)
Mint?
Obv: long-bearded bust left wearing tiara (Lockett 3264 type) with eight-point star; griffin-ended torque; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; no border; five-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 28 type variant (Lockett 3264 tiara) [3 in db]
- CNG eBay Product ID: 714513 (Aug 1999) (this coin)
- Shore 96
PDC 6907 Mithradates II (123-88 B.C.)
AR Drachm 4.13g (PDC 6907)
Mint?
Obv: long-bearded bust left wearing tiara (Senior 5452 type) with eight-point star; griffin-ended torque; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; no border; five-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ
Previous collection: R.C. Senior
Current collection: Ashmolean Museum, Senior 5452
Photo by Chris Hopkins
- Sellwood 28 type variant (Senior 5452 tiara) [1 in db]
PDC 30569 Mithradates II (123-88 B.C.)
AR Drachm 4.12g 1h (PDC 30569)
Mint: Rhagae
Obv: long-bearded bust left wearing tiara (T28i) with six-point star, no circle design below diadem; griffin-ended torque; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; no border; five-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 28.1 [61 in db]
- CNG 70 (21 Sep 2005), lot 436 (this coin)
- Shore 94
PDC 6911 Mithradates II (123-88 B.C.)
AR Drachm 4.17g (PDC 6911)
Mint: Rhagae
Obv: long-bearded bust left wearing tiara (T28i) with six-point star; one circle design below diadem; griffin-ended torque; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; no border; five-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ
Previous collection: R.C. Senior
Current collection: Ashmolean Museum, Senior 5457
Photo by Chris Hopkins
- Sellwood 28.1 variant (one circle design on tiara below diadem) [109 in db]
PDC 6906 Mithradates II (123-88 B.C.)
AR Drachm 4.18g (PDC 6906)
Mint?
Obv: long-bearded bust left wearing tiara (T28i) with eight-point star, no circle design below diadem; griffin-ended torque; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; no border; five-line Greek inscription with guide lines = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ
Note: [drawing of tiara]; rosette an [....?]; Note guide lines in legend.
Find spot: 1996 hoard
Previous collection: R.C. Senior
Current collection: Ashmolean Museum, Senior 5451
Photo by Chris Hopkins
- Sellwood 28.1 variant (rev guide lines, 8-point star) [1 in db]
PDC 6910 Mithradates II (123-88 B.C.)
AR Drachm 4.14g (PDC 6910)
Mint: Rhagae
Obv: long-bearded bust left wearing tiara (similar to T28i) with six-point star, no circle design below diadem; griffin-ended torque; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; no border; five-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ
Find spot: 1996 hoard
Previous collection: R.C. Senior
Current collection: Ashmolean Museum, Senior 5456
Photo by Chris Hopkins
- Sellwood 28.1 variant (tiara design) [2 in db]
PDC 42779 Mithradates II (123-88 B.C.)
AR Drachm 4.20g (PDC 42779)
Mint: Rhagae
Obv: long-bearded bust left wearing tiara (T28i) with six-point star; two circle designs below diadem; griffin-ended torque; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; no border; five-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ
Photo by Jean Elsen s.a.
- Sellwood 28.1 variant (two circle designs on tiara below diadem) [13 in db]
- Elsen List 239 (Jan-Mar 2007), lot 137 (this coin)
- Elsen List 246, lot 81 (this coin)
- Shore 94
PDC 20780 Mithradates II (123-88 B.C.)
AR Drachm 4.03g (PDC 20780)
Mint: Ecbatana
Obv: long-bearded bust left wearing tiara (T28ii) with six-point star; torque end single or double pellet; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; no border; five-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ
Photo by Dr. Busso Peus Nachf.
- Sellwood 28.2 [63 in db]
- Peus 376 (Oct 2003), Lot 630 (this coin)
- Shore 96
PDC 333 Mithradates II (123-88 B.C.)
AR Drachm 3.9g 20mm (PDC 333)
Mint: Ecbatana
Obv: long-bearded bust left wearing tiara (T28iii) with six-point star; torque end single or double pellet; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; no border; five-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ
Previous collection: D. Hendy
Photo by Mike R. Vosper
- Sellwood 28.3 [179 in db]
PDC 24815 Mithradates II (123-88 B.C.)
AR Drachm 3.99g 20mm (PDC 24815)
Mint?
Obv: long-bearded bust left wearing tiara (T28iii) with six-point star; griffin-ended torque; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; no border; five-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ
Previous collection: Bellaria
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 28.3 variant (griffin-ended torque) [3 in db]
- CNG E-Auction 90 (26 May 2004), lot 28 (this coin)
- BMC Parthia p.34, 106
- Giessener Münzhandlung 22 (25-26 May 1982), lot 151 (this coin)
- Shore 97
PDC 35307 Mithradates II (123-88 B.C.)
AR Drachm 4.12g 21mm 12h (PDC 35307)
Mint?
Obv: long-bearded bust left wearing tiara (T28iii) with seven-point star; torque end single or double pellet; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; no border; five-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ
Photo by Compagnie Général de Bourse
- Sellwood 28.3 variant (tiara 7-point star) [3 in db]
- CGB VSO 26 (22 Jun 2006), lot 102 (this coin)
PDC 4252 Mithradates II (123-88 B.C.)
AR Drachm 3.770g 22mm 12h (PDC 4252)
Mint: Ecbatana
Obv: long-bearded bust left wearing tiara (T28iii) with eight-point star; torque end single or double pellet; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; no border; five-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ
Current collection: American Numismatic Society, 1925.14.27
Photo by Chris Hopkins
- Sellwood 28.3 variant (tiara 8-point star) [4 in db]
PDC 27320 Mithradates II (123-88 B.C.)
AR Drachm 3.7803g 21mm 12h (PDC 27320)
Mint?
Obv: long-bearded bust left wearing tiara (T28iii) with eight-point star; griffin-ended torque; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; no border; five-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ
Photo by Bob Rives
- Sellwood 28.3 variant (tiara 8-point star, griffin-ended torque) [6 in db]
PDC 553 Mithradates II (123-88 B.C.)
AR Drachm 3.840g (PDC 553)
Mint?
Obv: long-bearded bust left wearing tiara (T28iii) with eight-point star; torque end single or double pellet; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; no border; misspelled ΝΕΓΑΛΟΥ in five-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΝΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ
Current collection: Smithsonian, 1979.1216.0039
Photo by Smithsonian Institution
- Sellwood 28.3 variant (tiara 8-point star; legend has ΝΕΓΛΟΥ) [2 in db]
PDC 22083 Mithradates II (123-88 B.C.)
AR Drachm (PDC 22083)
Mint: Ecbatana
Obv: long-bearded bust left wearing tiara (T28iv) with six-point star; torque end single or double peller; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; no border; five-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ
Photo by Auktionshaus H.D. Rauch GMBH
- Sellwood 28.4 [17 in db]
- Rauch 7th Coin Mail Bid Sale (23 Jan 2004), lot 1069 (this coin)
PDC 4278 Mithradates II (123-88 B.C.)
AR Drachm 3.870g 20mm 11h (PDC 4278)
Mint: Ecbatana
Obv: long-bearded bust left wearing tiara (T28v) with eight-point star; torque end single or double pellet; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; no border; five-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ
Current collection: American Numismatic Society, 1923.150.397
Photo by Chris Hopkins
- Sellwood 28.5 [45 in db]
PDC 12903 Mithradates II (123-88 B.C.)
AR Drachm (PDC 12903)
Mint?
Obv: long-bearded bust left wearing tiara (T28v) with eight-point star; griffin-ended torque; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; no border; five-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ
Note: Overstrike
Photo by Najaf Coins & Collectibles
- Sellwood 28.5 variant (griffin-ended torque) [1 in db]
PDC 42902 Mithradates II (123-88 B.C.)
AR Drachm 4.21g 12h (PDC 42902)
Mint: Rhagae
Obv: long-bearded bust left wearing tiara (T28vi) with eight-point star; griffin-ended torque; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; no border; five-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 28.6 [48 in db]
- CNG 75 (23 May 2007), lot 585 (this coin)
- Shore not listed
PDC 31744 Mithradates II (123-88 B.C.)
AR Drachm 4.17g 21mm 12h (PDC 31744)
Mint?
Obv: long-bearded bust left wearing tiara (T28vi) with seven-point star; griffin-ended torque; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; no border; five-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 28.6 variant (tiara 7-point star) [4 in db]
- CNG E-Auction 126 (9 Nov 2005), lot 104 (this coin)
PDC 4133 Mithradates II (123-88 B.C.)
AR Drachm 4.230g 21mm 1h (PDC 4133)
Mint: Rhagae
Obv: long-bearded bust left wearing tiara (T28vi) with eight-point star and extra row of pearls; griffin-ended torque; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; no border; five-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ
Find spot: Media 1923|IGCH.1813
Current collection: American Numismatic Society, 1944.100.82478
Photo by Chris Hopkins
- Sellwood 28.6 variant (tiara extra row of pearls) [1 in db]
PDC 6912 Mithradates II (123-88 B.C.)
AR Drachm 4.14g (PDC 6912)
Mint?
Obv: long-bearded bust left wearing tiara (like T34ii) with fleur-de-lys with eight-point star; griffin-ended torque; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; no border; five-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ
Previous collection: R.C. Senior
Current collection: Ashmolean Museum, Senior 5458
Photo by Chris Hopkins
- Sellwood 28.6 variant (tiara fleur-de-lys) [1 in db]
PDC 31742 Mithradates II (123-88 B.C.)
AR Drachm 4.17g 21mm 1h (PDC 31742)
Mint?
Obv: long-bearded bust left wearing tiara (like T28vi) with small eight-point star, extra row of pearls; griffin-ended torque; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; no border; five-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 28.6 variant (tiara small star, extra row of pearls) [2 in db]
- CNG E-Auction 126 (9 Nov 2005), lot 102 (this coin)
PDC 39564 Mithradates II (123-88 B.C.)
AR Drachm 3.95g (PDC 39564)
Mint: Rhagae
Obv: long-bearded bust left wearing tiara (T28vii) with eight-point star; griffin-ended torque; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; no border; five-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ
Previous collection: Robert Gonnella
Photo by Dr. Busso Peus Nachf.
- Sellwood 28.7 [85 in db]
- Peus 388 (1 Nov 2006), lot 363 (this coin)
- Hirsch 178 (1993), lot 500 (this coin)
- Sammlung Gonnella: Münzen Der Arsakiden (2008), 137 (this coin)
- Shore 100
PDC 22262 Mithradates II (123-88 B.C.)
AR Drachm 4.0g 20mm 12h (PDC 22262)
Mint?
Obv: long-bearded bust left wearing tiara (T28vii) with eight-point star; pellet-ended torque; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; no border; five-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ
Photo by Haroon Tareen Collection
- Sellwood 28.7 variant (pellet-ended torque) [2 in db]
PDC 1108 Mithradates II (123-88 B.C.)
AR Drachm 4.12g (PDC 1108)
Mint?
Obv: long-bearded bust left wearing tiara (T28vii) with six-point star; griffin-ended torque; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; no border; five-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 28.7 variant (tiara 6-point star) [2 in db]
- CNG Online Coin Shop, item 713629 (Aug 1999) (this coin)
- Shore 099-100
PDC 31005 Mithradates II (123-88 B.C.)
AR Drachm (PDC 31005)
Mint?
Obv: long-bearded bust left wearing tiara (T28vii) with seven-point star; griffin-ended torque; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; no border; five-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ
Provenance: Ex Le Jeune?
Photo by Goldberg Coins & Collectibles
- Sellwood 28.7 variant (tiara 7-point star) [2 in db]
- Goldberg Coins Auction 32, Pre-Long Beach Auction 19-21 Sep 2005, Lot 3882 (this coin)
PDC 4271 Mithradates II (123-88 B.C.)
AE Tetrachalkous 3.090g 17mm 1h (PDC 4271)
Mint: Rhagae
Obv: long-bearded bust left wearing tiara (T28i) with six-point star; circular border of pellets
Rev: Pegasus flying right; no border; five-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ
Current collection: American Numismatic Society, 1944.100.82498
Photo by Chris Hopkins
- Sellwood 28.8 [29 in db]
PDC 24816 Mithradates II (123-88 B.C.)
AE Tetrachalkous 2.54g 13mm (PDC 24816)
Mint: Ecbatana
Obv: long-bearded bust left wearing tiara (T28iii) with six-point star; circular border of pellets
Rev: Pegasus flying right; no border; five-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ
Previous collection: Bellaria
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 28.9 [11 in db]
- CNG E-Auction 90 (26 May 2004), lot 29 (this coin)
- BMC Parthia p.37, 132
- Shore 109
PDC 30260 Mithradates II (123-88 B.C.)
AE Tetrachalkous (PDC 30260)
Mint: Rhagae
Obv: long-bearded bust left wearing tiara (T28vi) with eight-point star; circular border of pellets
Rev: Pegasus flying right; no border; five-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ
Photo by Sina Alavi
- Sellwood 28.10 [3 in db]
PDC 6996 Mithradates II (123-88 B.C.)
AE Dichalkous 2.42g (PDC 6996)
Mint: Ecbatana
Obv: long-bearded bust left wearing tiara (T28iii) with six-point star; circular border of pellets
Rev: Nike standing right with wreath in outstretched right hand right, palm in left; no border; five-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ
Previous collection: Don. Sir E. Grant-Duff on the date 8-3-1911
Photo by Chris Hopkins
- Sellwood 28.11 [15 in db]
- BMC Parthia p.36, 121
PDC 21916 Mithradates II (123-88 B.C.)
AE Dichalkous (PDC 21916)
Mint: Rhagae
Obv: long-bearded bust left wearing tiara (T28i) with six-point star; circular border of pellets
Rev: Nike standing right with wreath in outstretched right hand right, palm in left; no border; five-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ
Previous collection: Bellaria
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 28.11 variant (tiara i) [4 in db]
- Triton VII (12 Jan 2004), lot 1336-34 (this coin)
PDC 41713 Mithradates II (123-88 B.C.)
AE Dichalkous 1.7g 12mm (PDC 41713)
Mint: Rhagae
Obv: long-bearded bust left wearing tiara (T28vi) with eight-point star; circular border of pellets
Rev: Nike standing right with wreath in outstretched right hand right, palm in left; no border; five-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ
Provenance: ex-Gerhard Hirsch Nachfolger, Munich
Photo by Photo by Frascatius
- Sellwood 28.12 [4 in db]
Click here to help add this image Mithradates II (123-88 B.C.)
AE Dichalkous (PDC 47319)
Mint: Ecbatana
Obv: long-bearded bust left wearing tiara (T28iii?); circular border of pellets
Rev: horse head right; no border; five-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ
- Sellwood 28.13 [3 in db]
- Sellwood ICP (1980), type 28.13 (this coin)
PDC 30261 Mithradates II (123-88 B.C.)
AE Dichalkous (PDC 30261)
Mint: Rhagae
Obv: long-bearded bust left wearing tiara (T28vi?); behind bust, monogram [~~]; circular border of pellets
Rev: Nike standing right with wreath in outstretched right hand right, palm in left; no border; five-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ
Photo by Sina Alavi
- Sellwood 28.14 [2 in db]
PDC 19284 Mithradates II (123-88 B.C.)
AE Dichalkous (PDC 19284)
Mint?
Obv: long-bearded bust left wearing tiara (T28iii) with six-point star; behind bust, monogram ΕΝΡ; circular border of pellets
Rev: Nike standing right with wreath in outstretched right hand right, palm in left; no border; five-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ
Photo by Dmitry Markov Coins & Medals
- Sellwood 28.15 [3 in db]
- Markov 11 (Sep 2003), lot 146 (this coin)
- Shore cf. 108
PDC 4182 Mithradates II (123-88 B.C.)
AE Dichalkous 2.180g 16mm 12h (PDC 4182)
Mint: Ecbatana?
Obv: long-bearded bust left wearing tiara (T28iii) with six-point star; behind bust, monogram ΕΝΡ; circular border of pellets
Rev: club; no border; five-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ
Previous collection: Dr. E. Herzfeld
Current collection: American Numismatic Society, 1944.100.82509
Photo by Chris Hopkins
- Sellwood 28.16 [1 in db]
PDC 4291 Mithradates II (123-88 B.C.)
AE Dichalkous 1.860g 16mm 12h (PDC 4291)
Mint: Rhagae
Obv: long-bearded bust left wearing tiara (T28iii) with six-point star; no symbol; circular border of pellets
Rev: Pegasus flying right; no border; five-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ
Previous collection: Col. Biddulph
Current collection: American Numismatic Society, 1973.56.1585
Photo by Chris Hopkins
- Sellwood 28.17 [13 in db]
PDC 4217 Mithradates II (123-88 B.C.)
AE Chalkous 1.430g 14mm 11h (PDC 4217)
Mint: Ecbatana
Obv: long-bearded bust left wearing tiara (T28iii) with six-point star; circular border of pellets
Rev: club; no border; five-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ
Previous collection: Dr. E. Herzfeld
Current collection: American Numismatic Society, 1944.100.82510
Photo by Chris Hopkins
- Sellwood 28.18 [5 in db]
Click here to help add this image Mithradates II (123-88 B.C.)
AE Chalkous 2.09g 15mm (PDC 42593)
Mint: Ecbatana
Obv: long-bearded bust left wearing tiara (T28iii) with six-point star; circular border of pellets
Rev: spiked club; no border; five-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ
Previous collection: Shore
- Sellwood 28.19 [3 in db]
- Shore 499 (this coin)
PDC 42526 Mithradates II (123-88 B.C.)
AE Dichalkous 1.84g 15mm (PDC 42526)
Mint: Susa
Obv: long-bearded bust left wearing tiara (T28vii) with eight-point star; circular border of pellets
Rev: club; no border; five-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ
Previous collection: Garth Drewry
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 28.20 [3 in db]
- CNG E-Auction 160 (14 Mar 2007), lot 101 (this coin)
PDC 24817 Mithradates II (123-88 B.C.)
AE Chalkous 2.02g 16mm (PDC 24817)
Mint: Susa
Obv: long-bearded bust left wearing tiara (T28vii) with eight-point star; circular border of pellets
Rev: Nike standing right with wreath in outstretched right hand right, palm in left; no border; five-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ
Previous collection: Bellaria; Fred B. Shore
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 28.21 [7 in db]
- CNG E-Auction 90 (26 May 2004), lot 30 (this coin)
- BMC Parthia p.36, 121
- CNG 36 (5-6 Dec 1995), lot 108 (this coin)
- Shore 108 corrigendum (this coin)
PDC 12839 Mithradates II (123-88 B.C.)
AE Chalkous (PDC 12839)
Mint: Susa
Obv: long-bearded bust left wearing tiara (T28vii) with eight-point star; circular border of pellets
Rev: Artemis standing right, holding bow; no border; five-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ
Photo by Youssef Mishriki
- Sellwood 28.22 [1 in db]
Click here to help add this image Mithradates II (123-88 B.C.)
AE Chalkous (PDC 28048)
Mint: Susa
Obv: long-bearded bust left wearing tiara (T28vii) with eight-point star; circular border of pellets
Rev: sword in scabbard; no border; five-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ
- Sellwood 28.23 [0 in db]

Sellwood Type 29

PDC 27554 Mithradates II (123-88 B.C.)
AR Drachm 4.07g 21mm 1h (PDC 27554)
Mint: Ecbatana
Obv: long-bearded bust left wearing tiara (T29i); single or double pellet-ended torque; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; no border; six-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙ−ΛΕΩΝ ΑΡ−ΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΚΑΙ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝ
Note: single pellet end of torque
Photo by Brad Nelson
- Sellwood 29.1 [54 in db]
- BMC Parthia not listed
- de Morgan pl.VII, 12 (Mithradates II)
- Mitchiner ACW 533 (Sinatrukes)
- Shore 102 (same obverse die)
PDC 22698 Mithradates II (123-88 B.C.)
AR Drachm 3.97g (PDC 22698)
Mint: Eastern?
Obv: long-bearded bust left wearing tiara (T29i); griffin-ended torque; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; no border; six-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ
Photo by Gorny & Mosch Giessener Münzenhandlung
- Sellwood 29.1 variant (griffin-ended torque) [1 in db]
- Gorny & Mosch Auktion 130, lot 1372 (this coin)
- Peus 344 (1992), lot 569 (this coin)
PDC 18113 Mithradates II (123-88 B.C.)
AR Drachm 4.0g (PDC 18113)
Mint?
Obv: long-bearded bust left wearing tiara (T29i) with eight-point star; griffin-ended torque; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; no border; six-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΚΑΙ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝ
Photo by S.P.Q.R (Angel Borisov)
- Sellwood 29.1 variant (griffin-ended torque, 8-point star) [2 in db]
PDC 6914 Mithradates II (123-88 B.C.)
AR Drachm 3.64g (PDC 6914)
Mint?
Obv: long-bearded bust left wearing tiara (T29i) with eight-point star; griffin-ended torque; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; no border; sigmas are square in six-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΚΑΙ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝ
Note: Square Sigma as in Nisa?
Previous collection: R.C. Senior
Current collection: Ashmolean Museum, Senior 5460
Photo by Chris Hopkins
- Sellwood 29.1 variant (griffin-ended torque, 8-point star, square Σ) [5 in db]
PDC 39567 Mithradates II (123-88 B.C.)
AR Drachm 4.00g (PDC 39567)
Mint: Eastern mint?
Obv: long-bearded bust left wearing tiara (T29i) with eight-point star; single or double pellet-ended torque; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; no border; six-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΚΑΙ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝ
Previous collection: Robert Gonnella
Photo by Dr. Busso Peus Nachf.
- Sellwood 29.1 variant (tiara 8-point star) [4 in db]
- Peus 388 (1 Nov 2006), lot 366 (this coin)
- Sammlung Gonnella: Münzen Der Arsakiden (2008), 146 (this coin)
- Shore 102
- Triton XIII (5 Jan 2010), lot 588 (this coin)
PDC 6913 Mithradates II (123-88 B.C.)
AR Drachm 4.23g (PDC 6913)
Mint: Rhagae
Obv: long-bearded bust left wearing tiara (T29ii); single or double pellet-ended torque; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; no border; six-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΚΑΙ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝ
Previous collection: R.C. Senior
Current collection: Ashmolean Museum, Senior 5459
Photo by Chris Hopkins
- Sellwood 29.2 [32 in db]
PDC 46584 Mithradates II (123-88 B.C.)
AR Drachm 4.12g (PDC 46584)
Mint?
Obv: long-bearded bust left wearing tiara (like T28iv) with four rows of pearls, star with eight points; single pellet-ended torque; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; no border; six-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΚΑΙ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝ
Previous collection: R. Sussmeyer
Photo by Jean Elsen s.a.
- Sellwood 29.2 variant (tiara 4 rows pearls only, 8-point star) [2 in db]
- Elsen 93 (15 Sep 2007), lot 474 (this coin)
- CNG 36 (Dec 1995), lot 106 (this coin)
- Shore 106 (this coin)
PDC 5612 Mithradates II (123-88 B.C.)
AR Drachm 4.10g (PDC 5612)
Mint: obv: Rhagae, rev: Eastern?
Obv: long-bearded bust left wearing tiara (T29ii) with eight-point star; single or double pellet-ended torque; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; no border; six-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΚΑΙ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝ
Photo by Malter Galleries
- Sellwood 29.2 variant (tiara 8-point star) [3 in db]
PDC 31328 Mithradates II (123-88 B.C.)
AR Drachm 4.21g 20mm 1h (PDC 31328)
Mint?
Obv: long-bearded bust left wearing tiara (T28v) with seven-point star; single or double pellet-ended torque; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; no border; six-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΚΑΙ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝ
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 29.2 variant (tiara T28v, 7-point star) [2 in db]
- CNG E-Auction 124 (12 Oct 2005), lot 123 (this coin)
- Shore 104
PDC 25601 Mithradates II (123-88 B.C.)
AR Drachm (PDC 25601)
Mint: Rhagae
Obv: long-bearded bust left wearing tiara (T29ii) with extra row of pearls; single or double pellet-ended torque; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; no border; six-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΚΑΙ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝ
Photo by an anonymous collector
- Sellwood 29.2 variant (tiara with extra row of pearls) [2 in db]
PDC 22274 Mithradates II (123-88 B.C.)
AR Drachm 4.09g 20mm (PDC 22274)
Mint: Rhagae
Obv: long-bearded bust left wearing tiara (T29ii); griffin-ended torque; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; no border; six-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΚΑΙ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝ
Photo by Amphora Coins
- Sellwood 29.3 [10 in db]
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AR Drachm 3.40g 12h (PDC 21074)
Mint?
Obv: long-bearded bust left wearing tiara (T29ii) with six-point star; griffin-ended torque; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; no border; six-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΚΑΙ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝ
Current collection: Museum of Yerevan, 19798/34; 17349/34
Photo from Mousheghian, Moneta 17
- Sellwood 29.3 variant (tiara 6-point star) [1 in db]
- Mousheghian, Moneta 17, pl.3, 35 (this coin)

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