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Mithradates III (c. 57 - 54 B.C.)

ΜΙΘΡΑΔΑΤΗΣ

Son of Phraates III. Fought civil war with his brother, Orodes II. Defeated by most famous Parthian general, Suren, at Seleucia and immediately murdered. See the genealogy chart.

A. B. Nikitin maintains that most coins of Mithradates III were actually minted during the lifetime of his father Phraates III which, Nikitin postulates, was a regular practice among the Arsacids.1

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Notes:
1. Nikitin, "Early Parthian Coins of Margiana," 1998

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Coins in the name of Arsaces attributed to Mithradates III

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 40

Type 40 bronzes range from 1.38 to 4.40 grams and from 12 to 20 millimeters.
     Dichalkoi are 1.38 to 2.22 grams, or 11 to 16 mm
     Tetrachalkoi are 2.17 to 3.83 grams, or 13 to 18 mm

PDC 767 Mithradates III (57-54 B.C.)
AR Drachm 4.08g (PDC 767)
Mint: Ecbatana
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing double-banded diadem and segmented necklet with medallion; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; below bow, monogram [~]; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΘΕΟΥ ΕΥΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Photo by Auktionshaus H.D. Rauch GMBH
- Sellwood 40.1 [6 in db]
- Rauch Auction (1999), lot 67 (this coin)
PDC 39620 Mithradates III (57-54 B.C.)
AR Drachm 3.42g (PDC 39620)
Mint: Ecbatana
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing double-banded diadem and segmented necklet with medallion; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; behind archer's head, B; above throne back, T; below bow, monogram [~]; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΘΕΟΥ ΕΥΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Previous collection: Robert Gonnella
Photo by Dr. Busso Peus Nachf.
- Sellwood 40.2 [37 in db]
- Peus 388 (1 Nov 2006), lot 425 (this coin)
- Sammlung Gonnella: Münzen Der Arsakiden (2008), 233 (this coin)
- Shore 189
PDC 47606 Mithradates III (57-54 B.C.)
AR Drachm 3.64g 16x21mm 12h (PDC 47606)
Mint: Ecbatana
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing double-banded diadem and segmented necklet with medallion; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; behind archer's head, B; no T above throne back; below bow, monogram [~]; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΘΕΟΥ ΕΥΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Current collection: Anne van't Haaff, 40
Photo by Anne van't Haaff
- Sellwood 40.2 variant (no T above throne) [5 in db]
- BMC Parthia, p. 61, 1; plate 13, no. 1
- Peus 388, lot 426e (this coin)
PDC 7006 Mithradates III (57-54 B.C.)
AR Drachm 4.08g (PDC 7006)
Mint: Mithradatkart
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing double-banded diadem and segmented necklet with medallion; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; below bow, monogram [~]; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥ ΘΕΟΥ ΛΕΠΑΣ ΚΑΙ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΝΗ
Photo by Chris Hopkins
- Sellwood 40.3 [36 in db]
- BMC Parthia p.61, 6
PDC 52465 Mithradates III (57-54 B.C.)
AR Drachm (PDC 52465)
Mint: Mithradatkart
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing double-banded diadem and segmented necklet with medallion; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; below bow, monogram [~]; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΘΕΟΥ ΕΥΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ ΚΑΙ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Photo by Gorny & Mosch Giessener Münzenhandlung
- Sellwood 40.3 variant (legend iii) [1 in db]
PDC 4428 Mithradates III (57-54 B.C.)
AR Drachm 4.040g 22mm 1h (PDC 4428)
Mint: Aria
Struck BC 57-BC 38
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing double-banded diadem and segmented necklet with medallion; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; below bow, monogram [~]; no border; seven-line Greek inscription
Previous collection: Col. Biddulph
Current collection: American Numismatic Society, 1944.100.82675
Photo by Chris Hopkins
- Sellwood 40.4 [13 in db]
PDC 59755 Mithradates III (57-54 B.C.)
AR Drachm 4.12g 1h (PDC 59755)
Mint: Court at Mithradatkart
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing double-banded diadem and segmented necklet with medallion; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; above bow Greek letter Φ; below bow, monogram [~]; no border; seven-line Greek inscription
Previous collection: Todd A. Ballen; Dr. Robert Gonnella
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 40.4 variant (Φ above bow) [1 in db]
- Triton XIII (5 Jan 2010), lot 628 (this coin)
- Lanz 64 (1993), lot 317 (this coin)
- Peus 388 (1 Nov 2006), lot 428 (this coin)
- Sammlung Gonnella: Münzen Der Arsakiden (2008), 237 (this coin)
- Shore 192
PDC 6938 Mithradates III (57-54 B.C.)
AR Drachm 3.99g (PDC 6938)
Mint: Rhagae
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing double-banded diadem and segmented necklet with medallion; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; above bow, monogram [~]; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΘΕΟΥ ΕΥΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ ΚΑΙ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Previous collection: R.C. Senior
Current collection: Ashmolean Museum, Senior 5483
Photo by Chris Hopkins
- Sellwood 40.5 [23 in db]
PDC 29021 Mithradates III (57-54 B.C.)
AR Drachm 3.90g (PDC 29021)
Mint: Rhagae
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing double-banded diadem and segmented necklet with medallion; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; above bow, monogram [~]; no border; no ΚΑΙ in seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΘΕΟΥ ΕΥΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Photo by Pegasi Numismatics
- Sellwood 40.5 variant (no ΚΑΙ in legend) [1 in db]
- Shore 196
PDC 34112 Mithradates III (57-54 B.C.)
AR Drachm 3.5g 21mm (PDC 34112)
Mint: Rhagae
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing double-banded diadem and segmented necklet with medallion; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; below bow, monogram [~]; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΘΕΟΥ ΕΥΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ ΚΑΙ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Photo by Windsor Antiquities (Morris Khouli)
- Sellwood 40.6 [2 in db]
PDC 21569 Mithradates III (57-54 B.C.)
AR Drachm 4.09g (PDC 21569)
Mint: Rhagae
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing double-banded diadem and segmented necklet with medallion; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; below bow, monogram [~]; no border; no ΚΑΙ in seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΘΕΟΥ ΕΥΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Previous collection: Bellaria
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 40.6 variant (no ΚΑΙ in legend) [4 in db]
- Triton VII (12 Jan 2004), lot 444 (this coin)
- BMC Parthia p.62, 9 variant (legend)
- Mitchiner ACW not listed
- Peus 337 (3-9 Nov 1993), lot 204 (this coin)
- Shore not listed
Click here to help add this image Mithradates III (57-54 B.C.)
AR Drachm (PDC 28096)
Mint: Court at Rhagae
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing double-banded diadem and segmented necklet with medallion; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; below bow, monogram [~]; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΘΕΟΥ ΕΥΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ ΚΑΙ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
- Sellwood 40.7 [0 in db]
PDC 15122 Mithradates III (57-54 B.C.)
AR Drachm 4.13g (PDC 15122)
Mint: Kangavar
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing double-banded diadem and segmented necklet with medallion; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; below bow, Greek letter Κ; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΘΕΟΥ ΕΥΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Photo by Dr. Busso Peus Nachf.
- Sellwood 40.8 [7 in db]
- Peus 372 (Oct 2002), Lot 636 (this coin)
- Shore 197
PDC 23576 Mithradates III (57-54 B.C.)
AR Drachm 4.08g (PDC 23576)
Mint: Kangavar
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing double-banded diadem and segmented necklet with medallion; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; below bow, monogram [~]; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΘΕΟΥ ΕΥΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Current collection: David Sellwood, 2316 (Tray 11)
Photo by Chris Hopkins
- Sellwood 40.9 [9 in db]
PDC 20272 Mithradates III (57-54 B.C.)
AR Drachm 3.84g (PDC 20272)
Mint: Laodicea
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing double-banded diadem and segmented necklet with medallion; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; below bow, Greek letter Λ; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΘΕΟΥ ΕΥΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Photo from Catalogue of the Coins of Parthia (BMC Parthia, 1903)
- Sellwood 40.10 [1 in db]
- BMC Parthia, p. 61, 5; plate 13, no. 2 (Mithradates III) (this coin)
Click here to help add this image Mithradates III (57-54 B.C.)
AR Drachm (PDC 28097)
Mint: Laodicea
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing double-banded diadem and segmented necklet with medallion; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; below bow, monogram [~]; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΘΕΟΥ ΕΥΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
- Sellwood 40.11 [0 in db]
Click here to help add this image Mithradates III (57-54 B.C.)
AR Drachm (PDC 31916)
Mint: Nisa
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing double-banded diadem and segmented necklet with medallion; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; below bow, Greek letters ΝΙ; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΘΕΟΥ ΕΥΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ ΚΑΙ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
- Sellwood 40.12 [1 in db]
- Sellwood, Drachms of the Parthian Dark Age (JRAS, 1976), pl. 3, 73 (this coin)
PDC 4333 Mithradates III (57-54 B.C.)
AR Drachm 3.940g 20mm 12h (PDC 4333)
Mint: Nisa
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing double-banded diadem and segmented necklet with medallion; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; below bow, Greek letters ΝΙ; no border; ΘΕΟΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ in 6th line of seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΘΕΟΥ ΘΕΟΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ Ι ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Previous collection: Col. Biddulph
Current collection: American Numismatic Society, 1944.100.82634
Photo by Chris Hopkins
- Sellwood 40.12 variant (legend ΘΕΟΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ) [1 in db]
PDC 24617 Mithradates III (57-54 B.C.)
AR Drachm 4.12g (PDC 24617)
Mint: Nisa
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing double-banded diadem and segmented necklet with medallion; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; above bow, Greek letters ΝΙ; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΘΕΟΥ ΕΥΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ ΚΑΙ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Previous collection: Bellaria
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 40.12 variant (ΝΙ above bow) [2 in db]
- CNG 66 (19 May 2004), lot 789 (this coin)
- BMC Parthia not listed
- Mitchiner ACW cf. 557 (Mithradates III)
- Peus 334 (4 Nov 1992), lot 585 (this coin)
- Shore 198 (Mithradates III)
PDC 32449 Mithradates III (57-54 B.C.)
AR Drachm 4.16g (PDC 32449)
Mint: Margiane
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing double-banded diadem and segmented necklet with medallion; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; below bow, Greek letter Μ; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ ΘΕΟΥ ΕΥΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ
Photo by Gemini Auctions
- Sellwood 40.13 [4 in db]
- Gemini 2 (Jan 2006), lot 155 (this coin)
PDC 15932 Mithradates III (57-54 B.C.)
AR Drachm (PDC 15932)
Mint?
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing double-banded diadem and segmented necklet with medallion; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; below bow, Greek letter Μ; no border; corrupt seven-line Greek inscription
Note: 2 coins
Photo by Bob Rives
- Sellwood 40.13 variant (corrupt legend) [1 in db]
- Shore 199 variant (legend)
PDC 4341 Mithradates III (57-54 B.C.)
AR Drachm 4.080g 20mm (PDC 4341)
Mint: Traxiane
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing double-banded diadem and segmented necklet with medallion; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; below bow, Greek letter Τ; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ ΘΕΟΥ ΕΥΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ
Previous collection: Petrowicz coll.
Current collection: American Numismatic Society, 1944.100.82631
Photo by Chris Hopkins
- Sellwood 40.14 [1 in db]
PDC 4352 Mithradates III (57-54 B.C.)
AR Drachm 3.960g 21mm 12h (PDC 4352)
Mint: Aria
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing double-banded diadem and segmented necklet with medallion; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; below bow, Greek letter Α; no border; seven-line Greek inscription
Current collection: American Numismatic Society, 1944.100.82635
Photo by Chris Hopkins
- Sellwood 40.15 [3 in db]
Click here to help add this image Mithradates III (57-54 B.C.)
AR Drachm (PDC 31942)
Mint: Susa
Dated 282 ΒΠΣ (BC 31-BC 30)
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing double-banded diadem and segmented necklet with medallion; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; below bow, Greek letters ΒΠΣ; no border; eight-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΣΑΥΠΟΠ [Α]ΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΛΣΛΥ ΟΣΝΥ ΘΕΟΥ ΕΠΑΤΟΡΟΥ ΚΑΙ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗ
- Sellwood 40.16 [2 in db]
- Sellwood, Drachms of the Parthian Dark Age (JRAS, 1976), pl. 4, 99 (this coin)
PDC 23577 Mithradates III (57-54 B.C.)
AR Drachm 4.00g (PDC 23577)
Mint: Susa
Dated 286 ϚΠΣ (BC 27-BC 26)
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing double-banded diadem and spiral torque; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; below bow, Greek letters ϚΠΣ; no border; eight-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΣΑΥΠΟΠ [Α]ΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΛΣΛΥ ΟΣΝΥ ΘΕΟΥ ΕΠΑΤΟΡΟΥ ΚΑΙ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗ
Current collection: David Sellwood, 2258 (Tray 11)
Photo by Chris Hopkins
- Sellwood 40.16 variant (spiral torque; ϚΠΣ) [1 in db]
PDC 21906 Mithradates III (57-54 B.C.)
AE Tetrachalkous (PDC 21906)
Mint: Ecbatana
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing double-banded diadem and segmented necklet with medallion; circular border of pellets
Rev: horse standing right; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΘΕΟΥ ΕΥΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Previous collection: Bellaria
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 40.17 [16 in db]
- Triton VII (12 Jan 2004), lot 1336-24 (this coin)
PDC 32569 Mithradates III (57-54 B.C.)
AE Tetrachalkous 18mm (PDC 32569)
Mint: Mithradatkart
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing double-banded diadem and segmented necklet with medallion; circular border of pellets
Rev: elephant standing right, below trunk monogram [~]; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΘΕΟΥ ΕΥΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ ΚΑΙ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Photo by eBay seller Coinsold (Geoff Smith)
- Sellwood 40.18 [1 in db]
PDC 27806 Mithradates III (57-54 B.C.)
AE Dichalkous 2.2g 14mm (PDC 27806)
Mint: Ecbatana
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing double-banded diadem and segmented necklet with medallion; circular border of pellets
Rev: horse head right; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΘΕΟΥ ΕΥΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Photo by Canmoose Coins
- Sellwood 40.19 [11 in db]
PDC 39980 Mithradates III (57-54 B.C.)
AE Dichalkous 1.37g (PDC 39980)
Mint: Ecbatana
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing double-banded diadem and segmented necklet with medallion; circular border of pellets
Rev: horse head right, monogram [~] above left; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΘΕΟΥ ΕΥΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Previous collection: Robert Gonnella
Photo by Dr. Busso Peus Nachf.
- Sellwood 40.19 variant (monogram) [1 in db]
- Peus 388 (1 Nov 2006), lot 424h (this coin)
- Sammlung Gonnella: Münzen Der Arsakiden (2008), 244 (this coin)
PDC 20274 Mithradates III (57-54 B.C.)
AE Dichalkous 14mm (PDC 20274)
Mint: Margiane
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing double-banded diadem and segmented necklet with medallion; circular border of pellets
Rev: head of bull facing, at right Greek letter Μ; no border; corrupt seven-line Greek inscription
Photo from Catalogue of the Coins of Parthia (BMC Parthia, 1903)
- Sellwood 40.20 [2 in db]
- BMC Parthia, p. 63, 16; plate 13, no. 4 (Mithradates III) (this coin)
 

Sellwood Type 41

Sellwood type 41 tetradrachms are known only from the reconstruction of overstrikes where the overtype is always the type 45 tetradrachm of Orodes II. See H. Dressel, Zeitschrift für Numismatik 33 "Ein tetradrachmon des Arsakiden Mithradates III", pp. 156-177.

Type 41 bronzes range from 1.31 to 4.60 grams and from 12 to 20 millimeters.
     Chalkoi are 1.31 to 1.51 grams, or 12 to 13 mm
     Dichalkoi are 1.4 to 2.66 grams, or 13 to 15 mm
     Tetrachalkoi are 2.39 to 4.60 grams, or 15 to 20 mm

Click here to help add this image Mithradates III (57-54 B.C.)
AR Tetradrachm (PDC 28098)
Mint: Seleucia on the Tigris
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem and hair covering ears; circular border of pellets
Rev: king enthroned right holding bow, above which a flying Nike holds a wreath; no border; five-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΤΟΥΕΠΙΚΑΛΟΥΜΕΝΟΥ ΜΙΘΡΑΔΑΤΟΥ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
- Sellwood 41.1 [0 in db]
PDC 9265 Mithradates III (57-54 B.C.)
AR Tetradrachm 15.03g (PDC 9265)
Mint: Seleucia on the Tigris
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem and hair covering ears; circular border of pellets [overstruck with S45 of Orodes II]
Rev: king enthroned right holding bow, above which a flying Nike holds a wreath; no border; [overstruck with S45 of Orodes II]; five-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΤΟΥΕΠΙΚΑΛΟΥΜΕΝΟΥ ΜΙΘΡΑΔΑΤΟΥ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Note: Overstruck by Orodes II; Petrowicz Cond/Rarity: C2-3, RR
Previous collection: Petrowicz
Current collection: Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna, plaster cast on glass plate for Samm. Petrowicz (1904)
Photo by Chris Hopkins
- Sellwood 41.1 variant (overstruck by Orodes II) [2 in db]
- Samm. Petrowicz pl. IX-1 (this coin)
- Petrowicz p.56,1; pl.IX-1 (this coin)
PDC 6511 Mithradates III (57-54 B.C.)
AR Drachm 3.67g 19mm (PDC 6511)
Mint: Ecbatana
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing double-banded diadem and segmented necklet with medallion; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; below bow, monogram [~]; no border; eight-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΘΕΟΥ ΕΥΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Current collection: Bibliothèque nationale, Paris, nc 447
Photo by Chris Hopkins
- Sellwood 41.2 [6 in db]
- BMC Parthia ?
Click here to help add this image Mithradates III (57-54 B.C.)
AR Drachm (PDC 31936)
Mint: Ecbatana
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing double-banded diadem and segmented necklet with medallion; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; below bow, monogram Α; no border; eight-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΘΕΟΥ ΕΥΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
- Sellwood 41.2 variant (monogram Α) [1 in db]
- Sellwood, Drachms of the Parthian Dark Age (JRAS, 1976), pl. 4, 93 (this coin)
PDC 19582 Mithradates III (57-54 B.C.)
AR Drachm 4.01g 20mm (PDC 19582)
Mint: Kangavar
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing double-banded diadem and segmented necklet with medallion; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; below bow, Greek letter Κ; no border; eight-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΘΕΟΥ ΕΥΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Photo by Doug Mudd
- Sellwood 41.3 [8 in db]
- Shore 200 variant
Click here to help add this image Mithradates III (57-54 B.C.)
AR Drachm 4.05g (PDC 2865)
Mint: Kangavar
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing double-banded diadem and segmented necklet with medallion; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; below bow, monogram [~]; no border; eight-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΘΕΟΥ ΕΥΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
- Sellwood 41.4 [2 in db]
- Shore 203 (this coin)
- CNG 36 (5-6 Dec 1995), lot 203 (this coin)
PDC 409 Mithradates III (57-54 B.C.)
AR Drachm 3.74g 21mm 11h (PDC 409)
Mint: Mithradatkart
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing double-banded diadem and segmented necklet with medallion; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; below bow, monogram [~]; no border; eight-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ [??????????????] ΘΕΟΥ ΕΠΑΤΟΣ ΚΑΙ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΣ
Photo by Thomas K. Mallon, The Coins and History of Asia
- Sellwood 41.5 [16 in db]
- Shore 200
PDC 20278 Mithradates III (57-54 B.C.)
AR Drachm 3.91g (PDC 20278)
Mint: Court at Mithradatkart
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing double-banded diadem and segmented necklet with medallion; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; below bow, monogram [~]; no border; eight-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΑΕΟΝ ΤΟΣ ΒΑΣΙΑΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΟΣΟΥ ΕΥΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΚΑΙ ΦΙΛΕΛΕΛΗΝΟΣ
Previous collection: Rollin
Photo from Catalogue of the Coins of Parthia (BMC Parthia, 1903)
- Sellwood 41.6 [2 in db]
- BMC Parthia, p. 64, 28; plate 13, no. 8 (Mithradates III) (this coin)
PDC 31706 Mithradates III (57-54 B.C.)
AR Drachm 3.83g (PDC 31706)
Mint: Court at Mithradatkart
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing double-banded diadem and segmented necklet with medallion; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; below bow, retrograde monogram [~]; no border; eight-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΑΕΟΝ ΤΟΣ ΒΑΣΙΑΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΟΣΟΥ ΕΥΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΚΑΙ ΦΙΛΕΛΕΛΗΝΟΣ
Note: Unpublished variant
Photo by Dr. Busso Peus Nachf.
- Sellwood 41.6 variant (retrograde monogram) [1 in db]
- Peus 384 (1 Nov 2005), Lot 392 (this coin)
- Shore not listed
PDC 560 Mithradates III (57-54 B.C.)
AR Drachm (PDC 560)
Mint: Rhagae
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing double-banded diadem and segmented necklet with medallion; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; above bow, monogram [~]; no border; eight-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΟΝ ΤΟΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΘΕΟΥ ΕΥΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ ΚΑΙ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Photo by Smithsonian Institution
- Sellwood 41.7 [12 in db]
Click here to help add this image Mithradates III (57-54 B.C.)
AR Drachm (PDC 28100)
Mint: Court at Rhagae
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing double-banded diadem and segmented necklet with medallion; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; below bow, monogram [~]; no border; eight-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΘΕΟΥ ΕΥΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ ΚΑΙ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
- Sellwood 41.8 [0 in db]
Click here to help add this image Mithradates III (57-54 B.C.)
AR Drachm (PDC 28101)
Mint: Nisa
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing double-banded diadem and segmented necklet with medallion; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; below bow, Greek letters ΝΙ; no border; eight-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΘΕΟΥ ΕΥΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
- Sellwood 41.9 [0 in db]
Click here to help add this image Mithradates III (57-54 B.C.)
AR Drachm (PDC 28102)
Mint: Susa
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing double-banded diadem and segmented necklet with medallion; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; below bow, monogram [~]; no border; eight-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΘΕΟΥ ΕΥΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
- Sellwood 41.10 [0 in db]
Click here to help add this image Mithradates III (57-54 B.C.)
AR Drachm 3.78g (PDC 2867)
Mint: Margiane
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing double-banded diadem and segmented necklet with medallion; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; below bow, Greek letter Μ; no border; eight-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΟΣ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ 
- Sellwood 41.11 [2 in db]
- Shore 205 (this coin)
- CNG 36 (5-6 Dec 1995), lot 205 (this coin)
PDC 20821 Mithradates III (57-54 B.C.)
AR Drachm 3.68g (PDC 20821)
Mint: Court at Rhagae
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing double-banded diadem and segmented necklet with medallion; behind bust, star; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; below bow, monogram [~]; no border; eight-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΘΕΟΥ ΕΥΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ ΚΑΙ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Photo by Dr. Busso Peus Nachf.
- Sellwood 41.12 [9 in db]
- Peus 376 (Oct 2003), Lot 667 (this coin)
- Shore 201
PDC 41740 Mithradates III (57-54 B.C.)
AR Drachm 3.93g 20mm 12h (PDC 41740)
Mint: Ecbatana
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing double-banded diadem and segmented necklet with medallion; behind bust, star; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; below bow, monogram [~]; no border; eight-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΘΕΟΥ ΕΥΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ ΚΑΙ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Provenance: ? / Hoard 7
Photo by Ziad Sawaya
- Sellwood 41.13 [2 in db]
- SNG Cop. 92
PDC 39629 Mithradates III (57-54 B.C.)
AR Drachm 3.83g (PDC 39629)
Mint: Court at Ecbatana
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing double-banded diadem and segmented necklet with medallion; behind bust, star; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; below bow, monogram [~]; no border; eight-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΘΕΟΥ ΕΥΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Previous collection: Robert Gonnella
Photo by Dr. Busso Peus Nachf.
- Sellwood 41.14 [8 in db]
- Peus 388 (1 Nov 2006), lot 435 (this coin)
- Sammlung Gonnella: Münzen Der Arsakiden (2008), 249 (this coin)
- Shore 202
Click here to help add this image Mithradates III (57-54 B.C.)
AR Drachm (PDC 28104)
Mint: Court at Ecbatana
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing double-banded diadem and segmented necklet with medallion; behind bust, star; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; below bow, monogram [~]; no border; eight-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΘΕΟΥ ΕΥΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
- Sellwood 41.15 [0 in db]
PDC 4350 Mithradates III (57-54 B.C.)
AR Drachm 3.760g 21mm 12h (PDC 4350)
Mint: Mithradatkart
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing double-banded diadem and segmented necklet with medallion; behind bust, crescent above star; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; below bow, monogram [~]; behind archer, Greek letter Β; no border; eight-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΘΕΟΥ ΕΥΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Previous collection: Gen. Staraselsky coll.
Current collection: American Numismatic Society, 1944.100.82640
Photo by Chris Hopkins
- Sellwood 41.16 [1 in db]
PDC 23580 Mithradates III (57-54 B.C.)
AR Drachm 3.92g (PDC 23580)
Mint: Court at Rhagae
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing double-banded diadem and segmented necklet with medallion; behind bust, crescent above star; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; below bow, monogram [~]; no border; eight-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΔΙΟΥ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΦΡΑΑΤΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΕΠΙΚΑΛΟΥΜΕΝΟΥ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ ΥΟΣ
Photo by Chris Hopkins
- Sellwood 41.17 [2 in db]
- Sellwood ICP (1980), pl. 41.17 (this coin)
PDC 16953 Mithradates III (57-54 B.C.)
AE Tetrachalkous 2.84g 17mm 12h (PDC 16953)
Mint: Ecbatana
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing double-banded diadem and segmented necklet with medallion; circular border of pellets
Rev: Pegasus flying right; no border; eight-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΘΕΟΥ ΕΥΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Previous collection: Delorme
Photo by Compagnie Général de Bourse
- Sellwood 41.18 [17 in db]
- CGB VSO 16 (Dec 2002), lot 92 (this coin)
- BMC Parthia not listed
- Sear GCV 7430 variant
Click here to help add this image Mithradates III (57-54 B.C.)
AE Tetrachalkous 3.92g (PDC 8708)
Mint: Ecbatana
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing double-banded diadem and segmented necklet with medallion; circular border of pellets
Rev: Pegasus flying right; no border; eight-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΘΕΟΥ ΕΥΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Note: Sellwood legend iv
Current collection: Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna, 30024
Photo by Chris Hopkins
- Sellwood 41.18 variant (legend iv) [1 in db]
- BMC Parthia p.65, 31
PDC 21908 Mithradates III (57-54 B.C.)
AE Tetrachalkous (PDC 21908)
Mint: Rhagae
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing double-banded diadem and segmented necklet with medallion; circular border of pellets
Rev: Pegasus flying right; to right monogram [~]; no border; eight-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΘΕΟΥ ΕΥΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Previous collection: Bellaria
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 41.19 [3 in db]
- Triton VII (12 Jan 2004), lot 1336-26 (this coin)
PDC 58442 Mithradates III (57-54 B.C.)
AE Tetrachalkous 3.58g 17mm 1h (PDC 58442)
Mint: Mithradatkart
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing double-banded diadem and segmented necklet with medallion; circular border of pellets
Rev: Pegasus flying right, monogram [ΜΤΘ] below; no border; eight-line Greek inscription
Photo by Chris Hopkins
- Sellwood 41.19 variant (ΜΤΘ monogram) [1 in db]
PDC 39630 Mithradates III (57-54 B.C.)
AE Tetrachalkous 3.61g (PDC 39630)
Mint: Rhagae
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing double-banded diadem and segmented necklet with medallion; behind bust, star; circular border of pellets
Rev: elephant standing right; no border; ΚΑΙ omitted from eight-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΘΕΟΥ ΕΥΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Previous collection: Robert Gonnella
Photo by Dr. Busso Peus Nachf.
- Sellwood 41.20 [28 in db]
- Peus 388 (1 Nov 2006), lot 436 (this coin)
- Peus 376 (2003), lot 1654 (this coin)
- Sammlung Gonnella: Münzen Der Arsakiden (2008), 250 (this coin)
PDC 39631 Mithradates III (57-54 B.C.)
AE Tetrachalkous 2.63g (PDC 39631)
Mint: Rhagae
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing double-banded diadem and segmented necklet with medallion; behind bust, star; circular border of pellets
Rev: elephant standing right; no border; ΚΑΙ omitted from eight-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΘΕΟΥ ΕΥΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ ΚΑΙ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Previous collection: Robert Gonnella
Photo by Dr. Busso Peus Nachf.
- Sellwood 41.20 variant (legend includes ΚΑΙ) [1 in db]
- Peus 388 (1 Nov 2006), lot 437 (this coin)
- Grün 6 (1992), lot 854 (this coin)
- Sammlung Gonnella: Münzen Der Arsakiden (2008), 253 (this coin)
PDC 41527 Mithradates III (57-54 B.C.)
AE Dichalkous 1.64g 15mm (PDC 41527)
Mint: Rhagae
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing double-banded diadem and segmented necklet with medallion; behind bust, star; circular border of pellets
Rev: elephant head right; no border; ΚΑΙ omitted from eight-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΘΕΟΥ ΕΥΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 41.21 [13 in db]
- CNG E-Auction 151 (1 Nov 2006), lot 122 (this coin)
PDC 34341 Mithradates III (57-54 B.C.)
AE Dichalkous 2.66g 11h (PDC 34341)
Mint: Ecbatana
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing double-banded diadem and segmented necklet with medallion; circular border of pellets
Rev: Nike walking right; no border; eight-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΘΕΟΥ ΕΥΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 41.22 [8 in db]
- CNG E-Auction 141 (7 Jun 2006), lot 110 (this coin)
- Shore 509
PDC 32573 Mithradates III (57-54 B.C.)
AE Dichalkous 15mm (PDC 32573)
Mint: Ecbatana
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing double-banded diadem and segmented necklet with medallion; circular border of pellets
Rev: Nike walking right; to right, monogram [~]; no border; eight-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΘΕΟΥ ΕΥΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Photo by eBay seller Coinsold (Geoff Smith)
- Sellwood 41.22 variant (monogram) [1 in db]
PDC 20281 Mithradates III (57-54 B.C.)
AE Chalkous 13mm (PDC 20281)
Mint: Ecbatana
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing double-banded diadem and segmented necklet with medallion; circular border of pellets
Rev: club; no border; eight-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΘΕΟΥ ΕΥΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Previous collection: Cunningham
Photo from Catalogue of the Coins of Parthia (BMC Parthia, 1903)
- Sellwood 41.23 [4 in db]
- BMC Parthia, p. 65, 36; plate 13, no. 11 (Mithradates III) (this coin)
 

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