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Orodes II (c. 57 - 38 B.C.)

ΟΡΩΔΗΣ

A. B. Nikitin maintains that early issues of Orodes II were minted during the lifetime of his father Phraates III which, Nikitin postulates, was a regular practice among the Arsacids.1 See the genealogy chart.

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Notes:
1. Nikitin, "Early Parthian Coins of Margiana," 1998, p. 17.

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Coins in the name of Arsaces attributed to Orodes 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.

Click on coin images to enlarge:

Sellwood Type 42

See Type 43.12 for a drachm where Nike has been erased from the die

Type 42 bronzes range from 2.54 to 4.08 grams and from 16 to 18 millimeters.
     No Dichalkoi seen yet
     Tetrachalkoi are 2.54 to 4.08 g, or 16 to 18 mm

PDC 28638 Orodes II (57-38 B.C.)
AR Drachm 3.01g 20mm 12h (PDC 28638)
Mint: Ecbatana
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem and torque with no upper end visible; behind bust, Nike flying left with wreath; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; below bow, monogram [ΑΤ]; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΦΙΛΟΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Photo by Pars Coins
- Sellwood 42.1 [10 in db]
- CNG 75 (23 May 2007), lot 592 (this coin)
- Shore 218
- Triton IX (9 Jan 2006), lot 1096 (this coin)
PDC 4757 Orodes II (57-38 B.C.)
AR Drachm 4.03g (PDC 4757)
Mint: Ecbatana
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem and torque with no upper end visible; behind bust, Nike flying left with wreath; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; below bow, monogram [ΣΡ]; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΦΙΛΟΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Photo by Dr. Busso Peus Nachf.
- Sellwood 42.2 [5 in db]
- Peus 363, Lot 5148 (this coin)
- Petrowicz p.61,30; pl.X-5 (this coin)
- Shore 219
PDC 21572 Orodes II (57-38 B.C.)
AR Drachm 3.85g (PDC 21572)
Mint: Ecbatana
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem and torque with no upper end visible; behind bust, Nike flying left with wreath; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; below bow, monogram [ΕΡ]; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΦΙΛΟΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Previous collection: Bellaria
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 42.2 variant (ΕΡ monogram) [14 in db]
- Triton VII (12 Jan 2004), lot 447 (this coin)
- BMC Parthia p.69, 4 (Orodes I)
- CNA 21 (26 Jun 1992), lot 178 (this coin)
- Mitchiner ACW not listed
- Shore 218 variant (monogram)
PDC 4400 Orodes II (57-38 B.C.)
AE Tetrachalkous 3.540g 18mm 12h (PDC 4400)
Mint: Ecbatana
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem and torque with no upper end visible; behind bust, Nike flying left with wreath; circular border of pellets
Rev: eagle stands right, wings open; below right, monogram [ΑΤ]; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΦΙΛΟΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Current collection: American Numismatic Society, 1973.56.1613
Photo by Chris Hopkins
- Sellwood 42.3 [30 in db]
Click here to help add this image Orodes II (57-38 B.C.)
AE Dichalkous (PDC 14467)
Mint: Ecbatana
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem and torque with no upper end visible; behind bust, Nike flying left with wreath; circular border of pellets
Rev: bow in case; at right, monogram [ΑΤ]; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΦΙΛΟΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
- Sellwood 42.4 [4 in db]
- Sellwood ICP (1980), type 42.4 (this coin)

Sellwood Type 43

PDC 32707 Orodes II (57-38 B.C.)
AR Drachm 4.07g (PDC 32707)
Mint: Ecbatana
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem and torque with no upper end visible; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; below bow, monogram [ΑΤ]; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΦΙΛΟΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Photo by Fritz Rudolf Künker Münzenhandlung
- Sellwood 43.1 [18 in db]
- Künker Online Shop (Jan 2006), Item No. 103235 (this coin)
- Shore 214
PDC 6360 Orodes II (57-38 B.C.)
AR Drachm 3.54g 20mm (PDC 6360)
Mint: Ecbatana
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem and torque with no upper end visible; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; pellet above bow, below monogram [~]; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΦΙΛΟΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Current collection: Bibliothèque nationale, Paris, nc 247
Photo by Chris Hopkins
- Sellwood 43.1 variant (pellet above bow) [1 in db]
PDC 4399 Orodes II (57-38 B.C.)
AR Drachm 3.850g 21mm 12h (PDC 4399)
Mint: Court at Ecbatana
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem and torque with no upper end visible; 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 ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΦΙΛΟΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Previous collection: Col. Biddulph
Current collection: American Numismatic Society, 1944.100.82662
Photo by Chris Hopkins
- Sellwood 43.2 [7 in db]
PDC 57597 Orodes II (57-38 B.C.)
AR Drachm (PDC 57597)
Mint: Kangavar
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem and torque with no upper end visible; 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 ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΦΙΛΟΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Note: 2 of 2
Photo by Ancient Delights
- Sellwood 43.3 [6 in db]
PDC 39632 Orodes II (57-38 B.C.)
AR Drachm 3.70g (PDC 39632)
Mint: Mithradatkart
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem and torque with no upper end visible; 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 ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ (ΕΥΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ) [?????????] ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝ[ΟΣ]
Previous collection: Robert Gonnella
Photo by Dr. Busso Peus Nachf.
- Sellwood 43.4 [9 in db]
- Peus 388 (1 Nov 2006), lot 438 (this coin)
- Sammlung Gonnella: Münzen Der Arsakiden (2008), 257 (this coin)
- Shore not listed
PDC 20290 Orodes II (57-38 B.C.)
AR Drachm 3.73g (PDC 20290)
Mint: Mithradatkart
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem and torque with no upper end visible; 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; ΚΑΙ is added to seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΟΥΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ [?????????] ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΚΑΙ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝ[ΟΣ]
Previous collection: Claude Stewart
Photo from Catalogue of the Coins of Parthia (BMC Parthia, 1903)
- Sellwood 43.4 variant (legend has KAI) [1 in db]
- BMC Parthia, p. 70, 15; plate 14, no. 5 (Orodes I) (this coin)
PDC 6362 Orodes II (57-38 B.C.)
AR Drachm 3.79g 20mm (PDC 6362)
Mint: Court at Mithradatkart
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem and torque with no upper end visible; 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 ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ (ΕΥΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ) [?????????] ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝ[ΟΣ]
Current collection: Bibliothèque nationale, Paris, nc 248
Photo by Chris Hopkins
- Sellwood 43.5 [5 in db]
Click here to help add this image Orodes II (57-38 B.C.)
AR Drachm (PDC 31934)
Mint: Nisa
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem and torque with no upper end visible; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; below bow, Greek letters NI; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ (ΕΥΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ) [?????????] ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝ[ΟΣ]
- Sellwood 43.6 [2 in db]
- Sellwood, Drachms of the Parthian Dark Age (JRAS, 1976), pl. 4, 91 (this coin)
PDC 6531 Orodes II (57-38 B.C.)
AR Drachm (PDC 6531)
Mint: Rhagae
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem and torque with no upper end visible; 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 ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΦΙΛΟΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Current collection: Private collection, Switzerland
Photo by Chris Hopkins
- Sellwood 43.7 [18 in db]
Click here to help add this image Orodes II (57-38 B.C.)
AR Drachm 3.61g (PDC 2883)
Mint: Margiane
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem and torque with no upper end visible; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; below bow, Greek letter Π; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΦΙΛΟΠΑΤΟΣ ΔΙΚΑΙ[ΟΥ] ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΚΑΙ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
- Sellwood 43.8 [3 in db]
- Shore 221 (this coin)
- CNG 36 (5-6 Dec 1995), lot 221 (this coin)
PDC 53364 Orodes II (57-38 B.C.)
AR Drachm 3.70g 18mm 2h (PDC 53364)
Mint: Margiane
Obv: short-bearded bust facing head left wearing diadem and torque with no upper end visible; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; below bow, Greek letter Π; no border; seven-line Greek inscription
- Sellwood 43.8 variant (legend; bust facing head left) [1 in db]
- ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΥΕ[Ρ]ΓΕΤΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΚΑΙ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝ[ΟΣ] (this coin)
Click here to help add this image Orodes II (57-38 B.C.)
AR Drachm (PDC 28106)
Mint: Traxiane
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem and torque with no upper end visible; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; below bow, Greek letter T; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ [ΗΝΟΣ?] ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΚΑΙ ΦΙΛΕΛΛ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΝ ΦΙΛΟΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ ΔΙΚΑΟΥ
- Sellwood 43.9 [0 in db]
PDC 4418 Orodes II (57-38 B.C.)
AR Drachm 4.060g 25mm 1h (PDC 4418)
Mint: Aria
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem and torque with no upper end visible; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; below bow, Greek letter Α; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ [ΗΝΟΣ?] ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΚΑΙ ΦΙΛΕΛΛ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΝ ΦΙΛΟΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ ΔΙΚΑΟΥ
Current collection: American Numismatic Society, 1944.100.82674
Photo by Chris Hopkins
- Sellwood 43.10 [3 in db]
PDC 56861 Orodes II (57-38 B.C.)
AR Drachm 3.88g (PDC 56861)
Mint: Mithradatkart?
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem and torque with no upper end visible; 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
Photo by Auktionen Meister & Sonntag
- Sellwood 43.11 [3 in db]
- Meister & Sonntag 6A (30 Sep 2008), lot 61 (this coin)
PDC 5927 Orodes II (57-38 B.C.)
AR Drachm 3.2g 20mm (PDC 5927)
Mint: Ecbatana
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem and torque with no upper end visible; behind bust, Nike flying left with wreath has been erased from die; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; seven-line Greek inscription (L42[?]); no border = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΦΙΛΟΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Note: S42.1 with Nike erased on die
Photo by Marc Breitsprecher, Ancient Imports
- Sellwood 43.12 [2 in db]
PDC 6365 Orodes II (57-38 B.C.)
AE Tetrachalkous 3.75g (PDC 6365)
Mint: Ecbatana
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem and torque with no upper end visible; circular border of pellets
Rev: Pegasus flying right; below, monogram [ΑΤ]; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΦΙΛΟΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Previous collection: Petrowicz; Seymour de Ricci (?)
Current collection: Bibliothèque nationale, Paris, nc 250
Photo by Chris Hopkins
- Sellwood 43.13 [21 in db]
- Ars Classica XII (1926), lot 2278 (this coin)
PDC 46245 Orodes II (57-38 B.C.)
AE Tetrachalkous (PDC 46245)
Mint: Mithradatkart
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem and torque with no upper end visible; circular border of pellets
Rev: Pegasus flying right; above left, monogram [ΜΤΘ]; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΦΙΛΟΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Photo by Youssef Mishriki
- Sellwood 43.13 variant (monogram ΜΤΘ) [5 in db]
PDC 16684 Orodes II (57-38 B.C.)
AE Dichalkous 2.716g (PDC 16684)
Mint: Ecbatana
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem and torque with no upper end visible; circular border of pellets
Rev: horse head right; in front, monogram [~]; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΦΙΛΟΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Current collection: Smithsonian, 276215.0002
Photo by Smithsonian Institution
- Sellwood 43.14 [5 in db]
Click here to help add this image Orodes II (57-38 B.C.)
AE Dichalkous (PDC 28108)
Mint: Rhagae
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem and torque with no upper end visible; circular border of pellets
Rev: horse head right; in front, monogram [~]; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΦΙΛΟΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
- Sellwood 43.15 [0 in db]
PDC 47599 Orodes II (57-38 B.C.)
AE Dichalkous 3.42g 16x17mm 12h (PDC 47599)
Mint: Mithradatkart
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem and torque with no upper end visible; circular border of pellets
Rev: horse head right; behind, monogram [~]; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΦΙΛΟΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Provenance: eBay
Current collection: Anne van't Haaff, 52
Photo by Anne van't Haaff
- Sellwood 43.16 [1 in db]
PDC 6367 Orodes II (57-38 B.C.)
AE Chalkous 2.45g 14mm (PDC 6367)
Mint: Ecbatana
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem and torque with no upper end visible; circular border of pellets
Rev: bow in case; to right, monogram [ΑΤ]; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΦΙΛΟΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Previous collection: Petrowicz; Seymour de Ricci (?)
Current collection: Bibliothèque nationale, Paris, nc 266
Photo by Chris Hopkins
- Sellwood 43.17 corrigendum (rev monogram) [2 in db]
- Ars Classica XII (1926), lot 2278 (this coin)

Sellwood Type 44

PDC 4759 Orodes II (57-38 B.C.)
AR Tetradrachm 15.56g (PDC 4759)
Mint: Seleucia on the Tigris
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem with two pendants; 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 ΚΑΙ ΚΤΙΣΤΟΥ
Photo by Dr. Busso Peus Nachf.
- Sellwood 44.1 [14 in db]
- Peus 363, Lot 5150 (this coin)

Sellwood Type 45

PDC 5658 Orodes II (57-38 B.C.)
AR Tetradrachm 15.22g (PDC 5658)
Mint: Seleucia
Dated ΠΟ
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem and griffin-ended torque; circular border of pellets
Rev: male wearing crown seated right on throne, right hand extended; Tyche kneeling left before him holding scepter, right hand extended to king; Greek letters ΠΟ above Tyche; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 45.1 [11 in db]
- CNG 55 (Sep 2000), lot 756 (this coin)
- Shore 209
PDC 4409 Orodes II (57-38 B.C.)
AR Tetradrachm 13.700g 32mm 12h (PDC 4409)
Mint: Seleucia
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem and griffin-ended torque; circular border of pellets
Rev: male wearing crown seated right on throne, right hand extended; Tyche kneeling left before him holding scepter, right hand extended to king; monogram [~] above Tyche; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Previous collection: Petrowicz
Current collection: American Numismatic Society, 1944.100.82646
Photo by Chris Hopkins
- Sellwood 45.2 [2 in db]
- Petrowicz p.56,2; pl.IX-2 (as Orodes I) (this coin)
PDC 5077 Orodes II (57-38 B.C.)
AR Tetradrachm 15.46g (PDC 5077)
Mint: Seleucia on the Tigris
Dated ΠΟ ΠΕ
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem and griffin-ended torque; circular border of pellets
Rev: male wearing crown seated right on throne, right hand extended; Tyche kneeling left before him holding scepter, right hand extended to king; monogram ΠΟ above Tyche; in exergue, Greek letters ΠΕ; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Photo by UBS AG Gold & Numismatics
- Sellwood 45.3 [5 in db]
- UBS 67 (Sep 2006), lot 5499 (this coin)
- Petrowicz p.57,4; pl.IX-3 (as Orodes I) (this coin)
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AR Tetradrachm 14.87g 31mm 12h (PDC 52285)
Mint: Seleucia on the Tigris
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem and griffin-ended torque; circular border of pellets
Rev: male wearing crown seated right on throne, right hand extended; Tyche kneeling left before him holding scepter, right hand extended to king; monogram ΠΟ above Tyche; nothing in exergue; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩ[Σ] / ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ - ΑΡΣΑΚΟ[Υ] / ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ - ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ - ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ / ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟ[Σ]
Provenance: 1906 Löbbecke
Previous collection: Arthur Löbbecke
Current collection: SMB, Pergamonmuseum, 18204047
Photo by Interactive Catalogue of the Coin Cabinet, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin
- Sellwood 45.3-8 variant (nothing in exergue) [3 in db]
PDC 4405 Orodes II (57-38 B.C.)
AR Tetradrachm 15.390g 32mm 12h (PDC 4405)
Mint: Seleucia
Dated ΠΟ ΑΡ
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem and griffin-ended torque; circular border of pellets
Rev: male wearing crown seated right on throne, right hand extended; Tyche kneeling left before him holding scepter, right hand extended to king; monogram ΠΟ above Tyche; in exergue, Greek letters ΑΡ; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Previous collection: Alotte de la Fuije
Current collection: American Numismatic Society, 1944.100.82648
Photo by Chris Hopkins
- Sellwood 45.3-8 variant (ΑΡ in exergue) [1 in db]
PDC 39633 Orodes II (57-38 B.C.)
AR Tetradrachm 12.37g (PDC 39633)
Mint: Seleucia on the Tigris
Dated ΠΟ ΞΑ
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem and griffin-ended torque; circular border of pellets
Rev: male wearing crown seated right on throne, right hand extended; Tyche kneeling left before him holding scepter, right hand extended to king; monogram ΠΟ above Tyche; in exergue, Greek letters ΞΑ; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Previous collection: Robert Gonnella
Photo by Dr. Busso Peus Nachf.
- Sellwood 45.4 [1 in db]
- Peus 388 (1 Nov 2006), lot 442 (this coin)
- Sammlung Gonnella: Münzen Der Arsakiden (2008), 262 (this coin)
- Shore 209
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AR Tetradrachm (PDC 28111)
Mint: Seleucia on the Tigris
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem and griffin-ended torque; circular border of pellets
Rev: male wearing crown seated right on throne, right hand extended; Tyche kneeling left before him holding scepter, right hand extended to king; monogram ΠΟ above Tyche; in exergue, Greek letters ΔΑ; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
- Sellwood 45.5 [0 in db]
Click here to help add this image Orodes II (57-38 B.C.)
AR Tetradrachm (PDC 28099)
Mint: Seleucia on the Tigris
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem and griffin-ended torque; circular border of pellets
Rev: male wearing crown seated right on throne, right hand extended; Tyche kneeling left before him holding scepter, right hand extended to king; monogram ΠΟ above Tyche; in exergue, Greek letters ΠΑ; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
- Sellwood 45.6 [0 in db]
PDC 23351 Orodes II (57-38 B.C.)
AR Tetradrachm 13.87g (PDC 23351)
Mint: Seleucia on the Tigris
Dated ΠΟ ΠΑ(ΝΗΜΟΥ)
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem and griffin-ended torque; circular border of pellets
Rev: male wearing crown seated right on throne, right hand extended; Tyche kneeling left before him holding scepter, right hand extended to king; monogram ΠΟ above Tyche; in exergue, Greek letters ΠΑ; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Current collection: David Sellwood, 771 (Tray 2)
Photo by Chris Hopkins
- Sellwood 45.6 variant (Π engraved over Δ in exergue) [1 in db]
- Sellwood ICP (1971), Plate plates, no. 45/5 (this coin)
- Sellwood ICP (1980), plates, no. 45.6 (this coin)
Click here to help add this image Orodes II (57-38 B.C.)
AR Tetradrachm (PDC 28109)
Mint: Seleucia on the Tigris
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem and griffin-ended torque; circular border of pellets
Rev: male wearing crown seated right on throne, right hand extended; Tyche kneeling left before him holding scepter, right hand extended to king; monogram ΠΟ above Tyche; in exergue, Greek letters ΓΟΡ; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
- Sellwood 45.7 [0 in db]
PDC 10650 Orodes II (57-38 B.C.)
AR Tetradrachm 14.51g (PDC 10650)
Mint: Seleucia on the Tigris
Dated ΠΟ ΥΠ[ΕΡΒ]
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem and griffin-ended torque; circular border of pellets
Rev: male wearing crown seated right on throne, right hand extended; Tyche kneeling left before him holding scepter, right hand extended to king; monogram ΠΟ above Tyche; in exergue, Greek letters ΥΠ; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Photo by Fritz Rudolf Künker Münzenhandlung
- Sellwood 45.8 [3 in db]
- Künker 62, Lot 165 (this coin)
- Künker 62 (13 Mar 2001), lot 165 (this coin)
- Shore 209
PDC 39635 Orodes II (57-38 B.C.)
AR Drachm 3.99g (PDC 39635)
Mint: Ecbatana
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem and pellet-ended torque; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; below bow, monogram [~]; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Previous collection: Robert Gonnella
Photo by Dr. Busso Peus Nachf.
- Sellwood 45.9 [70 in db]
- Peus 388 (1 Nov 2006), lot 444 (this coin)
- Sammlung Gonnella: Münzen Der Arsakiden (2008), 265 (this coin)
- Shore 222
PDC 4393 Orodes II (57-38 B.C.)
AR Drachm 3.750g 21mm 12h (PDC 4393)
Mint: Ecbatana
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem and pellet-ended torque; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; below bow, no monogram; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Current collection: American Numismatic Society, 1973.56.1609
Photo by Chris Hopkins
- Sellwood 45.9 variant (no monogram) [3 in db]
PDC 11224 Orodes II (57-38 B.C.)
AR Drachm 20mm (PDC 11224)
Mint: Ecbatana
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem with two pendants and pellet-ended torque; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; below bow, monogram [~]; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Photo by Jim Farr
- Sellwood 45.9 variant (two pendants) [1 in db]
PDC 6836 Orodes II (57-38 B.C.)
AR Drachm 3.91g (PDC 6836)
Mint: Ecbatana
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem and pellet-ended torque; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; below bow, monogram [~]; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Previous collection: Don. Dr. H.E. Stapleton on 15.3.1958
Photo by Chris Hopkins
- Sellwood 45.10 [15 in db]
- BMC Parthia p.75, 55 variant
PDC 561 Orodes II (57-38 B.C.)
AR Drachm (PDC 561)
Mint: Rhagae
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem and pellet-ended torque; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; below bow, monogram [~]; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Photo by Smithsonian Institution
- Sellwood 45.11 [3 in db]
Click here to help add this image Orodes II (57-38 B.C.)
AR Drachm (PDC 28110)
Mint: Rhagae
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem and pellet-ended torque; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; below bow, monogram [~]; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
- Sellwood 45.12 [5 in db]
- Sellwood ICP (1980), type 45.12 (this coin)
PDC 6835 Orodes II (57-38 B.C.)
AR Drachm 3.63g (PDC 6835)
Mint: Rhagae
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem and pellet-ended torque; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; below bow, monogram [~]; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Previous collection: J.B. Elliot, 1859 (o.c. 83)
Current collection: Ashmolean Museum, O.C. 83
Photo by Chris Hopkins
- Sellwood 45.12 variant (legend ii) [17 in db]
- BMC Parthia p.75, 53
PDC 14098 Orodes II (57-38 B.C.)
AR Drachm 3.7g (PDC 14098)
Mint: Rhagae
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem and pellet-ended torque; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; below bow, monogram [~]; no border; seven-line Greek inscription
Photo by Youssef Mishriki
- Sellwood 45.12 variant (legend v?) [1 in db]
Click here to help add this image Orodes II (57-38 B.C.)
AR Drachm (PDC 34047)
Mint: Court at Rhagae
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem and pellet-ended torque; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; below bow, monogram [~]; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
- Sellwood 45.13 [3 in db]
- Sellwood ICP (1980), type 45.13 (this coin)
PDC 47333 Orodes II (57-38 B.C.)
AR Drachm 3.91g 20mm 1h (PDC 47333)
Mint: Court at Rhagae
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem and pellet-ended torque; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; below bow, monogram [~]; no border; ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ has retrograde letters in seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Photo by Sayles & Lavender
- Sellwood 45.13 variant (retrograde letters in ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ) [11 in db]
PDC 5079 Orodes II (57-38 B.C.)
AR Drachm 4.07g (PDC 5079)
Mint: Mithradatkart
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem and pellet-ended torque; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; below bow, monogram [~]; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Photo by UBS AG Gold & Numismatics
- Sellwood 45.14 [18 in db]
- UBS 67 (Sep 2006), lot 5501 (this coin)
PDC 32284 Orodes II (57-38 B.C.)
AR Drachm 3.7g 18mm (PDC 32284)
Mint: Mithradatkart
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem and pellet-ended torque; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; below bow, Greek letter Ε on side; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Note: holed
Photo by iNumis
- Sellwood 45.14 variant (rotated Ε ?) [1 in db]
- Sear GCV 7445 variant
Click here to help add this image Orodes II (57-38 B.C.)
AR Drachm (PDC 26140)
Mint: Court at Mithradatkart
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem and pellet-ended torque; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; below bow, monogram [~]; no border; seven-line Greek inscription
- Sellwood 45.15 [2 in db]
- Sellwood ICP (1980), type 45.15 (this coin)
PDC 32494 Orodes II (57-38 B.C.)
AR Drachm (PDC 32494)
Mint: Court at Mithradatkart
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem and pellet-ended torque; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; below bow, monogram [~]; no border; lines 4 and 5 corrupt in seven-line Greek inscription
Photo by eBay seller victoriansoul
- Sellwood 45.15 variant (legend lines 4-5 corrupt) [3 in db]
PDC 27253 Orodes II (57-38 B.C.)
AR Drachm 3.7929g 21mm 12h (PDC 27253)
Mint: Susa
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem and pellet-ended torque; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; above bow, Greek letter Θ; below bow, Greek letters ΤΑ aligned vertically; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Note: reverse overstrike?
Provenance: ex Najaf
Photo by Bob Rives
- Sellwood 45.16 [9 in db]
PDC 6402 Orodes II (57-38 B.C.)
AR Drachm 4.05g (PDC 6402)
Mint: TA
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem and pellet-ended torque; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; nothing above bow; below bow, Greek letters ΤΑ aligned vertically; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Current collection: Bibliothèque nationale, Paris, R 1295
Photo by Chris Hopkins
- Sellwood 45.16 variant (no Θ above bow) [2 in db]
PDC 4451 Orodes II (57-38 B.C.)
AR Drachm 3.880g 21mm 12h (PDC 4451)
Mint: Susa
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem and pellet-ended torque; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; above bow, monogram [~]; below bow, Greek letters ΤΑ aligned vertically; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Previous collection: Prof. E.B. Titchener
Current collection: American Numismatic Society, 1944.100.82682
Photo by Chris Hopkins
- Sellwood 45.17 [1 in db]
Click here to help add this image Orodes II (57-38 B.C.)
AR Drachm (PDC 28113)
Mint: Susa
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem and pellet-ended torque; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; above bow, Greek letter Ν; below bow, Greek letters ΤΑ aligned vertically; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
- Sellwood 45.18 [0 in db]
PDC 6401 Orodes II (57-38 B.C.)
AR Drachm 3.78g (PDC 6401)
Mint: NI
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem and pellet-ended 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 ΝΙ with retrograde Ν; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Current collection: Bibliothèque nationale, Paris, JdM 304
Photo by Chris Hopkins
- Sellwood 45.18 variant (ΝΙ below bow with retrograde Ν) [1 in db]
PDC 22748 Orodes II (57-38 B.C.)
AR Drachm 3.57g (PDC 22748)
Mint: Nisa
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem and pellet-ended 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 ΝΙ; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Photo by Gorny & Mosch Giessener Münzenhandlung
- Sellwood 45.18 variant (ΝΙ below bow) [2 in db]
- Gorny & Mosch Auktion 130, lot 1406 (this coin)
- Münz Zentrum 62 (1987), lot 475 (this coin)
PDC 39637 Orodes II (57-38 B.C.)
AR Drachm 3.85g (PDC 39637)
Mint: Susa
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem and pellet-ended torque; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; above bow, Greek letter Χ; below bow, monogram [~]; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Previous collection: Robert Gonnella
Photo by Dr. Busso Peus Nachf.
- Sellwood 45.19 [9 in db]
- Peus 388 (1 Nov 2006), lot 446 (this coin)
- Peus 337 (1993), lot 205 (this coin)
- Sammlung Gonnella: Münzen Der Arsakiden (2008), 269 (this coin)
- Shore 228
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AR Drachm 3.90g (PDC 2891)
Mint: Susa
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem and pellet-ended torque; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; above bow, star; below bow, monogram [~]; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΦΙΛΟΠΑΤΟΣ ΔΙΚΑΙ[ΟΥ] ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΚΑΙ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
- Sellwood 45.19 variant (star above bow) [1 in db]
- Shore 229 (this coin)
- CNG 36 (5-6 Dec 1995), lot 229 (this coin)
PDC 23579 Orodes II (57-38 B.C.)
AR Drachm 3.66g (PDC 23579)
Mint: Court at Susa
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem and pellet-ended torque; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; below bow, monogram [~]; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Note: reverse overstrike
Current collection: David Sellwood, 89 (Tray 12)
Photo by Chris Hopkins
- Sellwood 45.20 [18 in db]
- Petrowicz p.62,36; pl.X-8 (as Orodes I) (this coin)
PDC 27805 Orodes II (57-38 B.C.)
AR Drachm 3.9g 19mm (PDC 27805)
Mint: Court at Rhagae
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem and pellet-ended torque; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; below bow, monogram [~]; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Note: AE core of fourrée
Photo by Canmoose Coins
- Sellwood 45.20 variant (fourrée) [1 in db]
PDC 10461 Orodes II (57-38 B.C.)
AR Drachm (PDC 10461)
Mint?
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem and pellet-ended torque; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; below bow, monogram [~]; no border; ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ has retrograde and inverted letters in seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Photo by Najaf Coins & Collectibles
- Sellwood 45.20 variant (ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ has retrograde letters) [2 in db]
- Shore 225
PDC 4760 Orodes II (57-38 B.C.)
AR Drachm 3.43g (PDC 4760)
Mint: Kangavar
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem and pellet-ended torque; 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 ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Photo by Dr. Busso Peus Nachf.
- Sellwood 45.21 [14 in db]
- Peus 363, Lot 5151 (this coin)
PDC 16686 Orodes II (57-38 B.C.)
AR Drachm 3.427g (PDC 16686)
Mint: Kangavar
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem and two-pellet-ended torque; 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 ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Current collection: Smithsonian, 1979.1216.0093
Photo by Smithsonian Institution
- Sellwood 45.21 variant (2 pellet ended torque) [7 in db]
Click here to help add this image Orodes II (57-38 B.C.)
AR Drachm (PDC 28112)
Mint: Kangavar
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem and pellet-ended torque; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; above bow, Greek letter Greek letter Τ; below bow, Greek letter Κ; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
- Sellwood 45.22 [2 in db]
- Sellwood ICP (1980), type 45.22 (this coin)
PDC 17695 Orodes II (57-38 B.C.)
AR Drachm 3.70g (PDC 17695)
Mint: Kangavar
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem and pellet-ended torque; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; behind archer, Greek letter Ο; below bow, Greek letter Κ; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Photo by Jean Elsen s.a.
- Sellwood 45.23 [9 in db]
- Elsen 73 (Mar 2003), lot 193 (this coin)
- Shore 230 variant
PDC 25581 Orodes II (57-38 B.C.)
AR Drachm (PDC 25581)
Mint: Laodicea
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem and pellet-ended torque; 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 ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Photo by Guy Braun
- Sellwood 45.24 [2 in db]
PDC 41480 Orodes II (57-38 B.C.)
AR Drachm 3.2g 19mm (PDC 41480)
Mint: Laodicea
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem and pellet-ended torque; 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 with variation; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Photo by Incitatus Coins
- Sellwood 45.24 variant (monogram) [1 in db]
Click here to help add this image Orodes II (57-38 B.C.)
AR Drachm (PDC 28114)
Mint: Laodicea
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem and pellet-ended torque; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; above bow, V; below bow, Greek letter Λ; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
- Sellwood 45.25 [0 in db]
PDC 4403 Orodes II (57-38 B.C.)
AR Drachm 3.880g 21mm 1h (PDC 4403)
Mint: Laodicea
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem and pellet-ended torque; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; above bow, V; no border; seven-line Greek inscription
Previous collection: Prof. E.B. Titchener coll.
Current collection: American Numismatic Society, 1944.100.82660
Photo by Chris Hopkins
- Sellwood 45.26 [1 in db]
PDC 6838 Orodes II (57-38 B.C.)
AR Drachm 3.56g (PDC 6838)
Mint: Traxiane
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem and pellet-ended torque; 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
Previous collection: Don. Dr. H.E. Stapleton on 15.3.1958
Photo by Chris Hopkins
- Sellwood 45.27 [4 in db]
- BMC Parthia p.76, 62
Click here to help add this image Orodes II (57-38 B.C.)
AR Drachm (PDC 28115)
Mint: Aria
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem and pellet-ended torque; 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
- Sellwood 45.28 [0 in db]
PDC 4394 Orodes II (57-38 B.C.)
AR Drachm 3.920g 22mm 1h (PDC 4394)
Mint: Aria
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem and pellet-ended torque; 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; legend has ΚΑΙ in seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΚΑΙ ΦΙΛΗΝΟΣ
Previous collection: Prof. E.B. Titchman coll.
Current collection: American Numismatic Society, 1944.100.82672
Photo by Chris Hopkins
- Sellwood 45.28 variant (legend has ΚΑΙ) [2 in db]
Click here to help add this image Orodes II (57-38 B.C.)
AR Drachm (PDC 46872)
Mint: Aria? (or barbarous imitation from Eastern Iran)
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem and pellet-ended torque; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; below bow, monogram [~]; no border; seven-line Greek inscription (Aria or barbarous imitation from eastern Iran)
- Sellwood 45.29 [0 in db]
PDC 4448 Orodes II (57-38 B.C.)
AR Drachm 3.890g 26mm 12h (PDC 4448)
Mint: Ecbatana
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem and pellet-ended torque; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; above bow, monogram [~]; below bow, monogram [~]; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Previous collection: Prof. E.B. Titchman coll.
Current collection: American Numismatic Society, 1944.100.82671
Photo by Chris Hopkins
- Sellwood 45.30 [3 in db]
PDC 52512 Orodes II (57-38 B.C.)
AR Drachm 3.92g 20mm 12h (PDC 52512)
Mint: Court at Ecbatana
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem and pellet-ended torque; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; above bow, monogram [~]; below bow, monogram [~]; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Photo by Thomas K. Mallon, The Coins and History of Asia
- Sellwood 45.31 [2 in db]
PDC 4452 Orodes II (57-38 B.C.)
AR Drachm 3.900g 22mm 12h (PDC 4452)
Mint: Ecbatana
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem and pellet-ended torque; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; above bow, monogram [~]; below bow, monogram ΕΡ (vice ΣΡ); no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Previous collection: Col. Biddulph
Current collection: American Numismatic Society, 1944.100.82669
Photo by Chris Hopkins
- Sellwood 45.31 variant (monogram ΕΡ) [1 in db]
PDC 6837 Orodes II (57-38 B.C.)
AR Drachm 3.97g (PDC 6837)
Mint: Kangavar
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem and pellet-ended torque; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; above bow, monogram [~]; below bow, Greek letter Κ; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Provenance: bought at Kabul 16 Jul 52
Photo by Chris Hopkins
- Sellwood 45.32 [3 in db]
PDC 16691 Orodes II (57-38 B.C.)
AR Drachm 3.430g (PDC 16691)
Mint?
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem and pellet-ended torque; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; above bow, monogram [~]; below bow, monogram [~]; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Current collection: Smithsonian, 2001.0009.0285
Photo by Smithsonian Institution
- Sellwood 45.33 [5 in db]
PDC 20304 Orodes II (57-38 B.C.)
AR Drachm 3.97g (PDC 20304)
Mint: Court at uncertain site
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem and pellet-ended torque; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; above bow, monogram [~]; below bow, monogram [~]; no border; seven-line Greek inscription
Photo from Catalogue of the Coins of Parthia (BMC Parthia, 1903)
- Sellwood 45.34 [1 in db]
- BMC Parthia, p. 76, 61; plate 15, no. 7 (Orodes I) (this coin)
PDC 6439 Orodes II (57-38 B.C.)
AE Tetrachalkous 3.79g (PDC 6439)
Mint: AT
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem and pellet-ended torque; circular border of pellets
Rev: horse standing right; in front, monogram [~]; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Current collection: Bibliothèque nationale, Paris, JdM 323
Photo by Chris Hopkins
- Sellwood 45.35 [14 in db]
PDC 6496 Orodes II (57-38 B.C.)
AE Tetrachalkous 2.53g 16mm (PDC 6496)
Mint: AT
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem and pellet-ended torque; circular border of pellets
Rev: horse standing right; in front, monogram [~]; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Current collection: Bibliothèque nationale, Paris, JdM 367
Photo by Chris Hopkins
- Sellwood 45.36 [1 in db]
PDC 6497 Orodes II (57-38 B.C.)
AE Tetrachalkous 2.97g 15mm (PDC 6497)
Mint: AT
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem and pellet-ended torque; circular border of pellets
Rev: Nike walking right; in front, monogram [~]; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Current collection: Bibliothèque nationale, Paris, nc 422
Photo by Chris Hopkins
- Sellwood 45.37 [2 in db]
PDC 4392 Orodes II (57-38 B.C.)
AE Tetrachalkous 2.200g 14mm 12h (PDC 4392)
Mint: Mithradatkart
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem and pellet-ended torque; circular border of pellets
Rev: Nike walking right, no monogram; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Previous collection: Col. Biddulph
Current collection: American Numismatic Society, 1944.100.82691
Photo by Chris Hopkins
- Sellwood 45.37 variant (no monogram) [1 in db]
PDC 9631 Orodes II (57-38 B.C.)
AE Tetrachalkous 2.92g 18mm 12h (PDC 9631)
Mint: Ecbatana
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem and pellet-ended torque; circular border of pellets
Rev: stag standing right; above left, monogram [~]; below right, monogram [~]; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Photo by Robert DeRose
- Sellwood 45.38 [21 in db]
- Shore 512
PDC 9048 Orodes II (57-38 B.C.)
AE Tetrachalkous 3.12g 17.6mm 1h (PDC 9048)
Mint: Ecbatana
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem and pellet-ended torque; circular border of pellets
Rev: stag standing right; no monogram above; below right, monogram [~]; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Current collection: Institut für Numismatik und Geldgeschichte, Vienna, 8909
Photo by Chris Hopkins
- Sellwood 45.38 variant (no monogram above) [1 in db]
PDC 6489 Orodes II (57-38 B.C.)
AE Tetrachalkous 3.56g 22mm (PDC 6489)
Mint: AT
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem and pellet-ended torque; circular border of pellets
Rev: stag standing right; above left, monogram [~]; below right, monogram [~]; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Current collection: Bibliothèque nationale, Paris, nc 412
Photo by Chris Hopkins
- Sellwood 45.39 [2 in db]
PDC 6500 Orodes II (57-38 B.C.)
AE Dichalkous 2.14g 15mm (PDC 6500)
Mint: AT
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem and pellet-ended torque; circular border of pellets
Rev: fort with two tall and two short towers; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Current collection: Bibliothèque nationale, Paris, JdM 370
Photo by Chris Hopkins
- Sellwood 45.40 [54 in db]
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AE Dichalkous (PDC 28116)
Mint: Kangavar
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem and pellet-ended torque; circular border of pellets
Rev: Athena's head right; in field right, Greek letter Κ; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
- Sellwood 45.41 [0 in db]
PDC 20307 Orodes II (57-38 B.C.)
AE Dichalkous 9mm (PDC 20307)
Mint: Ecbatana
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem and pellet-ended torque; circular border of pellets
Rev: horse head right; at right, monogram [~]; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Previous collection: Benlian
Photo from Catalogue of the Coins of Parthia (BMC Parthia, 1903)
- Sellwood 45.42 [2 in db]
- BMC Parthia, p. 77, 69; plate 15, no. 10 (Orodes I) (this coin)
PDC 4415 Orodes II (57-38 B.C.)
AE Dichalkous 2.870g 15mm 12h (PDC 4415)
Mint: Ecbatana
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem and pellet-ended torque; circular border of pellets
Rev: horse head right; at left, monogram [~]; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Current collection: American Numismatic Society, 1973.56.1607
Photo by Chris Hopkins
- Sellwood 45.42 variant (rev monogram field left) [5 in db]
Click here to help add this image Orodes II (57-38 B.C.)
AE Dichalkous (PDC 28117)
Mint: Mithradatkart
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem and pellet-ended torque; circular border of pellets
Rev: horse head right; at right, monogram [~]; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
- Sellwood 45.43 [0 in db]
PDC 6463 Orodes II (57-38 B.C.)
AE Dichalkous 2.32g 20mm (PDC 6463)
Mint: AT
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem and pellet-ended torque; circular border of pellets
Rev: stag head right; in field right, in front, monogram [~]; behind, monogram [~]; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Current collection: Bibliothèque nationale, Paris, JdM 331
Photo by Chris Hopkins
- Sellwood 45.44 [10 in db]
PDC 11793 Orodes II (57-38 B.C.)
AE Chalkous 17mm (PDC 11793)
Mint?
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem and pellet-ended torque; circular border of pellets
Rev: camel sitting right; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Photo by Silk Road Coins
- Sellwood 45 type variant (camel sitting right) [3 in db]
PDC 7689 Orodes II (57-38 B.C.)
AE Chalkous 1.830g 14mm 2h (PDC 7689)
Mint: Ecbatana
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem and pellet-ended torque; circular border of pellets
Rev: elephant head right; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Previous collection: Gen. Staraselsky coll.
Current collection: American Numismatic Society, 1944.100.80248
Photo by Chris Hopkins
- Sellwood 45 type variant (elephant head right) [1 in db]
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AE Chalkous 1.40g (PDC 46654)
Mint: Ecbatana
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem and pellet-ended torque; circular border of pellets
Rev: a club; at right, monogram [~]; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
- Sellwood 45.45 [1 in db]
- Jacquier Katalog 35 (Autumn 2007), lot 233 (this coin)
- Shore not listed

Note: For bronze issues of Orodes II with wart but with no obverse symbol, and star above crescent on reverse, see S48.32

Sellwood Type 46

PDC 4412 Orodes II (57-38 B.C.)
AR Tetradrachm 10.810g 29mm 11h (PDC 4412)
Mint: Seleucia
Dated ΑΥ[ΔΥΝΑΙΟΥ]
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem and griffin-ended torque; (usually) a wart visible on forehead; circular border of pellets
Rev: male wearing diadem seated right on throne, Tyche standing left before him holding scepter in left hand, presenting palm branch in right; in exergue, Greek letters ΑΥ and monogram [~]; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Previous collection: Fay coll.
Current collection: American Numismatic Society, 1944.100.82649
Photo by Chris Hopkins
- Sellwood 46.1 [1 in db]
PDC 9268 Orodes II (57-38 B.C.)
AR Tetradrachm 14.45g (PDC 9268)
Mint: Seleucia on the Tigris
Dated ΠΕ[ΡΙΤΙΟΥ]
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem and griffin-ended torque; (usually) a wart visible on forehead; circular border of pellets
Rev: male wearing diadem seated right on throne, Tyche standing left before him holding scepter in left hand, presenting palm branch in right; in exergue, Greek letters ΡΕ and monogram [~]; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Note: Petrowicz Cond/Rarity: C1, R
Previous collection: Petrowicz
Current collection: Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna, plaster cast on glass plate for Samm. Petrowicz (1904)
Photo by Chris Hopkins
- Sellwood 46.2 [1 in db]
- Samm. Petrowicz pl. IX-4 (this coin)
- Ars Classica XII (1926), lot 2243 (this coin)
- Petrowicz p.57,8; pl.IX-4 (Orodes I, 57-37 BC) (this coin)
- SNG Britain III (Lockett), 3272 (this coin)
PDC 23355 Orodes II (57-38 B.C.)
AR Tetradrachm 12.1g (PDC 23355)
Mint: Seleucia on the Tigris
Dated ΔΥΣ[ΤΡΟΥ]
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem and griffin-ended torque; (usually) a wart visible on forehead; circular border of pellets
Rev: male wearing diadem seated right on throne, Tyche standing left before him holding scepter in left hand, presenting palm branch in right; in exergue, Greek letters ΔΥ [and monogram ?]; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Current collection: David Sellwood, 2477 (Tray 2)
Photo by Chris Hopkins
- Sellwood 46.3 [2 in db]
PDC 41932 Orodes II (57-38 B.C.)
AR Tetradrachm 14.7g (PDC 41932)
Mint: Seleucia on the Tigris
Dated ΞΑΝ[ΔΙΚΟΥ]
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem and griffin-ended torque; (usually) a wart visible on forehead; circular border of pellets
Rev: male wearing diadem seated right on throne, Tyche standing left before him holding scepter in left hand, presenting palm branch in right; in exergue, Greek letters ΞΑΝ [and monogram ?]; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Photo by Najaf Coins & Collectibles
- Sellwood 46.4 [4 in db]
Click here to help add this image Orodes II (57-38 B.C.)
AR Tetradrachm 15.31g (PDC 2872)
Mint: Seleucia on the Tigris
Dated ΑΡ[ΤΕΜΙΣΙΟΥ]
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem and griffin-ended torque; (usually) a wart visible on forehead; circular border of pellets
Rev: male wearing diadem seated right on throne, Tyche standing left before him holding scepter in left hand, presenting palm branch in right; in exergue, Greek letters ΑΡ and monogram [~]; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
- Sellwood 46.5 [1 in db]
- Shore 210 (this coin)
- CNG 36 (5-6 Dec 1995), lot 210 (this coin)
PDC 53345 Orodes II (57-38 B.C.)
AR Tetradrachm 15.34g 30mm (PDC 53345)
Mint: Seleucia on the Tigris
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem and griffin-ended torque; (usually) a wart visible on forehead; circular border of pellets
Rev: male wearing diadem seated right on throne, Tyche standing left before him holding scepter in left hand, presenting palm branch in right; in exergue, Greek letters ΟΛ and monogram [~]; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Photo by Pars Coins
- Sellwood 46.5 variant (month ΟΛ) [2 in db]
PDC 23354 Orodes II (57-38 B.C.)
AR Tetradrachm 15.4g (PDC 23354)
Mint: Seleucia on the Tigris
Dated ΥΠ[ΕΡΒΕΡΕΤΑΙΟΥ] ΤΙ
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem and griffin-ended torque; (usually) a wart visible on forehead; circular border of pellets
Rev: male wearing diadem seated right on throne, Tyche standing left before him holding scepter in left hand, presenting palm branch in right; in exergue, Greek letters ΑΡ and monogram [~]; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Photo by Chris Hopkins
- Sellwood 46.5 variant (rev has both Macedonian and Babylonian month abbreviations) [1 in db]
- Shore 210 (this coin)
PDC 4438 Orodes II (57-38 B.C.)
AR Tetradrachm 15.110g 32mm 12h (PDC 4438)
Mint: Seleucia
Dated ΠΑ[ΝΗΜΟΥ]
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem and griffin-ended torque; (usually) a wart visible on forehead; circular border of pellets
Rev: male wearing diadem seated right on throne, Tyche standing left before him holding scepter in left hand, presenting palm branch in right; in exergue, Greek letters ΠΑ and monogram [~]; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Current collection: American Numismatic Society, 1944.100.82653
Photo by Chris Hopkins
- Sellwood 46.6 [1 in db]
PDC 42192 Orodes II (57-38 B.C.)
AR Tetradrachm 14.97g 30mm (PDC 42192)
Mint: Seleucia on the Tigris
Dated ΠΑ[ΝΗΜΟΥ]
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem and griffin-ended torque; (usually) a wart visible on forehead; circular border of pellets
Rev: male wearing diadem seated right on throne, Tyche standing left before him holding scepter in left hand, presenting palm branch in right; in exergue, Greek letters ΠΑ (Π engraved over Δ) and monogram [~]; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 46.6 variant (Π engraved over Δ in exergue) [1 in db]
- CNG E-Auction 156 (17 Jan 2007), lot 83 (this coin)
- Shore 210 variant (letters in exergue)
PDC 20841 Orodes II (57-38 B.C.)
AR Tetradrachm 13.19g (PDC 20841)
Mint: Seleucia on the Tigris
Dated ΓΟΡ[ΠΙΑΙΟΥ] ΕΜ ΤΙ
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem and griffin-ended torque; (usually) a wart visible on forehead; circular border of pellets
Rev: male wearing diadem seated right on throne, Tyche standing left before him holding scepter in left hand, presenting palm branch in right; in exergue, Greek letters ΓΟΡ ΕΜΤΙ; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Photo by Dr. Busso Peus Nachf.
- Sellwood 46.7 [2 in db]
- Peus 376 (Oct 2003), Lot 674 (this coin)
- Shore not listed
PDC 4398 Orodes II (57-38 B.C.)
AR Tetradrachm 14.980g 32mm 12h (PDC 4398)
Mint: Seleucia
Dated ΓΟΡ[ΠΙΑΙΟΥ] Χ
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem and griffin-ended torque; (usually) a wart visible on forehead; circular border of pellets
Rev: male wearing diadem seated right on throne, Tyche standing left before him holding scepter in left hand, presenting palm branch in right; in exergue, Greek letters ΓΟΡ Χ; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Current collection: American Numismatic Society, 1944.100.82652
Photo by Chris Hopkins
- Sellwood 46.7 variant (ΓΟΡ Χ) [1 in db]
PDC 39643 Orodes II (57-38 B.C.)
AR Drachm 4.15g (PDC 39643)
Mint: Ecbatana
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem and pellet-ended torque, crescent behind; (usually) no wart visible on forehead; 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 ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Previous collection: Robert Gonnella
Photo by Dr. Busso Peus Nachf.
- Sellwood 46.8 [41 in db]
- Peus 388 (1 Nov 2006), lot 452 (this coin)
- Sammlung Gonnella: Münzen Der Arsakiden (2008), 284 (this coin)
- Shore 233
- Triton XIII (5 Jan 2010), lot 643 (this coin)
PDC 14247 Orodes II (57-38 B.C.)
AR Drachm 3.92g 19mm 12h (PDC 14247)
Mint: Rhagae
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem and pellet-ended torque, crescent behind; (usually) no wart visible on forehead; 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 ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Photo by Compagnie Général de Bourse
- Sellwood 46.9 [13 in db]
- Sear GCV 7435 variant
PDC 21575 Orodes II (57-38 B.C.)
AR Drachm 4.05g (PDC 21575)
Mint: Rhagae
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem and pellet-ended torque, crescent behind; (usually) no wart visible on forehead; 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 ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Previous collection: Bellaria
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 46.10 [26 in db]
- Triton VII (12 Jan 2004), lot 450 (this coin)
- BMC Parthia p.81, 107 variant (Orodes I, legend)
- Mitchiner ACW not listed
- Shore not listed
PDC 39646 Orodes II (57-38 B.C.)
AR Drachm 3.83g (PDC 39646)
Mint: Court at Rhagae
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem and pellet-ended torque, crescent behind; (usually) no wart visible on forehead; 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 ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Previous collection: Robert Gonnella
Photo by Dr. Busso Peus Nachf.
- Sellwood 46.11 [13 in db]
- Peus 388 (1 Nov 2006), lot 456 (this coin)
- Berk List 80 (1994), lot 225 (this coin)
- Sammlung Gonnella: Münzen Der Arsakiden (2008), 288 (this coin)
- Shore not listed
Click here to help add this image Orodes II (57-38 B.C.)
AR Drachm 3.66g (PDC 57026)
Mint: Mithradatkart
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem and pellet-ended torque, crescent behind; (usually) no wart visible on forehead; 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 blundered Greek inscription
- Sellwood 46.12 [27 in db]
- Hess-Divo 310 (22 Oct 2008), lot 164 (this coin)
Click here to help add this image Orodes II (57-38 B.C.)
AR Drachm 4.00g 20.3mm 1h (PDC 45530)
Mint: Mithradatkart
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem and torque with no end, crescent behind; (usually) no wart visible on forehead; 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 blundered Greek inscription
Current collection: Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna, GR5411
Photo by Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna
- Sellwood 46.12 variant (no torque end) [1 in db]
PDC 16699 Orodes II (57-38 B.C.)
AR Drachm 3.963g (PDC 16699)
Mint: Margiane
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem and pellet-ended torque, crescent behind; (usually) no wart visible on forehead; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; below bow, Greek letter Π; no border; seven-line blundered Greek inscription
Current collection: Smithsonian, 1985.0240.0010
Photo by Smithsonian Institution
- Sellwood 46.13 [11 in db]
PDC 7408 Orodes II (57-38 B.C.)
AR Drachm 3.970g 21mm 12h (PDC 7408)
Mint: Traxiane
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem and pellet-ended torque, crescent behind; (usually) no wart visible on forehead; 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 blundered Greek inscription
Current collection: American Numismatic Society, 1944.100.82700
Photo by Chris Hopkins
- Sellwood 46.14 [3 in db]
PDC 16701 Orodes II (57-38 B.C.)
AR Drachm 4.046g (PDC 16701)
Mint: Traxiane
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem and pellet-ended torque, crescent behind; (usually) no wart visible on forehead; 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 with pellet above; no border; seven-line blundered Greek inscription
Current collection: Smithsonian, 304488.0002
Photo by Smithsonian Institution
- Sellwood 46.14 variant (pellet above T) [1 in db]
PDC 7899 Orodes II (57-38 B.C.)
AR Drachm 3.910g 24mm 1h (PDC 7899)
Mint: Kangavar
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem and pellet-ended torque, crescent behind; (usually) no wart visible on forehead; 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 ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Current collection: American Numismatic Society, 1973.56.1615
Photo by Chris Hopkins
- Sellwood 46.15 [9 in db]
PDC 2334 Orodes II (57-38 B.C.)
AR Drachm 20 - 21mm (PDC 2334)
Mint: Kangavar
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem and pellet-ended torque, crescent behind; (usually) no wart visible on forehead; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; above bow, Greek letter Τ; below bow, Greek letter Κ; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Photo by David Garstang
- Sellwood 46.16 [7 in db]
PDC 17035 Orodes II (57-38 B.C.)
AR Drachm 2.69g 20mm (PDC 17035)
Mint: Kangavar
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem and pellet-ended torque, crescent behind; (usually) no wart visible on forehead; 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; behind archer, Greek letter Ο; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Photo by Calgary Coin Gallery (Robert Kokotailo)
- Sellwood 46.17 [8 in db]
- Shore 230
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AR Drachm (PDC 28119)
Mint: Laodicea
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem and pellet-ended torque, crescent behind; (usually) no wart visible on forehead; 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 ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
- Sellwood 46.18 [0 in db]
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AR Drachm (PDC 28120)
Mint: Susa
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem and pellet-ended torque, crescent behind; (usually) no wart visible on forehead; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; above bow, Greek letter Θ; below bow, Greek letters ΤΑ aligned vertically; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
- Sellwood 46.19 [0 in db]
PDC 6405 Orodes II (57-38 B.C.)
AR Drachm 4.05g (PDC 6405)
Mint: Susa
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem and pellet-ended torque, crescent behind; (usually) no wart visible on forehead; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; above bow, Greek letter Θ; below bow, monogram [~]; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Current collection: Bibliothèque nationale, Paris, R 1297
Photo by Chris Hopkins
- Sellwood 46.20 [3 in db]
PDC 6371 Orodes II (57-38 B.C.)
AR Drachm 3.71g (PDC 6371)
Mint: Susa
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem and pellet-ended torque, crescent behind; (usually) no wart visible on forehead; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; above bow, Greek letter Θ; below bow, monogram [~]; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Current collection: Bibliothèque nationale, Paris, JdM [a]
Photo by Chris Hopkins
- Sellwood 46.21 [1 in db]
- MMAI 38 pl.XVII, B; cf. no. 189
PDC 47616 Orodes II (57-38 B.C.)
AR Drachm 3.15g 17x18mm 12h (PDC 47616)
Mint: Susa
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem and pellet-ended torque, crescent behind; (usually) no wart visible on forehead; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; above bow, monogram [OE]; below bow, monogram [~]; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Current collection: Anne van't Haaff, 61
Photo by Anne van't Haaff
- Sellwood 46.22 [15 in db]
- Elsen 68, lot 280 (this coin)
PDC 52641 Orodes II (57-38 B.C.)
AR Hemidrachm 1.60g (PDC 52641)
Mint: Susa
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem and pellet-ended torque, crescent behind; no wart visible on forehead; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; above bow, monogram [OE]; below bow, monogram [~]; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Photo by Gorny & Mosch Giessener Münzenhandlung
- Sellwood 46.22 variant (hemidrachm) [1 in db]
- Gorny & Mosch Auktion 165 (18 Mar 2008), lot 1411 (this coin)
- Shore 238 variant (hemidrachm)
PDC 17295 Orodes II (57-38 B.C.)
AR Drachm 19mm (PDC 17295)
Mint: Aria
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem and pellet-ended torque, crescent behind; (usually) no wart visible on forehead; 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 blundered Greek inscription
Photo by Robert G. Lilly, Ancient and Medieval Coins
- Sellwood 46.23 [1 in db]
- Sear GCV 7442
Click here to help add this image Orodes II (57-38 B.C.)
AR Drachm (PDC 28122)
Mint: Aria
Obv: short-bearded bust facing, head left; wearing diadem and pellet-ended torque, crescent behind; no wart visible on forehead; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; below bow, Greek letter Α; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΚΑΙ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
- Sellwood 46.24 [0 in db]
PDC 6465 Orodes II (57-38 B.C.)
AE Tetrachalkous 3.66g 20mm (PDC 6465)
Mint: Ecbatana
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem and pellet-ended torque, crescent behind; (usually) no wart visible on forehead; circular border of pellets
Rev: Tyche walking right holding wreath in extended right hand; below wreath, monogram [~]; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Current collection: Bibliothèque nationale, Paris, nc 320
Photo by Chris Hopkins
- Sellwood 46.25 [12 in db]
PDC 32570 Orodes II (57-38 B.C.)
AE Tetrachalkous 14mm (PDC 32570)
Mint: Ecbatana
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem and pellet-ended torque, crescent behind; (usually) no wart visible on forehead; circular border of pellets
Rev: figure kneeling left; to right, monogram [~]; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Photo by eBay seller Coinsold (Geoff Smith)
- Sellwood 46.25 variant (figure kneeling left) [1 in db]
Click here to help add this image Orodes II (57-38 B.C.)
AE Tetrachalkous (PDC 28123)
Mint: Rhagae
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem and pellet-ended torque, crescent behind; (usually) no wart visible on forehead; circular border of pellets
Rev: Tyche walking right holding wreath in extended right hand; below wreath, monogram [~]; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
- Sellwood 46.26 [0 in db]
PDC 20323 Orodes II (57-38 B.C.)
AE Tetrachalkous 15mm (PDC 20323)
Mint: Rhagae
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem and pellet-ended torque, crescent behind; (usually) no wart visible on forehead; circular border of pellets
Rev: horse standing right; in front, monogram [~]; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Photo from Catalogue of the Coins of Parthia (BMC Parthia, 1903)
- Sellwood 46.27 [1 in db]
- BMC Parthia, p. 82,122; plate 16, no. 9 (Orodes I) (this coin)
PDC 140 Orodes II (57-38 B.C.)
AE Dichalkous 1.304g 14mm 12h (PDC 140)
Mint: Ecbatana
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem and pellet-ended torque, crescent behind; (usually) no wart visible on forehead; circular border of pellets
Rev: head of Tyche right; in front, monogram [~]; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ | ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ | ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ | ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ | ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ | ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ | ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Current collection: American Numismatic Society, 1991.3.50
Photo by Chris Hopkins
- Sellwood 46.28 [5 in db]
PDC 6490 Orodes II (57-38 B.C.)
AE Dichalkous 2.36g 20mm (PDC 6490)
Mint: Rhagae
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem and pellet-ended torque, crescent behind; (usually) no wart visible on forehead; circular border of pellets
Rev: head of Tyche right; in front, monogram [~]; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Current collection: Bibliothèque nationale, Paris, JdM 364
Photo by Chris Hopkins
- Sellwood 46.29 [2 in db]

Sellwood Type 47

The S47 bronze coins range from 0.68  to 4.77 grams and from 8 to 19 mm.

PDC 9269 Orodes II (57-38 B.C.)
AR Tetradrachm 13.32g (PDC 9269)
Mint: Seleucia on the Tigris
Dated ΞΑΝ ΖΗΜ
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem and griffin-ended torque; (usually) a wart visible on forehead; circular border of pellets
Rev: male wearing diadem seated right on throne, Tyche standing left before him holding cornucopia in left hand, presenting palm branch in right; in exergue, Greek letters ΞΑΝ and ΖΗΜ; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
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 47.1 [3 in db]
- Samm. Petrowicz pl. IX-5 (this coin)
- Brett, Boston MFA (1955), 2229
- Petrowicz p.58,12; pl.IX-5 (this coin)
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AR Tetradrachm (PDC 26271)
Mint: Seleucia on the Tigris
Dated ΠΣ ΖΗΜ
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem and griffin-ended torque; (usually) a wart visible on forehead; circular border of pellets
Rev: male wearing diadem seated right on throne, Tyche standing left before him holding cornucopia in left hand, presenting palm branch in right; in exergue, Greek letters month ΠΣ and ΖΗΜ; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
- Sellwood 47.1 variant (ΠΣ ΖΗΜ) [1 in db]
- Grunthal & Gans 3 (25 Mar 1947), lot 164 (this coin)
- BMC Parthia cf. pl.XVIII, 16
PDC 23356 Orodes II (57-38 B.C.)
AR Tetradrachm 12.5g (PDC 23356)
Mint: Seleucia on the Tigris
Dated ΑΡ ΥΑΓ ?
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem and griffin-ended torque; (usually) a wart visible on forehead; circular border of pellets
Rev: male wearing diadem seated right on throne, Tyche standing left before him holding cornucopia in left hand, presenting palm branch in right; no crescent above Tyche; in exergue, Greek letters ΑΡ ΥΑΓ (?); no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Current collection: David Sellwood, 2368 (Tray 2)
Photo by Chris Hopkins
- Sellwood 47.1-3 variant (month ΑΡ ΥΑΓ ?) [1 in db]
PDC 28420 Orodes II (57-38 B.C.)
AR Tetradrachm (PDC 28420)
Mint: Seleucia on the Tigris
Dated ΑΡΤ
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem and griffin-ended torque; (usually) a wart visible on forehead; circular border of pellets
Rev: male wearing diadem seated right on throne, Tyche standing left before him holding cornucopia in left hand, presenting palm branch in right; above Tyche, a crescent; in exergue, Greek letters ΑΡΤ; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Note: 4
Photo by Najaf Coins & Collectibles
- Sellwood 47.1-3 variant (month ΑΡΤ) [1 in db]
PDC 2217 Orodes II (57-38 B.C.)
AR Tetradrachm 12.24g (PDC 2217)
Mint: Seleucia on the Tigris
Dated [undated]
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem and griffin-ended torque; (usually) a wart visible on forehead; circular border of pellets
Rev: male wearing diadem seated right on throne, Tyche standing left before him holding cornucopia in left hand, presenting palm branch in right; no thing in exergue; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Photo by Old Roman Coins (Henri Delger)
- Sellwood 47.1-3 variant (nothing in exergue) [2 in db]
Click here to help add this image Orodes II (57-38 B.C.)
AR Tetradrachm (PDC 28124)
Mint: Seleucia on the Tigris
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem and griffin-ended torque; (usually) a wart visible on forehead; circular border of pellets
Rev: male wearing diadem seated right on throne, Tyche standing left before him holding cornucopia in left hand, presenting palm branch in right; in exergue, Greek letters ΔΥΣ and ΖΗΜ; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
- Sellwood 47.2 [0 in db]
PDC 4444 Orodes II (57-38 B.C.)
AR Tetradrachm 14.870g 31mm 12h (PDC 4444)
Mint: Seleucia on the Tigris
Dated ΔΑΙ Α
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem and griffin-ended torque; (usually) a wart visible on forehead; circular border of pellets
Rev: male wearing diadem seated right on throne, Tyche standing left before him holding cornucopia in left hand, presenting palm branch in right; in exergue, Greek letters ΔΑΙ and Α; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Previous collection: Petrowicz coll., Platt coll.
Current collection: American Numismatic Society, 1944.100.82650
Photo by Chris Hopkins
- Sellwood 47.3 [5 in db]
PDC 23358 Orodes II (57-38 B.C.)
AR Tetradrachm 14.07g (PDC 23358)
Mint: Seleucia on the Tigris
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem and griffin-ended torque; (usually) a wart visible on forehead; circular border of pellets
Rev: male wearing diadem seated right on throne, Tyche standing left before him holding cornucopia in left hand, presenting palm branch in right; above Tyche, a crescent; in exergue, Greek letters ΥΠ; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Current collection: David Sellwood, 1600 (Tray 2)
Photo by Chris Hopkins
- Sellwood 47.4 [1 in db]
PDC 40005 Orodes II (57-38 B.C.)
AR Tetradrachm 12.92g (PDC 40005)
Mint: Seleucia on the Tigris
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem and griffin-ended torque; (usually) a wart visible on forehead; circular border of pellets
Rev: male wearing diadem seated right on throne, Tyche standing left before him holding cornucopia in left hand, presenting palm branch in right; above Tyche, a crescent; letters in exergue not of known types; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Note: Unpublished variant
Previous collection: Robert Gonnella
Photo by Dr. Busso Peus Nachf.
- Sellwood 47.4 variant (legend in exergue) [1 in db]
- Peus 388 (1 Nov 2006), lot 441c (this coin)
- Sammlung Gonnella: Münzen Der Arsakiden (2008), 294 (this coin)
- Shore 211 variant
PDC 53151 Orodes II (57-38 B.C.)
AR Drachm 3.81g (PDC 53151)
Mint: Eastern mint
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem and pellet-ended torque, star before and crescent behind; no wart visible on forehead; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; behind throne, anchor (A47); below bow, Greek letters ΔP; no border; seven-line Greek inscription
Photo by Jean Elsen s.a.
- Sellwood 47 type variant (ΔP below bow) [1 in db]
- Elsen 96 (14 Jun 2008), lot 184 (this coin)
- Senior 201.5D
PDC 59775 Orodes II (57-38 B.C.)
AR Drachm 4.01g 12h (PDC 59775)
Mint: Ecbatana
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem and pellet-ended torque, star before and crescent behind; no wart visible on forehead; 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 ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Provenance: ex Pars Coins
Previous collection: Todd A. Ballen
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 47.5 [77 in db]
- Triton XIII (5 Jan 2010), lot 648 (this coin)
- Shore 239
PDC 21373 Orodes II (57-38 B.C.)
AR Drachm 3.95g 21mm 1h (PDC 21373)
Mint: Court at Ecbatana
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem and pellet-ended torque, star before and crescent behind; no wart visible on forehead; 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 ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Note: reverse doublestrike
Photo by Brad Nelson
- Sellwood 47.6 [21 in db]
- BMC Parthia 144 (Orodes I)
- de Morgan pl.XII, 10 (Orodes I)
- Mitchiner ACW 566 variant (monogram) (Orodes I)
- Shore 240 variant (monogram)
PDC 25947 Orodes II (57-38 B.C.)
AR Drachm 3.95g 22mm (PDC 25947)
Mint: Court at Rhagae
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem and pellet-ended torque, star before and crescent behind; no wart visible on forehead; 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 ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Previous collection: Lakeview Collection of Ancient Coins
Photo by UBS AG Gold & Numismatics
- Sellwood 47.7 [17 in db]
- UBS 59, lot 5963 (this coin)
PDC 3445 Orodes II (57-38 B.C.)
AR fourrée Drachm (PDC 3445)
Mint: Court at Rhagae
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem and pellet-ended torque, star before and crescent behind; no wart visible on forehead; 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 ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Note: silvering now gone; ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ is missing from legend
Photo by anonymous eBay seller
- Sellwood 47.7 variant (fourrée) [1 in db]
PDC 39651 Orodes II (57-38 B.C.)
AR Drachm 4.06g (PDC 39651)
Mint: Rhagae
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem and pellet-ended torque, star before and crescent behind; no wart visible on forehead; 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 ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Previous collection: Robert Gonnella
Photo by Dr. Busso Peus Nachf.
- Sellwood 47.8 [64 in db]
- Peus 388 (1 Nov 2006), lot 462 (this coin)
- Berk List 80 (1994), lot 232 (this coin)
- Sammlung Gonnella: Münzen Der Arsakiden (2008), 299 (this coin)
- Shore 240
PDC 4761 Orodes II (57-38 B.C.)
AR Drachm 4.02g (PDC 4761)
Mint: Mithradatkart
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem and pellet-ended torque, star before and crescent behind; no wart visible on forehead; 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
Photo by Dr. Busso Peus Nachf.
- Sellwood 47.9 [117 in db]
- Peus 363, Lot 5152 (this coin)
PDC 5433 Orodes II (57-38 B.C.)
AR Drachm 3.78g 19mm (PDC 5433)
Mint: Mithradatkart
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem and pellet-ended torque, star before and crescent behind; no wart visible on forehead; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer of variant design wearing circular bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; below bow, monogram [~]; no border; seven-line Greek inscription
Photo by Calgary Coin Gallery (Robert Kokotailo)
- Sellwood 47.9 variant (reverse archer design) [1 in db]
- Shore 241
PDC 15915 Orodes II (57-38 B.C.)
AR Drachm 4.0g (PDC 15915)
Mint: Mithradatkart
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem, pellet-ended torque, beaded tunic; star before and crescent behind; no wart visible on forehead; 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
Photo by Pars Coins
- Sellwood 47.9 variant (tunic) [1 in db]
PDC 30223 Orodes II (57-38 B.C.)
AR Drachm 4.01g (PDC 30223)
Mint: Nisa
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem and pellet-ended torque, star before and crescent behind; no wart visible on forehead; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; below bow, Greek letters NI; no border; seven-line Greek inscription
Photo by Kelly Ramage
- Sellwood 47.10 [1 in db]
PDC 34806 Orodes II (57-38 B.C.)
AR Drachm 3.98g 19mm 12h (PDC 34806)
Mint: Nisa
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem and pellet-ended torque, star before and crescent behind; no wart visible on forehead; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; below bow, Greek letters NI; no border; blundered seven-line Greek inscription
Photo by Thomas K. Mallon, The Coins and History of Asia
- Sellwood 47.10 variant (blundered legend) [1 in db]
PDC 13175 Orodes II (57-38 B.C.)
AR Drachm 4.0g (PDC 13175)
Mint: Nisa
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem and pellet-ended torque, star before and crescent behind; no wart visible on forehead; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; below bow, Greek letters NI (with retrograde N); no border; seven-line Greek inscription
Photo by Pars Coins
- Sellwood 47.10 variant (retrograde Ν) [1 in db]
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AR Drachm (PDC 19810)
Mint: Margiane
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem and pellet-ended torque, star before and crescent behind; no wart visible on forehead; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; below bow, Greek letter Π; no border; seven-line Greek inscription
- Sellwood 47.11 [8 in db]
- Sellwood ICP (1980), Plates, no. 47.11 (this coin)
PDC 41754 Orodes II (57-38 B.C.)
AR Drachm 3.80g 20mm 12h (PDC 41754)
Mint: Ecbatana?
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem and pellet-ended torque, star before and crescent behind; no wart visible on forehead; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; below bow, Greek letter Π; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Provenance: ? / Hoard 7
Photo by Ziad Sawaya
- Sellwood 47.11 variant (legend ii) [1 in db]
- SNG Cop. not listed
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AR Drachm 3.59g (PDC 2905)
Mint: Margiane
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem and pellet-ended torque, star before and crescent behind; no wart visible on forehead; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; below bow, Greek letter Π; no border; left outside line partially spells out ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ in severely blundered seven-line Greek inscription
- Sellwood 47.11 variant (legend left outside line) [1 in db]
- Shore 243 (this coin)
- CNG 36 (5-6 Dec 1995), lot 243 (this coin)
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AR Drachm (PDC 27986)
Mint: Traxiane
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem and pellet-ended torque, star before and crescent behind; no wart visible on forehead; 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
- Sellwood 47.12 [0 in db]
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AR Drachm 3.84g (PDC 2906)
Mint: Traxiane
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem and pellet-ended torque, star before and crescent behind; no wart visible on forehead; 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
- Sellwood 47.12 variant (legend) [1 in db]
- Shore 244 (this coin)
- CNG 36 (5-6 Dec 1995), lot 244 (this coin)
PDC 23581 Orodes II (57-38 B.C.)
AR Drachm (PDC 23581)
Mint: Traxiane
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem and pellet-ended torque, star before and crescent behind; no wart visible on forehead; 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 engraved over Π; no border; seven-line Greek inscription
Current collection: David Sellwood, 1164 (Tray 13)
Photo by Chris Hopkins
- Sellwood 47.12 variant Τ engraved over Π) [1 in db]
PDC 4763 Orodes II (57-38 B.C.)
AR Drachm 3.15g (PDC 4763)
Mint: Aria
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem and pellet-ended torque, star before and crescent behind; no wart visible on forehead; 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
Photo by Dr. Busso Peus Nachf.
- Sellwood 47.13 [3 in db]
- Peus 363, Lot 5154 (this coin)
- Shore not listed
Click here to help add this image Orodes II (57-38 B.C.)
AR Drachm 4.06g (PDC 2907)
Mint: Aria
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem and pellet-ended torque, star before and crescent behind; no wart visible on forehead; 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; completely blundered seven-line Greek inscription
- Sellwood 47.13 variant (blundered legend) [2 in db]
- Shore 245 (this coin)
- CNG 36 (5-6 Dec 1995), lot 245 (this coin)
PDC 39653 Orodes II (57-38 B.C.)
AR Drachm 4.12g (PDC 39653)
Mint: Kangavar
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem and pellet-ended torque, star before and crescent behind; no wart visible on forehead; 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 ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Previous collection: Robert Gonnella
Photo by Dr. Busso Peus Nachf.
- Sellwood 47.14 [12 in db]
- Peus 388 (1 Nov 2006), lot 464 (this coin)
- Sammlung Gonnella: Münzen Der Arsakiden (2008), 302 (this coin)
- Shore not listed
PDC 27290 Orodes II (57-38 B.C.)
AR Drachm 3.9121g 21mm 1h (PDC 27290)
Mint: Kangavar
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem and pellet-ended torque, star before and crescent behind; no wart visible on forehead; 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; behind archer, Greek letter Β; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Photo by Bob Rives
- Sellwood 47.15 [13 in db]
- Shore not listed
PDC 17452 Orodes II (57-38 B.C.)
AR Drachm 3.7g (PDC 17452)
Mint: Laodicea
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem and pellet-ended torque, star before and crescent behind; no wart visible on forehead; 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 ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Photo by Pars Coins
- Sellwood 47.16 [16 in db]
PDC 18595 Orodes II (57-38 B.C.)
AR Drachm 3.12g (PDC 18595)
Mint: Laodicea
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem and pellet-ended torque, star before and crescent behind; no wart visible on forehead; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; above bow, Greek letter Λ; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Photo by Jean Elsen s.a.
- Sellwood 47.17 [14 in db]
- Elsen 74 (Jun 2003), lot 603 (this coin)
- Shore 246
PDC 42114 Orodes II (57-38 B.C.)
AR Drachm 3.21g 22mm (PDC 42114)
Mint: Laodicea
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem and pellet-ended torque, star before and crescent behind; no wart visible on forehead; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; above bow V; below bow, Greek letter Λ; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Photo by eBay seller javeedpersia
- Sellwood 47.18 [5 in db]
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AR Drachm (PDC 28126)
Mint: Laodicea
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem and pellet-ended torque, star before and crescent behind; no wart visible on forehead; 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 ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
- Sellwood 47.19 [0 in db]
PDC 5062 Orodes II (57-38 B.C.)
AR Drachm 3.94g (PDC 5062)
Mint: Susa
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem and pellet-ended torque, star before and crescent behind; no wart visible on forehead; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; above bow, monogram [~]; below bow, monogram [~]; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Note: 1 of 2 coins in lot
Photo by Fritz Rudolf Künker Münzenhandlung
- Sellwood 47.20 [4 in db]
- Künker 115 (25-27 Sep 2006), lot 250a (this coin)
- Elsen 91 (24 Mar 2007), lot 171 (this coin)
- Shore not listed
PDC 6376 Orodes II (57-38 B.C.)
AR Drachm 3.11g 20mm (PDC 6376)
Mint: Susa
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem and pellet-ended torque, star before and crescent behind; no wart visible on forehead; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; above bow, monogram [~]; below bow, variant monogram [~]; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Current collection: Bibliothèque nationale, Paris, FdS 190
Photo by Chris Hopkins
- Sellwood 47.20 variant (monogram below bow) [1 in db]
- Fouilles de Suse (1965), 190
PDC 6375 Orodes II (57-38 B.C.)
AR Drachm 3.50g (PDC 6375)
Mint: Susa
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem and pellet-ended torque, rosette star before and crescent behind; no wart visible on forehead; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; above bow, Greek letter Α; below bow, monogram [~]; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Current collection: Bibliothèque nationale, Paris, JdM [c]
Photo by Chris Hopkins
- Sellwood 47.21 [9 in db]
- MMAI 38 pl.XVII, E, cf. no. 189
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AR Drachm 3.86g (PDC 2910)
Mint: Susa
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem and pellet-ended torque, rosette star before and crescent behind; no wart visible on forehead; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; above bow, Greek letter Α; below bow, monogram [~]; no border; slightly blundered seven-line Greek inscription
- Sellwood 47.21 variant (legend) [1 in db]
- Shore 248 (this coin)
- CNG 36 (5-6 Dec 1995), lot 248 (this coin)
PDC 42858 Orodes II (57-38 B.C.)
AR Drachm 3.96g 19mm (PDC 42858)
Mint: Susa
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem and pellet-ended torque, star before and crescent behind; no wart visible on forehead; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; above bow, monogram [~]; below bow, monogram [~]; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Photo by eBay seller isle-of-avalon
- Sellwood 47.22 [23 in db]
PDC 17281 Orodes II (57-38 B.C.)
AR Drachm 3.3g (PDC 17281)
Mint: Susa
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem and pellet-ended torque, star before and crescent behind; no wart visible on forehead; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; above bow, Greek letter Χ; below bow, monogram [~]; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Photo by Pars Coins
- Sellwood 47.23 [9 in db]
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AR Drachm 3.81g (PDC 2913)
Mint: Susa
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem and pellet-ended torque, star before and crescent behind; no wart visible on forehead; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; above bow, Greek letter Χ; below bow, monogram [~]; no border; slightly blundered seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
- Sellwood 47.23 variant (blundered legend) [1 in db]
- Shore 251 (this coin)
- CNG 36 (5-6 Dec 1995), lot 251 (this coin)
Click here to help add this image Orodes II (57-38 B.C.)
AR Drachm 3.86g (PDC 2912)
Mint: Susa
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem and pellet-ended torque, star before and crescent behind; no wart visible on forehead; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; above bow, Greek letter Χ with pellet above; below bow, monogram [~]; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
- Sellwood 47.23 variant (pellet above top monogram) [1 in db]
- Shore 250 (this coin)
- CNG 36 (5-6 Dec 1995), lot 250 (this coin)
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AR Drachm (PDC 27992)
Mint: Susa
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem and pellet-ended torque, star before and crescent behind; no wart visible on forehead; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; above bow, Greek letter Θ; below bow, monogram [~]; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
- Sellwood 47.24 [0 in db]
PDC 29887 Orodes II (57-38 B.C.)
AR Drachm 3.68g 19mm (PDC 29887)
Mint: Susa
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem and pellet-ended torque, star before and crescent behind; no wart visible on forehead; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; behind archer, Greek letter Θ; below bow, monogram [~]; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Photo by Pars Coins
- Sellwood 47.24 variant (Θ behind archer) [4 in db]
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AR Drachm 3.3g 19mm (PDC 17133)
Mint: Susa
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem and pellet-ended torque, star before and crescent behind; no wart visible on forehead; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; above bow, Greek letters ΘΕ; below bow, monogram [~]; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
- Sellwood 47.24 variant (ΘΕ above bow) [1 in db]
- National Bank of Uzbekistan catalog 4, coin 11 (this coin)
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AR Drachm 3.84g (PDC 2914)
Mint: Susa
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem and pellet-ended torque, star before and crescent behind; no wart visible on forehead; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; above bow, Greek letter Χ; below bow, monogram [~]; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
- Sellwood 47.25 [2 in db]
- Shore 252 (this coin)
- CNG 36 (5-6 Dec 1995), lot 252 (this coin)
PDC 20329 Orodes II (57-38 B.C.)
AR Drachm 3.94g (PDC 20329)
Mint: Susa
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem and pellet-ended torque, star before and crescent behind; no wart visible on forehead; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; behind throne three pellets arranged vertically; above bow, Greek letter Χ; below bow, monogram [~]; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Previous collection: Rollin
Photo from Catalogue of the Coins of Parthia (BMC Parthia, 1903)
- Sellwood 47.25 variant (3 pellets behind archer) [1 in db]
- BMC Parthia, p. 85,145; plate 16, no. 15 (Orodes I) (this coin)
PDC 10327 Orodes II (57-38 B.C.)
AR Drachm 3.69g (PDC 10327)
Mint: Court at Ecbatana
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem and pellet-ended torque, star before and crescent behind; wart is visible on forehead; 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 ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Current collection: Bibliothèque nationale, Paris, Rothschild 2854
Photo by Chris Hopkins
- Sellwood 47.26 [9 in db]
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AR Drachm (PDC 28127)
Mint: Court at Rhagae
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem and pellet-ended torque, star before and crescent behind; wart is visible on forehead; 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 ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
- Sellwood 47.27 [0 in db]
PDC 6381 Orodes II (57-38 B.C.)
AR Drachm 2.67g (PDC 6381)
Mint: Susa
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem and pellet-ended torque, star before and crescent behind; wart is visible on forehead; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; above bow, monogram [~]; below bow, monogram [~]; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Note: Monnaies trouvées isolément dans les Jouelles [?]; Mois isolées, coin 21
Current collection: Bibliothèque nationale, Paris, FdS 191,71
Photo by Chris Hopkins
- Sellwood 47.28 [15 in db]
- Fouilles de Suse (1965), 191,71
PDC 18966 Orodes II (57-38 B.C.)
AR Drachm (PDC 18966)
Mint: Susa
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem with five pendants and pellet-ended torque, star before and crescent behind; wart is visible on forehead; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; above bow, monogram [~]; below bow, monogram [~]; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Photo by Patrick Pasmans
- Sellwood 47.28 variant (5 pendants from diadem) [1 in db]
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AR Drachm 3.89g AR.8mm (PDC 6811)
Mint: Mithradatkart
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem and pellet-ended torque, star before and crescent behind; no wart visible on forehead; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; behind throne, anchor (A47); below bow, monogram [~]; no border; seven-line Greek inscription
Note: Type E - crescent and one star on obverse; no wart on forehead; anchor on reverse
Previous collection: Don. Sir E. Grant Duff, KCMG, 1917
Photo by Chris Hopkins
- Sellwood 47.29 [159 in db]
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AR Drachm 3.6g 20mm 12h (PDC 14385)
Mint: Mithradatkart
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem and pellet-ended torque, star and crescent omitted; no wart visible on forehead; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; behind throne, anchor (A47); below bow, monogram [~]; no border; seven-line Greek inscription
Photo from SNG Great Britain, Vol. III, Lockett Collection (1949)
- Sellwood 47.29 variant (star and crescent omitted) [1 in db]
- SNG Britain III (Lockett), 3279 (this coin)
PDC 42440 Orodes II (57-38 B.C.)
AR Drachm 3.10g 20mm 1h (PDC 42440)
Mint: Eastern imitation?
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem and pellet-ended torque, star before and crescent behind; no wart visible on forehead; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; behind throne, anchor (A47); below bow, monogram [~]; no border; seven-line Greek inscription
Photo by Thomas K. Mallon, The Coins and History of Asia
- Sellwood 47.29-30 variant (ΘΕΟΠΑΤΟΡ imitation) [11 in db]
- Senior ISCH 201 type
PDC 16956 Orodes II (57-38 B.C.)
AR Drachm 3.83g 20mm 12h (PDC 16956)
Mint: Margiane
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem and pellet-ended torque, star before and crescent behind; no wart visible on forehead; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; behind throne, anchor (A47); below bow, Greek letter Π; no border; seven-line Greek inscription
Previous collection: Delorme
Photo by Compagnie Général de Bourse
- Sellwood 47.30 [8 in db]
- CGB VSO 16 (Dec 2002), lot 95 (this coin)
- BMC Parthia not listed
PDC 39659 Orodes II (57-38 B.C.)
AR Drachm 3.93g (PDC 39659)
Mint: Mithradatkart
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem and pellet-ended torque, star before and crescent behind; wart is visible on forehead; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; behind throne, anchor (A47); below bow, monogram [~]; no border; seven-line Greek inscription
Previous collection: Robert Gonnella
Photo by Dr. Busso Peus Nachf.
- Sellwood 47.31 [128 in db]
- Peus 388 (1 Nov 2006), lot 472 (this coin)
- Peus 326 (1-3 Nov 1989), lot 381 (this coin)
- Sammlung Gonnella: Münzen Der Arsakiden (2008), 320 (this coin)
- Shore 256
Click here to help add this image Orodes II (57-38 B.C.)
AR Drachm 4.100g (PDC 8785)
Mint: Mithradatkart
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem and pellet-ended torque, star before and crescent behind; wart is visible on forehead; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; behind throne, anchor (A47); below bow, monogram [~]; no border; variant of seven-line Greek inscription
Current collection: Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna, 23067
Photo by Chris Hopkins
- Sellwood 47.31 variant (legend) [1 in db]
- BMC Parthia p.89, 179
PDC 41692 Orodes II (57-38 B.C.)
AR Drachm 3.95g (PDC 41692)
Mint: Mithradatkart
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem and pellet-ended torque, star before and crescent behind; wart is visible on forehead; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; behind throne, variant anchor (A48iv); no symbol below bow; no border; seven-line Greek inscription
Note: reverse overstrike
Photo by Harlan J. Berk, Ltd.
- Sellwood 47.31 variant (no monogram, anchor) [1 in db]
PDC 42040 Orodes II (57-38 B.C.)
AR Drachm 4.17g 20mm (PDC 42040)
Mint: Nisa
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem and pellet-ended torque, star before and crescent behind; wart is visible on forehead; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; behind throne, anchor (A47); below bow, Greek letters NI; no border; seven-line Greek inscription
Previous collection: Todd A. Ballen
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 47.32 [24 in db]
- CNG E-Auction 155 (3 Jan 2007), lot 115 (this coin)
- Shore not listed
- Triton XIII (5 Jan 2010), lot 656 (this coin)
PDC 13448 Orodes II (57-38 B.C.)
AR Drachm 4.05g (PDC 13448)
Mint: Nisa
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem and pellet-ended torque, star before and crescent behind; wart is visible on forehead; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; behind throne, anchor (A47); below bow, Greek letters NI (with retrograde N); no border; seven-line Greek inscription
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 47.32 variant (retrograde Ν) [3 in db]
- CNG 60, lot 1021 (this coin)
- Shore not listed
PDC 17858 Orodes II (57-38 B.C.)
AR Drachm (PDC 17858)
Mint: Nisa
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem and pellet-ended torque, star before and crescent behind; wart is visible on forehead; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; behind throne, anchor (A47); below bow, Greek letters IN; no border; seven-line Greek inscription
Note: 2
Photo by Pars Coins
- Sellwood 47.33 [1 in db]
PDC 16711 Orodes II (57-38 B.C.)
AR Drachm 4.017g (PDC 16711)
Mint: Traxiane
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem and pellet-ended torque, star before and crescent behind; wart is visible on forehead; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; behind throne, anchor (A47); below bow, Greek letter Τ; no border; seven-line Greek inscription
Current collection: Smithsonian, 1985.0240.0014
Photo by Smithsonian Institution
- Sellwood 47.34 [4 in db]
PDC 13915 Orodes II (57-38 B.C.)
AR Drachm 3.9g (PDC 13915)
Mint: Traxiane
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem and pellet-ended torque, star before and crescent behind; wart is visible on forehead; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; behind throne, anchor (A47); below bow, Greek letter Τ; no border; left outside line reads ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ in seven-line Greek inscription
Photo by Pars Coins
- Sellwood 47.34 variant (legend left outside line reads ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ) [1 in db]
PDC 6472 Orodes II (57-38 B.C.)
AE Dichalkous 1.71g 13mm (PDC 6472)
Mint: Ecbatana
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem and pellet-ended torque, star before and crescent behind; (sometimes) wart is visible on forehead; circular border of pellets
Rev: eagle stands right, wings open, bearing diadem in beak; in front, monogram [ΑΤ]; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Current collection: Bibliothèque nationale, Paris, nc 352
Photo by Chris Hopkins
- Sellwood 47.35 [33 in db]
PDC 34808 Orodes II (57-38 B.C.)
AE Dichalkous 1.43g 12mm 12h (PDC 34808)
Mint: Ecbatana
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem and pellet-ended torque, star before and crescent behind; (sometimes) wart is visible on forehead; circular border of pellets
Rev: Nike walking right; in front, monogram [~]; no border; seven-line Greek inscription
Photo by Thomas K. Mallon, The Coins and History of Asia
- Sellwood 47.36 [10 in db]
PDC 7901 Orodes II (57-38 B.C.)
AE Chalkous 0.810g 12mm 12h (PDC 7901)
Mint: Ecbatana
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem and pellet-ended torque, star before and crescent behind; (sometimes) wart is visible on forehead; circular border of pellets
Rev: Nike walking right; in front, monogram [~]; no border; seven-line Greek inscription
Current collection: American Numismatic Society, 1973.56.1617
Photo by Chris Hopkins
- Sellwood 47.36 variant (chalkous) [2 in db]
PDC 11264 Orodes II (57-38 B.C.)
AE Dichalkous 12mm (PDC 11264)
Mint: Ecbatana
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem and pellet-ended torque, star before and crescent behind; (sometimes) wart is visible on forehead; circular border of pellets
Rev: Nike walking left; in front, monogram [~]; no border; seven-line Greek inscription
Photo by Wayne G. Sayles
- Sellwood 47.36 variant (Tyche walking left) [1 in db]
PDC 16712 Orodes II (57-38 B.C.)
AE Dichalkous 1.986g (PDC 16712)
Mint: Ecbatana
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem and pellet-ended torque, star before and crescent behind; (sometimes) wart is visible on forehead; circular border of pellets
Rev: fort with two tall and two short towers; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Current collection: Smithsonian, 2001.0009.0278
Photo by Smithsonian Institution
- Sellwood 47.37 [13 in db]
PDC 41785 Orodes II (57-38 B.C.)
AE Dichalkous 4.77g (PDC 41785)
Mint: Mithradatkart
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem and pellet-ended torque, star before and crescent behind; (sometimes) wart is visible on forehead; circular border of pellets
Rev: stag standing right; in front, monogram [~]; no border; seven-line Greek inscription
Photo by WAG
- Sellwood 47.38 [5 in db]
PDC 7709 Orodes II (57-38 B.C.)
AE Chalkous 1.220g 14mm 12h (PDC 7709)
Mint: Ecbatana
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem and pellet-ended torque, star before and crescent behind; (sometimes) wart is visible on forehead; circular border of pellets
Rev: bow in case; at right, monogram [~]; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Previous collection: Ge. Staraselsky coll.
Current collection: American Numismatic Society, 1944.100.80268
Photo by Chris Hopkins
- Sellwood 47.39 [25 in db]
PDC 6474 Orodes II (57-38 B.C.)
AE Chalkous 0.79g 10mm (PDC 6474)
Mint: Ecbatana
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem and pellet-ended torque, star before and crescent behind; (sometimes) wart is visible on forehead; circular border of pellets
Rev: horse head right; at right, monogram [~]; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Current collection: Bibliothèque nationale, Paris, JdM 347
Photo by Chris Hopkins
- Sellwood 47.40 [16 in db]
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AE Chalkous (PDC 28129)
Mint?
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem and pellet-ended torque, star before and crescent behind; (sometimes) wart is visible on forehead; circular border of pellets
Rev: gazelle head right; [symbol?]; [border?]; [inscription?]
- Sellwood 47.41 [0 in db]
PDC 9071 Orodes II (57-38 B.C.)
AE Chalkous 1.09g 10.5mm 12h (PDC 9071)
Mint: Ecbatana
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem and pellet-ended torque, star before and crescent behind; (sometimes) wart is visible on forehead; circular border of pellets
Rev: head of Athena right; before her, monogram AT; [border?]; [inscription?]
Current collection: Institut für Numismatik und Geldgeschichte, Vienna, 8950
Photo by Chris Hopkins
- Sellwood 47.42 [5 in db]
PDC 7644 Orodes II (57-38 B.C.)
AE Chalkous 1.680g 12mm 1h (PDC 7644)
Mint: Ecbatana
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem and pellet-ended torque, star before and crescent behind; (sometimes) wart is visible on forehead; circular border of pellets
Rev: bust of Tyche right; before her, monogram AT; [border?]; [inscription?]
Current collection: American Numismatic Society, 0000.999.52798
Photo by Chris Hopkins
- Sellwood 47.42 variant (Tyche) [1 in db]
PDC 6494 Orodes II (57-38 B.C.)
AE Chalkous 0.72g 9mm (PDC 6494)
Mint: Kangavar
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem and pellet-ended torque, star before and crescent behind; (sometimes) wart is visible on forehead; circular border of pellets
Rev: elephant head head right; in front, Κ; [border?]; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Current collection: Bibliothèque nationale, Paris, JdM 366
Photo by Chris Hopkins
- Sellwood 47.43 [1 in db]
PDC 20434 Orodes II (57-38 B.C.)
AE Chalkous 8mm (PDC 20434)
Mint: Ecbatana
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem and pellet-ended torque, star before and crescent behind; (sometimes) wart is visible on forehead; circular border of pellets
Rev: Arsacid symbol [~]; at right, monogram [~]; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Previous collection: Benlian
Photo from Catalogue of the Coins of Parthia (BMC Parthia, 1903)
- Sellwood 47.44 [1 in db]
- BMC Parthia, p.133,274; plate 23, no. 5 (Phraates IV) (this coin)
PDC 6493 Orodes II (57-38 B.C.)
AE Chalkous 1.22g 10mm (PDC 6493)
Mint: Rhagae
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem and pellet-ended torque, star before and crescent behind; (sometimes) wart is visible on forehead; circular border of pellets
Rev: Arsacid symbol [~]; at right, monogram [~]; no border; [inscription?]
Current collection: Bibliothèque nationale, Paris, nc 419
Photo by Chris Hopkins
- Sellwood 47.45 [1 in db]
PDC 10313 Orodes II (57-38 B.C.)
AE Chalkous 1.13g 11mm (PDC 10313)
Mint: Mithradatkart
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem and pellet-ended torque, star before and crescent behind; (sometimes) wart is visible on forehead; circular border of pellets
Rev: Arsacid symbol [~]; at right, monogram [~]; no border; [inscription?]
Current collection: Bibliothèque nationale, Paris, nc 1356 (Imitations)
Photo by Chris Hopkins
- Sellwood 47.46 [2 in db]
PDC 6495 Orodes II (57-38 B.C.)
AE Chalkous 1.38g 10mm (PDC 6495)
Mint: Kangavar
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem and pellet-ended torque, star before and crescent behind; (sometimes) wart is visible on forehead; circular border of pellets
Rev: Arsacid symbol [~]; at right, Greek letter Κ; no border; [inscription?]
Current collection: Bibliothèque nationale, Paris, nc 421
Photo by Chris Hopkins
- Sellwood 47.47 [1 in db]
- Petrowicz p.66,71; pl.X-18 (Orodes I) (this coin)

Sellwood Type 48

PDC 22745 Orodes II (57-38 B.C.)
AR Tetradrachm 15.32g (PDC 22745)
Mint?
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem, kandys decorated with eagle and B; griffin-ended torque; wart visible on forehead; circular border of pellets
Rev: male wearing diadem seated left on omphalos; in right hand Nike stands right presenting wreath; below hand, ΠΟ monogram; in left hand, scepter; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Current collection: Sellwood, 2583 (Tray 2)
Photo by Gorny & Mosch Giessener Münzenhandlung
- Sellwood 48 type variant (omphalos and monogram) [1 in db]
- Gorny & Mosch Auktion 130, lot 1403 (this coin)
- Shore 213 variant
PDC 17956 Orodes II (57-38 B.C.)
AR Tetradrachm 15.15g (PDC 17956)
Mint: Seleucia on the Tigris
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem, kandys decorated with eagle and B; griffin-ended torque; wart visible on forehead; circular border of pellets
Rev: male wearing diadem seated left on facing throne; in right hand Nike stands right presenting wreath; in left hand, scepter; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Photo by Dr. Busso Peus Nachf.
- Sellwood 48.1 [22 in db]
- Peus 374 (Apr 2003), Lot 148 (this coin)
- Shore 212
PDC 53346 Orodes II (57-38 B.C.)
AR Tetradrachm 14.87g 30mm (PDC 53346)
Mint: Seleucia on the Tigris
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem, kandys decorated with griffin; griffin-ended torque; wart visible on forehead; circular border of pellets
Rev: male wearing diadem seated left on facing throne; in right hand Nike stands right presenting wreath; in left hand, scepter; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Photo by Pars Coins
- Sellwood 48.1 variant (griffin on kandys) [5 in db]
PDC 15124 Orodes II (57-38 B.C.)
AR Tetradrachm 15.16g 29mm 12h (PDC 15124)
Mint: Seleucia
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem, kandys decorated with eagle and B; griffin-ended torque; wart visible on forehead; circular border of pellets
Rev: male wearing diadem seated left on facing throne; in right hand Nike stands right presenting wreath; in left hand, scepter; pellet under throne; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Photo by Dr. Busso Peus Nachf.
- Sellwood 48.1 variant (pellet under throne) [9 in db]
- Peus 372 (Oct 2002), Lot 638 (this coin)
- de Callataÿ 22 (this coin)
- Shore 212
PDC 18399 Orodes II (57-38 B.C.)
AR Tetradrachm 15.21g 30mm 12h (PDC 18399)
Mint: Seleucia on the Tigris
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem, kandys decorated with eagle and B; griffin-ended torque; wart visible on forehead; circular border of pellets
Rev: male wearing diadem seated left on facing throne; in right hand Nike stands right presenting wreath; in left hand, scepter; below Nike, Greek letter Γ; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Photo by Bob Rives
- Sellwood 48.2 [15 in db]
- Shore 213 variant (gamma not dot)
PDC 28520 Orodes II (57-38 B.C.)
AR Tetradrachm 14.32g (PDC 28520)
Mint: Seleucia on the Tigris
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem, kandys decorated with eagle and B; griffin-ended torque; wart visible on forehead; circular border of pellets
Rev: male wearing diadem seated left on facing throne; in right hand Nike stands right presenting wreath; in left hand, scepter; below Nike, Greek letter Γ; pellet under throne; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Photo by Pars Coins
- Sellwood 48.2 variant (pellet under throne) [5 in db]
PDC 15126 Orodes II (57-38 B.C.)
AR Tetradrachm 15.06g 28mm 12h (PDC 15126)
Mint: Seleucia on the Tigris
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem, kandys decorated with eagle and B; griffin-ended torque; wart visible on forehead; circular border of pellets
Rev: male wearing diadem seated left on facing throne; in right hand Nike stands right presenting wreath; in left hand, scepter; below Nike, Greek letter Υ; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Photo by Dr. Busso Peus Nachf.
- Sellwood 48.3 [5 in db]
- Peus 372 (Oct 2002), Lot 640 (this coin)
- de Callataÿ 65 (this coin)
- Shore not listed
PDC 5078 Orodes II (57-38 B.C.)
AR Tetradrachm 10.77g (PDC 5078)
Mint: Seleucia on the Tigris
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem, kandys decorated with eagle and B; griffin-ended torque; wart visible on forehead; circular border of pellets
Rev: male wearing diadem seated left on facing throne; in right hand Nike stands right presenting wreath; in left hand, scepter; below Nike, Greek letter Υ; pellet under throne; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Photo by UBS AG Gold & Numismatics
- Sellwood 48.3 variant (pellet under throne) [4 in db]
- UBS 67 (Sep 2006), lot 5500 (this coin)
PDC 21198 Orodes II (57-38 B.C.)
AR Tetradrachm (PDC 21198)
Mint: Seleucia on the Tigris
Dated ΔΑΙ
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem, kandys decorated with eagle and B; griffin-ended torque; wart visible on forehead; circular border of pellets
Rev: male wearing diadem seated left on facing throne; in right hand Nike stands right presenting wreath; in left hand, scepter; below throne, monogram [~]; in exergue, Greek letters ΔΑΙ; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Photo from Monnaies Arsacide Surfrappe (1904), by Allotte de la Fuÿe
- Sellwood 48.4 [4 in db]
- Allotte de la Fuye, "Monnaies Arsacides Surfrappees", Revue Numismatique, 4th series, 8th vol., (1904), 174-196, and Pl. VI, 1. (this coin)
PDC 20845 Orodes II (57-38 B.C.)
AR Tetradrachm 11.58g (PDC 20845)
Mint: Seleucia on the Tigris
Dated 273 ΓΟΣ (BC 40-BC 39)
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem, kandys decorated with eagle and B; griffin-ended torque; wart visible on forehead; circular border of pellets
Rev: male wearing diadem seated left on facing throne; in right hand Nike stands right presenting wreath; in left hand, scepter; below throne, monogram [~]; in exergue, Greek letters ΓΟΣ (read from inside); no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Photo by Dr. Busso Peus Nachf.
- Sellwood 48.5 [4 in db]
- Peus 376 (Oct 2003), Lot 678 (this coin)
- Shore not listed
PDC 22751 Orodes II (57-38 B.C.)
AR Drachm 4.17g (PDC 22751)
Mint: Mithradatkart
Obv: bust left with pointed beard wearing diadem and griffin-ended torque; star before, crescent above star behind; wart visible on forehead; circular border of pellets
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
Note: Mule between S48 (obverse) and S47.9 reverse
Photo by Gorny & Mosch Giessener Münzenhandlung
- Sellwood 48 mule S48 (obv) and S47.9 (ΜΘ monogram) [2 in db]
- Gorny & Mosch Auktion 130, lot 1409 (this coin)
- Gorny & Mosch Auktion 134, lot 1613 (this coin)
- Shore 264 (stgl.)
PDC 42041 Orodes II (57-38 B.C.)
AR Drachm 4.02g 18mm (PDC 42041)
Mint: Ecbatana
Obv: bust left with pointed beard wearing diadem and griffin-ended torque; star before, crescent above star behind; wart visible on forehead; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; behind archer, anchor (A48i); below bow, monogram [~]; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 48.6 [141 in db]
- CNG E-Auction 155 (3 Jan 2007), lot 116 (this coin)
- Shore 258
PDC 21819 Orodes II (57-38 B.C.)
AR Drachm (PDC 21819)
Mint: Ecbatana
Obv: bust left with pointed beard wearing diadem and griffin-ended torque; star before, crescent above star behind; wart visible on forehead; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; behind archer, anchor (A48ii); below bow, monogram [~]; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Photo by Bart Lewis
- Sellwood 48.7 [51 in db]
PDC 32087 Orodes II (57-38 B.C.)
AR Drachm (PDC 32087)
Mint: Ecbatana
Obv: bust left with pointed beard wearing diadem and griffin-ended torque; star before, crescent above star behind; wart visible on forehead; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; behind archer, anchor (A48iii); below bow, monogram [~]; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Photo by John C. Lavender, Moneta Numismatic Services, Inc.
- Sellwood 48.8 [85 in db]
PDC 17393 Orodes II (57-38 B.C.)
AR Drachm 3.90g (PDC 17393)
Mint: Ecbatana
Obv: bust left with pointed beard wearing diadem and griffin-ended torque; star before, crescent above star behind; wart visible on forehead; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; behind archer, anchor (A48iv); below bow, monogram [~]; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 48.9 [247 in db]
- CNG Online Coin Shop, item 732277 (Jan 2003) (this coin)
- Shore 261
PDC 34811 Orodes II (57-38 B.C.)
AR Drachm 4.03g 19mm 1h (PDC 34811)
Mint: Rhagae
Obv: bust left with pointed beard wearing diadem and griffin-ended torque; star before, crescent above star behind; wart visible on forehead; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; behind archer, anchor (A48v); below bow, monogram [~]; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Photo by Thomas K. Mallon, The Coins and History of Asia
- Sellwood 48.10 [156 in db]
PDC 21577 Orodes II (57-38 B.C.)
AR Drachm 4.02g (PDC 21577)
Mint: Rhagae
Obv: bust left with pointed beard wearing diadem and griffin-ended torque; star before, crescent above star behind; wart visible on forehead; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; behind archer, anchor (A48v); below bow, monogram [~]; no border; seven-line corrupted Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΟΥ ΠΙΦΑΚΣ ΛΕΛΛΗΣ
Previous collection: Bellaria
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 48.10 variant (corrupt legend) [2 in db]
- Triton VII (12 Jan 2004), lot 452 (this coin)
- BMC Parthia p.92, 203 variant (Orodes I; legend)
- Mitchiner ACW not listed
- Shore 262 variant (legend)
PDC 20835 Orodes II (57-38 B.C.)
AR Drachm (PDC 20835)
Mint: Rhagae
Obv: bust left with pointed beard wearing diadem and griffin-ended torque; crescent behind, but both stars removed; wart visible on forehead; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; behind archer, anchor (A48v); below bow, monogram [~]; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Photo by Dr. Busso Peus Nachf.
- Sellwood 48.10 variant (obv stars removed) [1 in db]
- Peus 376 (Oct 2003), Lot 672b (this coin)
PDC 33710 Orodes II (57-38 B.C.)
AR Drachm 3.91g 19mm (PDC 33710)
Mint: Rhagae
Obv: bust left with pointed beard wearing diadem and griffin-ended torque; star before, crescent above star behind; wart visible on forehead; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; behind archer, anchor (A48v) over anchor (A48iii); below bow, monogram [~]; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Photo by eBay seller lellien
- Sellwood 48.10 variant (overstruck on S48.8) [1 in db]
PDC 22752 Orodes II (57-38 B.C.)
AR Drachm 3.23g (PDC 22752)
Mint: Rhagae
Obv: bust left with pointed beard wearing diadem and griffin-ended torque; star before, crescent above star behind; no wart on forehead; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; behind archer, anchor (A48v); below bow, monogram [~]; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Note: without the royal wart on king's forehead
Photo by Gorny & Mosch Giessener Münzenhandlung
- Sellwood 48.10 variant (without wart) [1 in db]
- Gorny & Mosch Auktion 130, lot 1410 (this coin)
- Shore 262
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AR Drachm (PDC 41495)
Mint: Rhagae
Obv: bust left with pointed beard wearing diadem and griffin-ended torque; star before, crescent above star behind; wart visible on forehead; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; behind archer,variant anchor; below bow, monogram [~]; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
- Sellwood 48.10-variant (anchor design) [1 in db]
PDC 52056 Orodes II (57-38 B.C.)
AR Drachm 4.0148g 20mm (PDC 52056)
Mint: Rhagae
Obv: bust left with pointed beard wearing diadem and griffin-ended torque; star before, crescent above star behind; wart visible on forehead; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; behind archer, anchor (A48i); below bow, monogram [~]; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Photo by Bob Rives
- Sellwood 48.11 [47 in db]
PDC 13922 Orodes II (57-38 B.C.)
AR Drachm 3.7g (PDC 13922)
Mint: Aria
Obv: bust left with pointed beard wearing diadem and griffin-ended torque; star before, crescent above star behind; wart visible on forehead; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; behind archer, anchor (A48i); below bow, Greek letter Α; no border; seven-line Greek inscription
Note: doublestruck
Photo by Pars Coins
- Sellwood 48.12 [4 in db]
PDC 9368 Orodes II (57-38 B.C.)
AR Hemidrachm 1.92g (PDC 9368)
Mint: Ecbatana
Obv: bust left with pointed beard wearing diadem and griffin-ended torque; wart visible on forehead; no symbols; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; behind archer, no anchor; below bow, monogram [~]; no border; four-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ
Note: Petrowicz Cond/Rarity: C1, RR
Previous collection: Petrowicz; S. Alichan, Constantinople
Current collection: Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna, plaster cast on glass plate for Samm. Petrowicz (1904)
Photo by Chris Hopkins
- Sellwood 48.13 [1 in db]
- Petrowicz p.72,117; pl.XI-23 (Orodes I) (this coin)
PDC 23252 Orodes II (57-38 B.C.)
AR Diobol 1.14g (PDC 23252)
Mint: Ecbatana
Obv: bust left with pointed beard wearing diadem and griffin-ended torque; wart visible on forehead; in front, palm branch; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; behind archer, no anchor; below bow, monogram ΜΤΘ; no border; four-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ
Current collection: David Sellwood, 2191 (Tray 22)
Photo by Chris Hopkins
- Sellwood 48.14 [12 in db]
PDC 39669 Orodes II (57-38 B.C.)
AR Diobol 1.23g (PDC 39669)
Mint: Ecbatana
Obv: bust left with pointed beard wearing diadem and griffin-ended torque; wart visible on forehead; in front, palm branch; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; behind archer, no anchor; below bow, monogram [~]; no border; four-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ
Previous collection: Robert Gonnella
Photo by Dr. Busso Peus Nachf.
- Sellwood 48.14 variant (monogram ΜΤΘ) [2 in db]
- Peus 388 (1 Nov 2006), lot 483 (this coin)
- Peus 349 (1996), lot 198 (this coin)
- Sammlung Gonnella: Münzen Der Arsakiden (2008), 349 (this coin)
- Shore not listed
PDC 4765 Orodes II (57-38 B.C.)
AR Obol 0.59g (PDC 4765)
Mint: Ecbatana
Obv: bust left with pointed beard wearing diadem and pellet-ended torque; wart visible on forehead; no symbols; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; behind archer, no anchor; below bow, monogram [~]; no border; four-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ
Photo by Dr. Busso Peus Nachf.
- Sellwood 48.15 [32 in db]
- Peus 363, Lot 5156 (this coin)
PDC 7433 Orodes II (57-38 B.C.)
AR Hemiobol 0.370g 10mm 12h (PDC 7433)
Mint: Ecbatana
Obv: bust left with pointed beard wearing diadem and pellet-ended torque; wart visible on forehead; no symbols; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; behind archer, no anchor; below bow, monogram [~]; no border; four-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ
Previous collection: Curtis coll.
Current collection: American Numismatic Society, 1944.100.82793
Photo by Chris Hopkins
- Sellwood 48.15 variant (hemiobol) [3 in db]
PDC 11465 Orodes II (57-38 B.C.)
AR Obol 0.51g (PDC 11465)
Mint: Ecbatana
Obv: bust left with pointed beard wearing diadem and pellet-ended torque; wart visible on forehead; no symbols; circular border of pellets
Rev: Herakles standing left, right arm extended holding lion’s skin and cup; left hand holding holding club; before him, monogram [~]; no border; four-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ
Note: unpublished reverse type
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 48.15 variant (Herakles standing left) [1 in db]
- CNG 58, lot 760 (this coin)
- Shore cf. 265
PDC 21579 Orodes II (57-38 B.C.)
AR Obol 0.55g (PDC 21579)
Mint: Ecbatana
Obv: bust left with pointed beard wearing diadem and pellet-ended torque; wart visible on forehead; no symbols; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; behind archer, no anchor; below bow, monogram [~]; no border; four-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ
Previous collection: Bellaria
Current collection: David Sellwood, 2581 (Tray 24)
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 48.15 variant (monogram ΜΤΘ) [2 in db]
- Triton VII (12 Jan 2004), lot 454 (this coin)
- BMC Parthia cf. pg. 96, 240 (Orodes I)
- Mitchiner ACW cf. 578
- Peus 328 (1990), lot 300 (this coin)
- Shore cf. 265
PDC 23293 Orodes II (57-38 B.C.)
AR Obol 0.48g (PDC 23293)
Mint: Ecbatana
Obv: bust left with pointed beard wearing diadem and pellet-ended torque; wart visible on forehead; no symbols; circular border of pellets
Rev: male figure stands facing, right arm extended, holding club in left hand; before him, monogram [~]; no border; four-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ
Photo by Chris Hopkins
- Sellwood 48.15 variant (monogram Π) [1 in db]
PDC 59798 Orodes II (57-38 B.C.)
AR Obol 0.57g 1h (PDC 59798)
Mint: Ecbatana
Obv: bust left with pointed beard wearing diadem and griffon-ended torque; wart visible on forehead; no symbols; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; behind archer, no anchor; below bow, monogram [~]; no border; four-line Greek inscription with ΔIKΛIOY retrograde = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ
Previous collection: Todd A. Ballen
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 48.15 variant (no wart, griffin-ended torque; ΔIKΛIOY retrograde) [1 in db]
- Triton XIII (5 Jan 2010), lot 669 (this coin)
- Gorny & Mosch Auktion 130, lot 1412 (this coin)
- Peus 336 (28 April 1993), lot 140 (this coin)
- Peus 337 (3-9 Nov 1993), lot 140 (this coin)
- Shore 265 var. (same);
PDC 23291 Orodes II (57-38 B.C.)
AR Obol 0.58g (PDC 23291)
Mint: Rhagae
Obv: bust left with pointed beard wearing diadem and griffin-ended torque; wart visible on forehead; no symbols; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; behind archer, no anchor; below bow, monogram [~]; no border; four-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛ ΒΑΣΙΛΥ ΕΥΕΛΥ ΦΙΛΕΛΛ
Current collection: David Sellwood, 1163 (Tray 24)
Photo by Chris Hopkins
- Sellwood 48.16 [8 in db]
PDC 24620 Orodes II (57-38 B.C.)
AR Obol 0.64g (PDC 24620)
Mint: Rhagae
Obv: bust left with pointed beard wearing diadem and griffin-ended torque; wart visible on forehead; no symbols; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; behind archer, no anchor; below bow, monogram [~]; no border; four-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕ ΒΑΣΙΛΕ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ [ΥΡΩΔΟΥ?]
Previous collection: Bellaria
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 48.17 [22 in db]
- CNG 66 (19 May 2004), lot 792 (this coin)
- BMC Parthia p.96, 246 (Orodes I)
- Mitchiner ACW 578
- Shore not listed
PDC 6483 Orodes II (57-38 B.C.)
AE Dichalkous 1.25g 11mm (PDC 6483)
Mint: Ecbatana
Obv: bust left with pointed beard wearing diadem and griffin-ended torque; star before, crescent above star behind; wart visible on forehead; circular border of pellets
Rev: eagle stands right wings closed; in front, monogram [ΑΤ]; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Current collection: Bibliothèque nationale, Paris, JdM 358
Photo by Chris Hopkins
- Sellwood 48.18 corrigendum (eagle right) [17 in db]
PDC 6484 Orodes II (57-38 B.C.)
AE Dichalkous 1.72g 13mm (PDC 6484)
Mint: Ecbatana
Obv: bust left with pointed beard wearing diadem and griffin-ended torque; star before, crescent above star behind; wart visible on forehead; circular border of pellets
Rev: bust of Tyche right; in front, monogram [~]; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Current collection: Bibliothèque nationale, Paris, nc 408
Photo by Chris Hopkins
- Sellwood 48.19 [15 in db]
PDC 6487 Orodes II (57-38 B.C.)
AE Chalkous 0.99g 10mm (PDC 6487)
Mint: AT
Obv: bust left with pointed beard wearing diadem and griffin-ended torque; star before, crescent above star behind; wart visible on forehead; circular border of pellets
Rev: bust of Tyche right; in front, monogram [~]; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Current collection: Bibliothèque nationale, Paris, JdM 361
Photo by Chris Hopkins
- Sellwood 48.19 variant (chalkous) [2 in db]
Click here to help add this image Orodes II (57-38 B.C.)
AE Dichalkous (PDC 27985)
Mint: Mithradatkart
Obv: bust left with pointed beard wearing diadem and griffin-ended torque; star before, crescent above star behind; wart visible on forehead; circular border of pellets
Rev: stag standing right; in front, monogram [~]; no border; seven-line Greek inscription
- Sellwood 48.20 [0 in db]
PDC 20422 Orodes II (57-38 B.C.)
AE Dichalkous 13mm (PDC 20422)
Mint: Mithradatkart
Obv: bust left with pointed beard wearing diadem and griffin-ended torque; star before, star above crescent behind; wart visible on forehead; circular border of pellets
Rev: horse prancing right; in front, monogram [~]; no border; seven-line Greek inscription
Previous collection: Cunningham
Photo from Catalogue of the Coins of Parthia (BMC Parthia, 1903)
- Sellwood 48.20 variant (horse prancing right) [3 in db]
- BMC Parthia, p.128,236; plate 22, no. 14 (Phraates IV) (this coin)
PDC 34925 Orodes II (57-38 B.C.)
AE Dichalkous 3.02g 15mm 12h (PDC 34925)
Mint: Mithradatkart
Obv: bust left with pointed beard wearing diadem and griffin-ended torque; star before, star above crescent behind; wart visible on forehead; circular border of pellets
Rev: horse standing right; in front, monogram [~]; no border; seven-line Greek inscription
Note: 9
Provenance: ex Najaf Coins & Collectibles
Photo by Chris Hopkins
- Sellwood 48.20 variant (horse standing right) [1 in db]
Click here to help add this image Orodes II (57-38 B.C.)
AE Dichalkous (PDC 28008)
Mint: Mithradatkart
Obv: bust left with pointed beard wearing diadem and griffin-ended torque; star before, crescent above star behind; wart visible on forehead; circular border of pellets
Rev: Nike standing right with wreath; in front, monogram [~]; no border; seven-line Greek inscription
- Sellwood 48.21 [0 in db]
PDC 6479 Orodes II (57-38 B.C.)
AE Dichalkous 1.69g 11mm (PDC 6479)
Mint: Ecbatana
Obv: bust left with pointed beard wearing diadem and griffin-ended torque; star before, crescent above star behind; wart visible on forehead; circular border of pellets
Rev: anchor; to right, monogram [~]; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Note: Obverse double strike
Current collection: Bibliothèque nationale, Paris, JdM 353
Photo by Chris Hopkins
- Sellwood 48.22 [19 in db]
Click here to help add this image Orodes II (57-38 B.C.)
AE Dichalkous (PDC 28133)
Mint: Rhagae
Obv: bust left with pointed beard wearing diadem and griffin-ended torque; star before, crescent above star behind; wart visible on forehead; circular border of pellets
Rev: anchor; to right, monogram [~]; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
- Sellwood 48.23 [0 in db]
PDC 6481 Orodes II (57-38 B.C.)
AE Chalkous 1.48g 11mm (PDC 6481)
Mint: Ecbatana
Obv: bust left with pointed beard wearing diadem and griffin-ended torque; star before, crescent above star behind; wart visible on forehead; circular border of pellets
Rev: corn ear; to right, monogram [~] above ΑΤ monogram; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Current collection: Bibliothèque nationale, Paris, JdM 356
Photo by Chris Hopkins
- Sellwood 48.24 [8 in db]
PDC 6869 Orodes II (57-38 B.C.)
AE Chalkous 2.21g (PDC 6869)
Mint: Ecbatana
Obv: bust left with pointed beard wearing diadem and griffin-ended torque; star before, crescent above star behind; wart visible on forehead; circular border of pellets
Rev: corn ear; to right, no monogram above ΑΤ monogram; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Previous collection: Don. C.W.C. Oman on 7.2.1891 (o.c. 123)
Current collection: Ashmolean Museum, O.C. 123
Photo by Chris Hopkins
- Sellwood 48.24 variant (no monogram above ΑΤ monogram) [1 in db]
- BMC Parthia p.95, 233
Click here to help add this image Orodes II (57-38 B.C.)
AE Chalkous (PDC 28134)
Mint: Rhagae
Obv: bust left with pointed beard wearing diadem and griffin-ended torque; star before, crescent above star behind; wart visible on forehead; circular border of pellets
Rev: corn ear; to left, monogram [~]; to right monogram [~]; [border?]; [inscription?]
- Sellwood 48.25 [0 in db]
PDC 40051 Orodes II (57-38 B.C.)
AE Chalkous 1.35g (PDC 40051)
Mint: Rhagae
Obv: bust left with pointed beard wearing diadem and griffin-ended torque; star before, crescent above star behind; wart visible on forehead; circular border of pellets
Rev: corn ear; to right, monogram [~]; ΓΡ monogram to left; [border?]; [inscription?]
Previous collection: Robert Gonnella
Photo by Dr. Busso Peus Nachf.
- Sellwood 48.25 variant (ΓΡ monogram to left) [1 in db]
- Peus 388 (1 Nov 2006), lot 486h (this coin)
- Sammlung Gonnella: Münzen Der Arsakiden (2008), 355 (this coin)
Click here to help add this image Orodes II (57-38 B.C.)
AE Chalkous 1.03g 9mm (PDC 42619)
Mint: Ecbatana
Obv: bust left with pointed beard wearing diadem and griffin-ended torque; star before, crescent above star behind; wart visible on forehead; circular border of pellets
Rev: stag head right; in front, monogram [~]; [border?]; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Previous collection: Shore
- Sellwood 48.26 [1 in db]
- Shore 525 (this coin)
PDC 33263 Orodes II (57-38 B.C.)
AE Chalkous 1.49g 12mm (PDC 33263)
Mint: Ecbatana
Obv: bust left with pointed beard wearing diadem and griffin-ended torque; star before, crescent above star behind; wart visible on forehead; circular border of pellets
Rev: eagle stands right atop amphora, a bunch of grapes either side; at right, monogram [~]; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Photo by Barry & Darling Ancient Coins
- Sellwood 48.27 [10 in db]
PDC 7109 Orodes II (57-38 B.C.)
AE Chalkous (PDC 7109)
Mint: Ecbatana
Obv: bust left with pointed beard wearing diadem and griffin-ended torque; star before, crescent above star behind; wart visible on forehead; circular border of pellets
Rev: stag browsing right, eagle stands right atop antler, wings open; above stag, monogram [~]; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Photo by Chris Hopkins
- Sellwood 48.28 [10 in db]
- BMC Parthia p.129, 242
Click here to help add this image Orodes II (57-38 B.C.)
AE Chalkous (PDC 28136)
Mint: Rhagae
Obv: bust left with pointed beard wearing diadem and griffin-ended torque; star before, crescent above star behind; wart visible on forehead; circular border of pellets
Rev: amphora; at right, monogram [~]; no border; [inscription?]
- Sellwood 48.29 [0 in db]
PDC 20351 Orodes II (57-38 B.C.)
AE Chalkous 13mm (PDC 20351)
Mint: Laodicea
Obv: bust left with pointed beard wearing diadem and griffin-ended torque; star before, crescent above star behind; wart visible on forehead; circular border of pellets
Rev: star; at right, monogram [~]; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Photo from Catalogue of the Coins of Parthia (BMC Parthia, 1903)
- Sellwood 48.30 [2 in db]
- BMC Parthia, p. 95,236; plate 18, no. 7 (Orodes I) (this coin)
PDC 7704 Orodes II (57-38 B.C.)
AE Chalkous 0.920g 11mm 12h (PDC 7704)
Mint: Laodicea
Obv: bust left with pointed beard wearing diadem and griffin-ended torque; star before, crescent above star behind; wart visible on forehead; circular border of pellets
Rev: dolphin right; in front, Greek letter Λ; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Previous collection: Gen. Staraselsky coll.
Current collection: American Numismatic Society, 1944.100.80263
Photo by Chris Hopkins
- Sellwood 48.31 [1 in db]
PDC 7692 Orodes II (57-38 B.C.)
AE Chalkous 1.750g 14mm 1h (PDC 7692)
Mint: Ecbatana
Obv: bust left with pointed beard wearing diadem and griffin-ended torque; no symbols; wart visible on forehead; circular border of pellets
Rev: star above crescent; to right, monogram [~]; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Current collection: American Numismatic Society, 1944.100.80251
Photo by Chris Hopkins
- Sellwood 48.32 [19 in db]
PDC 6480 Orodes II (57-38 B.C.)
AE Chalkous 1.63g 11mm (PDC 6480)
Mint: Ecbatana
Obv: bust left with pointed beard wearing diadem and griffin-ended torque; star before, crescent above star behind; wart visible on forehead; circular border of pellets
Rev: crescent; to right, monogram [~]; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Current collection: Bibliothèque nationale, Paris, JdM 354
Photo by Chris Hopkins
- Sellwood 48.32 variant (symbols on obv; no star on rev) [2 in db]

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