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Freeman & Sear Manhattan Sale (5 Jan 2010)

Parthian and Parthia-related Coins in the
Freeman & Sear Manhattan Sale, 5 Jan 2010

The images on this page are used with the kind permission of by permission Freeman & Sear. Please see the Freeman & Sear Mail Bid Sale 17 catalog for their detailed description of these coins.

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.

 

Parthia

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PDC 60185 Arsaces I (247-211 B.C.)
AR Drachm 4.04g (PDC 60185)
Rev: ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΑΥΤΟΚΡΑΤΟΡΟΣ
Previous collection: A. Lynn
Photo by Freeman & Sear
- Sellwood 1.1
- Freeman & Sear Manhattan Sale (5 Jan 2010), lot 107 (this coin)
- Shore 1
- Triton II (1-2 Dec 1998), lot 548 (this coin)
PDC 60186 Arsaces II (211-191 B.C.)
AR Drachm 4.10g (PDC 60186)
Rev: ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ
Previous collection: A. Lynn
Photo by Freeman & Sear
- Sellwood 5.1
- Freeman & Sear Manhattan Sale (5 Jan 2010), lot 108 (this coin)
- Shore 3
- Triton II (1-2 Dec 1998), lot 551 (this coin)
PDC 60187 Arsaces II (211-191 B.C.)
AR Drachm 4.11g (PDC 60187)
Rev: ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ
Previous collection: A. Lynn
Photo by Freeman & Sear
- Sellwood 6.1
- Freeman & Sear Manhattan Sale (5 Jan 2010), lot 109 (this coin)
- Shore 4
- Superior Stamp & Coin June Pre-Long Beach Sale (31 May–1 Jun 1999), lot 989 (this coin)
PDC 60188 Mithradates I (171-138 B.C.)
AR Drachm 4.22g (PDC 60188)
Rev: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ
Previous collection: A. Lynn
Photo by Freeman & Sear
- Sellwood 11.1
- Freeman & Sear Manhattan Sale (5 Jan 2010), lot 110 (this coin)
- Shore 24
- Triton II (1-2 Dec 1998), lot 554 (this coin)
PDC 60189 Mithradates I (171-138 B.C.)
AR Drachm 3.65g (PDC 60189)
Rev: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ
Previous collection: A. Lynn
Photo by Freeman & Sear
- Sellwood 13.6
- Freeman & Sear Manhattan Sale (5 Jan 2010), lot 111 (this coin)
- Shore 38
- Triton II (1-2 Dec 1998), lot 555 (this coin)
PDC 60190 Mithradates II (123-88 B.C.)
AR Drachm 4.10g (PDC 60190)
Rev: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ
Previous collection: A. Lynn
Photo by Freeman & Sear
- Sellwood 26.10
- Freeman & Sear Manhattan Sale (5 Jan 2010), lot 112 (this coin)
- Shore 76
- Superior Stamp & Coin NYINC Auction (4-5 Dec 1998), lot 1107 (this coin)
PDC 60191 Darius (70 B.C.)
AR Drachm 4.12g (PDC 60191)
Rev: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ ΦΙΛΟΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ
Previous collection: A. Lynn
Photo by Freeman & Sear
- Sellwood 36.6 variant (legend iv)
- Freeman & Sear Manhattan Sale (5 Jan 2010), lot 113 (this coin)
- Shore 153
- Triton II (1-2 Dec 1998), lot 563 (this coin)
PDC 60192 Phraates III (70-57 B.C.)
AR Drachm 4.14g (PDC 60192)
Rev: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Previous collection: A. Lynn
Photo by Freeman & Sear
- Sellwood 38.4
- Freeman & Sear Manhattan Sale (5 Jan 2010), lot 114 (this coin)
- Shore 170
- Superior Stamp & Coin June Pre-Long Beach Sale (31 May–1 Jun 1999), lot 1001 (this coin)
PDC 60193 Phraates III (70-57 B.C.)
AR Drachm 4.14g (PDC 60193)
Rev: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Previous collection: A. Lynn
Photo by Freeman & Sear
- Sellwood 38.13
- Freeman & Sear Manhattan Sale (5 Jan 2010), lot 115 (this coin)
- CNG 53 (15 Mar 2000), lot 744 (this coin)
- Shore 176
PDC 60194 Phraataces & Musa (2 B.C.-A.D. 4)
AR Drachm 3.84g (PDC 60194)
Rev: ΘΕΑΣ ΟΥΡΑΝΙΑΣ ΜΟΥΣΗΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΙΣΣΕΣ
Previous collection: A. Lynn
Photo by Freeman & Sear
- Sellwood 58.9
- Freeman & Sear Manhattan Sale (5 Jan 2010), lot 116 (this coin)
- Shore 324
- Triton III (30 Nov 1-Dec 1999), lot 673 (this coin)
PDC 60195 Osroes I (A.D. 109-129)
AR Drachm 3.21g (PDC 60195)
Previous collection: A. Lynn
Photo by Freeman & Sear
- Sellwood 80.1
- Freeman & Sear Manhattan Sale (5 Jan 2010), lot 117 (this coin)
- Shore 422
- Triton III (30 Nov 1-Dec 1999), lot 675 (this coin)
PDC 60196 Osroes II (A.D. 190)
AR Drachm 3.70g (PDC 60196)
Previous collection: A. Lynn
Photo by Freeman & Sear
- Sellwood 85.1 variant (legend)
- Freeman & Sear Manhattan Sale (5 Jan 2010), lot 118 (this coin)
- Superior Stamp & Coin NYINC Auction (4-5 Dec 1998), lot 1128 (this coin)
PDC 60197 Vologases V (A.D. 191-208)
AR Drachm 3.67g (PDC 60197)
Previous collection: A. Lynn
Photo by Freeman & Sear
- Sellwood 86.3
- Freeman & Sear Manhattan Sale (5 Jan 2010), lot 119 (this coin)
- CNG 55 (13 Sep 2000), lot 769 (this coin)
- Shore 448
 

Rome

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PDC 60198 Augustus (P. Petronius Turpilianus, moneyer)
AR Denarius 4.06g (PDC 60198)
Struck circa 19 AD
Obv: Diademed, draped bust of Feronia right / TVRPILIANVS — III VIR around, FE—RON below
Rev: bearded Parthian in striped trousers kneeling right, returning signum / CAESAR — AVGVSTVS SIGN RECE
Previous collection: A. Lynn
Photo by Freeman & Sear
- Freeman & Sear Manhattan Sale (5 Jan 2010), lot 179 (this coin)
- CNG 50 (23 Jun 1999), lot 1388 (this coin)
- RCV 1603
- RIC 288 (S)
- RSC 484
PDC 60199 Marcus Aurelius
AR Denarius 3.27g (PDC 60199)
Struck 167 AD-168 AD
Obv: laureate head of Marcus Aurelius right / M ANTONINVS AVG ARM PARTH MAX
Rev: Providentia standing facing, head left, holding wand and scepter, globe at feet / TR P XXII IMP IIII COS III
Note: December 167–December 168
Previous collection: A. Lynn
Photo by Freeman & Sear
- Freeman & Sear Manhattan Sale (5 Jan 2010), lot 299 (this coin)
- BMCRE 456
- RIC 176
- RSC 890
- Tkalec Auction (24 Oct 2003), lot 282 (this coin)
PDC 60200 Marcus Aurelius
AR Denarius 3.17g (PDC 60200)
Struck 168 AD
Obv: laureate head of Marcus Aurelius right / M ANTONINVS AVG ARM PARTH MAX
Rev: Aequitas seated left on backless throne, holding scales and cornucopiae / TR P XXII IMP V COS III
Previous collection: A. Lynn
Photo by Freeman & Sear
- Freeman & Sear Manhattan Sale (5 Jan 2010), lot 300 (this coin)
- BMCRE 467
- CNG 45 (18 Mar 1998), lot 2110 (this coin)
- RIC 191
- RSC 899
PDC 60201 Lucius Verus
AR Denarius 2.53g (PDC 60201)
Struck 167 AD
Obv: laureate head of Lucius Verus right / L VERVS AVG ARM PARTH MAX
Rev: Aequitas standing facing, head left, holding scales and cornucopiae / TR P VII IM[PII]II COS III
Previous collection: A. Lynn
Photo by Freeman & Sear
- Freeman & Sear Manhattan Sale (5 Jan 2010), lot 316 (this coin)
- BMCRE 447
- CNG E-Auction (8 Apr 2001), lot 62243 (this coin)
- RIC 576
- RSC 297
PDC 60202 Septimius Severus
AR Denarius 3.60g, Emesa (PDC 60202)
Struck 194 AD-195 AD
Obv: laureate head of Septimius Severus right / IMP CAE L SEP SEV PERT AVG COS II
Rev: trophy with two Parthian captives seated at base / TR P III IMP V COS. ΓI. (sic)
Previous collection: A. Lynn; Marc Melcher
Photo by Freeman & Sear
- Freeman & Sear Manhattan Sale (5 Jan 2010), lot 343 (this coin)
- BMCRE (Wars of the Successors) 410 variant
- RIC 435 variant
- RSC 658 variant
- Triton VI (14-15 Jan 2003), lot 953 (this coin)
PDC 60203 Septimius Severus
AR Denarius 2.93g, Laodicea (PDC 60203)
Struck circa 198 AD-202 AD
Obv: laureate head of Septimius Severus right / L SEPT SEV AVG IMP XI PART MAX
Rev: laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Caracalla right / ANTONINVS AVG PONT TR P IIII
Previous collection: A. Lynn; Marc Melcher
Photo by Freeman & Sear
- Freeman & Sear Manhattan Sale (5 Jan 2010), lot 346 (this coin)
- BMCRE p.297, note
- RIC cf. 521b (R3) variant (legends)
- RSC cf. 4 variant (legends)
- Triton VI (14-15 Jan 2003), lot 964 (this coin)
PDC 60204 Septimius Severus
AR Denarius 2.44g, Laodicea (PDC 60204)
Struck circa 198 AD-202 AD
Obv: laureate head of Septimius Severus right / L SEPT SEV AVG IMP XI PART MAX
Rev: Victory advancing left, holding wreath and palm, captive seated on ground before her / VICT P—AR—T—HIC—AE
Previous collection: A. Lynn
Photo by Freeman & Sear
- Freeman & Sear Manhattan Sale (5 Jan 2010), lot 347 (this coin)
- BMCRE 672
- RIC 514
- RSC 741
PDC 60205 Septimius Severus
AR Denarius 2.68g, Laodicea (PDC 60205)
Struck circa 198 AD-202 AD
Obv: laureate head of Septimius Severus left / L SEPT SEV AVG IMP XI PART M—AX
Rev: Justitia enthroned left, holding patera and grounded scepter / IVST—ITIA
Previous collection: A. Lynn
Photo by Freeman & Sear
- Freeman & Sear Manhattan Sale (5 Jan 2010), lot 348 (this coin)
- RIC 505 variant (head right)
- RSC 251 variant
PDC 60206 Caracalla
AR Denarius 3.21g, Laodicea (PDC 60206)
Struck 201 AD
Obv: laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust of the child Caracalla right / ANTONINVS AVGVSTVS
Rev: trophy flanked by two Parthian captives seated on ground / PART MAX TR P IIII COS
Previous collection: A. Lynn
Photo by Freeman & Sear
- Freeman & Sear Manhattan Sale (5 Jan 2010), lot 361 (this coin)
- BMCRE 730
- CNG 47 (16 Sep 1998), lot 1745 (this coin)
- RIC 55 note
- RSC 177a
PDC 60207 Caracalla
AR Denarius 3.13g (PDC 60207)
Struck 204 AD
Obv: laureate, draped bust of the child Caracalla right / ANTONINVS PIVS AVG
Rev: Victory advancing left, holding wreath and palm / VICTORIA. PARTH. MAX
Previous collection: A. Lynn; Marc Melcher
Photo by Freeman & Sear
- Freeman & Sear Manhattan Sale (5 Jan 2010), lot 363 (this coin)
- BMCRE 298
- Hill 684
- RIC 145
- RSC 661
- Triton VI (14-15 Jan 2003), lot 999 (this coin)
PDC 60208 Caracalla
AR Denarius 3.00g (PDC 60208)
Struck 217 AD
Obv: laureate head of Caracalla right, bearded / ANTONINVS PIVS AVG GERM
Rev: Victory seated right on arms, holding shield inscribed VO / XX / VICT PARTHICA
Photo by Freeman & Sear
- Freeman & Sear Manhattan Sale (5 Jan 2010), lot 370 (this coin)
- BMCRE 89
- Hill 1603
- RIC 314 note
- RSC 656b
 

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