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CNG 55 (Sep 2000)

Some Important Parthian and Parthia-related Coins
in CNG 55, 13 September 2000

The images on this page are used with the kind permission of Classical Numismatic Group. Please see the CNG Mail Bid Sale #55 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 5654 Phraates II (138-127 B.C.)
AR Tetradrachm 16.16g, Seleucia (PDC 5654)
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 17.1
- CNG 55 (Sep 2000), lot 750 (this coin)
- Shore not listed
PDC 5655 Artabanus I (127-124 B.C.)
AR Tetradrachm 15.96g (PDC 5655)
Rev: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ
Note: unique example?
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 21.4 variant (horse head right below Tyche)
- CNG 55 (Sep 2000), lot 751 (this coin)
- Le Rider, Suse sous les Séleucides et les Parthes (1965), pl.LXXI, 6 variant (placement of horse's head)
- Shore not listed
PDC 5656 Mithradates II (123-88 B.C.)
AR Tetradrachm 15.69g, Seleucia (PDC 5656)
Rev: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 24.4
- CNG 55 (Sep 2000), lot 753 (this coin)
- Shore 067
PDC 5657 Mithradates II (123-88 B.C.)
AR Drachm 4.13g (PDC 5657)
Rev: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ
Previous collection: M&M 54 (Oct 1978) lot 382
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 24.13
- CNG 55 (Sep 2000), lot 752 (this coin)
- Shore 71
PDC 5658 Orodes II (57-38 B.C.)
AR Tetradrachm 15.22g, Seleucia (PDC 5658)
Dated ΠΟ
Rev: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
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- Sellwood 45.1
- CNG 55 (Sep 2000), lot 756 (this coin)
- Shore 209
PDC 5659 Orodes II (57-38 B.C.)
AR Tetradrachm 15.21g, Seleucia (PDC 5659)
Dated ΔΑΙ?
Rev: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
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- Sellwood 47.3
- CNG 55 (Sep 2000), lot 757 (this coin)
- Shore 211
PDC 5701 Phraates IV (38-2 B.C.)
AR Tetradrachm 15.11g (PDC 5701)
Dated 275(?) [ΕΟΣ] ΟΛΩ[ΟΥ] (BC 37)
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 50.3 (year uncertain)
- CNG 55 (Sep 2000), lot 758 (this coin)
- Numismatic Fine Arts 28 (23 Apr 1992) lot 778 (this coin)
- Shore 268 variant (date)
PDC 5702 Phraates IV (38-2 B.C.)
AR Tetradrachm 12.52g (PDC 5702)
Rev: King seated right wearing turreted crown
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 51 type
- CNG 55 (Sep 2000), lot 759 (this coin)
- Shore 270
PDC 5704 Phraates IV (38-2 B.C.)
AR Drachm 3.94g (PDC 5704)
Rev: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 52.10
- CNG 55 (Sep 2000), lot 760b (this coin)
- Shore 319
PDC 5705 Phraataces (2 B.C.-A.D. 4)
Billon Drachm 3.67g (PDC 5705)
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 56.10
- CNG 55 (Sep 2000), lot 760c (this coin)
- Shore 317
PDC 5703 Phraataces (2 B.C.-A.D. 4)
Billon Drachm 3.98g (PDC 5703)
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 56.13 variant (crescent above fire altar)
- CNG 55 (Sep 2000), lot 760a (this coin)
- Shore 278
PDC 5706 Phraataces (2 B.C.-A.D. 4)
AR Tetradrachm 13.60g (PDC 5706)
Dated 311 ΑΙΤ (BC 2-BC 1)
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 57.1-9 variant (pellet under throne)
- CNG 55 (Sep 2000), lot 761 (this coin)
- Shore 316
PDC 5707 Vonones I (A.D. 8-12)
Billon Tetradrachm 14.26g (PDC 5707)
Dated 321 [ΑΚΤ]? (10 AD)
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 60 type variant (year 321)
- CNG 55 (Sep 2000), lot 762 (this coin)
- Shore 328
PDC 5708 Gotarzes II (A.D. 40-51)
AR Tetradrachm 14.48g (PDC 5708)
Dated 360 ΞΤ (48 AD-49 AD)
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 65.20-24 (month off flan)
- CNG 55 (Sep 2000), lot 763 (this coin)
- Shore 361
PDC 5665 Vonones II (A.D. 51)
AR Drachm 3.74g (PDC 5665)
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- Sellwood 67.1
- CNG 55 (Sep 2000), lot 764 (this coin)
- Shore 368
- Sternberg 12 (18-19 Nov 1982) lot 322 (this coin)
PDC 5709 Vardanes II (A.D. 55-58)
AR Tetradrachm 13.83g, Seleucia (PDC 5709)
Dated 368 ΗΞΤ ΑΡΤΕΜ (57 AD)
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 69.7-9 variant (month ΑΡΤΕΜ)
- CNG 55 (Sep 2000), lot 765 (this coin)
- Shore 382 variant (date)
PDC 5710 Pacorus II (A.D. 78-105)
AR Tetradrachm 14.10g (PDC 5710)
Dated 389 ΘΠΤ (77 AD-78 AD)
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 73.1-2 (month off flan)
- CNG 55 (Sep 2000), lot 766 (this coin)
- Shore 394
PDC 5666 Vologases III (A.D. 105-147)
AR Tetradrachm 14.35g (PDC 5666)
Dated 433 ΓΛΥ (121 AD-122 AD)
Provenance: Seleucia
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 79.4 (month off flan)
- CNG 55 (Sep 2000), lot 767 (this coin)
- Shore 406
PDC 5667 Vologases III (A.D. 105-147)
AR Tetradrachm 13.21g (PDC 5667)
Dated 435 ΕΛΥ (123 AD-124 AD)
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 79.14 (month off flan)
- CNG 55 (Sep 2000), lot 768 (this coin)
- Shore 410 variant (date)
PDC 5668 Vologases V (A.D. 191-208)
AR Drachm 3.67g (PDC 5668)
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- Sellwood 86.3
- CNG 55 (Sep 2000), lot 769 (this coin)
- Shore 448
PDC 5669 Vologases VI (A.D. 208-228)
AR Drachm 3.00g (PDC 5669)
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- Sellwood 88.23
- CNG 55 (Sep 2000), lot 770 (this coin)
- Giessener Münzhandlung 97 (1999), lot 562 (same coin)
- Shore 462
 

Parthian Satraps - Sakastan (Sakaurakae)

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PDC 5672 Phraates IV
AR Drachm 3.30g (PDC 5672)
Note: Imitation of Phraates IV with Countermark (c. 1st cent. B.C.)
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 91.13 (on S52 imitation)
- CNG 55 (Sep 2000), lot 772 (this coin)
- Shore 473
 

Characene

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PDC 5711 Hyspaosines
AR Tetradrachm 16.19g (PDC 5711)
Dated 184 ΔΠΡ (BC 129-BC 128)
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- CNG 55 (Sep 2000), lot 782 (this coin)
- Alram 491 variant (year)
- BMC Arabia pl.54, 1 variant (different year)
- de Morgan pl.XL, 1 variant (year)
 

Elymais

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PDC 5717 Kamnaskires V?
AR Hemidrachm (PDC 5717)
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- CNG 55 (Sep 2000), lot 773c (this coin)
PDC 5720 Unknown Successor to Kamnaskires V
Billon Drachm (PDC 5720)
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- CNG 55 (Sep 2000), lot 773d (this coin)
PDC 5714 Kamnaskires V?
AR Drachm (PDC 5714)
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- CNG 55 (Sep 2000), lot 773e (this coin)
PDC 5713 Kamnaskires II Nikephoros
AR Tetradrachm 16.45g (PDC 5713)
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- CNG 55 (Sep 2000), lot 779 (this coin)
- Alram 431
- BMC Arabia lii, 6
- Mørkholm, Early Hellenistic Coinage, 642
 

Persis

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PDC 5718 Vadfradad III
AR Drachm (PDC 5718)
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- CNG 55 (Sep 2000), lot 773a (this coin)
PDC 5716 Vadfradad III
AR Obol (PDC 5716)
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- CNG 55 (Sep 2000), lot 773b (this coin)
PDC 5719 Darev II (c. 1st cent. B.C.)
AR Hemidrachm (PDC 5719)
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- CNG 55 (Sep 2000), lot 773f (this coin)
PDC 5715 Napad
AR Hemidrachm (PDC 5715)
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- CNG 55 (Sep 2000), lot 773g (this coin)
PDC 5673 Darius (Darev) II
AR Hemidrachm 4.09g (PDC 5673)
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- CNG 55 (Sep 2000), lot 774 (this coin)
- Alram 564
PDC 5674 Artaxerxes (Ardashir) II
AR Drachm 3.72g (PDC 5674)
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- CNG 55 (Sep 2000), lot 775 (this coin)
- Alram 573 variant
PDC 5675 Vahsir (Oxathres)
AR Drachm 4.08g (PDC 5675)
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- CNG 55 (Sep 2000), lot 776 (this coin)
- Alram 585
PDC 5698 Artaxerxes (Ardashir) III
AR Drachm 2.83g (PDC 5698)
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- CNG 55 (Sep 2000), lot 777 (this coin)
- Alram 632
PDC 5712 Artaxerxes V (Ardashir I) son of Papak
Billon Drachm 3.78g, Stakhr (PDC 5712)
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- CNG 55 (Sep 2000), lot 778 (this coin)
- Alram 657
- Gobl I/1
 

Rome

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PDC 5653 Q. Labienus
AR Denarius 3.20g (PDC 5653)
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- CNG 55 (Sep 2000), lot 1109 (this coin)
- BMCRR (East) 132
- C. Hersh, "The Coinage of Quintus Labienus Parthicus," SNR 59 (1980), p.44, 9 (C/9)
- Crawford 524/2
- Harlan Berk Buy or Bid Sale 125, lot 348 (this coin)
- RSC 2
- Sear 341
- Sydenham 1357
PDC 5652 Augustus (P. Petronius Turpilianus, moneyer)
AR Denarius 4.03g (PDC 5652)
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- CNG 55 (Sep 2000), lot 1119 (this coin)
- BMCRE 14
- Münzen und Medaillen 53 (29 Nov 1977), lot 243 (this coin)
- RIC I 288
- RSC 484
PDC 5651 Trajan
AE Sestertius 26.74g (PDC 5651)
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- CNG 55 (Sep 2000), lot 1216 (this coin)
- BMCRE 1043
- Cohen 325
- RIC II 666
PDC 5649 Trajan
AE Sestertius 23.73g (PDC 5649)
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- CNG 55 (Sep 2000), lot 1217 (this coin)
- RIC II 667
 

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