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CNG 60 (May 2002)

Important Parthian and Parthia-related Coins
in CNG 60, May 2002

The images on these pages are used with the kind permission of Classical Numismatic Group. Please see the CNG 60  printed catalog for the auctioneer's 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 13442 Mithradates I (171-138 B.C.)
AR Drachm 3.17g (PDC 13442)
Rev: ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 7.1
- CNG 60, lot 1015 (this coin)
- Shore 5 (this coin)
PDC 13443 Mithradates I (171-138 B.C.)
AR Drachm 3.78g (PDC 13443)
Rev: ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 8.1
- CNG 60, lot 1016 (this coin)
- Shore 7
PDC 13444 Mithradates I (171-138 B.C.)
AR Obol 0.61g, Hecatompylos (PDC 13444)
Rev: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 12.5
- CNG 60, lot 1017 (this coin)
- Shore 31 (this coin)
PDC 13445 Mithradates II (123-88 B.C.)
AR Tetradrachm 16.00g, Seleucia (PDC 13445)
Rev: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ / ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ / ΑΡΣΑ−ΚΟΥ / ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 24.3-4
- CNG 60, lot 1018 (this coin)
- Shore 66
PDC 13446 Mithradates II (123-88 B.C.)
AR Drachm 4.23g, Ecbatana (PDC 13446)
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 27.2
- CNG 60, lot 1019 (this coin)
- Shore 86
PDC 13447 Orodes I (90-80 B.C.)
AR Drachm 3.89g (PDC 13447)
Rev: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΑΥΤΟΚΡΑΤΟΡΟΣ ΦΙΛΟΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 31.7
- CNG 60, lot 1020 (this coin)
- Shore 125
PDC 13448 Orodes II (57-38 B.C.)
AR Drachm 4.05g (PDC 13448)
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 47.32 variant (retrograde Ν)
- CNG 60, lot 1021 (this coin)
- Shore not listed
PDC 13450 Orodes II (57-38 B.C.)
AR Drachm 3.97g (PDC 13450)
Note: Reverse overstrike
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 48.6
- CNG 60, lot 1023 (this coin)
- Shore 258 (this coin)
PDC 13451 Orodes II (57-38 B.C.)
AR Drachm 4.03g, Ecbatana (PDC 13451)
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 48.9
- CNG 60, lot 1024 (this coin)
- Shore 261
PDC 13449 Orodes II (57-38 B.C.)
AR Drachm 3.96g, Rhagae (PDC 13449)
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 48.10
- CNG 60, lot 1022 (this coin)
- Shore 262
PDC 13452 Phraataces (2 B.C.-A.D. 4)
Billon Drachm 3.94g (PDC 13452)
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 56.6 variant (crescent above bow)
- CNG 60, lot 1025 (this coin)
- Shore 317
PDC 13453 Artabanus II (A.D. 10-38)
AR Tetradrachm 13.45g (PDC 13453)
Dated 338 ΤΛΗ (27 AD)
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 63.1
- CNG 60, lot 1026 (this coin)
- Shore 332
PDC 13454 Artabanus II (A.D. 10-38)
Billon Drachm 3.67g, Nisa (PDC 13454)
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 63.8
- CNG 60, lot 1027 (this coin)
- Shore not listed
PDC 13455 Gotarzes II (A.D. 40-51)
AR Tetradrachm 14.48g, Seleucia (PDC 13455)
Dated 357 ΖΝΤ (45 AD-46 AD)
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 65.4-7 variant (ornamental Φ in legend)
- CNG 60, lot 1028 (this coin)
- Shore 359 variant (ornamental F)
PDC 13456 Vardanes II (A.D. 55-58)
AR Tetradrachm 12.76g, Seleucia (PDC 13456)
Dated 369 ΘΞΤ ΠΑΝΗΜ (58 AD)
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 69.12
- CNG 60, lot 1029 (this coin)
- Shore 383
PDC 13457 Artabanus III (A.D. 80-90)
AR Tetradrachm 13.57g, Seleucia (PDC 13457)
Dated 391 ΑϘΤ (79 AD-80 AD)
Note: Reverse overstrike
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 74.1
- CNG 60, lot 1030 (this coin)
- Shore not listed
PDC 19252 Vologases I (A.D. 51-78)
AR Diobol 0.84g (PDC 19252)
Rev: ΚΥΡΙΥ ΟΛΙΓΑΣΟΥ ΤΟΥ
Note: coin 2 of 3
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 1989.1 Num. Chron. 149, pl. 42, 1 (type 1)
- CNG 60, lot 1033b (this coin)
- Shore 390
PDC 13460 Vologases II (A.D. 77-80)
AR Diobol 0.84g, Persis (PDC 13460)
Rev: ΚΥΡΙΥ Ο[ΛΙΓΑΣΟΥ] ΤΟΥ
Note: coin 1 of 3
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 1989.3 Num. Chron. 149, pl. 42, 3 (type 3)
- CNG 60, lot 1033a (this coin)
- Shore 379
PDC 19253 Pacorus II (A.D. 78-105)
AR Diobol 0.97g (PDC 19253)
Note: coin 3 of 3
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 1989.8 Num. Chron. 149, pl. 42, 8 (type 6)
- CNG 60, lot 1033c (this coin)
- Shore 402
 

Parthian Satraps - Aria and Sakastan (Sakaraukae)

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PDC 13463 King B ? (Circa 11-20 AD)
AR Drachm 3.75g (PDC 13463)
Note: Imitative drachm of Artabanus II or Vardanes
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- CNG 60, lot 1036 (this coin)
- Alram not listed
- Mitchiner IGIS 613
- Senior ISCH 200.1D
 

Parthian Satraps - Bactria and East Iran

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PDC 13462 Tanlis Mardates and Rangodeme
AR Drachm 3.24g, Herat in Aria (PDC 13462)
Obv: Helmeted head of Tanlismiadates right
Rev: Veiled head of Lady Raggodeme right, holding bow and corn ear; c/m bearded bare head right, legend
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- CNG 60, lot 1035 (this coin)
- Alram 1269A
- Mitchiner ACW 759
- Mitchiner IGIS 608 (Otannes)
- Senior ISCH 197.1bD (Tanlis II)
 

Elymais

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PDC 13467 Kamnaskires V
Billon Tetradrachm 15.42g (PDC 13467)
Obv: Diademed bust left; star and crescent, pellet and anchor behind
Rev: Blundered legend around diademed bust left
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- CNG 60, lot 1040 (this coin)
- Alram pl.15, NB1
- BMC Arabia p.250, 13
- Mitchiner ACW 703-706
PDC 13468 Orodes I (or "Orodes zero")
Billon Tetradrachm 15.57g (PDC 13468)
Obv: Diademed bust left; star and crescent, pellet and anchor behind, inscription before / "wrwd" or "urud"
Rev: Blundered legend around diademed bust left
Previous collection: Sir Charles Oman
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- CNG 60, lot 1041 (this coin)
- Alram cf. pl.15, NB3
- Bell, "New Inscription Alters Elymais Type Chronology," in The Celator, (Apr 2002) p. 38 (this coin)
- BMC Arabia cf. p.clxxxix (note); pl.LIII, 12
 

Persis

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PDC 13464 Vahbarz
AR Tetradrachm 16.94g (PDC 13464)
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- CNG 60, lot 1037 (this coin)
- Alram 526 (same dies)
- de Morgan not listed
PDC 13465 Darius (Darev) I
AR Hemidrachm 1.81g (PDC 13465)
Obv: Head of king, wearing satrapal cap with crescent
Rev: Fire altar with Ahuramazda above, flanked by king and bird on pedestal; uncertain legend
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- CNG 60, lot 1038 (this coin)
- Alram 558
- BMC Arabia p.211, 14ff
- de Morgan cf. pl.XXIX, 10
- MWI not listed
PDC 13466 Vahsir (Oxathres)
AR Hemidrachm 1.96g (PDC 13466)
Note: coin 1 of 3
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- CNG 60, lot 1039a (this coin)
- Alram 580
- de Morgan pl.XXXI, 6
PDC 34079 Vahsir (Oxathres)
AR Hemidrachm 2.02g (PDC 34079)
Note: coin 2 of 3
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- CNG 60, lot 1039b (this coin)
- Alram 580
- de Morgan pl.XXXI, 6
PDC 34080 Artaxerxes IV son of Manuchihr III
AR Hemidrachm 1.34g (PDC 34080)
Note: coin 3 of 3
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- CNG 60, lot 1039c (this coin)
- Alram 648 variant (crescent on obverse)
- de Morgan pl.XXXIV, 14
 

Rome

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PDC 13481 Augustus (Petronius Turpilianus, moneyer)
AR Denarius 4.02g (PDC 13481)
Obv: Wreathed head of Bacchus right
Rev: Kneeling Parthian presenting Vexillum marked X
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- CNG 60, lot 1488 (this coin)
- BMCRE 10
- RIC I 287
- RSC 485
PDC 13482 Augustus (Petronius Turpilianus, moneyer)
AR Denarius 3.98g (PDC 13482)
Obv: Diademed and draped bust of Feronia right
Rev: Kneeling Parthian presenting Vexillum marked X
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- CNG 60, lot 1489 (this coin)
- BMCRE 14
- RIC I 288
- RSC 484
PDC 13483 Augustus (Petronius Turpilianus, moneyer)
AR Denarius 3.89g (PDC 13483)
Obv: Diademed and draped bust of Feronia right
Rev: Kneeling Parthian presenting Vexillum marked X
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- CNG 60, lot 1490 (this coin)
- BMCRE 14
- RIC I 288
- RSC 484
PDC 13484 Trajan
AE Sestertius 22.25g (PDC 13484)
Obv: Laureate and draped bust right
Rev: Trajan seated left on platform, presenting Parthamaspates to kneeling Parthian; attendant standing behind Trajan / REX PARTHIS DATVS
Note: coin 1 of 2
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- CNG 60, lot 1674a (this coin)
- BMCRE 1046
- Cohen 328
- RIC II 667
 

Sasanian

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PDC 13469 Ardashir I
AR Obol 0.64g (PDC 13469)
Obv: Crowned bust right
Rev: Fire altar
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- CNG 60, lot 1042 (this coin)
- Göbl, Sasanidische Numismatik (1968), II-4/2
PDC 13470 Ardashir I
AR Obol 0.52g (PDC 13470)
Obv: Bust right wearing "special" diadem crown
Rev: Fire altar
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- CNG 60, lot 1043 (this coin)
- Göbl, Sasanidische Numismatik (1968), V/2
PDC 13471 Ardashir I and Shapur I
AE Octochalkous 11.49g (PDC 13471)
Obv: Crowned bust of Ardashir I on left vis à vis crowned bust of Shapur I on right
Rev: Fire altar with ribbons; censers below
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- CNG 60, lot 1044 (this coin)
- Göbl, Sasanidische Numismatik (1968), VII/2
- Sellwood ISC 11
PDC 13472 Ardashir I
AR Obol 0.63g (PDC 13472)
Obv: Bust right wearing "special" diadem crown
Rev: Fire altar
Note: coin 1 of 2
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- CNG 60, lot 1045 (this coin)
- Göbl, Sasanidische Numismatik (1968), III/2
 

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