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CNG 61 (Sep 2002)

Important Parthian and Parthia-related Coins
in CNG 61, Sep 2002

The images on these pages are used with the kind permission of Classical Numismatic Group. Please see the CNG 61 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 14750 Mithradates II (123-88 B.C.)
AR Tetradrachm 15.72g, Seleucia (PDC 14750)
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 24.4
- CNG 61 (Sep 2002), lot 905 (this coin)
- Shore 67
PDC 14751 Mithradates II (123-88 B.C.)
AR Drachm 4.08g (PDC 14751)
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 27.1
- CNG 61 (Sep 2002), lot 906 (this coin)
- Shore 85
PDC 14760 Mithradates II (123-88 B.C.)
AE Dichalkous 1.93g (PDC 14760)
Obv: Bust left wearing tiara
Rev: Nike walking right, holding diadem and palm
Previous collection: David Freedman
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 28.11 variant (tiara i)
- CNG 61 (Sep 2002), lot 326 (this coin)
PDC 14752 Phraataces (2 B.C.-A.D. 4)
AR Tetradrachm 10.15g (PDC 14752)
Dated 311 ΑΙΤ ΔΑΙΣΙΟΥ (BC 1)
Rev: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 57.5
- CNG 61 (Sep 2002), lot 907 (this coin)
- Shore 314
PDC 14753 Artabanus II (A.D. 10-38)
AR Tetradrachm 13.45g (PDC 14753)
Dated 338 ΤΛΗ (27 AD)
Rev: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΣ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 63.3
- CNG 61 (Sep 2002), lot 908 (this coin)
- Shore 334 variant (monogram)
 

Parthian Satraps - Bactria and East Iran

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PDC 14754 Tanlis Mardates and Rangodeme
AR Drachm 3.64g (PDC 14754)
Obv: Helmeted bust of Tanlismaidates right
Rev: Head of Rangodeme right; countermark: TANLHCMOC around head right / ΤΑΝΛΗΣΜΟΣ
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- CNG 61 (Sep 2002), lot 909 (this coin)
- Alram 1269A
- Mitchiner IGIS 608
- Senior ISCH 197.1D
 

Rome

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PDC 15055 Septimius Severus
AE AE26 11.44g 26mm (PDC 15055)
Obv: Aurelius Gallus, legate. Laureate head right
Rev: Septimius, holding eagle tipped sceptre, standing right in walking quadriga; quadriga being driven by a draped figure, two attendants behind horses, trophy in background with two captives seated at the base, Victory on side panel of quadriga, quadriga being led by Virtus who holds a short sword and a Vexillum over his shoulder
Note: MOESIA INFERIOR, Nicopolis
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- CNG 61 (Sep 2002), lot 1012 (this coin)
- Pick 1327
PDC 17395 Crassus
AR Denarius (PDC 17395)
Previous collection: Tony Hardy
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- CNG 61 (Sep 2002), lot 1484 (this coin)
- Crawford 430/1
- Licinia 23
PDC 15056 Trajan
AE Sestertius 25.20g (PDC 15056)
Obv: REGNA ADSIGNATA
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- CNG 61 (Sep 2002), lot 1781 (this coin)
- BMCRE 1043
- Cohen 325
- RIC II 666
PDC 15057 Marcus Aurelius
AV Aureus 7.31g (PDC 15057)
Struck 168 AD
Obv: Laureate head right
Rev: Aequitas seated left, holding scales and cornucopiae
Previous collection: William H. Williams
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- CNG 61 (Sep 2002), lot 1816 (this coin)
- BMCRE 465
- Cohen 898
- RIC III 189
PDC 15058 Marcus Aurelius
AE Sestertius 24.25g (PDC 15058)
Struck 165 AD
Obv: Laureate head right
Rev: Mars standing right, holding spear and resting left hand on shield
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- CNG 61 (Sep 2002), lot 1818 (this coin)
- BMCRE 1229
- Cohen 796
- RIC III 898
PDC 15059 L. Verus
AV Aureus 7.28g (PDC 15059)
Struck 164 AD
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- CNG 61 (Sep 2002), lot 1822 (this coin)
- BMCRE 294
- Cohen 248
- RIC III 522
PDC 14761 L. Verus
AE Sestertius 29.78g (PDC 14761)
Obv: Laureate head right
Rev: Parthian captive seated right at base of trophy, hands tied behind back, arms before
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- CNG 61 (Sep 2002), lot 1824 (this coin)
- BMCRE 1298 variant
- Cohen 201
- RIC III 1443
PDC 15060 Septimius Severus
AV Aureus 7.14g (PDC 15060)
Obv: Laureate head right
Rev: Septimius, togate and veiled, standing left holding branch
Previous collection: Marc Melcher
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- CNG 61 (Sep 2002), lot 1859 (this coin)
- BMCRE 189
- Cohen 202
- RIC IV 160
PDC 15061 Septimius Severus
AV Aureus 7.03g (PDC 15061)
Struck 200 AD-201 AD
Obv: Laureate bust right, slight drapery on left shoulder
Rev: Septimius standing left, holding patera and spear, tripod left
Previous collection: Marc Melcher
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- CNG 61 (Sep 2002), lot 1860 (this coin)
- BMCRE 201
- Cohen 598 variant
- RIC IV 167b
PDC 15062 Septimius Severus
AV Aureus 7.33g (PDC 15062)
Struck 201 AD-210 AD
Obv: Laureate head right
Rev: Victory in galloping biga right
Previous collection: Marc Melcher
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- CNG 61 (Sep 2002), lot 1861 (this coin)
- BMCRE 369
- Cohen 712
- RIC IV 299
PDC 15064 Septimius Severus, Caracalla & Geta
AV Aureus 7.29g (PDC 15064)
Struck 202 AD
Obv: Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind
Rev: Laureate and draped bust right of Caracalla vis à vis with bare headed and draped bust of Geta left
Previous collection: Marian A. Sinton; Marc Melcher
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- CNG 61 (Sep 2002), lot 1862 (this coin)
- BMCRE p.230
- CNG 53 (15 Mar 2000), lot 1625 (this coin)
- Cohen not listed
- RIC IV 178b
PDC 15063 Septimius Severus
AV Aureus 7.18g (PDC 15063)
Struck 205 AD
Obv: laureate head right / SEVERVS PIVS AVG
Rev: Septimius on horseback left, holding Victory on globe and spear / P M TR P XIII COS III P P
Previous collection: Marc Melcher
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- CNG 61 (Sep 2002), lot 1867 (this coin)
- BMCRE not listed
- Cohen not listed
- RIC IV not listed
PDC 15065 Septimius Severus
AV Aureus 7.17g (PDC 15065)
Rev: PACATOR ORBIS
Previous collection: Marc Melcher
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- CNG 61 (Sep 2002), lot 1868 (this coin)
- BMCRE 353
- Cohen 355
- RIC IV 282
PDC 15066 Septimius Severus
AV Aureus 7.03g (PDC 15066)
Struck 207 AD
Obv: Laureate head right
Rev: Roma seated left, holding palladium in right hand, sceptre in left, round shield on ground at her side
Previous collection: Marc Melcher
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- CNG 61 (Sep 2002), lot 1869 (this coin)
- BMCRE 358
- Cohen 605
- RIC IV 288
PDC 15067 Septimius Severus
AV Aureus 7.08g, Laodicea (PDC 15067)
Obv: Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev: Moneta seated left, holding scales and cornucopiae
Previous collection: Marc Melcher
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- CNG 61 (Sep 2002), lot 1874 (this coin)
- BMCRE 668 variant (bust seen from behind)
- Cohen 341 variant
- RIC IV 510b
PDC 15068 Septimius Severus & Caracalla
AR Denarius 3.15g (PDC 15068)
Struck 201 AD
Obv: Laureate head of Septimius right
Rev: Laureate and draped bust of Caracalla right, seen from behind
Previous collection: Marc Melcher
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- CNG 61 (Sep 2002), lot 1896 (this coin)
- BMCRE 187 note
- RIC IV 157
- RSC 2b
PDC 15069 Septimius Severus
AR Denarius 3.25g, Laodicea (PDC 15069)
Struck 202 AD
Obv: Laureate head left / PART MAX
Rev: VOTIS/DECEN/NALI/BVS
Previous collection: Marc Melcher
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- CNG 61 (Sep 2002), lot 1921 (this coin)
- BMCRE 681 variant (head right)
- RIC IV 520a variant (head right)
- RSC 798 variant (head right)
PDC 15070 Caracalla
AR Denarius 2.93g (PDC 15070)
Struck 217 AD
Obv: Laureate head right
Rev: Victory seated right inscribing VO/XX in two lines on shield, trophy before, two captives seated at foot of trophy
Previous collection: Marc Melcher
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- CNG 61 (Sep 2002), lot 1968 (this coin)
- BMCRE 198
- RIC IV 297e
- RSC 650
PDC 14762 Caracalla
AR Denarius 2.87g (PDC 14762)
Obv: Laureate head right / VIC PART P M TR P XX COS IIII P P
Rev: Caracalla standing left, holding globe and sceptre, being crowned by Victory who stands behind him; small captive at Caracalla's feet
Previous collection: Marc Melcher
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- CNG 61 (Sep 2002), lot 1969 (this coin)
- BMCRE 200 note
- RIC IV 299e
- RSC 655
 

Sasanian

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PDC 14755 Ardashir I
AR Drachm 3.91g, Ecbatana (PDC 14755)
Obv: Bust right wearing Parthian style tiara with earflap
Rev: Fire altar with ribbons; censers below
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- CNG 61 (Sep 2002), lot 910 (this coin)
- Göbl, Sasanidische Numismatik (1968), II-4/2
PDC 14756 Ardashir I
Billon Tetradrachm 13.25g (PDC 14756)
Obv: Bust right, wearing Parthian style tiara ornamented with star
Rev: Fire altar, censers below
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- CNG 61 (Sep 2002), lot 911 (this coin)
- Göbl, Sasanidische Numismatik (1968), II-4/2
PDC 14757 Ardashir I
AE Tetradrachm 16.22g (PDC 14757)
Obv: Crowned bust right, wearing "coronation" crown
Rev: Fire altar, censers below
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- CNG 61 (Sep 2002), lot 912 (this coin)
- Göbl, Sasanidische Numismatik (1968), IV/2
PDC 14758 Ardashir I
AR Hemidrachm 1.85g (PDC 14758)
Obv: Crowned bust right, wearing "coronation crown"
Rev: Fire altar with ribbons; censers below
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- CNG 61 (Sep 2002), lot 913 (this coin)
- Göbl, Sasanidische Numismatik (1968), cf. IV/2 (drachm, obol)
- Mitchiner ACW not listed
- Paruck not listed
- Sellwood ISC not listed
PDC 14759 Ardashir I
AR Drachm 4.24g, Ctesiphon (PDC 14759)
Obv: Crowned bust right
Rev: Fire altar with ribbons; censers below, pellets flanking censers and to right of fire
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- CNG 61 (Sep 2002), lot 914 (this coin)
- Göbl, Sasanidische Numismatik (1968), V/2
 

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