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CNG 63 (May 2003)

Important Parthian and Parthia-related Coins
in CNG 63, May 2003

The images on these pages are used with the kind permission of Classical Numismatic Group. Please see the CNG 63 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 18162 Mithradates I (171-138 B.C.)
AR Drachm 4.01g, Hecatompylos (PDC 18162)
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 10.1
- CNG 63 (21 May 2003), lot 868 (this coin)
- Shore 12
PDC 18163 Phraates II (138-127 B.C.)
AR Drachm 4.18g, Nisa (PDC 18163)
Rev: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΘΕΟΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 16.9
- CNG 63 (21 May 2003), lot 869 (this coin)
- Shore 49
PDC 18164 Phraates II (138-127 B.C.)
AR Drachm 3.33g, Tambrax (PDC 18164)
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 16.11
- CNG 63 (21 May 2003), lot 870 (this coin)
- Shore 50
PDC 18165 Phraates II (138-127 B.C.)
AR Tetradrachm 15.87g, Seleucia (PDC 18165)
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 17.1
- CNG 63 (21 May 2003), lot 871 (this coin)
- Le Rider, Suse sous les Séleucides et les Parthes (1965), pl.LXX,25
- Shore not listed
PDC 18166 Phraates II (138-127 B.C.)
AR Tetradrachm 16.18g, Seleucia (PDC 18166)
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 17.3
- CNG 63 (21 May 2003), lot 872 (this coin)
- Le Rider, Suse sous les Séleucides et les Parthes (1965), pl.LXX,23
- Shore not listed
PDC 18167 Artabanus I (127-124 B.C.)
AR Drachm 3.63g, Ecbatana (PDC 18167)
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 20.1
- CNG 63 (21 May 2003), lot 873 (this coin)
- Shore 59
PDC 18168 Artabanus I (127-124 B.C.)
AR Tetradrachm 15.98g, Seleucia (PDC 18168)
Dated 188 ΗΠΡ (BC 125-BC 124)
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 21.3 variant (ΘΕ in field left above monogram)
- CNG 63 (21 May 2003), lot 874 (this coin)
- Shore not listed
PDC 18169 Artabanus I (127-124 B.C.)
AR Tetradrachm 16.14g, Seleucia (PDC 18169)
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 21.4 variant (horse head left in field left)
- CNG 63 (21 May 2003), lot 875 (this coin)
- Le Rider, Suse sous les Séleucides et les Parthes (1965), pl.LXXI, 6-7 variant (horse head)
PDC 18170 Mithradates II (123-88 B.C.)
AR Tetradrachm 15.67g, Seleucia (PDC 18170)
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- Sellwood 24.4
- CNG 63 (21 May 2003), lot 876 (this coin)
- Shore 67
PDC 18171 Mithradates II (123-88 B.C.)
AR Tetradrachm 15.95g, Seleucia (PDC 18171)
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- Sellwood 24.4
- CNG 63 (21 May 2003), lot 877 (this coin)
- Shore 67
PDC 18172 Mithradates II (123-88 B.C.)
AR Tetradrachm 15.76g, Seleucia (PDC 18172)
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 24.4
- CNG 63 (21 May 2003), lot 878 (this coin)
- Shore 67
PDC 18173 Mithradates II (123-88 B.C.)
AR Tetradrachm 15.62g, Seleucia (PDC 18173)
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 24.4 variant (no palm branch)
- CNG 63 (21 May 2003), lot 879 (this coin)
- Shore 67 variant (no palm right)
PDC 18174 Mithradates II (123-88 B.C.)
AR Tetradrachm 15.92g, Seleucia (PDC 18174)
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 24.5 variant (ΑΡ monogram in exergue vice behind archer)
- CNG 63 (21 May 2003), lot 880 (this coin)
- Shore 68 variant (monogram in exergue vice behind archer)
PDC 18175 Artabanus III (A.D. 80-90)
AR Tetradrachm 13.58g, Seleucia (PDC 18175)
Dated 392 ΒϘΤ (80 AD-81 AD)
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 74.2-5 (month off flan)
- CNG 63 (21 May 2003), lot 881 (this coin)
- Shore not listed
 

Parthian Satraps - Bactria and East Iran

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PDC 18176 Tanlis Mardates and Rangodeme
AR Drachm 3.68g, Herat in Aria (PDC 18176)
Rev: ΤΑΝΛΙΣ....
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- CNG 63 (21 May 2003), lot 882 (this coin)
- Alram 1269A
- Mitchiner IGIS 608
- Senior ISCH 197.1D
PDC 18177 Cheiroukes
AE Drachm 2.84g (PDC 18177)
Rev: ΞΕΙΠΟϚΚΟϚ ΜΑΠΣΑΚΟΥ ΣΑΤΠΑΠΟΥ
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- CNG 63 (21 May 2003), lot 883 (this coin)
- Alram 1270
- Mitchiner IGIS 1079
- Senior ISCH 190.2D
 

Characene

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PDC 18180 Hyspaosines
AR Tetradrachm 16.00g, Charax-Spasinu (PDC 18180)
Dated 184 ΔΠΡ (BC 129-BC 128)
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- CNG 63 (21 May 2003), lot 886 (this coin)
- Alram 491 variant (year)
- Assar, G.R.F. "Recent Studies in Parthian History: Part II", The Celator vol. 15, 1 (Jan 2001), fig. 13 (this coin)
- BMC Arabia pl.54, 1 variant (year)
- CNG 55 cf. lot 782
- de Morgan pl.XL, 1 variant (year)
- Gorny & Mosch 101 (2000), cf. lot 408
PDC 18181 Hyspaosines
AR Tetradrachm 15.93g (PDC 18181)
Struck BC 127-BC 126
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- CNG 63 (21 May 2003), lot 887 (this coin)
- Alram not listed
- Assar, G.R.F. "Recent Studies in Parthian History: Part II", The Celator vol. 15, 1 (Jan 2001), fig. 14 (this coin)
- BMC Arabia not listed
- de Morgan not listed
PDC 18182 Hyspaosines
AR Tetradrachm 15.98g, Charax-Spasinu (PDC 18182)
Dated 187 ΖΠΡ (BC 126-BC 125)
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- CNG 63 (21 May 2003), lot 888 (this coin)
- Alram 491 variant (year)
- Assar, G.R.F. "Recent Studies in Parthian History: Part II", The Celator vol. 15, 1 (Jan 2001), fig. 15 (this coin)
- BMC Arabia pl.54, 1 variant (year)
- de Morgan pl.XL, 1 variant (year)
PDC 18183 Hyspaosines
AR Tetradrachm 15.82g, Charax-Spasinu (PDC 18183)
Dated 190 ϘΡ (BC 123-BC 122)
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- CNG 63 (21 May 2003), lot 889 (this coin)
- Alram 491.2
- Assar, G.R.F. "Recent Studies in Parthian History: Part II", The Celator vol. 15, 1 (Jan 2001), fig. 16 (this coin)
- BMC Arabia pl.54, 1 variant
- de Morgan pl.XL, 1 variant
PDC 18184 Hyspaosines
AR Tetradrachm 16.33g, Charax-Spasinu (PDC 18184)
Dated 191 ΑϘΡ (BC 122-BC 121)
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- CNG 63 (21 May 2003), lot 890 (this coin)
- Alram 491.3
- Assar, G.R.F. "Recent Studies in Parthian History: Part II", The Celator vol. 15, 1 (Jan 2001), fig. 17 (this coin)
- BMC Arabia pl.54, 1 variant (year)
- de Morgan pl.XL, 1 variant (year)
PDC 18185 Hyspaosines
AR Tetradrachm 15.93g, Charax-Spasinu (PDC 18185)
Dated 191 ΡϘΑ (BC 122-BC 121)
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- CNG 63 (21 May 2003), lot 891 (this coin)
- Alram 491 variant (date not retrograde)
- Assar, G.R.F. "Recent Studies in Parthian History: Part II", The Celator vol. 15, 1 (Jan 2001), fig. 18 (this coin)
- BMC Arabia pl.54, 1 variant (different date)
- de Morgan pl.XL, 1 variant (date)
PDC 18186 Apodakos
AR Tetradrachm 14.48g (PDC 18186)
Dated 204 ΔΣ (BC 109-BC 108)
Obv: Diad. head r.
Rev: Naked Herakles seated l. on rock, holding club on knee; in ex., date / BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΠOΔAKOY
Note: Very rare; unpublished with this date
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- CNG 63 (21 May 2003), lot 892 (this coin)
- Alram 495 variant (year)
- BMC Arabia p.289, 1 variant (year 203)
- de Morgan pl.XLIX, 3 variant (year 203)
 

Elymais

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PDC 18178 Orodes I (or "Orodes zero")
Billon Tetradrachm 15.40g (PDC 18178)
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- CNG 63 (21 May 2003), lot 884 (this coin)
- Alram cf. pl.15, NB3
- BMC Arabia cf. pg. clxxxix; pl.LIII, 12
- CNG 51 (15 Sep 1999), cf. lot 647
- CNG 60 (22 May 2002), cf. lot 1041
- de Morgan cf. pl.36, 4
PDC 18179 Orodes III
AE Drachm 3.50g (PDC 18179)
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- CNG 63 (21 May 2003), lot 885 (this coin)
- Alram not listed
- BMC Arabia cf. pg. 280, 1 (rev), 2 (obv); pl.XLII, 1 & 2
- de Morgan not listed
 

Rome

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PDC 16517 Q. Labienus
AR Denarius 3.61g (PDC 16517)
Obv: Q LABIENVS PARTHICVS IMP
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- CNG 63 (21 May 2003), lot 1200 (this coin)
- BMCRR (East) 132
- Crawford 524/2
- CRI 341
- Hersh, The coinage of Quintus Labienus Parthicus, SNR 59 (1980), 9 (F/-; unlisted reverse die)
- Künker 77 (30 Sep 2002), lot 326 (this coin)
- RSC 2
- Sydenham 1357
PDC 18189 Augustus (M. Durmius, moneyer)
AR Denarius 3.97g, Rome (PDC 18189)
Struck BC 19
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- CNG 63 (21 May 2003), lot 1210 (this coin)
- RIC I 314
- RSC 433b
PDC 18190 L. Verus
AE As 9.74g (PDC 18190)
Obv: Laureate head right
Rev: Abundantia, or Annona, standing left, holding roll over full modius on ship's prow, and oar
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- CNG 63 (21 May 2003), lot 1380 (this coin)
- Cohen 326
- MIR 18, 174-9/30
- RIC III 1489
PDC 18192 Septimius Severus
AV Aureus 6.98g (PDC 18192)
Obv: Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right
Rev: Aequitas standing left, holding scales and cornucopiae
Previous collection: Marc Melcher
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- CNG 63 (21 May 2003), lot 1404 (this coin)
- Cohen 20
- RIC IV 122
 

Sasanian

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PDC 18187 Ardashir I
Billon Tetradrachm 13.65g (PDC 18187)
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- CNG 63 (21 May 2003), lot 893 (this coin)
- Göbl, Sasanidische Numismatik (1968), II/5/2
- Sellwood ISC 5
PDC 18188 Ardashir I
AR Drachm 4.39g (PDC 18188)
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- CNG 63 (21 May 2003), lot 894 (this coin)
- Göbl, Sasanidische Numismatik (1968), III/2/2
 

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