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CNG 64 (Sep 2003)

Important Parthian and Parthia-related Coins
in CNG 64, September 2003

The images on these pages are used with the kind permission of Classical Numismatic Group. Please see the CNG 64 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 19480 Arsaces II (211-191 B.C.)
AR Drachm 4.21g (PDC 19480)
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 6.1
- CNG 64 (Sep 2003), lot 494 (this coin)
- Shore 4
PDC 19481 Phraates II (138-127 B.C.)
AR Tetradrachm 16.39g, Seleucia (PDC 19481)
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 17.1
- CNG 64 (Sep 2003), lot 495 (this coin)
- Shore not listed
PDC 19482 Phraates II (138-127 B.C.)
AR Tetradrachm 16.05g, Seleucia (PDC 19482)
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 17.1
- CNG 64 (Sep 2003), lot 496 (this coin)
- Shore not listed
PDC 19483 Phraates II (138-127 B.C.)
AR Tetradrachm 16.18g, Seleucia (PDC 19483)
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 17.3
- CNG 64 (Sep 2003), lot 497 (this coin)
- Shore not listed
PDC 19484 Interregnal Issue (127-125 B.C.)
AR Tetradrachm 16.00g, Seleucia (PDC 19484)
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 18.1
- CNG 64 (Sep 2003), lot 498 (this coin)
- Le Rider, Suse sous les Séleucides et les Parthes (1965), pl.LXXI, 1-2
- Shore not listed
PDC 19485 Interregnal Issue (127-125 B.C.)
AR Tetradrachm 16.06g, Seleucia (PDC 19485)
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 18.1
- CNG 64 (Sep 2003), lot 499 (this coin)
- Le Rider, Suse sous les Séleucides et les Parthes (1965), pl.LXXI, 1-2
- Shore not listed
PDC 19486 Interregnal Issue (127-125 B.C.)
AR Tetradrachm 13.39g, Seleucia (PDC 19486)
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 18.1
- CNG 64 (Sep 2003), lot 500 (this coin)
- Le Rider, Suse sous les Séleucides et les Parthes (1965), pl.LXXI, 1-2
- Shore not listed
PDC 19487 Interregnal Issue (127-125 B.C.)
AR Tetradrachm 15.88g, Seleucia (PDC 19487)
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 18.1
- CNG 64 (Sep 2003), lot 501 (this coin)
- Le Rider, Suse sous les Séleucides et les Parthes (1965), pl.LXXI, 1-2
- Shore not listed
PDC 19488 Artabanus I (127-124 B.C.)
AR Tetradrachm 16.08g, Seleucia (PDC 19488)
Dated 188 ΗΠΡ (BC 125-BC 124)
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 21.3
- CNG 64 (Sep 2003), lot 502 (this coin)
- Le Rider, Suse sous les Séleucides et les Parthes (1965), pl.LXXI, 10
- Shore not listed
PDC 19489 Artabanus I (127-124 B.C.)
AR Tetradrachm 15.71g, Seleucia (PDC 19489)
Dated 188 ΗΠΡ (BC 125-BC 124)
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 21.3 variant (ΘΕ in field left above monogram)
- CNG 64 (Sep 2003), lot 503 (this coin)
PDC 19490 Artabanus I (127-124 B.C.)
AR Tetradrachm 15.90g, Seleucia (PDC 19490)
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 21.4 variant (horse head left in field left)
- CNG 64 (Sep 2003), lot 504 (this coin)
- Le Rider, Suse sous les Séleucides et les Parthes (1965), cf. pl.LXXI, 6-7 (no horse head)
- Shore not listed
PDC 19491 Artabanus I (127-124 B.C.)
AR Tetradrachm 15.82g, Seleucia (PDC 19491)
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 21.4 variant (horse head left in field left)
- CNG 64 (Sep 2003), lot 505 (this coin)
- Le Rider, Suse sous les Séleucides et les Parthes (1965), cf. pl.LXXI, 6-7 (no horse head)
- Shore not listed
PDC 19492 Mithradates II (123-88 B.C.)
AR Tetradrachm 16.15g, Seleucia (PDC 19492)
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 24.4
- CNG 64 (Sep 2003), lot 506 (this coin)
- Shore 67
PDC 19493 Orodes II (57-38 B.C.)
AR Tetradrachm 14.72g, Seleucia (PDC 19493)
Dated ΠΟ
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 45.1
- CNG 64 (Sep 2003), lot 507 (this coin)
- Shore cf. 209
PDC 19494 Phraates IV (38-2 B.C.)
AR Tetradrachm 14.48g, Seleucia (PDC 19494)
Dated 287 ΖΠΣ ΕΜΒΟ (BC 25)
Note: traces of overstrike obv and rev
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 50.13 variant (no bow)
- CNG 64 (Sep 2003), lot 508 (this coin)
- de Callataÿ 286 (this coin)
- Shore not listed
PDC 19495 Phraates IV (38-2 B.C.)
AR Tetradrachm 14.94g, Seleucia (PDC 19495)
Dated 288 [ΗΠ]Σ ΠΑΝΗ (BC 24)
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 52.4
- CNG 64 (Sep 2003), lot 509 (this coin)
- de Callataÿ 333
- Shore 273
PDC 19496 Tiridates I (29-27 B.C.)
AR Tetradrachm 14.27g, Seleucia (PDC 19496)
Dated 285 ΕΠΣ ΑΡΤΕ (BC 27)
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 55.4
- CNG 64 (Sep 2003), lot 510 (this coin)
- de Callataÿ 86 (this coin)
- Shore 309
PDC 19497 Tiridates I (29-27 B.C.)
AR Tetradrachm 15.15g, Seleucia (PDC 19497)
Dated [ΑΡ]ΤΕΜ[Ι]
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 55.10 variant (Α between feet)
- CNG 64 (Sep 2003), lot 511 (this coin)
- Shore 310
PDC 19498 Vonones I (A.D. 8-12)
AR Tetradrachm 14.04g, Seleucia (PDC 19498)
Dated 323 ΓΚΤ (ϚΚΤ?) (12 AD)
Note: overstruck but undertype not readily identifiable
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 60 type variant (year 323)
- CNG 64 (Sep 2003), lot 512 (this coin)
- Shore 328 variant (date)
PDC 19500 Artabanus II (A.D. 10-38)
AR Tetradrachm 13.34g, Seleucia (PDC 19500)
Dated 323? ΓΚ[Τ]? ΟΛΥ ΕΤΟΥΣ ΓΚ[Τ]? (11 AD-12 AD)
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 61.5 variant (year ΓΚΤ ?)
- CNG 64 (Sep 2003), lot 514 (this coin)
- Shore not listed
PDC 19499 Artabanus II (A.D. 10-38)
AR Tetradrachm 12.58g, Seleucia (PDC 19499)
Dated 334 ΔΛΤ (22 AD-23 AD)
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 62.1-4 (month off flan)
- CNG 64 (Sep 2003), lot 513 (this coin)
- Shore cf. 331
PDC 19501 Gotarzes II (A.D. 40-51)
AR Tetradrachm 12.98g, Seleucia (PDC 19501)
Dated 357 ΖΝΤ (45 AD-46 AD)
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 65.4-7 (month illegible)
- CNG 64 (Sep 2003), lot 515 (this coin)
- Shore cf. 359
PDC 19502 Pacorus II (A.D. 78-105)
AR Tetradrachm 14.12g, Seleucia (PDC 19502)
Dated 406 ϚΥ (94 AD-95 AD)
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 77.6 (month off flan)
- CNG 64 (Sep 2003), lot 516 (this coin)
- Shore not listed
PDC 19503 Osroes I (A.D. 109-129)
AR Drachm 3.85g, Ecbatana (PDC 19503)
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 80.1
- CNG 64 (Sep 2003), lot 517 (this coin)
- Shore 422
 

Rome

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PDC 19506 L. Verus
AE Drachm 22.61g, Alexandria (PDC 19506)
Dated 6 Ϛ (165 AD-166 AD)
Obv: Laureate bust right, slight drapery on shoulder
Rev: Semasia on galloping horse left, holding palm; date across field. / Σημειον
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- CNG 64 (Sep 2003), lot 752 (this coin)
- Dattari cf. 3780/81
- Emmett 2433(6)
- Köln not listed
- Milne 2546 variant (bust type)
PDC 19507 Augustus
AR Denarius 3.84g, Spanish mint (Colonia Patricia?) (PDC 19507)
Struck circa BC 18
Obv: Legionary eagle, toga picta over tunica palmata, and wreath
Rev: Triumphal quadriga right, ornamented with two Victories and small galloping quadriga
Previous collection: Tony Hardy
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- CNG 64 (Sep 2003), lot 921 (this coin)
- RIC I cf. 99
- RSC cf. 78
PDC 19508 Augustus
AR Denarius 3.80g, Spanish mint (Colonia Patricia?) (PDC 19508)
Struck circa BC 18-BC 16
Previous collection: Tony Hardy
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- CNG 64 (Sep 2003), lot 926 (this coin)
PDC 19509 Augustus
AR Denarius 3.73g, Rome (PDC 19509)
Obv: Bare head of Honos right
Rev: Bare-headed Parthian kneeling right, holding out standard; vexillum with X inscribed on it attached
Previous collection: Tony Hardy
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- CNG 64 (Sep 2003), lot 942 (this coin)
- RIC I 315 variant (six-rayed stars on either side of Honos)
- RSC 428
PDC 19510 Nero
AE Sestertius 28.82g, Lugdunum (Lyon) (PDC 19510)
Struck circa 65 AD
Obv: laureate head left, globe at point of bust / NERO CLAVD CAESAR AVG GER P M TR P IMP P
Rev: Triumphal arch surmounted by statue of emperor in quadriga accompanied by Pax and Victory, flanked by two soldiers (torch bearers?); nude, helmeted statue of Mars in side niche of arch, otherwise decorated with friezes of battle scenes
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- CNG 64 (Sep 2003), lot 988 (this coin)
- Cohen 307 variant (obv. legend)
- RIC I 392 variant (obv. legend)
PDC 19511 Trajan
AE Sestertius 24.36g (PDC 19511)
Obv: Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind
Rev: Trajan seated right on platform, accompanied by two officers, addressing group of soldiers.
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- CNG 64 (Sep 2003), lot 1052 (this coin)
- Banti 81
- Cohen 176 variant (not cuirassed)
- Lanz 106 (26-27 Nov 2001), lot 382 (this coin)
- RIC II 655 variant (not cuirassed)
PDC 19512 Septimius Severus
AV Aureus (Indian imitation) 6.76g (PDC 19512)
Obv: Victory advancing right, holding wreath
Rev: VICTORIA PARTHICA MAX (retrograde)
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- CNG 64 (Sep 2003), lot 1141 (this coin)
- Cohen cf. 747
- RIC IV cf. 297
 

Sasanian

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PDC 19504 Ardashir I
AR Drachm 3.92g, Mint C (Seleukeia-Ctesiphon) (PDC 19504)
Obv: Crowned bust right, wearing Parthian style tiara; no star on breast
Rev: Fire altar with diadems, censers below
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- CNG 64 (Sep 2003), lot 518 (this coin)
- Alram Class IIe
- Göbl, Sasanidische Numismatik (1968), II/2
- Paruck 16
PDC 19505 Ardashir I
AR Drachm 3.70g, Mint C (Seleukeia-Ctesiphon) (PDC 19505)
Obv: Crowned bust right, crown with tall merlons
Rev: Fire altar with diadems, censers below
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- CNG 64 (Sep 2003), lot 519 (this coin)
- Alram Class V
- Göbl, Sasanidische Numismatik (1968), IV/2
- Paruck 29
 

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