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CNG 67 (Sep 2004)

Important Parthian and Parthia-related Coins
in CNG 67, September 2004

The images on these pages are used with the kind permission of Classical Numismatic Group. Please see the CNG 67 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 26071 Arsaces II (211-191 B.C.)
AR Drachm 3.96g (PDC 26071)
Previous collection: Garth R. Drewry; Irving Goodman
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 6.1
- CNG 67 (22 Sep 2004), lot 984 (this coin)
- Abgarians & Sellwood, NC 1971, "A Hoard of Early Parthian Drachms", Type 6, 6/32 (same dies)
- Shore 4
- Superior (2-4 Jun 1996) lot 1666 (this coin)
PDC 26072 Mithradates I (171-138 B.C.)
AR Tetradrachm 15.10g 29mm 12h (PDC 26072)
Previous collection: Richard Winokur
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 13.2
- CNG 67 (22 Sep 2004), lot 985 (this coin)
- CNG Online Coin Shop (Oct 2006), item 2711 (this coin)
- Shore 35
PDC 26073 Phraates II (138-127 B.C.)
AR Tetradrachm 16.01g (PDC 26073)
Obv: Diademed bust right
Rev: Bearded male deity enthroned left, wearing chiton and kalathos, holding Nike and cornucopiae; two monograms in exergu
Previous collection: Garth R. Drewry
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 17.1
- CNG 67 (22 Sep 2004), lot 986 (this coin)
- CNG 54 (14 Jun 2000), lot 836 (this coin)
- Shore not listed
PDC 26074 Mithradates II (123-88 B.C.)
AR Tetradrachm 15.85g (PDC 26074)
Previous collection: Garth R. Drewry
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 24.4
- CNG 67 (22 Sep 2004), lot 987 (this coin)
- Shore 67
PDC 26075 Mithradates II (123-88 B.C.)
AR Drachm 4.18g (PDC 26075)
Previous collection: Garth R. Drewry
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 27.1
- CNG 67 (22 Sep 2004), lot 988 (this coin)
- G. Rayner (26 Nov 1977) lot 586 (this coin)
- Shore 85
PDC 26076 Vonones I (A.D. 8-12)
AR Tetradrachm 12.16g (PDC 26076)
Dated 322 ΒΚΤ [ΓΟΡΠ]ΙΟΙΟΥ (10 AD-11 AD)
Note: Overstruck on an uncertain tetradrachm
Previous collection: Garth R. Drewry
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 60.2
- CNG 67 (22 Sep 2004), lot 989 (this coin)
- Shore cf. 328
- Superior (6-7 Dec 1996) lot 1573 (this coin)
PDC 26077 Artabanus III (A.D. 80-90)
AR Drachm 3.79g (PDC 26077)
Previous collection: Garth R. Drewry
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 74.6
- CNG 67 (22 Sep 2004), lot 990 (this coin)
- Shore 404 (Artabanus III)
- Superior (15-18 Jun 1972) lot 306 (this coin)
PDC 26078 Vologases V (A.D. 191-208)
Billon Tetradrachm 13.06g (PDC 26078)
Dated 505 ΕΦ (193 AD-194 AD)
Previous collection: Garth R. Drewry; Dr. Mesrop Abgarians
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 87.10-11 (month off flan)
- CNG 67 (22 Sep 2004), lot 991 (this coin)
- Malter 51 (2 Jun 1993), lot 359 (this coin)
- Shore 442
 

Parthian Satraps - Tosp

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PDC 32714 Mithradates king of Tosp (circa 1st-2nd century A.D.)
AE AE22 5.55g (PDC 32714)
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- CNG 67 (22 Sep 2004), lot 832 (this coin)
- Khurshudian, "A Coin of Mitridat, King of Tosp," ONS Newsletter 157 (1998), cf. p. 8 (left-facing bust)
 

Characene

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PDC 26079 Hyspaosines
AR Tetradrachm 15.88g (PDC 26079)
Dated 187 ΖΠΡ (BC 126-BC 125)
Previous collection: Garth R. Drewry
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- CNG 67 (22 Sep 2004), lot 992 (this coin)
- Alram 491 variant (year)
- BMC Arabia pl.54, 1 variant (different year)
- CNG 54 (14 Jun 2000), lot 859 (this coin)
- de Morgan pl.XL, 1 variant (year)
- G.R.F. Assar, "Recent Studies in Parthian History: Part II", The Celator, vol. 15, no. 1 (Jan 2001) fig. 15
PDC 26080 Orabazes II (?)
AE Tetradrachm 12.25g (PDC 26080)
Obv: Diademed head right
Rev: Herakles seated left on rock, holding club set on knee
Note: fewer than 10 specimens known
Previous collection: Bellaria
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- CNG 67 (22 Sep 2004), lot 993 (this coin)
- Alram 507
- BMC Arabia p.310, 1 (Unknown Sub-Characenian King)
- de Morgan p.535, 24 (Obadias or Obadas)
- Le Rider, "Monnaies de Characène", Syria 36 (1959) not listed
- Le Rider, Suse sous les Séleucides et les Parthes (1965), pl.XXXVII, 44 (unknown Sub-Characenian king)
- Peus 332 (23-28 Oct 1991) lot 306 (this coin)
 

Elymais

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PDC 26081 Kamnaskires II Nikephoros
AR Tetradrachm 16.17g, Susa (PDC 26081)
Obv: Diademed head right / ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩ[Σ] ΚΑΜΑΣΚΙΡΟ[Υ] ΝΙΚΗ[ΦΟΡΟΥ]
Rev: Apollo seated left on omphalos, holding arrow and bow
Note: Note spelling of "Kamnaskeirou"
Previous collection: Bellaria
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- CNG 67 (22 Sep 2004), lot 994 (this coin)
- Alram 431 (Kamnaskires II)
- BMC Arabia pl.LIII, 6
- de Morgan p.466, 1
- EHC 642
- Giessener Münzhandlung 96 (7 Jun 1999), lot 251 (this coin)
- Le Rider, Suse sous les Séleucides et les Parthes (1965), pl.VII, D
 

Osrhoene

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PDC 26070 Vologases IV / Waël
AE AE22 8.65g 22mm (PDC 26070)
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- CNG 67 (22 Sep 2004), lot 983 (this coin)
- BMC Mesopotamia p.91, 1
- MACW 437
 

Rome

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PDC 26362 Nero
AE Sestertius, Rome (PDC 26362)
Struck circa 64 AD
Obv: Laureate head right
Rev: Triumphal arch surmounted by statue of the emperor in a quadriga preceded by Pax, holding caduceus and cornucopiae, and Victory, holding wreath and palm; two nude figures standing on either side of pediment ornamented with Victories; helmeted statue of Mars in side niche of arch; pedestals decorated with friezes of battle scenes
Previous collection: Tony Hardy
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- CNG 67 (22 Sep 2004), lot 1328 (this coin)
- BMCRE pl. 48, 4
- Cohen not listed
- RIC I 149
- WCN 90
PDC 26363 Trajan
AE Sestertius 23.40g (PDC 26363)
Obv: Laureate bust right, slight drapery on left shoulder
Rev: Trajan on horseback right, holding spear; behind, three soldiers advancing right, two of whom hold spears; before, one soldier advancing right, holding spear and shield
Note: One of three examples known
Previous collection: Tony Hardy
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- CNG 67 (22 Sep 2004), lot 1443 (this coin)
- BMCRE 1014
- Cohen 311
- Hunter 372
- RIC II 662
PDC 26364 Trajan
AE Sestertius 23.92g (PDC 26364)
Obv: Laureate and draped bust right
Rev: Trajan, laureate and in military uniform, standing facing, head right, holding reversed spear and parazonium; Mesopotamia seated left at feet, in attitude of mourning; to left and right, Tigris and Euphrates seated vis à vis, each leaning on inverted urn from which water flows, and holding reed / ARMENIA ET MESOPOTAMIA IN POTESTATEM P R REDACTAE
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- CNG 67 (22 Sep 2004), lot 1445 (this coin)
- BMCRE 1033
- Cohen 39
- Harlan J. Berk 115 (20 Aug 2000) lot 587 (this coin)
- RIC II 642
PDC 26365 Trajan
AE Sestertius 24.55g (PDC 26365)
Obv: Laureate and draped bust right
Rev: Trajan, laureate and in military uniform, standing facing, head right, holding reversed spear and parazonium; Mesopotamia seated left at feet, in attitude of mourning; to left and right, Tigris and Euphrates seated vis à vis, each leaning on inverted urn from which water flows, and holding reed
Previous collection: Tony Hardy
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- CNG 67 (22 Sep 2004), lot 1446 (this coin)
- BMCRE 1033
- Cohen 39
- RIC II 642
PDC 26366 Marcus Aurelius
AE Medallion 51.78g 40mm (PDC 26366)
Obv: laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind / M ANTONINVS AVG ARM PARTH MAX
Rev: Jupiter standing facing, holding thunderbolt and sceptre; Aurelius and Verus flanking him below / TR P XXII IMP IIII COS III
Previous collection: Tony Hardy
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- CNG 67 (22 Sep 2004), lot 1563 (this coin)
- Berlin Cabinet (this coin; deaccessioned as duplicate in 1910)
- Cohen 886
- Gnecchi 52 (pl. 63, 3 (this coin)
- Leu 71 (24 Oct 1997), lot 405 (this coin)
- MIR 18, 1040-1/37
- Niklovitz Collection (Hamburger, 19 Oct 1925) lot 1076 (this coin)
PDC 26367 L. Verus
AE Sestertius 28.69g (PDC 26367)
Obv: Laureate and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind
Rev: Verus seated left on curule chair set on low platform, placing his right hand on the head of King Sohaemus who is standing left below; three officers on platform with Verus / REX ARMEN
Previous collection: Tony Hardy
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- CNG 67 (22 Sep 2004), lot 1583 (this coin)
- BMCRE 1106
- Cohen 161
- MIR 18, 92-16/35
- RIC III 1371 (Aurelius)
PDC 26368 Septimius Severus
AR Denarius 3.11g (PDC 26368)
Struck circa 206 AD
Obv: Laureate head right
Rev: Triumphal Arch of Septimius of four columns and three arches, surmounted by chariot with six horses between two equestrian statues
Previous collection: Tony Hardy
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- CNG 67 (22 Sep 2004), lot 1616 (this coin)
- BMCRE 320
- New York Sale I (Baldwin's/M&M/Italo Vecchi, 3 Dec 1998) lot 311 (this coin)
- RIC IV 259
- RSC 104
 

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