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CNG 69 (Jun 2005)

Important Parthian and Parthia-related Coins
in CNG 69, June 2005

The images on these pages are used with the kind permission of Classical Numismatic Group. Please see the CNG 69 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 29459 Mithradates I (171-138 B.C.)
AE Chalkous 4.70g 1h (PDC 29459)
Rev: ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 8.2
- CNG 69 (8 Jun 2005), lot 752 (this coin)
- Shore 22
PDC 29490 Mithradates II (123-88 B.C.)
AR Tetradrachm 15.88g 12h (PDC 29490)
Previous collection: Garth R. Drewry
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 24.4
- CNG 69 (8 Jun 2005), lot 753 (this coin)
- Shore 67
PDC 29491 Mithradates II (123-88 B.C.)
AR Tetradrachm 15.87g 12h (PDC 29491)
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 24.4
- CNG 69 (8 Jun 2005), lot 754 (this coin)
- Shore 67
PDC 29492 Mithradates II (123-88 B.C.)
AR Drachm 4.10g 12h (PDC 29492)
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 28.6 variant (tiara 7-point star)
- CNG 69 (8 Jun 2005), lot 755 (this coin)
- Shore 99 variant (tiara)
PDC 29493 Unknown King II (80-70 B.C.)
AR Tetradrachm 14.98g 12h (PDC 29493)
Rev: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΘΕΟΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 30.9 variant (monogram below bow only)
- CNG 69 (8 Jun 2005), lot 756 (this coin)
- Shore 130 variant (monogram)
- Superior (9-10 Dec 1994) lot 800 (this coin)
PDC 29494 Phraataces & Musa (2 B.C.-A.D. 4)
AR Drachm 3.78g 1h (PDC 29494)
Note: obverse double struck
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 58.9
- CNG 69 (8 Jun 2005), lot 757 (this coin)
- Shore 324
PDC 29495 Orodes III (A.D. 6)
AR Tetradrachm 12.90g 12h (PDC 29495)
Dated 317 ΖΙΤ ΕΜ (5 AD-6 AD)
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 59.2
- CNG 69 (8 Jun 2005), lot 758 (this coin)
- Shore 327
PDC 29496 Vonones I (A.D. 8-12)
AR Tetradrachm 13.26g 12h (PDC 29496)
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 60.1-4 (year legible?)
- CNG 69 (8 Jun 2005), lot 759 (this coin)
- Shore 328 (same rev. die)
PDC 29497 Artabanus III (A.D. 80-90)
AR Tetradrachm 13.52g 12h (PDC 29497)
Dated 391 ΑϘΤ (79 AD-80 AD)
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 74.1
- CNG 69 (8 Jun 2005), lot 760 (this coin)
- Shore not listed
PDC 29498 Vologases V (A.D. 191-208)
AR Drachm 3.71g 12h (PDC 29498)
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 86.3
- CNG 69 (8 Jun 2005), lot 761 (this coin)
- Shore 448
PDC 29499 Vologases VI (A.D. 208-228)
AR Drachm 3.78g 12h (PDC 29499)
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 88.23
- CNG 69 (8 Jun 2005), lot 762 (this coin)
- Shore not listed
 

Parthian Satraps - Tosp

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PDC 29489 Mithradates king of Tosp (circa 1st-2nd century A.D.)
AE AE22 6.95g 22mm 12h (PDC 29489)
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- CNG 69 (8 Jun 2005), lot 505 (this coin)
- Khurshudian, "A Coin of Mitridat, King of Tosp," ONS Newsletter 157 (1998), p. 8
 

Characene

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PDC 29500 Hyspaosines
AR Tetradrachm 14.97g 1h, Seleukeia on the Tigris (PDC 29500)
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- CNG 69 (8 Jun 2005), lot 763 (this coin)
- Assar fig. 14 (same obv. die)
PDC 29501 Attambelos I
Billon Tetradrachm 15.37g 11h (PDC 29501)
Dated 277 ΖΟΣ (BC 36-BC 35)
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- CNG 69 (8 Jun 2005), lot 764 (this coin)
- Hill 25-26
- Nicolet-Pierre, Thionèsis pl. IV, 12 (same obv. die)
 

Persis

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PDC 29502 Bagadat (Baydad)
AR Hemidrachm 1.97g 1h (PDC 29502)
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- CNG 69 (8 Jun 2005), lot 765 (this coin)
- Alram 513
PDC 29503 Bagadat (Baydad)
AR Tetradrachm 15.64g 3h (PDC 29503)
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- CNG 69 (8 Jun 2005), lot 766 (this coin)
- Alram 519
PDC 29504 Bagadat (Bayadad)
AR Obol 0.68g 4h (PDC 29504)
Note: Unpublished. Unique?
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- CNG 69 (8 Jun 2005), lot 767 (this coin)
PDC 29505 Artaxerxes (Ardashir) I
AR Drachm 4.18g 8h (PDC 29505)
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- CNG 69 (8 Jun 2005), lot 768 (this coin)
- Alram 522
PDC 29506 Artaxerxes (Ardashir) I
AR Drachm 4.13g 1h (PDC 29506)
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- CNG 69 (8 Jun 2005), lot 769 (this coin)
- Alram 523 (same obv. die)
PDC 29507 Vahbarz
AR Tetradrachm 16.57g 4h (PDC 29507)
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- CNG 69 (8 Jun 2005), lot 770 (this coin)
- Alram 526
PDC 29508 Artaxerxes (Ardashir) II
AR Drachm 3.46g 2h (PDC 29508)
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- CNG 69 (8 Jun 2005), lot 771 (this coin)
- Alram 570
PDC 29509 Manuchihr III
AR Drachm 3.10g 4h (PDC 29509)
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- CNG 69 (8 Jun 2005), lot 772 (this coin)
- Alram 642
PDC 29513 Artaxerxes V (Ardashir I) son of Papak
AR Drachm 3.93g 3h, Mint A ("Stakhr") (PDC 29513)
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- CNG 69 (8 Jun 2005), lot 864 (this coin)
- Alram 657
- Göbl, Sasanidische Numismatik (1968), I/1
- SNS I Type I/1, 1
PDC 29514 Artaxerxes V (Ardashir I) son of Papak
AR Hemidrachm 1.72g 12h, Mint A ("Stakhr") (PDC 29514)
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- CNG 69 (8 Jun 2005), lot 865 (this coin)
- Alram 658
- Göbl, Sasanidische Numismatik (1968), I/1
- SNS I Type I/1, 4
PDC 29515 Artaxerxes V (Ardashir I) son of Papak
AR Obol 0.60g 12h, Mint A ("Stakhr") (PDC 29515)
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- CNG 69 (8 Jun 2005), lot 866 (this coin)
- Alram 659
- Göbl, Sasanidische Numismatik (1968), I/1
- SNS I Type I/1, A1
 

Rome

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PDC 29518 Caracalla
AE AE Medallion 43.20g 42mm 6h (PDC 29518)
Obv: Laureate and cuirassed bust right, slight drapery on left shoulder
Rev: Caracalla on horseback right, holding spear and being crowned by Nike standing behind; to right, trophy, bound captive seated left at base and Parthia standing right. / ΕΠΟ ΣΤΠ ΙΟΥΛ ΑΝΘΙΜΟ[Υ ΠΕΡΓΑΜΗΝΩΝ], ΠΡΩΤΩΝ ΤΡ[ΙΣ]/ΝΕΩΚΟΡΩ/Ν
Note: MYSIA, Pergamum
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- CNG 69 (8 Jun 2005), lot 987 (this coin)
- SNG Copenhagen, not listed
- SNG France, 2252
PDC 29556 Caracalla
AE AE33 19.96g 33mm 1h (PDC 29556)
Note: CILICIA, Tarsus
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- CNG 69 (8 Jun 2005), lot 1155 (this coin)
- SNG France, 1516-1517 variant (bust type)
- SNG Levante, 1052 (this coin)
PDC 29519 Caracalla
AE AE33 15.46g 33mm 7h (PDC 29519)
Note: CILICIA, Tarsus
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- CNG 69 (8 Jun 2005), lot 1156 (this coin)
- BMC Cilicia 192
- SNG Copenhagen Supp., 618 variant (bust type)
- SNG France, not listed
- SNG Levante, 1055 (this coin)
- SNG von Aulock, not listed
PDC 29520 Pupienus
AE AE36 22.77g 36mm 7h (PDC 29520)
Obv: Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right
Rev: Pupienus standing right, holding spear and parazonium; two bound Parthian captives seated at base of trophy; AM in legend, B/G/K between
Note: CILICIA, Tarsus
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- CNG 69 (8 Jun 2005), lot 1166 (this coin)
- SNG France, not listed
- SNG Levante, 1115 (this coin)
- SNG von Aulock, 6035 (this coin)
PDC 29523 Trajan
AE Sestertius 21.97g 7h (PDC 29523)
Struck circa 116 AD-117 AD
Obv: Laureate and draped bust right
Rev: Trajan, laureate, seated left on camp bench set on daïs, presenting Parthamaspates, who is touching his crown, to Parthia kneeling right; military figure standing behind Trajan / REX PARTHIS DATVS
Previous collection: Tony Hardy
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- CNG 69 (8 Jun 2005), lot 1583 (this coin)
- BMCRE 1046
- Cohen 328
- RIC II 667
 

Sasanian

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PDC 29510 Shapur son of Papak
AR Drachm 3.68g 10h (PDC 29510)
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- CNG 69 (8 Jun 2005), lot 773 (this coin)
- Alram 654
PDC 29511 Shapur son of Papak
AR Hemidrachm 1.92g 8h (PDC 29511)
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- CNG 69 (8 Jun 2005), lot 774 (this coin)
- Alram 655
PDC 29512 Shapur son of Papak
AR Obol 0.54g 3h (PDC 29512)
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- CNG 69 (8 Jun 2005), lot 775 (this coin)
- Alram not listed
PDC 29516 Ardashir I
AR Drachm 4.15g 4h, Mint C ("Ctesiphon") (PDC 29516)
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- CNG 69 (8 Jun 2005), lot 867 (this coin)
- Alram 683
- Göbl, Sasanidische Numismatik (1968), IV/2
- SNS I Type V/3a
PDC 29517 Ardashir I and Shapur I
AE AE Unit 11.02g 8h (PDC 29517)
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- CNG 69 (8 Jun 2005), lot 868 (this coin)
- Alram 685
- Göbl, Sasanidische Numismatik (1968), VII/2
- SNS I Type VIII/3a
 

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