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CNG 70 (Sep 2005)

Important Parthian and Parthia-related Coins
in CNG 70, September 2005

The images on these pages are used with the kind permission of Classical Numismatic Group. Please see the CNG 70 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 30563 Arsaces I (247-211 B.C.)
AR Drachm 3.99g 11h, Mint? (PDC 30563)
Rev: ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 4.1 variant (no rev monogram)
- CNG 70 (21 Sep 2005), lot 430 (this coin)
- Abgarians & Sellwood, NC 1971, "A Hoard of Early Parthian Drachms", Type 4, 4 (same dies)
- Shore not listed
PDC 30564 Mithradates I (171-138 B.C.)
AR Drachm 4.11g 1h (PDC 30564)
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 10.1
- CNG 70 (21 Sep 2005), lot 431 (this coin)
- Shore 12
PDC 30565 Phraates II (138-127 B.C.)
AR Drachm 3.56g 12h (PDC 30565)
Rev: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΘΕΟΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 16.6 variant (retrograde ΝΙ)
- CNG 70 (21 Sep 2005), lot 432 (this coin)
- Shore 45
PDC 30566 Mithradates II (123-88 B.C.)
AR Tetradrachm 16.03g 1h (PDC 30566)
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 24.1
- CNG 70 (21 Sep 2005), lot 433 (this coin)
- Shore not listed
PDC 30567 Mithradates II (123-88 B.C.)
AR Tetradrachm 15.98g 12h (PDC 30567)
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 24.4
- CNG 70 (21 Sep 2005), lot 434 (this coin)
- Shore 67
PDC 30568 Mithradates II (123-88 B.C.)
AR Tetradrachm 15.73g 1h (PDC 30568)
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 24.4 variant (no palm branch)
- CNG 70 (21 Sep 2005), lot 435 (this coin)
- Shore 67 variant (no palm)
PDC 30569 Mithradates II (123-88 B.C.)
AR Drachm 4.12g 1h (PDC 30569)
Rev: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 28.1
- CNG 70 (21 Sep 2005), lot 436 (this coin)
- Shore 94
PDC 30570 Unknown King II (80-70 B.C.)
AR Tetradrachm 15.93g 1h (PDC 30570)
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 30.7
- CNG 70 (21 Sep 2005), lot 437 (this coin)
- Shore 130 (Orodes I)
PDC 30571 Artabanus II (A.D. 10-38)
AR Drachm 3.65g 1h (PDC 30571)
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 63.6
- CNG 70 (21 Sep 2005), lot 438 (this coin)
- Shore 343
PDC 30572 Vologases II (A.D. 77-80)
AR Drachm 3.40g 12h (PDC 30572)
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 72.8
- CNG 70 (21 Sep 2005), lot 439 (this coin)
- Shore 388
PDC 30573 Pacorus II (A.D. 78-105)
AR Tetradrachm 14.42g 12h (PDC 30573)
Dated 389 ΘΠΤ [Δ]ΑΙΣΙΟΥ (78 AD)
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 73.3
- CNG 70 (21 Sep 2005), lot 440 (this coin)
- Shore 394
PDC 30574 Artabanus III (A.D. 80-90)
AR Tetradrachm 13.52g 12h (PDC 30574)
Dated 393 ΓϘΤ (81 AD-82 AD)
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 74.1-5 variant (year 393, month off flan)
- CNG 70 (21 Sep 2005), lot 441 (this coin)
PDC 30575 Vologases V (A.D. 191-208)
AR Drachm 3.75g 1h (PDC 30575)
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 86.5
- CNG 70 (21 Sep 2005), lot 442 (this coin)
- Shore not listed
PDC 30576 Vologases VI (A.D. 208-228)
AR Drachm 3.74g 12h (PDC 30576)
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 88.23
- CNG 70 (21 Sep 2005), lot 443 (this coin)
- Shore not listed
 

Parthian Satraps - Aria or Margiana

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PDC 30580 Tanlis Mardates and Rangodeme
AR Drachm 3.95g 1h (PDC 30580)
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- CNG 70 (21 Sep 2005), lot 489 (this coin)
- MACW 758
- Senior ISCH 196.1D
 

Parthian Satraps - Sakastan

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PDC 30581 Pakores
AR Drachm 2.98g 1h (PDC 30581)
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- CNG 70 (21 Sep 2005), lot 490 (this coin)
- Alram 1189
- MACW not listed
- Senior ISCH 268.1D
 

Parthian Satraps - Seistan

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PDC 30582 Uncertain king. 2nd century AD
AE Tetradrachm 8.27g 3h (PDC 30582)
Obv: Diademed and draped bust left; Pahlavi inscription around
Rev: Nike advancing right, holding diadem
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- CNG 70 (21 Sep 2005), lot 491 (this coin)
- MACW not listed
- Senior ISCH cf. 273 and vol. I, p. 123
 

Parthian Satraps - Tosp

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PDC 30585 Mithradates king of Tosp (circa 1st-2nd century A.D.)
AE AE24 7.62g 24mm 1h (PDC 30585)
Obv: Diademed Parthian style head right within wreath
Rev: "Mithradates King of Tosp(?)" within wreath
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- CNG 70 (21 Sep 2005), lot 367 (this coin)
- CNG 66 (19 May 2004), lot 818
- CNG 67 (22 Sep 2004), lot 832
- Khurshudian, "A Coin of Mitridat, King of Tosp," ONS Newsletter 157 (1998), cf. p. 8 (left-facing bust)
 

Elymais

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PDC 30577 Kamnaskires-Orodes III
AE Tetradrachm 15.49g (PDC 30577)
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- CNG 70 (21 Sep 2005), lot 444 (this coin)
- Alram 481
 

Persis

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PDC 30578 Artaxerxes (Ardashir) I
AR Drachm 4.10g 1h (PDC 30578)
Note: Apparently unique with obverse legend
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- CNG 70 (21 Sep 2005), lot 445 (this coin)
- Alram cf. 521
PDC 30579 Pakor I
AR Drachm 3.72g 12h (PDC 30579)
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- CNG 70 (21 Sep 2005), lot 446 (this coin)
- Alram cf. 588
 

Rome

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PDC 30586 Caracalla
AE Medallion 43.27g 44mm 6h (PDC 30586)
Note: MYSIA, Pergamum
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- CNG 70 (21 Sep 2005), lot 633 (this coin)
- Howgego cf. for c/m: 318 and 480
- SNG France, SNG 2225
PDC 30587 Trajan
AE Sestertius 25.67g 6h (PDC 30587)
Obv: Laureate bust right, wearing aegis / REX PARTHIS DATVS
Rev: Trajan seated left on camp bench set on daïs, placing diadem on the head of king Parthamaspates who stands before him; on left, Parthia kneeling right in supplication; prefect standing left behind Trajan
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- CNG 70 (21 Sep 2005), lot 769 (this coin)
- BMCRE 1045
- Cohen 328
- Palladium (22 Nov 1995) lot 244 (this coin)
- RIC II 668
PDC 30588 Augustus (M. Durmius, moneyer)
AR Denarius 3.73g 9h (PDC 30588)
Obv: Bare head of Honos right
Rev: Parthian kneeling right, presenting standard
Previous collection: Tony Hardy
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- CNG 70 (21 Sep 2005), lot 850 (this coin)
- BMCRE 58
- CNG 64 (24 Sep 2003), lot 942 (this coin)
- RIC I 315 variant (six-rayed stars on either side of Honos)
- RSC 428
PDC 30589 Augustus (P. Petronius Turpilianus, moneyer)
AR Denarius 3.88g 10h, Rome (PDC 30589)
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- CNG 70 (21 Sep 2005), lot 851 (this coin)
- BMCRE 10
- RIC I 287
- RSC 485
PDC 30590 Nero
AE Sestertius 27.48g 6h, Rome (PDC 30590)
Struck circa 64 AD
Obv: Laureate head right, aegis at point of bust
Rev: Triumphal arch surmounted by statue of emperor in quadriga accompanied by Pax and Victory; two soldiers (torch bearers?) flanking quadriga, statue of Mars in side niche of arch, otherwise decorated with panels of battle scenes
Previous collection: Tony Hardy
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- CNG 70 (21 Sep 2005), lot 875 (this coin)
- BMCRE 183
- Cohen 307
- RIC I 143
PDC 30591 Nero
AE Sestertius 28.60g 6h, Rome (PDC 30591)
Struck circa 64 AD
Obv: Laureate head right, aegis at point of bust
Rev: Triumphal arch surmounted by statue of emperor in quadriga accompanied by Pax and Victory; two soldiers (torch bearers?) flanking quadriga, statue of Mars in side niche of arch, otherwise decorated with panels of battle scenes
Previous collection: Tony Hardy
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- CNG 70 (21 Sep 2005), lot 876 (this coin)
- BMCRE 183
- Cohen 307
- RIC I 143
- WCN 126
 

Sasanian

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PDC 30583 Ardashir I
AR Drachm 3.89g 4h, Mint B ("Hamadan") (PDC 30583)
Obv: Diademed bust right wearing Parthian-style tiara, star on breast, plain diadem ties
Rev: Fire altar, flames 1, plain ribbon ends
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- CNG 70 (21 Sep 2005), lot 511 (this coin)
- Alram 664
- Göbl, Sasanidische Numismatik (1968), II/1/2 variant (no star)
- SNS I Type IIa(3a)/3a(2b), 9 (same obv. die)
PDC 30584 Ardashir I
AR Drachm 3.84g 3h, Mint C ("Ctesiphon"). Phase 3, circa 228/30-238/9 AD (PDC 30584)
Obv: Crowned bust right, no earflap, [fravahr symbol] (wreath) on shoulder
Rev: Fire altar with no attendants; pellet below
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- CNG 70 (21 Sep 2005), lot 512 (this coin)
- Alram 670 variant (no pellet)
- Göbl, Sasanidische Numismatik (1968), III/2 variant (no pellet)
- SNS I Type IIIa(4a)/3a(2b) variant (no pellet)
 

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