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CNG 72 (June 2006)

Parthian and Parthia-related Coins
in CNG 72, June 2006

The images on these pages are used with the kind permission of Classical Numismatic Group. Please see the CNG 72 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 34164 Mithradates II (123-88 B.C.)
AR Tetradrachm 16.17g 12h (PDC 34164)
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 23.2
- CNG 72 (Jun 2006), lot 1002 (Artabanos “the Younger”) (this coin)
- Shore not listed
PDC 34165 Mithradates II (123-88 B.C.)
AR Tetradrachm 15.91g 12h (PDC 34165)
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 24.4
- CNG 72 (Jun 2006), lot 1003 (this coin)
- Shore 67
PDC 34166 Phraataces & Musa (2 B.C.-A.D. 4)
AR Drachm 3.15g (PDC 34166)
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 58.9
- CNG 72 (Jun 2006), lot 1004 (this coin)
- Shore 324
PDC 34167 Pacorus II (A.D. 78-105)
AE Dichalkous 3.03g 14mm 12h (PDC 34167)
Dated 395 ΕϘΤ (83 AD-84 AD)
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 75.9
- CNG 72 (Jun 2006), lot 1005 (this coin)
- Shore not listed
PDC 34168 Vologases V (A.D. 191-208)
AR Drachm 3.73g 12h (PDC 34168)
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 86.3
- CNG 72 (Jun 2006), lot 1006 (this coin)
- Shore 448
 

Characene

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PDC 34169 Hyspaosines (?)
AE AE18 5.34g 18mm 6h (PDC 34169)
Obv: Diademed head right
Rev: Upturned anchor, illegible legend in fields
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- CNG 72 (Jun 2006), lot 1007 (this coin)
- Alram 492 (for obv)
- Houghton 1322 corr. (Demetrios I; this coin)
- Newell, Mithradates of Parthia and Hyspaosines of Characene: A Numismatic Palimpsest, NNM 26 (1925) cf. pl. II, 7
PDC 34170 Tiraios I
AR Tetradrachm 16.12g 12h (PDC 34170)
Obv: Diademed head right
Rev: Goddess seated left, holding Nike and cornucopiae; monogram to outer left, [date in exergue]
Note: Overstruck on a tetradrachm of Seleukid king Alexander II with Zeus seated left reverse type (cf. SNG Spaer 2275-2282)
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- CNG 72 (Jun 2006), lot 1008 (this coin)
- Alram cf. 498
- de Morgan cf. 3
PDC 34171 Maga (?)
AE Tetradrachm 16.71g 11h (PDC 34171)
Obv: Diademed and draped bust right, wearing high bonnet
Rev: Bare head right
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- CNG 72 (Jun 2006), lot 1009 (this coin)
- Alram 510
 

Elymais

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PDC 34172 Kamnaskires I
AR Tetradrachm 16.17g 12h, Susa (PDC 34172)
Obv: Diademed head right
Rev: Apollo seated left on omphalos, holding arrow and bow / ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩ[Σ] ΚΑΜΑΣΚΙΡΟ[Υ] ΝΙΚΗ[ΦΟΡΟΥ]
Note: These issues with the epithet ΝΙΚΗ[ΦΟΡΟΥ], typically have a monogram on the obverse. Also, the list of legend varieties in Alram does not contain the spelling of Kamnaskires displayed on this specimen
Previous collection: Bellaria
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- CNG 72 (Jun 2006), lot 1010 (this coin)
- Alram 431 variant (Kamnaskires II; rev. legend)
- BMC Arabia cf. pl.LIII, 6
- CNG 67 (22 Sep 2004), lot 994 (this coin)
- de Morgan cf. p.466, 1
- EHC cf. 642
- Giessener Münzhandlung 96 (7 Jun 1999), lot 251 (this coin)
- Le Rider, Suse sous les Séleucides et les Parthes (1965), cf. pl.VII, D
PDC 34173 Uncertain King
Billon Tetradrachm 15.42g 12h (PDC 34173)
Obv: Diademed bust left; behind, four-pointed star in crescent above pellet and anchor symbol
Rev: four-pointed star in crescent above pellet and anchor symbol / Crude diademed bust left, degraded legend
Previous collection: Bellaria
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- CNG 72 (Jun 2006), lot 1011 (this coin)
- Alram cf. pl.15, NB1
- Triton VII (13-14 Jan 2004) lot 531 (this coin)
- Vecchi 16 (9 Oct 1999) lot 304 (this coin)
 

Indo-Parthians, Gondopharid Dynasty

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PDC 34174 Sarapendones (?)
AE Unit 1.91g 12h (PDC 34174)
Obv: Diademed and draped bust left
Rev: Gondopharid symbol / “Dhramika Sarpedunasa?” in Kharosthi around
Note: the first known example with a readable Kharosthi legend
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- CNG 72 (Jun 2006), lot 1060 (this coin)
- Senior ISCH 208.1 (Uncertain Kings) and vol. I, p. 107
 

Rome

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PDC 34175 Augustus (M. Durmius, moneyer)
AR Denarius 4.16g 5h, Rome (PDC 34175)
Struck BC 19
Obv: Bare head of Honos right
Rev: Augustus driving slow biga of elephants left, holding palm-branch and sceptre / AVGVSTVS CAESAR
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- CNG 72 (Jun 2006), lot 1365 (this coin)
- RIC I 311 corr. (obv. 2B not 2A)
- RSC 427
 

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