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CNG 75 (May 2007)

Parthian and Parthia-related Coins
in CNG 75, 23 May 2007

The images on these pages are used with the kind permission of Classical Numismatic Group. Please see the CNG 75 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 42894 Arsaces I (247-211 B.C.)
AE Dichalkous 3.20g 12h, Mithradatkart-Nisa? (PDC 42894)
Obv: Head left, wearing bashlyk
Rev: Bow in bowcase / [ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ]
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 3 type variant (bronze, bow case reverse)
- CNG 75 (23 May 2007), lot 577 (this coin)
- Abgarians & Sellwood, NC 1971, "A Hoard of Early Parthian Drachms", pl. 20, 3/5 and 3/6 (same obv die)
- BMC Parthia not listed
- Lanz 102 lot 306 (same obv. die)
- Mitchiner ACW not listed
- Petrowicz not listed
- Shore not listed
PDC 42893 Arsaces I (247-211 B.C.)
AR Drachm 4.07g 12h (PDC 42893)
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 4.1 obv/S3.2 rev (mule)
- CNG 75 (23 May 2007), lot 576 (this coin)
- Abgarians & Sellwood, NC 1971, "A Hoard of Early Parthian Drachms", Type 3, - (obv. 3/4, rev. unlisted)
- Shore 2 variant (monogram)
PDC 42895 Mithradates I (171-138 B.C.)
AR Tetradrachm 15.10g 12h (PDC 42895)
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 13.2
- CNG 75 (23 May 2007), lot 578 (this coin)
- Shore 35
PDC 42896 Interregnal Issue (127-125 B.C.)
AR Tetradrachm 15.81g 1h (PDC 42896)
Previous collection: Richard Winokur
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 18.1
- CNG 75 (23 May 2007), lot 579 (this coin)
PDC 42897 Interregnal Issue (127-125 B.C.)
AR Tetradrachm 16.02g 1h (PDC 42897)
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 18.1
- CNG 75 (23 May 2007), lot 580 (this coin)
PDC 42898 Mithradates II (123-88 B.C.)
AR Tetradrachm 15.45g 1h (PDC 42898)
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 23.2
- CNG 75 (23 May 2007), lot 581 (this coin)
PDC 42899 Mithradates II (123-88 B.C.)
AR Tetradrachm 15.88g 12h (PDC 42899)
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 24.1
- CNG 75 (23 May 2007), lot 582 (this coin)
- Shore not listed
PDC 42900 Mithradates II (123-88 B.C.)
AR Drachm 4.08g 12h (PDC 42900)
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 24.30
- CNG 75 (23 May 2007), lot 583 (this coin)
- Shore 76
PDC 42901 Mithradates II (123-88 B.C.)
AR Drachm 4.26g 12h (PDC 42901)
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 27.2
- CNG 75 (23 May 2007), lot 584 (this coin)
- Shore 87
PDC 42902 Mithradates II (123-88 B.C.)
AR Drachm 4.21g 12h (PDC 42902)
Rev: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 28.6
- CNG 75 (23 May 2007), lot 585 (this coin)
- Shore not listed
PDC 42905 Unknown King II (80-70 B.C.)
AR Tetradrachm 16.05g 1h (PDC 42905)
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 30.7
- CNG 75 (23 May 2007), lot 588 (this coin)
- Shore 130 (Orodes I)
PDC 42906 Unknown King II (80-70 B.C.)
AR Drachm 4.06g 12mm (PDC 42906)
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 30.22
- CNG 75 (23 May 2007), lot 589 (this coin)
- Shore not listed
PDC 42903 Orodes I (90-80 B.C.)
AR Tetradrachm 15.99g 11h (PDC 42903)
Rev: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΑΥΤΟΚΡΑΤΟΡΟΣ ΦΙΛΟΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 31.2 variant (tiara 7-point star)
- CNG 75 (23 May 2007), lot 586 (this coin)
- Shore 121
PDC 42904 Sinatruces (77-70 B.C.)
AR Drachm 4.09g 12h (PDC 42904)
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 34.3
- CNG 75 (23 May 2007), lot 587 (this coin)
- Shore 145 (Sinatruces)
PDC 42907 Darius (70 B.C.)
AR Drachm 3.63g 1h (PDC 42907)
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 35.1 variant (legend ii)
- CNG 75 (23 May 2007), lot 590 (this coin)
- Shore not listed
PDC 42908 Darius (70 B.C.)
AR Drachm 3.39g 1h (PDC 42908)
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 35.2 variant (monogram, legend ii)
- CNG 75 (23 May 2007), lot 591 (this coin)
- Shore not listed
PDC 42909 Orodes II (57-38 B.C.)
AR Drachm 3.02g 20mm 12h (PDC 42909)
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 42.1
- CNG 75 (23 May 2007), lot 592 (this coin)
- Shore 218
- Triton IX (10 Jan 2006), lot 1096 (this coin)
PDC 42910 Orodes II (57-38 B.C.)
AR Diobol 1.11g 1h (PDC 42910)
Previous collection: Bellaria
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 48.14
- CNG 75 (23 May 2007), lot 593 (this coin)
- Gorny & Mosch 142 (10 Oct 2005), lot 1699 (this coin)
- Peus 326 (1-3 Nov 1989), lot 383 (this coin)
- Shore not listed
- Triton VII (13 Jan 2004), lot 453 (this coin)
PDC 42911 Phraates IV (38-2 B.C.)
AR Tetradrachm 12.86g 12h (PDC 42911)
Dated 287 ΖΠΣ ΠΕΡΕΙ? (BC 26-BC 25)
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 52 type
- CNG 75 (23 May 2007), lot 594 (this coin)
- de Callataÿ, Tetradrachmes 232/231 (D114/R1 - unlisted die combination)
- Shore not listed
PDC 42912 Phraataces & Musa (2 B.C.-A.D. 4)
AR Drachm 3.81g 1h (PDC 42912)
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 58.9
- CNG 75 (23 May 2007), lot 595 (this coin)
- Shore 324
PDC 42913 Vologases I (A.D. 51-78)
AR Tetradrachm 14.12g 12h (PDC 42913)
Dated 363 ΓΞΤ (51 AD-52 AD)
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 68.4-8 (month off flan)
- CNG 75 (23 May 2007), lot 596 (this coin)
- Shore 370
PDC 42915 Vardanes II (A.D. 55-58)
AR Tetradrachm 13.73g 12h (PDC 42915)
Dated 367 ΖΞΤ (55 AD-56 AD)
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 69.1-6 (month off flan)
- CNG 75 (23 May 2007), lot 598 (this coin)
- Shore 382
PDC 42914 Vologases I (A.D. 51-78)
AR Drachm 3.46g 12mm (PDC 42914)
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 71.2
- CNG 75 (23 May 2007), lot 597 (this coin)
- Peus 384 (2 Nov 2005), lot 398 (this coin)
- Shore 376
PDC 42916 Pacorus II (A.D. 78-105)
AR Tetradrachm 14.26g 12h (PDC 42916)
Dated 389 ΘΠΤ ΔΥΣΤΡΟΥ (77 AD-78 AD)
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 73.1
- CNG 75 (23 May 2007), lot 599 (this coin)
- Shore not listed
PDC 42917 Artabanus III (A.D. 80-90)
AR Tetradrachm 13.87g 1h (PDC 42917)
Dated 392 ΒϘΤ (80 AD-81 AD)
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 74.2-5 (month off flan)
- CNG 75 (23 May 2007), lot 600 (this coin)
- Shore not listed
- Triton IX (10 Jan 2006), lot 1103 (this coin)
PDC 42918 Vologases V (A.D. 191-208)
Billon Tetradrachm 13.38g 12h (PDC 42918)
Dated 511 ΑΙΦ (199 AD-200 AD)
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 87.18
- CNG 75 (23 May 2007), lot 601 (this coin)
- Shore not listed
PDC 42919 Vologases VI (A.D. 208-228)
AR Drachm 3.18g 12h (PDC 42919)
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 88.24
- CNG 75 (23 May 2007), lot 602 (this coin)
- Shore 462
 

Parthia (pre-Arsacid Satrap)

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PDC 42892 Andragoras
AR Tetradrachm 15.85g 7h (PDC 42892)
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- CNG 75 (23 May 2007), lot 549 (this coin)
- BMC Arabia p.193, 4 (same rev. die)
- Gorny & Mosch 130 (8-9 Mar 2004), lot 1341 (this coin)
- MIG type 20
- Peus 338 (27 Apr 1994), lot 65 (this coin)
 

Characene

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PDC 42920 Hyspaosines
AR Tetradrachm 15.91g 12h (PDC 42920)
Dated 187 ΖΠΡ (BC 126-BC 125)
Previous collection: Richard Winokur; Garth R. Drewry
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- CNG 75 (23 May 2007), lot 603 (this coin)
- Alram 491 variant (year)
- CNG 54 (14 Jun 2000), lot 859 (this coin)
- CNG 67, 22 Sep 2004), lot 992 (this coin)
 

Elymais

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PDC 42921 Kamnaskires II
AR Tetradrachm 15.58g 1h, Susa (PDC 42921)
Obv: Diademed head right; monogram behind
Rev: Apollo Delphios seated left on omphalos, holding arrow and resting hand on bow
Previous collection: Richard Winokur
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- CNG 75 (23 May 2007), lot 604 (this coin)
- Alram 431
- Le Rider, Suse sous les Séleucides et les Parthes (1965), pl.VIII, D-H
PDC 42922 Kamnaskires V
AR Tetradrachm 15.78g 12h (PDC 42922)
Dated 277 ΖΟΣ (BC 36-BC 35)
Previous collection: Richard Winokur
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- CNG 75 (23 May 2007), lot 605 (this coin)
- Gorny & Mosch 130 (8-9 Mar 2004), lot 1315 (this coin)
PDC 42923 Uncertain king
Billon Drachm 4.06g 11h, Susa (PDC 42923)
Previous collection: Bellaria
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- CNG 75 (23 May 2007), lot 606 (this coin)
- Alram cf. p. 146, NB1 (tetradrachm)
- Le Rider, Suse sous les Séleucides et les Parthes (1965), not listed
- Peus 340 (2 Nov 1994), lot 520 (this coin)
- Triton VII (13 Jan 2004), lot 530 (this coin)
PDC 42924 Orodes II
AE Tetradrachm 14.56g (PDC 42924)
Obv: Diademed facing bust; behind, four-pointed star in crescent above anchor symbol
Rev: Design reduced to dashes
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- CNG 75 (23 May 2007), lot 607 (this coin)
- Alram 477
- Le Rider, Suse sous les Séleucides et les Parthes (1965), pl.LXXIII, 6
PDC 42925 Kamnaskires (Orodes III)
AE Tetradrachm 14.83g (PDC 42925)
Obv: Diademed facing bust; behind, four-pointed star in crescent above anchor symbol
Rev: Design reduced to dashes
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- CNG 75 (23 May 2007), lot 608 (this coin)
- Alram 480
- Le Rider, Suse sous les Séleucides et les Parthes (1965), not listed
 

Indo-Parthian

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PDC 42930 Sarpedones
AE Drachm 2.61g 1h (PDC 42930)
Obv: Diademed and draped bust left
Rev: Nike standing right, holding wreath and palm
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- CNG 75 (23 May 2007), lot 670 (this coin)
- Senior ISCH 206.1D
PDC 42931 Sarpedones
Billon Drachm 1.56g 9h (PDC 42931)
Obv: Diademed and draped bust left; tamgha before
Rev: Nike standing left, holding wreath and palm; monogram to right
Note: Extremely rare, only the second specimen known and the only one not in a public collection
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- CNG 75 (23 May 2007), lot 671 (this coin)
- Senior ISCH 252.3D
PDC 42932 Pakores
AE Tetradrachm 8.25g 12h (PDC 42932)
Obv: double diademed bust left, wearing necklace with central ornament composed of five pellets
Rev: Nike standing right, holding wreath; monograms flanking
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- CNG 75 (23 May 2007), lot 672 (this coin)
- Senior ISCH 269.1aT variant (obv. legend)
 

Persis

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PDC 42926 Autophradates (Vadfradad) III
AR Drachm 4.23g 3h (PDC 42926)
Obv: Diademed and draped bust right; crescent above
Rev: Fire temple; Ahura-Mazda above; on left, king standing right, to right, column surmounted by eagle
Previous collection: Bellaria
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- CNG 75 (23 May 2007), lot 609 (this coin)
- Alram 561
- CNG E-Auction 90 (26 May 2004), lot 80 (this coin)
PDC 42927 Darios (Darev) II
AR Drachm 3.98g 9h (PDC 42927)
Obv: Diademed and draped bust left, wearing Parthian-style tiara with crescent; two pellets behind
Rev: Darios standing left, holding scepter, sacrificing before altar
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- CNG 75 (23 May 2007), lot 610 (this coin)
- Alram 564 variant (monogram)
PDC 42928 Darios (Darev) II
AR Hemidrachm 1.79g 1h (PDC 42928)
Obv: Diademed and draped bust left, wearing Parthian-style tiara with crescent
Rev: Darios standing left, holding scepter, sacrificing before altar
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- CNG 75 (23 May 2007), lot 611 (this coin)
- Alram 565
PDC 42929 Manuchtir (Manchir) I
AR Drachm 3.12g 2h (PDC 42929)
Obv: Diademed and draped bust left, wearing Parthian-style tiara with crescent
Rev: Diademed and draped bust left
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- CNG 75 (23 May 2007), lot 612 (this coin)
- Alram 634
PDC 42933 Artaxerxes V (Ardashir I) son of Papak
AR Drachm 3.93g 3h, Mint A (“Stakhr”) (PDC 42933)
Obv: Head of Ardashir facing, wearing diadem and Parthian-style tiara with pellet-in-crescent
Rev: Head of Papak left, wearing diadem and Parthian-style tiara with pellet-in-crescent
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- CNG 75 (23 May 2007), lot 721 (this coin)
- CNG 69 (8 Jun 2005), lot 864 (this coin)
- Göbl I/1
- SNS I Type I(1)/1(1)
PDC 42934 Artaxerxes V (Ardashir I) son of Papak
AE Sixth Unit 3.28g 4h, Mint A (“Stakhr”) (PDC 42934)
Obv: Facing head, wearing diadem and Parthian-style tiara with pellet-in-crescent
Rev: Fire altar with no attendants
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- CNG 75 (23 May 2007), lot 722 (this coin)
- Göbl I/2
- SNS I Type I(1)/2(1)
 

Rome

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PDC 42938 Augustus. P. Petronius Turpilianus, moneyer
AR Denarius 3.55g 2h, Rome (PDC 42938)
Obv: Diademed and draped bust of Feronia right
Rev: Parthian kneeling right, presenting signum with X-marked vexillum attached
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- CNG 75 (23 May 2007), lot 972 (this coin)
- RIC I 288
- RSC 484
PDC 42939 Trajan
AE Sestertius 26.60g 6h (PDC 42939)
Struck circa 116 AD-117 AD
Obv: Laureate bust right, wearing aegis
Rev: Trajan seated left on daïs, presenting Parthamaspates to Parthia kneeling right; behind Trajan, prefect standing left / REX PARTHIS DATVS / SC
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- CNG 75 (23 May 2007), lot 1044 (this coin)
- Banti 97
- RIC II 668
 

Sasanian

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PDC 42935 Ardashir I
Billon Tetradrachm 13.10g 9h, Mint C ("Ctesiphon") (PDC 42935)
Obv: Bust right, wearing diadem and Parthian-style tiara decorated with seven-rayed star
Rev: Fire altar with no attendants
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- CNG 75 (23 May 2007), lot 723 (this coin)
- Göbl II/5/2
- SNS I Type IIe(3c)/3a(2b); cf
PDC 42936 Ardashir I
AR Obol 0.56g 4h, Mint C ("Ctesiphon") (PDC 42936)
Obv: Bust right, wearing diadem and Parthian-style tiara decorated with six-rayed star
Rev: Fire altar with no attendants
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- CNG 75 (23 May 2007), lot 724 (this coin)
- Göbl II/4/2
- SNS I Type IIc(3d)/3a(2b)
PDC 42937 Ardashir I
AR Drachm 4.09g 3h, Mint C ("Ctesiphon") (PDC 42937)
Obv: Crowned bust right; investiture (3rd) crown type; three pellets to right of crown
Rev: Fire altar with no attendants
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- CNG 75 (23 May 2007), lot 725 (this coin)
- Göbl IV/2 and pl. 1, 14 (this coin)
- SNS I Type V(4a)/3c(2c), A31
 

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