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CNG 78 (May 2008)

Parthian and Parthia-related Coins
in CNG 78, 14 May 2008

The images on this page are used with the kind permission of Classical Numismatic Group. Please see the CNG 78 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 52853 Phraates II (138-127 B.C.)
AR Tetradrachm 16.23g 30mm (PDC 52853)
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 17.1 corrigendum (position of monograms)
- CNG 78 (14 May 2008), lot 1009 (this coin)
- Shore not listed
PDC 52854 Artabanus I (127-124 B.C.)
AR Tetradrachm 16.20g 29mm 12h (PDC 52854)
Dated 188 ΗΠΡ (BC 125-BC 124)
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 21.3
- CNG 78 (14 May 2008), lot 1010 (this coin)
- Shore not listed
PDC 52855 Mithradates II (123-88 B.C.)
AR Tetradrachm 15.65g 30mm 12h (PDC 52855)
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 24.3
- CNG 78 (14 May 2008), lot 1011 (this coin)
- Shore 66
PDC 52856 Mithradates II (123-88 B.C.)
AR Tetradrachm 15.79g 12h (PDC 52856)
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 24.4
- CNG 78 (14 May 2008), lot 1012 (this coin)
- Shore 67
PDC 52857 Vonones I (A.D. 8-12)
AR Drachm 3.74g 20mm 1h (PDC 52857)
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 60.5
- CNG 78 (14 May 2008), lot 1013 (this coin)
- Coin Galleries (18 Jun 1974), lot lot 289 (this coin)
- Shore 329
 

Elymais

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PDC 52858 Kamnaskires V
AR Tetradrachm 15.30g 12h, Seleukeia on the Hedyphon (PDC 52858)
Obv: Diademed bust left; behind, [star above] anchor
Rev: Diademed bust left; [date in exergue]
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- CNG 78 (14 May 2008), lot 1014 (this coin)
- Alram 463
- van’t Haaff Type 9.1.1-7
 

Indo-Parthian

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PDC 52860 Uncertain king
AE Tetradrachm 4.85g 3h (PDC 52860)
Obv: Diademed bust left
Rev: Nike standing left, holding wreath
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- CNG 78 (14 May 2008), lot 1033 (this coin)
- Senior, vol. II cf. pp. 187-188
 

Persis

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PDC 52859 Autophradates (Vadfradad) I
AR Tetradrachm 16.45g 3h (PDC 52859)
Obv: Head right, with moustache and earring, wearing diadem and kyrbasia
Rev: Fire temple; Ahura-Mazda above; on left, Autophradates standing right; to right, standard
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- CNG 78 (14 May 2008), lot 1015 (this coin)
- Alram 540 variant (legend)
 

Rome

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PDC 52864 Augustus (P. Turpilianus, moneyer)
AR Denarius 4.29g 8h, Rome (PDC 52864)
Struck BC 19-BC 18
Obv: Wreathed head of Liber right
Rev: Parthian kneeling right, extending in hand a signum, to which is attached a vexillum marked X, and holding out left hand
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- CNG 78 (14 May 2008), lot 1638 (this coin)
- RIC I 287
- RSC 485
PDC 52865 Augustus
AV Aureus 7.81g 1h, Pergamum (PDC 52865)
Struck BC 19
Obv: Bare head right
Rev: Capricorn right
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- CNG 78 (14 May 2008), lot 1642 (this coin)
- Calicó 272a
- RIC I 521
PDC 52866 Augustus
AR Denarius 3.72g 8h, Spanish mint - Tarraco (PDC 52866)
Struck BC 19-BC 18
Obv: Bare head left
Rev: Shield inscribed CL•V; aquila and signum flanking
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- CNG 78 (14 May 2008), lot 1657 (this coin)
- RIC I 86a (Colonia Patricia?)
- RSC 265
PDC 52867 Augustus
AR Denarius 3.86g 6h, Spanish mint - Tarraco (PDC 52867)
Struck BC 19-BC 18
Obv: Bare head left
Rev: Bare head left / Shield inscribed CL • V in two lines; aquila and signum flanking
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- CNG 78 (14 May 2008), lot 1658 (this coin)
- RIC I 86b (Colonia Patricia?)
- RSC 267
PDC 52868 Augustus
AR Denarius 3.89g 7h, Spanish mint - Tarraco (PDC 52868)
Struck BC 19-BC 18
Obv: Laureate head right
Rev: Temple of Mars Ultor: round-domed, hexastyle temple with acroteria set on podium of three steps; within, aquila between two signa
Note: banker’s mark on neck
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- CNG 78 (14 May 2008), lot 1660 (this coin)
- RIC I 105a (Colonia Patricia?)
- RSC 190
PDC 52869 Augustus
AR Denarius 3.77g 6h, Spanish mint - Tarraco (PDC 52869)
Struck BC 19-BC 18
Obv: Laureate head left
Rev: Temple of Mars Ultor: round-domed, hexastyle temple with acroteria set on podium of three steps; within, aquila between two signa
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- CNG 78 (14 May 2008), lot 1661 (this coin)
- RIC I 105b (Colonia Patricia?)
- RSC 192
PDC 52870 Augustus
AR Denarius 3.623g 6h, Spanish mint - Tarraco (PDC 52870)
Obv: Laureate head right
Rev: Temple of Mars Ultor: round-domed, tetra-style temple set on podium of three steps; within, chariot carrying an aquila and miniature galloping quadriga right
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- CNG 78 (14 May 2008), lot 1662 (this coin)
- RIC I 115 (Colonia Patricia?)
- RSC 280
PDC 52871 Augustus (L. Vinicius, moneyer)
AR Denarius 3.77g 9h, Rome (PDC 52871)
Struck BC 16
Obv: Bare head right
Rev: Triumphal arch, surmounted by facing quadriga in which Augustus stands, holding laurel branch and scepter; smaller arch on either side, surmounted by archer on left and by slinger(?) on right; S • P • Q • R / IMP CAE in two lines on entablature of arch
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- CNG 78 (14 May 2008), lot 1668 (this coin)
- RIC I 359
- RSC 544
PDC 52872 Nero
AE Sestertius 25.00g 6h, Lugdunum (Lyon) (PDC 52872)
Struck circa 65 AD
Obv: Laureate head right, globe at point of bust
Rev: Temple of Janus with latticed windows to left and garland hung across closed double doors to right
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- CNG 78 (14 May 2008), lot 1727 (this coin)
- Numismatica Ars Classica P (12 May 2005), lot 1924 (this coin)
- RIC I 438
- WCN 419
PDC 52873 Septimius Severus
AV Aureus 6.23g 12h, Rome (PDC 52873)
Struck 200 AD-201 AD
Obv: Laureate bust right, slight drapery
Rev: Septimius standing facing, head left, sacrificing out of patera over tripod and holding spear
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- CNG 78 (14 May 2008), lot 1801 (this coin)
- Calicó 2527
- RIC IV 167b
PDC 52874 Carausius
AR Antoninianus 3.60g 7h, Londinium (PDC 52874)
Obv: Radiate and draped bust right / IMP CARAVSIVS PF AVG
Rev: Centaur advancing right, holding rudder and raising hand / LEG II PARTH / ML
Previous collection: Ross Schraeder; Gilbert Steinberg
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- CNG 78 (14 May 2008), lot 1837 (this coin)
- Numismatica Ars Classica (16 Nov 1994), lot 739 (this coin)
- RIC V 62 variant (rev. type left)
 

Sasanian

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PDC 52862 Ardashir I
Billon Tetradrachm 13.30g 10h, Mint C ("Ctesiphon"). Phase 2c (PDC 52862)
Struck circa 226 AD-230 AD
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 78 (14 May 2008), lot 1058 (this coin)
- Göbl cf. II/5/2
- SNS Type IIe(3c)/3a(1d)
PDC 52863 Ardashir I
AV Dinar 7.25g 3h, Mint C ("Ctesiphon"). Phase 3 (PDC 52863)
Struck circa 228 AD-239 AD
Obv: Crowned bust right, no earflap
Rev: Fire altar with no attendants
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- CNG 78 (14 May 2008), lot 1059 (this coin)
- Göbl III/1/2
- Lanz lot 102 (28 May 2001), lot 329 (cover coin) (this coin)
- Saeedi cf. 3
- SNS Type IIIa(4a)/3a(2b)
 

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