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Gorny & Mosch 151/152 (Oct 2006)

Some Important Parthian and Parthia-related Coins in
Gorny & Mosch Auktion 151/152
9-10 October 2006

The images on this page are used with the kind permission of Gorny & Mosch. Please see the Gorny & Mosch Auktion 151/152, Antike Münzen und Lots, 9-10 Oct 2006, for their 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 5887 Mithradates I (171-138 B.C.)
AR Obol 0.67g (PDC 5887)
Rev: ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ
Photo by Gorny & Mosch Giessener Münzenhandlung
- Sellwood 9.7 variant (retrograde ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ, read from inside)
- Gorny & Mosch Auktion 152 (10 Oct 2006), lot 1499 (this coin)
- Shore 20
PDC 5886 Mithradates I (171-138 B.C.)
AR Drachm 3.48g (PDC 5886)
Photo by Gorny & Mosch Giessener Münzenhandlung
- Sellwood 10.1
- Gorny & Mosch Auktion 152 (10 Oct 2006), lot 1498 (this coin)
- Mitchiner ACW 467
- Shore 12
PDC 5888 Mithradates I (171-138 B.C.)
AR Obol 0.56g (PDC 5888)
Rev: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ
Photo by Gorny & Mosch Giessener Münzenhandlung
- Sellwood 10.19
- Gorny & Mosch Auktion 152 (10 Oct 2006), lot 1500 (this coin)
- Shore not listed
PDC 5885 Mithradates I (171-138 B.C.)
AR Drachm 4.23g (PDC 5885)
Photo by Gorny & Mosch Giessener Münzenhandlung
- Sellwood 11.1 variant (reel and single pellet border)
- Gorny & Mosch Auktion 152 (10 Oct 2006), lot 1497 (this coin)
- Shore 24
PDC 5889 Artabanus I (127-124 B.C.)
AR Drachm 3.28g (PDC 5889)
Rev: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΘΕΟΠΑΤΟΡΣ
Photo by Gorny & Mosch Giessener Münzenhandlung
- Sellwood 19.2 variant (legend ΘΕΟΠΑΤΟΡΣ)
- Gorny & Mosch Auktion 152 (10 Oct 2006), lot 1501 (this coin)
- Shore 57
PDC 5890 Mithradates II (123-88 B.C.)
AR Drachm 4.18g (PDC 5890)
Photo by Gorny & Mosch Giessener Münzenhandlung
- Sellwood 26.1
- Gorny & Mosch Auktion 152 (10 Oct 2006), lot 1502 (this coin)
PDC 5891 Unknown King II (80-70 B.C.)
AR Drachm 4.13g (PDC 5891)
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- Sellwood 30.16
- Gorny & Mosch Auktion 152 (10 Oct 2006), lot 1503 (this coin)
PDC 5892 Vardanes I (A.D. 40-47)
AR Tetradrachm 14.15g (PDC 5892)
Dated 356 ϚΝΤ [ΞΑ]ΝΔΙΚ[ΟΥ] (44 AD-45 AD)
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- Sellwood 64.28-30 variant (month ΞΑΝΔΙΚΟΥ)
- Gorny & Mosch Auktion 152 (10 Oct 2006), lot 1504 (this coin)
PDC 5893 Vologases III (A.D. 105-147)
AR Drachm 3.50g (PDC 5893)
Note: reverse double strike
Photo by Gorny & Mosch Giessener Münzenhandlung
- Sellwood 78.5
- Gorny & Mosch Auktion 152 (10 Oct 2006), lot 1505 (this coin)
- Shore 415
PDC 5894 Vologases IV (A.D. 147-191)
Billon Tetradrachm 13.82g (PDC 5894)
Dated 465 ΕΞΥ (153 AD-154 AD)
Photo by Gorny & Mosch Giessener Münzenhandlung
- Sellwood 84.16 (month off flan)
- Gorny & Mosch Auktion 152 (10 Oct 2006), lot 1506 (this coin)
PDC 5895 Osroes II (A.D. 190)
AR Drachm 3.47g (PDC 5895)
Photo by Gorny & Mosch Giessener Münzenhandlung
- Sellwood 85.1
- Gorny & Mosch Auktion 152 (10 Oct 2006), lot 1507 (this coin)
- Shore 437
PDC 5903 Vologases V (A.D. 191-208)
AR Drachm 3.80g (PDC 5903)
Photo by Gorny & Mosch Giessener Münzenhandlung
- Sellwood 86.3
- Gorny & Mosch Auktion 152 (10 Oct 2006), lot 1508 (this coin)
- Shore 448
PDC 6009 Vologases VI (A.D. 208-228)
Billon Tetradrachm 13.32g (PDC 6009)
Dated 521 ΑΚΦ (209 AD-210 AD)
Photo by Gorny & Mosch Giessener Münzenhandlung
- Sellwood 88.3 (month off flan)
- Gorny & Mosch Auktion 152 (10 Oct 2006), lot 1509 (this coin)
PDC 6003 Vologases VI (A.D. 208-228)
AR Drachm 3.86g (PDC 6003)
Photo by Gorny & Mosch Giessener Münzenhandlung
- Sellwood 88.23
- Gorny & Mosch Auktion 152 (10 Oct 2006), lot 1510 (this coin)
- Shore not listed
 

Elymais

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PDC 5752 Kamnaskires V
AR Tetradrachm 13.99g (PDC 5752)
Photo by Gorny & Mosch Giessener Münzenhandlung
- Gorny & Mosch Auktion 152 (10 Oct 2006), lot 1487 (this coin)
- Alram 463
- BMC Arabia p.248, 4
 

Persis

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PDC 5697 Darev I
AR Drachm 4.03g (PDC 5697)
Photo by Gorny & Mosch Giessener Münzenhandlung
- Gorny & Mosch Auktion 151 (9 Oct 2006), lot 230 (this coin)
- Alram 557
PDC 5735 Darev I
AR Drachm 3.98g (PDC 5735)
Photo by Gorny & Mosch Giessener Münzenhandlung
- Gorny & Mosch Auktion 151 (9 Oct 2006), lot 231 (this coin)
- Alram 654
PDC 5755 Oborzos (Vabharz)
AR Obol 0.72g (PDC 5755)
Photo by Gorny & Mosch Giessener Münzenhandlung
- Gorny & Mosch Auktion 152 (10 Oct 2006), lot 1488 (this coin)
PDC 5756 Vadfradad I
AR Drachm 3.84g (PDC 5756)
Photo by Gorny & Mosch Giessener Münzenhandlung
- Gorny & Mosch Auktion 152 (10 Oct 2006), lot 1489 (this coin)
PDC 5773 Vadfradad I
AR Obol 0.66g (PDC 5773)
Photo by Gorny & Mosch Giessener Münzenhandlung
- Gorny & Mosch Auktion 152 (10 Oct 2006), lot 1490 (this coin)
PDC 5780 Vadfradad II
AR Obol 0.61g (PDC 5780)
Photo by Gorny & Mosch Giessener Münzenhandlung
- Gorny & Mosch Auktion 152 (10 Oct 2006), lot 1491 (this coin)
PDC 5792 Unknown King
AR Drachm 3.85g (PDC 5792)
Photo by Gorny & Mosch Giessener Münzenhandlung
- Gorny & Mosch Auktion 152 (10 Oct 2006), lot 1492 (this coin)
- Alram pl.18, NB1
PDC 5843 Vadfradat III
AR Drachm 4.10g (PDC 5843)
Photo by Gorny & Mosch Giessener Münzenhandlung
- Gorny & Mosch Auktion 152 (10 Oct 2006), lot 1493 (this coin)
- Alram 561
PDC 5882 Pakoros I
AR Drachm 3.75g (PDC 5882)
Note: Unpublished?
Photo by Gorny & Mosch Giessener Münzenhandlung
- Gorny & Mosch Auktion 152 (10 Oct 2006), lot 1494 (this coin)
- Alram not listed
PDC 5883 Manchir I
AR Drachm 2.90g (PDC 5883)
Photo by Gorny & Mosch Giessener Münzenhandlung
- Gorny & Mosch Auktion 152 (10 Oct 2006), lot 1495 (this coin)
PDC 5884 Sabuhr
AR Drachm 3.98g (PDC 5884)
Photo by Gorny & Mosch Giessener Münzenhandlung
- Gorny & Mosch Auktion 152 (10 Oct 2006), lot 1496 (this coin)
- Alram 655
 

Roman Provincial - Crete

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PDC 7004 Trajan
AR Denarius 3.26g (PDC 7004)
Obv: drapierte Büste mit Lorbeerkranz r. / IMP CAES NER TRAIAN OPTIM [...] PART
Rev: die Nymphe Diktynna sitzt auf einem Felsen und hält den Zeusknaben in den Armen. Zu den Seiten bewaffnete Kureten / ΔΙΚΤΥ[ΝΝΑ], / ΚΡΗΤ
Photo by Gorny & Mosch Giessener Münzenhandlung
- Gorny & Mosch Auktion 152 (10 Oct 2006), lot 1686 (this coin)
- BMC 16
 

Rome

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PDC 5751 Augustus
AR Denarius 3.58g, Pergamon (PDC 5751)
Photo by Gorny & Mosch Giessener Münzenhandlung
- Gorny & Mosch Auktion 151 (9 Oct 2006), lot 377 (this coin)
- BMC not listed
- BN 992
- Cohen 257
- RIC 526
PDC 7276 Augustus
AR Denarius 3.74g (PDC 7276)
Obv: Kopf n. r. / S P Q R IMP CAESARI AVG COS XI TRI POT V
Rev: Augustus in Quadriga auf Bogenmonument / [CIVIB] ET SIGN MILIT A PART RECV[PER]
Photo by Gorny & Mosch Giessener Münzenhandlung
- Gorny & Mosch Auktion 151 (9 Oct 2006), lot 382 (this coin)
- Bauten 16 Nr. 20
- BMC 428
- BN 1232
- Cohen 84
- Hill, Monuments 53 Abb. 83
- RIC 137
PDC 7283 Augustus
AR Denarius 3.85g (PDC 7283)
Obv: Kopf n. r. / S P Q R IMP CAESARI AVG COS XI TR POT VI
Rev: Augustus in Quadriga auf Bogenmonument / CIVIB ET SIGN MILIT A PART RECVPER
Photo by Gorny & Mosch Giessener Münzenhandlung
- Gorny & Mosch Auktion 151 (9 Oct 2006), lot 383 (this coin)
- Bauten 16 Nr. 20
- BMC 428
- BN 1232
- Cohen 84
- Hill, Monuments 53 Abb. 83
- RIC 134a
PDC 7284 Nero
AE Sestertius 28.27g (PDC 7284)
Obv: Kopf mit Lorbeerkranz n. l. / NERO CLAVD CAESAR AVG GER P M TR P IMP P P
Rev: Tempel mit geschlossener Tür r., im Feld S - C / PACE P R TERRA MARIQ PARTA IANVM CLVSIT
Photo by Gorny & Mosch Giessener Münzenhandlung
- Gorny & Mosch Auktion 151 (9 Oct 2006), lot 407 (this coin)
- Bauten 10
- BMC 320
- RIC 439
PDC 7285 L. Verus
AR Denarius 3.36g (PDC 7285)
Obv: Kopf mit Lorbeerkranz n. r. / L VERVS AVG ARM - PARTH MAX
Rev: Viktoria mit Kranz u. Palmzweig n. l. schreitend / TR P VII IMP IIII COS II
Photo by Gorny & Mosch Giessener Münzenhandlung
- Gorny & Mosch Auktion 151 (9 Oct 2006), lot 452 (this coin)
- Cohen 295
- RIC 574
PDC 6163 Augustus (P. Petronius Turpilianus, moneyer)
AR Denarius 4.05g (PDC 6163)
Obv: Büste der Feronia n. r. / TVRPILIANVS III VIR, FE RON
Rev: kniender Parther n. r. übergibt ein Feldzeichen / CAESAR AVGVSTVS SIGN RECE
Photo by Gorny & Mosch Giessener Münzenhandlung
- Gorny & Mosch Auktion 152 (10 Oct 2006), lot 1975 (this coin)
- BMC 14
- BN 127
- Cohen 484
- RIC 288
PDC 7052 Nero
AV Aureus 7.22g (PDC 7052)
Obv: Kopf mit Lorbeerkranz n. r. / NERO CAESAR AVGVSTVS
Rev: Janustempel / IANVM CLVSIT PACE P R TERRA MARIQ PARTA
Photo by Gorny & Mosch Giessener Münzenhandlung
- Gorny & Mosch Auktion 152 (10 Oct 2006), lot 2029 (this coin)
- BMC 64
- BN 211
- Calicó 409
- Cohen 114
- RIC 50; 58
PDC 6287 Trajan
AE Dupondius 12.50g (PDC 6287)
Obv: drapierte Büste mit Strahlenkrone n. r. / IMP CAES NER TRAIANO OPTIMO AVG GER DAC PARTHICO P M TR P COS VI P P
Rev: Trajan zwischen zwei Tropaea / SENATVS POPVLVSQVE ROMANVS / S C
Photo by Gorny & Mosch Giessener Münzenhandlung
- Gorny & Mosch Auktion 152 (10 Oct 2006), lot 2149 (this coin)
- Cohen 356
- RIC 676
- Strack 469
PDC 6391 Marcus Aurelius
AR Denarius 3.72g (PDC 6391)
Obv: Kopf mit Lorbeerkranz n. r. / M ANTONINVS AVG ARM PARTH MAX
Rev: Aequitas mit Waage u. Füllhorn / TR P XXI IMP IIII COS III
Photo by Gorny & Mosch Giessener Münzenhandlung
- Gorny & Mosch Auktion 152 (10 Oct 2006), lot 2220 (this coin)
- Cohen 882
- RIC 171
PDC 6431 L. Verus
AR Denarius 3.39g (PDC 6431)
Obv: Kopf (sic!) n. r. / L VERVS AVG ARM PARTH MAX
Rev: Pietas mit Kästchen streut Weihrauch auf Altar / PIETAS AVG TR P VI COS II
Photo by Gorny & Mosch Giessener Münzenhandlung
- Gorny & Mosch Auktion 152 (10 Oct 2006), lot 2229 (this coin)
- Cohen 131 variant (obv. head)
- RIC 560 variant (obv. head)
PDC 7100 Septimius Severus
AR Denarius 3.81g (PDC 7100)
Obv: Kopf mit Lorbeerkranz n. r. / SEVERVS AVG PART MAX
Rev: Viktoria hält Tänie über Schild auf Basis / P M TR P VIII COS II P P
Photo by Gorny & Mosch Giessener Münzenhandlung
- Gorny & Mosch Auktion 152 (10 Oct 2006), lot 2247 (this coin)
- Cohen 454
- Hill, Severus 444
- RIC 150
PDC 6461 Caracalla
AR Antoninianus (PDC 6461)
Obv: drapierte Büste mit Strahlenkrone n. r. / ANTONINVS PIVS AVG GERM
Rev: Viktoria sitzt n. r. auf Waffen u. schreibt auf einen Schild VO / XX / VICT PARTHICA
Photo by Gorny & Mosch Giessener Münzenhandlung
- Gorny & Mosch Auktion 152 (10 Oct 2006), lot 2261 (this coin)
- Hill, Severus 1599
- RIC 314b
 

Sasanian

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PDC 6024 Ardashir I
AR Drachm 3.58g (PDC 6024)
Photo by Gorny & Mosch Giessener Münzenhandlung
- Gorny & Mosch Auktion 152 (10 Oct 2006), lot 1511 (this coin)
- Alram 657
- Göbl, Sasanidische Numismatik (1968), pl.I, 1
- Peus 330 (1991) lot 197 (this coin)
PDC 6055 Ardashir I
AR Obol 0.65g (PDC 6055)
Photo by Gorny & Mosch Giessener Münzenhandlung
- Gorny & Mosch Auktion 152 (10 Oct 2006), lot 1512 (this coin)
- Göbl, Sasanidische Numismatik (1968), pl.I, 5
- Sellwood, Sas. Type II
PDC 6156 Ardashir I
AR Obol 0.65g (PDC 6156)
Photo by Gorny & Mosch Giessener Münzenhandlung
- Gorny & Mosch Auktion 152 (10 Oct 2006), lot 1513 (this coin)
- Göbl, Sasanidische Numismatik (1968), pl.I, 12
- Sellwood, Sas. Type II
 

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