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Lanz 102 (May 2001)

Some Important Parthian and Parthia-related Coins
in Lanz Auktion 102 (28 May 2001)

The images on this page are used with the kind permission of Lanz Numismatik. Please see the Lanz Auktion 102 Mail Bid Sale catalog for their detailed description of these coins. You can see all the ancient coins in this auction at the Lanz web site.

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 10906 Arsaces I (247-211 B.C.)
AR Drachm 3.99g 12h (PDC 10906)
Obv: beardless head right, wearing bashlyk; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated left on backless throne, holding bow in left hand; circular border of pellets; two-line Greek inscription / ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ / ΑΥΤΟΚΡΑΤΟΡΟΣ
Photo by Numismatik Lanz München
- Sellwood 1.1
- Lanz 102, lot 301 (this coin)
- Abgarians & Sellwood, NC 1971, "A Hoard of Early Parthian Drachms", p.104 and pl. 20, 1/1 (same obv die)
- Peus 371 (2002) lot 233 (this coin)
- Peus 384 (1 Nov 2005), lot 361 (this coin)
- Shore 1
PDC 10907 Arsaces I (247-211 B.C.)
AR Drachm 4.04g 11h (PDC 10907)
Obv: beardless head left, wearing bashlyk; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer, wearing kyrbasia and cloak, seated left on backless throne; in hand, bow; monogram MT below seat; Greek inscription behind archer read from outside; Aramaic inscription below bow / ΑΡΣΑΚ[ΟΥ]
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- Sellwood 3.1
- Lanz 102, lot 302 (this coin)
- Sellwood 1971, A Hoard of Early Parthian Drachms, NC p.104 and pl.23, 3/2 (this coin)
- Shore 2
PDC 10908 Arsaces I (247-211 B.C.)
AR Drachm 4.09g 12h (PDC 10908)
Obv: beardless head of king left, wearing bashlyk
Rev: beardless archer, wearing kyrbasia and cloak, seated left on backless throne; in hand, bow; monogram M below seat; Greek inscription behind archer read from outside; Aramaic inscription below bow / ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ
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- Sellwood 3.1 variant (rev. monogram Μ)
- Lanz 102, lot 303 (this coin)
- Gorny & Mosch 129 lot 193 (this coin)
- Sellwood, A Hoard of Early Parthian Drachms, NC 1971, not listed (cf. p.104, Type 3)
- Shore 2 variant (monogram)
PDC 10911 Arsaces I (247-211 B.C.)
AE Dichalkous 4.24g 12h, Mithradatkart (PDC 10911)
Obv: beardless head left, wearing bashlyk; circular border of pellets
Rev: bow in case / [ΑΡΣ]ΑΚΟΥ
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- Sellwood 3 type variant (bronze, bow case reverse)
- Lanz 102, lot 306 (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
- Mitchiner ACW not listed
- Petrowicz not listed
- Shore not listed
PDC 10909 Arsaces I (247-211 B.C.)
AR Drachm 4.27g 12h, Mithradatkart-Nisa? (PDC 10909)
Rev: ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ
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- Sellwood 4.1
- Lanz 102, lot 304 (this coin)
- Abgarians & Sellwood, NC 1971, "A Hoard of Early Parthian Drachms", Hoard p.105 and pl. 20, 4/7 (die match)
- Shore not listed
PDC 10910 Arsaces I (247-211 B.C.)
AR Drachm 4.04g 12h, Mint? (PDC 10910)
Obv: beardless head of king left, wearing bashlyk
Rev: beardless archer, wearing kyrbasia and cloak, seated right on backless throne; in hand, bow; no monogram below seat; Greek inscription behind archer read from outside; Aramaic inscription below bow / ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ
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- Sellwood 4.1 variant (no rev monogram)
- Lanz 102, lot 305 (this coin)
- Abgarians & Sellwood, NC 1971, "A Hoard of Early Parthian Drachms", Hoard p.105 and pl. 20, 4/4 (die match)
- CNG Online Coin Shop (Jul 2001), item 7436 (this coin)
- Shore not listed
PDC 10912 Arsaces II (211-191 B.C.)
AR Drachm 4.16g (PDC 10912)
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- Sellwood 6.1
- Lanz 102, lot 307 (this coin)
- Abgarians & Sellwood, NC 1971, "A Hoard of Early Parthian Drachms", Hoard p.106 and pl. 21, 6/26 (die match)
- CNG Online Coin Shop (Nov 2001), item 9284 (this coin)
- Shore 004 variant (auf dem Revers Arsakes ohne Diadem).
PDC 10913 Arsaces II (211-191 B.C.)
AR Drachm 4.25g 12h (PDC 10913)
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- Sellwood 6.1
- Lanz 102, lot 308 (this coin)
- Abgarians & Sellwood, NC 1971, "A Hoard of Early Parthian Drachms", Hoard p.106 and pl. 21, 6/5 (die match)
- Shore 004 variant (Revers Arsakes ohne Diadem)
PDC 10914 Arsaces II (211-191 B.C.)
AR Drachm 4.08g 12h (PDC 10914)
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- Sellwood 6.1
- Lanz 102, lot 309 (this coin)
- Abgarians & Sellwood, NC 1971, "A Hoard of Early Parthian Drachms", Hoard p.107 and pl. 22, 6/51 (die match)
- Shore 004
PDC 10915 Arsaces II (211-191 B.C.)
AE Dichalkous 2.69g 12h, Mithradatkart? (PDC 10915)
Rev: bow in case / ΑΡΣΑΚ[ΟΥ]
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- Sellwood 6.2 variant (monogram Μ)
- Lanz 102, lot 310 (this coin)
- BMC Parthia not listed
- Mitchiner ACW not listed
- P.-F. Jacquier/Numismatique Antique, Münzliste 16 (Herbst 1994, Kehl/Rhein) cf. lot 204
- Petrowicz not listed
- Shore not listed
PDC 10916 Mithradates I (171-138 B.C.)
AR Drachm 4.01g 12h (PDC 10916)
Rev: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ − ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ − ΑΡΣ − ΑΚΟΥ
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- Sellwood 10.1
- Lanz 102, lot 311 (this coin)
- Shore 012
PDC 10917 Mithradates I (171-138 B.C.)
AR Drachm 3.90g 2h (PDC 10917)
Rev: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ − ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ − ΑΡΣ − ΑΚΟΥ
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- Sellwood 10.9
- Lanz 102, lot 312 (this coin)
- Shore not listed
PDC 10918 Mithradates I (171-138 B.C.)
AR Tetradrachm 15.72g 12h (PDC 10918)
Rev: ΒΑΣΙΛΕ[ΩΣ] / Μ − ΕΓΑΛ[ΟΥ] / ΑΡΣΑ − ΚΟΥ / ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟ[Σ]
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- Sellwood 13.1-2 or 5 (exergue off flan)
- Lanz 102, lot 313 (this coin)
- Ars Classica I (4 Apr 1921), lot 3103 (this coin)
- Numismatic Fine Arts-Leu (16-18 Oct 1984) lot 313 (this coin)
- Shore cf. 37
PDC 10919 Mithradates II (123-88 B.C.)
AR Tetradrachm 15.49g 12h (PDC 10919)
Rev: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ − ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ − ΑΡΣ − ΑΚΟΥ / ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ
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- Sellwood 24.4
- Lanz 102, lot 314 (this coin)
- Shore 067
PDC 10920 Mithradates II (123-88 B.C.)
AR Drachm 3.82g 12h (PDC 10920)
Rev: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ − ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ − ΑΡΣ − ΑΚΟΥ / ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ
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- Sellwood 24.9
- Lanz 102, lot 315 (this coin)
- Shore 069
PDC 10921 Mithradates II (123-88 B.C.)
AR Drachm 4.25g 12h (PDC 10921)
Rev: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ − ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ − ΑΡΣ − ΑΚΟΥ / ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ
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- Sellwood 26.10
- Lanz 102, lot 316 (this coin)
- Shore 081
PDC 10922 Mithradates II (123-88 B.C.)
AR Drachm 4.12g 12h (PDC 10922)
Rev: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ − ΒΑΣΙ − ΛΕΩΝ − ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ / ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ / ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ.
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- Sellwood 27.2
- Lanz 102, lot 317 (this coin)
- Künker 67 (9 Oct 2001), lot 504 (this coin)
- Shore 087
PDC 10923 Mithradates II (123-88 B.C.)
AR Drachm 4.03g 12h (PDC 10923)
Rev: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ − ΒΑΣΙ ΛΕΩΝ − ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ − ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ / ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥ
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- Sellwood 28.5
- Lanz 102, lot 318 (this coin)
- Shore 098
PDC 10924 Mithradates II (123-88 B.C.)
AR Drachm 3.87g 12h (PDC 10924)
Rev: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ − ΒΑΣ − Ι ΛΕΩΝ − ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ / ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ / ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ
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- Sellwood 28.6 variant tiara
- Lanz 102, lot 319 (this coin)
- Peus 371, lot 251 (this coin)
- Shore not listed
PDC 10925 Unknown King II (80-70 B.C.)
AR Tetradrachm 15.15g 1h (PDC 10925)
Rev: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ − ΜΕΓΑ − ΛΟΥ / ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ − ΘΕΟΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ / ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ / ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ / ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
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- Sellwood 30.7
- Lanz 102, lot 320 (this coin)
- Shore 130
PDC 10926 Vonones I (A.D. 8-12)
AR Drachm 3.94g (PDC 10926)
Obv: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΥΣ − ΟΝΩΝΗΣ
Rev: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΥΣ − ΟΝΩΝΗΣ − ΝΕΙΚΗΣΑΣ − ΑΡΤΑΒΑΝΟΝ
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- Sellwood 60.5
- Lanz 102, lot 321 (this coin)
- Shore 329
PDC 10927 Artabanus II (A.D. 10-38)
AR Tetradrachm 14.70g 12h, Seleucia (PDC 10927)
Dated 338 ΤΛΗ (27 AD)
Rev: [ΒΑ]ΣΙΛΕΩΣ − ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ − ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ − ΕΠΙΦΑΝ[ΟΥΣ]
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- Sellwood 63.1
- Lanz 102, lot 322 (this coin)
- Shore 335
PDC 10928 Osroes I (A.D. 109-129)
AR Drachm 3.74g, Ecbatana (PDC 10928)
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- Sellwood 80.1
- Lanz 102, lot 323 (this coin)
- Shore 422
PDC 10929 Parthamaspates (A.D. 116)
AR Drachm 3.82g 12h (PDC 10929)
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- Sellwood 81.2
- Lanz 102, lot 324 (this coin)
- Shore 424
PDC 10930 Vologases V (A.D. 191-208)
AR Drachm 3.69g 12h (PDC 10930)
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- Sellwood 86.3 variant (legend)
- Lanz 102, lot 325 (this coin)
- Shore 448
PDC 10931 Vologases V (A.D. 191-208)
AR Drachm 3.87g 12h (PDC 10931)
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- Sellwood 86.4
- Lanz 102, lot 326 (this coin)
- Shore 449
PDC 10932 Vologases VI (A.D. 208-228)
AR Drachm 3.61g 12h (PDC 10932)
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- Sellwood 88.20
- Lanz 102, lot 327 (this coin)
- Shore 459
PDC 10933 Artabanus IV (A.D. 216-224)
AR Drachm 3.70g 12h (PDC 10933)
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- Sellwood 89.4
- Lanz 102, lot 328 (this coin)
- Ghirshman, "Trois Monnaies Parthes Inedites" (1958) p.284 and pl. 17, 3 (this coin)
- Shore not listed
 

Elymais

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PDC 10936 Kamnaskires II Nikephoros
AR Tetradrachm 15.59g 3h (PDC 10936)
Rev: [Β]ΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ / ΚΑΙΜΝΙΣΚΙΡΟΥ (!) / ΝΙΚΕΦΟΠΟΥ
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- Lanz 102, lot 337 (this coin)
- Alram 431 variant
- BMC Arabia p.CLXXXVI, I variant and pl.LIII, 6. M
- Peus 371, lot 228 (this coin)
- Peus 374 (Apr 2003), lot 124 (this coin)
 

Rome

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PDC 10937 Q. Labienus
AR Denarius 3.47g (PDC 10937)
Obv: Q · LABIENVS · - PARTHICVS IMP
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- Lanz 102, lot 439 (this coin)
- Babelon (Atia) 3
- BMC II (East) 132
- Cohen 2
- Crawford 524/2
- Hersh, The coinage of Quintus Labienus Parthicus, SNR 59 (1980), p.44, 9 (Obv. C / Rev. 9)
- Lanz 88 (23 Nov 1998), lot 819 (this coin)
- Sydenham 1357
PDC 10938 Augustus
AR Denarius 3.78g (PDC 10938)
Rev: SIGNIS / S - P / Q - R / RECEPTIS
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- Lanz 102, lot 459 (this coin)
- BMC 422
- CBN 1141
- RIC 87 (a)
PDC 10939 Augustus
AR Denarius 3.53g (PDC 10939)
Rev: SIGNIS / S - P / Q - R / RECEPTIS
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- Lanz 102, lot 460 (this coin)
- BMC 417
- C. 265
- CBN 1133
- RIC 86 (a)
PDC 10940 Trajan
AR Denarius 3.46g (PDC 10940)
Obv: IMP CAES NER TRAIAN OPTIM AVG GERM DAC
Rev: PARTHICO P M - TR P COS VI P P S P Q R
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- Lanz 102, lot 550 (this coin)
- BMCRE 631
- C. 193
- Hill not listed
- RIC 334
PDC 10941 Marcus Aurelius
AR Denarius 3.29g (PDC 10941)
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- Lanz 102, lot 614 (this coin)
- C. 435
- MIR 140-4/30.
- RIC 159 corr.
PDC 10942 L. Verus
AR Denarius 3.49g (PDC 10942)
Obv: VERVS AVG ARM PARTH MAX
Rev: TR P V IMP III COS II
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- Lanz 102, lot 636 (this coin)
- C. 286
- MIR 122-14/30
- RIC 548
PDC 10943 L. Verus
AR Denarius 3.21g (PDC 10943)
Obv: L VERVS AVG ARM - PARTH MAX
Rev: VICT AVG - TR P VI COS II
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- Lanz 102, lot 637 (this coin)
- C. 339
- Lanz 34 (Nov 1985), lot 602
- MIR 134-14/30
- RIC 553
PDC 10944 L. Verus
AR Denarius 3.25g (PDC 10944)
Obv: L VERVS AVG ARM - PARTH MAX
Rev: TR P VI · IMP I - III COS II
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- Lanz 102, lot 638 (this coin)
- C. 279
- MIR 141-14/30
- RIC 566
PDC 10945 Septimius Severus
AR Denarius 3.34g (PDC 10945)
Obv: L SEPT SEV AVG IMP XI PART MAX
Rev: COS - I - I - P - P
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- Lanz 102, lot 678 (this coin)
- BMCRE 655
- C. 96 corr.
- RIC 503 (a)
PDC 10946 Septimius Severus
AR Denarius 2.76g (PDC 10946)
Obv: L SEPT SEV AVG I - MP XI PART MAX
Rev: P MAX TR P - VIII COS II P P
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- Lanz 102, lot 679 (this coin)
- C. 455
- RIC RIC 511 (a)
 

Sasanian

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PDC 16049 Ardashir I
AV Dinar 7.24g 3h (PDC 16049)
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- Lanz 102, lot 329 (this coin)
- Alram 671
- Göbl 1-III/2
- Paruck 35
PDC 10934 Shapur son of Papak
AR Drachm 3.59g 11h (PDC 10934)
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- Lanz 102, lot 335 (this coin)
- Alram 654 variant (andere Averslegende)
- Göbl, Antike Numismatik (1978) Taf. 102, 2106 variant
PDC 10935 Shapur son of Papak
AR Obol 0.52g 9h (PDC 10935)
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- Lanz 102, lot 336 (this coin)
- Alram not listed
- Göbl, Sasanidische Numismatik (1968), not listed
- Paruck not listed
 

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