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Peus 366 (Oct 2000)

Important Parthian and Parthia-related Coins in
Dr. Busso Peus Nachf. Auction 366, 25 Oct 2000

The images on this page are used with the kind permission of Dr. Busso Peus Nachf. Please see the Peus 366 Mail Bid Sale catalog for their detailed 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 5935 Mithradates I (171-138 B.C.)
AR Drachm 4.56g (PDC 5935)
Photo by Dr. Busso Peus Nachf.
- Sellwood 10.1
- Peus 366, Lot 241 (this coin)
- Shore 012
PDC 5936 Mithradates I (171-138 B.C.)
AR Drachm 3.63g (PDC 5936)
Photo by Dr. Busso Peus Nachf.
- Sellwood 10.6
- Peus 366, Lot 242 (this coin)
- Shore 015
PDC 5937 Mithradates I (171-138 B.C.)
AR Drachm 3.70g (PDC 5937)
Photo by Dr. Busso Peus Nachf.
- Sellwood 11.1-3
- Peus 366, Lot 243 (this coin)
- Shore 024
PDC 5938 Mithradates I (171-138 B.C.)
AR Obol 0.46g, Ecbatana (PDC 5938)
Photo by Dr. Busso Peus Nachf.
- Sellwood 12.5
- Peus 366, Lot 244 (this coin)
- Shore 031
PDC 5939 Phraates II (138-127 B.C.)
AR Drachm 3.91g (PDC 5939)
Rev: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ
Photo by Dr. Busso Peus Nachf.
- Sellwood 15.2 variant (obv monogram ΙΜ)
- Peus 366, Lot 245 (this coin)
- Peus 384 (1 Nov 2005), lot 369 (this coin)
- Shore not listed
PDC 5940 Phraates II (138-127 B.C.)
AR Tetradrachm 16.03g (PDC 5940)
Photo by Dr. Busso Peus Nachf.
- Sellwood 17.1
- Peus 366, Lot 246 (this coin)
- Assar, G.R.F. "Recent Studies in Parthian History: Part II", The Celator vol. 15, 1 (Jan 2001), fig. 7
- Shore not listed
PDC 5941 Interregnal Issue (127-125 B.C.)
AR Tetradrachm 16.38g (PDC 5941)
Photo by Dr. Busso Peus Nachf.
- Sellwood 18.1
- Peus 366, Lot 247 (this coin)
- Assar, G.R.F. "Recent Studies in Parthian History: Part II", The Celator vol. 15, 1 (Jan 2001), fig. 8
- Shore not listed
PDC 5942 Artabanus I (127-124 B.C.)
AR Drachm 3.76g (PDC 5942)
Photo by Dr. Busso Peus Nachf.
- Sellwood 20.1
- Peus 366, Lot 248 (this coin)
- Shore 059
PDC 5943 Artabanus I (127-124 B.C.)
AR Tetradrachm 16.01g (PDC 5943)
Photo by Dr. Busso Peus Nachf.
- Sellwood 21.4 variant (horse head left in field left)
- Peus 366, Lot 249 (this coin)
- Assar, G.R.F. "Recent Studies in Parthian History: Part II", The Celator vol. 15, 1 (Jan 2001), fig. 10 (this coin)
- Shore not listed
PDC 5944 Mithradates II (123-88 B.C.)
AR Tetradrachm 16.17g (PDC 5944)
Photo by Dr. Busso Peus Nachf.
- Sellwood 23.2
- Peus 366, Lot 250 (this coin)
- Gorny & Mosch Auktion 130, lot 1360 (this coin)
- Shore not listed
PDC 5945 Mithradates II (123-88 B.C.)
AR Tetradrachm 15.75g (PDC 5945)
Photo by Dr. Busso Peus Nachf.
- Sellwood 24.4
- Peus 366, Lot 251 (this coin)
- Shore 067
PDC 5946 Mithradates II (123-88 B.C.)
AR Drachm 4.09g (PDC 5946)
Photo by Dr. Busso Peus Nachf.
- Sellwood 27.1
- Peus 366, Lot 252 (this coin)
PDC 5948 Unknown King II (80-70 B.C.)
AR Drachm 3.88g (PDC 5948)
Photo by Dr. Busso Peus Nachf.
- Sellwood 30.17
- Peus 366, Lot 254 (this coin)
- Shore 136
PDC 5947 Orodes I (90-80 B.C.)
AR Drachm 3.65g (PDC 5947)
Photo by Dr. Busso Peus Nachf.
- Sellwood 31.5
- Peus 366, Lot 253 (this coin)
- Shore 122
PDC 5949 Darius (70 B.C.)
AR Drachm 3.82g (PDC 5949)
Photo by Dr. Busso Peus Nachf.
- Sellwood 35.12
- Peus 366, Lot 255 (this coin)
- Shore not listed
PDC 5950 Orodes II (57-38 B.C.)
AR Drachm 3.31g (PDC 5950)
Photo by Dr. Busso Peus Nachf.
- Sellwood 42.2
- Peus 366, Lot 256 (this coin)
- Shore 219
PDC 5951 Phraataces & Musa (2 B.C.-A.D. 4)
AR Drachm 3.71g (PDC 5951)
Photo by Dr. Busso Peus Nachf.
- Sellwood 58.9
- Peus 366, Lot 257 (this coin)
- Shore 324
PDC 5952 Vonones II (A.D. 51)
AR Drachm 3.08g (PDC 5952)
Photo by Dr. Busso Peus Nachf.
- Sellwood 67.1
- Peus 366, Lot 258 (this coin)
- Peus 368 (2001) lot 356 (this coin)
- Shore 368
PDC 5953 Pacorus II (A.D. 78-105)
AR Drachm 3.36g (PDC 5953)
Photo by Dr. Busso Peus Nachf.
- Sellwood 73.11
- Peus 366, Lot 259 (this coin)
- Shore 395
PDC 5954 Pacorus II (A.D. 78-105)
AR Drachm 3.23g (PDC 5954)
Photo by Dr. Busso Peus Nachf.
- Sellwood 73.12
- Peus 366, Lot 260 (this coin)
- Shore 396
PDC 5955 Osroes I (A.D. 109-129)
AR Drachm 3.79g (PDC 5955)
Photo by Dr. Busso Peus Nachf.
- Sellwood 80.1
- Peus 366, Lot 261 (this coin)
- Shore 422
PDC 5956 Parthamaspates (A.D. 116)
AR Drachm 3.72g (PDC 5956)
Photo by Dr. Busso Peus Nachf.
- Sellwood 81.2
- Peus 366, Lot 262 (this coin)
- Shore 424
 

Persis

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PDC 5958 Artaxerxes V (Ardashir I) son of Papak
AR Hemidrachm 1.48g (PDC 5958)
Obv: Büste des Artaxerxes mit Tiara von vorn
Rev: Büste des Papak mit Tiara
Photo by Dr. Busso Peus Nachf.
- Peus 366, Lot 264 (this coin)
- Göbl 2
- Paruck 11
 

Sasanian

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PDC 5957 Shapur son of Papak
AR Hemidrachm (PDC 5957)
Photo by Dr. Busso Peus Nachf.
- Peus 366, Lot 263 (this coin)
- Göbl, Sasanidische Numismatik (1968), not listed
- Paruck 1
PDC 5959 Ardashir I
AR Tetradrachm (PDC 5959)
Obv: Büste mit parthischer Tiara
Rev: Feueraltar
Photo by Dr. Busso Peus Nachf.
- Peus 366, Lot 265 (this coin)
- Göbl 7
- Paruck 23
PDC 5960 Ardashir I
AR Drachm (PDC 5960)
Photo by Dr. Busso Peus Nachf.
- Peus 366, Lot 266 (this coin)
- Göbl 6
- Paruck 18
PDC 5961 Ardashir I
AR Drachm (PDC 5961)
Photo by Dr. Busso Peus Nachf.
- Peus 366, Lot 267 (this coin)
- Göbl 10
- Paruck 46
PDC 5962 Ardashir I
AR Drachm (PDC 5962)
Photo by Dr. Busso Peus Nachf.
- Peus 366, Lot 268 (this coin)
- Göbl 14
- Paruck 29
PDC 5963 Ardashir I
AR Drachm (PDC 5963)
Photo by Dr. Busso Peus Nachf.
- Peus 366, Lot 269 (this coin)
- Göbl 16
- Paruck 57
 

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