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Peus 368 (Apr 2001)

Some Important Parthian and Parthia-related Coins
in Dr. Busso Peus Nachf. Auction 368, 25-28 April 2001

The images on this page are used with the kind permission of Dr. Busso Peus Nachf. Please see the Peus 368 Mail Bid Sale catalog for their detailed description of these coins. Lots 308-327 (Persis) and 368-372 (Ardashir I) are not yet posted.

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 10502 Arsaces II (211-191 B.C.)
AR Drachm 4.10g, Hecatompylos (PDC 10502)
Photo by Dr. Busso Peus Nachf.
- Sellwood 5.1
- Peus 368, Lot 340 (this coin)
- Shore 003
PDC 10503 Mithradates I (171-138 B.C.)
AR Drachm 3.76g (PDC 10503)
Photo by Dr. Busso Peus Nachf.
- Sellwood 10.1
- Peus 368, Lot 341 (this coin)
- Shore 012
PDC 10504 Mithradates I (171-138 B.C.)
AR Drachm 3.03g (PDC 10504)
Photo by Dr. Busso Peus Nachf.
- Sellwood 13.6
- Peus 368, Lot 342 (this coin)
- Shore not listed
PDC 10505 Artabanus I (127-124 B.C.)
AR Drachm 3.83g, Margiane (PDC 10505)
Photo by Dr. Busso Peus Nachf.
- Sellwood 22.4 variant (obv monogram)
- Peus 368, Lot 343 (this coin)
- Shore 064
PDC 10506 Mithradates II (123-88 B.C.)
AR Tetradrachm 15.08g (PDC 10506)
Photo by Dr. Busso Peus Nachf.
- Sellwood 24.4 variant (ΔΙ behind archer; no palm branch)
- Peus 368, Lot 344 (this coin)
- Shore 067 variant
PDC 10507 Mithradates II (123-88 B.C.)
AR Drachm 4.45g (PDC 10507)
Photo by Dr. Busso Peus Nachf.
- Sellwood 24.9
- Peus 368, Lot 345 (this coin)
- Peus 311 (1984) lot 403 (this coin)
- Shore 070
PDC 10508 Mithradates II (123-88 B.C.)
AR Drachm 4.14g (PDC 10508)
Photo by Dr. Busso Peus Nachf.
- Sellwood 27.2
- Peus 368, Lot 346 (this coin)
- Gorny & Mosch Auktion 113, lot 5309 (this coin)
- Peus 311 (1984) lot 407 (this coin)
- Shore 086
PDC 10509 Unknown King II (80-70 B.C.)
AR Tetradrachm 15.30g (PDC 10509)
Rev: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΘΕΟΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Photo by Dr. Busso Peus Nachf.
- Sellwood 30.1
- Peus 368, Lot 347 (this coin)
- Shore not listed
PDC 10510 Unknown King II (80-70 B.C.)
AR Drachm 3.44g (PDC 10510)
Photo by Dr. Busso Peus Nachf.
- Sellwood 30.16
- Peus 368, Lot 348 (this coin)
- Shore 131
PDC 10511 Unknown King II (80-70 B.C.)
AR Drachm 3.13g (PDC 10511)
Photo by Dr. Busso Peus Nachf.
- Sellwood 30.25
- Peus 368, Lot 349 (this coin)
- Shore 143
PDC 10512 Orodes I (90-80 B.C.)
AR Drachm 3.87g (PDC 10512)
Photo by Dr. Busso Peus Nachf.
- Sellwood 31.6
- Peus 368, Lot 350 (this coin)
- Shore 123
PDC 10513 Phraates III (70-57 B.C.)
AR Drachm 3.89g (PDC 10513)
Photo by Dr. Busso Peus Nachf.
- Sellwood 38.7 variant (legend iii)
- Peus 368, Lot 351 (this coin)
- Peus 314 (1985) lot 232 (this coin)
- Shore 170
PDC 10515 Orodes II (57-38 B.C.)
AR Drachm 3.38g (PDC 10515)
Photo by Dr. Busso Peus Nachf.
- Sellwood 42.2 variant (ΕΡ monogram)
- Peus 368, Lot 353 (this coin)
- Peus 371, lot 259 (this coin)
- Peus 374 (Apr 2003), lot 146 (this coin)
- Shore 219
PDC 10514 Orodes II (57-38 B.C.)
AR Tetradrachm 15.30g (PDC 10514)
Photo by Dr. Busso Peus Nachf.
- Sellwood 44.1
- Peus 368, Lot 352 (this coin)
- Gorny & Mosch 130 (8-9 Mar 2004), lot 1401 (this coin)
- Gorny & Mosch Auktion 134, lot 1610 (this coin)
- Shore not listed
PDC 10516 Phraates IV (38-2 B.C.)
AR Drachm 4.10g (PDC 10516)
Photo by Dr. Busso Peus Nachf.
- Sellwood 52.10
- Peus 368, Lot 354 (this coin)
- Peus 316 (1986) lot 301 (this coin)
- Shore 278
PDC 10517 Artabanus II (A.D. 10-38)
AR Drachm 3.44g, Ecbatana (PDC 10517)
Photo by Dr. Busso Peus Nachf.
- Sellwood 63.6
- Peus 368, Lot 355 (this coin)
- Shore 341
PDC 10518 Vonones II (A.D. 51)
AR Drachm 3.08g (PDC 10518)
Photo by Dr. Busso Peus Nachf.
- Sellwood 67.1
- Peus 368, Lot 356 (this coin)
- Shore 368
PDC 10519 Pacorus II (A.D. 78-105)
AR Drachm 3.35g, Ecbatana (PDC 10519)
Photo by Dr. Busso Peus Nachf.
- Sellwood 73.11
- Peus 368, Lot 357 (this coin)
- Shore 395
PDC 10520 Pacorus II (A.D. 78-105)
AR Drachm 3.74g, Ecbatana (PDC 10520)
Photo by Dr. Busso Peus Nachf.
- Sellwood 77.8
- Peus 368, Lot 358 (this coin)
- Shore 399
PDC 10521 Pacorus II (A.D. 78-105)
AR Drachm 3.78g, Ecbatana (PDC 10521)
Rev: König mit Bogen auf Thron (8 zeilige Legende) / Ο Λ Α Γ Α Σ
Photo by Dr. Busso Peus Nachf.
- Sellwood 77.8 variant (8-line legend)
- Peus 368, Lot 359 (this coin)
- Shore not listed
PDC 10522 Vologases III (A.D. 105-147)
AR Drachm 3.72g, Ecbatana (PDC 10522)
Photo by Dr. Busso Peus Nachf.
- Sellwood 78.4
- Peus 368, Lot 360 (this coin)
- Shore 413
PDC 10523 Parthamaspates (A.D. 116)
AR Drachm 3.76g, Ecbatana (PDC 10523)
Photo by Dr. Busso Peus Nachf.
- Sellwood 81.1
- Peus 368, Lot 361 (this coin)
- Shore 423
PDC 10525 Vologases V (A.D. 191-208)
AR Drachm 3.62g, Ecbatana (PDC 10525)
Photo by Dr. Busso Peus Nachf.
- Sellwood 86.3
- Peus 368, Lot 363 (this coin)
PDC 10524 Vologases V (A.D. 191-208)
AR Drachm 3.75g, Ecbatana (PDC 10524)
Photo by Dr. Busso Peus Nachf.
- Sellwood 86.3 variant (hair)
- Peus 368, Lot 362 (this coin)
- Shore 448
 

Characene

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PDC 10500 Apodakos
AR Tetradrachm 16.45g, Spasinu Charax (PDC 10500)
Dated 210 ΙΣ (BC 103-BC 102)
Obv: Diad. head r.
Rev: Naked Herakles seated l. on rock, holding club on knee; in ex., date / BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΠOΔAKOY
Photo by Dr. Busso Peus Nachf.
- Peus 368, Lot 338 (this coin)
- Alram 496 variant
- BMC Arabia not listed
- Nodelman, "A Preliminary History of Characene", Berytos XIII (1960) pl. XXVII, 5 variant
PDC 10501 Attambelos I Soter Euergetes
AR Tetradrachm 15.75g, Spasinu Charax (PDC 10501)
Dated 272 ΒΟΣ (BC 41-BC 40)
Photo by Dr. Busso Peus Nachf.
- Peus 368, Lot 339 (this coin)
- BMC Arabia 3
- Hill NNM 14 (1922) 14
 

Elymais

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PDC 10490 Kamnaskires II Nikephoros
AR Tetradrachm 15.23g, Susa (PDC 10490)
Photo by Dr. Busso Peus Nachf.
- Peus 368, Lot 328 (this coin)
- Alram 431
- BMC Arabia not listed
- de Morgan pl.I, 1
PDC 10491 Kamnaskires II Nikephoros
AR Drachm 3.89g, Susa (PDC 10491)
Note: Unpublished
Photo by Dr. Busso Peus Nachf.
- Peus 368, Lot 329 (this coin)
- Alram not listed
PDC 10492 Darius
AR Tetradrachm 16.46g, Susa (PDC 10492)
Rev: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΔΑΡΕΙΟΥ ΣΩΤΗΡΟΥ ΝΑΝΑΙΕΝΩ(Ν)
Note: Unpublished
Photo by Dr. Busso Peus Nachf.
- Peus 368, Lot 330 (this coin)
- Alram not listed
PDC 10493 Kamnaskires III & Queen Anzaze
AR Tetradrachm 16.36g (PDC 10493)
Dated 231 ΑΛΣ (BC 82-BC 81)
Photo by Dr. Busso Peus Nachf.
- Peus 368, Lot 331 (this coin)
- Alram 454 variant
- BMC Arabia p.247, 1 variant
- de Morgan not listed
PDC 10494 Kamnaskires III & Queen Anzaze
AR Drachm 3.70g, Seleukeia am Hedyphon (PDC 10494)
Dated 234 ΔΛΣ (BC 79-BC 78)
Photo by Dr. Busso Peus Nachf.
- Peus 368, Lot 332 (this coin)
- Alram 455
- BMC Arabia p.246, 4
- de Morgan pl.I, 5
PDC 10495 Kamnaskires IV
AR Drachm 3.69g, Seleukeia am Hedyphon (PDC 10495)
Dated [dated?]
Photo by Dr. Busso Peus Nachf.
- Peus 368, Lot 333 (this coin)
- Alram not listed
- BMC Arabia p.247, 1
- de Morgan not listed
- Peus 371, lot 229 (this coin)
- Peus 374 (Apr 2003), lot 127 (this coin)
PDC 10496 Kamnaskires IV
AR Obol 1.64g, Seleukeia am Hedyphon (PDC 10496)
Photo by Dr. Busso Peus Nachf.
- Peus 368, Lot 334 (this coin)
- Alram 460
- BMC Arabia not listed
- de Morgan not listed
PDC 10497 Kamnaskires IV
AR Drachm 3.79g, Seleukeia am Hedyphon (PDC 10497)
Dated [dated]
Photo by Dr. Busso Peus Nachf.
- Peus 368, Lot 335 (this coin)
- Alram not listed
- BMC Arabia not listed
- de Morgan not listed
PDC 10498 Kamnaskires V
AR Tetradrachm 16.10g, Seleukeia am Hedyphon (PDC 10498)
Photo by Dr. Busso Peus Nachf.
- Peus 368, Lot 336 (this coin)
- Alram 463
- BMC Arabia not listed
- de Morgan not listed
PDC 10499 Kamnaskires V
AR Hemidrachm 1.83g, Seleukeia am Hedyphon (PDC 10499)
Dated [dated]
Photo by Dr. Busso Peus Nachf.
- Peus 368, Lot 337 (this coin)
- Alram 465
- BMC Arabia 9
- de Morgan not listed
 

Persis

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PDC 10527 Artaxerxes V (Ardashir I) son of Papak
AR Drachm 3.78g, Persepolis (PDC 10527)
Photo by Dr. Busso Peus Nachf.
- Peus 368, Lot 365 (this coin)
- Alram 657
- Göbl 1
- Paruck 4
 

Sasanian

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PDC 10526 Shapur son of Papak
AR Drachm 3.86g, Persepolis (PDC 10526)
Photo by Dr. Busso Peus Nachf.
- Peus 368, Lot 364 (this coin)
- Alram 654
- Göbl, Sasanidische Numismatik (1968), not listed
- Paruck 2
PDC 10528 Ardashir I
Billon Tetradrachm 13.22g (PDC 10528)
Photo by Dr. Busso Peus Nachf.
- Peus 368, Lot 366 (this coin)
- Göbl 7
- Paruck 21
PDC 10529 Ardashir I
AR Hemidrachm 1.77g (PDC 10529)
Photo by Dr. Busso Peus Nachf.
- Peus 368, Lot 367 (this coin)
- Göbl, Sasanidische Numismatik (1968), not listed
- Paruck 19
 

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