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Peus 378 (Apr 2004)

Important Parthian and Parthia-related Coins in
Dr. Busso Peus Nachf. Auction 378, 28 April 2004

The images on this page are used with the kind permission of Dr. Busso Peus Nachf. Please see the Peus 378 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 24395 Arsaces I (247-211 B.C.)
AR Drachm 3.99g (PDC 24395)
Photo by Dr. Busso Peus Nachf.
- Sellwood 1.1
- Peus 378 (28 Apr 2003), Lot 304 (this coin)
- Peus 376 (Oct 2003) lot 561 (this coin)
- Peus 382 (26 Apr 2005) lot 242 (this coin)
- Shore 1
PDC 24396 Arsaces II (211-191 B.C.)
AR Drachm 4.25g (PDC 24396)
Photo by Dr. Busso Peus Nachf.
- Sellwood 6.1
- Peus 378 (28 Apr 2003), Lot 305 (this coin)
- Shore 4
PDC 24399 Mithradates I (171-138 B.C.)
AE Chalkous 3.19g (PDC 24399)
Photo by Dr. Busso Peus Nachf.
- Sellwood 8.2 variant (legend read from outside)
- Peus 378 (28 Apr 2003), Lot 308 (this coin)
- Shore 22 variant
PDC 24398 Mithradates I (171-138 B.C.)
AR Drachm 3.92g (PDC 24398)
Photo by Dr. Busso Peus Nachf.
- Sellwood 9.1
- Peus 378 (28 Apr 2003), Lot 307 (this coin)
- Shore 7
PDC 24397 Mithradates I (171-138 B.C.)
AR Tetradrachm 16.14g (PDC 24397)
Dated 173 ΓΟΡ (BC 140-BC 139)
Photo by Dr. Busso Peus Nachf.
- Sellwood 13.3
- Peus 378 (28 Apr 2003), Lot 306 (this coin)
- Shore 36
PDC 24400 Phraates II (138-127 B.C.)
AR Drachm 3.97g (PDC 24400)
Photo by Dr. Busso Peus Nachf.
- Sellwood 16.1
- Peus 378 (28 Apr 2003), Lot 309 (this coin)
- Peus 376 (Oct 2003), lot 592 (this coin)
- Peus 382 (26 Apr 2005), lot 246 (this coin)
- Shore 41
PDC 24401 Artabanus I (127-124 B.C.)
AR Drachm 3.81g (PDC 24401)
Photo by Dr. Busso Peus Nachf.
- Sellwood 20.1
- Peus 378 (28 Apr 2003), Lot 310 (this coin)
- Shore 59
PDC 24402 Mithradates II (123-88 B.C.)
AR Drachm 3.90g (PDC 24402)
Photo by Dr. Busso Peus Nachf.
- Sellwood 29.2
- Peus 378 (28 Apr 2003), Lot 311 (this coin)
- Shore 103
PDC 24403 Unknown King II (80-70 B.C.)
AR Drachm 4.2g (PDC 24403)
Rev: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΘΕΟΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ
Photo by Dr. Busso Peus Nachf.
- Sellwood 30.14
- Peus 378 (28 Apr 2003), Lot 312 (this coin)
- Shore 134
PDC 24404 Orodes I (90-80 B.C.)
AR Drachm 3.62g (PDC 24404)
Photo by Dr. Busso Peus Nachf.
- Sellwood 31.5
- Peus 378 (28 Apr 2003), Lot 313 (this coin)
- Shore 122
PDC 24405 Darius (70 B.C.)
AR Drachm 3.76g, Rhagae (PDC 24405)
Photo by Dr. Busso Peus Nachf.
- Sellwood 35.7 variant (legend i)
- Peus 378 (28 Apr 2003), Lot 314 (this coin)
- Shore 165
PDC 24406 Darius (70 B.C.)
AR Drachm 4.14g (PDC 24406)
Rev: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΘΕΟΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΚΑΙ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Photo by Dr. Busso Peus Nachf.
- Sellwood 35.12
- Peus 378 (28 Apr 2003), Lot 315 (this coin)
- Shore not listed
PDC 24407 Darius (70 B.C.)
AR Drachm 4.12g (PDC 24407)
Rev: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ ΦΙΛΟΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ
Note: reverse double struck
Photo by Dr. Busso Peus Nachf.
- Sellwood 36.17
- Peus 378 (28 Apr 2003), Lot 316 (this coin)
- Shore 160
PDC 24408 Orodes II (57-38 B.C.)
AR Drachm 3.95g (PDC 24408)
Photo by Dr. Busso Peus Nachf.
- Sellwood 42.2 variant (ΕΡ monogram)
- Peus 378 (28 Apr 2003), Lot 317 (this coin)
- Shore 219
PDC 24409 Orodes II (57-38 B.C.)
AR Obol 0.54g (PDC 24409)
Photo by Dr. Busso Peus Nachf.
- Sellwood 48.15 variant (monogram ΜΤΘ)
- Peus 378 (28 Apr 2003), Lot 318 (this coin)
- Peus 328 (1990) lot 300 (this coin)
- Shore not listed
PDC 24410 Phraataces & Musa (2 B.C.-A.D. 4)
AR Drachm 2.75g (PDC 24410)
Photo by Dr. Busso Peus Nachf.
- Sellwood 58.9
- Peus 378 (28 Apr 2003), Lot 319 (this coin)
- Shore 324
PDC 24411 Vonones I (A.D. 8-12)
AR Drachm 3.49g (PDC 24411)
Photo by Dr. Busso Peus Nachf.
- Sellwood 60.5
- Peus 378 (28 Apr 2003), Lot 320 (this coin)
- Shore 329
PDC 24412 Vologases II (A.D. 77-80)
AR Drachm 3.70g (PDC 24412)
Photo by Dr. Busso Peus Nachf.
- Sellwood 72.8
- Peus 378 (28 Apr 2003), Lot 321 (this coin)
- Shore 388
PDC 24413 Pacorus II (A.D. 78-105)
AR Tetradrachm 13.77g (PDC 24413)
Dated 399 ΘΠΤ (78 AD-79 AD)
Photo by Dr. Busso Peus Nachf.
- Sellwood 73.3-5 (month off flan)
- Peus 378 (28 Apr 2003), Lot 322 (this coin)
- Shore 394
PDC 24415 Pacorus II (A.D. 78-105)
AR Drachm 3.65g (PDC 24415)
Photo by Dr. Busso Peus Nachf.
- Sellwood 73.11 variant (rev monogram)
- Peus 378 (28 Apr 2003), Lot 324 (this coin)
- Shore 395 variant
PDC 24414 Pacorus II (A.D. 78-105)
AR Tetradrachm 13.18g (PDC 24414)
Dated 407 ΖΥ (95 AD-96 AD)
Photo by Dr. Busso Peus Nachf.
- Sellwood 77.7 (month off flan)
- Peus 378 (28 Apr 2003), Lot 323 (this coin)
- Shore not listed
PDC 24416 Parthamaspates (A.D. 116)
AR Drachm 3.63g (PDC 24416)
Photo by Dr. Busso Peus Nachf.
- Sellwood 81.1
- Peus 378 (28 Apr 2003), Lot 325 (this coin)
- Shore 423
PDC 24417 Mithradates IV (A.D. 129-140)
AR Drachm 3.67g (PDC 24417)
Photo by Dr. Busso Peus Nachf.
- Sellwood 82.1
- Peus 378 (28 Apr 2003), Lot 326 (this coin)
- Shore 425
PDC 24418 Vologases V (A.D. 191-208)
AR Drachm 3.88g (PDC 24418)
Photo by Dr. Busso Peus Nachf.
- Sellwood 86.3
- Peus 378 (28 Apr 2003), Lot 327 (this coin)
- Shore 448
PDC 24419 Artabanus IV (A.D. 216-224)
AR Drachm 3.64g (PDC 24419)
Photo by Dr. Busso Peus Nachf.
- Sellwood 89.3
- Peus 378 (28 Apr 2003), Lot 328 (this coin)
- Shore 465
 

Persis

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PDC 24420 Artaxerxes V (Ardashir I) son of Papak
AR Drachm 4.36g, Persepolis (PDC 24420)
Photo by Dr. Busso Peus Nachf.
- Peus 378 (28 Apr 2003), Lot 329 (this coin)
- Alram 657
- Göbl 1
- Paruck 4
 

Rome

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PDC 24422 Trajan
AV Aureus 7.40g (PDC 24422)
Photo by Dr. Busso Peus Nachf.
- Peus 378 (28 Apr 2003), Lot 565 (this coin)
- C. 184
- RIC 324
PDC 24423 Trajan
AE Sestertius 25.99g (PDC 24423)
Photo by Dr. Busso Peus Nachf.
- Peus 378 (28 Apr 2003), Lot 568 (this coin)
- C. 325
- RIC 666
PDC 24424 Marcus Aurelius
AE Sestertius 21.32g (PDC 24424)
Photo by Dr. Busso Peus Nachf.
- Peus 378 (28 Apr 2003), Lot 569 (this coin)
- C. 819
- RIC 959
PDC 24425 Septimius Severus
AR Denarius 3.54g (PDC 24425)
Photo by Dr. Busso Peus Nachf.
- Peus 378 (28 Apr 2003), Lot 708 (this coin)
- C. 253
- RIC 274
 

Sasanian

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PDC 24421 Ardashir I
AR Drachm 3.92g (PDC 24421)
Photo by Dr. Busso Peus Nachf.
- Peus 378 (28 Apr 2003), Lot 330 (this coin)
- Göbl 6
- Paruck 18
 

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