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Sotheby's L00575 (May 2000)

Important Parthian Coins
in Sotheby's 5 May 2000 Auction

The images on this page are used with the kind permission of Sotheby's London. Please see the Sotheby's auction 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 4980 Phraates II (138-127 B.C.)
AR Tetradrachm 16.00g (PDC 4980)
Photo by Sotheby's London
- Sellwood 17.1
- Sotheby's L00575 (May 25 2000), Lot 20 (this coin)
PDC 4981 Phraates II (138-127 B.C.)
AR Tetradrachm 15.71g (PDC 4981)
Photo by Sotheby's London
- Sellwood 17.1
- Sotheby's L00575 (May 25 2000), Lot 21 (this coin)
- Goldberg Coins Auction 7 (2-3 Oct 2000), lot 54 (this coin)
PDC 4982 Interregnal Issue (127-125 B.C.)
AR Tetradrachm 16.20g (PDC 4982)
Photo by Sotheby's London
- Sellwood 18.1
- Sotheby's L00575 (May 25 2000), Lot 22 (this coin)
PDC 4983 Interregnal Issue (127-125 B.C.)
AR Tetradrachm 16.00g (PDC 4983)
Photo by Sotheby's London
- Sellwood 18.1
- Sotheby's L00575 (May 25 2000), Lot 23 (this coin)
PDC 4984 Interregnal Issue (127-125 B.C.)
AR Tetradrachm 16.23g (PDC 4984)
Photo by Sotheby's London
- Sellwood 18.1
- Sotheby's L00575 (May 25 2000), Lot 24 (this coin)
PDC 4985 Interregnal Issue (127-125 B.C.)
AR Tetradrachm 16.17g (PDC 4985)
Dated 187 ΖΠΡ (BC 126-BC 125)
Photo by Sotheby's London
- Sellwood 18.1 variant (letter Θ and date ΖΠΡ)
- Sotheby's L00575 (May 25 2000), Lot 25 (this coin)
- Assar, G.R.F. "Recent Studies in Parthian History: Part II", The Celator vol. 15, 1 (Jan 2001), fig. 9
- Triton V (Jan 2002) lot 1575 (this coin)
PDC 4986 Artabanus I (127-124 B.C.)
AR Tetradrachm 15.99g, Seleucia (PDC 4986)
Dated 188 ΗΠΡ (BC 125-BC 124)
Rev: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ
Photo by Sotheby's London
- Sellwood 21.3
- Sotheby's L00575 (May 25 2000), Lot 26 (this coin)
- Assar, G.R.F. "Recent Studies in Parthian History: Part II", The Celator vol. 15, 1 (Jan 2001), fig. 11 (this coin)
PDC 4987 Artabanus I (127-124 B.C.)
AR Tetradrachm 16.18g (PDC 4987)
Dated 188 ΗΠΡ (BC 125-BC 124)
Rev: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ
Photo by Sotheby's London
- Sellwood 21.3
- Sotheby's L00575 (May 25 2000), Lot 27 (this coin)
PDC 4988 Artabanus I (127-124 B.C.)
AR Tetradrachm 16.33g (PDC 4988)
Photo by Sotheby's London
- Sellwood 21.4 variant (horse head left in field left)
- Sotheby's L00575 (May 25 2000), Lot 28 (this coin)
PDC 4989 Mithradates II (123-88 B.C.)
AR Tetradrachm 15.69g (PDC 4989)
Rev: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Photo by Sotheby's London
- Sellwood 23.2
- Sotheby's L00575 (May 25 2000), Lot 29 (this coin)
- Triton V (Jan 2002) lot 1604 (this coin)
PDC 4994 Mithradates II (123-88 B.C.)
AR Tetradrachm 15.83g (PDC 4994)
Rev: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ
Photo by Sotheby's London
- Sellwood 24.4
- Sotheby's L00575 (May 25 2000), Lot 33 (this coin)
PDC 4990 Mithradates II (123-88 B.C.)
AR Tetradrachm 15.67g (PDC 4990)
Rev: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ
Photo by Sotheby's London
- Sellwood 24.4 variant (no palm branch)
- Sotheby's L00575 (May 25 2000), Lot 30 (this coin)
PDC 4991 Mithradates II (123-88 B.C.)
AR Tetradrachm 16.12g (PDC 4991)
Rev: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ
Photo by Sotheby's London
- Sellwood 24.4 variant (no palm branch)
- Sotheby's L00575 (May 25 2000), Lot 31 (this coin)
PDC 4992 Mithradates II (123-88 B.C.)
AR Tetradrachm 16.03g (PDC 4992)
Rev: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ
Note: 2 of 2
Photo by Sotheby's London
- Sellwood 24.4 variant (no palm branch)
- Sotheby's L00575 (May 25 2000), Lot 32a (this coin)
PDC 4993 Mithradates II (123-88 B.C.)
AR Tetradrachm 15.90g (PDC 4993)
Rev: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ
Note: 1 of 2
Photo by Sotheby's London
- Sellwood 24.4 variant (no palm branch)
- Sotheby's L00575 (May 25 2000), Lot 32b (this coin)
 

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