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Triton X (Jan 2007)

Parthian and Parthia-related Coins
in Triton X, January 2007 (CNG 74)

The images on these pages are used with the kind permission of Classical Numismatic Group. Please see the Triton X  printed catalog for the auctioneer's 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 41715 Arsaces I (247-211 B.C.)
AR Drachm 3.84g 12h (PDC 41715)
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 3.1 variant (ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ read from inside)
- Triton X (9-10 Jan 2007), lot 428 (this coin)
- Abgarians & Sellwood, NC 1971, "A Hoard of Early Parthian Drachms", Type 3, - (obv. 3/1, rev. unlisted)
- Kirk Davis Catalog 34 (Spring 2001), lot 76
- Shore 2 variant (ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ read from inside)
PDC 41716 Arsaces II (211-191 B.C.)
AR Drachm 3.92g 1h (PDC 41716)
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 6.1
- Triton X (9-10 Jan 2007), lot 429 (this coin)
- Abgarians & Sellwood, NC 1971, "A Hoard of Early Parthian Drachms", Type 6, 12 (obv. 6/12, rev. 6/10)
- Shore 4
PDC 41717 Mithradates I (171-138 B.C.)
AR Drachm 4.19g 12h (PDC 41717)
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 10.1
- Triton X (9-10 Jan 2007), lot 430 (this coin)
- Shore 12-13
PDC 41718 Artabanus I (127-124 B.C.)
AR Drachm 3.75g 12h (PDC 41718)
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 20.1
- Triton X (9-10 Jan 2007), lot 431 (this coin)
- Shore 59
PDC 41720 Mithradates II (123-88 B.C.)
AR Tetradrachm 15.83g 12h (PDC 41720)
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 24.4
- Triton X (9-10 Jan 2007), lot 433 (this coin)
- Shore 67
PDC 41719 Mithradates II (123-88 B.C.)
AR Tetradrachm 15.73g 1h (PDC 41719)
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 24.4 variant (no palm branch)
- Triton X (9-10 Jan 2007), lot 432 (this coin)
- CNG 70 (21 Sep 2005), lot 435 (this coin)
- Shore 67 variant (no palm branch)
PDC 41721 Darius (70 B.C.)
AR Drachm 3.68g 1mm, Court at Rhagae (PDC 41721)
Previous collection: David Herman
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 35.7 variant (legend i)
- Triton X (9-10 Jan 2007), lot 434 (this coin)
- Shore 165
PDC 41722 Mithradates III (57-54 B.C.)
AR Drachm 3.95g 12h (PDC 41722)
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 40.2
- Triton X (9-10 Jan 2007), lot 435 (this coin)
- Shore not listed
PDC 41723 Orodes II (57-38 B.C.)
AR Obol 0.66g 2h (PDC 41723)
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 48.15
- Triton X (9-10 Jan 2007), lot 436 (this coin)
- Gorny & Mosch 142 (10 Oct 2005), lot 1700 (this coin)
- Shore 265
PDC 41724 Phraataces & Musa (2 B.C.-A.D. 4)
AR Drachm 3.70g 1h (PDC 41724)
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 58.9
- Triton X (9-10 Jan 2007), lot 437 (this coin)
- Shore 324
PDC 41725 Vonones I (A.D. 8-12)
AR Drachm 3.76g 12h (PDC 41725)
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 60.5 variant (two retrograde Ν in ΑΡΤΑΒΑΝΟΝ)
- Triton X (9-10 Jan 2007), lot 438 (this coin)
- Shore 329
PDC 41726 Artabanus II (A.D. 10-38)
AR Tetradrachm 13.33g 12mm (PDC 41726)
Dated 338 ΗΛΤ (26 AD-27 AD)
Previous collection: David Herman
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 63.2
- Triton X (9-10 Jan 2007), lot 439 (this coin)
- Shore 333
PDC 41727 Vonones II (A.D. 51)
AR Drachm 3.85g 12h (PDC 41727)
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 67.1
- Triton X (9-10 Jan 2007), lot 440 (this coin)
- Shore 368
PDC 41728 Vologases V (A.D. 191-208)
AR Drachm 3.20g 1h (PDC 41728)
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 86.3
- Triton X (9-10 Jan 2007), lot 441 (this coin)
- Shore 448
PDC 41729 Artabanus IV (A.D. 216-224)
AR Drachm 3.68g 12h (PDC 41729)
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 89.1
- Triton X (9-10 Jan 2007), lot 442 (this coin)
- Shore 464
 

Characene

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PDC 41730 Thionesios I
Billon Tetradrachm 13.09g 12h (PDC 41730)
Dated 288 ΗΠΣ (BC 25-BC 24)
Rev: [Β]ΑΣΙΛΛΕΩΣ ΘΙΟΝΗΗΣΙΟΣ (sic) ΣΩΤΗΡΟΣ [Κ]ΑΙ ΕΥΕΡΓΕ[ΤΟΥ]
Previous collection: Richard Winokur; Bellaria
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Triton X (9-10 Jan 2007), lot 443 (this coin)
- Alram not listed
- Nicolet-Pierre, Thionèsis pl. IV, 19 variant (control marks)
- Triton VII, 13 Jan 2004), lot 516 (this coin)
 

Persis

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PDC 41731 Bagadat (Bayadad)
AR Tetradrachm 16.85g 9h (PDC 41731)
Previous collection: Richard Winokur
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Triton X (9-10 Jan 2007), lot 444 (this coin)
- Alram 515 variant (placement of legend)
PDC 41732 Artaxerxes (Ardaxsir) I
AR Tetradrachm 16.38g 6h (PDC 41732)
Previous collection: Richard Winokur
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Triton X (9-10 Jan 2007), lot 445 (this coin)
- Alram 520 variant (placement of legend)
 

Rome

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PDC 41733 Trajan
AR Denarius 3.07g 7h, Rome (PDC 41733)
Obv: laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / IMP CAES NER TRAIAN OPTIM AVG GER DAC PARTHICO
Rev: Virtus standing right, left foot set on helmet, holding spear in right hand, parazonium in left / P M TR P COS VI P P S P Q R
Note: Only the British Museum and Berlin record this bust type.
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Triton X (9-10 Jan 2007), lot 615 (this coin)
- BMCRE 601
- RIC II 353 variant (not cuirassed)
- RSC 272a
- Strack 245
PDC 41734 L. Verus
AV Aureus 7.21g 12h (PDC 41734)
Obv: laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind / L VERVS AVG ARM PARTH MAX
Rev: Victory advancing left, holding wreath in extended right hand, cradling palm frond in left arm / TR P VII IMP IIII CO-S III
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Triton X (9-10 Jan 2007), lot 648 (this coin)
- BMCRE 449
- Calicó 2197
- Cohen 294
- MIR 18, 149-12/37
- RIC III 573 (Aurelius) var. (bust type)
PDC 41735 L. Verus
AE Sestertius 27.40g 11h, Rome (PDC 41735)
Obv: laureate head right / L VERVS AVG ARM PARTH MAX
Rev: Victory advancing left, holding wreath in extended right hand, cradling palm frond in left arm, S C across field / TR POT VII IMP III COS III
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Triton X (9-10 Jan 2007), lot 649 (this coin)
- Banti 144
- BMCRE 1324
- Cohen 209
- MIR 18, 151-16/30
- RIC III 1461 (Aurelius)
PDC 41736 Caracalla
AV Aureus 7.48g 12h, Rome (PDC 41736)
Struck 202 AD
Obv: laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / ANTON P AVG PON TR P V COS
Rev: quinqereme with five oarsmen left, the two Augusti and Geta seated left at stern / ADVENTVS AVGVSTOR
Note: Celebrates the return of the emperors from their Parthian campaign 198 AD
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Triton X (9-10 Jan 2007), lot 674 (this coin)
- BMCRE p. 232, note †
- Calicó 2660 (same dies as illustration)
- Cohen not listed
- RIC IV 58
 

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