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Triton IV (Dec 2000)

Some Important Parthian and Parthia-related Coins
in Triton IV Auction (Dec 2000)

The images on this page are used with the kind permission of Classical Numismatic Group. Please see the Triton IV Mail Bid Sale catalog for their detailed description of these coins. You can see all the ancient coins in this auction at the Triton web site.

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 7228 Phraates II (138-127 B.C.)
AR Tetradrachm 16.37g (PDC 7228)
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 17.1
- Triton IV (Dec 2000), lot 324 (this coin)
- Le Rider, Suse sous les Séleucides et les Parthes (1965), pl.LXX,25
- Shore not listed
PDC 7229 Phraates II (138-127 B.C.)
AR Tetradrachm 16.19g (PDC 7229)
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 17.1
- Triton IV (Dec 2000), lot 325 (this coin)
- Le Rider, Suse sous les Séleucides et les Parthes (1965), pl.LXX,26
- Shore not listed
PDC 7230 Interregnal Issue (127-125 B.C.)
AR Tetradrachm 15.36g (PDC 7230)
Note: Reverse overstruck on Hyspaosines
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 18.1
- Triton IV (Dec 2000), lot 326 (this coin)
- Le Rider, Suse sous les Séleucides et les Parthes (1965), pl.LXXI,1-2
- Shore not listed
PDC 7231 Artabanus I (127-124 B.C.)
AR Tetradrachm 15.36g (PDC 7231)
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 21.4 variant (horse head left in field left)
- Triton IV (Dec 2000), lot 327 (this coin)
- Le Rider, Suse sous les Séleucides et les Parthes (1965), pl.LXXI, 8
- Shore not listed
PDC 7232 Mithradates II (123-88 B.C.)
AR Tetradrachm 16.10g (PDC 7232)
Rev: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 23.2
- Triton IV (Dec 2000), lot 328 (this coin)
- CNG 54 (14 Jun 2000), lot 842 (this coin)
- Le Rider, Suse sous les Séleucides et les Parthes (1965), pl.LXXI,11
- Shore not listed
PDC 7233 Mithradates II (123-88 B.C.)
AR Tetradrachm 15.95g (PDC 7233)
Rev: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 24.4
- Triton IV (Dec 2000), lot 329 (this coin)
- Shore 067
PDC 7234 Mithradates II (123-88 B.C.)
AR Tetradrachm 15.64g (PDC 7234)
Rev: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 24.4
- Triton IV (Dec 2000), lot 330 (this coin)
- Shore 067
PDC 7235 Vologases V (A.D. 191-208)
AR Drachm 3.78g (PDC 7235)
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 86.3 variant (hair)
- Triton IV (Dec 2000), lot 331 (this coin)
- Shore 448
 

Palmyra?

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PDC 7251 Zenobia (271-272)
AE Antoninianus 3.63g (PDC 7251)
Previous collection: Philip DeVicci
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Triton IV (Dec 2000), lot 668 (this coin)
- RIC V, pt 2 2
 

Persis

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PDC 7236 Unknown King I
AR Drachm 4.01g (PDC 7236)
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Triton IV (Dec 2000), lot 332 (this coin)
- Alram 551
- Munzen und Medaillen 64 (#0 Jan 1984), lot 202 (this coin)
PDC 7237 Artaxerxes IV son of Manuchihr III
Billon Drachm 1.93g (PDC 7237)
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Triton IV (Dec 2000), lot 333 (this coin)
- Alram 651
- BMC Arabia p.244, 1-2
- de Morgan pl.XXXIV, 14
 

Rome

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PDC 7240 Nero
AV Aureus 7.38g (PDC 7240)
Struck circa 64 AD-66 AD
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Triton IV (Dec 2000), lot 469 (this coin)
- BMCRE 64
- BN 211
- Cohen 114
- RIC 1 50 or 58
- WCN 26
PDC 7241 Nero
AE Sestertius 28.18g (PDC 7241)
Struck circa 65 AD
Rev: Temple of Janus, with door closed
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Triton IV (Dec 2000), lot 474 (this coin)
- BMCRE 156
- BN 374 variant (no aegis)
- Cohen 145
- RIC 1 264
- WCN 148
PDC 7242 Trajan
AE Sestertius 23.81g (PDC 7242)
Struck 116 AD
Previous collection: George Bauer; Clarence S. Bement
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Triton IV (Dec 2000), lot 534 (this coin)
- Ars Classica VIII (25 Jun 1924), lot 823 (this coin)
- Banti, I Grandi Imperiali, 89 (this coin)
- BMCRE 1041
- Cohen 320
- Glendining's (23 Jan 1963), lot 1238 (this coin)
- Hill 731
- RIC 3 663
- Sternberg /Freeman & Sear Auction XXVIII (30 Oct 1995), lot 78 (this coin)
PDC 7243 Hadrian
AR Denarius 3.39g (PDC 7243)
Struck 128 AD
Previous collection: Mazzini
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Triton IV (Dec 2000), lot 541 (this coin)
- Bank Leu 30 (28 Apr 1982), lot 359 (this coin)
- BMCRE 6
- Hill 6
- Mazzini Collection, 4 (this coin)
- RIC 3 3c
- RSC 4a
PDC 7244 Hadrian
AE Sestertius 28.29g (PDC 7244)
Struck 117 AD
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Triton IV (Dec 2000), lot 544 (this coin)
- BMCRE 1101
- Cohen 523
- Hill 10
- RIC 2 534a
PDC 7245 Marcus Aurelius
AV Aureus 7.27g (PDC 7245)
Struck 167 AD
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Triton IV (Dec 2000), lot 577 (this coin)
- BMCRE 458 (same dies)
- Cohen 207
- RIC 3 183
- Tkalec Auction (2001?) lot 194
PDC 7246 L. Verus
AV Aureus 7.22g (PDC 7246)
Struck 168 AD
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Triton IV (Dec 2000), lot 586 (this coin)
- BMCRE 480 (Aurelius same obv die)
- Cohen 317 variant
- RIC 3 593
PDC 7248 L. Verus
AE Dupondius 11.19g (PDC 7248)
Struck 163 AD
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Triton IV (Dec 2000), lot 587 (this coin)
- BMCRE 1060 note (Aurelius)
- Cohen 102 variant
- RIC 3 1341 variant (no drapery)
PDC 7249 Septimius Severus
AV Aureus 7.18g (PDC 7249)
Struck 206 AD
Note: Unpublished reverse type
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Triton IV (Dec 2000), lot 611 (this coin)
- BMCRE not listed
- Cohen not listed
- Hill not listed
- RIC 4 not listed
PDC 7250 Septimius Severus
AV Aureus 7.58g (PDC 7250)
Struck 207 AD
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Triton IV (Dec 2000), lot 612 (this coin)
- BMCRE 358
- Cohen 605
- Hill 840
- RIC 4 288
 

Sasanian

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PDC 7238 Shapur son of Papak
Billon Hemidrachm 1.96g (PDC 7238)
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Triton IV (Dec 2000), lot 334 (this coin)
- Alram 655
- BMC Arabia not listed
- de Morgan not listed
- Paruck 3
 

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