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Triton IX (Jan 2006)

Important Parthian and Parthia-related Coins
in Triton IX, January 2006 (CNG 71)

The images on these pages are used with the kind permission of Classical Numismatic Group. Please see the Triton IX  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 32356 Arsaces II (211-191 B.C.)
AE Dichalkous 2.69g 1h (PDC 32356)
Rev: ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 6.2 variant (rev eagle standing r. on bull's head with horse head monogram)
- Triton IX (9 Jan 2006), lot 1088 (this coin)
- B. Simonetta, "Brevi note di numismatica Partica: Chalkoi di Arsaces II," SM 144 (Nov 1986), p. 88
- Le Rider, Suse sous les Séleucides et les Parthes (1965), not listed
- Mitchiner ACW not listed
- Shore not listed
PDC 32357 Mithradates I (171-138 B.C.)
AE Chalkous 2.68g 12h (PDC 32357)
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 8.2
- Triton IX (9 Jan 2006), lot 1089 (this coin)
- B. Simonetta, "Brevi note di numismatica Partica: Chalkoi di Arsaces II," SM 144 (Nov 1986), p. 88, fig. 1
- Le Rider, Suse sous les Séleucides et les Parthes (1965), pl.LXIX, 24
- Mitchiner ACW not listed
- Shore 22
PDC 32358 Mithradates I (171-138 B.C.)
AR Drachm 3.91g 1h (PDC 32358)
Note: double struck obverse
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 10.1
- Triton IX (9 Jan 2006), lot 1090 (this coin)
- Le Rider, Suse sous les Séleucides et les Parthes (1965), pl.LXX, 3
- Mitchiner ACW 467
- Shore 12
PDC 32359 Phraates II (138-127 B.C.)
AE Dichalkous 4.00g 12h (PDC 32359)
Rev: ΒΑΣΙΛΕ ΜΕΓ−ΑΛ ΑΡΣΑΚ ΘΕΟΠΑ
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 16.27
- Triton IX (9 Jan 2006), lot 1091 (this coin)
- Le Rider, Suse sous les Séleucides et les Parthes (1965), pl.LXX, 13 variant (rev. legend)
- Mitchiner ACW 505-506 variant (rev. legend)
PDC 32360 Unknown King II (80-70 B.C.)
AR Tetradrachm 16.30g 12h (PDC 32360)
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- Sellwood 30.2 variant (monogram as pellets l. and r. of bow)
- Triton IX (9 Jan 2006), lot 1092 (this coin)
- CNG 36 (5-6 Dec 1995), lot 129 (this coin)
- Leu 83 (6-7 May 2002), lot 416 (this coin)
- Mitchiner ACW 522 variant (ΗΑΡ monogram above and below bow)
- Münzen und Medaillen 95 (4 Oct 2004) cf. lot 98
- Shore 129 (this coin)
PDC 32361 Orodes I (90-80 B.C.)
AR Tetradrachm 16.13g 12h (PDC 32361)
Rev: [ΒΑΣΙΛΕ[ΩΣ] Μ−ΕΓΑΛΟΣ ΑΡ−ΣΑΚΟΥ ΑΥΤΟΚΡΑΤΟ[Σ] ΦΙΛΟΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ [Ε]ΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ [ΦΙΛ]ΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
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- Sellwood 31.2 variant (tiara 8-point star)
- Triton IX (9 Jan 2006), lot 1093 (this coin)
- Mitchiner ACW 531 (Sinatruces)
- Shore 121
PDC 32362 Darius (70 B.C.)
AR Drachm 4.13g 12h (PDC 32362)
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 35.5 variant (legend iii)
- Triton IX (9 Jan 2006), lot 1094 (this coin)
- Mitchiner ACW cf. 540 variant (ΘΕΟΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ)
- Shore cf. 166
PDC 32363 Darius (70 B.C.)
AR Drachm 3.86g 1h (PDC 32363)
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 35.13
- Triton IX (9 Jan 2006), lot 1095 (this coin)
- Mitchiner ACW not listed
- Peus 386 (26-28 April 2006), lot 406 (this coin)
- Shore not listed
PDC 32364 Orodes II (57-38 B.C.)
AR Drachm 3.02g 20mm 12h (PDC 32364)
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 42.1
- Triton IX (9 Jan 2006), lot 1096 (this coin)
- CNG 75 (23 May 2007), lot 592 (this coin)
- Mitchiner ACW not listed
- Shore 218
PDC 32365 Orodes II (57-38 B.C.)
AR Obol 0.64g 1h (PDC 32365)
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 48.17
- Triton IX (9 Jan 2006), lot 1097 (this coin)
- Mitchiner ACW 578 variant (reverse legend)
- Shore cf. 265
PDC 32366 Phraataces (2 B.C.-A.D. 4)
AR Drachm 3.97g 1h (PDC 32366)
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- Sellwood 57.13
- Triton IX (9 Jan 2006), lot 1098 (this coin)
- Mitchiner ACW 606
- Shore 322
PDC 32367 Phraataces & Musa (2 B.C.-A.D. 4)
AR Drachm 3.67g 1h (PDC 32367)
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 58.9
- Triton IX (9 Jan 2006), lot 1099 (this coin)
- Mitchiner ACW 608
- Shore 324
PDC 32368 Phraataces & Musa (2 B.C.-A.D. 4)
AR Drachm 3.81g 1h (PDC 32368)
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 58.9
- Triton IX (9 Jan 2006), lot 1100 (this coin)
- Mitchiner ACW 608
- Shore 324
PDC 32369 Artabanus II (A.D. 10-38)
AR Tetradrachm 12.53g 12h (PDC 32369)
Dated 338 ΗΛΤ (26 AD-27 AD)
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 63.5
- Triton IX (9 Jan 2006), lot 1101 (this coin)
- Mitchiner ACW 617 variant (month)
- Shore 336 (same obv. die)
PDC 32370 Pacorus II (A.D. 78-105)
AR Tetradrachm 17.17g 12h (PDC 32370)
Dated 389 ΘΠΤ (77 AD-78 AD)
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- Sellwood 73.3-5 variant (legend)
- Triton IX (9 Jan 2006), lot 1102 (this coin)
- Mitchiner ACW cf. 663
- Shore cf. 394
PDC 32371 Artabanus III (A.D. 80-90)
AR Tetradrachm 13.87g 1h (PDC 32371)
Dated 392 ΒϘΤ (80 AD-81 AD)
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 74.2-5 (month off flan)
- Triton IX (9 Jan 2006), lot 1103 (this coin)
- Mitchiner ACW not listed
- Shore not listed
PDC 32372 Vologases V (A.D. 191-208)
AR Drachm 3.89g 1h (PDC 32372)
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- Sellwood 86.3
- Triton IX (9 Jan 2006), lot 1104 (this coin)
- Mitchiner ACW 693
- Shore 448
 

Khwarazmia

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PDC 32377 Artav (Artabanus)
AR Tetradrachm 13.81g 1h (PDC 32377)
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Triton IX (9 Jan 2006), lot 1138 (this coin)
- B.I. Vainberg, Monety drevnego Khorezma (Moscow, 1977), pg. 109, 7
- CAAU 307
- Göbl, Dokumente, pl. V = MIG Type 498
- R.B. Whitehead, " Notes on the Indo-Greeks, Part II," NumChron 1947, pg. 38, fig. 3
- S.P. Tolstov, "The Coins of the Shahs of Ancient Khwarizm and the Ancient Khwarizmi Alphabet," Vestnik drevney Istorii (Moscow, 1938) pl. VI, 1
 

Persis

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PDC 32373 Bagadat (Baydad)
AR Tetradrachm 16.28g 5h (PDC 32373)
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- Triton IX (9 Jan 2006), lot 1105 (this coin)
- Alram 519
- BMC Arabia 2 variant (no legend before Bagadat)
- de Morgan p.397, 3b variant (no legend before Bagadat)
- Mitchiner ACW not listed
PDC 32374 Artaxerxes (Ardashir) I
AR Tetradrachm 16.14g 1h (PDC 32374)
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Triton IX (9 Jan 2006), lot 1106 (this coin)
- Alram 520 variant (no Aramaic letter before Artaxerses)
- Alram cf. 521 (drachm)
- BMC Arabia cf. 2 (drachm)
- de Morgan cf. p.399, 5a (Oborze)
- Mitchiner ACW not listed
PDC 32375 Darius (Darev) II
AR Drachm 4.05g 1h (PDC 32375)
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Triton IX (9 Jan 2006), lot 1107 (this coin)
- Alram cf. 564
- BMC Arabia 4
- de Morgan p.406, 30
- Mitchiner ACW 742
PDC 32376 Unknown King III
AR Drachm 2.06g 1h (PDC 32376)
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Triton IX (9 Jan 2006), lot 1108 (this coin)
- Alram cf. 641 (hemidrachm)
- BMC Arabia cf. 1-2
- de Morgan p.406, 30
- Mitchiner ACW not listed
- Peus 313 (1985) cf. lot 256
PDC 32380 Artaxerxes V (Ardashir I) son of Papak
AR Drachm 3.71g 2h, Mint A ("Stakhr") (PDC 32380)
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Triton IX (9 Jan 2006), lot 1209 (this coin)
- Alram 657 variant (obv. legend)
- Göbl, Sasanidische Numismatik (1968), I/1 variant (obv. legend)
- SNS I Type I/1, 1 variant (obv. legend)
PDC 32381 Artaxerxes V (Ardashir I) son of Papak
AR Hemidrachm 1.86g 9h, Mint A ("Stakhr") (PDC 32381)
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Triton IX (9 Jan 2006), lot 1210 (this coin)
- Alram 658 variant (obv. legend)
- Göbl, Sasanidische Numismatik (1968), I/1 variant (obv. legend)
- SNS I Type I/1, 4 variant (obv. legend)
PDC 32382 Artaxerxes V (Ardashir I) son of Papak
AR Obol 0.60g 11h, Mint A ("Stakhr") (PDC 32382)
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Triton IX (9 Jan 2006), lot 1211 (this coin)
- Alram 659
- Göbl, Sasanidische Numismatik (1968), I/1
- Peus 386 (26-28 April 2006), lot 445 (this coin)
- SNS I Type I/1, A1
 

Rome

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PDC 32384 Augustus
AR Denarius 4.00g 6h (PDC 32384)
Struck circa BC 19-BC 18
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- Triton IX (9 Jan 2006), lot 1366 (this coin)
- BMCRE 354 variant (laureate bust)
- BN not listed
- RIC I 36a
- RSC 51
PDC 32385 Augustus (M. Durmius, moneyer)
AR Denarius 3.92g 5h (PDC 32385)
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- Triton IX (9 Jan 2006), lot 1370 (this coin)
- BMCRE 52
- BN 191
- RIC I 311 corr. (obv. 2B not 2A)
- RSC 427
PDC 32386 Nero
AE Sestertius 27.76g 6h, Lugdunum (Lyon) (PDC 32386)
Struck circa 65 AD
Obv: laureate head left, globe at point of bust / NERO CLAVD CAESAR AVG GER P M TR P IMP P P
Rev: Triumphal arch surmounted by statue of emperor in quadriga accompanied by Pax and Victory; two soldiers (torch bearers?) flanking quadriga, statue of Mars in side niche of arch, otherwise decorated with panels of battle scenes
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- Triton IX (9 Jan 2006), lot 1397 (this coin)
- BMCRE not listed
- BN 77
- Cohen 307
- Lyon 70
- RIC I 392
- WCN 410
PDC 32387 Trajan
AV Aureus 6.89g 7h (PDC 32387)
Obv: laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind / IMP TRAIANO OPTIMO AVG GER DAC P M TR P
Rev: Trajan, laureate and in military uniform, seated left on camp bench set on daïs; behind, prefect standing left; to left, Parthian king standing right, knees bent in form of submission; behind, five soldiers standing around king, holding shields, spears, and three legionary standards / REX PARTHVS
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- Triton IX (9 Jan 2006), lot 1447 (this coin)
- BMCRE p.106
- Calicó 1082
- Cohen 329 variant (obv. legend)
- RIC II 310
- Rollin & Feuardent, Vicomte E. de Quelen Collection (14 May 1888) lot 1030 (same rev. die)
- Strack 220
PDC 32388 Trajan
AE Sestertius 27.91g 6h (PDC 32388)
Obv: laureate and draped bust right / IMP CAES NER TRAIANO OPTIMO AVG GER DAC PARTHICO P M TR P COS VI P P
Rev: Trajan, laureate and in military uniform, standing facing, head right, holding reversed spear and parazonium; Mesopotamia seated left at feet, in attitude of mourning; to left and right, Tigris and Euphrates seated vis à vis, each leaning on inverted urn from which water flows, and holding reed / ARMENIA ET MESOPOTAMIA IN POTESTATEM P R REDACTAE // S C
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- Triton IX (9 Jan 2006), lot 1448 (this coin)
- Banti 29
- BMCRE 1033
- Cohen 39
- RIC II 642
- Strack 472
PDC 32389 Trajan
AE Sestertius 27.58g 6h (PDC 32389)
Obv: laureate and draped bust right / IMP CAES NER TRAIANO OPTIMO AVG GER DAC PARTHICO P M TR P COS VI P P
Rev: Trajan seated left on camp bench set on daïs, placing diadem on the head of king Parthamaspates who stands before him; on left, Parthia kneeling right in supplication; prefect standing left behind Trajan / REX PARTHIS DATVS // S C
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Triton IX (9 Jan 2006), lot 1449 (this coin)
- Banti 96
- BMCRE 1045
- Cohen 328
- RIC II 667
PDC 32390 Septimius Severus with Caracalla
AV Aureus 7.24g 12h (PDC 32390)
Obv: jugate busts of Septimius and Caracalla right, both laureate, draped, and cuirassed / IMPP INVICTI PII AVGG
Rev: Victory advancing left, holding wreath in extended right hand, palm cradled in left arm / VICTORIA PARTHICA MAXIMA
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- Triton IX (9 Jan 2006), lot 1509 (this coin)
- BMCRE 265
- Calicó 2597
- Cohen 8
- RIC IV 311
 

Sasanian

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PDC 32383 Ardashir I
AR Tetradrachm 13.47g 11h, Mint C ("Ctesiphon") (PDC 32383)
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Triton IX (9 Jan 2006), lot 1212 (this coin)
- Alram not listed
- de Morgan p.659, 5
- Göbl, Sasanidische Numismatik (1968), II/4a/2
- MACW cf. 785
- Paruck 20
- SNS I Type IIe/3a, 32
 

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