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Sanabares (c. A.D. 50 - 65)

ΣΑΝΑΒΑΡΗΣ

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Coins Attributed to Sanabares

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.

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Sellwood Type 93

ObverseSanabares (c. A.D. 50 - 65)
AE "Drachm", 3.59 g
Mint/ Margiane, undated
Obv/ bareheaded bust left wearing diadem, tapering beard (perhaps "rounded" is more descriptive in this case?), hair close to head in three waves, probably a crescent before
Rev/ archer seated right with bow, below bow Π; circular inscription clockwise from left: [ΒΑΣΙΛΕ]ΥΣ ΣΑΝΑΒ[ΑΡΗΣ]   
Photo/ by permission Henri Delger, Old Roman Coins for Special Collectors
- Sellwood 93.1 obv/93.3 rev variant
- Shore 477 variant

PDC 8079Sanabares (c. A.D. 50 - 65)
AE "Drachm", 3.2 g, 15 mm
Mint/ Margiane, undated
Obv/ bareheaded bust left, tapering beard, hair billowing but no distinct waves or symbols; wears diadem
Rev/ archer seated right with bow, below bow Π; circular inscription clockwise from left: [ΒΑΣΙΛΕΥΣ ΣΑΝΑΒΑΡΗΣ]   
Photo/ by permission Doug Smith's Ancient Greek & Roman Coins
- Sellwood 93.2

ObverseSanabares (c. A.D. 50 - 65)
AE "Drachm", 3.8 g, 19x14 mm
Mint/ Mithradatkart, undated
Additional images/ [study image obv]
Obv/ bareheaded bust left, beard full and rounded, hair billowing but no distinct waves or symbols; wears diadem
Rev/ archer seated right with bow, below bow Mithradatkart monogram; circular inscription clockwise from left [ΒΑΣ]ΙΛΕΥ[Σ] [ΣΑΝΑΒΑΡΗΣ]
Location/ V. Kucherov collection
Photo/ E. Rtveladze, The Ancient Coins of Central Asia (1987)
- Sellwood 93.6
- Rtveladze 17 (this coin)

ObverseSanabares (c. A.D. 50 - 65)
AE "Drachm", 15 mm
Mint/ Mithradatkart, undated
Obv/ bareheaded bust left, beard full and rounded, hair billowing but no distinct waves or symbols; wears diadem
Rev/ archer seated right with bow, [below bow Mithradatkart monogram?]; circular inscription clockwise from left [ΒΑΣΙΛΕΥΣ ΣΑΝΑΒΑΡΗΣ]
Photo/ by permission Malter Galleries
- Sellwood 93.6-8

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