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Vologases II (c. A.D. 77 - 80)

ΟΛΑΓΑΣΗΣ

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Coins Attributed to Vologases II

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 72

ObverseVologases II (c. A.D. 77 - 80)
AR Tetradrachm
Mint/ Seleucia, A.D. 77/78
Obv/ bust of king left with pointed bearded, ear visible, wearing tiara decorated with "hooks", behind a sequence Greek letter Β
Rev/ king seated left on throne receiving diadem from Tyche with scepter, inscription: [ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ] ΒΑΣΙΛΕ[ΩΝ] / [ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ] ΟΛΑΓΑΣ[ΟΥ] / ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ / ΕΠΙΦΑΝ[ΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ]; between heads, ΘΠΤ (S.E. 389 = A.D. 77/78); month is off flan
Photo/ Harlan J. Berk, Lot 218
- Sellwood 72.1-2, month off flan

ForgeryVologases II (c. A.D. 77 - 80) Modern Forgery
Click on the coin image at left to see a Sellwood type 72 silver tetradrachm forgery

Sellwood Num Chron 1989, Type 3

PDC 9632Vologases II (c. A.D. 77 - 80)
AR Diobol, 12.00 g, 12 mm, die axis = 11h
Mint/ unknown, undated
Obv/ bust left with medium beard wearing tiara decorated round the crest with 'hooks'; wavy hair; neck torque is two lies with a central row of pellets; circular border of dots
Rev/ archer seated right on throne holding bow; blundered Greek inscription reading ΟΛΙΓΑCΟΥ
Prov/ collection Robert A. DeRose, Jr.
Photo/ by Chris Hopkins
- Sellwood, Numismatic Chronicle 1989, Plate 42, 3

Sellwood Num Chron 1989, Type 4

PDC 4789Vologases II (c. A.D. 77 - 80)
AR Diobol, 1.00 g
Mint/ unknown, undated
Obv/ bust left with medium beard wearing tiara decorated round the crest with 'hooks'; wavy hair; torque has two lines without pellets; circular border of dots
Rev/ archer seated right on throne holding bow; blundered Greek inscription reading ΟΛΙΓΑCΟΥ
Photo/ by permission Dr. Busso Peus Auktion 363, Lot 5180
- Sellwood, Numismatic Chronicle 1989, Plate 42, 4


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