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Vonones II (c. A.D. 51)

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Vonones reigned for only a few short months. Little is known of this king, but he may have been from the same Arsacid family as Vologases I and Vardanes II.

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Coins Attributed to Vonones 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 67

ObverseVonones II (c. A.D. 51)
AR Drachm, 3.51 g, 20 mm, die axis = 1h
Mint/ Ecbatana, undated
Obv/ helmeted bust facing with short beard wearing diadem with loops at both sides; helmet with ornamentation (horns ?) and ear flaps. Royal wart on forehead; at each side six-pointed stars; border of dots
Rev/ beardless archer, seated right on throne; in right hand bow, below bow monogram 26; somewhat blundered Greek legend
Photo/ by permission T. K. Mallon, The Coins and History of Asia
- Sellwood 67.1
- Shore 368

ObverseVonones II (c. A.D. 51)
AR Drachm
Mint/ Ecbatana, undated
Additional images/ [large obv & rev]
Obv/ helmeted bust facing with short beard wearing diadem with loops at both sides; helmet with ornamentation (horns ?) and ear flaps. Royal wart on forehead; at each side six-pointed stars; border of dots
Rev/ beardless archer, seated right on throne; in right hand bow, below bow monogram 26; somewhat blundered Greek legend
Photo/ by permission Smithsonian Institution, National Numismatic Collection
- Sellwood 67.1

ObverseVonones II (c. A.D. 51)
AR Drachm, 3.74 g
Mint/ Ecbatana, undated
Obv/ helmeted bust facing with short beard wearing diadem with loops at both sides; helmet with ornamentation (horns ?) and ear flaps. Royal wart on forehead; at each side six-pointed stars; border of dots
Rev/ beardless archer, seated right on throne; in right hand bow, below bow monogram 26; somewhat blundered Greek legend
Photo/ by permission Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 67.1

ObverseVonones II (c. A.D. 51)
AR Drachm, 3.80 g
Mint/ Ecbatana, undated
Obv/ helmeted bust facing with short beard wearing diadem with loops at both sides; helmet with ornamentation (horns ?) and ear flaps. Royal wart on forehead; at each side six-pointed stars; border of dots
Rev/ beardless archer, seated right on throne; in right hand bow, below bow monogram 26; somewhat blundered Greek legend
Photo/ by permission Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 67.1
- Shore 368

PDC 9973Vonones II (c. A.D. 51)
AE Chalkous, 1.18 g, 15 mm
Mint/ Ecbatana, undated
Obv/ bust facing with short beard and wart on brow wearing tiara with a horn lateral motif; on each side a cross and pellet; circular border of dots
Rev/ naked male figure (Zeus?) standing right, eagle on left hand, under an arched portico
Photo/ by Chris Hopkins
Location/ Bibliothèque nationale de France, JdM 840
- Sellwood 67.4
- Shore 594

PDC 5858Vonones II (c. A.D. 51)
AE Chalkous, 1.20 g, 9x11 mm
Mint/ Ecbatana, undated
Obv/ bust facing with short beard and wart on brow wearing tiara with a horn lateral motif; on each side a cross and pellet; circular border of dots
Rev/ naked male figure (Zeus?) standing right, eagle on left hand, under an arched portico
Photo/ by permission Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 67.4
- CNG E-Auction 8, lot 60002 (this coin)
- Shore 594

PDC 21889Vonones II (c. A.D. 51)
AE Chalkous
Mint/ Ecbatana, undated
Obv/ bust facing with short beard and wart on brow wearing tiara with a horn lateral motif; on each side a cross and pellet; circular border of dots
Rev/ naked male figure (Zeus?) standing right, eagle on left hand, under an arched portico
Photo/ by permission Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 67.4
- Shore 594
- Triton VII (12 Jan 2004), lot 1336-07 (this coin)

PDC 16791Vonones II (c. A.D. 51)
AE Chalkous, 1.46 g
Mint/ Ecbatana, undated
Obv/ bust facing with short beard and wart on brow wearing tiara with a horn lateral motif; on each side a cross and pellet and prominent tiara ties; circular border of dots
Rev/ naked male figure (Zeus?) standing right, eagle on left hand, under an arched portico
Note/ the prominent diadem ties either side of bust could be confused with crescents
Photo/ by permission Smithsonian Institution, National Numismatic Collection
Location/ Smithsonian Institution 1979.1216.0178
- Sellwood 67.4

PDC 9975Vonones II (c. A.D. 51)
AE Chalkous, 1.54 g, 11 mm
Mint/ Ecbatana, undated
Obv/ bust facing with short beard and wart on brow wearing tiara with a horn lateral motif; on each side a six-pointed star and pellet; circular border of dots
Rev/ naked male figure (Zeus?) standing right, eagle on left hand, under an arched portico
Photo/ by Chris Hopkins
Location/ Bibliothèque nationale de France, nc 999
- Sellwood 67.5
- Shore 594

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