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Sale Catalog -- Auction 57 -- Ancient Greek & Roman Coins, Including Parthian, Sasanian, Persis, with prices realized, 9 April 1994
Encino, CA: Joel L. Malter & Co., 1994
Abstract: Auction, total 630 lots. Includes 1 lot Persian Empire, 47 lots Parthian plus 3 lots of bulk Parthian bronzes. Excellent Plates
 
Sale Catalog -- AUKTION Sternberg 29, Antike Münzen Kelten-Griechen-Römer. Spezialsammlung Jüdische Münzen. Spezialsammlung Baktrische Münzen. Zürich, 30-31 Oct 1995
1995
Abstract: Spezialsammlung Baktrische und Parthische Münzen (127-129; 264-391)
 
Sale Catalog -- CNG Mail Bid Sale #36 featuring the Fred B. Shore collection of Parthian coins, the "Araratian Collection" of Armenian coins, ... plus numerous other important consignments : December 5 & 6, 1995
Lancaster, Pa: Classical Numismatic Group, 1995, 236 p.
 
Sale Catalog -- Noble Numismatics Pty. Ltd. No. 52 (Sydney, Australia), 13-15 Nov 1996
1996, 304 p.
Abstract: Collections of Colin E. Pitchfork and M. Vort-Ronald.
 
Sale Catalog -- Bonhams Knightsbridge. Fine Antquities. Dated 12 Dec 1996
1996, 110 p.
Abstract: 381 lots described, majority of items also are pictured. Examples include Parthian bronze handles.
 
Sale Catalog -- Lanz No. 76, Münzen der antike, 18 May 1996
1996
Abstract: See Parthia, lot 280; Sasanian lots 281-287; Characene 288; Bactria 289-293.
 
Sale Catalog -- Lanz No. 78, Münzen der antike, 25 Nov 1996
1996
Abstract: See Parthia, lot 369; Bactria 370-372.
 
Sale Catalog -- CNG Mail Bid Sale #39 Featuring an important selection of silver coinage from Magna Graecia; a nice Parthian collection, Alexandrian coinage; denarii of the Flavians, Sep 18, 1996
Lancaster, Pa: Classical Numismatic Group, 1996
 
Sale Catalog -- Lanz No. 82, Münzen der antike, 24 Nov 1997
1997
Abstract: See Parthia, lot 208-211; Indo-Parthian 212; Sasanian 213-217
 
Sale Catalog -- CNG Mail Bid Sale #41 [Featuring a specialized collection of Elymais Coinage], 19 March 1997
Lancaster, Pa: Classical Numismatic Group, 1997
Abstract: - Parthian coins: lots 808-871
- "A specialized collection of Elymais Coinage": lots 938-957 (only lots 938-942 and 944 are single coins, the rest are group lots)
- Coins of Persis: lots 918-930
- Coins of Sakastan (Sakaurakae): lots 931-936
- A coin of Characene: lot 937
 
Sale Catalog -- Lanz No. 80, Münzen der antike, 26 May 1997
1997
Abstract: See Parthia, lot 194-195; Sasanian 196-199.
 
Sale Catalog -- Auction 72 -- Ancient Coin And Antiquities and Related Literature, with prices realized, 23 Nov 1997
Encino, CA: Joel L. Malter & Co., 1997
Abstract: Auction catalog, total 648 lots. Includes 2 lots Persian Empire, 2 lots Persis, 1 lot Elymais, 162 lots (74-235) Parthian, 20 lots (239-258) Sasanian. Most of the coins in the Parthian section are from the M. D. Quam collection. Part of the collection was published in an article by Richard A. Olson in Visible Language, The Journal for Research on the Visual Media of Language Expression. See volume VII, Number I, Winter, 1973, pp. 19-40 for the Olson article, "Greek Letter forms on the Parthian Drachms." Some of the coins illustrated in this article will be so designated by (*) prior to the price estimate. Excellent plates.
 
Sale Catalog -- CNG Mail Bid Sale #46 Featuring an Extensive Offering of early Counterstamped Coins from Aegina, Armenian Coins from the "Araratian Collection" of Armenian coins, part 2, .... June 24, 1998
Lancaster, Pa: Classical Numismatic Group, 1998
Abstract: Includes coins from Parthia (lots 560-565); Saka (566-567); Elymais (568-569); Sasanian (570-595); Indo-Parthian (633) and Armenia (657-702)
 
Sale Catalog -- Sotheby's Sale LN8240, [London] 23 Apr 1998
London: Sotheby & Co., 1998
Abstract: Lot 320 Parthia, Vonones I, A.D. 8-12, tetradrachm, diademed bust left, rev., Nike advancing left; year 322 (A.D. 10-11), 13.14 g. (Sellwood 60.2-3; Shore 328), some corrosion, very fine and rare. Sold for 734 USD (Est. 841 USD-1,178 USD)
 
Sale Catalog -- Gorny & Mosch Auktion 92, 1998
1998
Abstract: Includes two tetradrachms of Vonones II, lots 303-304 with the date Stigma-Kappa-Tau (326 SE, AD 14/15).
 
Sale Catalog -- CNG Mail Bid Sale #47 Featuring A Second Offering of early Counterstamped Coins from Aegina, An Outstanding Selection of Tyrian Shekels, A Collection of Seleukid Coinage.... Sep 16, 1998
Lancaster, Pa: Classical Numismatic Group, 1998
Abstract: Includes coins from Parthia (lots 670-686); Elymais (687-689); Sasanian (690-716); Hatra (732-737); Bactria (738-776); and Indo-Parthian (777-779)
 
Sale Catalog -- Triton II -- Featuring the Greek coinage collection of Orme Lewis, Dr., Further Greek coinage selections from a prominent European collector, an important collection of Baktrian coinage.... Dec 1-2, 1998
Lancaster, Pa: Classical Numismatic Group, 1998
Abstract: Includes coins from Armenia (lot 547); Parthia (lots 548-571, 1374-1383); Elymais (572, 1385); Sasanian (573-575, 1387-1392); Bactria (577-615); Persis (1384, 1385); and Characene (1386)
 
Sale Catalog -- Sotheby's Coins and Banknotes Sale NY7246 -"Tiger", 19-Dec-1998
London: Sotheby & Co., 1998
Abstract: Lot 10 -- Kings of Egypt, Ptolemy I, 323-285 B.C., tetradrachm, (Sv. 252), light graffiti but good very fine; Egypt, tetradrachms (2), Ptolemy VI, Ptolemy XI; Kings of Syria, tetradrachms (2), Alexander I, Antiochus VIII and Cleopatra; Kings of Pergamum, Attalus I, tetradrachm; Parthia, Phraates IV, tetradrachm; Phoenicia, Tyre, dishekel, c. 400-360 B.C. (BMC 19); together with Syria and Parthia, drachms (5), fine to about extremely fine. (13 pieces). US $800 - US $1,200. Selling Price: US $1,760.
 
Sale Catalog -- Warszawskie Centrum Numizmatyczne, no. 15 (Warsaw, Poland), 23 May 1998
1998, 92 p.
 
Sale Catalog -- Sotheby's Sale L09444, [London] 27 May 1999
London: Sotheby & Co., 1999
Abstract: Lot 14 Parthia, Mithradates I, c. 171-138 B.C., tetradrachm, diademed bust right, rev., Herakles standing left; monogram below, 15.83 g. (Sellwood 13.2), some scratches but very fine and rare. Sold for 1,005 USD (Est. 836 USD-1,170 USD)

Lot 15 Parthia, Mithradates II, c. 123-88 B.C., tetradrachm, diademed bust left, rev., archer seated right; to right, palm branch, 16.16 g. (Sellwood 24.3), very fine. Sold for 1,828 USD (Est. 1,003 USD-1,337 USD)
 
Sale Catalog -- Classical Cash 15 (Springfield, MA), 7 Sep 1999
1999, 12 p.
 
Sale Catalog -- Superior Stamp & Coin, The New York International Convention Auction, December 1999
Superior Stamp & Coin, 1999
Abstract: Catalog from The New York International Convention Auction, Dec 1999, with Parthian/Sasanian section of about 50 coins.
 
Sale Catalog -- CNG Mail Bid Sale #51 Featuring The Russell Bement, Jr. Collection of Greek; ... Part II: An Important Private Collection of Athenian Bronze Coinage; Part III: The Araratian Collection of Armenian.... Sep 15, 1999
Lancaster, Pa: Classical Numismatic Group, 1999
Abstract: Includes coins from Parthia (lots 612-646, 1982-1987); Elymais (647-648, 1987); Persis (649-657, 1988-1990); Sasanian (657-684, 1991-1994); Bactria (685-744); Kushans (745-749; Armenia (750-770)
 
Sale Catalog -- CNG Mail Bid Sale #49 Featuring A Specialized Collection of Central and Mainland Greek Coins, A Scansanavian Collection of Alexandrian Coinage, A Specialized North American Collection of Roman Fractional Bronze.... Mar 17, 1999
Lancaster, Pa: Classical Numismatic Group, 1999
Abstract: Includes coins from Parthia (lots 775-803, 2371-2373); Persis (lots 804-806); Elymais (807-808); Characene (lots 809, 2374); Sasanian (810-824, 2375-2384); Turkic Tribes (825-832); Hunnic Tribes (lot 833); Bactria (834-888, 2385); and Kushan (2386-2387)
 
Sale Catalog -- CNG Mail Bid Sale #50 Featuring The Cornelius C. Vermeule Collection of Roman Imperial Bronze; An Important Private Collection of Athenian Bronze Coinage; An Exceptional Offering of Baktrian Tetradrachms.... Jun 23, 1999
Lancaster, Pa: Classical Numismatic Group, 1999
Abstract: Includes coins from Parthia (lots 971-990, 2100-2103); Elymais (991); Sasanian (992-1003, 2103-2104); Hatra (1007); Bactria (1008-1024); and Indo-Scythian (1025-1027)
 
Sale Catalog -- Sotheby's Sale L09447, [London] Thursday, 14 October 1999
London: Sotheby & Co., 1999
Abstract: Lot 72 Parthia, drachms (10) comprising Mithradates II (2, S. 27.1 and 28.3; Sh. 85, 97), Gotarzes I (2, S. 33.3, 33.4; Sh. 112, 113-5), Orodes I (5, S. 31.5, 31.6 (3), 30.16, 30.17; Sh. 122, 123 (5), 133-5, 136), and Sinatruces (S. 34.5; Sh. -), very fine to about extremely fine.

Lot 73 Parthia, drachms (10), comprising Mithradates II (2, S. 27.1, 28.3; Sh. 85, 97), Gotarzes I (2, S. 33.3, 33.4; Sh. 112, 113-5), Orodes I (5, S. 31.5 (2), 31.6 (3); Sh. 122 (2), 123 (3)) and Sinatruces (S. 34.3; Sh. 145), very fine to about extremely fine.

Lot 74 Parthia, drachms (10), comprising Mithradates II (3, S. 28.1, 28.2, 28.3; Sh. 94, 96, 97), Gotarzes I (2, S. 33.4; Sh. 113-5), Orodes I (4, S. 31.5 var. with four-pointed star on obv., 31.6 (2), 30.17; Sh. 122 var., 123 (2), 136) and Sinatruces (S. 34.4; Sh. 146), very fine to about extremely fine.

Lot 75 Parthia, drachms (10), comprising Mithradates II (3, S. 28.1, 28.3, 29.1; Sh. 94, 97, 102), Gotarzes I (2, S. 33.3, 33.4; Sh. 112, 113-5), Orodes I (4, S. 31.5, 31.6 (2), 30.16; Sh. 122, 123 (2), 133-5) and Sinatruces (S. 34.7; Sh. 147), very fine to about extremely fine.
 
Sale Catalog -- Sotheby's Sale L00570, [London] Thursday, 25 May 2000
London: Sotheby & Co., 2000
Abstract: Lot 34 Parthia, drachms (20) of Mithradates II (4, S. 28 (2) and 29 (2)), Gotarzes I (9, S. 33), Orodes I (6, S. 31) and Sinatruces (cf. S. 34.5, type with anchor behind bust removed from die and flan), very fine or better.

Lot 35 Parthia, drachms (20) of Mithradates II (4, S. 28), Gotarzes I (9, S. 33) and Orodes I (7, S.31), very fine or better.

Lot 36 Parthia, drachms (20) of Mithradates II (5, S. 28), Gotarzes I (9, S. 33) and Orodes I (6, S. 31), very fine or better; Sasanian, drachms (12) of Shapur II, Zamasp, Khusru I (2), Hormizd IV (3), Khusru II (4) and Ardashir III; Tabaristan, hemidrachms (2) of Suleiman and anonymous type, many very fine.

Lot 37 Parthia, tetradrachms (10), comprising Tiridates (S. 55), Phraataces (S. 57), Artabanus II (2, S. 61 and 62), Vardanes I (S. 64), Gotarzes II (S. 65), Vologases I (S. 68), Vardanes II (S. 69), Vologases II (S. 72) and Pacorus II (S. 73), all with clear year dates, mainly fine to good very fine.
 
Sale Catalog -- Triton IV -- Featuring the Greek coinage collection of Orme Lewis, Dr., Further Greek coinage selections from a prominent European collector, an important collection of Baktrian coinage.... Dec 5, 2000
Lancaster, Pa: Classical Numismatic Group, 2000
Abstract: Includes illustrated coins from Parthia (lots 324-33); Persis (332-324); Sasanian (335-337); and Bactria (338-350).
 
Sale Catalog -- Peus 363: 2500 jahre persische munzpragung : Munzen aus den sammlungen Konsul Meyer, Prof. Dr. Robert Gobl und andere - 26 Apr 2000
Frankfurt: Dr. Busso Peus Nachf., 2000, 99 p.
Abstract: This is an exceptionally important catalog for those interested in Parthian and Sasanian coins. Persis, lots 5022-5071; Elymais 5072-5089; Parthia 5092-5218; and Sasanian 5219-5588.
 
Sale Catalog -- CNG Mail Bid Sale #53 Featuring the Greek, Roman and English coins from the collection of Marian A. Sinton: Part II, etc. Mar 15, 2000
Lancaster, Pa: Classical Numismatic Group, 2000
Abstract: Includes coins from Parthia (lots 732-753; 2440-2441); Sakkaurakae (lots 754-756); Persis (lots 757-770); Elymais (771-774), Characene (775-777); Sasanian (778-783); Bactria (797-936); Indo-Parthian (lots 937-938)
 
Sale Catalog -- Gorny 101-- Antique Munzen. Mar 6, 2000
Munich: Giessener Münzhandling, 2000
Abstract: Includes coins from Elymais (lots 406-406), Characene (lot 408); Parthia (lots 409-445); Sasanian (lots 446-465); Bactria (lots 466-503); also Scythian and Sogdiana.
 
Sale Catalog -- Vente d'archéologie, Hôtel Drouot, 23 April 2001
Paris: Hôtel Drouot, 2001
Abstract: The expert was A.M. KEVORKIAN, and there are 4 representations of Parthian art, one is an Anthropocephale head Rhyton in blue, illustrated.
 
Sale Catalog -- Christies South Kensington Auction 9382, 15 May 2002
London: Christie's, 2002
Abstract: Lot 236 A Parthian Pottery Bovine Vessel
Lot 237 A Parthian Pottery Goat Vessel
Lot 269 A Parthian Turquoise Glazed Pottery Amphora
Lot 270 A Parthian Turquoise Glazed Pottery Amphora
Lot 459 A Parthian Bronze Forepart of a Leopard
Lot 473 A Parthian Gold and Garnet Pendant Earring
Lot 475 A Pair of Parthian Gold Earrings
Lot 498 3rd Millennium B.C./Parthian-Sassanian Period Lot Title Three Etched Cornelian Necklaces
Lot 551 A Parthian Turquoise-Green Glazed Pottery Amphora
Lot 552 Another Parthian Turquoise-Green Glazed Pottery Amphora
Lot 553 A Parthian Blue Glazed Pottery Pilgrim Flask
Lot 580 A Parthian Bronze Ladle
Lot 600 Possibly Parthian Period, Late 1st Millennium B.C. A Western Asiatic Sheet Bronze Attachment Plate
 
Sale Catalog -- Christie's New York, Sale PENELOPE #1164, December 13, 2002
New York: Christie's, 2002, 86 p.
Abstract: Includes Parthian gold boat-shaped pendant, c. 100 A.D., estimated $7 - 9,000.
 
Sale Catalog -- Christies South Kensington Auction 9380, 14 May 2002
London: Christie's, 2002
Abstract: Lot 121 1st Century B.C./A.D. Lot Title A Romano-Egyptian Terracotta Figure of Eros
Lot 184 A Parthian Gilt Bronze Eagle, circa 2nd Century A.D. Standing with head erect, the feathers chased with remains of gilding overall, feet partially missing, mounted 3 in. (7.6 cm.) high
 
Sale Catalog -- Triton V, 15-16 Jan 2002
In: In two parts
Lancaster, Pa: Classical Numismatic Group, 2002, vol. 59
Abstract: The catalog is in two parts, Session 1 which covers the David Freedman Collection of Greek Bronze Coins, and Session 2-4 which contains the balance of the sale.

The auction contains 299 Parthian tetradrachms:
Phraates II (24 coins with 5 photographed)
24 - Sellwood 17.1
Interregnum (ca. 127-126 B.C.), now tentatively attributed to Bagasis, including only the second published example that bears a date (41 coins with 10 photographed)
41 - Sellwood 18.1
Artabanus I (51 coins with 16 photographed)
3 - Sellwood 21.1
4 - Sellwood 21.2
1 - Sellwood 21.2 variant (H cut over P)
13 - Sellwood 21.3
1 - Sellwood 21.3 variant (H cut over P)
2 - Sellwood 21.4
11 - Sellwood 21.4 variant (with horse head monogram)
Mithradates II(?) -- coins that David Sellwood now believes may be misattributed (all 4 coins photographed)
4 - Sellwood 23.2
Mithradates II (178 coins with 26 photographed)
17 - Sellwood 24.1
81 - Sellwood 24.4
38 - Sellwood 24.4 variant (no palm)
16 - Sellwood 24.5
1 - Sellwood 24.5 variant (monogram in exergue)
Artabanus III (1 coin photographed)
1 - Sellwood 74.2
In addition to the tetradrachms, four smaller Parthian coins are illustrated in the catalog:
an Arsaces I hemidrachm, one of only two published examples
a rare Sellwood 2.1 Arsaces I drachm, one of only ten known
an AE tetrachalkous of Mithradates II, Sellwood 24.34 (note: in Session 1)
a drachm of Vologases V, Sellwood 86.3

Session 2-5, p. 118 contains the article, "A Remarkable Offering of Early Parthian Tetradrachms" by David Sellwood which describes the nature and significance of the early tetradrachms.
 
Sale Catalog -- Christies South Kensington Auction, 7 Nov 2001 (2002)
London: Christie's, 2002
Abstract: Includes Parthian Pottery lot
 
Sale Catalog -- Triton VI, 14-16 Jan 2003
Lancaster, Pa: Classical Numismatic Group, 2003, vol. 62
Abstract: In addition to a small selection of Parthian coins, includes the Marc Melcher collection of Roman coins, many with Parthian references.
 
Triton VII (January 13-14, 2004) (2003)
Lancaster, Pa: Classical Numismatic Group, 2003, p. 108-138.
Abstract: Contains 193 single lots of Parthia-related coins in The Bellaria Collection of Parthian, Sasanian and Related Kingdoms. Also several group lots of Parthian coins. A major Parthian reference sale.
 
Sale Catalog -- Arts d'Orient, Hôtel Drouot, 16 Dec 2006
Paris: Hôtel Drouot, 2006
Abstract: Catalogue de la vente aux encheres d'arts d'Orient et archeologie ayant eu lieu a Paris a l'Hotel Drouot le 16 Decembre 2006. 80 Pages. Tres nombreuses et belles photos en couleur.

Contains bronze Parthian objects.
 
Sallet, Alfred F. C. von
"Die ältesten Tetradrachmen der Arsaciden (Taf. VIII)" (1874)
Zeitschrift für Numismatik, 1874, p. 305-313.
 
"Kamnaskires und seine Dynastie. Die Munzen der Konige von Characene" (1881)
Zeitschrift für Numismatik, 1881, vol. 8, p. 205-219.
 
"Die münzen der könige v. Characene" (1881)
Zeitschrift für Numismatik, 1881, vol. 8, p. 212-219.
 
Salmon, Edward Togo
A history of the Roman world, from 30 B.C. to A.D. 138 (1970)
London: Methuen, 1970, 6 ed.
 
Sanjana, Peshotan Dastur Behramjee
Denkard, Book 4 (1900)
 
Sanlaville, Pierre
"Alexandre en Gédrosie" (1999)
In: Boucharlat, Rémy (ed.), Empires Perses d'Alexandre aux Sassanides
Dossiers d'Archeologie, 1999, no. 243, p. 8-11.
 
Sarfaraz, `Ali Akbar & Avarzarmani, Fereidoun
Iranian Coins [Sikahai Iran, in Farsi] (2001)
2001, 291 p.
Abstract: Written by Ali Akbar Sarfaraz and Fereidoun Avarzarmani, this book is an illustrated history of the coins produced in Persia (later Iran) from the earliest days of coin production through the end of the Zand Era. This is one of the most, if not the most, comprehensive guides to early coins you will find - an essential reference for the serious coin collector. [Dealer]
Eight chapters:
1-History of coins in iran of early coins until the end of Achaemenid empire
2-Ashkanian coins
3-Sasanian coins
4-Tabarestan coins
5- Omavi and Abasi coins
6-Taherian untile the end of Saljoughian
7-Ilkhanan until the begin of safavian
8-Safavian until the end of Zandie
 
Sarfaraz, `Ali Akbar & Firuzmandi, Bahman
Mad Hakhamanishi Ashkani Sasani (1994)
In: Series: Majmu`ah-i durus-i bastanshinasi va hunar-i dawran-i tarikhi
Tehran: Jihad-i Danishgahi, 1994, 425+plates p.
Abstract: Full title:Mad, Hakhamanishi, Ashkani, Sasani / ta'lif-i 'Ali Akbar Sarfaraz, Bahman Firuzmandi; tadvin-i Husayn Muhsini, Muhammad Ja'far Sarvqaddi
There are no non-Farsi summaries or text. The illustrations, while very interesting, are of poor printed quality and it is very hard to discern details.
 
Sarianidi, Viktor Ivanovich
"Le tombe regali della "Collina d'Oro" (1981)
Mesopotamia, 1981, vol. 15, p. 5-18.
Abstract: The discovery of the necropolis of Tillja (northern Afghanistan), including an aureus of Tiberius, an argentum of Phraates IV as well as a coin of silver and one of gold of Mithridates II, is reported on pages 14-15. Their discovery confirms the dating of the tomb to the beginning of the Christian era. (A. Gabucci)
 
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