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Arsaces I to Artabanus I


Arsaces I (c. 247 - 211 B.C.)

PDC 59610 Arsaces I (247-211 B.C.)
AR Hemidrachm 1.99g 12h (PDC 59610)
Mint: Nisa?
Obv: beardless head right, wearing bashlyk; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated left on backless throne, holding bow in left hand; circular border of pellets; two-line Greek inscription = ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ [Α]ΥΤΟ ΚΡΑΤΟΡΟΣ
Previous collection: Todd A. Ballen
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 1.1 variant (hemidrachm) [2 in db]
- Triton XIII (5 Jan 2010), lot 501 (this coin)
- Gorny & Mosch 129 (8 Mar 2004), lot 194 (this coin)
- Peus 323 (1-4 Nov 1988), lot 902 (same obverse die)
- Triton V (15 Jan 2002), lot 1556 (this coin)

Arsaces II (c. 211 - 191 B.C.)

PDC 59611 Arsaces I (247-211 B.C.)
AR Drachm 4.20g 12h (PDC 59611)
Mint: Nisa?
Obv: beardless head left, wearing bashlyk; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated left on backless throne, holding bow in left hand; circular border of pellets; two-line Greek inscription = ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΑΥΤΟΚΡΑΤΟΡΟΣ
Previous collection: Todd A. Ballen
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 2.1 [6 in db]
- Triton XIII (5 Jan 2010), lot 502 (this coin)
- Abgarians & Sellwood Type 2, 1
- Peus 363 (26 Apr 2000), lot 5092 (this coin)
- Shore not listed
- Triton V (Jan 2002), lot 1555 (this coin)
PDC 59612 Arsaces I (247-211 B.C.)
AR Drachm 4.09g 12h (PDC 59612)
Mint: Mithradatkart-Nisa?
Obv: beardless head left, wearing bashlyk; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated left on backless throne, holding bow in left hand; monogram ΜΤ below seat; circular border of pellets; below bow, single-line Aramaic inscription (LA3ii); behind archer, single-word Greek inscription read from outside
Previous collection: Todd A. Ballen
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 3.1 [17 in db]
- Triton XIII (5 Jan 2010), lot 503 (this coin)
- A&S Type 3, 1/5 (same obv./ rev. dies)
- Peus 376 (Oct 2003), lot 562 (this coin)
- Shore 2
PDC 59615 Arsaces I (247-211 B.C.)
AE Dichalkous 3.88g 12h (PDC 59615)
Mint: Mithradatkart-Nisa?
Obv: beardless head left, wearing bashlyk; circular border of pellets
Rev: bow in case; to left, monogram ΜΤ, to right, single-word Greek inscription read from outside
Previous collection: Todd A. Ballen
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 3 type variant (bronze, bow case reverse, monogram ΜΤ) [1 in db]
- Triton XIII (5 Jan 2010), lot 506 (this coin)
- Shore not listed
PDC 59613 Arsaces I (247-211 B.C.)
AR Drachm 4.05g 12h (PDC 59613)
Mint: Mithradatkart-Nisa?
Obv: beardless head left, wearing bashlyk; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on backless throne, holding bow in left hand; no monogram below seat; circular border of pellets; below bow, Aramaic inscription (LA4ii); behind archer, single-word Greek inscription read from outside = “krny” (partially retrograde) in Aramaic
Previous collection: Todd A. Ballen
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 4.1 variant (no rev monogram) [4 in db]
- Triton XIII (5 Jan 2010), lot 504 (this coin)
- Abgarians & Sellwood, NC 1971, "A Hoard of Early Parthian Drachms", Hoard p.105 and pl. 20, 4/4 (die match)
- CNG Online Coin Shop (Jul 2001), item 7436 (this coin)
- Shore not listed
PDC 59614 Arsaces II (211-191 B.C.)
AR Drachm 3.92g 12h (PDC 59614)
Mint: Hekatompylos?
Obv: beardless head left, wearing bashlyk; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on backless throne, holding bow in left hand; below bow, monogram A; circular border of pellets; behind archer, single-word Greek inscription read from outside = ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ
Previous collection: Todd A. Ballen
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 5.1 [41 in db]
- Triton XIII (5 Jan 2010), lot 505 (this coin)
- A&S Type 5, 10 (same dies)
- Shore 3
PDC 59616 Arsaces II (211-191 B.C.)
AR Drachm 4.14g 12h (PDC 59616)
Mint: Rhagae-Arsacia?
Obv: beardless head left, wearing bashlyk; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on backless throne, holding bow in left hand; below bow, eagle stands facing, head left; circular border of pellets; behind archer, single-word Greek inscription = ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ
Previous collection: Todd A. Ballen
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 6.1 [115 in db]
- Triton XIII (5 Jan 2010), lot 507 (this coin)
- A&S Type 6, 12 (same rev. die)
- Shore 4
PDC 59617 Arsaces II (211-191 B.C.)
AR Drachm 4.15g 12h (PDC 59617)
Mint: Rhagae-Arsacia?
Obv: beardless head left, wearing bashlyk; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on backless throne, holding bow in left hand; below bow, eagle stands facing, head left; circular border of pellets; behind archer, single-word Greek inscription = ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ
Note: small die break on reverse
Previous collection: Todd A. Ballen
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 6.1 [115 in db]
- Triton XIII (5 Jan 2010), lot 508 (this coin)
- A&S Type 6, 20 (same obv. die)
- Shore 4
PDC 59618 Arsaces II (211-191 B.C.)
AR Drachm 4.22g 12h (PDC 59618)
Mint: Rhagae-Arsacia?
Obv: beardless head left, wearing bashlyk; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on backless throne, holding bow in left hand; below bow, eagle stands facing, head left; circular border of pellets; behind archer, single-word Greek inscription = ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ
Previous collection: Todd A. Ballen
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 6.1 [115 in db]
- Triton XIII (5 Jan 2010), lot 509 (this coin)
- A&S Type 6, 47 (same dies)
- Kirk Davis Catalog 35 (Summer 2001), 77 (this coin)
PDC 59634 Arsaces II (211-191 B.C.)
AE Dichalkous 1.63g 12h (PDC 59634)
Mint: Rhagae-Arsacia?
Obv: beardless head left, wearing bashlyk; circular border of pellets
Rev: eagle stands right atop head of bull facing, wings open; in field right, horse head right; circular border of pellets; single-word Greek inscription in field left read from outside = ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ
Previous collection: Todd A. Ballen
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 6.2 variant (rev eagle standing r. on bull's head with horse head monogram) [8 in db]
- Triton XIII (5 Jan 2010), lot 525 (this coin)
- Le Rider not listed
- Shore not listed

Mithradates I (c. 171 - 138 B.C.)

PDC 59619 Mithradates I (171-138 B.C.)
AR Drachm 4.29g 12h (PDC 59619)
Mint: Hekatompylos
Obv: beardless head left, wearing bashlyk; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on omphalos, holding bow in right hand; no border; behind archer, single-word Greek inscription read from outside = ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ
Previous collection: Todd A. Ballen
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 7.1 [9 in db]
- Triton XIII (5 Jan 2010), lot 510 (this coin)
- Assar, Genealogy I, fig. 3/11
- Shore not listed
PDC 59620 Mithradates I (171-138 B.C.)
AR Drachm 3.85g 12h (PDC 59620)
Mint: Hekatompylos
Obv: beardless bust left, wearing bashlyk; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on omphalos, holding bow in right hand; no border; behind archer, single-word Greek inscription = ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ
Provenance: ex Najaf Coins
Previous collection: Todd A. Ballen
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 8.1 [20 in db]
- Triton XIII (5 Jan 2010), lot 511 (this coin)
- Assar, Genealogy I, cf. fig. 3/12
- Shore 5
PDC 59621 Mithradates I (171-138 B.C.)
AE Chalkous 3.26g 12h (PDC 59621)
Mint: Hekatompylos
Obv: beardless head left, wearing bashlyk; circular border of pellets
Rev: horse walking right; circular border of pellets; above horse, single-word retrograde Greek inscription read from outside = ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ
Provenance: ex Najaf Coins
Previous collection: Todd A. Ballen
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 8.2 variant (legend read from outside) [4 in db]
- Triton XIII (5 Jan 2010), lot 512 (this coin)
PDC 59625 Mithradates I (171-138 B.C.)
AR Drachm 3.78g 12h (PDC 59625)
Mint: Hekatompylos
Obv: beardless bust left, wearing bashlyk, torque and cloak; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on omphalos, holding bow in right hand; no border; two-line Greek inscription = ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ
Previous collection: Todd A. Ballen
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 9.1 [80 in db]
- Triton XIII (5 Jan 2010), lot 516 (this coin)
- Assar, Genealogy I, fig. 3/13
- Shore 7-8
PDC 59622 Mithradates I (171-138 B.C.)
AR Drachm 3.85g 12h (PDC 59622)
Mint: Nisa
Obv: beardless bust left, wearing bashlyk, torque and cloak; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on omphalos, holding bow in right hand; in exergue, Greek letter Ν; no border; two-line Greek inscription = ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ
Previous collection: Todd A. Ballen
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 9.2 [5 in db]
- Triton XIII (5 Jan 2010), lot 513 (this coin)
- Assar, Genealogy I, fig. 3/14
- Peus 382 (26 Apr 2005), lot 245 (this coin)
- Peus 384 (1 Nov 2005), lot 364 (this coin)
- Shore 9
PDC 59623 Mithradates I (171-138 B.C.)
AR Drachm 4.23g 12h (PDC 59623)
Mint?
Obv: beardless bust left, wearing bashlyk, torque and cloak; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on omphalos, holding bow in right hand; in exergue, Greek letter Σ; no border; two-line Greek inscription = ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ
Previous collection: Todd A. Ballen
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 9.3 [4 in db]
- Triton XIII (5 Jan 2010), lot 514 (this coin)
- Assar, Genealogy I, fig. 3/15
- Peus 333 (6 May 1992), lot 390 (this coin)
- Peus 384 (1 Nov 2005), lot 365 (this coin)
PDC 59626 Mithradates I (171-138 B.C.)
AR Drachm 3.83g 12h (PDC 59626)
Mint: Hekatompylos
Obv: beardless bust left, wearing bashlyk; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on omphalos, holding bow in right hand; exergual line; no border; three-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ
Previous collection: Todd A. Ballen
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 10.1 [285 in db]
- Triton XIII (5 Jan 2010), lot 517 (this coin)
- Assar, Genealogy I, fig. 3/17
- Peus 363 (26 April 2000), lot 5097 (this coin)
- Shore 12-13
PDC 59627 Mithradates I (171-138 B.C.)
AR Drachm 3.92g 12h (PDC 59627)
Mint: Hekatompylos
Obv: beardless bust left, wearing bashlyk; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on omphalos, holding bow in right hand; exergual line; no border; three-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ
Note: double struck obverse
Previous collection: Todd A. Ballen
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 10.1 [285 in db]
- Triton XIII (5 Jan 2010), lot 518 (this coin)
- Assar, Genealogy I, fig. 3/17
- Le Rider, Suse sous les Séleucides et les Parthes (1965), pl.LXX, 3
- Mitchiner ACW 467
- Shore 12
- Triton IX (9 Jan 2006), lot 1090 (this coin)
PDC 59631 Mithradates I (171-138 B.C.)
AR Drachm 4.71g 12h (PDC 59631)
Mint: Nisa
Obv: beardless bust left, wearing bashlyk; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on omphalos, holding bow in right hand; exergual line above Greek letter Τ; no border; three-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ
Previous collection: Todd A. Ballen
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 10.4 variant (Τ in exergue) [2 in db]
- Triton XIII (5 Jan 2010), lot 522 (this coin)
PDC 59628 Mithradates I (171-138 B.C.)
AR Drachm 4.03g 12h (PDC 59628)
Mint?
Obv: beardless bust left, wearing bashlyk; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on omphalos, holding bow in right hand; exergual line; no border; below bow, a "torch" monogram; three-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ
Previous collection: Todd A. Ballen
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 10.6 [12 in db]
- Triton XIII (5 Jan 2010), lot 519 (this coin)
- Peus 386 (26 April 2006), lot 381 (this coin)
- Shore 15
PDC 59629 Mithradates I (171-138 B.C.)
AR Drachm 3.92g 2h (PDC 59629)
Mint?
Obv: beardless bust left, wearing bashlyk; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on omphalos, holding bow in right hand; in field left, Greek letter Θ; in field right, monogram [~]; no exergual line; no border; three-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ
Previous collection: Todd A. Ballen
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 10.9 [7 in db]
- Triton XIII (5 Jan 2010), lot 520 (this coin)
- CNG E-Auction 90 (26 May 2004), lot 8 (this coin)
- Lanz 102 (28 May 2001), lot 312 (this coin)
PDC 59630 Mithradates I (171-138 B.C.)
AR Drachm 3.90g 11h (PDC 59630)
Mint?
Obv: beardless bust left, wearing bashlyk; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on omphalos, holding bow in right hand; in field left, Greek letter Θ; in field right, monogram [~]; ΜΕ monogram in exergue; no exergual line; no border; three-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ
Previous collection: Todd A. Ballen
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 10.9 variant (no exergual line, ΜΕ monogram in exergue) [6 in db]
- Triton XIII (5 Jan 2010), lot 521 (this coin)
- UBS 69 (23 January 2007), lot 553 (this coin)
PDC 59632 Mithradates I (171-138 B.C.)
AR Drachm 3.54g 1h (PDC 59632)
Mint: Ecbatana
Obv: beardless bust left, wearing bashlyk; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on omphalos, holding bow in right hand; no exergual line; no border; irregular die axis; three-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ
Provenance: ex Pars Coins
Previous collection: Todd A. Ballen; Dr. Robert Gonnella
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 10.10 [10 in db]
- Triton XIII (5 Jan 2010), lot 523 (this coin)
- Lanz 70 (1994), lot 141 (this coin)
- Shore cf. 16 (same obv. die)
PDC 59624 Mithradates I (171-138 B.C.)
AR Drachm 3.80g 12h (PDC 59624)
Mint: Hekatompylos
Obv: beardless bust left, wearing bashlyk; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on omphalos, holding bow in right hand; exergual line; no border; three-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΘΕΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ
Provenance: ex Najaf Coins
Previous collection: Todd A. Ballen
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 10.15 [5 in db]
- Triton XIII (5 Jan 2010), lot 515 (this coin)
PDC 59635 Mithradates I (171-138 B.C.)
AR Drachm 3.88g 12h (PDC 59635)
Mint: Hekatompylos
Obv: beardless bust left, wearing bashlyk; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on omphalos, holding bow in right hand; no exergual line; no border; four-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΘΕΟΠΑΤΟΡ
Previous collection: Todd A. Ballen
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 10.17 [7 in db]
- Triton XIII (5 Jan 2010), lot 526 (this coin)
- Assar, Genealogy I, fig. 3/18
- Cederlind FPL 66 (August 1986), no. 19 (this coin)
- Shore 19 (same dies)
PDC 59633 Mithradates I (171-138 B.C.)
AR Obol 0.56g 12h (PDC 59633)
Mint: Hekatompylos
Obv: beardless bust left, wearing bashlyk; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on omphalos, holding bow in right hand; exergual line; no border; three-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ
Previous collection: Todd A. Ballen
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 10.19 [9 in db]
- Triton XIII (5 Jan 2010), lot 524 (this coin)
- Gorny & Mosch Auktion 152 (10 Oct 2006), lot 1500 (this coin)
- Shore not listed
PDC 59636 Mithradates I (171-138 B.C.)
AR Drachm 4.05g 12h (PDC 59636)
Mint: Hekatompylos
Obv: bearded bust left, wearing diadem; circular reel and pellet border
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on omphalos, holding bow in right hand; no border; three-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ
Provenance: ex Pars Coins
Previous collection: Todd A. Ballen
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 11.1 [117 in db]
- Triton XIII (5 Jan 2010), lot 527 (this coin)
- Shore 24-25
PDC 59637 Mithradates I (171-138 B.C.)
AR Drachm 3.94g 12h (PDC 59637)
Mint: Hekatompylos
Obv: bearded bust left, wearing diadem; circular reel and single pellet border
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on omphalos, holding bow in right hand; no border; three-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ
Previous collection: Todd A. Ballen
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 11.1 variant (reel and single pellet border) [38 in db]
- Triton XIII (5 Jan 2010), lot 528 (this coin)
- Classical Numismatic Review XVII.2 (April-June 1992), no. 69 (this coin)
- Lanz 62 (26 Nov 1992), lot 433 (this coin)
- Peus 384 (1 Nov 2005), lot 366 (this coin)
PDC 59638 Mithradates I (171-138 B.C.)
AR Drachm 4.01g 12h (PDC 59638)
Mint: Nisa
Obv: bearded bust left, wearing diadem; laurel wreath border
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on omphalos, holding bow in right hand; no border; three-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ
Previous collection: Todd A. Ballen
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 11.3 [20 in db]
- Triton XIII (5 Jan 2010), lot 529 (this coin)
- Shore 26
PDC 59639 Mithradates I (171-138 B.C.)
AR Obol 0.59g 12h (PDC 59639)
Mint: Hekatompylos
Obv: bearded bust left, wearing diadem; circular laurel wreath border
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on omphalos, holding bow in right hand; no border; three-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ
Note: Overstruck on an uncertain undertype
Previous collection: Todd A. Ballen
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 11.5 (obv laurel wreath border) [1 in db]
- Triton XIII (5 Jan 2010), lot 530 (this coin)
PDC 59640 Mithradates I (171-138 B.C.)
AE Chalkous 3.77g (PDC 59640)
Mint: Hekatompylos
Obv: bearded bust left, wearing diadem; circular border of pellets
Rev: horse walking right; no border; three-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ
Previous collection: Todd A. Ballen
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 11.6 variant (dichalkous) [12 in db]
- Triton XIII (5 Jan 2010), lot 531a (this coin)
- Shore cf. 28
PDC 60023 Mithradates I (171-138 B.C.)
AE Chalkous 2.54g (PDC 60023)
Mint: Hekatompylos
Obv: bearded bust left, wearing diadem; circular border of pellets
Rev: horse walking right; no border; three-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ
Previous collection: Todd A. Ballen
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 11.6 variant (dichalkous) [12 in db]
- Triton XIII (5 Jan 2010), lot 531b (this coin)
- CNG E-Auction 155 (3 Jan 2007), lot 431 (part of)
- Shore cf. 28
PDC 60024 Mithradates I (171-138 B.C.)
AE Chalkous 4.62g (PDC 60024)
Mint: Hekatompylos
Obv: bearded bust left, wearing diadem; circular border of pellets
Rev: horse walking right; no border; three-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ
Previous collection: Todd A. Ballen
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 11.6 variant (tetrachalkous) [1 in db]
- Triton XIII (5 Jan 2010), lot 531c (this coin)
- CNG E-Auction 155 (3 Jan 2007), lot 431 (part of)
- Shore cf. 28
PDC 59641 Mithradates I (171-138 B.C.)
AR Obol 0.57g 3h (PDC 59641)
Mint: Ecbatana
Obv: bearded bust right, wearing diadem; irregular die axes; circular border of pellets
Rev: bearded bust right wearing bashlyk and diadem; no border; three-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ
Previous collection: Todd A. Ballen; Dr. Robert Gonnella
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 12.4 [23 in db]
- Triton XIII (5 Jan 2010), lot 532 (this coin)
- Peus 328 (1990), lot 292 (this coin)
- Peus 388 (1 Nov 2006), lot 300 (this coin)
- Shore 30
PDC 59643 Mithradates I (171-138 B.C.)
AE Octochalkous 14.02g (PDC 59643)
Mint: Ecbatana
Obv: bearded bust right, wearing diadem; irregular die axes; circular border of pellets
Rev: Dioscuri galloping right; no border; two-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ
Previous collection: Todd A. Ballen
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 12.6 [11 in db]
- Triton XIII (5 Jan 2010), lot 533a (this coin)
- CNG E-Auction 155 (3 Jan 2007), lot 431 (part of)
- Shore not listed
PDC 59642 Mithradates I (171-138 B.C.)
AE Tetrachalkous 6.16g (PDC 59642)
Mint: Ecbatana
Obv: bearded bust right, wearing diadem, behind bust monogram ΔΧ; irregular die axes; circular border of pellets
Rev: Nike driving biga right; no border; two-line Greek inscription = BAΣIΛEΩΣ APΣAKOY
Previous collection: Todd A. Ballen
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 12.9 [6 in db]
- Triton XIII (5 Jan 2010), lot 533b (this coin)
- CNG E-Auction 155 (3 Jan 2007), lot 431 (part of)
- Shore not listed
PDC 59644 Mithradates I (171-138 B.C.)
AR Drachm 3.73g 12h (PDC 59644)
Mint: Seleucia on the Tigris
Dated 174 ΔΟΡ (BC 139-BC 138)
Obv: bearded bust right, wearing diadem; irregular die axes; circular reel and pellet border
Rev: Zeus seated left, holding eagle and scepter; in exergue, Greek letters ΔΟΡ; no border; three-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ
Previous collection: Todd A. Ballen
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 13.10 [6 in db]
- Triton XIII (5 Jan 2010), lot 534 (this coin)
- BMC Parthia p.15, 61
- CNG 66 (19 May 2004), lot 765 (this coin)
- Mitchiner ACW not listed
- Shore 39
- Sternberg 27 (7-8 Nov 1994), lot 20 (this coin)

Phraates II (c. 138 - 127 B.C.)

PDC 59645 Phraates II (138-127 B.C.)
AR Drachm 3.89g 12h (PDC 59645)
Mint: Mithradatkart or Margiane?
Obv: lightly-bearded bust left, wearing diadem; behind head, Greek letters Ι over Μ; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on omphalos, holding bow in right hand; no border; three-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ
Previous collection: Todd A. Ballen
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 15.2 variant (obv monogram ΙΜ) [3 in db]
- Triton XIII (5 Jan 2010), lot 535 (this coin)
- Peus 366, lot 245 (this coin)
- Peus 384 (1 Nov 2005), lot 369 (this coin)
- Shore not listed
PDC 59646 Phraates II (138-127 B.C.)
AR Drachm 3.89g 12h (PDC 59646)
Mint: Ecbatana
Obv: short-bearded bust left, wearing diadem; no symbols; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on omphalos, holding bow in right hand; no border; four-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΘΕΟΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ
Previous collection: Todd A. Ballen
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 16.1 [38 in db]
- Triton XIII (5 Jan 2010), lot 536 (this coin)
- Peus 311 (31 October 1984), lot 40 (this coin)
- Rauch 77 (10 Apr 2006), lot 268 (this coin)
- Shore 41
PDC 59647 Phraates II (138-127 B.C.)
AR Drachm 4.34g 12h (PDC 59647)
Mint: Ecbatana
Obv: short-bearded bust left, wearing diadem; no symbols; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on omphalos, holding bow in right hand; no border; four-line Greek inscription with dividing lines = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΘΕΟΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ
Previous collection: Todd A. Ballen; Dr. Robert Gonnella
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 16.2 [12 in db]
- Triton XIII (5 Jan 2010), lot 537 (this coin)
- Peus 334 (1992), lot 554 (this coin)
- Peus 388 (1 Nov 2006), lot 310 (this coin)
- Sammlung Gonnella: Münzen Der Arsakiden (2008), 47 (this coin)
- Shore 42
PDC 59648 Phraates II (138-127 B.C.)
AR Drachm 3.35g 12h (PDC 59648)
Mint: Nisa
Obv: short-bearded bust left, wearing diadem; behind, Greek letters ΑΙ(?) read from inside; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on omphalos, holding bow in right hand; no border; four-line Greek inscription with guide lines = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΘΕΟΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ
Previous collection: Todd A. Ballen
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 16.6 variant (ΑΙ?) [1 in db]
- Triton XIII (5 Jan 2010), lot 538 (this coin)
- Peus 386 (26-28 April 2006), lot 386 (this coin)
PDC 59649 Phraates II (138-127 B.C.)
AR Drachm 4.14g 12h (PDC 59649)
Mint: Nisa
Obv: short-bearded bust left, wearing diadem; behind, Greek letters IN; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on omphalos, holding bow in right hand; no border; four-line Greek inscription with guide lines = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΘΕΟΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ
Previous collection: Todd A. Ballen; Dr. Robert Gonnella
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 16.10 [9 in db]
- Triton XIII (5 Jan 2010), lot 539 (this coin)
- Peus 338 (1994), lot 85 (this coin)
- Peus 388 (1 Nov 2006), lot 316 (this coin)
- Sammlung Gonnella: Münzen Der Arsakiden (2008), 53 (this coin)
- Shore not listed
PDC 59650 Phraates II (138-127 B.C.)
AR Drachm 4.05g 12h (PDC 59650)
Mint: Tambrax
Obv: short-bearded bust left, wearing diadem; behind, Greek letters ΤΑΜ; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on omphalos, holding bow in right hand; no border; four-line Greek inscription with guide lines = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΘΕΟΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ
Previous collection: Todd A. Ballen
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 16.11 [112 in db]
- Triton XIII (5 Jan 2010), lot 540 (this coin)
PDC 59651 Phraates II (138-127 B.C.)
AR Drachm 3.97g 12h (PDC 59651)
Mint: Apamea-Rhagiane?
Obv: short-bearded bust left, wearing diadem; behind, Greek letters ΛΠΛ; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on omphalos, holding bow in right hand; no border; four-line Greek inscription with guide lines, but last word ΘΕΟΠΑΤΟΡ = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΘΕΟΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ
Previous collection: Todd A. Ballen
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 16.12 variant (rev legend) [1 in db]
- Triton XIII (5 Jan 2010), lot 541 (this coin)
- Peus 363, lot 5110 (this coin)
- Peus 386 (26-28 April 2006), lot 388 (this coin)
- Shore 052
PDC 59652 Phraates II (138-127 B.C.)
AR Drachm 4.01g 12h (PDC 59652)
Mint: Epardus
Obv: short-bearded bust left, wearing diadem; behind, Greek letters ΕΠΑΡ; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on omphalos, holding bow in right hand; no border; four-line Greek inscription with guide lines = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΘΕΟΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ
Previous collection: Todd A. Ballen
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 16.13 [7 in db]
- Triton XIII (5 Jan 2010), lot 542 (this coin)
- Peus 384 (1 Nov 2005), lot 372 (this coin)
- Shore 53 (same obv. die)
PDC 59655 Phraates II (138-127 B.C.)
AE Dichalkous 2.94g (PDC 59655)
Mint: Ecbatana
Obv: short-bearded bust left, wearing diadem; no symbols; circular border of pellets
Rev: elephant walking right on exergual line; no border; four-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΘΕΟΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ
Previous collection: Todd A. Ballen
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 16.26 [12 in db]
- Triton XIII (5 Jan 2010), lot 544a (this coin)
- Shore cf. 56
PDC 59654 Phraates II (138-127 B.C.)
AE Dichalkous 2.98g (PDC 59654)
Mint: Ecbatana
Obv: short-bearded bust left, wearing diadem; no symbols; circular border of pellets
Rev: horse walking right on exergual line; no border; four-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΘΕΟΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ
Previous collection: Todd A. Ballen
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 16.27 corrigendum (horse walking) [20 in db]
- Triton XIII (5 Jan 2010), lot 544b (this coin)
- Shore not listed
PDC 59993 Phraates II (138-127 B.C.)
AE Dichalkous 2.30g (PDC 59993)
Mint: Ecbatana
Obv: short-bearded bust left, wearing diadem; no symbols; circular border of pellets
Rev: horse walking right on exergual line; no border; four-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΘΕΟΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ
Previous collection: Todd A. Ballen; Dr. Robert Gonnella
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 16.27 corrigendum (horse walking) [20 in db]
- Triton XIII (5 Jan 2010), lot 828a (this coin)
PDC 59653 Phraates II (138-127 B.C.)
AR Tetradrachm 16.02g 12h (PDC 59653)
Mint: Seleucia on the Tigris
Obv: short-bearded bust right, wearing diadem, earring visible; no symbols; circular reel and pellet border
Rev: bearded male deity enthroned left, wearing chiton and kalathos; in extended right hand holds wreath-bearing Nike, who crowns him to right; in left hand, cornucopia with fruits; monogram [~] in exergue left, monogram [~] in exergue right; no border; four-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΝΙΚΙΦΟΡΟΥ
Provenance: ex Pars Coins
Previous collection: Todd A. Ballen
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 17.1 corrigendum (position of monograms) [47 in db]
- Triton XIII (5 Jan 2010), lot 543 (this coin)
- Peus 372 (Oct 2002), lot 606 (this coin)
- Shore not listed

Artabanus I (c. 127 - 124 B.C.)

PDC 59656 Artabanus I (127-124 B.C.)
AR Drachm 3.29g 12h (PDC 59656)
Mint?
Obv: medium-bearded bust left wearing diadem, hair arranged in concentric waves; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on omphalos, holding bow in right hand; no border; line 4 reads ΘΕΟΠΑΤΟΡΣ in four-line Greek inscription without dividing lines = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΘΕΟΠΑΤΡΟΣ
Previous collection: Todd A. Ballen
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 19.2 variant (legend ΘΕΟΠΑΤΟΡΣ) [6 in db]
- Triton XIII (5 Jan 2010), lot 545 (this coin)
- Gorny & Mosch Auktion 152 (10 Oct 2006), lot 1501 (this coin)
- Gorny & Mosch Auktion 155-156 (5-6 Mar 2007), lot 1547 (this coin)
- Shore 57
PDC 59657 Artabanus I (127-124 B.C.)
AR Drachm 4.23g 12h (PDC 59657)
Mint: Ecbatana
Obv: bearded bust left wearing diadem, earring, hair arranged in concentric waves; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on omphalos, holding bow in right hand; no border; four-line Greek inscription without dividing lines = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΦΙΛΑΔΕΛΦΟΥ
Previous collection: Todd A. Ballen
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 20.1 [93 in db]
- Triton XIII (5 Jan 2010), lot 546 (this coin)
- Shore 59
PDC 59658 Artabanus I (127-124 B.C.)
AR Drachm 3.99g 12h (PDC 59658)
Mint: Ecbatana
Obv: bearded bust left wearing diadem, earring, hair arranged in concentric waves; behind bust, monogram [~~]; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on omphalos, holding bow in right hand; no border; four-line Greek inscription without dividing lines = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΦΙΛΑΔΕΛΦΟΥ
Previous collection: Todd A. Ballen; Dr. Robert Gonnella
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 20.3 [6 in db]
- Triton XIII (5 Jan 2010), lot 547 (this coin)
- Peus 326 (1-3 Nov 1989), lot 356 (this coin)
- Sammlung Gonnella: Münzen Der Arsakiden (2008), 63 (this coin)
- Shore 61 (same obv. die)
PDC 59659 Artabanus I (127-124 B.C.)
AR Tetradrachm 16.10g 12h (PDC 59659)
Mint: Seleucia on the Tigris
Dated 188 ΗΠΡ (BC 125-BC 124)
Obv: bearded bust right wearing diadem, hair arranged in concentric waves; circular reel and pellet border
Rev: Demeter enthroned left, in extended right hand holds Nike, who crowns her to right, below arm Greek letters ΘΕ; in left hand, cornucopia with fruits; nereid supporting throne; monogram [~] in field left; in exergue, Greek letters ΗΠΡ; no border; two-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ
Provenance: ex Pars Coins
Previous collection: Todd A. Ballen
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 21.3 [36 in db]
- Triton XIII (5 Jan 2010), lot 548 (this coin)
- Le Rider, Suse, pl. LXXI, 9
- Shore not listed

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