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Vologases II to Artabanus III


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

PDC 59905 Vologases II (A.D. 77-80)
AR Tetradrachm 12.75g 12h (PDC 59905)
Mint: Seleucia on the Tigris
Dated 389 ΘΠΤ (77 AD-78 AD)
Obv: bust left with pointed beard wearing diadem and tiara decorated round crest with "hooks"; spiral torque with no visible end; lock of hair visible on forehead; ear visible; behind, Greek letter Α; circular border of pellets
Rev: male wearing tiara seated left on throne, extending right hand, grasping hilt of sword in left; to his left, Tyche stands right presenting diadem in right hand, holding scepter in left; above diadem, Greek letters ΘΠΤ; horizontal bar on throne back; in exergue, Greek letters ΠΕΡΙΤ; seven-line Greek inscription (L72i); no border
Previous collection: Todd A. Ballen
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 72.1 [2 in db]
- Triton XIII (5 Jan 2010), lot 751 (this coin)
PDC 59906 Vologases II (A.D. 77-80)
AR Drachm 3.75g 12h (PDC 59906)
Mint: Ecbatana
Obv: bust left with quadrant bottom to beard wearing diadem and tiara decorated round crest with "hooks" and horn on side; spiral torque with no visible end; lock of hair visible on forehead; ear visible; diadem pendants shown as three lines; behind head, Aramaic letters (=wl); circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; below bow, monogram [~]; seven-line Greek inscription (L72ii); no border
Previous collection: Todd A. Ballen
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 72.8 [26 in db]
- Triton XIII (5 Jan 2010), lot 752 (this coin)
- Shore 388
PDC 59907 Vologases II (A.D. 77-80)
AR Drachm 3.64g 12h (PDC 59907)
Mint: Ecbatana
Obv: bust left with quadrant bottom to beard wearing diadem and tiara decorated round crest with "hooks" and horn on side; spiral torque with no visible end; lock of hair visible on forehead; ear visible; diadem pendants shown as three lines; behind head, Aramaic letters erased on die; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; below bow, monogram [~]; seven-line Greek inscription (L72ii); no border
Note: die shift on obverse
Previous collection: Todd A. Ballen
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 72.10 [14 in db]
- Triton XIII (5 Jan 2010), lot 753 (this coin)
- Peus 384 (1 Nov 2005), lot 399 (this coin)
- Shore not listed
- Triton I (2 December 1997), lot 598 (this coin)
PDC 59901 Vologases II
AR Diobol 1.29g 6h (PDC 59901)
Mint?
Obv: bearded bust left wearing diadem
Rev: archer seated right holding bow, Greek inscription
Previous collection: Todd A. Ballen
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 1989.4 Num. Chron. 149, pl. 42, 4 (type 4) [16 in db]
- Triton XIII (5 Jan 2010), lot 747 (this coin)
- Peus 376 (Oct 2003), lot 784 (this coin)
- Shore 379-381

Pacorus II (c. A.D. 78 - 105)

PDC 59910 Pacorus II (A.D. 78-105)
AR Tetradrachm 12.97g 12h (PDC 59910)
Mint: Seleucia on the Tigris
Dated 389 ΘΠΤ (77 AD-78 AD)
Obv: bust with short beard left wearing diadem and spiral torque with no visible end; four waves in hair cover ear, hair above diadem as vertical lines; no wart; behind head, Greek letter Α; circular border of pellets
Rev: male wearing diadem seated left on throne, extending right hand, grasping hilt of sword in left; to his left, Tyche stands right presenting diadem in right hand, holding scepter in left; above diadem, Greek letters ΘΠΤ; horizontal bar on throne back; in exergue, Greek letters illegible in only known example; seven-line Greek inscription (L73i); no border = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΠΑΚΟΡΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Previous collection: Todd A. Ballen; Dr. Robert Gonnella
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 73.1-2 variant (short beard) [1 in db]
- Triton XIII (5 Jan 2010), lot 756 (this coin)
- G. Hirsch 226 (13 February 2003), lot 1650 (this coin)
- Peus 388 (1 Nov 2006), lot 628
- Peus 388 (1 Nov 2006), lot 628 (this coin)
- Shore not listed
PDC 59909 Pacorus II (A.D. 78-105)
AR Tetradrachm 14.15g 12h (PDC 59909)
Mint: Seleucia on the Tigris
Dated 389 ΘΠΤ (77 AD-78 AD)
Obv: beardless bust left wearing diadem and spiral torque with no visible end; four waves in hair cover ear, hair above diadem as vertical lines; no wart; behind head, Greek letter Β; circular border of pellets
Rev: male wearing diadem seated left on throne, extending right hand, grasping hilt of sword in left; to his left, Tyche stands right presenting diadem in right hand, holding scepter in left; above diadem, Greek letters ΘΠΤ; horizontal bar on throne back; in exergue, Greek letters off flan; seven-line Greek inscription (L73i); no border = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΠΑΚΟΡΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Previous collection: Todd A. Ballen
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 73.3-5 (month off flan) [41 in db]
- Triton XIII (5 Jan 2010), lot 755 (this coin)
- Kovacs XV (1 Oct 2003), lot 156 (this coin)
PDC 59911 Pacorus II (A.D. 78-105)
AR Drachm 3.77g 12h (PDC 59911)
Mint: Ecbatana
Obv: beardless bust left wearing diadem and spiral torque with no visible end; hair in waves, ear visible; diadem pendants shown as three lines; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; below bow, monogram [~]; seven-line Greek inscription (L73ii) includes lambda in first two lines; no border
Previous collection: Todd A. Ballen
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 73.11 [120 in db]
- Triton XIII (5 Jan 2010), lot 757 (this coin)
- Shore 395
PDC 59912 Pacorus II (A.D. 78-105)
AR Drachm 3.70g 12h (PDC 59912)
Mint: Ecbatana
Obv: beardless bust left wearing diadem and spiral torque with no visible end; hair in waves, ear visible; diadem pendants shown as three lines; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; below bow, monogram [~]; seven-line Greek inscription (L73ii) includes lambda in first two lines; no border
Previous collection: Todd A. Ballen; Dr. Robert Gonnella
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 73.11 [120 in db]
- Triton XIII (5 Jan 2010), lot 758 (this coin)
- Peus 388 (1 Nov 2006), lot 634 (this coin)
- Sammlung Gonnella: Münzen Der Arsakiden (2008), 698 (this coin)
- Shore 395
- Vecchi 17 (1999), lot 420 (this coin)
PDC 59913 Pacorus II (A.D. 78-105)
AR Drachm 3.70g 12h (PDC 59913)
Mint: Ecbatana
Obv: beardless bust left wearing diadem and spiral torque with no visible end; hair in waves, ear visible; diadem pendants shown as three lines; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; below bow, monogram [~]; seven-line Greek inscription (L73ii) but omits lambda in first two lines; no border
Previous collection: Todd A. Ballen
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 73.12 [17 in db]
- Triton XIII (5 Jan 2010), lot 759 (this coin)
PDC 59914 Pacorus II (A.D. 78-105)
AR Drachm 3.51g 12h (PDC 59914)
Mint: Ecbatana
Obv: bust left with short beard shown by a series of diagonal lines; wearing diadem and three-band spiral torque with no visible end; hair in three waves with earring visible; no wart; diadem pendants shown as three lines; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; below bow, monogram [~]; seven-line Greek inscription (L75ii); no border
Previous collection: Todd A. Ballen
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 75.7 [12 in db]
- Triton XIII (5 Jan 2010), lot 760 (this coin)
- BMC Parthia not listed
- de Morgan not listed
- Mitchiner ACW not listed
- Shore 398
- Triton VII (12 Jan 2004), lot 1335-21 (this coin)
- Triton VIII (10 Jan 2005), lot 604
PDC 59915 Pacorus II (A.D. 78-105)
AR Tetradrachm 14.29g 12h (PDC 59915)
Mint: Seleucia on the Tigris
Dated 404 ΔΥ ΞANΔIKΟΥ (93 AD)
Obv: bust left with short beard wearing diadem and spiral torque with no visible end; four waves in hair covering ear; hair above diadem as ringlets; lock of hair visible on forehead; behind head, Greek letter Α; circular border of pellets
Rev: male wearing diadem seated left on throne, extending right hand, grasping hilt of sword in left; to his left, Tyche stands right presenting untied diadem in right hand, holding scepter in left; above diadem, Greek letters ΔΥ; horizontal bar on throne back; in exergue, Greek letters ΞΑΝΔΙΚ; seven-line Greek inscription (L76i); no border = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΠΑΚΟΡΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Provenance: ex Pars Coins
Previous collection: Todd A. Ballen
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 76.1 variant (month ΞΑΝΔΙΚ) [2 in db]
- Triton XIII (5 Jan 2010), lot 761 (this coin)
PDC 59916 Pacorus II (A.D. 78-105)
AR Tetradrachm 9.44g 12h (PDC 59916)
Mint: Seleucia on the Tigris
Dated 407 ΖΥ (95 AD-96 AD)
Obv: bust left with short beard wearing diadem and tiara decorated round crest with "hooks"; four-band spiral torque with no visible end; lock of hair visible on forehead; ear visible; behind, Greek letter Δ; circular border of pellets
Rev: male wearing tiara seated left on throne, extending right hand, grasping hilt of sword in left; to his left, Tyche stands right presenting diadem in right hand, but has no scepter in left; above diadem, Greek letters ΖΥ with retrograde Ζ; horizontal bar on throne back; in exergue, Greek letters off flan; seven-line Greek inscription (L77i); no border = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΠΑΚΟΡΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Previous collection: Todd A. Ballen
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 77.7 variant (retrograde Ζ) (month off flan) [1 in db]
- Triton XIII (5 Jan 2010), lot 762 (this coin)
PDC 59917 Pacorus II (A.D. 78-105)
AR Drachm 3.75g 12h (PDC 59917)
Mint: Ecbatana
Obv: bust left with quadrant bottom to beard wearing diadem and tiara decorated round crest with "hooks" but no horn; spiral torque with no visible end; lock of hair visible on forehead; ear visible; diadem pendants shown as three lines; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; below bow, monogram [~]; seven-line Greek inscription (L77ii); no border
Previous collection: Todd A. Ballen
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 77.8 [119 in db]
- Triton XIII (5 Jan 2010), lot 763 (this coin)
PDC 59918 Pacorus II (A.D. 78-105)
AR Drachm 3.66g 12h (PDC 59918)
Mint: Ecbatana
Obv: bust left with quadrant bottom to beard wearing diadem and tiara decorated round crest with "hooks" but no horn; spiral torque with no visible end; lock of hair visible on forehead; ear visible; diadem pendants shown as three lines; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; below bow, monogram [~]; seven-line Greek inscription (L77ii); no border
Previous collection: Todd A. Ballen
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 77.8 [119 in db]
- Triton XIII (5 Jan 2010), lot 764 (this coin)
PDC 59908 Pacorus II
AR Drachm 3.72g 12h (PDC 59908)
Mint?
Obv: bearded bust left wearing diadem
Rev: archer seated right holding bow, Greek inscription
Previous collection: Todd A. Ballen
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 1989.6 Num. Chron. 149, pl. 42, 6 (type 6) [8 in db]
- Triton XIII (5 Jan 2010), lot 754 (this coin)
- Peus 363 (26 Apr 2000), lot 5184 (this coin)
- Peus 386 (26-28 April 2006), lot 438 (this coin)
PDC 59919 Pacorus II
AR Diobol 1.31g 12h (PDC 59919)
Mint?
Obv: bearded bust left wearing diadem
Rev: archer seated right holding bow, Greek inscription
Previous collection: Todd A. Ballen
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 1989.8 Num. Chron. 149, pl. 42, 8 (type 6) [38 in db]
- Triton XIII (5 Jan 2010), lot 765 (this coin)
- Elsen 76 (13 September 2003), lot 208 (this coin)
- Shore 402-403

Artabanus III (c. A.D. 80 - 90)

PDC 59920 Artabanus III (A.D. 80-90)
AR Drachm 3.77g 12h (PDC 59920)
Mint: Ecbatana
Obv: bust left with long rectangular beard wearing diadem and three-band spiral torque with no visible end; hair straight with earring visible; no wart; diadem pendants shown as three lines; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; below bow, monogram [~]; seven-line Greek inscription (L74ii); no border
Previous collection: Todd A. Ballen
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 74.6 [118 in db]
- Triton XIII (5 Jan 2010), lot 766 (this coin)
- Shore 404
PDC 59921 Artabanus III (A.D. 80-90)
AR Drachm 3.42g 12h (PDC 59921)
Mint?
Obv: bust left with long rectangular beard cut away to triangular shape on coin, wearing diadem and three-band spiral torque with no visible end; hair straight with earring visible; no wart; diadem pendants shown as three lines; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; below bow, monogram [~]; seven-line Greek inscription (L74ii); no border
Previous collection: Todd A. Ballen
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 74.7 [2 in db]
- Triton XIII (5 Jan 2010), lot 767 (this coin)
- Shore not listed

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