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Vologases III to Unknown King III


Vologases III (c. A.D. 105 - 147)

PDC 59922 Vologases III (A.D. 105-147)
AR Drachm 3.65g 1h (PDC 59922)
Mint: Ecbatana
Obv: bust left with quadrant bottom to beard wearing diadem of three bands and two loops, pendants shown as three lines; spiral torque with no visible end; no wart; hair in three waves with earring visible; 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 (L78i); no border
Previous collection: Todd A. Ballen; Mesrop Abgarians; Dr. Robert Gonnella
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 78.1 [20 in db]
- Triton XIII (5 Jan 2010), lot 768 (this coin)
- Malter 51, 2 June 1993), lot 323 (this coin)
- Peus 388 (1 Nov 2006), lot 648 (this coin)
- Sammlung Gonnella: Münzen Der Arsakiden (2008), 725 (this coin)
- Shore not listed
- Triton VII (2004), lot 495 (this coin)
PDC 59923 Vologases III (A.D. 105-147)
AR Drachm 3.75g 12h (PDC 59923)
Mint: Ecbatana
Obv: bust left with long triangular beard wearing diadem of three bands and two loops, pendants shown as three lines; spiral torque with no visible end; no wart; hair in three waves with earring visible; 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 (L78i); no border
Previous collection: Todd A. Ballen
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 78.3 [215 in db]
- Triton XIII (5 Jan 2010), lot 769 (this coin)
PDC 59924 Vologases III (A.D. 105-147)
AR Drachm 3.76g 1h (PDC 59924)
Mint: Ecbatana
Obv: bust left with long triangular beard wearing diadem of three bands and two loops, pendants shown as three lines; spiral torque with no visible end; no wart; hair in three waves with earring visible; 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 (L78ii); no border
Previous collection: Todd A. Ballen
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 78.4 [287 in db]
- Triton XIII (5 Jan 2010), lot 770 (this coin)
PDC 59925 Vologases III (A.D. 105-147)
AR Drachm 3.80g 12h (PDC 59925)
Mint: Ecbatana
Obv: bust left with long triangular beard wearing diadem of three bands and two loops, pendants shown as three lines; spiral torque with no visible end; no wart; hair in three waves with earring visible; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; below bow, monogram [~]; archer's seat as – ; seven-line Greek inscription (L78ii); no border
Previous collection: Todd A. Ballen
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 78.5 [352 in db]
- Triton XIII (5 Jan 2010), lot 771 (this coin)
- Shore 415
PDC 59926 Vologases III (A.D. 105-147)
AR Drachm 3.77g 12h (PDC 59926)
Mint: Ecbatana
Obv: bust left with long triangular beard wearing diadem of three bands and two loops, pendants shown as three lines; spiral torque with no visible end; no wart; hair in three waves with earring visible; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; below bow, monogram [~]; archer's seat as – ; seven-line Greek inscription (L78ii); no border
Previous collection: Todd A. Ballen
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 78.5 [352 in db]
- Triton XIII (5 Jan 2010), lot 772 (this coin)
- Shore 415
PDC 59927 Vologases III (A.D. 105-147)
AR Drachm 3.78g 1h (PDC 59927)
Mint: Ecbatana
Obv: bust left with long triangular beard wearing diadem of three bands and two loops, pendants shown as three lines; spiral torque with no visible end; no wart; hair in three waves with earring visible; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; below bow, monogram [~]; archer's seat as "V" ; seven-line Greek inscription (L78ii); no border
Previous collection: Todd A. Ballen
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 78.5 variant (seat is V) [6 in db]
- Triton XIII (5 Jan 2010), lot 773 (this coin)
PDC 59928 Vologases III (A.D. 105-147)
AR Drachm 3.72g 12h (PDC 59928)
Mint: Ecbatana
Obv: bust left with long triangular beard wearing diadem of three bands and two loops, pendants shown as three lines; spiral torque with no visible end; no wart; hair in three waves with earring visible; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; below bow, monogram [~]; archer's seat as • • ; seven-line Greek inscription (L78ii); no border
Previous collection: Todd A. Ballen
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 78.6 [55 in db]
- Triton XIII (5 Jan 2010), lot 774 (this coin)
- Shore not listed
PDC 59929 Vologases III (A.D. 105-147)
AR Drachm 3.82g 1h (PDC 59929)
Mint: Ecbatana
Obv: bust left with long triangular beard wearing diadem of three bands and two loops, pendants shown as three lines; spiral torque with no visible end; no wart; hair in three waves with earring visible; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; below bow, monogram [~]; archer's seat as Greek letter Π; seven-line Greek inscription (L78ii); no border
Previous collection: Todd A. Ballen
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 78.7 [52 in db]
- Triton XIII (5 Jan 2010), lot 775 (this coin)
- Shore 416
PDC 59930 Vologases III (A.D. 105-147)
AR Drachm 3.85g 1h (PDC 59930)
Mint: Ecbatana
Obv: bust left with long triangular beard wearing diadem of three bands and two loops, pendants shown as three lines; spiral torque with no visible end; no wart; hair in three waves with earring visible; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; below bow, monogram [~], above bow crescent; seven-line Greek inscription (L78ii); no border
Previous collection: Todd A. Ballen; John Quincy Adams/Massachusetts Historical Society Collection
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 78.10 [18 in db]
- Triton XIII (5 Jan 2010), lot 776 (this coin)
- Shore 419
- Stack’s (5 Mar 1971), lot 294 (part of)
PDC 59931 Vologases III (A.D. 105-147)
AR Drachm 3.42g 1h (PDC 59931)
Mint: Ecbatana
Obv: bust left with long square cut beard wearing diadem of three bands and two loops, pendants shown as three lines; spiral torque with no visible end; no wart; hair in three waves with earring visible; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; behind throne, monogram [~]; below bow, monogram [~]; archer's foot as one pellet; seven-line Greek inscription (L78ii); no border
Previous collection: Todd A. Ballen; Dr. Robert Gonnella
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 78.11 variant (archer's foot one pellet) [2 in db]
- Triton XIII (5 Jan 2010), lot 777 (this coin)
- Peus 388 (1 Nov 2006), lot 662 (this coin)
- Sammlung Gonnella: Münzen Der Arsakiden (2008), 747 (this coin)
- Shore 420
PDC 59932 Vologases III (A.D. 105-147)
AR Tetradrachm 13.67g 12h (PDC 59932)
Mint: Seleucia on the Tigris
Dated 433 ΓΛΥ (121 AD-122 AD)
Obv: bust left with short beard wearing diadem and tiara decorated round crest with "hooks"; three-band spiral torque with no visible end; lock of hair visible on forehead; ear visible; behind, Greek letter Γ; circular border of pellets
Rev: male wearing tiara with "hooks" round crest and 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, but has no scepter in left; above diadem, Greek letters ΓΛΥ; in exergue, Greek letters off flan; seven-line Greek inscription (L79i); no border = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΟΛΑΓΑΣΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Previous collection: Todd A. Ballen
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 79.4 (month off flan) [9 in db]
- Triton XIII (5 Jan 2010), lot 778 (this coin)
PDC 59933 Vologases III (A.D. 105-147)
AR Tetradrachm 13.71g 1h (PDC 59933)
Mint: Seleucia on the Tigris
Dated 451 ΑΝΥ [Α]ΠΕΛ (139 AD-140 AD)
Obv: bust left with short beard wearing diadem and tiara decorated round crest with "hooks"; three-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 with "hooks" round crest and 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, but has no scepter in left; above diadem, Greek letters ΑΝΥ; in exergue, Greek letters ΑΠΕΛΑΙΟΥ; seven-line Greek inscription (L79i); no border = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΟΛΑΓΑΣΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Previous collection: Todd A. Ballen
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 79.31 [4 in db]
- Triton XIII (5 Jan 2010), lot 779 (this coin)
- Shore not listed
PDC 59934 Vologases III (A.D. 105-147)
AE Tetrachalkous 5.85g 12h (PDC 59934)
Mint: Seleucia on the Tigris
Dated 42[?] [?]ΚΥ (108 AD-109 AD)
Obv: bust left with pointed beard wearing diadem and tiara decorated round crest with "hooks", horn on side and two sideflaps; spiral torque with no visible end; no wart; ear not visible; two broad diadem pendants; behind head, Greek letter illegible; circular border of pellets
Rev: Tyche seated left on column, in front, Greek letters ΓΚΥ (vertical); circular border of pellets
Previous collection: Todd A. Ballen
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 79.39-41 (sequence letter illegible) [1 in db]
- Triton XIII (5 Jan 2010), lot 780 (this coin)
PDC 59935 Vologases III (A.D. 105-147)
AE Dichalkous 3.65g 12h (PDC 59935)
Mint: Seleucia on the Tigris
Dated 444 ΔΜΥ (132 AD-133 AD)
Obv: bust left with pointed beard wearing diadem and tiara with plain crest, a "ladder" on side and one small sideflap; spiral torque with no visible end; no wart; ear is visible; two broad diadem pendants; in front, Greek letters ΔΜΥ (vertical); circular border of pellets
Rev: bust of Tyche right holding diadem; in front, Greek letter Α; circular border of pellets
Previous collection: Todd A. Ballen
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 79.48 [16 in db]
- Triton XIII (5 Jan 2010), lot 781 (this coin)

Osroes I (c. A.D. 109 - 129)

PDC 59936 Osroes I (A.D. 109-129)
AR Drachm 3.73g 12h (PDC 59936)
Mint: Ecbatana
Obv: bust left with pointed beard wearing diadem, pendants shown as three lines; three-band spiral torque with no visible end; no wart; hair in large bunches above diadem and covering ear, with earring visible; 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 (L80i); no border
Previous collection: Todd A. Ballen
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 80.1 [65 in db]
- Triton XIII (5 Jan 2010), lot 782 (this coin)
- Shore 422
PDC 59937 Osroes I (A.D. 109-129)
AE Dichalkous 4.08g 1h (PDC 59937)
Mint: Seleucia on the Tigris
Dated 429 ΘΚΥ (117 AD-118 AD)
Obv: bust left with pointed beard wearing diadem, two broad pendants; three-band spiral torque with no visible end; no wart; hair in large bunches above diadem and covering ear, with earring visible; no sequence letter; circular border of pellets
Rev: bust of Tyche right; in front, Greek letters ΘΚΥ (vertical); circular border of pellets
Previous collection: Todd A. Ballen
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 80.14 [4 in db]
- Triton XIII (5 Jan 2010), lot 783 (this coin)
- Shore 623

Parthamaspates (c. A.D. 116)

PDC 59938 Parthamaspates (A.D. 116)
AR Drachm 3.76g 12h (PDC 59938)
Mint: Ecbatana
Obv: bust left with stubbly beard wearing diadem and tiara with earflaps decorated on side with crescents and star; two broad diadem pendants; two-band spiral torque with no visible end; no wart; no earring; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; below bow, monogram [~]; four, five or six horizontal bars to throne back; seven-line Greek inscription (L81i); no border
Previous collection: Todd A. Ballen
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 81.1 [201 in db]
- Triton XIII (5 Jan 2010), lot 784 (this coin)
- Shore 423
PDC 59939 Parthamaspates (A.D. 116)
AR Drachm 3.76g 12h (PDC 59939)
Mint: Ecbatana
Obv: bust left with stubbly beard wearing diadem and tiara with earflaps decorated on side with crescents and star; two broad diadem pendants; two-band spiral torque with no visible end; no wart; no earring; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; below bow, monogram [~]; four, five or six horizontal bars to throne back; seven-line Greek inscription (L81i); no border
Previous collection: Todd A. Ballen
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 81.1 [201 in db]
- Triton XIII (5 Jan 2010), lot 785 (this coin)
- Shore 423

Mithradates IV (c. A.D. 129 - 140)

PDC 59940 Mithradates IV (A.D. 129-140)
AR Drachm 3.80g 11h (PDC 59940)
Mint: Ecbatana
Obv: bust left with long triangular beard wearing single-band diadem with two loops, pendants shown as two lines; spiral torque with no visible end; no wart; hair in three waves with earring visible; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; below bow, monogram [~]; six-line Greek inscription (L82i) with additional one-line Aranaic inscription at top; no border
Previous collection: Todd A. Ballen
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 82.1 [131 in db]
- Triton XIII (5 Jan 2010), lot 786 (this coin)
- BMC Parthia p.219, 25
- CNG 66 (19 May 2004), lot 814 (this coin)
- Mitchiner ACW 682
- Peus 326 (1-3 Nov 1989), lot 404 (this coin)
- Shore 425
PDC 59942 Mithradates IV (A.D. 129-140)
AR Drachm 3.74g 12h (PDC 59942)
Mint: Ecbatana
Obv: bust left with long triangular beard wearing single-band diadem with two loops, pendants shown as two lines; spiral torque with no visible end; no wart; hair in three waves with earring visible; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne with seat as –, holding bow in right hand; below bow, monogram [~]; six-line Greek inscription (L82i) with additional one-line Aranaic inscription at top; no border
Previous collection: Todd A. Ballen
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 82.1 variant (archer's seat as –) [5 in db]
- Triton XIII (5 Jan 2010), lot 788 (this coin)
PDC 59941 Mithradates IV (A.D. 129-140)
AR Drachm 3.38g 12h (PDC 59941)
Mint: Ecbatana
Obv: bust left with long triangular beard wearing single-band diadem with two loops, pendants shown as two lines; spiral torque with no visible end; no wart; hair in three waves with earring visible; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; below bow, monogram [~]; above bow, pellet; six-line Greek inscription (L82i) with additional one-line Aranaic inscription at top; no border
Provenance: ex David Herman, Atlantis, Ltd.
Previous collection: Todd A. Ballen
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 82.2 [4 in db]
- Triton XIII (5 Jan 2010), lot 787 (this coin)
- Shore not listed

Unknown King III (c. A.D. 140)

PDC 59943 Unknown King III (A.D. 140)
AR Drachm 3.73g 1h (PDC 59943)
Mint: Ecbatana
Obv: bust left with long pointed beard wearing three-band diadem and three loops, pendants shown as four lines; spiral torque with no visible end; no wart; hair in three waves with earring visible; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; archer's foot as three pellets; below bow, monogram [~]; seven-line Greek inscription (L83i) usually missing or very abbreviated right line; no border
Provenance: ex Silk Road Coins
Previous collection: Todd A. Ballen
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 83.1 [10 in db]
- Triton XIII (5 Jan 2010), lot 789 (this coin)
- BMC Parthia not listed
- Mitchiner ACW 683
- Peus 338 (27-29 Apr 1994), lot 236 (this coin)
- Peus 386 (26-28 April 2006), lot 431 (this coin)
- Shore 426
- Triton VII (12 Jan 2004), lot 501 (this coin)
PDC 59944 Unknown King III (A.D. 140)
AR Drachm 3.72g 12h (PDC 59944)
Mint: Ecbatana
Obv: bust left with long pointed beard wearing three-band diadem and three loops, pendants shown as four lines; spiral torque with no visible end; no wart; hair in three waves with earring visible; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; archer's foot as +; below bow, monogram [~]; seven-line Greek inscription (L83i) usually missing or very abbreviated right line; no border
Previous collection: Todd A. Ballen
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 83.1 variant (archer's foot as +) [1 in db]
- Triton XIII (5 Jan 2010), lot 790 (this coin)
- Peus 384 (1 Nov 2005), Lot 407 (this coin)
- Shore 426

 

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