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Ballen Collection, Page 13

Vologases IV to Osroes II


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

PDC 59945 Vologases IV (A.D. 147-191)
Billon Tetradrachm 13.13g 12h (PDC 59945)
Mint: Seleucia on the Tigris
Dated 465 ΕΞΥ ΔΙΟΥ (153 AD)
Obv: bust left with tapering beard wearing diadem and tiara with neck flap decorated round crest with "hooks" and on side with horn; three-band spiral torque with no visible end; lock of hair visible on forehead; earring visible; behind, Greek letter Β; 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, holding scepter in left; above diadem, Greek letters ΕΞΥ; below baseline, Greek letters ΔΙΟΥ; seven-line Greek inscription (L84i); no border = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΟΛΑΓΑΣΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΣ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Previous collection: Todd A. Ballen; Dr. Robert Gonnella
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 84.16 [25 in db]
- Triton XIII (5 Jan 2010), lot 791 (this coin)
- Peus 336 (1993), lot 151 (this coin)
- Peus 388 (1 Nov 2006), lot 683 (this coin)
- Sammlung Gonnella: Münzen Der Arsakiden (2008), 808 (this coin)
- Shore 428
PDC 59946 Vologases IV (A.D. 147-191)
Billon Tetradrachm 12.65g 12h (PDC 59946)
Mint: Seleucia on the Tigris
Dated 495 ΕϘΥ ΑΠΕΛ (183 AD)
Obv: bust left with tapering beard wearing diadem and tiara with neck flap decorated round crest with "hooks" and on side with horn; three-band spiral torque with no visible end; lock of hair visible on forehead; earring visible; behind, Greek letter Β; 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, holding scepter in left; above diadem, Greek letters ΕϘΥ; below baseline, Greek letters ΑΠΕΛ; seven-line Greek inscription (L84ii); no border = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΟΛΟΓΑΣΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΣ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Previous collection: Todd A. Ballen
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 84.96-103 variant (month ΑΠΕΛ) [2 in db]
- Triton XIII (5 Jan 2010), lot 792 (this coin)
PDC 59947 Vologases IV (A.D. 147-191)
Billon Tetradrachm 13.23g 12h (PDC 59947)
Mint: Seleucia on the Tigris
Dated 495 ΕϘΥ ΔΑΙΣ (184 AD)
Obv: bust left with tapering beard wearing diadem and tiara with neck flap decorated round crest with "hooks" and on side with horn; three-band spiral torque with no visible end; lock of hair visible on forehead; earring visible; behind, Greek letter Β; 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, holding scepter in left; above diadem, Greek letters ΕϘΥ; below baseline, Greek letters ΔΑΙΣΙ; seven-line Greek inscription (L84ii); no border = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΟΛΟΓΑΣΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΣ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Previous collection: Todd A. Ballen
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 84.100 [3 in db]
- Triton XIII (5 Jan 2010), lot 793 (this coin)
PDC 59949 Vologases IV (A.D. 147-191)
AR Drachm 3.73g 12h (PDC 59949)
Mint: Ecbatana
Obv: bust left with tapering square-cut beard wearing diadem and tiara with earflap decorated round crest with "hooks" and nothing on side; pendants shown as three lines; 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 [~]; above bow, no pellet; archer's foot shown as Greek letter Χ; six-line Greek inscription (L84iii); above, one-line Aramaic inscription; no border
Previous collection: Todd A. Ballen; Dr. Robert Gonnella
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 84.128 [39 in db]
- Triton XIII (5 Jan 2010), lot 795 (this coin)
- Peus 388 (1 Nov 2006), lot 694 (this coin)
- Sammlung Gonnella: Münzen Der Arsakiden (2008), 833 (this coin)
- Shore not listed
PDC 59948 Vologases IV (A.D. 147-191)
AR Drachm 3.81g 12h (PDC 59948)
Mint: Ecbatana
Obv: bust left with rectangular beard wearing diadem and tiara with earflap decorated round crest with "hooks" and nothing on side; pendants shown as three lines; 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 [~]; above bow, a pellet; archer's foot shown as Greek letter Δ; six-line Greek inscription (L84iii); above, one-line Aramaic inscription; no border
Previous collection: Todd A. Ballen
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 84.129 [11 in db]
- Triton XIII (5 Jan 2010), lot 794 (this coin)
PDC 59950 Vologases IV (A.D. 147-191)
AR Drachm 3.79g 12h (PDC 59950)
Mint: Ecbatana
Obv: bust left with rectangular beard wearing diadem and tiara with earflap decorated round crest with "hooks" and nothing on side; pendants shown as three lines; 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 [~]; above bow, a pellet; archer's foot shown as Greek letter Λ; six-line Greek inscription (L84iv); above, one-line Aramaic inscription; no border
Previous collection: Todd A. Ballen
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 84.131 [62 in db]
- Triton XIII (5 Jan 2010), lot 796 (this coin)
PDC 59951 Vologases IV (A.D. 147-191)
AR Drachm 3.75g 12h (PDC 59951)
Mint: Ecbatana
Obv: bust left with rectangular beard wearing diadem and tiara with earflap decorated round crest with "hooks" and nothing on side; pendants shown as three lines; 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 [~]; above bow, no pellet; archer's foot shown as Greek letter Λ; six-line Greek inscription (L84iv); above, one-line Aramaic inscription; no border
Previous collection: Todd A. Ballen
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 84.132 [205 in db]
- Triton XIII (5 Jan 2010), lot 797 (this coin)
PDC 59952 Vologases IV (A.D. 147-191)
AE Dichalkous 3.16g (PDC 59952)
Mint: Seleucia on the Tigris
Dated 481 ΑΠΥ (169 AD-170 AD)
Obv: bust left with tapering square-cut beard wearing diadem and tiara decorated round crest with "hooks" and horn on side, with earflap; pendants shown as one line; two-band spiral torque with no visible end; no wart; no earring; in front, Greek letters ΑΠΥ (vertical); circular border of pellets
Rev: bust of Tyche right; in front, Greek letter Α; circular border of pellets
Previous collection: Todd A. Ballen
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 84.147 [6 in db]
- Triton XIII (5 Jan 2010), lot 798b (this coin)
- Shore not listed
PDC 59953 Vologases IV (A.D. 147-191)
AE Dichalkous 2.72g (PDC 59953)
Mint: Seleucia on the Tigris
Dated 488 ΗΠΥ (176 AD-177 AD)
Obv: bust left with tapering square-cut beard wearing diadem and tiara decorated round crest with "hooks" and horn on side, with earflap; pendants shown as one line; two-band spiral torque with no visible end; no wart; no earring; in front, Greek letters ΗΠΥ (vertical); circular border of pellets
Rev: Tyche seated left on column, right hand to face; in front, palm branch; circular border of pellets
Previous collection: Todd A. Ballen
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 84.159 [5 in db]
- Triton XIII (5 Jan 2010), lot 798a (this coin)
- Shore not listed

Osroes II (c. A.D. 190)

PDC 59957 Osroes II (A.D. 190)
AR Drachm 3.55g 11h (PDC 59957)
Mint: Ecbatana
Obv: bust left with long pointed beard wearing diadem and tiara with earflap decorated round crest with pellets on stalks, vertical row of pellets on side; pendants shown as four lines; segmented necklet; 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 [~] (Sellwood incorrectly has dot under monogram); above bow, no pellet; archer's foot shown as Greek letter Λ; four-line Greek inscription (L85i); above, one-line Aramaic inscription; no border
Previous collection: Todd A. Ballen
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 85 type variant (legend) [1 in db]
- Triton XIII (5 Jan 2010), lot 802 (this coin)
PDC 59954 Osroes II (A.D. 190)
AR Drachm 3.81g 12h (PDC 59954)
Mint: Ecbatana
Obv: bust left with long pointed beard wearing diadem and tiara with earflap decorated round crest with pellets on stalks, vertical row of pellets on side; pendants shown as four lines; segmented necklet; 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 [~] (Sellwood incorrectly has dot under monogram); above bow, no pellet; archer's foot shown as Greek letter Λ; four-line Greek inscription (L85i); above, one-line Aramaic inscription; no border
Previous collection: Todd A. Ballen
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 85.1 corrigendum [2 in db]
- Triton XIII (5 Jan 2010), lot 799 (this coin)
- Shore 437
PDC 59955 Osroes II (A.D. 190)
AR Drachm 3.83g 12h (PDC 59955)
Mint: Ecbatana
Obv: bust left with long pointed beard wearing diadem and tiara with earflap decorated round crest with pellets on stalks, vertical row of pellets on side; pendants shown as four lines; segmented necklet; 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 [~] (Sellwood incorrectly has dot under monogram); pellet above bow; archer's foot shown as – or Greek letter Λ; four-line Greek inscription (L85i); above, one-line Aramaic inscription; no border
Previous collection: Todd A. Ballen
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 85.2 [72 in db]
- Triton XIII (5 Jan 2010), lot 800 (this coin)
- Shore 438
PDC 59956 Osroes II (A.D. 190)
AR Drachm 3.77g 12h (PDC 59956)
Mint: Ecbatana
Obv: bust left with long pointed beard wearing diadem and tiara with earflap decorated round crest with pellets on stalks, vertical row of pellets on side; pendants shown as four lines; segmented necklet; 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 [~]; above bow, no pellet; archer's foot shown as – or Greek letter Λ; four-line Greek inscription (L85i); above, one-line Aramaic inscription; no border
Previous collection: Todd A. Ballen
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 85.3 [251 in db]
- Triton XIII (5 Jan 2010), lot 801 (this coin)
- Shore 439
PDC 59960 Osroes II (A.D. 190)
AE Chalkous 1.31g (PDC 59960)
Mint: Ecbatana
Obv: bust left with long pointed beard wearing diadem and tiara with earflap decorated round crest with pellets on stalks, vertical row of pellets on side; pendants shown as four lines; segmented necklet; no wart; no earring; circular border of pellets
Rev: horned sheep galloping left, circular border of pellets
Previous collection: Todd A. Ballen; Dr. Robert Gonnella
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 85.5 [21 in db]
- Triton XIII (5 Jan 2010), lot 803a (this coin)
- Peus 388 (1 Nov 2006), lot 706b (this coin)
- Sammlung Gonnella: Münzen Der Arsakiden (2008), 890 (this coin)
PDC 59959 Osroes II (A.D. 190)
AE Chalkous 0.85g (PDC 59959)
Mint: Ecbatana
Obv: bust left with long pointed beard wearing diadem and tiara with earflap decorated round crest with pellets on stalks, vertical row of pellets on side; pendants shown as four lines; segmented necklet; no wart; no earring; circular border of pellets
Rev: horned sheep galloping left, circular border of pellets
Previous collection: Todd A. Ballen; Dr. Robert Gonnella
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 85.5 [21 in db]
- Triton XIII (5 Jan 2010), lot 803b (this coin)
- MZ Köln 72 (1991), lot 933 (this coin)
- Peus 388 (1 Nov 2006), lot 706d (this coin)
- Sammlung Gonnella: Münzen Der Arsakiden (2008), 856 (this coin)
PDC 59958 Osroes II (A.D. 190)
AE Chalkous 1.18g (PDC 59958)
Mint: Ecbatana
Obv: bust left with long pointed beard wearing diadem and tiara with earflap decorated round crest with pellets on stalks, vertical row of pellets on side; pendants shown as four lines; segmented necklet; no wart; no earring; circular border of pellets
Rev: horned sheep galloping left, circular border of pellets
Previous collection: Todd A. Ballen; Dr. Robert Gonnella
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 85.5 [21 in db]
- Triton XIII (5 Jan 2010), lot 803c (this coin)
- Peus 376 (2003), lot 1654 (this coin)
- Peus 388 (1 Nov 2006), lot 706c (this coin)
- Sammlung Gonnella: Münzen Der Arsakiden (2008), 857 (this coin)

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