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Vologases V to Artabanus IV,
Countermarked Issues, Autonomous City Issues
and Sanabares


Vologases V (c. A.D. 191 - 208)

PDC 59961 Vologases V (A.D. 191-208)
AR Drachm 3.79g 12h (PDC 59961)
Mint: Ecbatana
Obv: bust facing wearing diadem, pointed beard with vertical lines, hair in bunches above diadem and covering ears; necklet as straight lines; no wart; 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; four-line Greek inscription (L86ii); above, one-line Aramaic inscription; no border
Previous collection: Todd A. Ballen
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 86.3 [118 in db]
- Triton XIII (5 Jan 2010), lot 804 (this coin)
- Giessener Münzhandlung 102 (24 May 2000), lot 342 (this coin)
- Rauch MBS 8 (1 Oct 2004), lot 143 (this coin)
- Shore 448
- Tkalec (24 Oct 2003), lot 152 (this coin)
- Triton IV (Dec 2000), lot 331 (this coin)
PDC 59962 Vologases V (A.D. 191-208)
AR Drachm 3.74g 12h (PDC 59962)
Mint: Ecbatana
Obv: bust facing wearing diadem, pointed beard with random strokes, hair in bunches above diadem and covering ears; necklet as arcs; no wart; 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; four-line Greek inscription (L86ii); above, one-line Aramaic inscription; no border
Previous collection: Todd A. Ballen
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 86.4 [20 in db]
- Triton XIII (5 Jan 2010), lot 805 (this coin)
- Shore 449
PDC 59963 Vologases V (A.D. 191-208)
AR Drachm 3.60g 12h (PDC 59963)
Mint: Ecbatana
Obv: bust facing wearing diadem, pointed beard with random strokes; hair in bunches covering ears, above diadem short and not bunched; necklet as arcs; no wart; 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; four-line Greek inscription (L86ii); above, one-line Aramaic inscription; no border
Provenance: ex Pars Coins
Previous collection: Todd A. Ballen
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 86.5 [6 in db]
- Triton XIII (5 Jan 2010), lot 806 (this coin)
- BMC Parthia p.240, 22 (Vologases IV)
- CNG 24 (12 Sep 1992), lot 364 (this coin)
- Mitchiner ACW not listed
- Shore not listed
- Triton VII (12 Jan 2004), lot 506 (this coin)
PDC 59968 Vologases V (A.D. 191-208)
AE Chalkous 1.15g 12h (PDC 59968)
Mint: Ecbatana
Obv: bust facing wearing diadem, pointed beard with vertical lines, hair in bunches above diadem and covering ears; necklet as straight lines; no wart; circular border of pellets
Rev: eagle stands left, wings open; circular border of pellets
Previous collection: Todd A. Ballen; Dr. Robert Gonnella
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 86.8 [21 in db]
- Triton XIII (5 Jan 2010), lot 810a (this coin)
- MZ Köln 72 (1991), lot 933 (this coin)
- Peus 388 (1 Nov 2006), lot 706a (this coin)
- Sammlung Gonnella: Münzen Der Arsakiden (2008), 861 (this coin)
- Shore 638
PDC 59964 Vologases V (A.D. 191-208)
Billon Tetradrachm 13.67g 1h (PDC 59964)
Mint: Seleucia on the Tigris
Dated 510 ΙΦ (198 AD-199 AD)
Obv: bust left with pointed beard wearing diadem and two-band spiral torque with no visible end; hair in circular bunch covering ear, above diadem not bunched; two broad diadem pendants; no wart; circular border of pellets
Rev: male wearing diadem seated left on throne, hair in circular bunch covering ear, hair above diadem not bunched; 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 ΙΦ; below baseline, Greek letters (?); seven-line Greek inscription (L87i); no border = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΟΛΟΓΑΣΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΣ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Previous collection: Todd A. Ballen; Dr. Robert Gonnella
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 87.17 [4 in db]
- Triton XIII (5 Jan 2010), lot 807 (this coin)
- Peus 388 (1 Nov 2006), lot 709c (this coin)
- Sammlung Gonnella: Münzen Der Arsakiden (2008), 864 (this coin)
- Shore 446 (this coin)
- Superior (5 Dec 1997), lot 1567 (this coin)
PDC 59965 Vologases V (A.D. 191-208)
Billon Tetradrachm 13.77g 1h (PDC 59965)
Mint: Seleucia on the Tigris
Dated 511 ΑΙΦ (199 AD-200 AD)
Obv: bust left with pointed beard wearing diadem and two-band spiral torque with no visible end; hair in circular bunch covering ear, above diadem not bunched; two broad diadem pendants; no wart; circular border of pellets
Rev: male wearing diadem seated left on throne, hair in circular bunch covering ear, hair above diadem not bunched; 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 ΑΙΦ; below baseline, Greek letters (?); seven-line Greek inscription (L87i); no border = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΟΛΟΓΑΣΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΣ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Previous collection: Todd A. Ballen
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 87.18 [8 in db]
- Triton XIII (5 Jan 2010), lot 808 (this coin)
- Shore 447
PDC 59966 Vologases V (A.D. 191-208)
Billon Tetradrachm 9.10g 12h (PDC 59966)
Mint: Seleucia on the Tigris
Dated 512 ΒΙΦ (200 AD-201 AD)
Obv: bust left with pointed beard wearing diadem and two-band spiral torque with no visible end; hair in circular bunch covering ear, above diadem not bunched; two broad diadem pendants; no wart; circular border of pellets
Rev: male wearing diadem seated left on throne, hair in circular bunch covering ear, hair above diadem not bunched; 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 ΒΙΦ; below baseline, Greek letters (?); seven-line Greek inscription (L87i); no border = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΟΛΟΓΑΣΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΣ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Previous collection: Todd A. Ballen; Dr. Robert Gonnella
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 87.19 [3 in db]
- Triton XIII (5 Jan 2010), lot 809 (this coin)
- Peus 348 (1996), lot 343 (this coin)
- Peus 388 (1 Nov 2006), ` lot 709d (this coin)
- Sammlung Gonnella: Münzen Der Arsakiden (2008), 865 (this coin)
- Shore not listed
PDC 59967 Vologases V (A.D. 191-208)
AE Chalkous 1.07g 9h (PDC 59967)
Mint: Ecbatana
Obv: bust left with pointed beard wearing diadem and two-band spiral torque with no visible end; hair in circular bunch covering ear, above diadem not bunched; two broad diadem pendants; no wart; circular border of pellets
Rev: eagle [standing?] left wings open; circular border of pellets
Previous collection: Todd A. Ballen; Dr. Robert Gonnella
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 87.28 [2 in db]
- Triton XIII (5 Jan 2010), lot 810b (this coin)
- Peus 388 (1 Nov 2006), lot 706g (this coin)
- Sammlung Gonnella: Münzen Der Arsakiden (2008), 867 (this coin)

Vologases VI (c. A.D. 208 - 228)

PDC 59969 Vologases VI (A.D. 208-228)
Billon Tetradrachm 13.46g 12h (PDC 59969)
Mint: Seleucia on the Tigris
Dated 520 ΚΦ (208 AD-209 AD)
Obv: bust left with tapering beard wearing diadem and tiara with neck flap decorated round crest with "hooks" and on side with horn; two-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 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 ΚΦ; below baseline, Greek letters ΠΕΡΙΤ; seven-line Greek inscription (L88i); no border = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΟΛΟΓΑΣΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΣ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Previous collection: Todd A. Ballen; Dr. Robert Gonnella
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 88.2 [17 in db]
- Triton XIII (5 Jan 2010), lot 811 (this coin)
- Peus 388 (1 Nov 2006), lot 709f (this coin)
- Sammlung Gonnella: Münzen Der Arsakiden (2008), 868 (this coin)
- Shore 450
PDC 59970 Vologases VI (A.D. 208-228)
Billon Tetradrachm 12.24g 1h (PDC 59970)
Mint: Seleucia on the Tigris
Dated 521 ΑΚΦ (209 AD-210 AD)
Obv: bust left with tapering beard wearing diadem and tiara with neck flap decorated round crest with "hooks" and on side with horn; two-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 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 ΑΚΦ; below baseline, Greek letters off flan; seven-line Greek inscription (L88i); no border = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΟΛΟΓΑΣΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΣ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Previous collection: Todd A. Ballen; Dr. Robert Gonnella
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 88.3-4 (month off flan) [59 in db]
- Triton XIII (5 Jan 2010), lot 812 (this coin)
- CNG 35 (1995), lot 416 (this coin)
- Peus 388 (1 Nov 2006), lot 709e (this coin)
- Sammlung Gonnella: Münzen Der Arsakiden (2008), 869 (this coin)
- Shore 451
PDC 59971 Vologases VI (A.D. 208-228)
Billon Tetradrachm 13.52g 12h (PDC 59971)
Mint: Seleucia on the Tigris
Dated 521 ΑΚΦ (209 AD-210 AD)
Obv: bust left with tapering beard wearing diadem and tiara with neck flap decorated round crest with "hooks" and on side with horn; two-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 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 ΑΚΦ; below baseline, Greek letters off flan; seven-line Greek inscription (L88i); no border = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΟΛΟΓΑΣΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΣ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Previous collection: Todd A. Ballen; Dr. Robert Gonnella
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 88.3-4 (month off flan) [59 in db]
- Triton XIII (5 Jan 2010), lot 813 (this coin)
- Baldwin 1995, lot 422 (this coin)
- Peus 388 (1 Nov 2006), lot 709g (this coin)
- Sammlung Gonnella: Münzen Der Arsakiden (2008), 870 (this coin)
- Shore 451
PDC 59973 Vologases VI (A.D. 208-228)
Billon Tetradrachm 12.71g 12h (PDC 59973)
Mint: Seleucia on the Tigris
Dated 522 ΒΚΦ (210 AD-211 AD)
Obv: bust left with tapering beard wearing diadem and tiara with neck flap decorated round crest with "hooks" and on side with horn; two-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 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 ΒΚΦ; below baseline, Greek letters off flan; seven-line Greek inscription (L88i); no border = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΟΛΟΓΑΣΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΣ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Previous collection: Todd A. Ballen
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 88.5 (month off flan) [16 in db]
- Triton XIII (5 Jan 2010), lot 815 (this coin)
- Peus 388 (1 Nov 2006), lot 709a (this coin)
- Sammlung Gonnella: Münzen Der Arsakiden (2008), 871 (this coin)
- Shore not listed
PDC 59972 Vologases VI (A.D. 208-228)
Billon Tetradrachm 13.37g 12h (PDC 59972)
Mint: Seleucia on the Tigris
Dated 525 ΕΚΦ (213 AD-214 AD)
Obv: bust left with tapering beard wearing diadem and tiara with neck flap decorated round crest with "hooks" and on side with horn; two-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 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 off flan; below baseline, Greek letters off flan; seven-line Greek inscription (L88i); no border = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΟΛΟΓΑΣΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΣ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Previous collection: Todd A. Ballen; Dr. Robert Gonnella
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 88.8 (month off flan) [10 in db]
- Triton XIII (5 Jan 2010), lot 814 (this coin)
- Peus 388 (1 Nov 2006), lot 709b (this coin)
- Sammlung Gonnella: Münzen Der Arsakiden (2008), 873 (this coin)
- Shore not listed
PDC 59974 Vologases VI (A.D. 208-228)
AR Drachm 3.58g 1h (PDC 59974)
Mint: Ecbatana
Obv: bust left with pointed beard wearing diadem and tiara decorated with pellets on stalks round crest and vertically on side; ear flap decorated with pellets; pendants shown as two lines; segmented necklet; no wart; no earring; 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 [~]; four-line Greek inscription (L88ii); above, one-line Aramaic inscription; no border
Previous collection: Todd A. Ballen
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 88.18 [158 in db]
- Triton XIII (5 Jan 2010), lot 816 (this coin)
- Shore 456
PDC 59975 Vologases VI (A.D. 208-228)
AR Drachm 3.53g 12h (PDC 59975)
Mint: Ecbatana
Obv:
Rev:
Previous collection: Todd A. Ballen
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 88.18 variant (archer's seat as x) [1 in db]
- Triton XIII (5 Jan 2010), lot 817 (this coin)
- Peus 386 (26-28 April 2006), lot 435 (this coin)
PDC 59976 Vologases VI (A.D. 208-228)
AR Drachm 3.68g 12h (PDC 59976)
Mint: Ecbatana
Obv: bust left with pointed beard wearing diadem and tiara decorated with pellets on stalks round crest and vertically on side; ear flap decorated with pellets; pendants shown as two lines; segmented necklet; no wart; no earring; 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 [~]; four-line Greek inscription (L88ii); above, one-line Aramaic inscription; no border
Previous collection: Todd A. Ballen
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 88.19 [152 in db]
- Triton XIII (5 Jan 2010), lot 818 (this coin)
- Shore 458
PDC 59977 Vologases VI (A.D. 208-228)
AR Drachm 3.45g 12h (PDC 59977)
Mint: Ecbatana
Obv: bust left with pointed beard wearing diadem and tiara decorated with pellets on stalks round crest and vertically on side; ear flap decorated with pellets; pendants shown as two lines; segmented necklet; no wart; no earring; 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 [~]; four-line Greek inscription (L88ii); above, one-line Aramaic inscription; no border
Previous collection: Todd A. Ballen
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 88.19 [152 in db]
- Triton XIII (5 Jan 2010), lot 819 (this coin)
- Shore 458
PDC 59978 Vologases VI (A.D. 208-228)
AR Drachm 3.80g 12h (PDC 59978)
Mint: Ecbatana
Obv: bust left with pointed beard wearing diadem and tiara decorated with pellets on stalks round crest and vertically on side; long ear flap decorated with pellets reaches necklet; pendants shown as two lines; segmented necklet; no wart; no earring; 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 [~]; four-line Greek inscription (L88ii); above, one-line Aramaic inscription; no border
Previous collection: Todd A. Ballen
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 88.20 variant (long earflap) [1 in db]
- Triton XIII (5 Jan 2010), lot 820 (this coin)
PDC 59979 Vologases VI (A.D. 208-228)
AR Drachm 3.79g 12h (PDC 59979)
Mint: Ecbatana
Obv: bust left with pointed beard wearing diadem and tiara with very long neck flap, reaching to segmented necklet; tiara decorated with pellets on stalks round crest and vertically on side with crescent on right half; ear flap decorated with pellets; pendants shown as two lines; no wart; no earring; behind head, no Aramaic letters; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; below bow, monogram [~]; four-line Greek inscription (L88ii); above, one-line Aramaic inscription; no border
Previous collection: Todd A. Ballen
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 88.23 variant (no obv legend) [29 in db]
- Triton XIII (5 Jan 2010), lot 821 (this coin)
- Elsen 72 (14 Dec 2002), lot 288 (this coin)
- Gorny & Mosch 107 (2 Apr 2001), lot 281 (this coin)
PDC 59980 Vologases VI (A.D. 208-228)
AR Drachm 3.27g 12h (PDC 59980)
Mint: Ecbatana
Obv: bust left with pointed beard wearing diadem and tiara with very long neck flap, reaching to segmented necklet; tiara decorated with pellets on stalks round crest and vertically on side with crescent erased (on coin, not die) from right half; ear flap decorated with pellets; pendants shown as two lines; no wart; no earring; 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 [~]; four-line Greek inscription (L88ii); above, one-line Aramaic inscription; no border
Previous collection: Todd A. Ballen
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 88.24 [7 in db]
- Triton XIII (5 Jan 2010), lot 822 (this coin)
PDC 59981 Vologases VI (A.D. 208-228)
AR Drachm 3.18g 12h (PDC 59981)
Mint: Ecbatana
Obv: bust left with pointed beard wearing diadem and tiara with very long neck flap, reaching to segmented necklet; tiara decorated with pellets on stalks round crest and vertically on side with crescent erased (on coin, not die) from right half; ear flap decorated with pellets; pendants shown as two lines; no wart; no earring; 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 [~]; four-line Greek inscription (L88ii); above, one-line Aramaic inscription; no border
Previous collection: Todd A. Ballen
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 88.24 [7 in db]
- Triton XIII (5 Jan 2010), lot 823 (this coin)
- CNG 75 (23 May 2007), lot 602 (this coin)
PDC 59984 Vologases VI (A.D. 208-228)
AE Chalkous 1.25g 12h (PDC 59984)
Mint: Ecbatana
Obv: bust left with pointed beard wearing diadem and tiara decorated with pellets on stalks round crest and vertically on side; ear flap decorated with pellets; pendants shown as two lines; segmented necklet; no wart; no earring; behind head, Aramaic letters (= wl); circular border of pellets
Rev: eagle stands left, wings open, [wreath in beak?]; circular border of pellets
Previous collection: Todd A. Ballen; Dr. Robert Gonnella
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 88.29 [36 in db]
- Triton XIII (5 Jan 2010), lot 824a (this coin)
- Auktion v. d. Dussen 23 (1995), lot 747 (this coin)
- Sammlung Gonnella: Münzen Der Arsakiden (2008), 883 (this coin)
- Shore 640
PDC 59983 Vologases VI (A.D. 208-228)
AE Chalkous 1.33g (PDC 59983)
Mint: Ecbatana
Obv: bust left with pointed beard wearing diadem and tiara decorated with pellets on stalks round crest and vertically on side; ear flap decorated with pellets; pendants shown as two lines; segmented necklet; no wart; no earring; behind head, Aramaic letters (= wl); circular border of pellets
Rev: eagle stands left, wings open, wreath in beak; circular border of pellets
Previous collection: Todd A. Ballen; Dr. Robert Gonnella
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 88.30 [8 in db]
- Triton XIII (5 Jan 2010), lot 824b (this coin)
- Sammlung Gonnella: Münzen Der Arsakiden (2008), 885 (this coin)
- Shore 641

Artabanus IV (c. A.D. 216 - 224)

PDC 59985 Artabanus IV (A.D. 216-224)
AR Drachm 3.79g 12h (PDC 59985)
Mint: Ecbatana
Obv: bust left with forked beard wearing diadem and tiara decorated with pellets on stalks round crest and vertically on side; ear flap and long neck flap decorated with lines of pellets; pendants shown as two lines; two-band spiral torque with no visible end; no wart; no earring; behind head, Aramaic letters (= 'r); circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; below bow, monogram [~]; four-line barbarous Greek inscription (L89i); above, one-line Aramaic inscription (= 'rtbnw MLK'); no border
Previous collection: Todd A. Ballen
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 89.1 [72 in db]
- Triton XIII (5 Jan 2010), lot 825 (this coin)
- Shore 464
- Triton I (2 December 1997), lot 600 (this coin)
- Triton VI (14 Jan 2003), lot 515 (this coin)
PDC 59986 Artabanus IV (A.D. 216-224)
AR Drachm 3.72g 12h (PDC 59986)
Mint: Ecbatana
Obv: bust left with forked beard wearing diadem and tiara decorated with pellets on stalks round crest and vertically on side; ear flap and long neck flap decorated with lines of pellets; pendants shown as two lines; two-band spiral torque with no visible end; no wart; no earring; behind head, Aramaic letters (= 'r); circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; below bow, monogram [~]; four-line barbarous Greek inscription (L89i); above, one-line Aramaic inscription (= 'rtbnw MLK'); no border
Previous collection: Todd A. Ballen
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 89.3 [42 in db]
- Triton XIII (5 Jan 2010), lot 826 (this coin)
- Shore 465
- Triton VI (14 January 2003), lot 515 (this coin)
PDC 59982 Artabanus IV (A.D. 216-224)
AE Chalkous 1.05g 12h (PDC 59982)
Mint: Ecbatana
Obv: bust left with forked beard wearing diadem and tiara decorated with pellets on stalks round crest and vertically on side; pendants shown as three lines; two-band spiral torque with no visible end; no wart; no earring; behind head, Aramaic letters (= 'r); circular border of pellets
Rev: horned sheep running left; circular border of pellets
Previous collection: Todd A. Ballen; Dr. Robert Gonnella
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 89.6 [30 in db]
- Triton XIII (5 Jan 2010), lot 824c (this coin)
- Peus 388 (1 Nov 2006), lot 706o (this coin)
- Sammlung Gonnella: Münzen Der Arsakiden (2008), 892 (this coin)
- Shore not listed
PDC 59987 Artabanus IV (A.D. 216-224)
AR Drachm 3.66g 12h (PDC 59987)
Mint: Ecbatana
Obv: bust left with forked beard wearing diadem and tiara decorated with pellets on stalks round crest and a star surrounded with pellets on side; ear flap and long neck flap decorated with lines of pellets; pendants shown as two lines; necklet with center row of pellets; no wart; no earring; no Aramaic letters behind head; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; below bow, monogram [~]; four-line barbarous Greek inscription (L90i); above, one-line Aramaic inscription (= 'rtbnw MLK'); no border
Previous collection: Todd A. Ballen
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 90.1 [15 in db]
- Triton XIII (5 Jan 2010), lot 827 (this coin)
- Shore 467

Countermarked Issues

PDC 60019 Countermarked Issue
AR Drachm 3.48g 11h (PDC 60019)
Mint?
Obv: local imitation; bust left with pointed beard wearing diadem and segmented necklet; eagle behind head flying left with diadem; wart visible on forehead; circular border of pellets [S52 type] with countermark (C91v) on shoulder; countermark engraved on the die
Rev: local imitation; beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; below bow, Greek letter Π; barbarous inscription; no border [S52 type]
Previous collection: Todd A. Ballen
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 91.13 [27 in db]
- Triton XIII (5 Jan 2010), lot 851 (this coin)
- Mitchiner ACW 767 (King 'A')
- Mitchiner IG 612 (King 'A')
- Senior 199.2D
- Shore 473

Autonomous City Issues

PDC 59997 Autonomous City Issue
AE Chalkous 1.92g (PDC 59997)
Mint?
Obv:
Rev:
Previous collection: Todd A. Ballen
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 92.6A-G (date illegible)
(date illegible)
[1 in db]
- Triton XIII (5 Jan 2010), lot 829a (this coin)
- Peus 376 (2003), lot 1654 (this coin)
- Peus 388 (1 Nov 2006), lot 706i (this coin)
- Shore cf. 643
PDC 59996 Autonomous City Issue
AE Chalkous 1.32g 2h (PDC 59996)
Mint: Ecbatana
Obv: head of Tyche right; circular border of pellets
Rev: three-line Greek inscription ΔΚΣ / ΔΙΟΥ / Α; no border = ΔKΣ / ΔIOY / A
Previous collection: Todd A. Ballen
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 92.37 [50 in db]
- Triton XIII (5 Jan 2010), lot 829b (this coin)
- Peus 376 (2003), lot 1654 (this coin)
- Peus 388 (1 Nov 2006), lot 706m (this coin)
PDC 59995 Autonomous City Issue
AE Chalkous 1.64g 1h (PDC 59995)
Mint: Ecbatana
Obv: head of Tyche right; circular border of pellets
Rev: three-line Greek inscription ΔΚΣ / ΔΙΟΥ / Α; no border = ΔKΣ / ΔIOY / A
Previous collection: Todd A. Ballen
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 92.37 [50 in db]
- Triton XIII (5 Jan 2010), lot 829c (this coin)
- Peus 376 (2003), lot 1654 (this coin)
- Peus 388 (1 Nov 2006), lot 706L (this coin)
- Sammlung Gonnella: Münzen Der Arsakiden (2008), 896 (this coin)

Sanabares (c. A.D. 50 - 65)

PDC 60022 Sanabares
AE Drachm 3.39g 12h (PDC 60022)
Mint: Margiane
Obv: bareheaded bust left wearing diadem, tapering beard, hair billowing behind, three or four distinct rows of waves; in front, cross above crescent; circular border of pellets
Rev: archer seated right; no symbol behind archer; below bow, Π; circular Greek legend (L93i) around = dΛ(three-bar Σ)IΛEY (three-bar Σ)ΛNΛBΛPH(three-bar Σ) (mostly off flan)
Previous collection: Todd A. Ballen
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 93.1 [7 in db]
- Triton XIII (5 Jan 2010), lot 852a (this coin)
- Senior 266.1D
PDC 60021 Sanabares
AE Drachm 3.42g 12h (PDC 60021)
Mint: Margiane
Obv: bareheaded bust left wearing diadem, tapering beard, hair close to head in three waves; no symbols; circular border of pellets
Rev: archer seated right; above bow, Aramaic legend (L93ii); below bow, Π; circular Greek legend (L93i ?) around
Previous collection: Todd A. Ballen
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 93.3 [4 in db]
- Triton XIII (5 Jan 2010), lot 852b (this coin)
- Senior 266.2D
PDC 60020 Sanabares
AE Drachm 3.93g 11h (PDC 60020)
Mint: Margiane
Obv: bareheaded bust left wearing diadem, tapering beard, hair close to head in three waves; no symbols; circular border of pellets
Rev: archer seated right; monogram [~] behind archer; below bow, Π; inscription?; border?
Previous collection: Todd A. Ballen
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 93.5 [5 in db]
- Triton XIII (5 Jan 2010), lot 852c (this coin)
- Senior 266.4D

 

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