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Parthia-Related Coins:
Elymais and Persis


Elymais

PDC 59998 Kamnaskires IV
AR Drachm 3.51g 12h, Travelling (Court) (PDC 59998)
Obv: Bearded bust left, wearing diadem
Rev: Zeus Nikephoros seated left; monogram to inner left / ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ [ΚΑ]ΜΝΑΣΚΕΙΡ[ΟΥ] [ΤΟ]Υ ΕΓ ΒΑΣΙ[ΛΕΩΝ] [ΚΑ]ΜΝΑΣΚ[ΕΙΡΟΥ]
Previous collection: Todd A. Ballen
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Triton XIII (5 Jan 2010), lot 830 (this coin)
- Alram 459
- BMC Arabia p.247, 2
- Peus 386 (26 April 2006), lot 363 (this coin)
- van’t Haaff 8.2.2-1b (this coin)
PDC 59999 Kamnaskires V
AR Drachm 3.25g 12h, Seleukeia on the Hedyphon (PDC 59999)
Dated 277 ΖΟΣ (BC 36-BC 35)
Obv: Bearded bust left, wearing diadem
Rev: Bearded bust left, wearing diadem; blundered legend around, OΣZ (sic, date) in exergue
Previous collection: Todd A. Ballen
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Triton XIII (5 Jan 2010), lot 831 (this coin)
- Alram 464
- Peus 386 (26 Apr 2006), lot 366 (this coin)
- van’t Haaff 9.1.2-4Ca (this coin)
PDC 60000 Uncertain
Billon Tetradrachm 15.44g 12h (PDC 60000)
Obv: Diademed, bearded bust left; behind, star-in-crescent above anchor, small pellet to left of anchor
Rev: Diademed, bearded bust left; degraded legend around
Previous collection: Todd A. Ballen
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Triton XIII (5 Jan 2010), lot 832 (this coin)
- Alram NB1
- CNG 72 (14 Jun 2006), lot 1011 (this coin)
- Triton VII, 13-14 Jan 2004), lot 531 (this coin)
- van’t Haaff 10.3.1.-1Bb (this coin)
- Vecchi 16 (9 Oct 1999), lot 304 (this coin)
PDC 60001 Kamnaskires-Orodes
AE Drachm 3.74g (PDC 60001)
Obv: Bearded facing bust, wearing diadem and hair tuft on top, side hairs curving upward; to right, pellet-in-crescent above anchor with one crossbar on top
Rev: Dashes in linear pattern
Previous collection: Todd A. Ballen
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Triton XIII (5 Jan 2010), lot 833 (this coin)
- Alram not listed
- van’t Haaff 12.3.1-2A2
PDC 60002 Orodes II
AE Drachm 14.99g (PDC 60002)
Obv: Bearded facing bust, wearing diadem and tiara; to right, star-in-crescent above anchor with one crossbar at bottom / “wrwd mlk” in Aramaic script
Rev: Dashes in linear pattern
Previous collection: Todd A. Ballen
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Triton XIII (5 Jan 2010), lot 834 (this coin)
- Alram 477
- Gorny & Mosch 113 (18 Oct 2001), lot 5306 (this coin)
- Gorny & Mosch 130 (8 Mar 2004), lot 1327 (this coin)
- Van’t Haaff 13.3.1-3A

Persis

PDC 60003 Artaxerxes (Ardaxšir) I.
AR Drachm 4.12g 9h (PDC 60003)
Obv: Head right, wearing mustache and earring, wearing diadem and kyrbasia
Rev: fire temple of Ahura-Mazda; on left, Artaxerxes standing right; standard to right / “rtrk’” on left, “ty bgdt” in Aramaic script in exergue
Previous collection: Todd A. Ballen
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Triton XIII (5 Jan 2010), lot 835 (this coin)
- Alram 521-524 variant (legend)
- De Morgan not listed
- ESMS p. 133, E variant (orientation of legend)
- Klose & Müseler cf. 2/7
PDC 60004 Darios (Darev) I
AR Drachm 3.51g 2h (PDC 60004)
Obv: Head right, with short beard, wearing diadem and kyrbasia surmounted by crescent
Rev: fire temple, Ahura-Mazda above; to left, Darios standing right; to right, column surmounted by eagle / “d’rwy m[...]” in Aramaic script in exergue
Previous collection: Todd A. Ballen
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Triton XIII (5 Jan 2010), lot 836 (this coin)
- Alram 557
- de Morgan pl. XXIX, 11-12
- Elsen 72 (14 Dec 2002), lot 284 (this coin)
- Klose & Müseler 3/10
PDC 60005 Autophradates (Vadfradad) III
AR Drachm 4.08g 11h (PDC 60005)
Obv: Bearded bust right, wearing diadem; crescent above
Rev: fire temple, Ahura-Mazda above; to left, Autophradates standing right, raising arms; to right, column surmounted by eagle / “wtprdt mlk [...]”in Aramaic script in exergue
Previous collection: Todd A. Ballen
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Triton XIII (5 Jan 2010), lot 837 (this coin)
- Alram 561
- de Morgan pl. XXIX, 21 variant (legend)
- Klose & Müseler 4/1
PDC 60006 Darios (Darev) II
AR Drachm 4.04g 1h (PDC 60006)
Obv: Bearded bust right, wearing diadem with three rows of pellets; crescent above
Rev: Darios standing left, holding scepter and sacrificing before altar to left / “d’ryw mlk”brh wtprdt mlk’” in Aramaic script
Previous collection: Todd A. Ballen
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Triton XIII (5 Jan 2010), lot 838 (this coin)
- Alram 564
- de Morgan pl. XXX, 2
- Klose & Müseler cf. 4/4
- Triton IX (10 Jan 2006), lot 1107 (this coin)
- Tyler-Smith, Parcel, type 1c
PDC 60007 Darios (Darev) II
AR Obol 0.66g 7h (PDC 60007)
Obv: Bearded bust right, wearing diadem with one row of pellets; crescent above
Rev: Darios standing left, holding scepter and sacrificing before altar to left / “d’ryw mlk” in Aramaic script
Previous collection: Todd A. Ballen
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Triton XIII (5 Jan 2010), lot 839 (this coin)
- Alram 566
- de Morgan pl. XXX, 22
- Klose & Müseler not listed
- Tyler-Smith, Parcel, type 1a, 20
PDC 60008 Artaxerxes (Ardaxšir) II
AR Drachm 4.02g 4h (PDC 60008)
Obv: Large bust left, wearing short beard, diadem, and mural crown; monogram behind
Rev: Artaxerxes standing left, holding scepter and sacrificing before altar to left / “’rthshtr mlka brh d’ryw mlk’” in Aramaic script
Previous collection: Todd A. Ballen
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Triton XIII (5 Jan 2010), lot 840 (this coin)
- Alram 570
- de Morgan pl. XXXI, 19
- Klose & Müseler cf. 4/10-11
- Tyler-Smith, Parcel, type 1d
PDC 60009 Oxathres (Vahšir)
AR Drachm 3.90g 11h (PDC 60009)
Obv: Bearded bust left, wearing diadem with three ties and torque with four segments
Rev: Oxathres standing right, holding scepter and sacrificing before altar to right / “whwh[sh]tr myk nrh ryw myk” (partially blundered) in Aramaic script
Previous collection: Todd A. Ballen
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Triton XIII (5 Jan 2010), lot 841 (this coin)
- Alram 582 variant (legend)
- de Morgan pl. XXXI, 30 variant (same)
- Klose & Müseler cf. 4/20
- Malter 81 (29 Sep 2002), lot 205 (this coin)
- Tyler-Smith, Parcel, type 2
PDC 60010 Pakur (Pakor) I
AR Drachm 3.75g 3h (PDC 60010)
Obv: bearded bust left, wearing diadem / “ykrw myka” (partially blundered) in Aramaic script
Rev: bearded bust left, wearing diadem / “ykrw myka” (partially blundered) in Aramaic script
Previous collection: Todd A. Ballen
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Triton XIII (5 Jan 2010), lot 842 (this coin)
- Alram 588 variant (no legend on reverse)
- de Morgan not listed
- Klose & Müseler 4/31
- Peus 380 (3 Nov 2004), lot 623 (this coin)
- Tyler-Smith, Parcel not listed
PDC 60011 Pakur (Pakor) I
AR Hemidrachm 1.73g 3h (PDC 60011)
Obv: Bearded bust left, wearing diadem; no legend
Rev: Bearded bust left, wearing diadem; no legend
Previous collection: Todd A. Ballen
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Triton XIII (5 Jan 2010), lot 843 (this coin)
- Alram 589 variant (legends)
- de Morgan pl. XXXII, 9-10 variant (legends)
- Klose & Müseler cf. 4/32
- Peus 361 (3 Nov 1999), lot 271 (this coin)
- Peus 386 (26 Apr 2006), lot 333 (this coin)
- Peus 388 (1 Nov 2006), lot 615 (this coin)
- Tyler-Smith, Parcel 150
PDC 60012 Pakur (Pakor) II
AR Drachm 3.37g (PDC 60012)
Obv: Bearded bust left, wearing diadem; triskeles behind
Rev: Triskeles; pellet in field, blundered legend
Previous collection: Todd A. Ballen
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Triton XIII (5 Jan 2010), lot 844 (this coin)
- Alram 596 variant (no pellet)
- de Morgan cf. pl. XXXII, 5 (hemidrachm)
- Klose & Müseler not listed
- Tyler-Smith, Parcel not listed
PDC 60013 Kapat (Napad)
AR Drachm 3.36g 2h (PDC 60013)
Obv: Bearded bust left, wearing diadem and Parthian-style tiara with three rows of pellets and central pellet-in-crescent; no border
Rev: Bearded bust left, wearing diadem; blundered legend
Previous collection: Todd A. Ballen; Dr. Robert Gonnella
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Triton XIII (5 Jan 2010), lot 845 (this coin)
- Alram 612 variant (legend)
- de Morgan pl. XXXIII, 6
- Klose & Müseler cf. 4/48
- Peus 388, 1 Nov 2006), lot 261 (this coin)
- Tyler-Smith, Parcel, type 3a
PDC 60014 Uncertain King II
AR Hemidrachm 1.73g 9h (PDC 60014)
Obv: Bearded bust left, wearing diadem and Parthian-style tiara with three rows of pellets and central pellet-in-crescent; triskeles behind
Rev: Large diadem; blundered legend
Previous collection: Todd A. Ballen
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Triton XIII (5 Jan 2010), lot 846 (this coin)
- Alram 619
- de Morgan pl. XXXIII, 22
- Klose & Müseler 4/56a-b
- Tyler-Smith, Parcel, type 1, 210
PDC 60015 Artaxerxes (Ardaxshir) III
AR Drachm 2.50g 6h (PDC 60015)
Obv: Bearded bust left, wearing diadem; triskeles behind
Rev: Bearded bust left, wearing diadem; rays above, blundered legend
Previous collection: Todd A. Ballen
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Triton XIII (5 Jan 2010), lot 847 (this coin)
- Alram 631
- de Morgan pl. XXXIV, 2 variant (triskeles on reverse)
- Klose & Müseler 5/9
- Tyler-Smith, Parcel 225
PDC 60016 Manuchtir (Manchihr) II
AR Drachm 3.00g 7h (PDC 60016)
Obv: bearded bust left, wearing diadem and Parthian-style tiara with two rows of pellets and central pellet-in-crescent / “mnctyw m[lka]” in Aramaic script
Rev: bearded bust left, wearing diadem / “mnctyw mlk[a]” in Aramaic script
Previous collection: Todd A. Ballen
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Triton XIII (5 Jan 2010), lot 848 (this coin)
- Alram 634
- Berk BBS 120 (10 May 2001), lot 238 (this coin)
- de Morgan not listed
- Klose & Müseler cf. 5/12
- Tyler-Smith, Parcel not listed
PDC 60017 Manuchtir (Manchihr) III
AR Drachm 2.94g 8h (PDC 60017)
Obv: bearded bust left, wearing diadem, hair tied in bunch above / “[mn]ctry mlka” in Aramaic script
Rev: bearded bust left, wearing diadem and Parthian-style tiara with two rows of pellets / “brh mnctry mlka” (partially blundered) in Aramaic script
Previous collection: Todd A. Ballen
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Triton XIII (5 Jan 2010), lot 849 (this coin)
- Alram 646
- de Morgan pl. XXXIV, 11
- Klose & Müseler 5/18
PDC 60018 Artaxerxes (Ardaxshir) V
AR Drachm 3.79g 11h (PDC 60018)
Obv: Bearded facing head, wearing diadem and Parthian-style tiara with pellet-in-crescent / “bgy ’rthsht mlka” in Aramaic script
Rev: Bearded head of Papak left, wearing diadem and Parthian-style tiara with pellet-in-crescent / “bhr bgy p’p mlka” in Aramaic script
Previous collection: Todd A. Ballen
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Triton XIII (5 Jan 2010), lot 850 (this coin)
- Alram 657
- de Morgan pl. XXXIV, 22
- Göbl type I/1
- Klose & Müseler 6/3
- SNS type I(1)/1(1), pl. 1, 3
 

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