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Gotarzes I to Darius

 

Gotarzes I (c. 95 - 90 B.C.)

PDC 59708 Gotarzes I (95-90 B.C.)
AR Drachm 4.16g 12h (PDC 59708)
Mint: Rhagae
Obv: long-bearded bust left wearing tiara (T33ii); circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; no border; five-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΘΕΟΠΑΤΡΟΥ ΝΙΚΑΤΟΡΟΣ
Previous collection: Todd A. Ballen
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 33.4 [345 in db]
- Triton XIII (5 Jan 2010), lot 585 (this coin)
- Shore 115
PDC 59707 Gotarzes I (95-90 B.C.)
AR Drachm 4.16g 12h (PDC 59707)
Mint: Rhagae
Obv: long-bearded bust left wearing tiara (T33iii); circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; no border; five-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΘΕΟΠΑΤΡΟΥ ΝΙΚΑΤΟΡΟΣ
Previous collection: Todd A. Ballen
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 33.5 [12 in db]
- Triton XIII (5 Jan 2010), lot 584 (this coin)
- Pegasi XVI (8 May 2007), lot 207 (this coin)
PDC 59709 Gotarzes I (95-90 B.C.)
AR Drachm 4.18g 12h (PDC 59709)
Mint: Rhagae
Obv: long-bearded bust left wearing tiara (T33iii); circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; no border; five-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΘΕΟΠΑΤΡΟΥ ΝΙΚΑΤΟΡΟΣ
Previous collection: Todd A. Ballen
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 33.5 [12 in db]
- Triton XIII (5 Jan 2010), lot 586 (this coin)
- Shore 116-117
PDC 59712 Gotarzes I (95-90 B.C.)
AE Tetrachalkous 2.30g (PDC 59712)
Mint: Rhagae
Obv: long-bearded bust left wearing tiara (T33i); circular border of pellets
Rev: Pegasus flying right; no border; five-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΘΕΟΠΑΤΡΟΥ ΝΙΚΑΤΟΡΟΣ
Previous collection: Todd A. Ballen; Dr. Robert Gonnella
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 33.10 [3 in db]
- Triton XIII (5 Jan 2010), lot 587a (this coin)

Orodes I (c. 90 - 80 B.C.)

PDC 59711 Orodes I (90-80 B.C.)
AR Tetradrachm 3.68g (PDC 59711)
Mint: Seleucia on the Tigris
Obv: bearded bust left wearing tiara (T31) decorated on side with six or eight point star; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΑΥΤΟΚΡΑΤΟΡΟΣ ΦΙΛΟΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Previous collection: Todd A. Ballen; Dr. Robert Gonnella
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 31.1 [4 in db]
- Triton XIII (5 Jan 2010), lot 587b (this coin)
- Peus 388 (1 Nov 2006), lot 349 (part of)
- Sammlung Gonnella: Münzen Der Arsakiden (2008), 140 (this coin)
PDC 59716 Orodes I (90-80 B.C.)
AR Tetradrachm 15.73g 12h (PDC 59716)
Mint: Seleucia on the Tigris
Obv: bearded bust left wearing tiara (T31) decorated on side with six-point star; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; below bow, Greek letter A; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΑΥΤΟΚΡΑΤΟΡΟΣ ΦΙΛΟΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Provenance: ex Pars Coins
Previous collection: Todd A. Ballen
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 31.2 [6 in db]
- Triton XIII (5 Jan 2010), lot 591 (this coin)
- CNG 36 (5-6 Dec 1995), lot 120 (this coin)
- Leu 83 (6-7 May 2002), lot 415 (this coin)
- Shore 120 (this coin)
- Triton VI (14 Jan 2003), lot 508 (this coin)
PDC 59717 Orodes I (90-80 B.C.)
AR Drachm 4.03g 12h (PDC 59717)
Mint: Ecbatana
Obv: bearded bust left wearing tiara (T31i) with six-pointed star; pellet ended torque; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΑΥΤΟΚΡΑΤΟΡΟΣ ΦΙΛΟΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Previous collection: Todd A. Ballen
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 31.5 variant (style) [1 in db]
- Triton XIII (5 Jan 2010), lot 592 (this coin)
PDC 59718 Orodes I (90-80 B.C.)
AR Drachm 4.14g 12h (PDC 59718)
Mint: Rhagae
Obv: bearded bust left wearing tiara (T31i) with eight-pointed star; pellet ended torque; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΑΥΤΟΚΡΑΤΟΡΟΣ ΦΙΛΟΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Previous collection: Todd A. Ballen
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 31.6 [524 in db]
- Triton XIII (5 Jan 2010), lot 593 (this coin)
- Shore 123-124

Unknown King II (c. 80 - 70 B.C.)

PDC 59721 Unknown King II (80-70 B.C.)
AR Tetradrachm 15.95g 12h (PDC 59721)
Mint: Seleucia on the Tigris
Obv: bearded bust left wearing diadem, hair in four horizontal rows of curls covering ear; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; above bow, monogram [~]; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΘΕΟΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Previous collection: Todd A. Ballen
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 30.2 [16 in db]
- Triton XIII (5 Jan 2010), lot 596 (this coin)
- Peus 372 (Oct 2002), lot 624 (this coin)
- Peus 374 (Apr 2003), lot 143 (this coin)
PDC 59722 Unknown King II (80-70 B.C.)
AR Drachm 4.01g 12h (PDC 59722)
Mint: Ecbatana
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem, hair covering ear; single-pellet-ended torque; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne; empty cloak sleeve pointed and reaching only to seat level, holding bow in right hand; no border; five-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΘΕΟΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ
Previous collection: Todd A. Ballen; Dr. Robert Gonnella
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 30.14 [84 in db]
- Triton XIII (5 Jan 2010), lot 597 (this coin)
- Peus 324 (1989), lot 292 (this coin)
- Peus 388 (1 Nov 2006), lot 379 (this coin)
- Sammlung Gonnella: Münzen Der Arsakiden (2008), 167 (this coin)
- Shore 131
PDC 59724 Unknown King II (80-70 B.C.)
AR Drachm 4.14g 12h (PDC 59724)
Mint: Ecbatana
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem, hair covering ear; griffin-ended torque; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne; empty cloak sleeve pointed and reaching only to seat level, holding bow in right hand; no border; five-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΘΕΟΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ
Previous collection: Todd A. Ballen
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 30.15 [46 in db]
- Triton XIII (5 Jan 2010), lot 599 (this coin)
- Berk BBS 146 (29 Nov 2005), lot 150 (this coin)
- Pegasi XVI (8 May 2007), lot 208 (this coin)
PDC 59723 Unknown King II (80-70 B.C.)
AR Drachm 4.14g 12h (PDC 59723)
Mint: Rhagae
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem, hair covering ear; single-pellet-ended torque; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne; empty cloak sleeve ends in pellet reaching well below seat level, holding bow in right hand; no border; five-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΘΕΟΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ
Previous collection: Todd A. Ballen
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 30.16 [230 in db]
- Triton XIII (5 Jan 2010), lot 598 (this coin)
- Gorny & Mosch Auktion 152 (10 Oct 2006), lot 1503 (this coin)
- Shore 133-135
PDC 59725 Unknown King II (80-70 B.C.)
AR Drachm 3.55g 12h (PDC 59725)
Mint: Rhagae
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem, hair covering ear; single-pellet-ended torque; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne; empty cloak sleeve ends in pellet reaching well below seat level, holding bow in right hand; no border; Greek letters ΕΝΡΑΓΑΙΣ to right of five-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΘΕΟΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ
Previous collection: Todd A. Ballen
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 30.18 [5 in db]
- Triton XIII (5 Jan 2010), lot 600 (this coin)
PDC 59726 Unknown King II (80-70 B.C.)
AR Drachm 4.18g 12h (PDC 59726)
Mint: Susa
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem, hair covering ear; single-pellet-ended torque; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer, wearing helmet and cloak, seated right on throne; empty cloak sleeve ends in pellet reaching well below seat level, holding bow in right hand; no border; five-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΘΕΟΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ
Previous collection: Todd A. Ballen
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 30.19 [4 in db]
- Triton XIII (5 Jan 2010), lot 601 (this coin)
- Giessener Münzhandlung 97 (11 October 1999), lot 548 (this coin)
- Gorny & Mosch Auktion 160 (8-9 Oct 2007), lot 1694 (this coin)
- Shore 131
PDC 59727 Unknown King II (80-70 B.C.)
AR Drachm 3.66g 12h (PDC 59727)
Mint: Margiane
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem, hair covering ear; single-pellet-ended torque; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne which has two legs visible; empty cloak sleeve ends in pellet reaching well below seat level, holding bow in right hand; no border; Greek letters ΜΑΡΓΙΑΝΗ to right of five-line Greek inscription with left two lines read from outside = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΘΕΟΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ
Previous collection: Todd A. Ballen
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 30.21 variant (two-leg throne) [7 in db]
- Triton XIII (5 Jan 2010), lot 602 (this coin)
- Peus 376 (Oct 2003), lot 644 (this coin)
- Shore 141
PDC 59728 Unknown King II (80-70 B.C.)
AR Drachm 3.94g 12h (PDC 59728)
Mint: Traxiane
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem, hair covering ear; single-pellet-ended torque; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne which has two legs visible; empty cloak sleeve ends in pellet reaching well below seat level, holding bow in right hand; no border; Greek letters ΤΡΑΞΙΑΝΗ to right of five-line Greek inscription with left two lines read from outside = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΘΕΟΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ
Previous collection: Todd A. Ballen
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 30.22 variant (two-leg throne) [7 in db]
- Triton XIII (5 Jan 2010), lot 603 (this coin)
- Shore 142
- UBS 59 (29 Jan 2004), lot 5958 (this coin)
PDC 59729 Unknown King II (80-70 B.C.)
AR Drachm 4.14g 12h (PDC 59729)
Mint: Nisa
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem, hair covering ear; triple-pellet-ended torque; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne; empty cloak sleeve ends in pellet reaching well below seat level, holding bow in right hand; no border; Greek letters ΝΙΣΑΙΑ with lunate sigma to right of five-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΘΕΟΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ
Previous collection: Todd A. Ballen; Dr. Robert Gonnella
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 30.24 variant (ΝΙΣΑΙΑ with lunate sigma) [1 in db]
- Triton XIII (5 Jan 2010), lot 604 (this coin)
- Peus 388 (1 Nov 2006), lot 388 (this coin)
- Sammlung Gonnella: Münzen Der Arsakiden (2008), 177 (this coin)
- Shore not listed
- Spink Numismatic Circular 7 (1997), lot 3414 (this coin)
PDC 59730 Unknown King II (80-70 B.C.)
AR Drachm 3.35g 12h (PDC 59730)
Mint: Aria
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem, hair covering ear; single-pellet-ended torque; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne; empty cloak sleeve ends in pellet reaching well below seat level, holding bow in right hand; no border; Greek letters ΑΡΕΙΑ to right of five-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΘΕΟΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ
Previous collection: Todd A. Ballen
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 30.25 [12 in db]
- Triton XIII (5 Jan 2010), lot 605 (this coin)
PDC 59731 Unknown King II (80-70 B.C.)
AR Drachm 4.14g 12h (PDC 59731)
Mint: Ecbatana
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem, hair covering ear; single-pellet-ended torque; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne; empty cloak sleeve ends in pellet reaching well below seat level, holding bow in right hand; no border; five-line Greek inscription but bottom line reads [???????] in retrograde, read from inside = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΘΕΟΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ
Previous collection: Todd A. Ballen
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 30.26 variant (legend, read from inside) [1 in db]
- Triton XIII (5 Jan 2010), lot 606 (this coin)
PDC 59732 Unknown King II (80-70 B.C.)
AR Drachm 4.12g 12h (PDC 59732)
Mint: Rhagae
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem, hair covering ear; single-pellet-ended torque; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne; empty cloak sleeve ends in pellet reaching well below seat level, holding bow in right hand; no border; Greek letters ΚΑΤΑCΤΡΑΤΕΙΑ to right of five-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΘΕΟΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ
Previous collection: Todd A. Ballen; Dr. Robert Gonnella
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 30.28 [11 in db]
- Triton XIII (5 Jan 2010), lot 607 (this coin)
- Peus 338 (1994), lot 126 (this coin)
- Peus 388 (1 Nov 2006), lot 389 (this coin)
- Sammlung Gonnella: Münzen Der Arsakiden (2008), 178 (this coin)
- Shore 144
PDC 59733 Unknown King II (80-70 B.C.)
AR Drachm 4.03g 12h (PDC 59733)
Mint: Rhagae
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem, hair covering ear; single-pellet-ended torque; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne; empty cloak sleeve ends in pellet reaching well below seat level, holding bow in right hand; no border; Greek letters ΚΑΤΑCΤΡΑΤΕΙΑ to right of five-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΘΕΟΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ
Previous collection: Todd A. Ballen
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 30.28 [11 in db]
- Triton XIII (5 Jan 2010), lot 608 (this coin)
- Peus 384 (1 Nov 2005), lot 385 (this coin)
- Shore 144

Sinatruces (c. 77 - 70 B.C.)

PDC 59719 Sinatruces (77-70 B.C.)
AR Drachm 4.10g 12h (PDC 59719)
Mint: Rhagae
Obv: bearded bust left wearing tiara (T34i) decorated on side with three lines of pellets, around crest with pairs of pellets on stalks; behind bust, anchor symbol; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; empty cloak sleeve pellet ended and reaching well below seat; no border; six-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Previous collection: Todd A. Ballen
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 34.3 variant (tiara emblem) [1 in db]
- Triton XIII (5 Jan 2010), lot 594 (this coin)
PDC 59720 Sinatruces (77-70 B.C.)
AR Drachm 4.10g 12h (PDC 59720)
Mint: Rhagae
Obv: bearded bust left wearing tiara (T34ii) decorated on side with fleur de lys, around crest with pairs of pellets on stalks; behind bust, anchor symbol; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; empty cloak sleeve pellet ended and reaching well below seat; no border; six-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Previous collection: Todd A. Ballen
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 34.4 [12 in db]
- Triton XIII (5 Jan 2010), lot 595 (this coin)
- Peus 386 (26-28 April 2006), lot 402 (this coin)
- Shore 146
PDC 59710 Sinatruces (77-70 B.C.)
AE Dichalkous 3.40g (PDC 59710)
Mint: Rhagae
Obv: bearded bust left wearing tiara (T34i) decorated on side with fleur de lys, around crest with pairs of pellets on stalks; behind bust, anchor symbol; circular border of pellets
Rev: Pegasus flying right (or prancing horse?); no border; six-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Previous collection: Todd A. Ballen; Dr. Robert Gonnella
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 34.9 [8 in db]
- Triton XIII (5 Jan 2010), lot 587c (this coin)
- Shore not listed

Darius (?) (c. 70 B.C.)

PDC 59736 Darius (70 B.C.)
AR Drachm 4.18g 12h (PDC 59736)
Mint: Rhagae
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing earring, diadem and spiral torque; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; below bow, monogram [~]; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΚΑΙ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ ΦΙΛΟΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ
Previous collection: Todd A. Ballen
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 36.9 variant (earring) [6 in db]
- Triton XIII (5 Jan 2010), lot 611 (this coin)
PDC 59737 Darius (70 B.C.)
AR Drachm 4.03g 12h (PDC 59737)
Mint: Rhagae
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem and spiral torque; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; below bow, monogram [~]; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΚΑΙ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ ΦΙΛΟΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ
Previous collection: Todd A. Ballen
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 36.10 [5 in db]
- Triton XIII (5 Jan 2010), lot 612 (this coin)
- Peus 386 (26-28 April 2006), lot 403 (this coin)
- Shore 156
PDC 59739 Darius (70 B.C.)
AR Drachm 4.16g 1h (PDC 59739)
Mint: Mithradatkart
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem and spiral torque; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; below bow, monogram [~]; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΚΑΙ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ ΦΙΛΟΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ
Previous collection: Todd A. Ballen
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 36.12 [5 in db]
- Triton XIII (5 Jan 2010), lot 614 (this coin)
- Ponterio 142 (27 Apr 2007), lot 1676 (this coin)
- Shore 158
PDC 59738 Darius (70 B.C.)
AR Drachm 4.14g 12h (PDC 59738)
Mint: Mithradatkart
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing earring, diadem and spiral torque; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; below bow, monogram [~]; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΚΑΙ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ ΦΙΛΟΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ
Provenance: ex Pars Coins
Previous collection: Todd A. Ballen
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 36.12 variant (earring) [2 in db]
- Triton XIII (5 Jan 2010), lot 613 (this coin)
PDC 59749 Darius (70 B.C.)
AE Dichalkous 2.83g (PDC 59749)
Mint?
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem and spiral torque, no Nike; circular border of pellets
Rev: horse walking right; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΟΣ/ΜΕΓΑΛΟ[Υ] ΑΡΣΑΚ[ΟΥ] [ΦΙΛΕΛ]ΛΗΝΟΣ / [Ε]?ΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛ[Ο]ΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ / ΕΥΕΡΓΕ[ΤΟΥ] (sic)
Previous collection: Todd A. Ballen
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 36.21 variant (dichalkous, spiral torque, horse) [3 in db]
- Triton XIII (5 Jan 2010), lot 624c (this coin)
- CNG E-Auction 155 (3 January 2007), lot 435 (part of)
- Shore cf. 158
PDC 59734 Darius (70 B.C.)
AR Drachm 3.68g 1h (PDC 59734)
Mint?
Obv: short-bearded bust facing wearing diadem and necklet with medallion; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; below bow, monogram [~] orientation; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΘΕΟΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΚΑΙ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Previous collection: Todd A. Ballen
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 35.6 variant (legend iii, monogram orientation) [1 in db]
- Triton XIII (5 Jan 2010), lot 609 (this coin)
PDC 59735 Darius (70 B.C.)
AR Drachm 3.83g 1h (PDC 59735)
Mint: Court at Rhagae
Obv: short-bearded bust facing wearing diadem and spiral torque; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; below bow, monogram [~]; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΘΕΟΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΚΑΙ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Provenance: ex Pars Coins; ex Najaf Coins
Previous collection: Todd A. Ballen
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 35.13 [3 in db]
- Triton XIII (5 Jan 2010), lot 610 (this coin)
- CNG E-Auction 155 (3 Jan 2007), lot 113 (this coin)
- Peus 386 (26-28 April 2006), lot 406 (this coin)
- Shore not listed
- Triton IX (9 Jan 2006), lot 1095 (this coin)
PDC 59751 Darius (70 B.C.)
AE Dichalkous 3.90g (PDC 59751)
Mint?
Obv: short-bearded bust facing wearing diadem and necklet with medallion; circular border of pellets
Rev: horse walking right; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΜΒΑΣΙΛΕΟΣ / ΜΕΓΑΛ[ΟΥ] [ΑΡΣ]ΑΚΟΥ [ΑΥΤΟΚΡΑΤΟΡΟΣ / ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ] ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ / ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟ[Σ]
Previous collection: Todd A. Ballen; Dave Herman
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 35.15 variant (dichalkous, legend ii) [5 in db]
- Triton XIII (5 Jan 2010), lot 624a (this coin)
- Shore cf. 158
PDC 59750 Darius (70 B.C.)
AE Dichalkous 2.43g (PDC 59750)
Mint?
Obv: short-bearded bust facing wearing diadem and necklet with medallion; circular border of pellets
Rev: horse walking right; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΜΒΑΣΙΛΕΟΣ / ΜΕΓΑΛ[ΟΥ] [ΑΡΣ] ΑΚΟΥ [ΑΥΤΟΚΡΑΤΟΡΟΣ / ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ] ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ / ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟ[Σ]
Previous collection: Todd A. Ballen; Dave Herman
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 35.15 variant (dichalkous, legend ii) [5 in db]
- Triton XIII (5 Jan 2010), lot 624b (this coin)
- CNG E-Auction 148 (20 Sep 2006), lot 241 (this coin)

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