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Phraates III and Mithradates IV


Phraates III (c. 70 - 57 B.C.)

PDC 59740 Phraates III (70-57 B.C.)
AR Drachm 4.16g 12h (PDC 59740)
Mint: Court at Ecbatana
Obv: bearded bust left wearing diadem and pellet-ended 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 ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Note: reverse double struck
Previous collection: Todd A. Ballen
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 38.4 [23 in db]
- Triton XIII (5 Jan 2010), lot 615 (this coin)
- Shore 170
PDC 59741 Phraates III (70-57 B.C.)
AR Drachm 3.53g 11h (PDC 59741)
Mint?
Obv: bearded bust left wearing diadem and pellet-ended 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; ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ is retrograde with lambda inverted in seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΕΠΙΙΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Previous collection: Todd A. Ballen; Dr. Robert Gonnella
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 38.4 variant (retrograde line 4) [2 in db]
- Triton XIII (5 Jan 2010), lot 616 (this coin)
- Peus 337 (1993), lot 201 (this coin)
- Peus 388 (1 Nov 2006), lot 411 (this coin)
- Sammlung Gonnella: Münzen Der Arsakiden (2008), 211 (this coin)
- Shore 170
PDC 59742 Phraates III (70-57 B.C.)
AR Drachm 4.01g 12h (PDC 59742)
Mint?
Obv: bearded bust left wearing diadem and pellet-ended 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 ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΕΠΙΙΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Previous collection: Todd A. Ballen
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 38.6 variant (legend iii) [18 in db]
- Triton XIII (5 Jan 2010), lot 617 (this coin)
- UBS 69 (23 Jan 2007), lot 589 (this coin)
PDC 59743 Phraates III (70-57 B.C.)
AR Drachm 3.96g 12h (PDC 59743)
Mint: Susa
Obv: bearded bust left 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, Greek letters ΒΠΣ; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Previous collection: Todd A. Ballen; Russell Bement, Jr.
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 38.15 [13 in db]
- Triton XIII (5 Jan 2010), lot 618 (this coin)
- CNG 23 (13 Oct 1992), lot 261 (this coin)
- CNG 51 (15 Sep 1999), lot 618 (this coin)
PDC 59991 Phraates III (70-57 B.C.)
AE Tetrachalkous 3.07g (PDC 59991)
Mint: Mithradatkart
Obv: long-bearded bust left wearing diadem, [torque?]; circular border of pellets
Rev: horse prancing right, above monogram [~]; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Previous collection: Todd A. Ballen; Dr. Robert Gonnella
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 38.21 [3 in db]
- Triton XIII (5 Jan 2010), lot 828b (this coin)
PDC 59744 Phraates III (70-57 B.C.)
AR Drachm 3.90g 12h (PDC 59744)
Mint: Ecbatana
Obv: long-bearded bust left wearing tiara (T39ii) decorated on side with horn and stags with prominent antlers around crest; 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; six-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Previous collection: Todd A. Ballen
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 39.2 [34 in db]
- Triton XIII (5 Jan 2010), lot 619 (this coin)
- Shore 180
PDC 59745 Phraates III (70-57 B.C.)
AR Drachm 4.05g 12h (PDC 59745)
Mint: Rhagae
Obv: long-bearded bust left wearing tiara (T39ii) decorated on side with horn and stags with prominent antlers around crest; 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; six-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΚΑΙ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Previous collection: Todd A. Ballen
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 39.4 [26 in db]
- Triton XIII (5 Jan 2010), lot 620 (this coin)
PDC 59746 Phraates III (70-57 B.C.)
AR Drachm 4.10g 12h (PDC 59746)
Mint: Court at Rhagae
Obv: long-bearded bust left wearing tiara (T39ii) decorated on side with horn and stags with prominent antlers around crest; 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; six-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Previous collection: Todd A. Ballen
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 39.5 variant (legend ii) [10 in db]
- Triton XIII (5 Jan 2010), lot 621 (this coin)
PDC 59747 Phraates III (70-57 B.C.)
AR Drachm 3.99g 12h (PDC 59747)
Mint: Mithradatkart
Obv: long-bearded bust left wearing tiara (T39ii) decorated on side with horn and stags with prominent antlers around crest; 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; six-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΕΙΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Previous collection: Todd A. Ballen; Dr. Robert Gonnella
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 39.6 [22 in db]
- Triton XIII (5 Jan 2010), lot 622 (this coin)
- Peus 315 (1986), lot 401 (this coin)
- Peus 388 (1 Nov 2006), lot 422 (this coin)
- Sammlung Gonnella: Münzen Der Arsakiden (2008), 227 (this coin)
- Shore not listed
PDC 59748 Phraates III (70-57 B.C.)
AR Drachm 4.03g 12h (PDC 59748)
Mint: Kangavar
Obv: long-bearded bust left wearing tiara (T39ii) decorated on side with horn and stags with prominent antlers around crest; 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; six-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Previous collection: Todd A. Ballen
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 39.9 [10 in db]
- Triton XIII (5 Jan 2010), lot 623 (this coin)

Mithradates III (c. 57 - 54 B.C.)

PDC 59752 Mithradates III (57-54 B.C.)
AR Drachm 4.10g 12h (PDC 59752)
Mint: Ecbatana
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing double-banded diadem and segmented 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 [~]; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΘΕΟΥ ΕΥΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Previous collection: Todd A. Ballen
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 40.1 [6 in db]
- Triton XIII (5 Jan 2010), lot 625 (this coin)
- Kirk Davis FPL 52 (Fall 2007), 64 (this coin)
- Shore not listed
PDC 59753 Mithradates III (57-54 B.C.)
AR Drachm 3.97g 12h (PDC 59753)
Mint: Ecbatana
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing double-banded diadem and segmented necklet with medallion; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; behind archer's head, B; above throne back, T; below bow, monogram [~]; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΘΕΟΥ ΕΥΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Provenance: ex Pars Coins
Previous collection: Todd A. Ballen
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 40.2 [37 in db]
- Triton XIII (5 Jan 2010), lot 626 (this coin)
- Shore 189
- Triton X (9-10 Jan 2007), lot 435 (this coin)
PDC 59754 Mithradates III (57-54 B.C.)
AR Drachm 3.94g 12h (PDC 59754)
Mint: Mithradatkart
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing double-banded diadem and segmented 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 [~]; no border; seven-line Greek inscription
Previous collection: Todd A. Ballen
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 40.3 [36 in db]
- Triton XIII (5 Jan 2010), lot 627 (this coin)
- Peus 311 (31 Oct 1984), lot 420 (this coin)
- Rauch 77 (10 Apr 2006), lot 273 (this coin)
PDC 59755 Mithradates III (57-54 B.C.)
AR Drachm 4.12g 1h (PDC 59755)
Mint: Court at Mithradatkart
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing double-banded diadem and segmented necklet with medallion; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; above bow Greek letter Φ; below bow, monogram [~]; no border; seven-line Greek inscription
Previous collection: Todd A. Ballen; Dr. Robert Gonnella
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 40.4 variant (Φ above bow) [1 in db]
- Triton XIII (5 Jan 2010), lot 628 (this coin)
- Lanz 64 (1993), lot 317 (this coin)
- Peus 388 (1 Nov 2006), lot 428 (this coin)
- Sammlung Gonnella: Münzen Der Arsakiden (2008), 237 (this coin)
- Shore 192
PDC 59756 Mithradates III (57-54 B.C.)
AR Drachm 4.14g 12h (PDC 59756)
Mint: Rhagae
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing double-banded diadem and segmented necklet with medallion; 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 ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΘΕΟΥ ΕΥΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ ΚΑΙ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Provenance: ex Spink and Son Ltd.
Previous collection: Todd A. Ballen
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 40.5 [23 in db]
- Triton XIII (5 Jan 2010), lot 629 (this coin)
- CNG 23 (13 Oct 1992), lot 267 (this coin)
- Shore 194-195
PDC 59757 Mithradates III (57-54 B.C.)
AR Drachm 4.10g 2h (PDC 59757)
Mint: Rhagae
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing double-banded diadem and segmented necklet with medallion; 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 ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΘΕΟΥ ΕΥΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ ΚΑΙ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Previous collection: Todd A. Ballen
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 40.5 [23 in db]
- Triton XIII (5 Jan 2010), lot 630 (this coin)
- Shore 194-195
- Tkalec (28 Oct 1994), lot 129 (this coin)
PDC 59758 Mithradates III (57-54 B.C.)
AR Drachm 3.66g 1h (PDC 59758)
Mint: Mithradatkart
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing double-banded diadem and segmented 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 [~]; no border; eight-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ [??????????????] ΘΕΟΥ ΕΠΑΤΟΣ ΚΑΙ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΣ
Previous collection: Todd A. Ballen
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 41.5 [16 in db]
- Triton XIII (5 Jan 2010), lot 631 (this coin)
- Shore 200
- UBS 69 (23 January 2007), lot 591 (this coin)
PDC 59759 Mithradates III (57-54 B.C.)
AR Drachm 4.12g 12h (PDC 59759)
Mint: Court at Ecbatana
Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing double-banded diadem and segmented necklet with medallion; behind bust, star; 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; eight-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΘΕΟΥ ΕΥΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Previous collection: Todd A. Ballen
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 41.14 [8 in db]
- Triton XIII (5 Jan 2010), lot 632 (this coin)

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