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Tiridates I to Phraataces & Musa


Tiridates I (c. 29 - 26 B.C.)

PDC 59826 Tiridates I (29-27 B.C.)
AR Tetradrachm 14.20g 12h (PDC 59826)
Mint: Seleucia on the Tigris
Dated 285 ΕΠΣ APTE (BC 27)
Obv: bust left with medium tapered beard wearing diadem and three-band torque with no visible end; no wart; four formal rows of curls with no ear visible; circular border of pellets
Rev: male wearing diadem seated left on throne; in right hand Nike stands right presenting wreath; in left hand, scepter; under throne, Greek letters ΕΠΣ; in exergue, Greek letters ΑΡΤΕ; seven-line Greek inscription (L55i); no border = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Previous collection: Todd A. Ballen
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 55.4 [9 in db]
- Triton XIII (5 Jan 2010), lot 696 (this coin)
- CNG E-Auction 12, lot 60484 (this coin)
- CNG E-Auction 156 (17 Jan 2007), lot 86 (this coin)
- de Callataÿ, Tétradrachmes, 79-86 (Phraates IV)
- Shore 309

Phraataces (c. 2 B.C. - A.D. 4)

PDC 59836 Phraataces (2 B.C.-A.D. 4)
AR Tetradrachm 12.88g 12h (PDC 59836)
Mint: Seleucia on the Tigris
Dated 310 ΙΤ [Γ]OPΠ[I]A (BC 2)
Obv: bust left with pointed beard wearing diadem and beaded necklet with ornament, ear visible, hair above diadem as ringlets, below as three waves; no wart; circular border of pellets
Rev: male wearing diadem seated right on throne, extending right hand; to his right, Tyche stands left presenting wreath in right hand, and holding cornucopia in left; above her arm, Greek letters ΙΤ, below arm Greek letter Π and pellet; in exergue, Greek letters ΓΟΡΠΙΑΙΟΥ; seven-line Greek inscription (L56i); no border = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Previous collection: Todd A. Ballen
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 56.1 [11 in db]
- Triton XIII (5 Jan 2010), lot 698 (this coin)
- CNG E-Auction 155 (3 Jan 2007), lot 117 (this coin)
- Shore 312
PDC 59838 Phraataces (2 B.C.-A.D. 4)
Billon Drachm 3.99g 12h (PDC 59838)
Mint: Mithradatkart
Obv: bust left with pointed beard wearing diadem and three-band spiral torque with no visible end; no wart; in front, star above crescent; behind, Nike flying left with diadem; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; behind archer, K; below bow, monogram [~]; seven-line blundered Greek inscription (L56ii); no border
Provenance: ex Najaf Coins
Previous collection: Todd A. Ballen
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 56.6-13 variant (K behind archer) [1 in db]
- Triton XIII (5 Jan 2010), lot 700 (this coin)
- Shore 321 variant (K retrograde; same obv. die)
- UBS 69 (23 Jan 2007), lot 608 (this coin)
PDC 59837 Phraataces (2 B.C.-A.D. 4)
Billon Drachm 3.68g 12h (PDC 59837)
Mint: Mithradatkart
Obv: bust left with pointed beard wearing diadem and three-band spiral torque with no visible end; no wart; in front, star above crescent; behind, Nike flying left with diadem; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; star behind archer; below bow, monogram [~]; seven-line blundered Greek inscription (L56ii); no border
Previous collection: Todd A. Ballen; Fred B. Shore
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 56.7 [29 in db]
- Triton XIII (5 Jan 2010), lot 699 (this coin)
- CNG 36 (5 Dec 1995), lot 318 (this coin)
- Shore 318 (this coin)
PDC 59839 Phraataces (2 B.C.-A.D. 4)
AR Tetradrachm 9.44g 12h (PDC 59839)
Mint: Seleucia on the Tigris
Dated 311 ΑΙΤ ΔΥΣΤΡΟ (BC 1)
Obv: bust left with pointed beard wearing diadem and three-band spiral torque with no visible end; ear visible, hair above diadem as ringlets, below as three waves; wart visible on forehead; each side of head, Nike flying with diadem; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne with back, two pellets below, holding bow in right hand; below bow, Greek letters ΑΙΤ (vertical), in exergue, Greek letters ΔΥΣΤΡΟΥ; seven-line Greek inscription (L57i); no border = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Previous collection: Todd A. Ballen
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 57.3 variant (two pellets under throne) [1 in db]
- Triton XIII (5 Jan 2010), lot 701 (this coin)
- Peus 376 (Oct 2003), lot 701 (this coin)
- Shore not listed
PDC 59840 Phraataces (2 B.C.-A.D. 4)
AR Tetradrachm 14.18g 12h (PDC 59840)
Mint: Seleucia on the Tigris
Dated 310 ΙΤ (BC 3-BC 2)
Obv: bust left with pointed beard wearing diadem and three-band spiral torque with no visible end; hair above diadem no ringlets, below five formal rows of curls with no ear visible; wart visible on forehead; each side of head, Nike flying with diadem; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on backless throne, holding bow in right hand; below bow, Greek letters ΙΤ (horizontal), no letters in exergue; seven-line Greek inscription (L57i); no border = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Previous collection: Todd A. Ballen; Dr. Robert Gonnella
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 57.10-12 variant (year IT) [2 in db]
- Triton XIII (5 Jan 2010), lot 702 (this coin)
- Berk List 88 (1995), lot 250 (this coin)
- Peus 388 (1 Nov 2006), lot 534 (this coin)
- Sammlung Gonnella: Münzen Der Arsakiden (2008), 472 (this coin)
- Shore not listed
PDC 59841 Phraataces (2 B.C.-A.D. 4)
AR Drachm 4.03g 12h (PDC 59841)
Mint: Ecbatana
Obv: bust left with diagonal square-ended beard, wearing diadem and three-band spiral torque with no visible end; no wart; each side of head, Nike flying with diadem; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne with back, holding bow in right hand; below bow, monogram [~]; seven-line Greek inscription (L57ii); no border = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Previous collection: Todd A. Ballen
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 57.13 [63 in db]
- Triton XIII (5 Jan 2010), lot 703 (this coin)
- BMC Parthia p.137, 9
- Gorny & Mosch 142 (10 October 2005), lot 1701 (this coin)
- Mitchiner ACW 606
- Schweizerischer Bankverein 33 (20-22 Sep 1993), lot 415 (this coin)
- Shore 322
- Triton VII (12 Jan 2004), lot 469 (this coin)

Phraataces & Musa (c. 2 B.C. - A.D. 4)

PDC 59842 Phraataces & Musa (2 B.C.-A.D. 4)
AR Drachm 3.72g 12h (PDC 59842)
Mint: Ecbatana
Obv: bust left with diagonal square-ended beard, wearing diadem and three-band spiral torque with no visible end; no wart; each side of head, Nike flying with diadem; circular border of pellets
Rev: bust of Musa left wearing tiara, diadem and beaded necklet with ornament; in front, monogram [~]; two-line Greek inscription (L58iii); no border = ΘΕΑΣ ΟΥΡΑΝΙΑΣ ΜΟΥΣΗΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΙΣΣΕΣ
Previous collection: Todd A. Ballen
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 58.9 [89 in db]
- Triton XIII (5 Jan 2010), lot 704 (this coin)
- Shore 324
PDC 59843 Phraataces & Musa (2 B.C.-A.D. 4)
AR Drachm 3.94g 12h (PDC 59843)
Mint: Rhagae
Obv: bust left with diagonal square-ended beard, wearing diadem and three-band spiral torque with no visible end; no wart; each side of head, Nike flying with diadem; circular border of pellets
Rev: bust of Musa left wearing tiara, diadem and beaded necklet with ornament; in front, monogram [~]; two-line Greek inscription (L58iv); no border = ΘΕΑΣ ΡΥΝΑΑΣ ΜΟΣ ΒΑΣΙ
Provenance: ex Najaf Coins
Previous collection: Todd A. Ballen
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 58.10 [17 in db]
- Triton XIII (5 Jan 2010), lot 705 (this coin)
- Shore 325

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