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Vardanes I and Gotarzes II


Vardanes I (c. A.D. 40 - 47)

PDC 59873 Vardanes I (A.D. 40-47)
AR Tetradrachm 14.55g 12h (PDC 59873)
Mint: Seleucia on the Tigris
Dated 353 ΓΝΤ [Π]ΑΝΗΜΟ[Υ] (42 AD)
Obv: bust left with short pointed beard wearing diadem and spiral torque with no visible end; four waves in hair covering ear, hair above diadem as ringlets; wart visible on forehead; circular border of pellets
Rev: male wearing diadem seated right on throne, extending right hand; to his right, Tyche stands left presenting palm branch in right hand, and holding cornucopia in left; above palm, Greek letters ΓΝΤ; in exergue, Greek letters ΠΑΝΗΜΟΥ; seven-line Greek inscription (L64i); no border = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Previous collection: Todd A. Ballen; Dr. Robert Gonnella
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 64.7 [16 in db]
- Triton XIII (5 Jan 2010), lot 723 (this coin)
- Monetarium List 58 (1993), lot 90 (this coin)
- Peus 388 (1 Nov 2006), lot 576 (this coin)
- Sammlung Gonnella: Münzen Der Arsakiden (2008), 580 (this coin)
- Shore not listed
PDC 59874 Vardanes I (A.D. 40-47)
AR Tetradrachm 14.29g 12h (PDC 59874)
Mint: Seleucia on the Tigris
Dated 353 ΓΝΤ ΓΟΡΠΙΑΙΟΥ (42 AD)
Obv: bust left with short pointed beard wearing diadem and spiral torque with no visible end; four waves in hair covering ear, hair above diadem as ringlets; wart visible on forehead; circular border of pellets
Rev: male wearing diadem seated right on throne, extending right hand; to his right, Tyche stands left presenting palm branch in right hand, and holding cornucopia in left; above palm, Greek letters ΓΝΤ; in exergue, Greek letters ΓΟΡΠΙΑΙΟΥ; seven-line Greek inscription (L64i); no border = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Provenance: ex Pars Coins
Previous collection: Todd A. Ballen
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 64.9 [23 in db]
- Triton XIII (5 Jan 2010), lot 724 (this coin)
PDC 59876 Vardanes I (A.D. 40-47)
AR Tetradrachm 14.61g 12h (PDC 59876)
Mint: Seleucia on the Tigris
Dated 354 ΔΝΤ ΔΑΙΣΕΟ (43 AD)
Obv: bust left with short pointed beard wearing diadem and spiral torque with no visible end; four waves in hair covering ear, hair above diadem as ringlets; wart visible on forehead; circular border of pellets
Rev: male wearing diadem seated right on throne, extending right hand; to his right, Tyche stands left presenting palm branch in right hand, and holding cornucopia in left; above palm, Greek letters ΔΝΤ; in exergue, Greek letters ΔΑΙΣ; seven-line Greek inscription (L64i); no border = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Previous collection: Todd A. Ballen
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 64.11-19 variant (month ΔΑΙΣ) [3 in db]
- Triton XIII (5 Jan 2010), lot 726 (this coin)
PDC 59875 Vardanes I (A.D. 40-47)
AR Tetradrachm 14.46g 12h (PDC 59875)
Mint: Seleucia on the Tigris
Dated 354 ΔΝΤ ΔΙΟΥ (42 AD)
Obv: bust left with short pointed beard wearing diadem and spiral torque with no visible end; four waves in hair covering ear, hair above diadem as ringlets; wart visible on forehead; circular border of pellets
Rev: male wearing diadem seated right on throne, extending right hand; to his right, Tyche stands left presenting palm branch in right hand, and holding cornucopia in left; above palm, Greek letters ΔΝΤ; in exergue, Greek letters ΔΙΟΥ; seven-line Greek inscription (L64i); no border = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Previous collection: Todd A. Ballen; Dr. Robert Gonnella
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 64.11-19 variant (month ΔΙΟΥ) [6 in db]
- Triton XIII (5 Jan 2010), lot 725 (this coin)
- Peus 388 (1 Nov 2006), lot 579 (this coin)
- Sammlung Gonnella: Münzen Der Arsakiden (2008), 585 (this coin)
- Shore not listed
PDC 59877 Vardanes I (A.D. 40-47)
AR Tetradrachm 14.42g 12h (PDC 59877)
Mint: Seleucia on the Tigris
Dated 354 ΔΝΤ ΞΑΝΔΙΚ (43 AD)
Obv: bust left with short pointed beard wearing diadem and spiral torque with no visible end; four waves in hair covering ear, hair above diadem as ringlets; wart visible on forehead; circular border of pellets
Rev: male wearing diadem seated right on throne, extending right hand; to his right, Tyche stands left presenting palm branch in right hand, and holding cornucopia in left; above palm, Greek letters ΔΝΤ; in exergue, Greek letters ΞΑΝΔΙΚΟΥ; seven-line Greek inscription (L64i); no border = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Previous collection: Todd A. Ballen
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 64.11-19 variant (month ΞΑΝΔΙΚΟΥ) [9 in db]
- Triton XIII (5 Jan 2010), lot 727 (this coin)
PDC 59878 Vardanes I (A.D. 40-47)
AR Tetradrachm 13.87g 12h (PDC 59878)
Mint: Seleucia on the Tigris
Dated 354 ΔΝΤ ΠΑΝΗΜΟ (43 AD)
Obv: bust left with short pointed beard wearing diadem and spiral torque with no visible end; four waves in hair covering ear, hair above diadem as ringlets; wart visible on forehead; circular border of pellets
Rev: male wearing diadem seated right on throne, extending right hand; to his right, Tyche stands left presenting palm branch in right hand, and holding cornucopia in left; above palm, Greek letters ΔΝΤ; in exergue, Greek letters ΠΑΝΗΜΟΥ; seven-line Greek inscription (L64i); no border = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Previous collection: Todd A. Ballen
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 64.16 [7 in db]
- Triton XIII (5 Jan 2010), lot 728 (this coin)
PDC 59879 Vardanes I (A.D. 40-47)
AR Drachm 3.83g 12h (PDC 59879)
Mint: Ecbatana
Obv: bust left with short pointed beard wearing diadem and spiral torque with no visible end; hair in three distinct waves with earring visible; three distinct lines on brow (two diagonal, one horizontal); diadem pendants shown as three lines; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; below bow, monogram [~]; seven-line Greek inscription (L64ii); no border
Previous collection: Todd A. Ballen
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 64.31 [172 in db]
- Triton XIII (5 Jan 2010), lot 729 (this coin)
- Shore 353
PDC 59880 Vardanes I (A.D. 40-47)
Billon Drachm 3.86g 12h (PDC 59880)
Mint: Nisa
Obv: bust left with short pointed beard wearing diadem and spiral torque with no visible end; hair puffed out in several waves with earring visible; in front, star above crescent; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; below bow, Greek letters NI; barbarized inscription (?); no border
Previous collection: Todd A. Ballen; Dr. Robert Gonnella
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 64.32 variant (obv. star and crescent) [2 in db]
- Triton XIII (5 Jan 2010), lot 730 (this coin)
- Berk List 88 (März 1995), lot 272 (this coin)
- Peus 388 (1 Nov 2006), lot 572
- Sammlung Gonnella: Münzen Der Arsakiden (2008), 562 (this coin)
- Shore not listed
PDC 59881 Vardanes I (A.D. 40-47)
Billon Drachm 3.99g 12h (PDC 59881)
Mint: Mithradatkart
Obv: bust left with short pointed beard wearing diadem and spiral torque with no visible end; hair puffed out in several waves with earring visible; in front, star above crescent; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; behind throne monogram [~]; below bow, monogram [~]; barbarized inscription (?); no border
Previous collection: Todd A. Ballen; Fred B. Shore
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 64.34 [18 in db]
- Triton XIII (5 Jan 2010), lot 731 (this coin)
- CNG 36 (5 Dec 1995), lot 355 (this coin)
- Ponterio 142 (27 Apr 2007), lot 1684 (this coin)
- Shore 355 (this coin)
PDC 59886 Vardanes I (A.D. 40-47)
AE Drachm 3.35g (PDC 59886)
Mint: Aria
Obv: bust left with short pointed beard wearing diadem and spiral torque with no visible end; hair in three waves; in front, rosette above crescent; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer seated left on throne; below bow, Greek letter Π; barbarized inscription (?); no border
Previous collection: Todd A. Ballen; Dr. Robert Gonnella
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 64.37 [5 in db]
- Triton XIII (5 Jan 2010), lot 732a (this coin)
- Shore not listed
PDC 59885 Vardanes I (A.D. 40-47)
AE Drachm 3.43g (PDC 59885)
Mint: Aria
Obv: bust left with short pointed beard wearing diadem and spiral torque with no visible end; hair in three waves; in front, rosette above crescent; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer seated left on throne; below bow, Greek letter Π; barbarized inscription (?); no border
Previous collection: Todd A. Ballen; Dr. Robert Gonnella
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 64.37 [5 in db]
- Triton XIII (5 Jan 2010), lot 732b (this coin)
- Peus 388 (1 Nov 2006), lot 570 (part of)
- Sammlung Gonnella: Münzen Der Arsakiden (2008), 609 (this coin)
- Shore not listed
PDC 59884 Vardanes I (A.D. 40-47)
AE Chalkous 0.90g (PDC 59884)
Mint: Mithradatkart
Obv: bust left with short pointed beard wearing diadem and spiral torque with no visible end; hair in three distinct waves with earring visible; three distinct lines on brow (two diagonal, one horizontal); diadem pendants shown as three lines; circular border of pellets
Rev: monogram ΜΤΘ; legend as dashes
Previous collection: Todd A. Ballen; Dr. Robert Gonnella
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 64.40 type variant (ΜΤΘ monogram) [2 in db]
- Triton XIII (5 Jan 2010), lot 732c (this coin)

Gotarzes II (c. A.D. 40 - 51)

PDC 59887 Gotarzes II (A.D. 40-51)
AR Tetradrachm 13.56g 12h (PDC 59887)
Mint: Seleucia on the Tigris
Dated 355 ΕΝΤ ΑΠΕΛΛ (43 AD)
Obv: bust left with long pointed beard wearing diadem and spiral torque with no visible end; four waves in hair covering ear, hair above diadem as ringlets; lock of hair visible on forehead; circular border of pellets
Rev: male wearing diadem seated right on throne, extending right hand; to his right, Tyche stands left presenting diadem in right hand, and holding cornucopia in left; above diadem, Greek letters ΕΝΤ; in exergue, Greek letters ΑΠΕΛΛ; seven-line Greek inscription (L65i); no border = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΣ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Previous collection: Todd A. Ballen
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 65.1-2 variant (month ΑΠΕΛΛ) [2 in db]
- Triton XIII (5 Jan 2010), lot 733 (this coin)
- Shore not listed
PDC 59888 Gotarzes II (A.D. 40-51)
AR Tetradrachm 14.44g 12h (PDC 59888)
Mint: Seleucia on the Tigris
Dated 358 ΗΝΤ (46 AD-47 AD)
Obv: bust left with long pointed beard wearing diadem and spiral torque with no visible end; four waves in hair covering ear, hair above diadem as ringlets; lock of hair visible on forehead; circular border of pellets
Rev: male wearing diadem seated right on throne, extending right hand; to his right, Tyche stands left presenting diadem in right hand, and holding cornucopia in left; above diadem, Greek letters ΗΝΤ; in exergue, Greek letters off flan; seven-line Greek inscription (L65i); no border = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΣ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Previous collection: Todd A. Ballen
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 65.8-17 (month off flan) [56 in db]
- Triton XIII (5 Jan 2010), lot 734 (this coin)
- Shore 360
PDC 59889 Gotarzes II (A.D. 40-51)
AR Tetradrachm 14.22g 12h (PDC 59889)
Mint: Seleucia on the Tigris
Dated 360 ΞΤ ΠΑΝΗΜΟΥ (49 AD)
Obv: bust left with long pointed beard wearing diadem and spiral torque with no visible end; four waves in hair covering ear, hair above diadem as ringlets; lock of hair visible on forehead; circular border of pellets
Rev: male wearing diadem seated right on throne, extending right hand; to his right, Tyche stands left presenting diadem in right hand, and holding cornucopia in left; above diadem, Greek letters ΞΤ; in exergue, Greek letters ΠΑΝΗΜΟΥ; seven-line Greek inscription (L65i); no border = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΣ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Previous collection: Todd A. Ballen
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 65.22 [3 in db]
- Triton XIII (5 Jan 2010), lot 735 (this coin)
PDC 59891 Gotarzes II (A.D. 40-51)
AR Drachm 3.62g 12h (PDC 59891)
Mint: Ecbatana
Obv: bust left with long rectangular beard wearing diadem and three-band spiral torque with no visible end; hair almost straight with earring visible; horizontal line (wart?) on brow; diadem pendants shown as three lines; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; below bow, monogram [~] plus Greek letter Ι; seven-line Greek inscription (L65ii); no border
Previous collection: Todd A. Ballen; Dr. Robert Gonnella
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 65.33 variant (monogram plus I) [1 in db]
- Triton XIII (5 Jan 2010), lot 737 (this coin)
- Peus 388 (1 Nov 2006), lot 599 (this coin)
- Sammlung Gonnella: Münzen Der Arsakiden (2008), 633 (this coin)
- Shore not listed
PDC 59883 Gotarzes II (A.D. 40-51)
AR Drachm 2.98g (PDC 59883)
Mint: Mithradatkart
Obv: bust left with square (not rounded) beard wearing diadem and three-band spiral torque with no visible end; hair in waves but not puffed out; (earring visible?); horizontal line (wart?) on brow; diadem pendants shown as three lines; in front, star above crescent; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; behind throne, monogram [~]; below bow, monogram [~]; inscription mostly pellets; no border
Previous collection: Todd A. Ballen; Dr. Robert Gonnella
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 65.36 [11 in db]
- Triton XIII (5 Jan 2010), lot 732d (this coin)
- Peus 388 (1 Nov 2006), lot 570 (part of)
- Shore not listed
PDC 59892 Gotarzes II (A.D. 40-51)
AR Drachm 3.35g 12h (PDC 59892)
Mint: Mithradatkart
Obv: bust left with square (not rounded) beard wearing diadem and three-band spiral torque with no visible end; hair in waves but not puffed out; (earring visible?); horizontal line (wart?) on brow; diadem pendants shown as three lines; in front, star above crescent; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; behind throne, monogram [~]; below bow, monogram [~]; inscription mostly pellets; no border
Previous collection: Todd A. Ballen; Dr. Robert Gonnella
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 65.36 [11 in db]
- Triton XIII (5 Jan 2010), lot 738 (this coin)
- Malloy 58 (6 October 2000), lot 151 (this coin)
- Peus 388 (1 Nov 2006), lot 600 (this coin)
- Sammlung Gonnella: Münzen Der Arsakiden (2008), 635 (this coin)
- Shore 365
PDC 59893 Gotarzes II (A.D. 40-51)
AR Drachm 3.48g 12h (PDC 59893)
Mint: Mithradatkart
Obv: bust left with square (not rounded) beard wearing diadem and three-band spiral torque with no visible end; hair in waves but not puffed out; (earring visible?); horizontal line (wart?) on brow; diadem pendants shown as three lines; in front, star above crescent; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; behind throne, monogram [~]; below bow, monogram [~]; inscription mostly pellets; no border
Previous collection: Todd A. Ballen; Dr. Robert Gonnella
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 65.36 [11 in db]
- Triton XIII (5 Jan 2010), lot 739 (this coin)
- Elsen 70 (2002), lot 323 (this coin)
- Peus 388 (1 Nov 2006), lot 570j (this coin)
- Sammlung Gonnella: Münzen Der Arsakiden (2008), 634 (this coin)
- Shore 365
PDC 59894 Gotarzes II (A.D. 40-51)
AR Drachm 3.57g 12h (PDC 59894)
Mint: Ecbatana
Obv: bust left with long rectangular beard wearing diadem and three-band spiral torque with no visible end; hair almost straight with earring visible; horizontal line (wart?) on brow; diadem pendants shown as three lines; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; below bow, monogram [~]; seven-line Greek inscription (L66ii); no border = ΒΑΣΛΙΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΛΙΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΝΟΙ ΥΟΣΚΕΚΑΛ ΟΥΜΕΝΟΣΑ ΡΤΑΒΑΝΟΥ ΓΩΤΕΡΖΗΣ
Previous collection: Todd A. Ballen
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 66.4 [12 in db]
- Triton XIII (5 Jan 2010), lot 740 (this coin)
- Peus 376 (Oct 2003), lot 726 (this coin)
- Shore 366

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