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Osroes II to Artabanus IV
and Autonomous City Issues


Osroes II (c. A.D. 190)

PDC 39842 Osroes II (A.D. 190)
AR Drachm 3.55g (PDC 39842)
Mint: Ecbatana
Obv: bust left with long pointed beard wearing diadem and tiara with earflap decorated round crest with pellets on stalks, vertical row of pellets on side; pendants shown as four lines; segmented necklet; no wart; no earring; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; below bow, monogram [~] (Sellwood incorrectly has dot under monogram); above bow, no pellet; archer's foot shown as Greek letter Λ; four-line Greek inscription (L85i); above, one-line Aramaic inscription; no border = Greek illegible; Aramaic ḥwsrw MLK'
Previous collection: Robert Gonnella
Photo by Dr. Busso Peus Nachf.
- Sellwood 85.1 [233 in db]
- Peus 388 (1 Nov 2006), lot 701 (this coin)
- Sammlung Gonnella: Münzen Der Arsakiden (2008), 850 (this coin)
- Shore 437
PDC 39843 Osroes II (A.D. 190)
AR Drachm 3.75g (PDC 39843)
Mint: Ecbatana
Obv: bust left with long pointed beard wearing diadem and tiara with earflap decorated round crest with pellets on stalks, vertical row of pellets on side; pendants shown as four lines; segmented necklet; no wart; no earring; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; below bow, monogram [~] (Sellwood incorrectly has dot under monogram); above bow, no pellet; archer's foot shown as Greek letter Λ; four-line Greek inscription (L85i); above, one-line Aramaic inscription; no border = Greek illegible; Aramaic ḥwsrw MLK'
Previous collection: Robert Gonnella
Photo by Dr. Busso Peus Nachf.
- Sellwood 85.1 [233 in db]
- Peus 388 (1 Nov 2006), lot 702 (this coin)
- Sammlung Gonnella: Münzen Der Arsakiden (2008), 849 (this coin)
- Shore 437
PDC 39846 Osroes II (A.D. 190)
AR Drachm 3.39g (PDC 39846)
Mint: Ecbatana
Obv: bust left with long pointed beard wearing diadem and tiara with earflap decorated round crest with pellets on stalks, vertical row of pellets on side; pendants shown as four lines; segmented necklet; no wart; no earring; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated left on throne, holding bow in right hand; below bow, monogram [~] (Sellwood incorrectly has dot under monogram); above bow, no pellet; archer's foot not shown; four-line Greek inscription (L85i); above, one-line Aramaic inscription; no border = Greek illegible; Aramaic ḥwsrw MLK'
Note: Unpublished variant
Previous collection: Robert Gonnella
Photo by Dr. Busso Peus Nachf.
- Sellwood 85.1 variant (archer seated left) [1 in db]
- Peus 388 (1 Nov 2006), lot 705 (this coin)
- CNG 51 (15 Sep 1999), lot 642 (this coin)
- Sammlung Gonnella: Münzen Der Arsakiden (2008), 855 (this coin)
- Shore not listed
PDC 40341 Osroes II (A.D. 190)
AR Drachm 3.62g (PDC 40341)
Mint: Ecbatana
Obv: bust left with long pointed beard wearing diadem and tiara with earflap decorated round crest with pellets on stalks, vertical row of pellets on side; pendants shown as four lines; segmented necklet; no wart; no earring; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; below bow, monogram [~]; above bow, no pellet; archer's foot shown as – or Greek letter Λ; four-line Greek inscription (L85i); above, one-line Aramaic inscription; no border = Greek illegible; Aramaic ḥwsrw MLK'
Previous collection: Robert Gonnella
Photo by Dr. Busso Peus Nachf.
- Sellwood 85.3 [194 in db]
- Peus 388 (1 Nov 2006), lot 681a (this coin)
- Sammlung Gonnella: Münzen Der Arsakiden (2008), 854 (this coin)
- Shore 439
PDC 40347 Osroes II (A.D. 190)
AR Drachm 3.56g (PDC 40347)
Mint: Ecbatana
Obv: bust left with long pointed beard wearing diadem and tiara with earflap decorated round crest with pellets on stalks, vertical row of pellets on side; pendants shown as four lines; segmented necklet; no wart; no earring; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; below bow, monogram [~]; above bow, no pellet; archer's foot shown as – or Greek letter Λ; four-line Greek inscription (L85i); above, one-line Aramaic inscription; no border = Greek illegible; Aramaic ḥwsrw MLK'
Previous collection: Robert Gonnella
Photo by Dr. Busso Peus Nachf.
- Sellwood 85.3 [194 in db]
- Peus 388 (1 Nov 2006), lot 681g (this coin)
- Hirsch 171 (1991), lot 469 (this coin)
- Sammlung Gonnella: Münzen Der Arsakiden (2008), 853 (this coin)
- Shore 439
PDC 39844 Osroes II (A.D. 190)
AR Drachm 3.84g (PDC 39844)
Mint: Ecbatana
Obv: bust left with long pointed beard wearing diadem and tiara with earflap decorated round crest with pellets on stalks, vertical row of pellets on side; pendants shown as four lines; segmented necklet; no wart; no earring; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; below bow, monogram [~]; above bow, no pellet; archer's foot shown as – or Greek letter Λ; four-line Greek inscription (L85i); above, one-line Aramaic inscription; no border = Greek illegible; Aramaic ḥwsrw MLK'
Previous collection: Robert Gonnella
Photo by Dr. Busso Peus Nachf.
- Sellwood 85.3 [194 in db]
- Peus 388 (1 Nov 2006), lot 703 (this coin)
- Sammlung Gonnella: Münzen Der Arsakiden (2008), 851 (this coin)
- Shore 439
PDC 39845 Osroes II (A.D. 190)
AR Drachm 3.56g (PDC 39845)
Mint: Ecbatana
Obv: bust left with long pointed beard wearing diadem and tiara with earflap decorated round crest with pellets on stalks, vertical row of pellets on side; pendants shown as four lines; segmented necklet; no wart; no earring; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; below bow, monogram [~]; above bow, no pellet; archer's foot shown as – or Greek letter Λ; four-line Greek inscription (L85i); above, one-line Aramaic inscription; no border = Greek illegible; Aramaic ḥwsrw MLK'
Previous collection: Robert Gonnella
Photo by Dr. Busso Peus Nachf.
- Sellwood 85.3 [194 in db]
- Peus 388 (1 Nov 2006), lot 704 (this coin)
- Sammlung Gonnella: Münzen Der Arsakiden (2008), 852 (this coin)
- Shore 439
PDC 40380 Osroes II (A.D. 190)
AE Chalkous 1.18g (PDC 40380)
Mint: Ecbatana
Obv: bust left with long pointed beard wearing diadem and tiara with earflap decorated round crest with pellets on stalks, vertical row of pellets on side; pendants shown as four lines; segmented necklet; no wart; no earring; circular border of pellets
Rev: horned sheep galloping left, circular border of pellets
Previous collection: Robert Gonnella
Photo by Dr. Busso Peus Nachf.
- Sellwood 85.5 [20 in db]
- Peus 388 (1 Nov 2006), lot 706c (this coin)
- Peus 376 (2003), lot 1654 (this coin)
- Sammlung Gonnella: Münzen Der Arsakiden (2008), 857 (this coin)
PDC 40381 Osroes II (A.D. 190)
AE Chalkous 0.86g (PDC 40381)
Mint: Ecbatana
Obv: bust left with long pointed beard wearing diadem and tiara with earflap decorated round crest with pellets on stalks, vertical row of pellets on side; pendants shown as four lines; segmented necklet; no wart; no earring; circular border of pellets
Rev: horned sheep galloping left, circular border of pellets
Previous collection: Robert Gonnella
Photo by Dr. Busso Peus Nachf.
- Sellwood 85.5 [20 in db]
- Peus 388 (1 Nov 2006), lot 706d (this coin)
- MZ Köln 72 (1991), lot 933 (this coin)
- Sammlung Gonnella: Münzen Der Arsakiden (2008), 856 (this coin)

Vologases V (c. A.D. 191 - 208)

PDC 39851 Vologases V (A.D. 191-208)
AR Drachm 3.38g (PDC 39851)
Mint: Ecbatana
Obv: bust facing wearing diadem, pointed beard with random strokes, hair in bunches above diadem and covering ears; necklet as arcs; no wart; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; below bow, monogram [~] (Sellwood incorrectly has dot under monogram); above bow, no pellet; four-line Greek inscription (L86ii); above, one-line Aramaic inscription; no border = Greek illegible; Aramaic legible
Previous collection: Robert Gonnella
Photo by Dr. Busso Peus Nachf.
- Sellwood 86.4 [19 in db]
- Peus 388 (1 Nov 2006), lot 712 (this coin)
- Sammlung Gonnella: Münzen Der Arsakiden (2008), 859 (this coin)
- Shore 449
PDC 39852 Vologases V (A.D. 191-208)
AR Drachm 3.49g (PDC 39852)
Mint: Ecbatana
Obv: bust facing wearing diadem, pointed beard with random strokes, hair in bunches above diadem and covering ears; necklet as arcs; no wart; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; below bow, monogram [~] (Sellwood incorrectly has dot under monogram); above bow, no pellet; four-line Greek inscription (L86ii); above, one-line Aramaic inscription; no border = Greek illegible; Aramaic legible
Previous collection: Robert Gonnella
Photo by Dr. Busso Peus Nachf.
- Sellwood 86.4 [19 in db]
- Peus 388 (1 Nov 2006), lot 713 (this coin)
- Peus 338 (1994), lot 242 (this coin)
- Peus 393 (31 Oct 2007), lot 362 (this coin)
- Sammlung Gonnella: Münzen Der Arsakiden (2008), 858 (this coin)
- Shore 449
PDC 40378 Vologases V (A.D. 191-208)
AE Chalkous 1.14g (PDC 40378)
Mint: Ecbatana
Obv: bust facing wearing diadem, pointed beard with vertical lines, hair in bunches above diadem and covering ears; necklet as straight lines; no wart; circular border of pellets
Rev: eagle stands left, wings open; circular border of pellets
Previous collection: Robert Gonnella
Photo by Dr. Busso Peus Nachf.
- Sellwood 86.8 [21 in db]
- Peus 388 (1 Nov 2006), lot 706a (this coin)
- MZ Köln 72 (1991), lot 933 (this coin)
- Sammlung Gonnella: Münzen Der Arsakiden (2008), 861 (this coin)
PDC 40383 Vologases V (A.D. 191-208)
AE Chalkous 0.92g (PDC 40383)
Mint: Ecbatana
Obv: bust facing wearing diadem, pointed beard with vertical lines, hair in bunches above diadem and covering ears; necklet as straight lines; no wart; circular border of pellets
Rev: eagle stands left, wings open; circular border of pellets
Previous collection: Robert Gonnella
Photo by Dr. Busso Peus Nachf.
- Sellwood 86.8 [21 in db]
- Peus 388 (1 Nov 2006), lot 706f (this coin)
- Peus 376 (2003), lot 1654 (this coin)
- Sammlung Gonnella: Münzen Der Arsakiden (2008), 860 (this coin)
PDC 39847 Vologases V (A.D. 191-208)
Billon Tetradrachm 13.44g (PDC 39847)
Mint: Seleucia on the Tigris
Dated 504 ΔΦ (192 AD-193 AD)
Obv: bust left with pointed beard wearing diadem and two-band spiral torque with no visible end; hair in circular bunch covering ear, above diadem not bunched; two broad diadem pendants; no wart; circular border of pellets
Rev: male wearing diadem seated left on throne, hair in circular bunch covering ear, hair above diadem not bunched; extending right hand, grasping hilt of sword in left; to his left, Tyche stands right presenting diadem in right hand, holding scepter in left; above diadem, Greek letters ΔΦ; below baseline, Greek letters off flan; seven-line Greek inscription (L87i); no border = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΟΛΟΓΑΣΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΣ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Previous collection: Robert Gonnella
Photo by Dr. Busso Peus Nachf.
- Sellwood 87.2-9 (month off flan) [4 in db]
- Peus 388 (1 Nov 2006), lot 707 (this coin)
- Baldwin 1995, lot 420 (this coin)
- Sammlung Gonnella: Münzen Der Arsakiden (2008), 862 (this coin)
- Shore not listed
PDC 39848 Vologases V (A.D. 191-208)
Billon Tetradrachm 13.56g (PDC 39848)
Mint: Seleucia on the Tigris
Dated 507 ΖΦ [ΑΥΔΝ] (195 AD)
Obv: bust left with pointed beard wearing diadem and two-band spiral torque with no visible end; hair in circular bunch covering ear, above diadem not bunched; two broad diadem pendants; no wart; circular border of pellets
Rev: male wearing diadem seated left on throne, hair in circular bunch covering ear, hair above diadem not bunched; extending right hand, grasping hilt of sword in left; to his left, Tyche stands right presenting diadem in right hand, holding scepter in left; above diadem, Greek letters ΖΦ; below baseline, Greek letters off flan; seven-line Greek inscription (L87i); no border = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΟΛΟΓΑΣΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΣ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Previous collection: Robert Gonnella
Photo by Dr. Busso Peus Nachf.
- Sellwood 87.14 (month off flan) [4 in db]
- Peus 388 (1 Nov 2006), lot 708 (this coin)
- Peus 326 (1-3 Nov 1989), lot 412 (this coin)
- Sammlung Gonnella: Münzen Der Arsakiden (2008), 863 (this coin)
- Shore 443
PDC 40395 Vologases V (A.D. 191-208)
Billon Tetradrachm 13.75g (PDC 40395)
Mint: Seleucia on the Tigris
Dated 510 ΙΦ (198 AD-199 AD)
Obv: bust left with pointed beard wearing diadem and two-band spiral torque with no visible end; hair in circular bunch covering ear, above diadem not bunched; two broad diadem pendants; no wart; circular border of pellets
Rev: male wearing diadem seated left on throne, hair in circular bunch covering ear, hair above diadem not bunched; extending right hand, grasping hilt of sword in left; to his left, Tyche stands right presenting diadem in right hand, holding scepter in left; above diadem, Greek letters ΙΦ; below baseline, Greek letters (?); seven-line Greek inscription (L87i); no border = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΟΛΟΓΑΣΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΣ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Previous collection: Robert Gonnella
Photo by Dr. Busso Peus Nachf.
- Sellwood 87.17 [4 in db]
- Peus 388 (1 Nov 2006), lot 709c (this coin)
- Sammlung Gonnella: Münzen Der Arsakiden (2008), 864 (this coin)
- Shore 446
- Superior 12/1997, lot 1567 (this coin)
PDC 40396 Vologases V (A.D. 191-208)
Billon Tetradrachm 9.12g (PDC 40396)
Mint: Seleucia on the Tigris
Dated 512 ΒΙΦ (200 AD-201 AD)
Obv: bust left with pointed beard wearing diadem and two-band spiral torque with no visible end; hair in circular bunch covering ear, above diadem not bunched; two broad diadem pendants; no wart; circular border of pellets
Rev: male wearing diadem seated left on throne, hair in circular bunch covering ear, hair above diadem not bunched; extending right hand, grasping hilt of sword in left; to his left, Tyche stands right presenting diadem in right hand, holding scepter in left; above diadem, Greek letters ΒΙΦ; below baseline, Greek letters (?); seven-line Greek inscription (L87i); no border = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΟΛΟΓΑΣΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΣ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Previous collection: Robert Gonnella
Photo by Dr. Busso Peus Nachf.
- Sellwood 87.19 [3 in db]
- Peus 388 (1 Nov 2006), lot 709d (this coin)
- Peus 348 (1996), lot 343 (this coin)
- Sammlung Gonnella: Münzen Der Arsakiden (2008), 865 (this coin)
- Shore not listed
PDC 39849 Vologases V (A.D. 191-208)
Billon Tetradrachm 13.57g (PDC 39849)
Mint: Seleucia on the Tigris
Dated 519 ΘΙΦ (207 AD-208 AD)
Obv: bust left with pointed beard wearing diadem and two-band spiral torque with no visible end; hair in circular bunch covering ear, above diadem not bunched; two broad diadem pendants; no wart; circular border of pellets
Rev: male wearing diadem seated left on throne, hair in circular bunch covering ear, hair above diadem not bunched; extending right hand, grasping hilt of sword in left; to his left, Tyche stands right presenting diadem in right hand, holding scepter in left; above diadem, Greek letters ΘΙΦ; below baseline, Greek letters (?); seven-line Greek inscription (L87i); no border = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΟΛΟΓΑΣΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΣ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Previous collection: Robert Gonnella
Photo by Dr. Busso Peus Nachf.
- Sellwood 87.26 [4 in db]
- Peus 388 (1 Nov 2006), lot 710 (this coin)
- Sammlung Gonnella: Münzen Der Arsakiden (2008), 866 (this coin)
- Shore not listed
PDC 40384 Vologases V (A.D. 191-208)
AE Chalkous 1.08g (PDC 40384)
Mint: Ecbatana
Obv: bust left with pointed beard wearing diadem and two-band spiral torque with no visible end; hair in circular bunch covering ear, above diadem not bunched; two broad diadem pendants; no wart; circular border of pellets
Rev: eagle [standing?] left wings open; circular border of pellets
Previous collection: Robert Gonnella
Photo by Dr. Busso Peus Nachf.
- Sellwood 87.28 [2 in db]
- Peus 388 (1 Nov 2006), lot 706g (this coin)
- Sammlung Gonnella: Münzen Der Arsakiden (2008), 867 (this coin)

Vologases VI (c. A.D. 208 - 228)

PDC 40398 Vologases VI (A.D. 208-228)
Billon Tetradrachm 13.49g (PDC 40398)
Mint: Seleucia on the Tigris
Dated 520 ΚΦ (?) (208 AD-209 AD)
Obv: bust left with tapering beard wearing diadem and tiara with neck flap decorated round crest with "hooks" and on side with horn; two-band spiral torque with no visible end; lock of hair visible on forehead; earring visible; behind, Greek letter Β; circular border of pellets
Rev: male wearing tiara with "hooks" round crest seated left on throne, extending right hand, grasping hilt of sword in left; to his left, Tyche stands right presenting diadem in right hand, holding scepter in left; above diadem, Greek letters ΚΦ; below baseline, Greek letters ΠΕΡΙΤ; seven-line Greek inscription (L88i); no border
Previous collection: Robert Gonnella
Photo by Dr. Busso Peus Nachf.
- Sellwood 88.2 [16 in db]
- Peus 388 (1 Nov 2006), lot 709f (this coin)
- Sammlung Gonnella: Münzen Der Arsakiden (2008), 868 (this coin)
- Shore 450
PDC 40397 Vologases VI (A.D. 208-228)
Billon Tetradrachm 12.26g (PDC 40397)
Mint: Seleucia on the Tigris
Dated 521 ΑΚΦ (209 AD-210 AD)
Obv: bust left with tapering beard wearing diadem and tiara with neck flap decorated round crest with "hooks" and on side with horn; two-band spiral torque with no visible end; lock of hair visible on forehead; earring visible; behind, Greek letter Β; circular border of pellets
Rev: male wearing tiara with "hooks" round crest seated left on throne, extending right hand, grasping hilt of sword in left; to his left, Tyche stands right presenting diadem in right hand, holding scepter in left; above diadem, Greek letters ΑΚΦ; below baseline, Greek letters off flan; seven-line Greek inscription (L88i); no border = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΟΛΟΓΑΣΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΣ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Previous collection: Robert Gonnella
Photo by Dr. Busso Peus Nachf.
- Sellwood 88.3-4 (month off flan) [53 in db]
- Peus 388 (1 Nov 2006), lot 709e (this coin)
- CNG 35 (1995), lot 416 (this coin)
- Sammlung Gonnella: Münzen Der Arsakiden (2008), 869 (this coin)
- Shore 451
PDC 40399 Vologases VI (A.D. 208-228)
Billon Tetradrachm 13.54g (PDC 40399)
Mint: Seleucia on the Tigris
Dated 521 ΑΚΦ (209 AD-210 AD)
Obv: bust left with tapering beard wearing diadem and tiara with neck flap decorated round crest with "hooks" and on side with horn; two-band spiral torque with no visible end; lock of hair visible on forehead; earring visible; behind, Greek letter Β; circular border of pellets
Rev: male wearing tiara with "hooks" round crest seated left on throne, extending right hand, grasping hilt of sword in left; to his left, Tyche stands right presenting diadem in right hand, holding scepter in left; above diadem, Greek letters ΑΚΦ; below baseline, Greek letters off flan; seven-line Greek inscription (L88i); no border = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΟΛΟΓΑΣΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΣ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Previous collection: Robert Gonnella
Photo by Dr. Busso Peus Nachf.
- Sellwood 88.3-4 (month off flan) [53 in db]
- Peus 388 (1 Nov 2006), lot 709g (this coin)
- Baldwin 1995, lot 422 (this coin)
- Sammlung Gonnella: Münzen Der Arsakiden (2008), 870 (this coin)
- Shore 451
PDC 40393 Vologases VI (A.D. 208-228)
Billon Tetradrachm 12.74g (PDC 40393)
Mint: Seleucia on the Tigris
Dated 522 ΒΚΦ (210 AD-211 AD)
Obv: bust left with tapering beard wearing diadem and tiara with neck flap decorated round crest with "hooks" and on side with horn; two-band spiral torque with no visible end; lock of hair visible on forehead; earring visible; behind, Greek letter Β; circular border of pellets
Rev: male wearing tiara with "hooks" round crest seated left on throne, extending right hand, grasping hilt of sword in left; to his left, Tyche stands right presenting diadem in right hand, holding scepter in left; above diadem, Greek letters ΒΚΦ; below baseline, Greek letters off flan; seven-line Greek inscription (L88i); no border = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΟΛΟΓΑΣΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΣ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Previous collection: Robert Gonnella
Photo by Dr. Busso Peus Nachf.
- Sellwood 88.5 (month off flan) [16 in db]
- Peus 388 (1 Nov 2006), lot 709a (this coin)
- Sammlung Gonnella: Münzen Der Arsakiden (2008), 871 (this coin)
- Shore not listed
PDC 39853 Vologases VI (A.D. 208-228)
Billon Tetradrachm 13.61g (PDC 39853)
Mint: Seleucia on the Tigris
Dated 523 ΓΚΦ (211 AD-212 AD)
Obv: bust left with tapering beard wearing diadem and tiara with neck flap decorated round crest with "hooks" and on side with horn; two-band spiral torque with no visible end; lock of hair visible on forehead; earring visible; behind, Greek letter Β; circular border of pellets
Rev: male wearing tiara with "hooks" round crest seated left on throne, extending right hand, grasping hilt of sword in left; to his left, Tyche stands right presenting diadem in right hand, holding scepter in left; above diadem, Greek letters ΓΚΦ; below baseline, Greek letters off flan; seven-line Greek inscription (L88i); no border = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΟΛΟΓΑΣΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΣ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Previous collection: Robert Gonnella
Photo by Dr. Busso Peus Nachf.
- Sellwood 88.6 (month off flan) [23 in db]
- Peus 388 (1 Nov 2006), lot 714 (this coin)
- Peus 315 (1986), lot 274 (this coin)
- Sammlung Gonnella: Münzen Der Arsakiden (2008), 872 (this coin)
- Shore not listed
PDC 40394 Vologases VI (A.D. 208-228)
Billon Tetradrachm 13.40g (PDC 40394)
Mint: Seleucia on the Tigris
Dated 525 ΕΚΦ (213 AD-214 AD)
Obv: bust left with tapering beard wearing diadem and tiara with neck flap decorated round crest with "hooks" and on side with horn; two-band spiral torque with no visible end; lock of hair visible on forehead; earring visible; behind, Greek letter Β; circular border of pellets
Rev: male wearing tiara with "hooks" round crest seated left on throne, extending right hand, grasping hilt of sword in left; to his left, Tyche stands right presenting diadem in right hand, holding scepter in left; above diadem, Greek letters ΕΚΦ; below baseline, Greek letters off flan; seven-line Greek inscription (L88i); no border = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΟΛΟΓΑΣΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΣ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Previous collection: Robert Gonnella
Photo by Dr. Busso Peus Nachf.
- Sellwood 88.8 (month off flan) [10 in db]
- Peus 388 (1 Nov 2006), lot 709b (this coin)
- Sammlung Gonnella: Münzen Der Arsakiden (2008), 873 (this coin)
- Shore not listed
PDC 39854 Vologases VI (A.D. 208-228)
Billon Tetradrachm 13.56g (PDC 39854)
Mint: Seleucia on the Tigris
Dated 529 ΘΚΦ ΔΙΟ[Υ] (?) (217 AD)
Obv: bust left with tapering beard wearing diadem and tiara with neck flap decorated round crest with "hooks" and on side with horn; two-band spiral torque with no visible end; lock of hair visible on forehead; earring visible; behind, Greek letter Β; circular border of pellets
Rev: male wearing tiara with "hooks" round crest seated left on throne, extending right hand, grasping hilt of sword in left; to his left, Tyche stands right presenting diadem in right hand, holding scepter in left; above diadem, Greek letters ΘΚΦ; below baseline, Greek letters (?); seven-line Greek inscription (L88i); no border = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΟΛΟΓΑΣΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΣ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ
Previous collection: Robert Gonnella
Photo by Dr. Busso Peus Nachf.
- Sellwood 88.12 [2 in db]
- Peus 388 (1 Nov 2006), lot 715 (this coin)
- Sammlung Gonnella: Münzen Der Arsakiden (2008), 874 (this coin)
- Shore not listed
PDC 39855 Vologases VI (A.D. 208-228)
AR Drachm 3.71g (PDC 39855)
Mint: Ecbatana
Obv: bust left with pointed beard wearing diadem and tiara decorated with pellets on stalks round crest and vertically on side; ear flap decorated with pellets; pendants shown as two lines; segmented necklet; no wart; no earring; behind head, Aramaic letters (= wl); circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; below bow, monogram [~]; four-line Greek inscription (L88ii); above, one-line Aramaic inscription; no border = Greek illegible; Aramaic legible
Previous collection: Robert Gonnella
Photo by Dr. Busso Peus Nachf.
- Sellwood 88.18 [150 in db]
- Peus 388 (1 Nov 2006), lot 716 (this coin)
- Hirsch 141 (1984), lot 414 (this coin)
- Sammlung Gonnella: Münzen Der Arsakiden (2008), 875 (this coin)
- Shore 456
PDC 39856 Vologases VI (A.D. 208-228)
AR Drachm 2.91g (PDC 39856)
Mint: Ecbatana
Obv: bust left with pointed beard wearing diadem and tiara decorated with pellets on stalks round crest and vertically on side; ear flap decorated with pellets; pendants shown as two lines; segmented necklet; no wart; no earring; behind head, Aramaic letters (= wl); circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; below bow, monogram [~]; four-line Greek inscription (L88ii); above, one-line Aramaic inscription; no border = Greek illegible; Aramaic legible
Previous collection: Robert Gonnella
Photo by Dr. Busso Peus Nachf.
- Sellwood 88.18 [150 in db]
- Peus 388 (1 Nov 2006), lot 717 (this coin)
- Peus 333 (1992), lot 464 (this coin)
- Sammlung Gonnella: Münzen Der Arsakiden (2008), 877 (this coin)
- Shore 456
PDC 39857 Vologases VI (A.D. 208-228)
AR Drachm 3.72g (PDC 39857)
Mint: Ecbatana
Obv: bust left with pointed beard wearing diadem and tiara decorated with pellets on stalks round crest and vertically on side; ear flap decorated with pellets; pendants shown as two lines; segmented necklet; no wart; no earring; behind head, Aramaic letters (= wl); circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; below bow, monogram [~]; four-line Greek inscription (L88ii); above, one-line Aramaic inscription; no border = Greek illegible; Aramaic legible
Previous collection: Robert Gonnella
Photo by Dr. Busso Peus Nachf.
- Sellwood 88.18 [150 in db]
- Peus 388 (1 Nov 2006), lot 718 (this coin)
- Peus 333 (1992), lot 465 (this coin)
- Sammlung Gonnella: Münzen Der Arsakiden (2008), 876 (this coin)
- Shore 456
PDC 40346 Vologases VI (A.D. 208-228)
AR Drachm 3.79g (PDC 40346)
Mint: Ecbatana
Obv: bust left with pointed beard wearing diadem and tiara decorated with pellets on stalks round crest and vertically on side; ear flap decorated with pellets; pendants shown as two lines; segmented necklet; no wart; no earring; behind head, Aramaic letters (= wl); circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; below bow, monogram [~]; four-line Greek inscription (L88ii); above, one-line Aramaic inscription; no border = Greek illegible; Aramaic legible
Previous collection: Robert Gonnella
Photo by Dr. Busso Peus Nachf.
- Sellwood 88.19 [145 in db]
- Peus 388 (1 Nov 2006), lot 681f (this coin)
- Sammlung Gonnella: Münzen Der Arsakiden (2008), 879 (this coin)
- Shore 458
PDC 39858 Vologases VI (A.D. 208-228)
AR Drachm 3.73g (PDC 39858)
Mint: Ecbatana
Obv: bust left with pointed beard wearing diadem and tiara decorated with pellets on stalks round crest and vertically on side; ear flap decorated with pellets; pendants shown as two lines; segmented necklet; no wart; no earring; behind head, Aramaic letters (= wl); circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; below bow, monogram [~]; four-line Greek inscription (L88ii); above, one-line Aramaic inscription; no border = Greek illegible; Aramaic legible
Previous collection: Robert Gonnella
Photo by Dr. Busso Peus Nachf.
- Sellwood 88.19 [145 in db]
- Peus 388 (1 Nov 2006), lot 719 (this coin)
- Sammlung Gonnella: Münzen Der Arsakiden (2008), 878 (this coin)
- Shore 458
PDC 39859 Vologases VI (A.D. 208-228)
AR Drachm 3.62g (PDC 39859)
Mint: Ecbatana
Obv: bust left with pointed beard wearing diadem and tiara decorated with pellets on stalks round crest and vertically on side; ear flap decorated with pellets; pendants shown as two lines; segmented necklet; no wart; no earring; behind head, Aramaic letters (= wl); circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; below bow, monogram [~]; four-line Greek inscription (L88ii); above, one-line Aramaic inscription; no border = Greek illegible; Aramaic legible
Previous collection: Robert Gonnella
Photo by Dr. Busso Peus Nachf.
- Sellwood 88.20 [21 in db]
- Peus 388 (1 Nov 2006), lot 720 (this coin)
- Lanz 102 (2001), lot 327 (this coin)
- Sammlung Gonnella: Münzen Der Arsakiden (2008), 880 (this coin)
- Shore 459
PDC 39860 Vologases VI (A.D. 208-228)
AR Drachm 3.84g (PDC 39860)
Mint: Ecbatana
Obv: bust left with pointed beard wearing diadem and tiara with very long neck flap, reaching to segmented necklet; tiara decorated with pellets on stalks round crest and vertically on side with crescent on right half; ear flap decorated with pellets; pendants shown as two lines; no wart; no earring; behind head, Aramaic letters (= wl); circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; below bow, monogram [~]; four-line Greek inscription (L88ii); above, one-line Aramaic inscription; no border = Greek illegible; Aramaic legible
Previous collection: Robert Gonnella
Photo by Dr. Busso Peus Nachf.
- Sellwood 88.23 [31 in db]
- Peus 388 (1 Nov 2006), lot 721 (this coin)
- Giessener Münzhandlung 92 (1998), lot 502 (this coin)
- Peus 393 (31 Oct 2007), lot 363 (this coin)
- Sammlung Gonnella: Münzen Der Arsakiden (2008), 881 (this coin)
- Shore 459
PDC 40382 Vologases VI (A.D. 208-228)
AE Chalkous 0.95g (PDC 40382)
Mint: Ecbatana
Obv: bust left with pointed beard wearing diadem and tiara decorated with pellets on stalks round crest and vertically on side; ear flap decorated with pellets; pendants shown as two lines; segmented necklet; no wart; no earring; behind head, Aramaic letters (= wl); circular border of pellets
Rev: eagle stands left, wings open, [wreath in beak?]; circular border of pellets
Previous collection: Robert Gonnella
Photo by Dr. Busso Peus Nachf.
- Sellwood 88.29 [31 in db]
- Peus 388 (1 Nov 2006), lot 706e (this coin)
- Peus 376 (2003), lot 1654 (this coin)
- Sammlung Gonnella: Münzen Der Arsakiden (2008), 882 (this coin)
PDC 40387 Vologases VI (A.D. 208-228)
AE Chalkous 0.99g (PDC 40387)
Mint: Ecbatana
Obv: bust left with pointed beard wearing diadem and tiara decorated with pellets on stalks round crest and vertically on side; ear flap decorated with pellets; pendants shown as two lines; segmented necklet; no wart; no earring; behind head, Aramaic letters (= wl); circular border of pellets
Rev: eagle stands left, wings open, [wreath in beak?]; circular border of pellets
Previous collection: Robert Gonnella
Photo by Dr. Busso Peus Nachf.
- Sellwood 88.29 [31 in db]
- Peus 388 (1 Nov 2006), lot 706j (this coin)
- Sammlung Gonnella: Münzen Der Arsakiden (2008), 884 (this coin)
PDC 40388 Vologases VI (A.D. 208-228)
AE Chalkous 1.24g (PDC 40388)
Mint: Ecbatana
Obv: bust left with pointed beard wearing diadem and tiara decorated with pellets on stalks round crest and vertically on side; ear flap decorated with pellets; pendants shown as two lines; segmented necklet; no wart; no earring; behind head, Aramaic letters (= wl); circular border of pellets
Rev: eagle stands left, wings open, [wreath in beak?]; circular border of pellets
Previous collection: Robert Gonnella
Photo by Dr. Busso Peus Nachf.
- Sellwood 88.29 [31 in db]
- Peus 388 (1 Nov 2006), lot 706k (this coin)
- Auktion v. d. Dussen 23 (1995), lot 747 (this coin)
- Sammlung Gonnella: Münzen Der Arsakiden (2008), 883 (this coin)
PDC 40385 Vologases VI (A.D. 208-228)
AE Chalkous 1.33g (PDC 40385)
Mint: Ecbatana
Obv: bust left with pointed beard wearing diadem and tiara decorated with pellets on stalks round crest and vertically on side; ear flap decorated with pellets; pendants shown as two lines; segmented necklet; no wart; no earring; behind head, Aramaic letters (= wl); circular border of pellets
Rev: eagle stands left, wings open, wreath in beak; circular border of pellets
Previous collection: Robert Gonnella
Photo by Dr. Busso Peus Nachf.
- Sellwood 88.30 [8 in db]
- Peus 388 (1 Nov 2006), lot 706h (this coin)
- Sammlung Gonnella: Münzen Der Arsakiden (2008), 885 (this coin)

Artabanus IV (c. A.D. 216 - 224)

PDC 39861 Artabanus IV (A.D. 216-224)
AR Drachm 3.58g (PDC 39861)
Mint: Ecbatana
Obv: bust left with forked beard wearing diadem and tiara decorated with pellets on stalks round crest and vertically on side; ear flap and long neck flap decorated with lines of pellets; pendants shown as two lines; two-band spiral torque with no visible end; no wart; no earring; behind head, Aramaic letters (= 'r); circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; below bow, monogram [~]; four-line barbarous Greek inscription (L89i); above, one-line Aramaic inscription (= 'rtbnw MLK'); no border = Greek illegible; Aramaic 'rtbnw MLK'
Previous collection: Robert Gonnella
Photo by Dr. Busso Peus Nachf.
- Sellwood 89.1 [71 in db]
- Peus 388 (1 Nov 2006), lot 722 (this coin)
- New York International Numismatic Convention 1996, lot 1598 (this coin)
- Sammlung Gonnella: Münzen Der Arsakiden (2008), 887 (this coin)
- Shore 464
PDC 39862 Artabanus IV (A.D. 216-224)
AR Drachm 3.70g (PDC 39862)
Mint: Ecbatana
Obv: bust left with forked beard wearing diadem and tiara decorated with pellets on stalks round crest and vertically on side; ear flap and long neck flap decorated with lines of pellets; pendants shown as two lines; two-band spiral torque with no visible end; no wart; no earring; behind head, Aramaic letters (= 'r); circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; below bow, monogram [~]; four-line barbarous Greek inscription (L89i); above, one-line Aramaic inscription (= 'rtbnw MLK'); no border = Greek illegible; Aramaic 'rtbnw MLK'
Previous collection: Robert Gonnella
Photo by Dr. Busso Peus Nachf.
- Sellwood 89.1 [71 in db]
- Peus 388 (1 Nov 2006), lot 723 (this coin)
- Sammlung Gonnella: Münzen Der Arsakiden (2008), 886 (this coin)
- Shore 464
PDC 40344 Artabanus IV (A.D. 216-224)
AR Drachm 2.61g (PDC 40344)
Mint: Ecbatana
Obv: bust left with forked beard wearing diadem and tiara decorated with pellets on stalks round crest and vertically on side; ear flap and long neck flap decorated with lines of pellets; pendants shown as two lines; two-band spiral torque with no visible end; no wart; no earring; behind head, Aramaic letters (= 'r); circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; below bow, monogram [~]; four-line barbarous Greek inscription (L89i); above, one-line Aramaic inscription (= 'rtbnw MLK'); no border = Greek illegible; Aramaic 'rtbnw MLK'
Previous collection: Robert Gonnella
Photo by Dr. Busso Peus Nachf.
- Sellwood 89.3 [41 in db]
- Peus 388 (1 Nov 2006), lot 681d (this coin)
- Sammlung Gonnella: Münzen Der Arsakiden (2008), 888 (this coin)
- Shore 465
- Vecchi 17 (1999), lot 427 (this coin)
PDC 39863 Artabanus IV (A.D. 216-224)
AR Drachm 3.50g (PDC 39863)
Mint: Ecbatana
Obv: bust left with forked beard wearing diadem and tiara decorated with pellets on stalks round crest and vertically on side; ear flap and long neck flap decorated with lines of pellets; pendants shown as two lines; two-band spiral torque with no visible end; no wart; no earring; behind head, Aramaic letters (= 'r); circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; below bow, monogram [~]; four-line barbarous Greek inscription (L89i); above, one-line Aramaic inscription (= 'rtbnw MLK'); no border = Greek illegible; Aramaic 'rtbnw MLK'
Previous collection: Robert Gonnella
Photo by Dr. Busso Peus Nachf.
- Sellwood 89.3 [41 in db]
- Peus 388 (1 Nov 2006), lot 724 (this coin)
- Peus 338 (1989), lot 245 (this coin)
- Sammlung Gonnella: Münzen Der Arsakiden (2008), 889 (this coin)
- Shore 465
PDC 40379 Artabanus IV (A.D. 216-224)
AE Chalkous 1.30g (PDC 40379)
Mint: Ecbatana
Obv: bust left with forked beard wearing diadem and tiara decorated with pellets on stalks round crest and vertically on side; pendants shown as three lines; two-band spiral torque with no visible end; no wart; no earring; behind head, Aramaic letters (= 'r); circular border of pellets
Rev: horned sheep running left; circular border of pellets
Previous collection: Robert Gonnella
Photo by Dr. Busso Peus Nachf.
- Sellwood 89.6 [30 in db]
- Peus 388 (1 Nov 2006), lot 706b (this coin)
- Sammlung Gonnella: Münzen Der Arsakiden (2008), 890 (this coin)
PDC 40391 Artabanus IV (A.D. 216-224)
AE Chalkous 0.74g (PDC 40391)
Mint: Ecbatana
Obv: bust left with forked beard wearing diadem and tiara decorated with pellets on stalks round crest and vertically on side; pendants shown as three lines; two-band spiral torque with no visible end; no wart; no earring; behind head, Aramaic letters (= 'r); circular border of pellets
Rev: horned sheep running left; circular border of pellets
Previous collection: Robert Gonnella
Photo by Dr. Busso Peus Nachf.
- Sellwood 89.6 [30 in db]
- Peus 388 (1 Nov 2006), lot 706n (this coin)
- Peus 376 (2003), lot 1654 (this coin)
- Sammlung Gonnella: Münzen Der Arsakiden (2008), 891 (this coin)
PDC 40392 Artabanus IV (A.D. 216-224)
AE Chalkous 1.05g (PDC 40392)
Mint: Ecbatana
Obv: bust left with forked beard wearing diadem and tiara decorated with pellets on stalks round crest and vertically on side; pendants shown as three lines; two-band spiral torque with no visible end; no wart; no earring; behind head, Aramaic letters (= 'r); circular border of pellets
Rev: horned sheep running left; circular border of pellets
Previous collection: Robert Gonnella
Photo by Dr. Busso Peus Nachf.
- Sellwood 89.6 [30 in db]
- Peus 388 (1 Nov 2006), lot 706o (this coin)
- Sammlung Gonnella: Münzen Der Arsakiden (2008), 892 (this coin)
PDC 39864 Artabanus IV (A.D. 216-224)
AR Drachm 3.85g (PDC 39864)
Mint: Ecbatana
Obv: bust left with forked beard wearing diadem and tiara decorated with pellets on stalks round crest and a star surrounded with pellets on side; ear flap and long neck flap decorated with lines of pellets; pendants shown as two lines; necklet with center row of pellets; no wart; no earring; no Aramaic letters behind head; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; below bow, monogram [~]; four-line barbarous Greek inscription (L90i); above, one-line Aramaic inscription (= 'rtbnw MLK'); no border = Greek illegible; Aramaic 'rtbnw MLK'
Previous collection: Robert Gonnella
Photo by Dr. Busso Peus Nachf.
- Sellwood 90.1 [14 in db]
- Peus 388 (1 Nov 2006), lot 725 (this coin)
- Peus 340 (1994), lot 568 (this coin)
- Sammlung Gonnella: Münzen Der Arsakiden (2008), 893 (this coin)
- Shore 467

Autonomous City Issues

PDC 40386 Autonomous City Issue
AE Chalkous 1.92g (PDC 40386)
Mint: Seleucia on the Tigris
Obv: head of Tyche right; behind, monogram [~~]; border?
Rev: Tyche seated right with palm, rivergod right at feet; in front, Greek letters for year off flan; circular Greek legend (L92iv) around
Previous collection: Robert Gonnella
Photo by Dr. Busso Peus Nachf.
- Sellwood 92.6A-G (year off flan) [1 in db]
- Peus 388 (1 Nov 2006), lot 706i (this coin)
- Peus 376 (2003), lot 1654 (this coin)
- Sammlung Gonnella: Münzen Der Arsakiden (2008), 894 (this coin)
PDC 40389 Autonomous City Issue
AE Chalkous 1.63g (PDC 40389)
Mint: Ecbatana
Obv: head of Tyche right; circular border of pellets
Rev: three-line Greek inscription ΔΚΣ / ΔΙΟΥ / Α; no border
Previous collection: Robert Gonnella
Photo by Dr. Busso Peus Nachf.
- Sellwood 92.37 [51 in db]
- Peus 388 (1 Nov 2006), lot 706L (this coin)
- Peus 376 (2003), lot 1654 (this coin)
- Sammlung Gonnella: Münzen Der Arsakiden (2008), 896 (this coin)
PDC 40390 Autonomous City Issue
AE Chalkous 1.32g (PDC 40390)
Mint: Ecbatana
Obv: head of Tyche right; circular border of pellets
Rev: three-line Greek inscription ΔΚΣ / ΔΙΟΥ / Α; no border
Previous collection: Robert Gonnella
Photo by Dr. Busso Peus Nachf.
- Sellwood 92.37 [51 in db]
- Peus 388 (1 Nov 2006), lot 706m (this coin)
- Peus 376 (2003), lot 1654 (this coin)
- Sammlung Gonnella: Münzen Der Arsakiden (2008), 895 (this coin)

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