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Triton XI (Jan 2008)

Parthian and Parthia-related Coins
in Triton XI, January 2008

The images on these pages are used with the kind permission of Classical Numismatic Group. Please see the Triton XI  printed catalog for the auctioneer's description of these coins.

The attributions and cataloging of Parthian coins used throughout this web site follow David Sellwood's An Introduction to the Coinage of Parthia (1980, 2nd edition) for consistency. The few exceptions to this policy are explained here.

 

Parthia

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PDC 47642 Arsaces II (211-191 B.C.)
AR Drachm 4.16g 12h (PDC 47642)
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 6.1
- Triton XI (7 Jan 2008), lot 346 (this coin)
- A&S Type 6, 40 and 44 (obv. 6/36, rev. 6/40)
- Shore 4
PDC 47643 Mithradates II (123-88 B.C.)
AR Tetradrachm 16.10g 12h (PDC 47643)
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 24.4
- Triton XI (7 Jan 2008), lot 347 (this coin)
- Shore 67
PDC 47644 Unknown King II (80-70 B.C.)
AR Tetradrachm 16.09g 1h (PDC 47644)
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 30.7
- Triton XI (7 Jan 2008), lot 348 (this coin)
- CNG 36 (5 Dec 1995), lot 130 (this coin)
- Shore 130 (Orodes I; this coin)
- Triton VI (14 Jan 2003), lot 509 (this coin)
PDC 47645 Vonones I (A.D. 8-12)
AR Drachm 3.56g 12h (PDC 47645)
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 60.5
- Triton XI (7 Jan 2008), lot 349 (this coin)
- Gorny & Mosch 147 (7 Mar 2006), lot 1552 (this coin)
- Shore 329
PDC 47648 Vologases III (A.D. 105-147)
AR Tetradrachm (PDC 47648)
Dated 435 ΕΛΥ (123 AD-124 AD)
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 79.11-12 (month off flan)
- Triton XI (7 Jan 2008), lot 350c (this coin)
PDC 47646 Vologases III (A.D. 105-147)
AR Tetradrachm (PDC 47646)
Dated 435 ΕΛΥ (123 AD-124 AD)
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 79.13 (month off flan)
- Triton XI (7 Jan 2008), lot 350a (this coin)
PDC 47647 Vologases III (A.D. 105-147)
AR Tetradrachm (PDC 47647)
Dated 435 ΕΛΥ (123 AD-124 AD)
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 79.14 (month off flan)
- Triton XI (7 Jan 2008), lot 350b (this coin)
PDC 47649 Vologases V (A.D. 191-208)
AR Drachm 3.85g 1h (PDC 47649)
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Sellwood 86.3
- Triton XI (7 Jan 2008), lot 351 (this coin)
- Shore 448
 

Rome

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PDC 47650 Augustus (P. Petronius Turpilianus, moneyer)
AR Denarius 3.96g 2h, Rome (PDC 47650)
Struck BC 19-BC 18
Obv: head of Liber right, wearing ivy-wreath, hair knotted at back and falling down over neck and left shoulder / TVRPILIANVS • III • VIR •
Rev: bare-headed Parthian kneeling on right knee right, extending in right hand a signum, to which is attached a vexillum marked X, and holding out left hand below left knee / CAESAR AVGVSTVS • SIGN RECE
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Triton XI (7 Jan 2008), lot 694 (this coin)
- BMCRE 10
- BN 118-126
- RIC I 287
- RSC 485
PDC 47651 Augustus (P. Petronius Turpilianus, moneyer)
AR Denarius 3.95g 8h, Rome (PDC 47651)
Struck BC 19-BC 18
Obv: draped bust of Feronia right, wearing stephane, above which is a row of berries, and pearl necklace / TVRPILIANVS III • VIR • FE-RON
Rev: bare-headed Parthian kneeling on right knee right, extending in right hand a standard, to which is attached a vexillum marked X, and holding out left hand below left knee / CAESAR • AVGVSTVS • SIGN RECE
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Triton XI (7 Jan 2008), lot 695 (this coin)
- BMCRE 14-7
- BN 127-37
- RIC I 288
- RSC 484
PDC 47652 Augustus (P. Petronius Turpilianus, moneyer)
AV Aureus 7.99g 7h, Rome (PDC 47652)
Struck BC 19-BC 18
Obv: head right, wearing oak wreath / CAESAR AVGVSTVS
Rev: four-string lyre, made from a tortoise shell / P • PETRON • TVRPILIAN • III • VIR •
Note: Augustus is depicted as wearing an oak wreath, here symbolizing his rescue of the Roman citizens who were prisoners in Parthia
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Triton XI (7 Jan 2008), lot 696 (this coin)
- BMCRE cf. p. 5, note 22 = BMCRR Rome p. 65, note 2
- BN 106
- Calicó 148
- CNR 371 (this coin illustrated)
- Hamburger 96 (25 Oct 1932), lot 787 (this coin)
- RIC I 293
PDC 47653 Augustus (M. Durmius, moneyer)
AR Denarius 3.78g 8h, Rome (PDC 47653)
Struck BC 19-BC 18
Obv: diademed bust of young Hercules right, draped in lion skin; club sloped back on right shoulder / M • DVRMIVS • III • VIR •
Rev: bare-headed Parthian kneeling on right knee right, extending in right hand a signum, to which is attached a vexillum marked X, and holding out left hand below left knee / CAESAR • AVGVSTVS • SIGN • RECE •
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Triton XI (7 Jan 2008), lot 705 (this coin)
- BMCRE 59 = BMCRR Rome 4565
- BN 205
- Leu 59 (17 May 1994), lot 245 (this coin)
- RIC I 314
- RSC 433b
PDC 47654 Augustus (M. Durmius, moneyer)
AR Denarius 3.77g 2h, Rome (PDC 47654)
Struck BC 19-BC 18
Obv: head of Honos right / M • DVRMIVS III • VIR • HONORI
Rev: bare-headed Parthian kneeling on right knee right, extending in right hand a signum, to which is attached a vexillum marked X, and holding out left hand below left knee / CAESAR AVGVSTVS • SIGN RECE •
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Triton XI (7 Jan 2008), lot 706 (this coin)
- BMCRE 56-8 = BMCRR Rome 4563
- BN 200-204
- RIC I 315 corr. (no stars)
- RSC 428
- Vecchi 9 (4 Dec 1997), lot 111 (this coin)
PDC 47655 Augustus
AR Cistophorus 11.97g 12h, Pergamum (PDC 47655)
Struck BC 19-BC 18
Obv: bare head right / IMP • IX • TR • PO V
Rev: Temple of Mars Ultor: circular, domed, tetrastyle temple set on five-tiered base; a signum within; across field, MART VLTO / MART VLTO
Note: Temples of Mars Ultor housed the military signa recovered from the Parthians in 20 B.C.
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Triton XI (7 Jan 2008), lot 713 (this coin)
- BMCRE 704 = BMCRR East 311
- BN 989-91
- RIC I 507
- RPC I 2220
- RSC 202
- Sutherland Group VIIg, - (O68/R- [unlisted rev. die])
PDC 47656 Augustus
AR Cistophorus 11.89g 12h, Pergamum (PDC 47656)
Struck BC 19-BC 18
Obv: bare head right / IMP • IX • TR • PO • V •
Rev: Triumphal Arch of Augustus, surmounted by charioteer in facing quadriga; an aquila before each side wall / IMP • IX • TR • POT • V • on entablature / S • P • R • /SIGNIS/RECEPTIS in three lines below
Note: Triumphal Arch erected to celebrate the military victory of Augustus’ armies which led to the return in 20 B.C. of the Roman standards captured by the Parthians in earlier conflicts
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Triton XI (7 Jan 2008), lot 714 (this coin)
- BMCRE 703 = BMCRR East 310
- BN 982-3 and 985
- CNR 809/2 (this coin)
- Crippa FPL (1971/4), lot 362 (this coin)
- RIC I 510
- RPC I 2218
- RSC 298
- Sutherland Group VIIa, - (unlisted dies)
PDC 47657 Augustus
AV Aureus 8.04g 12h, Pergamum (PDC 47657)
Struck BC 19
Obv: bare head right / AVGVSTVS
Rev: Victory, draped, wings spread, kneeling right on the back of a bull, recumbent on ground right, grasping the bull’s head and turning its horns / ARMENIA above, CAPTA in exergue
Previous collection: Gilbert Steinberg; Nelson Bunker Hunt; Biaggi
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Triton XI (7 Jan 2008), lot 716 (this coin)
- Biaggi 82 (this coin)
- BMCRE 671 = BMCRR East 308
- BN 977-8
- Calicó 160 (this coin illustrated)
- Nelson Bunker Hunt, Part III. Sotheby’s New York (4 Dec 1990), lot 68 (this coin)
- Numismatica Ars Classica (16 Nov 1994), lot 144 (this coin)
- RIC I 514
PDC 47658 Augustus
AR Denarius 3.83g 1h, Pergamum (PDC 47658)
Struck BC 19
Obv: bare head right / AVGVST[VS]
Rev: tiara on left, quiver and bowcase on right. / ARMENIA above, CAPTA below
Note: banker’s mark on obverse
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Triton XI (7 Jan 2008), lot 717 (this coin)
- BMCRE 672 = BMCRR East 304
- BN 995-6
- RIC I 516
- RSC 11
PDC 47659 Augustus
AV Aureus 7.74g 6h, Pergamum (PDC 47659)
Struck BC 19
Obv: bare head right / AVGVSTVS
Rev: capricorn right / ARMENIA above, CAPTA below
Note: A reference to recovery of the standards from Parthia, includes capricorn the birthsign of Augustus
Previous collection: Gilbert Steinberg
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Triton XI (7 Jan 2008), lot 722 (this coin)
- BMCRE 680 = BMCRR East 298
- BN 976, 979-980
- Calicó 272 (this coin illustrated)
- Numismatica Ars Classica (16 Nov 1994), lot 146 (this coin)
- RIC I 521
PDC 47660 Augustus (L. Vinicius, moneyer)
AR Denarius 3.80g 10h, Rome (PDC 47660)
Struck BC 16
Obv: Bare head right
Rev: triumphal Parthian arch, surmounted by facing quadriga, in which Augustus stands, holding laurel branch in right hand and scepter in left; smaller arch on either side, surmounted by archer on left and by slinger on right / [L •] VINICIVS in exergue / S • P • Q • R/IMP CAE in two lines on entablature of arch
Note: banker’s mark on obverse
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Triton XI (7 Jan 2008), lot 782 (this coin)
- BMCRE 77-8 = BMCRR Rome 4477-8
- BN 348-51
- RIC I 359
- RSC 544
PDC 47661 Augustus
AR Denarius 3.96g 6h, Spanish mint - Tarraco (PDC 47661)
Struck circa BC 18
Obv: laureate head right / CAESAR[I] AVGVSTO
Rev: Temple of Mars Ultor: round-domed, hexastyle temple with acroteria set on podium of three steps; within, aquila between two signa / MAR VLT across field
Note: Temples of Mars Ultor housed the military signa recovered from the Parthians in 20 B.C.
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Triton XI (7 Jan 2008), lot 803 (this coin)
- BMCRE 373-4 = BMCRR Rome 4419-20
- BN 1202-4
- RIC I 105a
- RSC 190
PDC 47662 Augustus
AR Denarius 3.89g 6h, Spanish mint - Tarraco (PDC 47662)
Struck BC 18
Obv: bare head left / [S • P • Q • R • IMP •] CAESARI • AVG • COS • XI • TR • POT • VI •
Rev: triumphal arch of Augustus: central arch surmounted by a facing quadriga; side arches, on each of which is a standing figure; on left, figure standing right, holding a signum in raised right hand; on right, figure standing left, holding an aquila in raised right hand and bow at side in left / CIVIB • ET • SIGN [• MILIT • A • PART • RECVP]
Note: Triumphal Arch erected to celebrate the military victory of Augustus’ armies which led to the return in 20 B.C. of the Roman standards captured by the Parthians in earlier conflicts
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Triton XI (7 Jan 2008), lot 861 (this coin)
- BMCRE cf. p. 73, note * = BMCRR Rome p. 38, note 1
- BN (not listed)
- RIC I 132
- RSC 85
PDC 47663 Nero
AE Sestertius 23.95g 7h, Lugdunum (Lyon) (PDC 47663)
Struck circa 65 AD
Obv: laureate head right, globe at tip of neck / NERO CLAVD CAESAR AVG GER P M TR P IMP P P
Rev: Temple of Janus with latticed windows and garland hung across doors; doors to the right / PACE P • R • TERRA • MARIQ • PARTA • IANVM • CLVSIT, S C across field
Note: Closed doors of temple represent peace following war with Parthia
Photo by Classical Numismatic Group
- Triton XI (7 Jan 2008), lot 893 (this coin)
- BMCRE 319
- BN 73
- Lyon 109
- RIC I 438
- WCN 419
 

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