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

ΟΛΟΓΑΣΗΣ

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See the comprehensive list of all Vologases VI drachms in the image database.


Coins Attributed to Vologases VI

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.

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Sellwood Type 88

ObverseVologases VI (c. A.D. 208 - 228)
Billon Tetradrachm, 12.95 gm, 26 mm, die axis = 1h
Mint/ Seleucia, A.D. 208/209
Additional images/ [large obv] [large rev]
Obv/ Bust left with long, tapered beard wearing tiara with hooks on crest, horn on side and long, curved earflap and earring. Lock of hair on forehead representing royal wart; B behind head. Diadem with loop at top and three ends
Rev/ King seated left on throne, Tyche standing right before him, giving him diadem and holding scepter; standard legend off the flan and severely blundered. Seleucid date ΚΦ above diadem
Photo/ by permission Thomas K. Mallon, The Coins and History of Asia
- Sellwood 88.2 (month off flan)
- Shore 450 (this coin)

PDC 10289Vologases VI (c. A.D. 208 - 228)
Billon Tetradrachm, 13.36 gm
Mint/ Seleucia, A.D. 227/228
Obv/ Bust left with long, tapered beard wearing tiara with hooks on crest, horn on side and long, curved earflap and earring. Lock of hair on forehead representing royal wart; B behind head. Diadem with loop at top and three ends
Rev/ King seated left on throne, Tyche standing right before him, giving him diadem and holding scepter; standard legend off the flan and severely blundered. Seleucid date ΘΛΦ (539 SE) above diadem
Note/ This coin supplies AD 228 as the end date of Parthian rule. However, this particular coin is the only known example and unless other specimens turn up, one cannot be absolutely sure about its implications
Photo/ by Chris Hopkins
Location/ Cabinet des Médailles, Bibliothèque nationale de France (nc 1322)
- Sellwood 88.17 (month off flan)

PDC 4808Vologases VI (c. A.D. 208 - 228)
AR Drachm, 3.55 g
Mint/ Ecbatana, undated
Obv/ bust left with long, pointed beard extending beyond beaded border; wearing tiara with ear flaps, pellets on stalks round crest and a line of pellets on stalks on side; lines coming out of crest and diadem with loop at the top and two ends. Monogram Shore 85 behind head (abbreviated king's name in Aramaic)
Rev/ archer seated right on throne holding bow, below bow monogram. Blundered Greek legend with top line in Aramaic
Photo/ by permission Dr. Busso Peus Auktion 363, Lot 5199
- Sellwood 88.18
- Shore 456

PDC 4810Vologases VI (c. A.D. 208 - 228)
AR Drachm, 3.78 g
Mint/ Ecbatana, undated
Obv/ bust left with long, pointed beard extending beyond beaded border; wearing tiara with ear flaps, pellets on stalks round crest and a line of pellets on stalks on side; lines coming out of crest and diadem with loop at the top and two ends. Monogram Shore 85 behind head (abbreviated king's name in Aramaic)
Rev/ archer seated right on throne holding bow, below bow monogram 26. Blundered Greek legend with top line in Aramaic
Photo/ by permission Dr. Busso Peus Auktion 363, Lot 5201
- Sellwood 88.19
- Shore 458

PDC 6001Vologases VI (c. A.D. 208 - 228)
AR Drachm
Mint/ Ecbatana, undated
Obv/ bust left with long, pointed beard extending beyond beaded border; wearing tiara with ear flaps, pellets on stalks round crest and a line of pellets on stalks on side; lines coming out of crest and diadem with loop at the top and two ends. Monogram Shore 85 behind head (abbreviated king's name in Aramaic)
Rev/ archer seated right on throne holding bow, below bow monogram 26. Blundered Greek legend with top line in Aramaic
Photo/ by Derek Lewis
- Sellwood 88.19
- Shore 458

Obverse (36274 bytes)Vologases VI (c. A.D. 208 - 228)
AR Drachm
Mint/ Ecbatana, undated
Additional images/ [large obv & rev]
Obv/ bust left with long, pointed beard extending beyond beaded border; wearing tiara with ear flaps, pellets on stalks round crest and a line of pellets on stalks on side; lines coming out of crest and diadem with loop at the top and two ends. Monogram Shore 85 behind head (abbreviated king's name in Aramaic)
Rev/ archer seated right on throne holding bow, below bow monogram. Blundered Greek legend with top line in Aramaic
Photo/ by permission Smithsonian Institution, National Numismatic Collection
- Sellwood 88.19 variant

ObverseVologases VI (c. A.D. 208 - 228)
AR Drachm, 3.47 gm, 19 mm, die axis = 11h
Mint/ Ecbatana, undated
Obv/ Bust left with long, pointed beard extending beyond beaded border; wearing tiara with ear flaps, lines coming out of crest and diadem with loop at the top and two ends. Monogram Shore 85 behind head (abbreviated king's name in Aramaic)
Rev/ Archer seated right on throne holding bow. Blundered Greek legend with top line in Aramaic. Monogram Shore 89 below bow
Photo/ by permission Thomas K. Mallon, The Coins and History of Asia
- Sellwood 88.20
- Shore 459 (this coin)

PDC 4811Vologases VI (c. A.D. 208 - 228)
AR Drachm, 3.62 g
Mint/ Ecbatana, undated
Obv/ bust left with long, pointed beard extending beyond beaded border; wearing tiara with very long ear flaps reaching to segmented necklet, crescent on side, pellets on stalks round crest and a line of pellets on stalks on side; lines coming out of crest and diadem with loop at the top and two ends. Monogram Shore 85 behind head (abbreviated king's name in Aramaic)
Rev/ archer seated right on throne holding bow, below bow monogram 26. Blundered Greek legend with top line in Aramaic
Photo/ by permission Dr. Busso Peus 363, Lot 5202
- Sellwood 88.23
- Shore 462

ObverseVologases VI (c. A.D. 208 - 228)
AE Chalkous, 2.78 g, 8 mm, die axis = 12h
Mint/ unknown, 174 A.D.
Obv/ Bust left wearing tiara with ear flaps; diadem with loop at the top and one end
Rev/ Eagle left
Photo/ by permission Thomas K. Mallon, The Coins and History of Asia
- Sellwood 88.29
- Shore 640

ObverseVologases VI (c. A.D. 208 - 228)
AE Chalkous, 1.25 g, 10 mm, die axis = 12h
Mint/ unknown, 174 A.D.
Obv/ Bust left wearing tiara with ear flaps; diadem with loop at the top and two ends
Rev/ Eagle left
Photo/ by permission Thomas K. Mallon, The Coins and History of Asia
- Sellwood 88.29
- Shore 640

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