Eastern Coins
This category covers coins from various pre-islamic Eastern realms such as the Nabataean Kingdom and the Indo-Greek Kings.

As such, this category covers a vast geographical and cultural area - and almost a milennium.

Here you will find some of the greatest masterpieces of the Hellenistic world - right next to characteristic stylized Parthian haircuts and decidely alien Nabataean issues.
Eastern
(1) Artaxerxes (Ardashir) II
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An AR Obol struck 50-1 BC in Persepolis
Obverse: bust left, wearing diadem and Persepolitan crown with stepped battlements

Reverse: king standing left, holding sceptre; lit altar to left

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: -
Persis under Parthians
Alram 577
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An AR Tetradrachm struck 50-65 AD in Taxila
Obverse: King on horseback right, letter before; ΒΑΣΙΛΕΥ??AV?ΝΔΙΦEΡΟΑΔΕΛΦΙΔΕШC

Reverse: Zeus with scepter right Gadapharabhradaputrasa maharajasa tradatasa Avadagasasa

Diameter: 23 mm
Die Orientation: 0 H
Weight: 9.08 g
No notes for this coin
Senior 227.18
(3) Achaemenid Empire
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An AR Siglos struck 455-420? BC in Sardis
Obverse: hero or king holding bow and dagger right

Reverse: incuse square; crescent countermark

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 5.09 g
times of Artaxerxes I and Dareios II
Carradice type IV (early) A
(4) Achaemenid Empire
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An AR Siglos struck 510/505-486 BC in Sardis
Obverse: Great King right bearded and crowned kneeling-running, drawing bow, quiver at shoulder

Reverse: incuse square

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 5.3 g
No notes for this coin
Carradice type II: Carradice plate XI, 11 - 13; BMC Arabia p. 173, 185 ff.; SGCV II 3428; Klein 754; Noe Sigloi pl. XIII, 215 ff.; Carradice NC 1998 pl. 3, 58 ff; Asyut Hoard 714; Winzer 1.6; Sunrise 21. Common. 73935
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An EL Trite struck 600-560 BC in Sardis
Obverse: Head of roaring lion facing right, sun directly above, another orb (star?) in the ear, and a third in the mouth

Reverse: Two incuse punches

Diameter: 14 mm
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 4.68 g
Lydian Kingdom

10 punches, these are believed to have been to prove ownership when paying taxes, as this was a large sum of money, and the most common denomination, as compared to the thought that they were bankers marks to test that it isn't a plated fake

While the sun is clearly the sun, it used to be called a wart, however it seems no one mentions the other two orbs. I know nothing about astronomy but I think there's a high chance this is referencing some astronomical event.
Sear 3398
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An AR Quinarius struck 50-100 AD in Raydan
Obverse: Male head right, serpent torc around

Reverse: 'MDNIBYNI around, RYDN in exergue, small head right; sceptre symbol before

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 1.3 g
No notes for this coin
Munro-Hay 3.2ai; SNG ANS 1575
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An AR unit struck 100-120 AD in Raydan
Obverse: Male head right; monogram to left.

Reverse: Small head right; ‘sceptre’ to right.

Diameter: 11 mm
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 0.93 g
No notes for this coin
SNG ANS 1602-9.
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An AR Tetradrachm struck 171-160 BC in Baktria
Obverse: Bust right

Reverse: Poseidon

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: -
No notes for this coin
No references provided for this coin
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An AR Tetradrachm struck 174-165 BCE in Pushkalavati
Obverse: Draped bust of Antimachos I right, wearing kausia

Reverse: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΘΕΟΥ ΑΝΤΙΜΑΧΟΥ (Poseidon stg. facing, holding trident and palm branch; in lower r. field, monogram.)

Diameter: 32.4 mm
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 16.98 g
Ex NAC 84/02, lot 1590 (20/05/2015)
Mitchiner 124ff., Bopearachchi série 1A, HGCS 12/106
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An AE Hemiobol struck 180-160 BCE in Taxila?
Obverse: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΠΟΛΛΟΔΟΤΟΥ ΣΩΤΗΡΟΣ (Apollo standing facing, holding arrow and resting bow on ground)

Reverse: Maharajasa Apaladatasa tratarasa (Tripod), monogram in field

Diameter: 22.3 mm
Die Orientation: 0 H
Weight: 8.4 g
No notes for this coin
Mitchiner 209, HGCS 12/120
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An AE unit struck c. 380-355 BC in Sardis?
Obverse: head of Autophradates right, wearing Persian tiara

Reverse: monoskelis

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: -
No notes for this coin
Winzer 11.7.
(12) Azes I
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An AR Tetradrachm struck 58-12 BCE in Taxila
Obverse: BAΣIΛEΩΣ BAΣIΛEΩN MEΓAΛOY AZOY (King mounted on horse right, holding whip, Karoshti letter (ka) in field)

Reverse: Maharajasa rajarajasa mahatasa Ayasa (Athena standing right, holding shield and spear, making benediction gesture), tamga and monogram in field

Diameter: 24 mm
Die Orientation: 0 H
Weight: 9.81 g
No notes for this coin
HGCS 12/637
(13) Azes I
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An AE unit struck 58-12 BC in Taxila
Obverse: humped bull right; (MP) above; shi under head; ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩИ ΜΕΓΛΟΥ / AZOY

Reverse: lion right; monogram above; Maharajasa rajadirajasa mahatasa / Ayasa

Diameter: 26 mm
Die Orientation: 0 H
Weight: 11.32 g
No notes for this coin
MIG 850, Sen 102.100
(14) Azes I
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An AR Tetradrachm struck 58-12 BC in Taxila
Obverse: king on horse rising hand holding whip; ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩИ ΜΕΓΛΟΥ / AZOY, san

Reverse: Zeus with rod holding Nike; Maharajasa rajadirajasa mahatasa / Ayasa, monogram / M / dhram

Diameter: 0 mm
Die Orientation: 0 H
Weight: 8.86 g
No notes for this coin
MIG 854i, Sen 105.340T
(15) Azes II
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An AR Drachm struck 35 BC - 10 AD in Taxila
Obverse:

Reverse:

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 1.42 g
No notes for this coin
No references provided for this coin
(16) Baktria
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An AR Tetradrachm struck 295/3-285/3 BC in Baktria
Obverse: head of Athena right, wearing earring, necklace and crested Attic helmet decorated with three olive leaves over visor and spiral palmette on the bowl wire necklace, round earring; monogram

Reverse: owl standing right, grape bunch over tail; olive sprig and crescent above; AΘE

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 17 g
From the 1960s Andragoras-Sophytes Group, present in Germany in 1975, subsequently exported to the USA.
Roma XIV, 354; Bopearachchi, Sophytes Series 1A; Mitchiner 13e; N&A 13-15; SNG ANS -; Svoronos pl. 109, 8; Leu 83, 263
(17) Baktria
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An AR Drachm struck 305-294 BC in Baktria
Obverse: head of Athena right wearing earring, necklace, and crested Attic helmet decorated with three olive leaves over visor and a spiral palmette on the bowl

Reverse: eagle standing left, head right, grape cluster on vine with leaf above

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 3.15 g
From the 1960s Andragoras-Sophytes Group, present in Germany in 1975, subsequently exported to the USA.
Roma XIV, 334; Bopearachchi, Sophytes Series 2A; SNG ANS 14-16; Mitchiner 26c; N&A 52-57
(18) Baktria
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An AR Didrachm struck 295/3-285/3 BC in Baktria
Obverse: head of Athena right, wearing earring, necklace and crested Attic helmet decorated with three olive leaves over visor and spiral palmette on the bowl wire necklace, round earring monogram

Reverse: owl standing right, grape bunch over tail; prow above AΘE

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: -
From the 1960s Andragoras-Sophytes Group, present in Germany in 1975, subsequently exported to the USA.
Roma XIV, 331; Bopearachchi, Sophytes Series 1A; SNG ANS 6; N&A 43-45
(19) Baktria
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An AR Tetradrachm struck 295/3-285/3 BC in Oxus region
Obverse: head of Athena right, wearing earring, necklace and crested Attic helmet decorated with three olive leaves over visor and spiral palmette on the bowl wire necklace, round earring

Reverse: owl standing right, olive sprig and crescent above; all within incuse square; AΘE

Diameter: 22 mm
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 17 g
From the 1960s Andragoras-Sophytes Group, present in Germany in 1975, subsequently exported to the USA.
Roma XIV, 345; Bopearachchi, Sophytes Series 1A; Mitchiner 13a; SNG ANS 1
(20) Cilician Satrapy
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An AR Obol struck c. 379-372 BC in Tarsos
Obverse: Female head facing left, wearing wreath of reeds, earring and necklace

Reverse: Female head (Aphrodite?) facing forwards, wearing stephane (headdress) and necklace

Diameter: 11 mm
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 0.77 g
Obverse head is in the style of the dekadrachms of Syracuse of circa 405-370 BC. Unfortunate damage to the facing head on the reverse of the coin.
Imhoof-Blumer 1
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An AR Tetartemorion struck 400-350 BC in Tarsos?
Obverse: king with bow and dagger right

Reverse: head of Hermes left, wearing petasos

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 0.2 g
uncertain satrap ex Lanz 151-512, ex Pecunem 23-447
Troxell & Kagan –; SNG France –; SNG Levante –; cf. CNG EA, 295, 263., Helios Numismatik, Auktion 5, 25. Juni 2010, Nr. 110.
(22) Croesus
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An AR Half-Stater | Siglos struck 561-546 BC in Sardis
Obverse: Confronted foreparts of a lion and a bull

Reverse: Two incuse square punches

Diameter: 16 mm
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 5.41 g
No notes for this coin
SNG von Aulock 2877
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An AR Obol struck 171-145 BCE in Baktria
Obverse: Diademed bust of king right

Reverse: Diademed bust of king right Rev.: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΕΥΚΡΑΤΙΔΟΥ (Two pilei surmounted by stars and two palm branches), monogram in field

Diameter: 11.48 mm
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 0.64 g
No notes for this coin
HGCS 12/138
(24) Gondophares | Hermaios
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An AE Tetradrachm struck c. 30-10 BC in Taxila?
Obverse: diademed and draped bust of Hermaios right; ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΣΩTHPOΣ / EPMAIOY

Reverse: Zeus seated half left, wearing himation, raised hand, holding scepter; Maharaajasa tratarasa Heramayasa (of Great King Hermaios the Savior)

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: -
No notes for this coin
Senior Hermaios 42aT.1, Mitchiner IGIS 421b, Mitchiner ACW 2045, SNG ANS 1430 ff., Bopearachchi series 20, HGC 12 308
(25) Hatra
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An AE unit struck 117-138 AD in Hatra
Obverse: Radiate bust of Shamash right; HTR DSMS (= Hatra of Shamash)

Reverse: Eagle above S.C upside down

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: -
No notes for this coin
SNGCop 232
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An AR Hemiobol struck 392-377 BC in Mylasa
Obverse: Head of roaring lion left

Reverse: Facing head of lion with forelegs at sides

Diameter: 8 mm
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 0.48 g
No notes for this coin
Konuk, Coin M7 var; Troxell, Carians , Group 1B var; SNG von Aulock -; SNG Keckman 837-40 var.
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An AR Drachm struck 579-590 AD in Rayy
Obverse: Crowned Bust of Hormizd IV to right

Reverse: Zoroastrian fire altar with two attendants

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 4.1 g
No notes for this coin
No references provided for this coin
(28) Huvishka
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An AE Tetradrachm struck 158-195 AD in Gandhara
Obverse: King riding on elephant right, holding trident

Reverse: Deity standing facing, nimbate, offering diadem with right hand, the diadem ends encircling the tamgha at left

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 10.92 g
Imitation
No references provided for this coin
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An AE Drachm struck 100-150 AD in Susa | Seleukeia ad Hedyphon
Obverse: diademed, long bearded bust facing; pellet inside crescent and double crossbar anchor right

Reverse: dashes

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: -
No notes for this coin
vant Haaff 12.3.1-2A2; BMC Arabia p. 270, 90 ff. (Kamnaskires-Orodes II); SGICV 5910 var. (Kamnaskires-Orodes III, double crossbar)
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An AE Tetradrachm struck 127-150 CE in Taxila
Obverse: þAO KANηþK[I] (Crowned, diademed king standing facing, holding spear and sacrificing at altar at left)

Reverse: MAO (Lunar deity Mao standing left, holding sword hilt and holding out hand in blessing, lunar crescents on shoulders), tamga in field

Diameter: 26.1 mm
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 16.27 g
The chocolate brown patina on this coin is really amazing in hand.
Göbl 774, MAC 3079
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An AE Tetradrachm struck 127-152 AD in Taxila
Obverse: king Kanishka standing left sacrificing over altar, holding scepter; ÞAO KA_NHÞKI

Reverse: god Atar standing left, wreath in right hand; AΘÞO monogram down-left

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 16.21 g
No notes for this coin
Göbl 772, MAC 3082-84
(32) Kherei
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An AR Obol struck 440-410 BC in Xanthos?
Obverse: Helmeted head of Athena left

Reverse: Head of Kherei right, wearing bashlyk, in pelleted round border within incuse circle.

Diameter: 9 mm
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 0.59 g
No notes for this coin
Falghera -; SNG Copenhagen Suppl. -; Traité II 352 var.
(33) Khosrow I?
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An AR Drachm struck 531-579 AD in Rayy
Obverse: Crowned bust right

Reverse: Fire altar flanked by attendants

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: -
No notes for this coin
No references provided for this coin
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An AR Drachm struck 590-628 AD in Erankhvarrah-Shapur
Obverse: Crowned bust of Khusro II facing right, Pahlavi script to left and right, inside double circle, crescent with star above on four sides in margin

Reverse: Fire altar with attendants at left and right, Pahlavi script to left and right, inside triple circle, crescent with star above on four sides in margin

Diameter: 30 mm
Die Orientation: 3 H
Weight: 4.12 g
The script on the obverse within the circle to the left and right of the portrait translates to something like: "Khusro, may his glory grow"

The reverse script to the right of the right attendant near as I can tell the closest match translates to the Erankhvarrah-Shapur mint. I'm not 100% on this.

The script to the left on the reverse is the regnal year, but I could not match it against the examples on beast coins, which doesn't include every year, but includes several and all the above info which is very helpful with this confusing series.
No references provided for this coin
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An AR Drachm struck 591-628 AD in Istakhr
Obverse: Crowned bust right.

Reverse: Fire altar and attendants.

Diameter: 34 mm
Die Orientation: 0 H
Weight: 4.04 g
No notes for this coin
No references provided for this coin
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An AR Drachm struck 590-628 AD in Shiraz
Obverse: Bearded bust right wearing winged crown surmounted by star in crescent

Reverse: Zoroastrian fire altar; on either side of altar, attendant facing

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 4.02 g
No notes for this coin
No references provided for this coin
(37) Kujula Kadphises
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An AE Tetradrachm struck 30–80 AD in India
Obverse: Diademed and draped bust right

Reverse: Herakles standing left, holding club and lion's skin

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 7.12 g
Imitative type
No references provided for this coin
(38) Lycia
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An AR 1/6 Stater struck 480/470-430 BC in Xanthos?
Obverse: Pegasos left; •

Reverse: triskeles within dot circle

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 1.4 g
uncertain dynast, ex Roma Numismatics
Cf. Falghera 73 (stater, square incuse); SNG Copenhagen Supp. –; SNG von Aulock 8469 (tetrobol, square incuse); BMC 123 var. (Pegasos right, no pellet)
(39) Mazaios
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An AR Obol struck 361/0-334 BC in Tarsos
Obverse: Baal seated left, holding grapes, grain ear, and sceptre

Reverse: lion attacking stag left

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 0.7 g
No notes for this coin
Casabonne Series 1; SNG France 329; SNG Levante 112; Sunrise 64
(40) Mazaios
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An AR Stater struck 361/0 - 334 BC in Tarsos
Obverse: Baal seated left, holding sceptre; B'LTRZ // T in Aramaic

Reverse: lion bringing down bull left, attacking with teeth and claws; MZDI in Aramaic

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: -
No notes for this coin
cf. Casabonne series 2, group A; cf. SNG France 346; cf. SNG Levante 100–1
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An AR Drachm struck 165-130 BC in Pushkalavati?
Obverse: helmeted draped bust right; BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΣΩTHΡOΣ / MENANΔΡOΥ

Reverse: Athena Alkidemos left hurling lightning and holding shield; Mahara_ja_sa Tratarasa / Menadrasa, (HΔIM)

Diameter: 0 mm
Die Orientation: 0 H
Weight: 2.4 g
No notes for this coin
SNG ANS 879 ff., Bopearachchi 16I, Mitchiner IGIS 218c
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An AR Tetradrachm struck 123-88 BC in Media
Obverse: Bare head bust 1., with medium beard, wearing diadem.

Reverse: Archer seated right on omphalos holding bow, palm branch in field to right, TV in exergue.

Diameter: 24.4 mm
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 15.67 g
No notes for this coin
No references provided for this coin
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An AR Drachm struck 119-109 BC in Ecbatana
Obverse: bearded diademed bust left

Reverse: archer without beard, with cloak and bashlyk seated on throne, holding bow; ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 4.16 g
No notes for this coin
Sellwood 26.1; Shore 77
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An AR Drachm struck 123-88 BC in Media
Obverse: Long-bearded bust left wearing tiara

Reverse: Beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; no border; six-line Greek inscription

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 4.07 g
No notes for this coin
Sellwood 29, feine Tönung, kl.Sr., ss
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An AR Drachm struck 87-79 BCE in Rhagai
Obverse: Bearded bust left wearing tiara with eight-pointed star, pellet ended torque

Reverse: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΑΥΤΟΚΡΑΤΟΡΟΣ ΦΙΛΟΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ (Beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand)

Diameter: 21.84 mm
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 4.17 g
No notes for this coin
Sellwood 31.6
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An AR Drachm struck 87-79 BC in Ecbatana
Obverse: bearded bust with tiara

Reverse: archer without beard, with cloak and bashlyk seated on throne, holding bow; ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΑΥΤΟΚΡΑΤΟΡΟΣ ΦΙΛΟΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ, Δ above foot

Diameter: 20 mm
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 4.02 g
Selwood's Orodes I
Sellwood 31.5 (Orodes I); Shore 123 (Orodos I); SGCV II 7389 (Orodos I); BMC Parthia p. 42, 4 (Sinatruces); Sunrise 308 var. (legend arrangement)
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An AR Diobol struck 390-370 BC in Xanthos?
Obverse: Facing scalp of lion

Reverse: Triskeles within incuse square

Diameter: 14 mm
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 1.2 g
No notes for this coin
Müseler VII.91-2, SNG Copenhagen Supp. 476.
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An AR Drachm struck 57-38 BC in Ecbatana
Obverse: bearded and diademed bust left, wart on forehead, torque ends in griffin, star left, crescent over star right

Reverse: archer seated on throne right, wearing balshyk and cloak, holding bow, anchor with trident-like end behind; BAΣIΛEΩΣ BAΣIΛEΩN APΣAKOY EYEPΓETOY ΔIKAIOY EΠIΦANOYΣ ΦIΛEΛΛHNOΣ, (TA)

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 4 g
No notes for this coin
Shore 261, Sellwood 48.9, Sunrise 381, SNG Cop 96; BMC Parthia p. 91, 195
(49) Orodes II
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An AE Drachm struck 100-150 AD in Susa | Seleukeia ad Hedyphon
Obverse: bearded head facing, wearing tiara; pellet inside crescent and anchor with double crossbar right

Reverse: dashes

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: -
No notes for this coin
vant Haaff 13.3.2-1A; BMC Arabia p. 262, 19; SGICV 5905
(50) Pacorus II
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An AR Drachm struck 78-105 AD in Ecbatana
Obverse: draped bust left wearing tiara with short pointed straight beard, ear visible, wearing tiara ornamented with hooks along crest, diadem with five bands, loop behind, three diadem ends, torque without visible end

Reverse: archer without beard, with cloak and bashlyk seated on throne, holding bow; (TAI) ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ / ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ // ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ // ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ / ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ // ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ / ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: -
No notes for this coin
Sellwood 77.8 (Pakoros II); Sunrise 434; Shore 399 (Pakoros II)
(51) Perikles
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An AR 1/3 Stater struck 380-360 BC in Limyra?
Obverse: lionskin facing

Reverse: triskeles, laureate bust of Apollo facing ΠEP_IKΛE (in lycian script)

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 2.9 g
Lycian Dynasts; Limyra was the capital of Perikles' possessions
SNG Copenhagen -; SNG v. Aulock -. Extremely Rare, SNG Keckman II 495; Traité II 494
(52) Phraates
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An AE Drachm struck 100-150 AD in Susa | Seleukeia ad Hedyphon
Obverse: Bearded head left wearing tiara; pellet inside crescent and anchor right

Reverse: Dashes

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: -
No notes for this coin
vant Haaff 14.7.2-1; de Morgan 36; Sear GIC 5902; BMC 28 274 24ff
(53) Prince A
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An AE Drachm struck c. 180-220 AD in Susa | Seleukeia ad Hedyphon
Obverse: long beard, diademed bust left

Reverse: Artemis standing right with bow and arrow

Diameter: 13 mm
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 2.14 g
de Morgan's Prince 'A'
Sear GIC 5919; Mitchiner ACW 721
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An AR Drachm struck 309-379 CE in Mint IX | Kabul
Obverse: Pahlavi legend (Crowned bust right)

Reverse: Fire altar flanked by attendants, bust right in flames

Diameter: 22 mm
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 4.04 g
Ex Prof. dr. Andreas Urs Sommer (Gorny & Mosch 204, 5 March 2012), lot 1647.
SNS III Type Ib1/3a; Göbl Type Ia/6a
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An AR Drachm struck 309-379 AD in Kabul | Mint IX?
Obverse: Crowned bust right of Shapur II

Reverse: Fire altar with two attendants; bust right within flames

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 3.96 g
No notes for this coin
Göbl 102
(56) Sogdiana
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An AR Obol struck c. 300-500 AD in Samarkand
Obverse: head left

Reverse: archer right holding bow and arrow

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 0.5 g
No notes for this coin
Mitch., Central Asia, 16; Mitch., Indo-Greek, 662; Mitch., ATC, 1562
(57) Tarsos
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An AR Obol struck 379-362 BC in Tarsos
Obverse: Head of Nymph? facing slightly left wearing earrings and necklace

Reverse: Bearded head of Ares? left wearing crested Attic style helmet

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 0.75 g
Satraps Datames or Pharnabazos
SNG France 303ff var.; SNG Levante 93
(58) Tissaphernes
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An AE unit struck c. 400-395 BC in Astyra
Obverse: head of Tissaphernes* right, short beard; TIΣΣA

Reverse: facing cult statue of Artemis Astyra wearing kalathos, club right; AΣTYPH

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: -
*This is probably the oldest coin depicting living person.
SNG BnF 124A, Klein 253, Winzer 6.2
(59) Uvug
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An AR Obol struck 470-440 BC in Xanthos?
Obverse: Forepart of winged human-headed bull right

Reverse: Male? head right; OFOV (Uvug) within incuse square

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 0.7 g
No notes for this coin
Babelon, Traité, 315 ff var.; SNG von Aulock 4119 var. (tetrobol)
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An AR Diobol struck 440-430 BC in Xanthos
Obverse: Helmeted head of Athena right.

Reverse: Laureate head of Apollo right; diskeles to right; all within incuse square

Diameter: 11 mm
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 1.3 g
Apparently rare.
Müseler V.11; Vismara, Wekhssere, 62
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An AR Drachm struck 111-146 AD in Ecbatana
Obverse: diademed bust with long beared and earring

Reverse: archer without beard, with cloak and bashlyk seated on throne, holding bow ;ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩN ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΦΙΛΟΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ, Φ_(TA) monogram

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 3.8 g
No notes for this coin
Sellwood 78.3; Shore 413-4.
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An AR Drachm struck 105 - 147 BC in Ecbatana
Obverse: Bare-headed bust left with long pointed beard; wearing diadem with loop at the top; s, earring visible. Neck torque contains row of pellets; beaded border.

Reverse: Archer seated right on throne holding bow. Greek inscription ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ or similar, below bow

Diameter: 20 mm
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 3.43 g
No notes for this coin
Sellwood Type 78 var
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An AR Drachm struck 55-35 BCE in Gandhara
Obverse: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΣΩΤΗΡΟΣ ΖΟΙΛΟΥ (Diademed and draped bust right)

Reverse: Maharajasa tratarasa Jhoilasa (Athena Promachos advancing left, hurling thunderbolt and holding shield), monograms in field

Diameter: 16.5 mm
Die Orientation: 0 H
Weight: 2.28 g
No notes for this coin
No references provided for this coin