The Drachm denomination — Variants: Plinthophoric Drachm
The Drachm (meaning 'handful') was the standard unit of silver coinage at most ancient Greek mints.

While a drachm was always divided into 6 obols, the actual weight was dependent on the standard used. Under the attic standard, a drachm weighed 4,3 grams, under the Corinthian standard 2,9 grams, and the Aeginan standard defined it as 6,1 grams. And that's only three of them.

Drachms were also struck in bronze, most notably in Ptolemaic Egypt.
Drachm|Plinthophoric Drachm
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An AR Drachm struck 323-200 BC ? in an unknown location
Obverse: Head of young Heracles in lionskin right countermark: Kalchedon ? - head of Demeter ?, bee below, (KA) right

Reverse: Zeus enthroned left, holding eagle and scepter AΛEΞANΔPOY

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 3.8 g
No notes for this coin
zum Gegenstempel vgl. Price, Alexander, S. 69
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An AR Drachm struck c. 290-275 BC in Chios
Obverse: head of young Heracles in lionskin right

Reverse: Zeus enthroned left, holding eagle and scepter; grape bunch AΛEΞANΔPOY (ΠYPΦ)

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 4.2 g
No notes for this coin
Price 2322; HGC 6, 1134
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An AR Drachm struck 325-323 BC in Miletos
Obverse: Head of Herakles to right, wearing lion skin headdress

Reverse: Zeus enthroned left, holding eagle and sceptre, monogram on left / AΛEΞANΔPOY

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 4.3 g
No notes for this coin
Price 2121, Müller 847
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An AR Drachm struck 336-323 BC in an unknown location
Obverse: Head of beardless Heracles right wearing lion skin headdress

Reverse: ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ / Zeus seated on stool-throne left, eagle on outstretched right hand, sceptre in left hand

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 4.21 g
No notes for this coin
No references provided for this coin
(5) Alexander III | Antigones I
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An AR Drachm struck c. 310-301 BC in Lampsakos
Obverse: head of young Heracles in lion's skin right

Reverse: Zeus enthroned left, holding eagle and scepter, forepart of pegasus left in the left field; AΛEΞANΔPOY / (NO)

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 4.1 g
No notes for this coin
Price 1382; Müller 612
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An AR Drachm struck 322-319 BC in Kolophon
Obverse: head of young Heracles in lion's skin right

Reverse: Zeus enthroned left, holding eagle and scepter, barleycorn under throne, spear-spike right AΛEΞANΔPOY

Diameter: 17.5 mm
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 3.86 g
Philip III in the name of Alexander III
Price 1751
(7) Antigones I
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An AR Drachm struck c. 310-301 BC in Kolophon
Obverse: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion's skin

Reverse: Zeus Aëtophoros seated left; N in left field; Σ below throne.

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 4.21 g
No notes for this coin
Price 1802
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An AR Drachm struck 138-129 BC in Antioch
Obverse: Diademed head of Antiochos VII to right

Reverse: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ANTIOXOY ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ / Nike advancing left, holding wreath in her right hand; to outer left, two monograms

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 3.87 g
No notes for this coin
SC 2062.3f
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An AE Drachm struck 158-159 AD in Alexandria
Obverse: laureate head right; TI AI AΔPIA ANTΩNINOC CEB EV

Reverse: Hermanubis standing right, modius on head, himation on legs, holding caduceus and long palm, jackal left, head turned back; L _ B / K

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 15.4 g
29 Aug 158 - 28 Aug 159 AD
Geissen 1831, Milne 2389, Emmett 1568
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An AR Drachm struck 138 AD in Amisos
Obverse: bare draped bust right seen from behind; AVTO T·AIΛIOC·KAICAP·ANTWNEINOC·

Reverse: Tyche standing half left, holding rudder and cornucopia; AMICOV EΛEVΘE_PAC ETOVC PΞΘ

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 2.6 g
struck by Hadrian 25 Feb - 11 Jul 138 AD
RPC Online 1296. R.G. 109
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An AE Drachm struck 149/50 AD in Alexandria
Obverse: AVT K T AIΛ AΔΡ ANTΩNINOC, Laureate, draped bust right

Reverse: TΡICKAIΔ, Dikaiosyne seated left, holding scales and cornucopia; L in left field

Diameter: 36 mm
Die Orientation: 12 H
Weight: 21.15 g
L TΡICKAIΔ = year 13 or 149/50 AD
Milne 2050; Emmett 1489
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An AR Drachm struck c. 450-404 BC in Apollonia Pontica
Obverse: facing head of Medusa

Reverse: anchor flukes up; A / crayfish

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 2.9 g
No notes for this coin
SNG Cop 456; SNG BM 160, SNG Stancomb 37
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An AR Drachm struck 3-4 AD in Eusebeia
Obverse: diademed head right

Reverse: club; ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ APXEΛΑΟΥ ΦΙΛΟΠΑΤΡΙΔΟΣ TOY ΚΤΙΣΤΟΥ / Λ_Θ

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 3.3 g
year 39
RPC I, 3603
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An AR Drachm struck 96-95 BC in Eusebeia
Obverse: diademed head right

Reverse: Athena standing left, holding Nike with wreath, resting hand on spear and shield; BAΣIΛEΩΣ / APIAPAΘOY / EYΣEBOYΣ // (ΠI) / E

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 4.2 g
No notes for this coin
Simonetta 4c
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An AR Drachm struck 131-130 BC in Eusebeia
Obverse: diademed head right

Reverse: Athena standing left, holding Nike and resting hand on grounded shield; BAΣIΛEΩΣ / APIAPAΘOY / EYΣ[E!]BOYΣ, (AY) left; (ΠAΦI) in the middle; (ΔI) right, ΛΓ - year 33

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 4.19 g
middle E in EYΣEBOYΣ is missing, usually there is ΓΛ in exergue
Simonetta 13 (var)
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An AR Drachm struck 129-128 BC in Eusebeia | Tyana
Obverse: diademed head right

Reverse: Athena holding spear and Nike, shield at her feet; BAΣIΛEΩΣ / APIAPAΘOY / EΠIΦANOYΣ, M / A

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 3.9 g
(mint A)
Simonetta Collection 10, Simonetta 3 var. (K inner right right), Mørkholm Cappadocia I 4b var. (same), SNG Cop -, SNGvA -, BMC Galatia -
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An AR Drachm struck 106 BC in Eusebeia | Tyana
Obverse: Diademed head right

Reverse: Athena holding spear and Nike, shield at her feet; BAΣIΛEΩΣ / APIAPAΘOY / ΦIΛOMHTOPOΣ, M / K / IA

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 3.98 g
No notes for this coin
SNGCop 141
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An AR Drachm struck 99-98 BC in Eusebeia
Obverse: diademed head right

Reverse: Athena holding spear and Nike, shield at her feet; BAΣIΛEΩΣ / APIAPAΘOY / EYΣEBOYΣ, T_Λ / B

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 4.1 g
No notes for this coin
Simonetta (2007), 12 (Ariarathes V.)
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An AR Drachm struck 38-37 BC in Eusebeia
Obverse: diademed head right

Reverse: Athena standing left holding Nike with wreath spear and shield on the ground; trophy to the left; BAΣIΛEΩΣ / AΡIAΡAΘOΥ // EΥΣEBOΥΣ KAI / ΦIΛAΔEΛΦOΥ / (ΠΛΘMO) / E

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: -
No notes for this coin
BMC Greek (Galatia) 2.p43 Simonetta 1977 2.p45
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An AR Drachm struck 67-66 BC in Eusebeia
Obverse: diademed head right

Reverse: Athena standing left, holding Nike with wreath, spear and shield; BAΣIΛEΩΣ / APIOBAPZANOY / ΦIΛOPΩMAIOY, (MT) / ΘK

Diameter: 0 mm
Die Orientation: 0 H
Weight: 4.2 g
No notes for this coin
Simonetta 40b
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An AR Drachm struck 56 BC ? in Eusebeia
Obverse: diademed head right

Reverse: Athena holding spear and Nike, shield at her feet; BAΣIΛEΩΣ / APIOBAPZANO[Y] / ΦIΛOPATOP, Z?

Diameter: 0 mm
Die Orientation: 0 H
Weight: 4 g
No notes for this coin
BMC Greek (Galatia) 1.p41; Simonetta 1977 1.p43
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An AR Drachm struck 52-42 BC in Cappadocia
Obverse: Diademed, bearded head of king right

Reverse: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΡΙΟΒΑΡΖΑΝΟΥ ΕΥΣΕΒΟΥΣ ΚΑΙ ΦΙΛΟΡΩΜΑΙΟΥ Athena standing left, holding Nike on outstretched right hand and shield and spear in left hand; in upper right field, monogram; in lower left field, crescent and star; in exergue, [Θ].

Diameter: 0 mm
Die Orientation: 0 H
Weight: 0 g
No notes for this coin
Simonetta 1b. BMC 1. SNG Copenhagen 162. SNG Tübingen 4609
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An AR Drachm struck 42 BC in Eusebeia
Obverse: diademed head right

Reverse: Athena holding spear and Nike, shield at her feet; BAΣIΛEΩΣ / AΡIOBAΡZANOΥ / EΥΣEBOΥΣ / KAI ΦIΛOΡΩM, star over crescent / HXA / IA

Diameter: 0 mm
Die Orientation: 0 H
Weight: 3.76 g

Cassius Longinus had him executed in 42 BC because he would not allow more Roman intervention in his kingdom.

S 7304 var
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An AR Drachm struck 42-41 BC in Cappadocia
Obverse: Diademed and bearded head of Ariobarnazes to right

Reverse: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΡΙΟΒΑΡΖΑΝΟΥ ΕΥΣΕΒΟΥΣ ΚΑΙ ΦΙΛΟΡΩΜΑΙΟΥ / Athena standing left, holding Nike, spear, and shield; star and crescent to left, monogram to right, IA (date) in exergue.

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 3.54 g
No notes for this coin
HGC 7, 853. Simonetta 3a or 3b
(25) Athens
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An AR Drachm struck 431-393 BC in Athens
Obverse: head of Athena right - almond shaped eye, crested helmet with olive leaves and floral scroll

Reverse: owl standing right, head facing, olive sprig and crescent left; AΘE

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: -
No notes for this coin
SNG Cop 41; Kroll 10; Dewing 1601; Svoronos pl. 11, 20; HGC 4 1631
(26) 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
(27) 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
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An AE Drachm struck c. 216-203 BC in Kroton
Obverse: Laureate head of Zeus right, stalk of grain behind

Reverse: Eagle standing left on lightning, cornucopia right, star above; BPET_TIΩN

Diameter: 0 mm
Die Orientation: 0 H
Weight: 0 g
No notes for this coin
SNG ANS 44; SNG Cop 1663; Pfeiler p. 22, 1; HN Italy 1942
(29) Chalkis
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An AR Drachm struck 338-308 BC in Chalkis
Obverse: head of nymph Chalkis right

Reverse: eagle holding snake; ΛAX

Diameter: 16.5 mm
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 3.46 g
No notes for this coin
Picard Em. 8: BCD Euboia 138-9
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An AR Drachm struck 152-151 BC in Antioch
Obverse: diademed head right

Reverse: cornucopiae; BAΣIΛEΩΣ / ΔHMHTPIOY / ΣΩTHPOΣ, A / (ΠA) Π / AΞP

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 3.96 g
No notes for this coin
Houghton 159, Newell, SMA 120, SNG Israel (Spaer) 1279
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An AR Drachm struck 92-48 BC in Dyrrhachion
Obverse: Cow standing right, calf standing left, ivy-wreath, tripod right; ΦIΛΩTAΣ, (AΓ)

Reverse: Double stellate pattern within double linear square; ΔYP_KΛEI_TOPI_OY

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 3.29 g
Roman Protectorate
Ceka 454
(32) Emporion
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An AR Drachm struck 241-218 BC in Emporion
Obverse: Head of Persephone right; 3 dolphins around

Reverse: Pegasus flying right; EMΠOPITΩΝ

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 4.47 g
ex Liste Jacquier 30, Kehl, 2003, Nr. 54. ex Sammlung Erich Karl
Calico 598ff. Villaronga, CNH 20, 15ff. SNG BM Spain 16
(33) Ephesos
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An AR Drachm struck 500-420 BC in Ephesos
Obverse: bee

Reverse: incuse square

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 3.5 g
No notes for this coin
Karwiese Series VI, 1B; SNG Kayhan -
(34) Hadrian
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An AE Drachm struck 132-133 AD in Alexandria
Obverse: laureate and draped bust right; AVT KAIC TPAIAN·_ADPIANOC CEB

Reverse: Tyche standing left, holding rudder and cornucopiae; L IZ

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 21.89 g
29 Aug 132 - 28 Aug 133 AD
SRCV II 3770, BMC Alexandria 725, Milne 1365, Geissen 1089, Dattari 1853
(35) Hadrian
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An AE Drachm struck AD 133-134 in Alexandria
Obverse: ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙС ΤΡΑΙΑΝ ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟС СƐΒ, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right

Reverse: Two canopic jars; L IH (date) across field

Diameter: 32 mm
Die Orientation: 12 H
Weight: 26.06 g
No notes for this coin
Köln 1108
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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
(37) Istros
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An AR Drachm struck c. 256/5-240BC in Istros
Obverse: heads of Heloros and Aktaios sons of Istros? facing, right one upside down

Reverse: sea eagle flying left grasping a dolphin; IΣTPIH / A

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: -
No notes for this coin
Dima subgroup VIII, 2, pl. XXII, 3 ff.; AMNG I/I 416; SNG BM 237; SNG Stancomb 144; SNG Cop 192; BMC Thrace p. 25, 2
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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)
(39) 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
(43) Korinthos
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An AR Drachm struck 350-300 BC in Korinthos
Obverse: Pegasus left; Ϙ

Reverse: head of Aphrodite or nymph Peirene left; K

Diameter: 16 mm
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 1.83 g
A very rare variant with only K in left field and no additional letter or monogramm in right field. Typical weight for this type is around 2,5 g.
SNG Vol: III 2129 Lockett Collection (2,28g) SNG Vol: VIII 879 Blackburn Museum SNG Cop - (cf 148), BMC - (cf 366), BCD - (cf 179)
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An AR Drachm struck 356-342 BC in Larissa (Thessaly)
Obverse: head of nymph Larissa facing slightly left

Reverse: horse grazing right; ΛΑΡΙΣ / ΑΙΩΝ

Diameter: 18 mm
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 5.5 g
No notes for this coin
Lorber Hoard, Phase L-III; cf. SNG Cop 121; BMC Thessaly p. 29, 57; BCD Thessaly 1432; SGCV I 2120
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An AR Drachm struck c. 400-365 BC in Larissa (Thessaly)
Obverse: Head of the nymph Larissa facing slightly left

Reverse: ΛAPI–ΣAIΩN, mare and her foal standing right

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 5.56 g
No notes for this coin
No references provided for this coin
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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 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 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
(52) 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
(53) Parion
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An AR Drachm struck c. 480 BC in Parion
Obverse: head of Medusa (Gorgoneion) facing

Reverse: incuse square with angles in the corners forming cruciform pattern, pellet in center

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 2.8 g
No notes for this coin
SNG BnF 1347; SNG Delepierre 2526; SNGvA 1318; SNG Cop 256; BMC Mysia p. 94, 1 ff.; SGCV II 3917
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An AR Drachm struck c. 323 - 319 BC in Magnesia ad Maeandrum
Obverse: Head of Herakles right, wearing Nemean lion scalp headdress

Reverse: ΦIΛIΠΠOY / Zeus seated left on throne without back, nude to waist, himation around hips and legs, right leg forward, feet on footstool, eagle in extended right hand, long scepter vertical behind in left hand, monogram below throne

Diameter: 16.9 mm
Die Orientation: 0 H
Weight: 3.88 g
Struck under Menander or Kleito. VF. Attractive style, toned, porous, light marks and scratches. Struck in the name of King Philip III Arrhidaeus, Alexander the Great's half-brother. Philip III and Alexander's infant son, Alexander IV, were made joint kings after Alexander's death. Philip was the bastard son of Philip II and a dancer, Philinna of Larissa. Alexander the Great's mother, Olympias, allegedly poisoned her stepson Philip III as a child, leaving him mentally disabled, eliminating him as a rival to Alexander. Neither Philip III nor Alexander IV was capable of actual rule and both were selected only to serve as pawns. The regents held power, while Philip III was actually imprisoned. In 317, Olympias had Philip murdered in an attempt to ensure the rule of her grandson.
Price P57, Müller Alexander P89a, SNG Alpha Bank 857
(55) 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
(56) 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 AE Drachm struck 264-256 BC in Alexandria
Obverse: diademed head of Zeus-Ammon

Reverse: 2 eagles standing on lightning left; ΠTOΛEMAIOY_ΒAΣIΛEΩΣ / Λ

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 67.19 g
No notes for this coin
Svornos 479
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An AE Drachm struck 221-205 BC in Alexandria
Obverse: Diademed head of Zeus-Ammon right.

Reverse: ΠΤΩΛΕΜΑΙΟΥ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ Eagle standing left on thunderbolt; cornucopiae left, ΔΙ between legs.

Diameter: 41.75 mm
Die Orientation: 4 H
Weight: 73.07 g
No notes for this coin
Svoronos 1125; SNG Copenhagen 199.
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An AE Drachm struck 221-204 AD in Alexandria
Obverse: diademed head of Zeus-Ammon right

Reverse: eagle standing on thunderbolt left; cornucopia left; ΠTOΛEMAIOY_ΒAΣIΛEΩΣ / ΣE

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: -
No notes for this coin
Svornos 992; SNG Copenhagen 205
(60) Rhodos
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An AR Drachm struck 88-85 BC in Rhodos
Obverse: Radiate head of Helios right.

Reverse: Rose with bud to right. Control: Isis headdress to right; all within incuse square

Diameter: 15 mm
Die Orientation: 0 H
Weight: 1.93 g
Ex Pecunem.com auction lot 37-287 (Gitbud & Naumann)
Jenkins 246; HGC 6, 1461
(61) Rhodos
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An AR Drachm struck 188-170 BC in Rhodos
Obverse: radiate head of Helios right

Reverse: rose with bud to right, pileus left all within incuse square; ΣTAΣIΩN / P_O

Diameter: 0 mm
Die Orientation: 0 H
Weight: 2.85 g
No notes for this coin
Jenkins, Rhodian, Group A, 13; cf. SNG Keckman 625 (symbol); SNG Copenhagen 829-30
(62) Rhodos
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An AR Drachm struck 305 - 275 BC in Rhodos
Obverse: Head of Helios facing slightly right

Reverse: Rose with bud to right, POΔION above, star and Δ to left

Diameter: 14 mm
Die Orientation: 12 H
Weight: 3.46 g
No notes for this coin
Ashton 170; HGC 6, 1443
(63) Rhodos
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An AR Drachm struck 205-190 BC in Rhodos
Obverse:

Reverse:

Diameter: 13 mm
Die Orientation: 0 H
Weight: 2.98 g
No notes for this coin
No references provided for this coin
(64) Rhodos | Artemon
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An AR Plinthophoric Drachm struck 150 - 125 BC in Rhodos
Obverse: Radiate head of Helios right

Reverse: Rose with bud to right, shield in left field; ΑΡΤΕΜΩΝ above P-O across fields

Diameter: 17.1 mm
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 2.39 g
Rhodos, Rhodes. Artemon, Magistrate
Jenkins 1989, 61; BMC 251; HGC 6, 1459
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An AR Drachm struck ~300-0 BC in Syrmia Region
Obverse: Head with point-eyes, ball-cheeks, neckbeard, and moon-shaped ear facing right, wearing a laurel-wreath.

Reverse: Horse to the left, circle above (mostly off flan)

Diameter: 19 mm
Die Orientation: 0 H
Weight: 1.4 g
No notes for this coin
Kostial 506
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An AR Drachm struck 300-100 BC in Syrmia Region
Obverse: laureate head of Zeus right (kugelwange)

Reverse: horserider left

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: -
No notes for this coin
???
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An AR Drachm struck 194 AD in Caesarea (Cappadocia)
Obverse: laureate head right; AV Λ CEΠ__CEOVHPOC

Reverse: Mount Argaeus, star above; MHTPO__KAICAPI ET B

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 2.9 g
No notes for this coin
Sydenham Caesarea 388; BMC Galatia p. 73, 219; SNG Cop 256
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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
(70) Sikyon
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An AR Drachm struck 340-335 BC in Sikyon
Obverse: Dove alighted Left

Reverse: Dove flying Left inside Olive Wreath

Diameter: 0 mm
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 5.53 g
No notes for this coin
BCD Pelops 224
(71) Sinope
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An AR Drachm struck 490-425 BC in Sinope
Obverse: stylized head of eagle left

Reverse: quadripartite incuse square with two opposing quarters filled, the others stippled

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 5.6 g
No notes for this coin
SNG BM Black Sea 1359-63; HGC 7, 384.
(72) Sinope
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An AR Drachm struck c. 330-300 BC in Sinope
Obverse: Nymph

Reverse: Eagle with dolphin

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 6.1 g
No notes for this coin
No references provided for this coin
(73) Tabae
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An AR Drachm struck 100-1 BC in Tabae
Obverse: head of Zeus right

Reverse: Artemis standing right, quiver on shoulder, holding torch and arrow; APTEMΩΝ ΠΑΠΙΟΥ__AP TABHNΩΝ

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 2.8 g
Artemon son of Papius
BMC Greek (Caria, Cos, Rhodes) 19.p162; cf. SNG Copenhagen 531
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An AR Drachm struck 130 - 100 BC in Thessaly
Obverse: Laureate head of Apollo right; HP monogram behind

Reverse: Athena Itonia right; Π-I across central field

Diameter: 17.5 mm
Die Orientation: 7 H
Weight: 4.14 g
Her-|Pi- (Magistrates)
BCD Thessaly 889.3 (this coin)
(75) Trajan
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An AE Drachm struck 112-113 AD in Alexandria
Obverse: laureate bust right, draped shoulder; AVT TPAIAN C_EB ΓEPM ΔAKIK

Reverse: Trajan in elephant quadriga right, holding laurel branch and eagle-tipped scepter; L IϚ

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 19.2 g
29 Aug 112 - 28 Aug 113 AD
Emmett 462 (R3), Geissen 619var (Position Datum), RPC III 4667.2 (5 Exemplare)
(76) Trajan
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An AR Drachm struck 112 AD in Bostra
Obverse: laureate bust right, draped shoulder; AYTOKP KAIC NEP TPAIAN CEB ΓEPM ΔAK

Reverse: Arabia facing, holding branch and cinnamon sticks, camel halfleft; ∆HMAPX__EΞ IϚ YΠAT Ϛ

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 3.4 g
No notes for this coin
RIC II 142, Woytek 285b, RSC II 89, BMCRE III 297, SRCV II -
(77) Trajan
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An AR Drachm struck 98-99 AD in Masicytes
Obverse: laureate head right; AYT KAIC NEP TPAIANOC CEB ΓERM

Reverse: owl standing on two lyres; ΔHM EΞ__YΠAT B

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 3.1 g
No notes for this coin
BMC 10; SNG Copenhagen 45; SNG von Aulock 4268
(78) Trajan
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An AR Drachm struck AD 114-116 in Bostra
Obverse: AYTOKP KAIC [NЄP TP]AINѠ APICTѠ CЄB ΓЄPM ΔAK, laureate and cuirassed bust left, with paludamentum, seen from behind

Reverse: ΔHMAPX ЄΞ YΠATO ς, camel walking left

Diameter: 19 mm
Die Orientation: 6 H
Weight: 2.78 g
No notes for this coin
RPC III 4080; SNG ANS 1158; Sydenham 205
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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