Parthian Empire, Pakoros II, c. 78 - 105 A.D.
Traditionally this has been called Pakoros II (or Pacorus II); however, the latest research lists only one Parthian named Pakoros. Beardless on his earliest coins indicate Pakoros began his rule very young. After many years of civil war with many rivals, including Vologases II, Artabanus III and others, Pakoros eventually reclaimed the whole of the empire. According to Cassius Dio, he sold the kingdom of Osroene to Abgar VII, and according to Ammianus Marcellinus he enlarged the Parthian capital Ctesiphon and built its walls. He maintained close contact with the Dacian ruler . In 101, Pacorus sent an embassy to the Han Dynasty of China. He disappeared from coinage around 105 A.D.
GS85451. Silver , 868 (same die); 73.13; 397; BMC Parthian p. 195, 15 (notes one known with PK); -, aEF, bold strike, mild die rust, typical , holed, 3.369 g, maximum 19.5 mm, 0o, Ecbatana (Hamedan, Iran) mint, c. 78 - 90 A.D.; draped left with short pointed straight beard, wearing earring, diadem with four bands, loop behind, three diadem ends, torque without visible end, PK in Aramaic upper right; archer (Arsakes I) seated right on throne, bow in extended right hand, under legs, TA pellet under bow, squared seven-line blundered Greek around; from the L3 Collection, extremely with the king's name abbreviated in Aramaic on the ; $450.00 (Ä400.50)
and , , 36 B.C., , Gaul
is in south-eastern France, 20 miles (32 km) south of , on the Rhone River. Before the arrival of the Roman armies under , was the capital city of the Allobroges. RPC misspells the name, .
The struck at was a and the was frequently halved to make two .
RR65956. Bronze cut half (as), cut half of 517, -, F, 10.384 g, maximum 31.5 mm, 0o, Gaul, mint, 36 B.C.; IMP / DIVI , bare heads of left [and right (off )]; [C I V] ( Iulia Viennensis), prow right with superstructure; $85.00 (Ä75.65)
and , 16 - 15 B.C., Augusta , Gaul
This two-headed brass was commonly cut between the heads, creating two individual one-as coins.
The commemorates the conquest of in 30 B.C. and was probably issued in connection with Augustus' visit to Gaul in 16 B.C.
RP72851. Bronze cut half (as), cf. 1729, 155, 523, VF, half of cut coin, green , scratches, 5.205 g, maximum 27.1 mm, 0o, Augusta (Nimes, France) mint, 16 - 15 B.C.; IMP , back to back heads of , right, and [ , wearing rostral , (cut, off )]; COL NEM, right chained to a , above, two fronds below; $85.00 (Ä75.65)
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