King John & Mithradates V

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by Mat, Mar 26, 2020.

  1. Mat

    Mat Ancient Coincoholic

    Here are 2 new additions to my collection. One is of King John I, who has been high on my want list but I refused to pay a lot for.

    And the second is another Parthian to my side collection of Parthian figures I have been assembling just for fun & a change of pace.

    Both are budget examples but I am happy to own.

    Mithradates V (140 A.D.)
    AR Drachm
    O: Diademed bust left.
    R: Archer (Arsakes I) seated right on throne, holding bow; monogram below bow.
    Sellwood 82.1 (Mithradates IV); Sunrise 450; Shore 425 (Mithradates IV).

    Ex. Bertolami Fine Art Auction, E78 Lot 267

    EX Simonetta Collection

    John I (1199 - 1216 A.D.)
    AR Penny
    Short Cross type, class Vb1
    O: HENRICVS R-EX, crowned facing bust of John, right hand holding scepter.
    R: + ILGER ON LVND, voided short cross, quatrefoils of connected pellets in all quarters.
    Ilger moneyer
    London Mint
    Cf. SCBI 56 (Maas) 1408; North 970; SCBC 1351.
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  3. Bob L.

    Bob L. Well-Known Member

    Congrats, Mat. The Mithradates V drachm may have been part of the side collection - just a secondary purchase for you, but it’s special because of the provenance.

    For those who may not know, Alberto Simonetta was a major scholar in the realm of Parthian and Indo-Parthian coinage. Like his father Bono, who was a specialist in coins from both Parthia and Cappadocia, Alberto published quite extensively over the course of almost sixty years. For anyone who may be interested, his bibliography is here:

    So, that ex-Simonetta pedigree is meaningful. Thumbs up!
  4. randygeki

    randygeki Coin Collector

    Both neat coins @Mat Congrats on the King John, and cool provenance on the Mithradates.
  5. Mat

    Mat Ancient Coincoholic

    Thanks Bob and Randy.
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