KINGS OF PONTOS. Mithradates VI Eupator, circa 120-63 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 32 mm, 16.74 g, 11 h), Pergamon, year 222 month 10 = July 75 . Diademed head of Mithradates VI to right, his hair streaming out behind. Rev. BAΣIΛEΩΣ / MIΘPAΔATOY EYΠATOPOΣ / / Stag feeding to left; to left, star within crescent over monogram; to right, BKΣ (=222) over monogram; in exergue, I (= month 10); all within ivy wreath. Callataÿ dies D37/R- (unrecorded reverse die). SNG BM Black Sea 1039 ( this obverse die ). Well struck, with a most attractive old cabinet toning. Some scratches under tone on the obverse , otherwise, nearly very fine.
From a collection in America, acquired in the late 1960s.
This coin was struck one year before the beginning of the Third Mithridatic War, which ended with the complete victory of the Roman Republican forces against Mithridates VI.
|Price realized||1'900 CHF|
|Starting price||1'000 CHF|