Numismatik Naumann

Auction 88

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Numismatik Naumann, Auction 88

Ancient and World Coins

Su, 05.04.2020, from 05:00 PM CEST
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Description

KINGS OF PONTOS. Pharnakes I (circa 200-169 BC). Drachm. Sinope mint.

Obv: Diademed and bearded portrait right.
Rev: BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΦAPNAKOY.
Male figure standing facing, wearing petasos and chlamys, holding cornucopia, kerykeion and vine branch; star in crescent (Pontic royal symbol) in upper left field; deer standing at feetm feeding on vine; MT monogram in inner field.

SNG von Aulock 2; SNG BM Black Sea 1026; Callatay, The First Royal Coinages of Pontos, p. 73.

Extremely rare and interesting Hellenistic coin. Only 16 Drachms of Pharnakas are published in Callatays article from 2009.

Condition: Extremely fine.

Weight: 4.10 g.
Diameter: 19 mm.

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Estimate 3'000 EUR
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